HARK UP WELCOMES Craig York as director of the 2022 Hark Up Christmas Choir.
Hark Up Christmas 2022 is a 2 hour+ contemporary Christmas show with a cast of 250+ performed each year at the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship on the campus of Grand Rapids Christian High School.
The show features Christmas songs and carols, contemporary parodies and traditional elements but is mostly contemporary and progressive in nature. We do tell the Biblical Christmas narrative each year in a fresh and unique way.
Ages range from 13 – 85. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult.
Music is memorized and we do simple movements.
When you sign up, you will get a link to get the music when it is ready.
CHRISTMAS CHOIR REQUIREMENTS
You must be able to read music.
You must be able to sing and stay on your voice part.
Only ONE absence allowed during rehearsals unless specifically approved by leadership.
All missed rehearsals need to be communicated with leadership well ahead of time.
If you have never sung before you will be contacted for an interview.
All choir details and updates are communicated via email. Please be sure your contact information is correct when registering. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Attend ALL weekly choir rehearsals beginning in October. You may choose to attend Monday, Tuesday, or both days for each week of rehearsals. In addition, you must be available for the combined rehearsal, tech, dress, and show dates listed below.
It is expected that the choir and ensemble will secure all costuming for themselves for the show. Some accessories may be provided, but the bulk of concert wear needs to be secured at your own expense. This information will be communicated in advance to give ample time to acquire and is usually minimal for the choir (a scarf, certain color shirt, etc) along with a black base outfit.
In addition to any personal costuming expenses, we do ask for a $5-10 donation from all singers to help cover the costs of folders and music printing. Music rehearsal cd's will also be available for a $15 donation. Information will be available about show shirts (not required) and other HU merchandise at rehearsals.
Monday night rehearsals at the Hark Up Loft, 800 Monroe Ave. NW #322, GR 49503
Tuesday night rehearsals at Marge’s Donut Den, 1751 28th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49519
ALL Mon/Tue rehearsals are from 7-9pm
Mon/Tue Oct. 3/4
Mon/Tue Oct. 10/1
Mon/Tue Oct. 17/18
Mon/Tue Oct. 24/25
Mon/Tue Oct. 31/Nov. 1
Mon/Tue Nov. 7/8
Mon/Tue Nov. 14/15
Nov. 21 & 22 Combined Rehearsals At DeVos Center for Arts and Worship GR Christian High School
Mon. Nov. 21 7-10pm GRCHS Rehearsal – FULL CAST – Ensemble 6pm
Tues. Nov. 22 7-10pm CRCHS Rehearsal – FULL CAST – Ensemble 6pm
Show Week Schedule - 5 SHOWS THIS YEAR
Fri. Nov. 25 10:00am – 5:00pm Set Construction
Sat. Nov. 26 10:00am – 5:00pm Set Construction
Sun. Nov. 27 1:00pm – 5:00pm Rehearsal and Sound Check Tech – Full Cast
Mon. Nov. 28 6:30pm – 10:00pm Dry Tech Rehearsal – Full Cast
Tues. Nov. 29 6:30pm – 10:00pm Full Tech Run through – Full Cast
Wed. Nov. 30 6:30pm – 10:00pm Full Dress Rehearsal – Full Cast
Thur. Dec. 1 6:30pm – 10:00pm Full Dress Rehearsal – Media Show – Full Cast
Fri. Dec. 2 6:00pm Call (7:30pm Show Time)
Sat. Dec. 3 1:30pm Call (3:00pm Show Time)
5:30pm Cast Dinner – BYO Food
6:30pm Call (7:30pm Show Time)
Sun. Dec. 4 1:00pm Call (1:30pm Show Time)
4:00pm Cast Dinner- BYO Food
5:00pm Call (5:30pm Show Time)
We look forward to having you join us for another amazing Christmas show!
Lisa Ryder - choir manager
Craig York - choir director