Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, February 11, 2016
This Weekend With MYC
Sunday, February 14: regular rehearsals at Westgate Studios

Monday, February 15: regular rehearsals at Westgate Studios

If you need to report an absence or late arrival, please complete the on-line absence form linked in the header section above. As a safety measure, if your singer is not checked in at rehearsal and we have not heard they will be absent, we will call you to verify the absence. The best way to reach us during rehearsals is via the MYC cell phone: 608-770-7464.

Keep reading for all the details you need to know!
Invitation to Join
Capitol Lakes Intergenerational Choir
Cantabile and Ragazzi: please email Lisa Kjentvet by Monday, February 15, if you are interested and available to participate in this special opportunity. Singers will attend three evening rehearsals and a special culminating performance with the Capitol Lakes residents.

Wednesday, February 24, 6pm-7pm in Capitol Lakes Grand Hall
Thursday, March 3, 6pm-7pm in Capitol Lakes Health Center Auditorium
Wednesday, March 9, 6pm-7pm in Capitol Lakes Grand Hall

Performance (Free and open to the public!)
Saturday, March 12, 6pm warm up, 7pm performance, Grand Hall
Registration Closing Soon: Spring Introductory Choir
A few seats are still available and sessions begin this Saturday (Monona), this Sunday or next Tuesday (Westgate). Registration will be open on our website (Join a Choir tab) for one more day for our Saturday and Sunday sessions and until next Monday for our Tuesday session. Completing introductory choir is the first step toward joining a performing choir for singers this age. Once our spring sessions begin, the next opportunity to enroll in introductory choir will be for our summer sessions beginning in June.
Tickets On Sale for
Out of the Shadows: Performing the Jewish Archive
Con Gioia, Cantabile and Ragazzi Performing
The major international research symposium in Madison in May called Out of the Shadows: Performing the Jewish Archive will focus on performing previously unknown or rarely-performed Jewish music. The festival will offer performances over several days but Con Gioia, Cantabile, and Ragazzi will be participating in just the final evening's culminating Collage Concert

Tickets for the Collage Concert are now on sale through the Overture Center Box Office and MYC families may purchase tickets for $5 using the purchase code "PJA" during check out.

The Collage Concert | Capitol Theater, Overture Center for the Arts
Thursday, May 5
5:30 - 6:30PM Rehearsal
7:30PM Concert

While this is an important festival for the Madison community, we are especially honored to be participating as its focus dovetails beautifully with our semester's theme of diaspora, and our study of music and ideas associated with dispersed populations throughout history. 
Ticket Coupons Now Available for March 8 Organ Concert: Cantabile and Ragazzi Performing
The Madison Symphony Orchestra is providing $5 off each ticket purchase for MYC families wishing to attend the March 8 collaborative concert with Mansfield University Concert Choir, MYC and Samuel Hutchison, organist. Cantabile and Ragazzi perform on this concert. Coupons may be picked up from the MYC office or from the rehearsal table this weekend and must be used in person at the Overture Center Box office. (Just one coupon is needed for multiple ticket purchases.)

March 8 | 7:30PM | Overture Center for the Arts

Tickets are general admission and regularly priced at $20.
Coffee and Tea Orders
February coffee orders will be available for pick up this weekend at rehearsal. Your next ordering deadline is Thursday, March 3.

Capital City Theatre Audition Notice for Gypsy
February 13, 10:00AM - 2:30PM and February 14, 9:30AM - 1:00PM            

LOCATION: Madison Ballet Rehearsal Studios. You must reserve an audition time slot in order to be seen. Please visit: capitalcitytheatre.org/auditions to schedule your audition.

For more information please visit Capital City Theatre.
Our final and most important fundraising campaign of the season is underway!

What To Do This Week:
Finalize your appeal. Are you writing a letter? Sending an email? Recording a video to share with Facebook friends? However you decide to communicate your MYC story, this is the week to do the hard work of organizing your thoughts and creating your appeal. Once this is done, the rest is easy!

Read the Family Guide for inspiration and set a goal for finalizing and sending your letter/appeal by next week (February 21/22).

Remember: the first measure of participation is sharing your MYC story with at least one person outside of your immediate family and our goal is 100% participation! 

It's MYChoir (IMC) is both a fundraising campaign and an opportunity for members and staff to share with the wider community the importance of music education and the benefits it provides. Because tuition alone covers less than 50% of the total cost of each singer's enrollment, fundraising is a necessary part of MYC membership. We count on families to fully participate and meet their $200 family fundraising goal each year to help cover the tuition gap. Thank you for participating!