Weekly Notes from Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Our Big Weekend Together
Saturday, December 9 | Dress Rehearsals at our concert venue
1:00 - 2:15PM    Con Gioia
2:15 - 3:45PM    Cantabile
3:30 - 4:45PM    Ragazzi

For rehearsals at First Congregational:
  • Singers may be dropped at the Lathrop St. or Breese Terrace entrance and should report to the sanctuary for attendance
  • Please wear your normal school clothes (NOT your concert wardrobe)
  • Thank you for planning ahead to ensure you can arrive on time!
  • The Big Red Box will be at rehearsals on Saturday for your tuition, coffee or poinsettia payments.

Dress rehearsals are required. If you need to report an absence or late arrival, please complete the on-line appeals form linked in the header section above. The best way to reach us during rehearsals is via the MYC cell phone: 608-770-7464.

Sunday, December 10 | Concerts at First Congregational Church

Please keep reading for all the details you need to know.
Sunday is Concert Day
We are so very proud of our singers and are looking forward to a full day of celebrating all they have learned and accomplished this fall at our concerts on Sunday at First Congregational Church. Thank you, parents, for the myriad ways you support your singer's participation in MYC--especially on a busy concert weekend!

If you haven't yet read the MYC Concert Primer that was sent via email on Tuesday, please do so today. It contains all the details regarding wardrobe, parking, tickets, concert reminders, etc. Required reading!

Call Times
Singers should be in their warm-up space, dressed for their concert at the times listed below. This means getting dropped off about three minutes before the call time (no need to be earlier than that!):

1:30PM Concert
Choraliers call time is 1:05PM; report to Chapel (Lathrop Street entrance)
Con Gioia call time is 1PM; report to Fellowship Room in basement
Capriccio call time is 12:40PM; report to Sanctuary

4:00PM Concert
Britten call time is 3PM; report to Chapel (Lathrop Street entrance)
Purcell and Holst call time is 3:15PM; report to Fellowship Room in the basement

7:00PM Concert
Call time is 6:30PM
Cantilena reports to Chapel (Lathrop Street entrance)
Cantabile and Ragazzi report to Fellowship Room in the basement.

Please drop off your singer first (at the times listed above) and then find parking so they are not late for their call time. We will have signs posted and volunteers directing singers to their warm-up space.

The ticket tables will open to coincide with the call times; the concert hall will open when rehearsals in the hall have concluded. Thank you for your patience!
We still have volunteer slots open! Volunteers commit to arriving early and providing help to MYC staff and singer ensembles as needed while enjoying complimentary admission to the concert. Please consider lending a hand! Thank you!
Audio for the Arts Concert CD Pre-Sale
Concert cds are for sale through our recording partners at Audio for the Arts. CDs are currently discounted until concerts begin on Sunday. Audio for the Arts will also have a table at the concerts and cds may be ordered on Sunday as well.
Poinsettias: Final Week to Order
We have plants available in various quantities across most sizes and colors and will continue to sell through next week or until our stock is sold out.  

Thank you for ordering via the electronic ordering forms.

Consider contacting your church, your office, your neighbors, favorite restaurant, hotel, hair salon, etc. Ordering is easy! Families are credited $5/plant sold toward their fundraising contribution goal. 

Please allow two business days between ordering and desired delivery or pick up date. Thank you!
December orders will be ready for pick up at the MYC office beginning Friday afternoon, December 8 through Friday morning, December 15. The next opportunity to order will be in January.
Mid-Season Auditions
Tell your friends! Auditions for students interested in joining MYC for our second semester (beginning January 7), will be held on Thursday, January 4. Reservations are required and can be made by following the link below. Students must be in 5th-12th grade if auditioning for the boychoir and in 7th-12th grade if auditioning for our girlchoirs.
Spring Semester Introductory Choir Registration
Registration is now open for our winter/spring sessions of introductory choir for students ages 7-10. Classes begin as early as January 13 (at our Monona location) as well as in February (Westgate location). Our Join a Choir page has all the details as well as a link to the registration portal. Thanks for passing this information along to interested friends and family!
Text Alerts
To sign up for text alerts from Madison Youth Choirs (to be used if inclement weather or another emergency/event requires quick communication), please text the code assigned to your singer's ensemble (e.g., "@mycch" for Choraliers) to the number 81010:

Choraliers @mycch
Con Gioia @myccg
Capriccio @myccp
Cantilena @myccl
Cantabile @myccb
Purcell: @mycpc
Britten: @mycbr
Holst: @mychl
Ragazzi: @mycrz
Thank you for reading to
The End!