EMSB Chorale Newsletter
Music Brings Us Together - 31st Season of Glorious Music-making
DEAR CHORISTERS AND PARENTS, (Thank you, Cate Gregory, for making this venue
We have made it through auditions, the possible for us.) This sale of 100% pure beeswax
October mini-concert (well done, everyone!) and candles – beautiful handcrafted, longlasting tapers
fall camps, and now it is time to look forward to as well as pyramid and star-shaped pillars – was
reaping the rewards of our labour at our upcoming very successful for us last year. Anything not sold at
concerts! We want everyone to be well-prepared the Art Etc. will be available for parents and at the
and healthy so that our performances will be CBC/McGill Youth Choir Gala on November 28.
memorable ones. Please read on…. These make wonderful gifts.
- Pat Abbott CHOCOLATES: Due to circumstances beyond
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com anyone’s control, we are distributing these later than
Office: 514-483-7200, ext. 7234 / Home: 514-351-3541 announced. These $1 bars are easy to sell and we
ask that everyone make their sales reports as soon
THANK YOU, PARENT VOLUNTEERS! as possible and no later than Dec. 12. Last year, our
We had very successful senior and junior fall camps parents’ committee chair and treasurer had to run
at Cap St-Jacques. Much musical work was after reports and money well into the spring and I
accomplished and we owe a great debt of thanks to certainly hope this will not happen again. We all
the many parent volunteers, including many new benefit from the chocolate sale. It is one of the
parents, who gave of their time and talents. Thanks endeavours that has made it possible not to raise
to their help, we did not lose anyone in the woods choir fees in more than 10 years.
and we did not have to eat tomato soup all weekend.
To all who chaperoned, cooked, served, washed
dishes, made popcorn and swept the floor, etc., etc.,
please accept our appreciation and gratitude. We ate
EXTREMELY WELL both weekends and had a UPCOMING CONCERTS
great time singing and getting to know each other ♫ Sunday, Nov. 28 – 4 p.m.
better. Thanks to Anne-Marie Denoncourt and CBC/McGill Youth Choir Gala at Pollack
Geneviève Jalbert for their work at the piano, and to Hall (Seniors only)
Marie-Eve for manning the fort at Westmount Park ♫ Sunday, Dec. 12 – 3 p.m.
Annual Holiday Concert at
FUNDRAISERS: SALE OF…. Mountainside United Church
CANDLES : AS I write this, we are gearing up for (Juniors and Seniors)
our candle sale at the Montreal West Art Etc. Show. See over for all the details!!!
JUNIOR CHORALE – SCHEDULE REMINDER SENIOR CHORALE – SCHEDULE REMINDER
AND CONCERT DETAILS AND CONCERT DETAILS
November 20 Extended rehearsal: November 20 Extended rehearsal:
(today) we start at 10:00 instead of 10:45 (today) From 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
to rehearse with seniors and The Lyric to rehearse with juniors and The Lyric
Theatre Singers - Finish at 12 noon p.m. Theatre Singers
November 27 Regular rehearsal November 23 Regular Tuesday rehearsal
December 4 Extended rehearsal: we start at 10:00 November 27 CBC Concert rehearsal day:
instead of 10:45 to rehearse with Seniors - Arrive 9:30 a.m. for 10 a.m. start
Finish at 12 noon p.m. McGill Schulich School of Music
December 7 EXTRA PRE-CONCERT 555 Sherbrooke St. W. MMR studio
(Tuesday) REHEARSAL: from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in basement of new building
with Seniors, Westmount Park School Wear choir t-shirt if you have one, bring
December 11 Dress rehearsal at Mountainside United lunch and snacks. We will end no later than
Church, 4000 The Boulevard, 4 p.m. (possibly before if things go well)
Westmount - 9 a.m. to Noon for all November 28 CBC/McGill Youth Choir Gala
concert dress not required Arrive at Pollack Hall for 11:00 a.m.
HOLIDAY CONCERT DAY Our sound check is at 11:30
December 12 Arrive: 2 p.m. arrival for 3 p.m. (Sunday) a.m./Massed choir soundcheck at 2:00
Holiday Concert at Mountainside p.m. - Bring lunch, book/homework,
United Church – Concert dress required CONCERT OUTFIT
** No more rehearsals until after the Holidays.... Concert is at 4 p.m., will end 5:30 p.m.
Winter / Spring 2011 Highlights (Full schedule to be November 30 Regular Tuesday rehearsal
distributed with December Newsletter) December 4 Extended rehearsal:
January 8, 2011 Regular rehearsals resume From 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
to rehearse with juniors
FROM NOW UNTIL THE CONCERT(S)…. December 7 PRE-CONCERT REHEARSAL:
1. Review your music frequently. Juniors: Please use your (Tuesday) from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Juniors, 8-9
practice CD to go over notes and words. If you had to miss fall Sr. Rep.at Westmount Park School
camp, you MUST spend some extra time to catch up. December 11 Dress rehearsal at Mountainside United
2. Review Concert etiquette and deportment standards in the Church, 4000 The Boulevard, Westmount -
October Newsletter. We want to sound AND look 9 a.m. to Noon for all
professional! concert dress not required
3. Make sure you have all of your concert outfit together – HOLIDAY CONCERT DAY
dress or skirt, shirt, vest or jacket, pants, black stockings and December 12 Arrive: 2 p.m. arrival for 3 p.m. (Sunday)
shoes, necklace or bow tie if required. Holiday Concert at Mountainside United
Church – Concert dress required
ABSENCES ** No more rehearsals until after the Holidays....
Attendance at rehearsals is the key to our success. Please note: Winter / Spring 2011 Highlights (Full schedule to be
Choristers who miss the dress rehearsal will not be allowed to distributed with December Newsletter)
sing in the concert. If you have a compelling reason or January 8, 2011 Regular rehearsals resume
extenuating circumstances for missing, you must clear this
with Pat BEFORE the dress rehearsal. HOLIDAY CONCERT INFO FOR GUESTS
Our Holiday Concert on Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. requires no
CONCERT RECORDING tickets to get in – it’s first come, first serve. There will be a
All of our concerts are professionally recorded and we make collection for the Salvation Army Christmas Campaign. There
this souvenir recording available to you at a cost of $15. are usually envelopes available for those who would like a tax
Please use the green form to order. So that we capture the receipt (cash or cheques). Mountainside United Church is at
music in all its glory, please do not take photos while the 4000 The Boulevard, Westmount, corner of Roslyn. Bus
choristers are singing, and refrain from moving around. Flash routes 66 and 124 stop at the Boulevard entrance to the
pictures are extremely disturbing during a concert. church. Arriving from the western direction, the 66 bus runs
along Cote St. Luc Road, which becomes the Boulevard on the
TICKET INFO FOR CBC/MCGILL CONCERT east side of Decarie Blvd. The Villa Maria metro station on
Tickets for the CBC/McGill Youth Choir Gala on the Decarie service road is a transfer point. There is also a 66
November 28 (4 p.m.) are $15 for adults, $10 for students and bus transfer point at the Guy metro station to the east of the
seniors, $5 for children 12 and under. They are available at the church. The 124 bus leaves from Vendome metro station from
Pollack Hall Box Office, 555 Sherbrooke St. West. Pat can the south, and runs along Victoria Avenue from the north. Bus
pick them up in advance for your parents if you give her the times can be obtained from AUTOBUS. Tel: 288-6287. The
money and tell her how many tickets you need at which price. entrance on The Boulevard is wheelchair accessbile. There is a
Pollack Hall is at 555 Sherbrooke St. W. (McGill metro). parking lot, and also street parking available.
Wheelchair access via street level to the right of the stairs.