Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Choirs News from 1/7

Tuition Will Not Be Due Until January 14th!

Due to the fact that Mrs. Melson was unable to be at rehearsal this week, tuition for all groups will not be due until NEXT Tuesday, January 14th.  We apologize for any inconvenience but appreciate your understanding.  In the meantime, you are more than welcome to take advantage of our online payment option or wait until next week to pay.  Thanks!

Enrollment for the Choral Fest has been extended through January 14th! 

Due to the fact that Mrs. Melson was unable to be at rehearsal this week, enrollment for the Choral Fest Experience has been extended until NEXT Tuesday, January 14th.  So, if you were planning on enrolling online and/or paying in person you have through next Tuesday to get it done.  As I've stated several times before, if your child is in Principio, Illuminati, or Bella Voce, I HIGHLY encourage them to participate as where else will they have the opportunity to sing with students from all over the state AND with a nationally known composer and clinician?  It will definitely an experience they will never forget.  You can learn more about the Choral Fest here or enroll via the COHC discount here.

Spring Enrollment is Open

Just a reminder, enrollment is open for the Spring semester through the 21st.  If you know of someone who would like to join the choirs now is the time!  The easiest way for them to get started is by signing up on our website.

January 14th is Pajama Day!

Next Tuesday is another dress up day--PAJAMA DAY!  Keep it G-rated please, but yes, feel free to come to rehearsal just out of bed, bed-head and all!  As always, dress up days are completely optional, and are purely a fun activity for the choirs.  Do not feel obligated to participate but we look forward to seeing how you dress if you do!

Solo and Ensemble Contest for ALL Illumati and Bella Voce Students

On the same day as the Choral Experience our students will be participating in the Solo and Ensemble Contest portion taking place during the early afternoon of March 8, 2014.  As mentioned in our handbook, all Illuminati and Bella Voce students are expected to participate in the contest in an ensemble which will be assigned by Mrs. Lopez or Mrs. Gossen.  Cost for ensemble participation should be no more than $5 and will be billed to you once the ensembles have been assigned.  Expect to pay these ensemble fees with your February tuition payment.  

January Concert Info

Just a reminder, our Christmas concert will now be on January 21st.  Please mark your calendars now.  This will be for all first semester members only.  New students are welcome to attend the concert but they will not be expected to attend these rehearsals or concert. The rehearsal times will be slightly altered as follows to accommodate the lost rehearsal the availability of the band:

Morning Rehearsal Times--Wear Choir Shirts
9:30-10:30 a.m. Music Experience (9:30-10:00 a.m. on stage,10:00-10:30 a.m. in choir room)
10:00-11:00 a.m. Principio (10:00-11:00 a.m. on stage)
10:30-12:00 p.m. Illuminati (10:30-11:30 a.m. on stage, 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in choir room)
10:30-12:00 a.m. Bella Voce (10:30 a.m.-11:00 on stage, 11:00-11:30 a.m. in choir room, 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on stage)
12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bravo! (on stage)

Evening Concert--Wear Formal Attire
6:00 p.m.  Bella Voce Call Time Combined Rehearsal with Band
6:15 p.m. Principio and Illuminati Call Time Combined Rehearsal with Band
6:30 p.m. Music Experience Call Time (and all others in choir room)
7:00 p.m. Concert

And here is the stage schedule (when the students will be on stage rehearsing; they will be in the choir room when not on the stage).

9:30 a.m. Music Experience
10:00 a.m. Principio
10:30 a.m. Combined Rehearsal (Principio, Illuminati, and Bella Voce)
11:00 a.m. Illuminati
11:30 a.m. Bella Voce
12:00 p.m.  Bravo!

The concert will still be at the same location--

The concert and concert day rehearsal will be at First Methodist Church in downtown Oklahoma City. The address is 131 NW 4th Street. However, you should plan to park in the northeast parking lot accessible off 5th street between Broadway and Robinson and enter via the double doors in that parking lot. The sanctuary will be immediately to your right once you enter via this northeast parking lot entrance. If that parking lot is full, you can always park in the southeast parking lot off 4th street just be sure you take the northeast entrance to the church to access the sanctuary.

Bravo! Saturday Choreography Rehearsal

The Shriver's family church has graciously offered to host our Saturday, January 25th choreography rehearsal.  Make plans now to attend as we will be learning a good chunk of the rest of the music for the year.  The rehearsal will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 25th at Williams Church of the Nazarene at 6900 NW 50th St.  More information will be coming soon.

Change of Schedule for Illuminati

Beginning on Tuesday, January 28th, the schedule will be slightly altered for Illuminati through the Choral Fest to accommodate Ensemble rehearsals. Thus the schedule will be as follows:

10:10-10:40 a.m. Ensemble 1
10:40-11:30 a.m. All Illuminati Students
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Ensemble 2

Students in Ensemble 1: Chloe, Eden, Kyla, Abby J. Mary Beth, Abby S. Alison R, Lauren, Elena, and Suzana

Students in Ensemble 2: Jonathan, Jesse, Garrett, Kaedynn, Scarlett, Hannah, Emily H., Adrianna, Olivia, Avery, and McKenna

Principio Theory Showcase

Tuesday, January 28th, at 9:45 a.m. we will be hosting a short Theory Showcase for all parents of Principio who would like to see what their children are learning besides music. All friends and family are welcome for this short demo in our regular rehearsal room.