Thursday, January 29, 2015

Choir News: OKC Blue Tickets, DVDs, and Choral Fest

Choral Experience Registration is Due Friday

This week all children in Principio, Illuminati, and Bella Voce should have received a couple of postcards about the Choral Experience coming up in March.  In case you missed my emails about it, check out the information page on our website.  The deadline to register is Friday, January 30th.  This is one event that not only COHC members can participate, but they can bring their homeschool friends who like to sing but may not be able to attend COHC rehearsals on a weekly basis.  So share those postcards this week with friends, on bookstore, Jimmy John's, and Starbucks bulletin boards, or at your local co-op!  Also, if you Facebook we'd love it if you'd share about the Choral Fest as much as you are willing.  You can like and share from here:

With your help this will be a musical homeschool event for Oklahoma homeschoolers to remember! Thanks!

Solo and Ensemble Contest 

ALL Bella Voce and Illuminati students will be participating in the Choral Fest's Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, March 7th at Quail Springs Baptist Church.  The contest portion of the day will take place between 12 and 2 p.m.  Exact performance times will be assigned and shared soon.  As shared before, all Illuminati and Bella Voce students have automatically been assigned to and registered for an ensemble for this event (with the registration fees for the ensembles being covered by COHC since it is a required performance).  We look forward to having our groups being adjudicated by Dr. Scott Dorsey, this year's Director of Education and Communication for the American Choral Director's Association.  You can read more about the event here.

If you take private voice lessons and/or would like to be adjudicated for a solo performance, you may register here for your solo opportunity. Keep in mind all soloists must prepare for this contest independent of COHC directors and will need to have a piano accompanist for the performance.  Registration for solos is due Friday, January 30th.

Christmas DVDs are Ready for Pickup

For those who ordered DVDS, be on the lookout for a delivery NEXT week or next.  Parents, please pick up your DVDs at the following locations:

  • Norman--Pick up from Pam Matlick between choir rehearsals.
  • OKC--Pick up your DVDs in the front lobby from Kathy Gossen between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Edmond--Pick up your DVDs from Kathy Gossen in the lobby near large round table between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.

National Anthem Opportunity

Great news!  The COHC Bella Voce choirs has been accepted to sing the National Anthem for the OKC BLUE Basketball game.  Elizabeth Lopez of Edmond sent in a recording of the choir singing and they accepted it.  The Edmond Bella Voce group will be learning the Star Spangled Banner to sing at this event and has invited the OKC Bella Voce group to join them.  

Performance Details

WHERE: COX Convention Center
  •  Soundcheck between 5:30pm-6:00pm
  • Dinner: 6-6:30pm 
  • Game time: 7 p.m.7pm
COST: $8 per ticket
CLOTHING: COHC t-shirts / jeans


Rehearsal Requirements

Bella Voce students wishing to participate must learn their part of the Star Spangled Banner and rehearse at least one time with Elizabeth Lopez either at the Edmond location or a special rehearsal that will take place at the Solo and Ensemble contest on March 7th.  

Who is the OKC BLUE

The OKC BLUE is like the junior league under the Thunder.  This is where Thunder players play while they are healing from an injury and where Thunder coaches rotate their expertise.  SO, there are likely several Thunder players playing at this game that you will eventually see on the Thunder court.  

Who Can Attend

While only Bella Voce students have the opportunity to sing the Star Spangled Banner, ANY COHC STUDENT, FAMILY, OR FRIEND is welcome to attend the game at this discounted rate.  Note: Students singing will need to purchase a ticket too.  Use the widget below to reserve your tickets today!

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