Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Carnegie Hall; OKC Blue; Staff Change; Solo & Ensemble

Happy Valentine’s Day!  

Seven of our students had a successful and memorable choral singing experience with the Carnegie Hall Honors Choir Program in New York City.  I, along with their families, applauded, cheered, and teared up as our students performed on February 5th at Carnegie Hall.  After 20+ hours of rehearsal in NYC with students from across the US and around the globe, our students were ready to perform at their absolute best…and they did!  Congrats to Brooke Buffington, Matteo Guthrie, Grace Helton, Kailey King, Sarah Lamb, Katelyn Laubach, & Payton Richards! 

The OKC BLUE game is only 15 days away! (FRIDAY- MARCH 3rd; Cox Convention Center)
 If your student is in Bella Voce or Illuminati a ticket must be purchased in order for them to sing the National Anthem. Any and all families within the COHC are invited to come out for this fun night at the OKC Blue Game and can purchase a discounted ticket for only $10 each.  The OKC Blue is the developmental team for the OKC Thunder. Your friends and extended family members can also use the following ticket link / promo code. 

Promo Code: COHC  

Parents of Illuminati and Bella Voce students should have received an email regarding the Heartland Music Festival (April 22)  and OKC Dodgers Baseball Game  (June 4th).  If you did not receive either of those informational emails, request it by sending an email to: admin@centralokhomeschoolchoirs.com

COHC Staff Change:  This coming May I, Elizabeth Lopez, will be stepping down as the Executive Director of the COHC.  The Board of Directors and I are eager to officially begin the search for the next Executive Director.  If you or someone you know has 3-5 years experience in management and/or administration (especially within non-profit organizations) and is interested in working for the COHC, send and email to admin@centralokhomeschoolchoirs.com  to receive the Job Description, Application, and additional information about the position.  The COHC will be accepting applications through March 15th, 2017. 

Solo & Ensemble: March 25th
Students taking private vocal lessons within the community are invited to participate in the COHC Solo & Ensemble Festival.  Soloist can register HERE. Solo entry fee = $15. 

 Our Bella Voce & Illuminati Students will be performing within small ensembles during the Festival.  Their Choral Directors will be registering them for this event and the entry fee has been covered by your tuition.  

 IF your students would like to put together their own ensemble outside of the COHC for the festival — WONDERFUL!  Any ensemble forming outside of the choirs will need to register HERE for the festival.  Remember that there will be a $20 fee per ensemble (not per student).  A group of Edmond guys are already working outside of choir rehearsals on a hilarious song entitled, “Oh I wish I were Single Again”.