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FESTIVAL SINGERS Fall 2014

Whether this is your first season with the Festival Singers or you have been singing with us for some time, we all share a common bond--the love of singing!

 

The fall season of Festival Singers begins on Tuesday September 9, 2014 with a registration meeting at Festival Place.  If you are interested in becoming a member, we hope you will attend!

Here is some information about membership with Festival Singers:

 

1.       REGISTRATION FORMS AND FEES: 

Ø  In order for us to update and maintain our choir database; forms must be completed in their entirety,

Ø  Fees  $150.00 per term or $275.00 if you pay up front for the full year.   Membership fees help cover the cost of music, facility rental, storage unit, annual insurance fees, and director/accompanist honorariums.

 

2.       MUSIC:

Ø  Once registration and fees are collected, choir member will receive a package containing:

§  Each piece of music required for the fall season.  Music can be highlighted and penciled (not pen) notes can be written on music sheets.

Ø  Music is the property of the Festival Singers – not the individual singer and must be returned in good condition at the end of each season.

Ø  Choir members will receive a CD of their respective voice parts at no additional fee (as soon as they become available).

 

3.       PRACTICE SCHEDULE:

Ø  September 9 – Nov 25  (First practice time will be for registration and AGM)

§  Practice will be held every Tuesday at Festival Place in Sherwood Park.

§  From 7:30-9:30pm (unless otherwise stated.)

§  As the show date nears, practice times may be extended.

 

4.       PERFORMANCE DATES AND WORKSHOP

Ø  Workshop: 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Saturday September 20

§  Location:  Salisbury United Church, 2 Mission St, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 0T9

§  Bring music – please note Spring Cabaret music will be made available for the workshop.

Ø  Festival of Trees: Friday November 14, 7:00pm. (Please arrive by 6:30 pm.)

§  Location:  Agora Room at Strathcona County Community Centre, 401 Festival Lane Sherwood Park.

§  Dress Code:  black skirt, pants, shirts/tops – women: scarves (provided)

Ø  Christmas Performance: 3:00 pm Nov. 30 (Dress Rehearsal Nov. 29 )

§  Location:  Sherwood Park United Church (Please note due to scheduling difficulties we are unable to have our concert at Festival Place.)

§  Dress Code:  black skirt, pants, shirts/tops – women scarves (provided.)

§  Music must be in black binder or choir folder.

  

5.       ATTENDANCE:

Ø  Becoming a Festival Singer is a commitment and to this end, attendance is vital to ensuring we put out the best show possible:

§  Inform Director and/or Executive if you are going to be absent.

§  Missing more than 3 rehearsals may result in being asked not to perform.

Ø  Attendance sign-up sheet is posted each week and sign-up is mandatory.

 

6.       VOLUNTEERISM/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ø  This is a members’ choir, which means everyone needs to take the lead in ensuring everything gets done.

Ø  We do not adhere to the rule that 20% of the people do 80% of the work.

Ø  When we need volunteers, we expect everyone to step up to the best of their ability.

§  As well, we will require choir members to:

o    Co-ordinate ticket sales

o    Set up the risers

o    Help decorate

o    Set up the bake table

o    Hand out programs/take tickets at the door

o    Greet our guests

o     Sell tickets to the shows (you will be required to sell a set number of tickets)

o    Work casino when required

 

7.       GENERAL MEETING:

Ø  A general meeting will be held on Tuesday September 9 after registration.

Ø  Review of financials and other choir matters.

Ø  Election of Board

Ø  Agenda details will be made available a minimum of one week prior to the meeting.

   

WELCOME AND ENJOY THE FALL SEASON!

 

 

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Festival Singers is a well-established, mixed community choir based in Sherwood Park, Alberta. We strive to provide a high quality and wide variety of choral music to residents in Strathcona County and beyond through concerts, pro-bono community engagements and choral retreats/workshops.

 

THANK YOU TO THE SPONSORS!

of our Annual Springtime Cabaret

A Taste of Broadway

Saturday May 3, 2014

 

Gold Sponsors

Eternity Limousines

Hart Transmissions

LogiCan Technologies

 

Silver Sponsors

Bill Hogan at "Jus for Men" Barbershop

Midas Auto Service, Sherwood Park

 

Thank you so much for your support of our choir!

 

 

JOIN THE FESTIVAL SINGERS

Festival Singers is a true community choir.  People come from all backgrounds and musical experiences. We have lawyers, teachers, piano tuners, stay-at-home mothers, grandmothers; but, mostly we have people who love to sing.

If you like to sing, come and join us in September 2014 for our first rehearsal on Tues Sept 9 for our annual Christmas Concert at Festival Place on Sunday Dec 7, 2014. Last year's concert was a huge success - we would love to have you be part of next year's event. Don't worry about how well you sing, our conductor promises, that by the time of our Christmas concert, you will sing better than you do now!  And we are sure you will have made new friends along the way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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