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Weekly Notes

April 13, 2014

From the Director
HOMEWORK FOR 4/16:  All
From the ICC&CS President
Additional Sectional Rehearsal for Second Sopranos Wednesday at 6:15
Second sopranos will have a sectional rehearsal this Wednesday before rehearsal at6:15 in the Dining Room (our usual practice space). Thanks to Siu-ling for helping us with this.
Tickets Are Now Available
Please pick up your ticket envelopes this Wednesday and sell, sell, sell! Thanks to Vivian Goldsmith for managing tickets for us.
Please Help Publicize the Concert!
Posters and handbills are now available—please pick some up at rehearsal on Wednesday. Thanks to Elizabeth Mount for creating our beautiful poster. Please post the posters around town—at the grocery store, bank, health club, doctor’s office, coffee shop, community center, etc., and anywhere there is a bulletin board. Also, tape a couple to the windows of your car! Attached is an electronic version for easy emailing. Our Facebook event is up as well, please go to our public page and ‘Like’ us, and share the event. (https://www.facebook.com/IthacaCommunityChoruses)
Here is our Press Release- cut and paste ready for you to send along to all of your friends!
Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony – April 26th 2014
The Ithaca Community Chorus and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Gerald Wolfe, will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony, with full orchestra and soloists, Tamara Acosta, soprano, and Timothy LeFebvre, baritone.  The Chamber Singers will perform Eric Whitacre’s Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine.
The concert will take place on Saturday, April 26th, 2014, at 8:00 pm, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 402 North Aurora St, Ithaca.
Tickets are available in advance from chorus members and online atithacacommunitychoruses.org, or at the door.  Adults: $15 in advance, $20 at the door; Students: $5; Children under 12: Free
The chorus is supported in part by: The Community Foundation of Tompkins County, The Strebel Fund, and the Community Arts Partnership.
CommunitySings Workshop to Benefit the Ithaca Community Choruses

Singing Games for Health, Harmony, and Happiness

Featuring
Deborah Rifkin,
Associate Professor, Ithaca College School of Music
_________________________
Saturday April 12, 2014
St. John’s Church Parish Hall
210 N. Cayuga St. Ithaca NY 14850
9:30 am for treats and registration
10:00-12:30 for workshop
In this interactive workshop, we will sing and play games that help build an understanding of harmony and how musical parts fit together. The games are designed to promote musicianship skills and well-being, while being very fun to play! Being able to read music will be helpful, but not mandatory. We are eager to include those involved in the spiritual, healing, and improvisation singing groups in our community! $20 Registration benefits the 4 projects of the Ithaca Community Choruses.

Spring Rehearsal Schedule
April 16
Required dress rehearsals
Wednesday, April 23 (Time TBA)
Friday, April 25 (Time TBA)
Need to miss a rehearsal?
Please notify the attendance officer, Marilyn Crooker, (in advance when possible) of any absence. You can email her at marilyncrooker@yahoo.com, or call and leave a message for her at 532-3484. Members with more than three absences should check with Gerald about eligibility to sing in the concert.
Dates to Remember
Saturday, April 12, 2014: CommunitySings Workshop
Saturday, April 26, 2014: ICC&CS Spring Concert
Sunday, May 11, 2014: VOICES Spring Concert:  Singing “Moses from the Qur’an” by local composer Sora Jederan Shpack.
Community Events
NYS BAROQUE DUO:  Sunday, April 27, 4 PM, at Grace Episcopal Church, Church and Davis Sts., Elmira
The Music at Grace Series at Grace Episcopal Church will present Laura Heimes, soprano, and Deborah Fox, lutes, in “Love’s Unending Spell,” featuring English and Italian songs, and lute solos by Dowland, Purcell, Lawes, Strozzi, and others.  The performance is free and open to the public.  Detailed directions may be obtained from the parish website: www.grace-elmira.org or by calling the parish office at 607-732-0545.
SCHOLA CANTORUM OF SYRACUSE:   AVE REGINA CAELORUM
Schola Cantorum of Syracuse, a twelve voice (including Gerald Wolfe) early music vocal ensemble directed by Barry Torres, will present varied Renaissance choral settings of this medieval Marian antiphon, including DuFay’s great last mass, Missa Ave Regina Caelorum,  on Saturday, May 3, 7:30 PM, at Grace Episcopal and Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 13 Court Street, Cortland.  For more information, call (607) 753-3073 during business hours or visit the web site: ScholaCantorumofSyracuse.org
Cayuga Vocal Ensemble presents Spring Writes: Poetry and Song

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 4:00pm
First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca
315 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY

Inspired by the success of our 2013 concert in conjunction with the “Spring Writes” Festival, we will revisit the theme of American choral music based on American poetry. This year’s installment will feature music by living composers whose settings include poets such as Sara Teasdale, Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe, e.e.cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and others. Joining the Ensemble will be poet and local radio host Tish Pearlman, who will read from her poetry. Local student poets from Ithaca High School will also read from their work. With Carl Johengen, conductor.
Newsletter Items?
If you would like to include a brief item in the ICC&CS e-newsletter, send text ready to copy and paste by Thursday at 10:00 PM to Janine Willis (janineweber@mac.com). The e-newsletter will generally go out on Friday evenings. Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community.

April 7, 2014

SPECIAL REHEARSAL:
Saturday, April 5 at Kendal

Because bad weather kept many people away from one rehearsal and cancelled a second, and because of the length and difficulty of the work, we have scheduled an extra rehearsal. Please come if you can!

HOMEWORK FOR 4/5: Parts III and IV

HOMEWORK FOR 4/9: All

CommunitySings Workshop to Benefit the Ithaca Community Choruses

Singing Games for Health, Harmony, and Happiness

Featuring
Deborah Rifkin,
Associate Professor, Ithaca College School of Music

_________________________

Saturday April 12, 2014
St. John’s Church Parish Hall
210 N. Cayuga St. Ithaca NY 14850
9:30 am for treats and registration
10:00-12:30 for workshop

In this interactive workshop, we will sing and play games that help build an understanding of harmony and how musical parts fit together. The games are designed to promote musicianship skills and well-being, while being very fun to play! Being able to read music will be helpful, but not mandatory. We are eager to include those involved in the spiritual, healing, and improvisation singing groups in our community! $20 Registration benefits the 4 projects of the Ithaca Community Choruses.

Spring Rehearsal Schedule
April 5 (at Kendal), 9, 16

Required dress rehearsals
Wednesday, April 23 (Time TBA)
Friday, April 25 (Time TBA)
Need to miss a rehearsal?

Please notify the attendance officer, Marilyn Crooker, (in advance when possible) of any absence. You can email her at marilyncrooker@yahoo.com, or call and leave a message for her at 532-3484. Members with more than three absences should check with Gerald about eligibility to sing in the concert.

Dates to Remember
Saturday, April 12, 2014: CommunitySings Workshop

Saturday, April 26, 2014: ICC&CS Spring Concert

Sunday, May 11, 2014: VOICES Spring Concert: Singing “Moses from the Qur’an” by local composer Sora Jederan Shpack.

Community Events

MUSIC AT GRACE: Edgewood Piano Trio
Sunday, April 6, 4 PM at Grace Episcopal Church, Church and Davis Sts., Elmira. Works by Beethoven, Foote and Martinu.

Admission is free, and detailed directions may be obtained from the parish website: www.grace-elmira.org or by calling the parish office at 607-732-0545.

Savoyard Mikado Casting Call
The Savoyards will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 24 and 25, at Cornell’s Schwartz Center and tentatively on Sunday, June 29 afternoon, in Montour Falls’ Old Havana Courthouse theatre. Roles for all voice parts, both leads and chorus. Auditions will be held in early April. Score available online at http://math.boisestate.edu/gas/mikado/html/index.html . If interested, or for more information, contact Karen Dumont at cdumont@twcny.rr.com.

Newsletter Items?
If you would like to include a brief item in the ICC&CS e-newsletter, send text ready to copy and paste by Thursday at 10:00 PM to Janine Willis (janineweber@mac.com). The e-newsletter will generally go out on Friday evenings. Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community.

April 3, 2014

From the Director
HOMEWORK FOR 4/2:  PART I
SPECIAL REHEARSAL:
Saturday, April 5 at Kendal
both from 10 AM – 12 noon
Because bad weather kept many people away from one rehearsal and cancelled a second, and because of the length and difficulty of the work,  we have scheduled an extra rehearsal.  Please come if you can!
Rehearsal CDs still available!
You may still order at Rehearsal or by email to Diana at dnathani@twcny.rr.com with your voice part. The charge is $5 due when you receive your CD.
CommunitySings Workshop to Benefit the Ithaca Community Choruses

Singing Games for Health, Harmony, and Happiness

Featuring
Deborah Rifkin,
Associate Professor, Ithaca College School of Music
_________________________
Saturday April 12, 2014
St. John’s Church Parish Hall
210 N. Cayuga St. Ithaca NY 14850
9:30 am for treats and registration
10:00-12:30 for workshop
In this interactive workshop, we will sing and play games that help build an understanding of harmony and how musical parts fit together. The games are designed to promote musicianship skills and well-being, while being very fun to play! Being able to read music will be helpful, but not mandatory. We are eager to include those involved in the spiritual, healing, and improvisation singing groups in our community! $20 Registration benefits the 4 projects of the Ithaca Community Choruses.

Spring Rehearsal Schedule
April 2, 5 (additonal rehearsal), 9, 16
Required dress rehearsals
Wednesday, April 23 (Time TBA)
Friday, April 25 (Time TBA)
Need to miss a rehearsal?
Please notify the attendance officer, Marilyn Crooker, (in advance when possible) of any absence. You can email her at marilyncrooker@yahoo.com, or call and leave a message for her at 532-3484. Members with more than three absences should check with Gerald about eligibility to sing in the concert.
Dates to Remember
Saturday, April 26, 2014: ICC&CS Spring Concert
Sunday, May 11, 2014: VOICES Spring Concert:  Singing “Moses from the Qur’an” by local composer Sora Jederan Shpack.
Community Events
MUSIC AT GRACE:  Edgewood Piano Trio
 Sunday, April 6, 4 PM at Grace Episcopal Church, Church and Davis Sts., Elmira. Works by Beethoven, Foote and Martinu.
Admission is free, and detailed directions may be obtained from the parish website: www.grace-elmira.org or by calling the parish office at 607-732-0545.
Savoyard Mikado Casting Call
The Savoyards will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 24 and 25, at Cornell’s Schwartz Center and tentatively on Sunday, June 29 afternoon, in Montour Falls’ Old Havana Courthouse theatre. Roles for all voice parts, both leads and chorus. Auditions will be held in early April. Score available online at http://math.boisestate.edu/gas/mikado/html/index.html . If interested, or for more information, contact Karen Dumont at cdumont@twcny.rr.com.
Newsletter Items?
If you would like to include a brief item in the ICC&CS e-newsletter, send text ready to copy and paste by Thursday at 10:00 PM to Janine Willis (janineweber@mac.com). The e-newsletter will generally go out on Friday evenings. Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community.

February 21, 2014

From the Director
HOMEWORK FOR 2/19:  Part I
From the ICC&CS President

BRIEF SURVEY
Please help us with a very brief (5 easy questions) to help us make sure the ICC&CS is the best it can be. You can find the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GX86H8F. Many thanks for your help with this.
GIBBONS SCHOLARSHIP
The Gibbons Scholarship was established in 2001 by the Ithaca Community Choruses to honor the choruses’ founding director, Paul Gibbons, and to provide a promising high school voice student with the means for musical training. This Scholarship Fund is available to high school students for private instruction in voice or for participation in the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) Ithaca Children’s Choir. We will be collecting donations for the scholarship at rehearsals on February 19 and 26. Please look for the donation jar on the sign-in table and chip in if you can.
Cyberbass on the Web OR Order $5 Rehearsal CD
A year ago we asked Chorus members about their preferred methods for rehearsing notes at home. Our poll results pointed to the purchased rehearsal CD.
At <www.cyberbass.org> or <www.Choralia.net> you may access voice-specific rehearsal material. Each is free.
For versatility and ease you may prefer to order your rehearsal CD. (The Chorus purchases the master, which allows us to make as many CD copies as we wish.)
You may order at Rehearsal or by email to Diana at dnathani@twcny.rr.com with your voice part. The charge is $5 due when you receive your CD.
You Tube Video of A Sea Symphony
In case it’s helpful to anyone, there’s a great YouTube video of the BBC Prom’s Sea Symphony (8 choirs!). Some of the lyrics are shown, so one can sing along. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp4G5vtdSWc. Many thanks to Martha McNeill (alto) for letting us know about this!
Spring Rehearsal Schedule
February 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16
Required dress rehearsals
*Wednesday, April 23 (Time TBA)
*Friday, April 25 (Time TBA)
Need to miss a rehearsal?
Please notify the attendance officer, Marilyn Crooker, (in advance when possible) of any absence. You can email her at marilyncrooker@yahoo.com, or call and leave a message for her at 532-3484. Members with more than three absences should check with Gerald about eligibility to sing in the concert.
Dates to Remember
Saturday, March 15, 2014: IGMC Spring Concert
Saturday, April 26, 2014: ICC&CS Spring Concert
Sunday, May 11, 2014: VOICES Spring Concert:  Singing “Moses from the Qur’an” by local composer Sora Jederan Shpack.
Newsletter Items?
If you would like to include a brief item in the ICC&CS e-newsletter, send text ready to copy and paste by Thursday at 10:00 PM to Janine Willis (janineweber@mac.com). The e-newsletter will generally go out on Friday evenings. Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community.

January 24, 2014

Online Registration for the Spring Semester Is Now Open

To register for the spring semester for the Ithaca Community Chorus & Chamber Singers, visit http://www.ithacacommunitychoruses.org/groups/icccs/join/ We will have scores for the first 80 people who pre-register and pre-pay online for their scores. We will be rehearsing Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony, which we will perform on Saturday, April 26, 2014. A Fact Sheet and Useful information for this semester are attached.

Our first rehearsal will be on Wednesday, January 29, at 7:00 pm, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 402 N. Aurora St. In-person registration will begin at 6:15 pm that evening. If you prefer to register in person rather than online, you can do so on then. Online pre-registration (even if you don’t pre-pay) greatly speeds registration for everyone.
I hope you will join us!

Your Donation Is Needed
Did you know that our dues and money earned through advertising sales and grants don’t cover the costs associated with the chorus? We depend on support from our singers and the community. We all take great joy in bringing high-quality and professional music to Ithaca. Please consider adding a donation to the chorus when you register for the spring semester, and help ensure that we finish the year in fine form. Your gift is greatly appreciated and really does make a difference! Thank you.

Some Tips on Online Registration
Online registration is easy and you don’t have to pay using PayPal—you can pay with your credit card. During the online registration process, when you get to the “Choose a way to pay” page, fill in boxes with your personal information and then click on “Continue.” You will then be taken to a page where you can fill in your credit or debit card information.

Spring Rehearsal Schedule
All rehearsals are from 7-9 PM in the Dining Room at St. Paul’s Methodist Church unless otherwise noted.

January 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16

Required “dress” rehearsals (you don’t have to wear concert attire)
Wednesday, April 23 (7–10 PM; time subject to change)
Friday, April 25 (7-10 PM; time subject to change)

Dates to Remember
Saturday, March 15, 2014 Ithaca Gay Men’s Chorus Spring Concert

Saturday, April 26, 2014 ICC&CS Spring Concert

Sunday, May 11, 2014 VOICES Spring Concert

Newsletter Items?
If you would like to include a brief item in the ICC&CS e-newsletter, send text ready to copy and paste by Thursday at 11:00 am to Janine Willis (janineweber@mac.com). Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community.

January 17, 2014

STANDING AND SITTING:
Sit at end of p. 21
Stand on first chord p. 57
Sit at end of p. 142
Stand before Ritournelle p. 147
Sit end of p. 152, Stand end of p. 158
From the ICC&CS President
Help Needed Stuffing Program Shells Friday at 5:45
We need help inserting our concert programs into the program shells that display our paid advertising. If you can help, please join us in the upstairs dining room/kitchen area at 5:45 before rehearsal on Friday. Thanks!
Concert Week Rehearsal Schedule
Friday, January 17 Dress Rehearsal. Arrive by 6:45. Should be done by 10:00
Saturday, January 18 Concert. Arrive by 6:30
Tickets!
Please turn in your ticket money and any unsold tickets to Vivian Goldsmith or Hilary Dorsch Wong by the end of rehearsal on Friday!
Money Envelopes
As usual, there will be envelopes on a pew at the back of the sanctuary for “thank you” donations for Gerald and Alan.
Concert Attire
Women: long-sleeved, plain, black top with a long, black skirt, mid-calf skirt with black stockings, or full-length dress slacks; black shoes. Please, no black jeans, black sneakers, or thick sweaters.
Men: long-sleeved, plain, black dress shirt or turtleneck; black dress pants; black socks; black shoes. Please, no jackets, ties, black jeans, black sneakers, or sweaters.
Dress Fund: The ICC will reimburse up to $10 worth of correct concert attire purchased at the Salvation Army (or other recognized nonprofit organization) after presentation of a receipt.
We will be closely seated in the sanctuary, so please do not wear any scented products. Several chorus members are very sensitive to these products.
Concert Party Host Found!
A million thanks to Joyce and Mike Billing for offering to host our post concert party.
Please bring a dish-to-pass and/or a beverage (wine, beer, etc). We’ll pass out printed directions to the Billings’ house at rehearsal on Fri and on Sat.
Press Release and Poster for Saturday’s Concert
Let your friends know about the upcoming concert! Send them attached the press release and poster!
Spinet Piano For Sale to a Good Home!
A neighbor of Mike Billing has a spinet piano and she is interested in finding a new home for it.  The piano looks to be in good condition; it will need to be tuned.  The price is not high, but the new owner will need to be able to move it.  Please email Mike Billing (mikebilling@gmail.com) or Janine Willis (janinewebber@mac.com) for the name and phone number.
Concert CDs
You can buy a 2-cd recording of our Rossini concert for $15.  To order one or more cd’s please fill out the attached form and either hand it to Joyce Morgenroth with your payment (cash or checks made out to Ithaca Community Choruses) at rehearsal or mail the form and a check to her at 474 Snyder Hill Rd., Ithaca. The order has to be submitted by January 31.
Need to miss a rehearsal?
Please notify the attendance officer, Marilyn Crooker, (in advance when possible) of any absence. You can email her at marilyncrooker@yahoo.com, or call and leave a message for her at 532-3484. Members with more than three absences should check with Gerald about eligibility to sing in the concert.
Dates to Remember
Saturday, April 26, 2014 ICC&CS Spring Concert
Community Events
MUSIC AT GRACE
Four graduate student organists from the Eastman School of Music
Sunday, January 19, 4 PM
Grace Episcopal Church, 375 West Church St., Elmira, NY
Free
Tale as Old as Time–Disney in Concert
Saturday, February 15th at 8 PM

Ford Hall, Ithaca College

Hosted by conductor and pianist Josh Condon (the esteemed accompanist for VOICES!), “Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time” is a concert production created by the Walt Disney Music Company ©, and it’s coming to Ithaca, NY!
We invite you to join us as Ithaca College students come together to form a symphony orchestra and chorus and bring you an unforgettable performance. Vocal soloists will present all your favorite songs from the Disney movies, many of which feature the orchestrations from the original Disney soundtracks.  Visual images and video clips will go along with the live music to take you through the vast history of the Disney franchise, making the concert truly a multisensory experience.
We are honored to have the Walt Disney Company President and CEO, Bob Iger, making a special appearance in a video message specifically created just for this concert.
This is a ONE-TIME event so once tickets are gone, they are gone! Josh will be sharing the podium with Michael Samson, conductor of the Ithaca College Gamer Symphony Orchestra; Ben Van De Water, conductor of the a cappella men’s group, Ithacappella; and Lorrene Adams, associate conductor of the Voices Multicultural Chorus.
Newsletter Items?
If you would like to include a brief item in the ICC&CS e-newsletter, send text ready to copy and paste by Thursday at 10:00 PM to Janine Willis (janineweber@mac.com). The e-newsletter will generally go out on Friday evenings. Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community.

January 10, 2014

STANDING AND SITTING:

Sit at end of p. 21

Stand on first chord p. 57

Sit at end of p. 142

Stand before Ritournelle p. 147

Sit end of p. 152, Stand end of p. 158

KENDAL PERFORMANCE: All chorus members are invited to join the Chamber Singers for a performance at Kendal at 7 PM on Friday, January 10. The Chamber Singers will sing two Brahms motets, and together with members of the chorus will sing portions of the Rossini. Please wear black.

Attached is the program for Kendal. Hope to see you there!

From the ICC&CS President
Post Concert Party Host Needed
We need a host for the post-concert party! The party is a dish-to-pass, BYOB affair, and the chorus will supply paper plates, cups, etc. so all the party hosts have to do is open their doors! If you would like to welcome your fellow chorus members into your home to celebrate our concert, please let me know! Thanks, Mary (mary@mroyer.com)

Concert Week Rehearsal Schedule
Wednesday, January 15 Dress Rehearsal. Arrive by 6:30. Should be done by 8:30
Friday, January 17 Dress Rehearsal. Arrive by 6:45. Should be done by 10:00
Saturday, January 18 Concert. Arrive by 6:30

Tickets!
Please turn in your ticket money and any unsold tickets to Vivian Goldsmith by the end of rehearsal on Friday!

Money Envelopes
As usual, there will be envelopes on a pew at the back of the sanctuary for “thank you” donations for Gerald and Alan.

Concert Attire
Women: long-sleeved, plain, black top with a long, black skirt, mid-calf skirt with black stockings, or full-length dress slacks; black shoes. Please, no black jeans, black sneakers, or thick sweaters.

Men: long-sleeved, plain, black dress shirt or turtleneck; black dress pants; black socks; black shoes. Please, no jackets, ties, black jeans, black sneakers, or sweaters.

Dress Fund: The ICC will reimburse up to $10 worth of correct concert attire purchased at the Salvation Army (or other recognized nonprofit organization) after presentation of a receipt.

We will be closely seated in the sanctuary, so please do not wear any scented products. Several chorus members are very sensitive to these products.

Concert CDs
You can buy a 2-cd recording of our Rossini concert for $15. To order one or more cd’s please fill out the attached form and either hand it to Joyce Morgenroth with your payment (cash or checks made out to Ithaca Community Choruses) at rehearsal or mail the form and a check to her at 474 Snyder Hill Rd., Ithaca. The order has to be submitted by January 31.

Need to miss a rehearsal?
Please notify the attendance officer, Marilyn Crooker, (in advance when possible) of any absence. You can email her at marilyncrooker@yahoo.com, or call and leave a message for her at 532-3484. Members with more than three absences should check with Gerald about eligibility to sing in the concert.
Fall Rehearsal Schedule

Required “dress” rehearsals (you don’t have to wear concert attire)
Wednesday, January 15 (7–10 PM)
Friday, January 17 (7-10 PM)
Dates to Remember
Friday, January 10, 2014, 7 pm Chamber Singers Concert at Kendal

Saturday, January 18, 2014 ICC&CS Winter Concert

Saturday, April 26, 2014 ICC&CS Spring Concert

Community Events
Paganini and Pie Concert

Date: Saturday, January 18

Time: 4:00 pm

Place: First Presbyterian Church (corner of Court and North Cayuga Streets)

Tickets: $10 adults/$4 seniors and students. Tickets available at the door.

What: Music of Barber, Elgar, Handel, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Paganini will be performed by ITE’s advanced violin and cello ensembles as well as by the chamber orchestra. Home-baked pies and other refreshments will be served after the concert.

Proceeds will benefit Foodnet’s Meals on Wheels program and ITE’s special events fund. ITE’s Heifetz Ensemble is planning a trip to Mexico City in March, where they will perform at an international conference of Suzuki educators as well as at the American Embassy in Mexico City. The special events fund will help make the trip affordable for some of the students.

Tale as Old as Time–Disney in Concert
Saturday, February 15th at 8 PM
Ford Hall, Ithaca College
Hosted by conductor and pianist Josh Condon (the esteemed accompanist for VOICES!), “Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time” is a concert production created by the Walt Disney Music Company ©, and it’s coming to Ithaca, NY!

We invite you to join us as Ithaca College students come together to form a symphony orchestra and chorus and bring you an unforgettable performance. Vocal soloists will present all your favorite songs from the Disney movies, many of which feature the orchestrations from the original Disney soundtracks. Visual images and video clips will go along with the live music to take you through the vast history of the Disney franchise, making the concert truly a multisensory experience.

We are honored to have the Walt Disney Company President and CEO, Bob Iger, making a special appearance in a video message specifically created just for this concert.

This is a ONE-TIME event so once tickets are gone, they are gone! Josh will be sharing the podium with Michael Samson, conductor of the Ithaca College Gamer Symphony Orchestra; Ben Van De Water, conductor of the a cappella men’s group, Ithacappella; and Lorrene Adams, associate conductor of the Voices Multicultural Chorus.

Grab your tickets now HERE: http://taleasoldastime.brownpapertickets.com

Newsletter Items?
If you would like to include a brief item in the ICC&CS e-newsletter, send text ready to copy and paste by Thursday at 10:00 PM to Janine Willis (janineweber@mac.com). The e-newsletter will generally go out on Friday evenings. Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community.

January 8, 2014

From the Director
TALK ON ROSSINI by ICC member Marty Ginsburg at 6:45 PM before chorus on Wednesday, January 8.

KENDAL PERFORMANCE: All chorus members are invited to join the Chamber Singers for a performance at Kendal at 7 PM on Friday, January 10. The Chamber Singers will sing two Brahms motets, and together with members of the chorus will sing portions of the Rossini. Please wear black.

From the ICC&CS President
Post Concert Party Host Needed

We need a host for the post-concert party! The party is a dish-to-pass, BYOB affair, and the chorus will supply paper plates, cups, etc. so all the party hosts have to do is open their doors! If you would like to welcome your fellow chorus members into your home to celebrate our concert, please let me know! Thanks, Mary (mary@mroyer.com)

From Annie Wall
I loaned my Morten Lauridsen DVD to someone in the chorus this past year and I can’t remember who it was. If you have it, can you please return it to me? Thanks!

Concert CDs
You can buy a 2-cd recording of our Rossini concert for $15. To order one or more cd’s please fill out the attached form and either hand it to Joyce Morgenroth with your payment (cash or checks made out to Ithaca Community Choruses) at rehearsal or mail the form and a check to her at 474 Snyder Hill Rd., Ithaca. The order has to be submitted by January 31.

A Note from VOICES Multicultural Chorus

Hello All,

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday breaks with friends and family members. The VOICES spring semester is upon us already!

This is certain to be an exciting semester as we perform in Josh’s “Tale as Old as Time–Disney in Concert” on February 15th and then present Sora Shpack’s World Premiere oratorio “Moses from the Qur’an” on May 11th. Both will be held at Ithaca College’s Ford Hall.

Our first rehearsal is January 13th at 7PM. Doors will be open at 6:15PM for registration for those of you who prefer not to register online.I hope to have our online registration up and running by Monday, January 6th but alas our webmaster needs a break too so if you get online and don’t find the registration link, FEAR NOT you can always register at any of our first three rehearsals.

Our dues for the semester will again be $50. (Scholarships are available to those who need them).

Come sing with us, and bring a friend, as we share the American, Islamic and Hebrew musical traditions.

Sherrie Norman,
President, VOICES Multicultural Chorus
Need to miss a rehearsal?
Please notify the attendance officer, Marilyn Crooker, (in advance when possible) of any absence. You can email her at marilyncrooker@yahoo.com, or call and leave a message for her at 532-3484. Members with more than three absences should check with Gerald about eligibility to sing in the concert.
Fall Rehearsal Schedule
All rehearsals are from 7-9 PM in the Dining Room at St. Paul’s Methodist Church unless otherwise noted.

January 8

Required “dress” rehearsals (you don’t have to wear concert attire)
Wednesday, January 15 (7–10 PM)
Friday, January 17 (7-10 PM)
Dates to Remember
Friday, January 10, 2014, 7 pm Chamber Singers Concert at Kendal

Saturday, January 18, 2014 ICC&CS Winter Concert

Saturday, April 26, 2014 ICC&CS Spring Concert

Community Events
Tale as Old as Time–Disney in Concert
Saturday, February 15th at 8 PM
Ford Hall, Ithaca College
Hosted by conductor and pianist Josh Condon (the esteemed accompanist for VOICES!), “Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time” is a concert production created by the Walt Disney Music Company ©, and it’s coming to Ithaca, NY!

We invite you to join us as Ithaca College students come together to form a symphony orchestra and chorus and bring you an unforgettable performance. Vocal soloists will present all your favorite songs from the Disney movies, many of which feature the orchestrations from the original Disney soundtracks. Visual images and video clips will go along with the live music to take you through the vast history of the Disney franchise, making the concert truly a multisensory experience.

We are honored to have the Walt Disney Company President and CEO, Bob Iger, making a special appearance in a video message specifically created just for this concert.

This is a ONE-TIME event so once tickets are gone, they are gone! Josh will be sharing the podium with Michael Samson, conductor of the Ithaca College Gamer Symphony Orchestra; Ben Van De Water, conductor of the a cappella men’s group, Ithacappella; and Lorrene Adams, associate conductor of the Voices Multicultural Chorus.

Grab your tickets now HERE: http://taleasoldastime.brownpapertickets.com

Newsletter Items?
If you would like to include a brief item in the ICC&CS e-newsletter, send text ready to copy and paste by Thursday at 10:00 PM to Janine Willis (janineweber@mac.com). The e-newsletter will generally go out on Friday evenings. Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community.

December 20, 2013

From the Director
TALK ON ROSSINI by ICC member Marty Ginsburg at 6:45 PM before chorus on Wednesday, January 8.

KENDAL PERFORMANCE: All chorus members are invited to join the Chamber Singers for a performance at Kendal at 7 PM on Friday, January 10. The Chamber Singers will sing two Brahms motets, and together with members of the chorus will sing portions of the Rossini. Please wear black.

From the ICC&CS President
Post Concert Party Host Needed

We need a host for the post-concert party! The party is a dish-to-pass, BYOB affair, and the chorus will supply paper plates, cups, etc. so all the party hosts have to do is open their doors! If you would like to welcome your fellow chorus members into your home to celebrate our concert, please let me know! Thanks, Mary (mary@mroyer.com)

Tickets

Tickets for the concert are now available. Please try to sell as many tickets as you can. Concert-goers who purchase tickets in advance—either from chorus members or online—will save money! Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets make lovely Christmas presents!

Hilary Dorsch Wong and Vivian Goldsmith will collect ticket envelopes at the dress rehearsals on Wed Jan 15 ad Friday Jan 17. Please return any unsold tickets, as well as the money collected for tickets sold, to Hilary or Vivian at the dress rehearsals. Please let them know if you need additional tickets or student tickets ($5 each).

Posters

Thanks to Franziska Dellinger for designing our beautiful concert posters! Please pass the small hand-bill posters out to ask many folks as you can—tuck them in your holiday cards, put them in neighbors’ mail boxes, hand them to your colleagues! Beginning about 2 weeks before the concert, post the larger posters wherever you can—at your bank, grocery store, deli, place of employment, doctor’s office, church, etc. And put one in the window of your car!

Ushers and Help with Set-up and Take-down Needed

We need 8 to 12 ushers for concert night! Ushers must sign up in advance and should be at St. Paul’s at 6:30 pm on concert night. Please tell your friends and family members about this helpful way to enjoy the concert for free! You can sign them up at rehearsal.

We also need folks to help with concert set-up and take-down. Help is needed for set up on Tuesday, January 14 at 8:00 pm. Take-down will happen right after the concert. If you can help, please let Mike know by signing up on the sign-up sheets at rehearsal.

Concert Dress

Women: long-sleeved, plain, black top with a long, black skirt, mid-calf skirt with black stockings, or full-length dress slacks; black shoes. Please, no black jeans, black sneakers, or thick sweaters.

Men: long-sleeved, plain, black dress shirt or turtleneck; black dress pants; black socks; black shoes. Please, no jackets, ties, black jeans, black sneakers, or sweaters.

Dress Fund: The ICC will reimburse up to $10 worth of correct concert attire purchased at the Salvation Army (or other recognized nonprofit organization) after presentation of a receipt.

We will be closely seated in the sanctuary, so please do not wear any scented products. Several chorus members are very sensitive to these products.

Concert CDs
You can buy a 2-cd recording of our Rossini concert for $15. To order one or more cd’s please fill out the attached form and either hand it to Joyce Morgenroth with your payment (cash or checks made out to Ithaca Community Choruses) at rehearsal or mail the form and a check to her at 474 Snyder Hill Rd., Ithaca. The order has to be submitted by January 31.
Need to miss a rehearsal?
Please notify the attendance officer, Marilyn Crooker, (in advance when possible) of any absence. You can email her at marilyncrooker@yahoo.com, or call and leave a message for her at 532-3484. Members with more than three absences should check with Gerald about eligibility to sing in the concert.
Fall Rehearsal Schedule
All rehearsals are from 7-9 PM in the Dining Room at St. Paul’s Methodist Church unless otherwise noted.

January 8

Required “dress” rehearsals (you don’t have to wear concert attire)
Wednesday, January 15 (7–10 PM)
Friday, January 17 (7-10 PM)
Dates to Remember
Friday, January 10, 2014, 7 pm Chamber Singers Concert at Kendal

Saturday, January 18, 2014 ICC&CS Winter Concert

Saturday, April 26, 2014 ICC&CS Spring Concert

Community Events
SCHOLA CANTORUM OF SYRACUSE presents JOYEUX NOEL
Sunday, December 22 at 4:00 p.m.
Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church (directions)
5299 Jamesville Rd., Dewitt
$15 ($10 students and seniors)

17th century French music for the season, for small choir, chamber orchestra, and organ, featuring works of Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 – 1704) – his Alma redemptoris mater, O antiphons, and his short oratorio In nativitatem Domini canticum – as well as other seasonal delights of a Gallic flavor.

See Gerald Wolfe for tickets. For more information, visit the web site: ScholaCantorumofSyracuse.org.

Newsletter Items?
If you would like to include a brief item in the ICC&CS e-newsletter, send text ready to copy and paste by Thursday at 10:00 PM to Janine Willis (janineweber@mac.com). The e-newsletter will generally go out on Friday evenings. Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community.

Concert CDs
You can buy a 2-cd recording of our Rossini concert for $15. To order one or more cd’s please fill out the attached form and either hand it to Joyce Morgenroth with your payment (cash or checks made out to Ithaca Community Choruses) at rehearsal or mail the form and a check to her at 474 Snyder Hill Rd., Ithaca. The order has to be submitted by January 31.

NOW the form is attached, for your ordering pleasure!

-Janine
Goofing up the chorus newsletter since September 2013!

Jan 2014 ICC concert single

December 14, 2013

From the Director
TALK ON ROSSINI  by ICC member Marty Ginsburg at 6:45 PM before chorus on Wednesday, January 8.
KENDAL PERFORMANCE:  All chorus members are invited to join the Chamber Singers for a performance at Kendal at 7 PM on Friday, January 10.  The Chamber Singers will sing two Brahms motets, and together with members of the chorus will sing portions of the Rossini.  Please wear black.
From the ICC&CS President
Tickets
Tickets for the concert are now available. If you haven’t already, please pick yours up at rehearsal next week. Each member will receive 4 tickets in an envelope. Please try to sell as many tickets as you can. Concert-goers who purchase tickets in advance—either from chorus members or online—will save money! Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets make lovely Christmas presents!
Hilary Dorsch Wong and Vivian Goldsmith will collect ticket envelopes at the dress rehearsals on Wed Jan 15 ad Friday Jan 17. Please return any unsold tickets, as well as the money collected for tickets sold, to Hilary or Vivian at the dress rehearsals. Please let them know if you need additional tickets or student tickets ($5 each).
Posters
Thanks to Franziska Dellinger for designing our beautiful concert posters! Please pass the small hand-bill posters out to ask many folks as you can—tuck them in your holiday cards, put them in neighbors’ mail boxes, hand them to your colleagues! Beginning about 2 weeks before the concert, post the larger posters wherever you can—at your bank, grocery store, deli, place of employment, doctor’s office, church, etc. And put one in the window of your car!
Gift Wrapping at Buffalo Street Books
Chorus members have an opportunity to raise a little cash for the chorus by volunteering to wrap gifts at Buffalo Street Books (215 N Cayuga St) on Saturday, December 21. The chorus is signed up to wrap gifts for two 2-hour shifts from 10 AM to noon and from 2 PM to 4:00 PM. This is an easy way to support the chorus. There will be a sign-up sheet at rehearsal on Wednesday. Please volunteer a little time to help us out.
Ushers and Help with Set-up and Take-down Needed
We need 8 to 12 ushers for concert night! Ushers must sign up in advance and should be at St. Paul’s at 6:30 pm on concert night. Please tell your friends and family members about this helpful way to enjoy the concert for free! You can sign them up at rehearsal next week.
We also need folks to help with concert set-up and take-down. Help is needed for set up on Tuesday, January 14 at 8:00 pm. Take-down will happen right after the concert. If you can help, please let Mike know by signing up on the sign-up sheets at rehearsal next week.
Concert Dress
Women: long-sleeved, plain, black top with a long, black skirt, mid-calf skirt with black stockings, or full-length dress slacks; black shoes. Please, no black jeans, black sneakers, or thick sweaters.
Men: long-sleeved, plain, black dress shirt or turtleneck; black dress pants; black socks; black shoes. Please, no jackets, ties, black jeans, black sneakers, or sweaters.
Dress Fund: The ICC will reimburse up to $10 worth of correct concert attire purchased at the Salvation Army (or other recognized nonprofit organization) after presentation of a receipt.
We will be closely seated in the sanctuary, so please do not wear any scented products. Several chorus members are very sensitive to these products.
Need to miss a rehearsal?
Please notify the attendance officer, Marilyn Crooker, (in advance when possible) of any absence. You can email her at marilyncrooker@yahoo.com, or call and leave a message for her at 532-3484. Members with more than three absences should check with Gerald about eligibility to sing in the concert.
Fall Rehearsal Schedule
All rehearsals are from 7-9 PM in the Dining Room at St. Paul’s Methodist Church unless otherwise noted.
December 18
January 8
Required “dress” rehearsals (you don’t have to wear concert attire)
Wednesday, January 15 (7–10 PM)
Friday, January 17 (7-10 PM)
Dates to Remember
Friday, January 10, 2014, 7 pm Chamber Singers Concert at Kendal
Saturday, January 18, 2014 ICC&CS Winter Concert
Saturday, April 26, 2014 ICC&CS Spring Concert
Community Events
Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers presents a concert of Negro Spirituals
 
Sunday, December 15, 2013
First Baptist Church  at 3:00 pm
Suggested donation  of $10 at the door
SCHOLA CANTORUM OF SYRACUSE presents  JOYEUX NOEL
Sunday, December 22 at 4:00 p.m.
Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church (directions)
5299 Jamesville Rd., Dewitt
$15 ($10 students and seniors)
17th century French music for the season, for small choir, chamber orchestra, and organ, featuring works of Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 – 1704) – his Alma redemptoris mater, O antiphons, and his short oratorio In nativitatem Domini canticum - as well as other seasonal delights of a Gallic flavor.
See Gerald Wolfe for tickets.  For more information, visit the web site: ScholaCantorumofSyracuse.org.
Newsletter Items?
If you would like to include a brief item in the ICC&CS e-newsletter, send text ready to copy and paste by Thursday at 10:00 PM to Janine Willis (janineweber@mac.com). The e-newsletter will generally go out on Friday evenings. Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community.

ICC&CS Events

Sat., 04/26/2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ICC & CS
ICC&CS Spring Concert: A Sea Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
402 North Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

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