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January 26, 2015

From the ICC&CS President
It’s Time To Register for the Spring Semester! 
It’s time to register for the ICC&CS Spring semester! This semester, we will be rehearsing the Brahms Requiem, which the chorus will perform on Saturday, April 25. The first rehearsal will be Wednesday, January 28. Registration will start at 6:15. Here is the information you need to be in the right place at the right time to start the semester with us:
Our online registration form is up and ready on our web site! Please register online and reserve your music at http://www.ithacacommunitychoruses.org/groups/icccs/join/. Please see the attached Fact Sheet for additional information.
You may pay online by credit card or PayPal. Due are $50, and scores are $10. 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. Online registration will close at 9 pm on Sunday, January 25.
Online registration has made the registration process much more efficient and has really helped us streamline our record-keeping. We hope that as many people as possible register online; however, if you choose not to, you can complete a paper registration form at registration before the first rehearsal on January 28 and submit it with a check. Rehearsals are held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 402 N. Aurora Street in Ithaca.

Scores for Brahms Requiem

We will be using the Schirmer edition of Brahms Requiem in English. We can guarantee that we will have a score for all those who have prepaid for one.

The Chorus Depends on Your Donations

Our community is most fortunate to have a professionally directed and accompanied chorus open to all who wish to sing. As shown in the charts below, our dues and the 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. Please consider adding a donation to the chorus when you register for the spring semester. Your gift is greatly appreciated and really does make a difference! Thank you.

Notes on the pie charts: As you can see, we have a budget shortfall of almost $3700. We are counting on donations to help us fill this gap. We also depend on income from fundraising (bed and breakfast, calendar sales, used CD sales), concert program ad revenue, and workshops. The success of our fundraising depends on each of our members’ taking an active role in our fundraising efforts.

January Concert CD Orders
Our January concert CD is still for sale to chorus members. You can buy a 2 cd recording of the entire concert for $20. If you want only the Haydn, you can order that one cd for $15. To order, please fill out the attached form and either hand it to Joyce Morgenroth at rehearsal with your payment (cash or checks made out to Ithaca Community Choruses) or mail the form and a check to her at 474 Snyder Hill Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850. The order must be submitted by January 31.
Spring Rehearsal Schedule
January 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15
Required dress rehearsals
Wednesday, April 22 (Time TBA)
Friday, April 24 (Time TBA)
Concert:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
St. Paul’s Methodist Church at 8:00 PM
Dates to Remember
Saturday, April 25, 2015: ICC&CS Spring Concert
Saturday, May 2, 2015: VOICES Spring Concert
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.
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 PM to Janine Willis (janineweber@mac.com). Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community. The newsletter will generally go out on Friday evenings.

January 17, 2015

From the Director
Look up from your music as often as possible. The audience wants to see your faces!
From the ICC & CS President
Concert Tickets
Please return ticket money and any unsold tickets to Denise at our dress rehearsals on Wednesday, January 14, or Friday, January 16. Unsold tickets and ticket money must be turned in by the end of Friday’s dress rehearsal.
Invite your friends! Janine created a Facebook Event to share- search for it under Ithaca Community Choruses!
Concert Dress
Women: long-sleeved, plain, black top with a long, black skirt, mid-calf skirt with opaque black stockings, or full-length dress slacks; black shoes.
Men: long-sleeved, plain, black dress shirt or turtleneck; black dress pants; black socks; black shoes. Please, no jackets or ties.
And please remember NOT to wear perfume or other scented products!
Ithaca Times article about us!
Our own Jane Dieckmann (soprano section) has written a lovely article about our concert in the Ithaca Times this week. There are a number of quite interesting tidbits about our pieces in this gem, so be sure to check it out either in print or here: Power Play. Thanks Jane!
Spring Semester Registration is UP!
Rehearsals begin on Jan 28 for our April 25 performance of the Brahms Requiem. Thanks to those who worked tirelessly to get that running (Ed! Franziska! Anyone who I didn’t know about!). A more formal notice will go out to a wider audience in the coming week; so you will hear more about it (apologies for having to read it twice!)
Concert Week Rehearsal Schedule
Required dress rehearsals
Wednesday, January 14 6:30PM
Friday, January 16 6:45 PM
Concert
Saturday, January 17, 2014
St. Paul’s Methodist Church at 7:30 PM
(Chorus call 6:15 PM, Chamber Singers 5:45 PM)
Dates to Remember
Saturday, January 17- ICC&CS Concert
Sunday, January 18- IGMC Cabaret Fundraiser: 3 pm, First Baptist Church

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.
Community Events
MUSIC AT GRACE:   Sunday, January 25, 4 PM.
Yuri Ozawa on violin and piano, accompanied by Gerald Wolfe.  
Free admission.  Grace Episcopal Church, Church and Davis Sts., Elmira.
Currently a freshman at Elmira College, Ms. Ozawa has studied violin and piano since her childhood in Japan. She attended the Gnessin Special School of Music in Moscow, studying with Valentina Petrovna Korolkova (third grade), and has also studied with teachers at various Japanese universities. She began performing recitals in hospitals and nursing centers at age 7 and has also given benefit recitals for cyclone and earthquake victims. She received the Social Volunteer Award of Soroptimist International of Japan at age 17. Her repertoire includes standards of the (western) violin/piano repertoire—J.S. Bach, Kreisler, Mendelssohn, Chopin—as well as Japanese folk music and her own compositions.
SUNY Cortland’s Choral Union directed by Steve Wilson, accompanist Jackie Brown, is planning an all-Vaughan Williams program: Flos Campi (Flower of the Field) for small orchestra, viola solo, and wordless chorus; A Song of Thanksgiving; A Choral Flourish; Let All the World in Every Corner Singfrom Five Mystical Songs; Sine Nomine (For all the saints, who from their labors rest…). There will be opportunities to audition for short vocal solos.
Rehearsals are Monday evenings 7 to 9 pm, beginning Monday, January 26, 2015 in Room 111 in the Dowd Performing Arts Center, Cortland.  Dowd is at the corner of Graham Avenue and Prospect Terrace. See map: http://www2.cortland.edu/about/maps-and-directions/
The performance is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8 pm in the Dowd Theater on the SUNY Cortland campus.
There is no fee to sing with SUNY College Choral Union. Scores are borrowed from the College at no charge.
Questions to Diana Nathanielsz dnathani@twcny.rr.com.
MetOpera Live in HD at the Regal Cinema
An incredible value for those who love
opera, theater, staging, etc, etc.
It’s a blast for the senses!
Check the theater for broadcast time, most are at 1 pm
on Saturdays. (The encore performance usually takes
place the following Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm.)
January 17 ~ The Merry Widow, Lehar
January 31 ~ Les Contes D’Hoffmann, Offenbach
February 14 ~ Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle, Tchaikovsky/Bartok
March 14 ~ La Donna del Lago, Rossini
April 25 ~ Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Mascagni/Leoncavallo
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 PM to Janine Willis (janineweber@mac.com). Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community. The newsletter will generally go out on Friday evenings.

January 10, 2015

Concert Announcement

The Ithaca Community Chorus and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Gerald Wolfe, will perform Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross, and Tippett’s a cappella setting of five spirituals from A Child of Our Time.  The Chamber Singers will perform When David Heard by Eric Whitacre.
Saturday January 17th 2015 7:30 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Corner of Aurora and Court Streets, Ithaca
Tickets: adults: $15 in advance, $20 at the door;
students: $5; children under 12: Free
Haydn’s gorgeous setting of the Seven Last words of Christ was originally composed by Haydn in 1784 as a meditative instrumental piece for the Good Friday service in a Cadiz church.  In 1796 he adapted it as an oratorio.  He thought very highly of the oratorio, and it was the last piece he conducted in public before his death.  It will be sung in English, with solo quartet (Tamara Acosta, Ivy Walz, Gerald Grahame, David Neale) and full orchestra, from a new translation from the German by Gerald Wolfe.
Michael Tippett’s a capella setting of five spirituals are from his oratorio A Child of Our Time, written in 1941.  Tippett was much affected by the Nazi treatment of Jews, and his oratorio expresses the rejection of oppression wherever it occurs.  The five spirituals performed here function much as Bach’s chorales do in his Passions.  They are interludes of familiar music inserted between the main sections of the work.  These arrangements feature solos for soprano and tenor, which will be sung by chorus members.
The Chamber Singers will perform Eric Whitacre’s When David Heard, a beautiful, poignant setting of a verse from the bible describing David’s grief at the loss of his son, Absalom.
We hope you can join us for this special event!

From the Director
HOMEWORK FOR 1/14:  Five Spirituals
From the ICC & CS President
Concert Tickets
By now you should have picked up your tickets to sell!
Please return ticket money and any unsold tickets to Denise at our dress rehearsals on Wednesday, January 14, or Friday, January 16. Unsold tickets and ticket money must be turned in by the end of Friday’s dress rehearsal.
Invite your friends! Janine created a Facebook Event to share- search for it under Ithaca Community Choruses!
Posters
Thanks to Elizabeth Mount for creating this semester’s beautiful colorful posters! Please begin distributing the small handbills as soon as you have them. NOW IS THE TIME TO POST THEM! Please take some posters and put them up around town: at work, coffee shops, doctor’s offices, health clubs, churches and temples, the laundromat, the market, etc etc. And don’t forget to put one in your car window! And send the attached e-poster to anyone who might be interested in the concert!
Dress Rehearsal
Attendance at both dress rehearsals is mandatory for all who are singing in the concert! This is because each singer will be placed on “stage” and arranged so that everyone can see Gerald. To do this effectively, the concert manager needs to have everyone there. You do not need to wear concert dress to the dress rehearsal, but do be sure the shoes you wear to the rehearsals have the same heel height as those you intend to wear for the concert. We will be packed in tight! So please don’t wear any scented products.
Concert Dress
Women: long-sleeved, plain, black top with a long, black skirt, mid-calf skirt with opaque black stockings, or full-length dress slacks; black shoes.
Men: long-sleeved, plain, black dress shirt or turtleneck; black dress pants; black socks; black shoes. Please, no jackets or ties.
And please remember NOT to wear perfume or other scented products!
Gerald and Marty on the Air!
Gerald Wolfe and Marty Ginsburg will be guests on FM 88.1(WRFI) at 1PM on Wed. Jan 14th. They will be discussing our upcoming concert. Sample recordings will be played and the patter should provide even more context about our pieces.
Spring Semester Registration is UP!
Rehearsals begin on Jan 28 for our April 25 performance of the Brahms Requiem. Thanks to those who worked tirelessly to get that running (Ed! Franziska! Anyone who I didn’t know about!). A more formal notice will go out to a wider audience in the coming week; so you will hear more about it (apologies for having to read it twice!)
Concert Week Rehearsal Schedule
Required dress rehearsals
Wednesday, January 14 6:30PM
Friday, January 16 6:45 PM
Concert
Saturday, January 17, 2014
St. Paul’s Methodist Church at 7:30 PM
(Chorus call 6:15 PM, Chamber Singers 5:45 PM)
Dates to Remember
Saturday, January 10- VOICES Concert: World Music and Gospel
Saturday, January 17- ICC&CS Concert
Sunday, January 18- IGMC Cabaret Fundraiser: 3 pm, First Baptist Church

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.
Community Events
MUSIC AT GRACE:   Sunday, January 25, 4 PM.
Yuri Ozawa on violin and piano, accompanied by Gerald Wolfe.  
Free admission.  Grace Episcopal Church, Church and Davis Sts., Elmira.
Currently a freshman at Elmira College, Ms. Ozawa has studied violin and piano since her childhood in Japan. She attended the Gnessin Special School of Music in Moscow, studying with Valentina Petrovna Korolkova (third grade), and has also studied with teachers at various Japanese universities. She began performing recitals in hospitals and nursing centers at age 7 and has also given benefit recitals for cyclone and earthquake victims. She received the Social Volunteer Award of Soroptimist International of Japan at age 17. Her repertoire includes standards of the (western) violin/piano repertoire—J.S. Bach, Kreisler, Mendelssohn, Chopin—as well as Japanese folk music and her own compositions.
MetOpera Live in HD at the Regal Cinema
An incredible value for those who love
opera, theater, staging, etc, etc.
It’s a blast for the senses!
Check the theater for broadcast time, most are at 1 pm
on Saturdays. (The encore performance usually takes
place the following Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm.)
January 17 ~ The Merry Widow, Lehar
January 31 ~ Les Contes D’Hoffmann, Offenbach
February 14 ~ Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle, Tchaikovsky/Bartok
March 14 ~ La Donna del Lago, Rossini
April 25 ~ Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Mascagni/Leoncavallo
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 PM to Janine Willis (janineweber@mac.com). Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community. The newsletter will generally go out on Friday evenings.

December 21, 2014

From the Director
HOMEWORK FOR 1/7:  All, especially Haydn #7 and Tippett #3
TALES OF HAYDN:  At 6:40 PM on January 7 our own Marty Ginsburg will regale us with tales of Haydn, so please come early if you can.
From the ICC & CS President
Concert Tickets
By now you should have picked up your tickets to sell!
Please return ticket money and any unsold tickets to Denise at our dress rehearsals on Wednesday, January 14, or Friday, January 16. Unsold tickets and ticket money must be turned in by the end of Friday’s dress rehearsal.
Attached is an announcement about our concert and a poster pdf you can e-mail to friends and family who may be interested in attending our concert.
Posters
Thanks to Elizabeth Mount for creating this semester’s beautiful colorful posters! Please begin distributing the small handbills as soon as you have them. We should wait to post the posters, however, until 2 weeks before the concert. Please take some posters and put them up around town: at work, coffee shops, doctor’s offices, health clubs, churches and temples, the laundromat, the market, etc etc. And don’t forget to put one in your car window! And send the attached e-poster to anyone who might be interested in the concert!
Dress Rehearsal
Attendance at both dress rehearsals is mandatory for all who are singing in the concert! This is because each singer will be placed on “stage” and arranged so that everyone can see Gerald. To do this effectively, the concert manager needs to have everyone there. You do not need to wear concert dress to the dress rehearsal, but do be sure the shoes you wear to the rehearsals have the same heel height as those you intend to wear for the concert. We will be packed in tight! So please don’t wear any scented products.
Concert Dress
Women: long-sleeved, plain, black top with a long, black skirt, mid-calf skirt with opaque black stockings, or full-length dress slacks; black shoes.
Men: long-sleeved, plain, black dress shirt or turtleneck; black dress pants; black socks; black shoes. Please, no jackets or ties.
And please remember NOT to wear perfume or other scented products!
Rehearsal Setup Help Needed
HELP needed putting up chairs! Do consider arriving at around 6:30 pm to assist Diana putting up rehearsal chairs in the Dining Room. Many thanks.
January Concert CD Orders
As always, our January concert will be recorded, with CDs available for sale to chorus members. You can buy a 2 cd recording of the entire concert for $20. If you want only the Haydn, you can order that one cd for $15. To order, please fill out the attached form and either hand it to Joyce Morgenroth at rehearsal with your payment (cash or checks made out to Ithaca Community Choruses) or mail the form and a check to her at 474 Snyder Hill Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850. The order must be submitted by January 31.
Fall Rehearsal Schedule
January 7
Required dress rehearsals
Wednesday, January 14 6:30PM
Friday, January 16 6:45 PM
Concert
Saturday, January 17, 2014
St. Paul’s Methodist Church at 7:30 PM
(Chorus call 6:15 PM, Chamber Singers 5:45 PM)
Dates to Remember
Saturday, January 10- VOICES Concert: World Music and Gospel
Saturday, January 17- ICC&CS Concert
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.
Community Events
Lecture Encore: Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo da Ponte
Wednesday, December 24th from 1-2PM    
Broadcast on 88.1 FM!
In case you missed Marty’s talk at Lifelong last week, you are in luck! He will be continuing his in depth discussion of Mozart, da Ponte, and the opera Don Giovanni on FM Radio! Tune in on Christmas Eve from 1-2PM at 88.1 FM.
MetOpera Live in HD at the Regal Cinema
An incredible value for those who love
opera, theater, staging, etc, etc.
It’s a blast for the senses!
Check the theater for broadcast time, most are at 1 pm
on Saturdays. (The encore performance usually takes
place the following Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm.)
January 17 ~ The Merry Widow, Lehar
January 31 ~ Les Contes D’Hoffmann, Offenbach
February 14 ~ Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle, Tchaikovsky/Bartok
March 14 ~ La Donna del Lago, Rossini
April 25 ~ Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Mascagni/Leoncavallo
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 PM to Janine Willis (janineweber@mac.com). Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community. The newsletter will generally go out on Friday evenings.

December 15, 2014

From the Director
HOMEWORK FOR 12/17:  Haydn #5-7, Il terremoto; Tippett #3-5
Attached are the program notes for our concert pieces. Give ‘em a read!
From the ICC & CS President
Concert Tickets
At our rehearsals on December 10 and 17, our tickets coordinator Denise Coyle will be distributing concert tickets for chorus members to sell. Denise has an envelope containing four concert tickets for each chorus member to try to sell. Let Denise know if you need additional tickets. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, so concert goers save money by purchasing tickets in advance! Advance ($15) tickets are also available on our web site (www.ithacacommunitychoruses.org ). Student tickets are $5 and tickets for children 12 and under are free. Let Denise know if you need students’ or children’s tickets.
Please return ticket money and any unsold tickets to Denise at our dress rehearsals on Wednesday, January 14, or Friday, January 16. Unsold tickets and ticket money must be turned in by the end of Friday’s dress rehearsal.
Attached is an announcement about our concert and a poster pdf you can e-mail to friends and family who may be interested in attending our concert.
Posters
Thanks to Elizabeth Mount for creating this semester’s beautiful colorful posters! Please begin distributing the small handbills as soon as you have them. We should wait to post the posters, however, until 2 weeks before the concert. Please take some posters and put them up around town: at work, coffee shops, doctor’s offices, health clubs, churches and temples, the laundromat, the market, etc etc. And don’t forget to put one in your car window! And send the attached e-poster to anyone who might be interested in the concert!
Dress Rehearsal
Attendance at both dress rehearsals is mandatory for all who are singing in the concert! This is because each singer will be placed on “stage” and arranged so that everyone can see Gerald. To do this effectively, the concert manager needs to have everyone there. You do not need to wear concert dress to the dress rehearsal, but do be sure the shoes you wear to the rehearsals have the same heel height as those you intend to wear for the concert. We will be packed in tight! So please don’t wear any scented products.
Concert Dress
Women: long-sleeved, plain, black top with a long, black skirt, mid-calf skirt with opaque black stockings, or full-length dress slacks; black shoes.
Men: long-sleeved, plain, black dress shirt or turtleneck; black dress pants; black socks; black shoes. Please, no jackets or ties.
And please remember NOT to wear perfume or other scented products!
Rehearsal Setup Help Needed
HELP needed putting up chairs! Do consider arriving at around 6:30 pm to assist Diana putting up rehearsal chairs in the Dining Room. Many thanks.
January Concert CD Orders
As always, our January concert will be recorded, with cd’s available for sale to chorus members. You can buy a 2 cd recording of the entire concert for $20. If you want only the Haydn, you can order that one cd for $15. To order, please fill out the attached form and either hand it to Joyce Morgenroth at rehearsal with your payment (cash or checks made out to Ithaca Community Choruses) or mail the form and a check to her at 474 Snyder Hill Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850. The order must be submitted by January 31.
Fall Rehearsal Schedule
December 17
January 7
Required dress rehearsals
Wednesday, January 14 (Time TBA)
Friday, January 16 (Time TBA)
Concert
Saturday, January 17, 2014
St. Paul’s Methodist Church at 7:30 PM
(Chorus call 6:15 PM, Chamber Singers 5:45 PM)
Dates to Remember
Saturday, January 10- VOICES Concert: World Music and Gospel
Saturday, January 17- ICC&CS Concert
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.
Community Events
Cayuga Chamber Orchestra presents Messiah
with Cayuga Vocal Ensemble
Sunday, December 14, 2014 4PM
First Presebyterian Church, Ithaca
Come enjoy this timeless classic! With soloists Rebecca Leistikow, soprano; Dawn Peirce, mezzo-soprano; Carl Johengen, tenor; and Marc Webster; bass. Featuring guest conductor Miriam Burns. Tickets are $30
Lecture: Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo da Ponte
Wednesday, December 17th at 10am    
Lifelong(Cayuga and Court)
Marty Ginsburg will give an in depth talk on Mozart and his librettist,Lorenzo da Ponte.The opera Don Giovanni will be discussed thoroughly as an example of their magical collaboration. Music from the opera will be played.
MetOpera Live in HD at the Regal Cinema
is incredible value for those who love
opera, theater, staging, etc, etc.
It’s a blast for the senses!
Check the theater for broadcast time, most are at 1 pm
on Saturdays. (The encore performance usually takes
place the following Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm.)
December 13 ~ Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Wagner
January 17 ~ The Merry Widow, Lehar
January 31 ~ Les Contes D’Hoffmann, Offenbach
February 14 ~ Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle, Tchaikovsky/Bartok
March 14 ~ La Donna del Lago, Rossini
April 25 ~ Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Mascagni/Leoncavallo

December 8, 2014

From the Director
HOMEWORK FOR 12/10:  Haydn #1-4, Tippett #1-3
Rehearsal Setup Help Needed
HELP needed putting up chairs! Do consider arriving at around 6:30 pm to assist Diana putting up rehearsal chairs in the Dining Room. Many thanks.
January Concert CD Orders
As always, our January concert will be recorded, with cd’s available for sale to chorus members. You can buy a 2 cd recording of the entire concert for $20. If you want only the Haydn, you can order that one cd for $15. To order, please fill out the attached form and either hand it to Joyce Morgenroth at rehearsal with your payment (cash or checks made out to Ithaca Community Choruses) or mail the form and a check to her at 474 Snyder Hill Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850. The order must be submitted by January 31.
Fall Rehearsal Schedule
December 10, 17
January 7
Required dress rehearsals
Wednesday, January 14 (Time TBA)
Friday, January 16 (Time TBA)
Concert
Saturday, January 17, 2014
St. Paul’s Methodist Church at 7:30 PM
Dates to Remember
Saturday, January 10- VOICES Concert: World Music and Gospel
Saturday, January 17- ICC&CS Concert
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.
Community Events
Cayuga Vocal Ensemble presents: A Holiday Bouquet
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 4:00 pm
First Unitarian Society
306 N. Aurora St., Ithaca, NY
Holiday music on themes of flowers (especially roses), plants, and nature. Repertoire to include Samuel Barber’s “Twelfth Night,” two versions of “Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen” by Praetorius and Vulpius, Robert Young’s “There is no Rose of Such Virtue,” and Kenneth Leighton’s “Of a Rose is All My Song,” plus familiar carols and holiday favorites. $15 advance ticket price, $18 at the door. Students are $5 and kids 12 and under are free.
Tickets available at Hickey’s, Pastimes Antiques, and at the door. You may also purchase tickets online at: http://www.cayuga-vocal.org/tickets.shtml#dec
MetOpera Live in HD at the Regal Cinema
is incredible value for those who love
opera, theater, staging, etc, etc.
It’s a blast for the senses!
Check the theater for broadcast time, most are at 1 pm
on Saturdays. (The encore performance usually takes
place the following Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm.)
December 13 ~ Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Wagner
January 17 ~ The Merry Widow, Lehar
January 31 ~ Les Contes D’Hoffmann, Offenbach
February 14 ~ Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle, Tchaikovsky/Bartok
March 14 ~ La Donna del Lago, Rossini
April 25 ~ Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Mascagni/Leoncavallo
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 PM to Janine Willis (janineweber@mac.com). Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community. The newsletter will generally go out on Friday evenings.

November 24, 2014

No rehearsal on Wednesday 11/26. Happy Thanksgiving!
From the Director
HOMEWORK FOR 12/3:  Tippett – All
Holiday Choir Members Needed!
The First Unitarian Society of Ithaca (FUSIT) is looking for some additional singers to participate in their holiday services on 12/21 and Christmas Eve.  They are especially in need of basses and sopranos this year. Attached is the announcement from Jennifer Lawrence-Birnbaum, (FUSIT’s choir director) which details the music and rehearsal schedule. If you are interested in participating, please contact Jennifer at fusitchoir@gmail.com or leave a message in the FUSIT office 273-7521.
PLEASE pass this on to any of your friends/colleagues who may be interested in participating.
January Concert CD Orders
As always, our January concert will be recorded, with cd’s available for sale to chorus members. You can buy a 2 cd recording of the entire concert for $20. If you want only the Haydn, you can order that one cd for $15. To order, please fill out the attached form and either hand it to Joyce Morgenroth at rehearsal with your payment (cash or checks made out to Ithaca Community Choruses) or mail the form and a check to her at 474 Snyder Hill Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850. The order must be submitted by January 31.
Fall Rehearsal Schedule
December 3, 10, 17
January 7
Required dress rehearsals
Wednesday, January 14 (Time TBA)
Friday, January 16 (Time TBA)
Concert
Saturday, January 17, 2014
St. Paul’s Methodist Church at 7:30 PM
Dates to Remember
Saturday, January 10- VOICES Concert: World Music and Gospel
Saturday, January 17- ICC&CS Concert
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.
Community Events
Ithaca Community Orchestra Fall Concert: Places of Inspiration
Saturday, November 22, 2014 4:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church, DeWitt Park, Ithaca
Program includes works by Jean Sibelius, George Gershwin, Mozart, and Dvorák. Reception to follow the concert. $5 suggested donation.
Cayuga Vocal Ensemble presents: A Holiday Bouquet
 Sunday, December 7, 2014, 4:00 pm
 First Unitarian Society
 306 N. Aurora St., Ithaca, NY
Holiday music on themes of flowers (especially roses), plants, and nature. Repertoire to include Samuel Barber’s “Twelfth Night,” two versions of “Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen” by Praetorius and Vulpius, Robert Young’s “There is no Rose of Such Virtue,” and Kenneth Leighton’s “Of a Rose is All My Song,” plus familiar carols and holiday favorites. $15 advance ticket price, $18 at the door. Students are $5 and kids 12 and under are free.
Tickets available at Hickey’s, Pastimes Antiques, and at the door. You may also purchase tickets online at: http://www.cayuga-vocal.org/tickets.shtml#dec
MetOpera Live in HD at the Regal Cinema
is incredible value for those who love
opera, theater, staging, etc, etc.
It’s a blast for the senses!
Check the theater for broadcast time, most are at 1 pm
on Saturdays. (The encore performance usually takes
place the following Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm.)
November 22 ~ Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini
December 13 ~ Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Wagner
January 17 ~ The Merry Widow, Lehar
January 31 ~ Les Contes D’Hoffmann, Offenbach
February 14 ~ Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle, Tchaikovsky/Bartok
March 14 ~ La Donna del Lago, Rossini
April 25 ~ Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Mascagni/Leoncavallo
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 PM to Janine Willis (janineweber@mac.com). Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community. The newsletter will generally go out on Friday evenings

November 19, 2014

Reminder: Voice lessons with Marion Giambattista
Today’s (November 19) voice lesson will be for the Soprano section. There is no rehearsal or lesson November 26th.  The Altos will follow December 3rd, and then the Tenors and Basses will combine for one last lesson December 10th. Marion will meet with students from 6:15 to 6:45 just ahead of our normal rehearsals.  We will collect $5 per student per lesson to help cover Marion’s time and costs.  Walk-ins are encouraged, and if you have signed up or attended in the past but you won’t be able to attend this time please be sure to email Brian because we want to make sure we have enough attending to warrant Marion’s time.  Please direct any questions to Brian Bauer (briantbauer@gmail.com).

November 16, 2014

From the Director
HOMEWORK FOR 11/19:  Haydn #5-7 and Il terremoto
Holiday Choir Members Needed!

The First Unitarian Society of Ithaca (FUSIT) is looking for some additional singers to participate in their holiday services on 12/21 and Christmas Eve.  They are especially in need of basses and sopranos this year. Attached is the announcement from Jennifer Lawrence-Birnbaum, (FUSIT’s choir director) which details the music and rehearsal schedule. If you are interested in participating, please contact Jennifer at fusitchoir@gmail.com or leave a message in the FUSIT office 273-7521.

PLEASE pass this on to any of your friends/colleagues who may be interested in participating.
Fall Rehearsal Schedule
November 19
December 3, 10, 17
January 7
Required dress rehearsals
Wednesday, January 14 (Time TBA)
Friday, January 16 (Time TBA)
Concert
Saturday, January 17, 2014
St. Paul’s Methodist Church at 7:30 PM
Dates to Remember
Saturday, January 10- VOICES Concert: World Music and Gospel
Saturday, January 17- ICC&CS Concert
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.
Community Events
Christopher Morgan Loy, composer and pianist, presents: Duets
Sunday, November 16, 4:00PM
First Unitarian Church

Featuring Russell Posegate, piano; and Karen Wonder Dumont, soprano
Music includes a premiere performance of A Short Suite for Two Pianos, a new work for two pianos by Christopher Morgan Loy; and music by John Adams, Brahms, Faure, and Wolf.
Presentation on Handel and Haydn
Marty Ginsburg will give an in-depth presentation on Handel and Hayden, chiefly when each was in England.  Representative music will be played.  The talk will be at LifeLong (Court and Cayuga) on Wed, Nov. 19th, 10AM to 12 noon.
Ithaca Community Orchestra Fall Concert: Places of Inspiration
Saturday, November 22, 2014 4:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church, DeWitt Park, Ithaca
Program includes works by Jean Sibelius, George Gershwin, Mozart, and Dvorák. Reception to follow the concert. $5 suggested donation.
MetOpera Live in HD at the Regal Cinema
is incredible value for those who love
opera, theater, staging, etc, etc.
It’s a blast for the senses!
Check the theater for broadcast time, most are at 1 pm
on Saturdays. (The encore performance usually takes
place the following Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm.)
November 22 ~ Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini
December 13 ~ Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Wagner
January 17 ~ The Merry Widow, Lehar
January 31 ~ Les Contes D’Hoffmann, Offenbach
February 14 ~ Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle, Tchaikovsky/Bartok
March 14 ~ La Donna del Lago, Rossini
April 25 ~ Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Mascagni/Leoncavallo
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 PM to Janine Willis (janineweber@mac.com). Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community. The newsletter will generally go out on Friday evenings.

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