resident choir singers

Director: Rachel Beeksma
Rehearsal Information:
September 6, 2016 to May 16, 2017
Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Mozart Hall
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC)
325 West Walnut, Milwaukee




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Hello Families,
What a great last reheasal!!! Thanks for all your hard work over the week in preparation for our upcoming concert! Please see the calendar about Dress Rehearsal on Friday, and last concert on Saturday!!!
We also returned almost all of our music this past rehearsal.  However, they will still need to return Ode to Music, Singing to Share, We Rise Again, The Sky is Strung, One Voice, and their folders AFTER the CONCERT.  Also bring the your folder to DRESS REHEARSAL!
Don't forget to purchase your ticket below for our last concert!  
Thanks for a GREAT year and SEE YOU SOON!

Help Support TN Tour!
We are in need of your help spreading the word about our GoFundMe for LCCC and Resident Choir Tour to TN! Please send this to family, friends, coworkers, or even donate!  
Thank you for your help and support.

Homework for this week- Look it over! :)
Durme, El Vito, The Sky is Strung with Glory, and One Voice- All memorized with good tone, vowels, and phrasing.
Also work on the FOUR Group Songs
Singing to Share with the World  
We Rise Again 
Come and Sing 
Ode to Music- From Mr. Melendez: USE THE YOUTUBE VIDEO BELOW :)  Do not need to watch whole video, only the Ode to Music song.
(scroll to 15:30" for the recording of "Ode to Music")
PLEASE DO PRACTICE so we are prepared for our concert! Our success is greatly due to practicing at home.

Calendar of Events!
UPDATED- Please see email from Mr. Melendez concerning schedule changes listed below.
DRESS REHEARSAL – Friday, May 19, 2017, St. Sebastian’s Church- 5400 W. Washington Blvd. Milwaukee
Resident Choirs                  6:25 - 7:30 PM
***  Don't forget to bring your folder!
CONCERT – Saturday, May 20, 2017 St. Sebastian’s Church- 5400 W. Washington Blvd. Milwaukee
Call Time                            1:30 PM (all students)
Doors Open                         2:30 PM
Concert                               3:00 PM
End                                    5:00 PM
*** Don't forget to return your folder at the end of the concert!  If going on TOUR YOU KEEP FOLDER AND ALL MUSIC!
June 2nd Brewer's National Anthem/Game!
*If you are signing up for the Brewer's National Anthem please note:  There is a Mandatory Dress Rehearsal on Wednesday May 31st from 6-7 pm at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church.  
**When signing up your child, you are agree to attending both dress rehearsal and Brewer game dates along with ticket costs and parking cost.
Resident Choirs East and West
Singing the National Anthem at Brewer’s baseball game!!
Friday June 2nd
Time:  Brewers Front Office at 6:00.  As a group, the performers will be escorted to the Media Interview Room for rehearsal.  Anthem is performed at approximately 6:57 with game officially starting at 7:10 pm. The game generally last for three hours.
Where: Miller Park Stadium- take 1-94 to exit 308B- on Miller Park Way and look for the Brewers sign.  The main entrance for the Brewers front office will be directly after the lights beneath the Brewer’s sign.
Parking: Families are responsible for parking. Carpooling to this event is a great option!
Advance General - $11: Advance Preferred - $16: Day of Game General - $12: Day of Game Preferred - $20
More than 7 days in advance of the game: Advanced parking can be purchased online or by calling the Ticket Office at 414-902-4000. Print at home and will-call delivery options are not available for parking purchases. Less than 7 days in advance of the game: Advanced parking can only be purchased in-person at the Ticket Office (up until 4 hours before game time).
Uniform:  MCC Polo, dress skirt/pants, black dress shoes, white socks for ladies.
Cost-  $17.00 ($18.59 w/service fee) for Parents/Family and Friends.- Singer tickets are $13 ($14.45 w/service fee).  Each singer will need to purchase a ticket to participate in this event.  Family and Friends will also need to purchase a ticket if they wish to watch the game.  We recommend that if they are singing, they stay for the entirety of the game.  
Thanks  for purchasing your tickets!!!!

Voices of Eterna Choir Camp is scheduled for July 31 - August 4, 2017.  All members of the 2017-2018 Voices of Eterna are required to be at the choir camp.  
Only members of Resident Choir who are currently completing their 2nd season in Resident Choir are eligible to audition for membership in Voices of Eterna.  The audition will consist of a vocal hearing, sight singing assessment, and interview with both student and parent(s).  All of these elements are required in order to be considered for acceptance into the 2017-2018 Voices of Eterna.  Auditions will take place in the month of May.  Please take the necessary steps to plan accordingly should your child be eligible for Voices of Eterna. 
Camp begins each morning at 8:30 AM and ends at 8:00 PM.  There is a fee associated with this camp which normally is between $100 - $200.  This covers all meals (except for breakfast), and activities throughout each day. 

Rachel Beeksma, Associate Artistic Director
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Current Fundraisers:
Tour Information:
Resident Choir East, West, and Lake Country Children's Choir
OPTIONAL Choir Tour to Memphis and Nashville TN!
Rehearsals for Tour-

6-8 pm June 12 Rehearsal Choir Room upstairs

6-8 pm June 13 RehearsalChoir Room upstairs

6-8 pm June 14 Etiquette Dinner Fellowship Hall

Location: Mt. Carmel for all
Tour Dates:
7:30 AM  June 15 Drop off at MCC office and leave for Memphis TN
9:00 PM  June 19 Return back from Nashville TN and pick up at MCC office
Some Exciting Opportunities:  Going to Graceland, home of Elvis Presley * Tour of the Parthenon * Country Music Hall of Fame Museum and Songwriting opportunity and recording session with a famous Nashville Songwriter * Studio B Tour and Recording Session of two of our own performance pieces * and two performances of our touring music in both Memphis and Nashville!  
More details will be coming your way shortly!
I am leaving out of town for National ACDA Convention, so our newsletter was updated early!