It’s getting to the fun time of year again, with our fantastic Christmas events fast approaching. Our final combined concert is always one of the highlights of the year always promising to be a fun way to bring on the Christmas spirit! Please note that your daughter/son requires a cap and sunglasses for one of our songs. The cap needs to be like a baseball/sports cap – it could even be your YAV cap! Choristers will need to bring their caps to every rehearsal so that they can practice with them starting from next week.
Now could be a good time to dust off that choir uniform and check that it fits. If you need another YAV t-shirt they are available from the office. We also may have a pre-loved t-shirt in your child’s size. The Combined Choirs Festive Concert will be held on Sunday 5 December commencing at 3.30pm and concluding at 5.30pm at the Wesley Kent Town Uniting Church (the church right next to YAV!). Details regarding meeting and collection points and times for the rehearsals on the day will be forwarded to parents and caregivers soon.
This term the Intermediate choristers will be given the opportunity to sing in a small group if they want to show they are ready for the next step. We encourage choristers to have a try. They will not need to sing on their own. I will select a song they know really well in two parts and they will sing with their allocated small group. Once we have a list of choristers who would like to participate, we will allocate a time during our normal rehearsal time for this to occur. It may be necessary to begin slightly earlier and go a little later for this rehearsal, depending on how many would like to sing. We will contact you if your child is required outside of normal choir rehearsal time.
Margaret Lange, Emily, Jesse and I will also be watching with interest to see how choristers’ musicianship and sight-reading skills have improved over the course of the year. It is a great time for us to hear how your child has progressed throughout the year and choristers have enjoyed singing in small groups with their friends for this activity.
Our final rehearsal is planned for Wednesday 8 December. This fun night will include games, a viewing of the DVD from the concert and lots of fun times! Don’t’ miss it – it is a fabulous way for our choristers to say goodbye to their friends for the holidays.
Thank you to our Intermediate choristers for your fabulous singing and support of each and YAV and to you, the parents for making sure this all happens. It’s been a great year of music and it’s been a joy to get to know so many new choristers in Intermediate choir this year. You “old” ones are pretty cool too!