We turn the page…………..

Hello Everyone:

But before we turn that page, I want you all to know that Saturday’s concert was so fine, so musical, so wonderfully inspiring. As one of my dear choral conducting friends said about “How Lovely”…………….’stunning’.  And it was.  Performed with such love and reverence for John.  The rest of the program was really, really chorally very good and also inspiring.  The Amherst kiddos added so much to the evening.  They are really fine as is their conductor Justin Pometliarz.

So many thank yous to the crew whose Uhaul truck gave our wonderful folks such headaches.  Special thanks to Mark Ganschow (driver) and Andrea Rizzo (leader), along with Rick Lesniak (still thought of as Rickie Roadie) for leadership, and special talents to get us on the risers, including set up, storing, tear down, etc.  And special kudos to Chris Rockwell for letting us store our equipment  at her house.  Mike Southard did a great job on sound also.  And to the unsung heros of the crew………….many, many thank.  Such fine folks.

It takes a village to teach a child.  It takes YOU to perform a concert.  And House Managers, Ushers, ticket takers, ticket chairs, etc. etc. etc.


And now we do turn that page.  Beginning Wednesday, we have 5 rehearsals before the dress for our 2 Christmas concerts.  Music to learn, publicity to get out, logistics to be ironed out, TICKETS TO BE SOLD.  But most especially MUSIC TO BE LEARNED!!!!! and LOVED!!!!……….AND THEN PERFORMED!!!

Here is Wednesday’s Menu for rehearsal.  Our Christmas concerts welcome back singers Jeff Maris, Marla Grefrath Moody, Shandra Holt, Danielle Paradowski, Gert Wolski, John Fields.


7:08   Hodie

7:14   O Come and Sing of Christmas

7:23   He Is Born

Announcements I

7:38   Mary Did You Know

7:48   Love Came Down at Christmas

Announcements II

8:05   Silent Night

8:13   Carol of the Bells

8:17   Jesus Child


8:42   O Little Town of Bethlehem

8:52   What Child Is This?

8:58   Candlelight Carol

9:08   Still, Still, Still

9:15   Carol of Joy

9:22   Ding Dong Merrily