Member Announcements

UPDATED 1/18/19

Hello Chorale Members!

1.  Our next rehearsal is Monday January 21st, 7-9:30pm at the BCA.  

We are still collecting music, bow ties and scarves from the winter show if you have not already turned these in.

2.  Sectional rehearsals are scheduled for 2/4, 2/18 & 3/4, all at the BCA.  

We will all gather at our normal BCA room for warm-ups and then send the men up to the painting studio room upstairs.

3.  We are at around 40 members and would like to have a few more singers, so work your networks and help us find those people that love to sing!  

They can come to the first two practices for no cost, so a nice "try before you buy" proposition.

4.  One of our Altos made a play list of the You Tube practice links and has made this public for others to use.  

Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5TtD6N3cg9uM6ZKLzVJrbEeXjDBeY33V

5.  Winter show DVD's are now ready for us to order.  

You can order normal or high-def versions and we will have a sign-up sheet available on 1/21 & 1/28.  

Cost is $10 and we need payment up front to order you a copy.  

Once we place the order we expect them within 2 weeks.

6.  The board is looking to start a hospitality/team building committee.  

If this is something you are interested in championing or being a part of, please talk to any board member.

Tom H and the Chorale Board

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UPDATED  1/11/19

Hello All!
 
Here are this week’s announcements:
 
1.      Next rehearsal is Monday 1/14, 7pm at the Bloomington Center for the Arts.  

Please arrive at least 20 minutes early this week since we only had 38 singers last week and are expecting many more sign-ups this week.
 
2.      We had two new men and four new women singers last week, which is great to see!

The spring membership is usually a little smaller in size, so if you know of someone that loves to sing bring them along.  

Would love to get up to our maximum of 66 singers!
 
3.      Sectionals are scheduled for 2/4, 2/18 and 3/4.  Location is to be determined.  

Please try to make these rehearsals a priority.
 
4.      Many practice links are available on the BC website.  

We plan to have all songs/parts available by the beginning of February.

We will not be doing CDs this time, instead we will have Casey play/record parts that we cannot find elsewhere (i.e. Steve's arrangements).  

If you still would like a CD we can have one made for you.  Please contact Tom H.
 
5.      Winter show totals are in. We sold 695 tickets for our two shows, out of a maximum of 732 (95%).  

Great job on getting the word out about us and fill the place up!
 
6.      We want to encourage returning members to wear their name tags and to reach out to new singers.  

We will be doing name tags for new members and can do replacements for returning members if necessary.  

Let's try to get to know each other!

Have a Great Weekend!

Amanda and The Chorale Board

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UPDATED  1/5/19

Hello all!

Can you believe our break is almost over!?

I hope the holiday season and new year has been well for all of you!

We wanted to send a reminder that spring session begins THIS Monday January 7th.

Please try to arrive around 6:40pm so everyone can sign-up and we can start promptly at 7pm.

We look forward to seeing you and please bring any new people you think would like to join! 

Thanks,

Amanda and The Chorale Board

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Updated 12-20-18

Hello Chorale Members!

1.  Great job at the shows this last weekend, both performances were SOLD OUT or close to it and we had lots of great feedback.  
The board is interested in feedback from members and our audience, so if you our your friends have any comments, please email Tom H.

2.  Macalester College withdrew their request to us to sing the National Anthem on 2/4/19.  
They had a number of students request to do this game, so they felt that this was best for them.  They will keep us in mind for future singing opportunities.

3.  The spring session starts on Monday January 7th, 7pm at the BCA.  
The theme for the Spring show is "Songs of Hope and Inspiration", including excerpts from Brahams Requiem and Dvorak's New Symphony plus a mix of Spirituals and Broadway tunes.  Should be a lot of fun!  
We will be collecting music, bow ties and scarves on 1/7 if you have not already turned these in.  Remember to erase any markings in your music.

4.  We are $4000 in the hole for 2018, so any end of year giving is appreciated.  
The shortfall was due to (1) low attendance at our spring shows because BCA scheduled these performances on Mother's Day/Fishing Opener and (2) not receiving as much grant money as we typically do.  
You can donate via GiveMN or directly to the Bloomington Chorale.  
The board is making adjustments to address this shortfall and to ensure that we are back in the black in 2019.

5.  We are always looking for new members, so work your networks and help us find those people that love to sing!  
They can come to the first two practices for no cost, so a nice "try before you buy" proposition.  
Typically membership is lower for the spring session, but would like to buck this trend and have as many (or more) members for the spring!

6.  Mark Riddle sent us proofs from the Saturday photo shoot and they can be viewed at the following link. Please check this email I sent you for the link address.
The pics will start to make it into our various marketing streams.
 
Tom H.  and the Chorale Board
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