Benefit Concert for Attawapiskat

CALLING ALL UW  CHOIR MEMBERS PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

We have been asked to perform with a compelling and exciting lineup of performers in a Benefit Concert for Attawapaskat. The lineup of performers includes Susan Aglukark as headliner, Mino ‘Ode Kwewak N’gamowak, Inshallah, Rachel-lee Cousineau, John Somosi, Sing Fires of Justice Community Choirs, Elsa Ruck, Okama, Gerard Yun, Gerard and Peta Roberts, and a host of others.

This is an ideal opportunity to bring our choir community together for the greater good. Come sing with us and invite your families and friends to attend. This is sure to be a “once in a lifetime” sort of event. We want you all to be a part. Here are the details:

Monday, May 9th, 700-800pm, Rehearsal, Grebel Chapel

Tuesday, May 10th, call for all choirs 5pm, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 22 Willow St. Waterloo.

Concert is at 700pm.

Literature:

Stars by Eriks Esenvalds (from Fall 2015). Please bring music if you have it. We will post a digital to print if you do not have it. Also, bring a resonant glass to play. 

Shosholoza (Traditional South African / Zimbabwean) arr. G. Yun. We have linked a digital copy at the bottom of this post; please print it out and bring it on Monday.

Cross Cultural Improvisation: We will also be participating in a huge, all performer (including the professional Indigenous performers) improvisation. Dr. Yun will be facilitating. Some of you will have done these kinds of things with him (We will have no idea until the last second).

ShosholozaSATB – Full Score

Concert CDs, Carolling, Sign up for next term, Kaleid

1. Concert CDs are in!
You can pick them up at the music office (Grebel Rm 1103). Music office hours are generally 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. (If you’re going to carolling practice on Friday, let me know and I can have your CD available for pick up)

2. Carolling
We’re having another carolling practice session on Friday, Dec 11 at 7pm in the chapel. Carolling date Sat, Dec 12, 2pm?
We’re using 100 Carols for Choirs. If you’d like to buy a copy, apparently Music Plus doesn’t have them in stock but Opus II does. Call ahead to check 519-743-4362.

3. Sign up for next term!
The sign up form for next is available. Sign up now!

4. Kaleid Choral Festival
The Kaleid Choral Festival is happening in Kitchener on Wednesday March 2 and/or Thursday March 3. See http://kaleidchoralfestival.com/festival-overview/
It will cost $30/person (+$5 if you want pizza for dinner).
Let me know if you’d be interested in participating. I’d like to sign up a group from the choir.

Joan