Author: vp-of-membership

CRS Update: June 10 2019

Hi Singers!
I have a few reminders for you and a request from the Board:
The board is looking for a consultant to work with us on marketing and audience acquisition for the coming season.  We are looking for guidance to crack the code on sold out ticket sales for every performance.  The consultant will work with Mary and other board members to develop a sustainable plan for marketing and audience acquisition.  If you know anyone that may meet our needs for this project, please send contact information to me, cc Mary and Kyle.  Thanks in advance for helping us take this step.
Don’t Forget the Survey!
Kyle and the Board are looking for some feedback from the 2018-2019 season, as well as your thoughts about where you see the ensemble going in the future. We invite you to complete this short survey by June 10 to share your thoughts!
Last Chance! Sounds of an American Choir CDs
If you missed your chance to order a CD of our final choir concert, you’re in luck! we are extending sales a bit more to allow you to purchase a CD. Sales are open through Saturday, June 15 at 11:59pm. Order yours today by clicking here – the password is Sounds so that the public cannot accidentally purchase them.

Rockies Game:

  • Sign up! If you are planning to sing the National Anthem at our third annual Rockies fundraiser on July 30, please sign up HERE by June 30. We’ll need to let them know how many folks are participating.
  • Buy tickets! Each person who signs up to sing will need to purchase a ticket to the game. In addition, this is a great fundraiser for us, so please invite your friends and family to purchase tickets as well! Tickets must be purchased by July 20. You can purchase online (credit card only) or, if you are attending the Europe rehearsals in the next two weeks, Stacy & Jim will be selling tickets at those rehearsals in person (cash or check only).
And to all members getting ready for Europe this week: I hope your packing and organization for an unforgettable trip is going well!
Jo

End-of-year Message from Kyle – Rockies tickets – Save the Date

Hi Singers,

We hope you’re all enjoying the break before Mozart rehearsals begin for those who are travelling to Europe!

A Message from Kyle:

Choir Friends,

Congratulations on a marvelous 2018-2019 season.  A few reflections as we close our year together:

Our Growing Community

More than anything else I cherish our growing CRS community.  Friends, we are so very fortunate to be in a season of growth as a community choir.  The intergenerational nature of our membership is an essential part of what makes our community vibrant and strong.  That we continue to attract high quality singers and marvelous human beings speaks volumes about who we are as a choir and a community.  I would encourage each and every one of us to cherish, advocate for and steward our membership mix.

Diverse Repertoire

Glow to Mozart’s Requiem to Sicut Cervus and everything in between.  Choir, the repertoire you engaged this season represents a diversity of musical styles.  In my opinion, a significant mark of artistic quality for a choir is its ability to tackle a wide range of repertoire with passion and excellence.  More importantly, tackling each style and genre with the appropriate performance practice considerations.  Ponder for a moment the way we sang the Mozart and how that differed from the way we sang the Palestrina or the Finzi or the Clausen.  Our ability to bring to life different genres with stylistic vibrance and musical excellence is an essential part of our artistic prowess.  I’m enormously proud of your willingness to continually rise to challenge of different pieces of music…thank you!

Commitment & Can-Do

Choir, I simply cannot thank you enough for the strong and enduring level of commitment you bring to our work as an ensemble.  I never take it for granted that I am able to show up on Thursday evenings and see a room full of people who want to be there and want to make great music.  It’s not lost on me that grumbling about schedules, long rehearsals, performances during the holiday season, etc. are essentially non-existent.  Incredible.  Your cheerful willingness is a gift!

Friends, feel good about what you accomplished as a choir this season and the way in which you did so.  It’s my (undeserved) honor to serve as your director.  I cherish our work together and am continually energized and renewed by the art we create! Best wishes for a safe and relaxing summer! – Kyle

Rockies Game:

  • Sign up! If you are planning to sing the National Anthem at our third annual Rockies fundraiser on July 30, please sign up HERE by June 30. We’ll need to let them know how many folks are participating.
  • Buy tickets! Each person who signs up to sing will need to purchase a ticket to the game. In addition, this is a great fundraiser for us, so please invite your friends and family to purchase tickets as well! Tickets must be purchased by July 20. You can purchase online (credit card only) or, if you are attending the Europe rehearsals in the next two weeks, Stacy & Jim will be selling tickets at those rehearsals in person (cash or check only).

End of Season Survey:

Kyle and the Board are looking for some feedback from the 2018-2019 season, as well as your thoughts about where you see the ensemble going in the future. We invite you to complete this short survey by June 10 to share your thoughts!

Save the Date:

  • Auditions: August 26-27
  • Fall Retreat: September 14
  • Holiday Concerts: December 6-7

We’ll be in touch over the next few weeks,

Jo

Monday May 13 REHEARSAL: Sounds of an American Choir

  • Rehearsal Date: Monday May 13.
  • Time: 7 – 9.30pm.
  • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, 80020.
  • Snacks: Sopranos.
  • Music: Sounds of an American Choir

Hi Singers!

I hope you all had a great weekend and Mother’s Day.   This is just a quick reminder about Monday’s rehearsal.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Jo

05/09/2019 REHEARSAL: Sounds of an American Choir

  • Rehearsal Date: Thursday May 9.
  • Time: 7 – 9.30pm.
  • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, 80020.
  • Snacks: Basses.
  • Music: Sounds of an American Choir

Hi singers,

I hope you’re all doing well this week. As you’ll have seen from Kyle’s message earlier today, we’re all about the May concert now.  Lots of opportunities to volunteer for those who’d like to contribute!

Setup/Strike Volunteers Needed:  Kristi needs a few people to help us set up on Thursday and strike on Saturday. Please SIGN UP HERE if you are able to assist!

Performance Week Logistics: Here are the performance week logistics. Please note that we now have some FREE parking for our rehearsals and concerts in downtown Denver! Thank you to Dan Winn for coordinating this!

Concert volunteers:  Thank you to all those who volunteered friends and family since last week.  We still need 1 ticket seller for each concert, and 8 more ushers altogether:  May Concert SignUp

End of Year Party: Sunday, May 19, 4-8pm, Anthem Community Park:  The BBQ meats are taken care of, but please could you volunteer to bring buns, sides, desserts etc:  End of year BBQ SignUp

We’ll see you all at Thursday’s rehearsal,

Jo

05/02/2019 REHEARSAL: Sounds of an American Choir

  • Rehearsal Date: Thursday May 2.
  • Time: 7 – 9.30pm.
  • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, 80020.
  • Snacks: Tenors.
  • Music: Sounds of an American Choir

Hi Singers,

It’s May already and the concert is getting closer!  We need more of you to please sign up family and friends as volunteers on May 17 and 18:  May Concert SignUp

A new concert announcement/photo has been uploaded to Facebook today.  Please Like and share it!

We’ll see you at Thursday’s rehearsal,

Jo

04/25/2019 REHEARSAL: Sounds of an American Choir

  • Rehearsal Date: Thursday April 25.
  • Time: 7 – 9.30pm.
  • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, 80020.
  • Snacks: Altos.
  • Music: Sounds of an American Choir

Hi Singers,

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and Passover weekend.  We’re back at BUMC this week and I have several messages for you:

FROM KYLE:

Solo Auditions

Choir – auditions for the Let Me Fly and Clear Blue Morning solos are going to be before/after choir on Thursday, May 9th.  Because of the proximity to the concert itself…we will be looking for performance ready levels of preparedness from auditionees.

Memorized Selections

We are asking singers to memorize the following selections for our concerts at St. Pauls:

– “Zum Sanctus” from the Deutsche Messe [Schubert]

– My Spirit Sang All Day [Finzi] – the concert opener

– Will the Circle Be Unbroken

– The Lord Bless You and Keep You [Lutkin]

In addition, it would be fantastic if the following were memorized or very close:

– Shenandoah

– Joshua fit de Battle

– Let Me Fly

– Ave Maria

FROM KRISTI:   May concert AND Rockies tickets will be on sale this week.  Here’s a link to the Rockies tickets online, where you can buy with a credit card if you like!  CRS will be singing the pre-game Star Spangled Banner:  https://crs.ticketleap.com/crs-at-colorado-rockies-2019 

& FROM ME:   Thank you to those who have already volunteered friends and family as ushers at the May concert!  We still need 2 ticket sellers, and 4 more ushers, so please use this link:   May Concert SignUp

 

We’ll see you all at rehearsal,

Jo

04/18/2019 REHEARSAL: Northglenn United Methodist Church

  • Rehearsal Date: Thursday April 18.
  • Time: 7 – 9.30pm.
  • Location: Northglenn United Methodist Church, 1605 W 106th Ave, Northglenn, CO 80234.
  • Snacks: Sopranos.
  • Music: Sounds of an American Choir

Hi Singers,

This week’s post is short and sweet!

Please note that we’re rehearsing at a different location this week – the address is above.

May concert tickets: will be on sale during this week’s rehearsal.

We’ll see you in Northglenn on Thursday,

Jo

 

 

 

04/11/2019 REHEARSAL: Sounds of an American Choir

  • Rehearsal Date: Thursday April 11.
  • Time: 7 – 9.30pm.
  • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, 80020.
  • Snacks: Basses.
  • Music: Sounds of an American Choir

Hi Singers,

I hope you’re doing well this week.    We just wanted to remind you about a couple of things:

1. Please notify your section leader if you’re going to be absent from a rehearsal.  Here are their email addresses (also available  under Board of Directors Contact Info on the Members’ page sidebar):

Natalia Coen – Soprano Section Leader
natalia.coen13@gmail.com

Sara Posey – Alto Section Leader
sara.k.posey@gmail.com

Kevin Gwinn – Tenor Section Leader
kevin.gwinn@gmail.com

Robert Tate – Bass Section Leader
tate4348@comcast.net

2. And so that you’re all up to date: also on the Members’ page sidebar we’ve added an updated Calendar 2018-2019 (under Important Documents) and Requiem Survey Responses (under Finances, Reports & Survey Results) .

We’ll see you on Thursday,

Jo

 

 

04/04/2019 REHEARSAL: Sounds of an American Choir

  • Rehearsal Date: Thursday April 4.
  • Time: 7 – 9.30pm.
  • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, 80020.
  • Snacks: Tenors.
  • Music: Sounds of an American Choir

Hi again singers,

I hope your week is going well.  Details for Thursday’s rehearsal are above.

King Soopers card change: a head’s up that if you need instructions, FAQs etc,  there are links on the sidebar of the Members page, just under the Board Members contact info.

Spring Retreat April 6, from 9-1pm: you have been amazing at signing up for the potluck brunch, thank you!  We still have some slots to be filled to have enough food for for everyone – please sign up HERE  if you’d like to contribute.

We’ll see you on Thursday,

Jo

CRS Spring Retreat Potluck Brunch: Saturday April 6 2019

  • Spring Retreat 2019 Date: Saturday April 6.
  • Time: 9-1 pm. Coffee, Tea available by 8:45 am: please arrive earlier so that we can start at 9am sharp.
  • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, 80020.
  • Brunch: Members to contribute to potluck via Sign-Up (below).
  • Music: Sounds of an American Choir.

Hi singers,

We look forward to seeing you at Saturday’s Spring Retreat: please see details above and sign up HERE to contribute to the potluck Brunch.

Meanwhile: rehearsal this Thursday April 4 as usual!

Have a good week,

Jo