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12/13/2018 Message from Kyle & Rehearsal: CRS March Concert – Mozart Requiem

  • Rehearsal Date: Thursday December 13.
  • Time: 7-9.30 pm.
  • Location: BUMC Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, 80020.
  • Snacks: Altos.
  • Music: Mozart’s Requiem.

Hi Singers,

We have several reminders for you below, but first here is a message from Kyle:

Choir, heartfelt thanks for the blood, sweat and tears you willingly poured into this past weekend’s holiday performances.  I couldn’t be more proud of the work you did on stage.  I hope you left the weekend feeling great about what we accomplished together…that includes surviving a bumpy Friday night concert, rising to a tremendous Saturday matinee and reaching down deep to last through a third Saturday evening performance.  All marks of a seasoned, committed ensemble!  More importantly, I hope you received the same kind of feedback I did that evidenced the impact the concert had on those who came to hear…that makes it all worth it!  See everyone soon.  With much gratitude, -Kyle

1.Mozart rehearsal: please remember what Kyle mentioned on Saturday: everyone is expected at Thursday’s rehearsal so that we can make progress with the Requiem.

2. Caroling: Here are the rosters.

  • Sunday 16 3-5 pm:  Rehearsal & Cookie Exchange for all caroling performances. For details please see Performance Info & Logistics below.
  • Sunday 16 & Tuesday 18: Blossoms of Light performances.   Performance Info & logistics.
  • Monday 17: Assisted Living performances.  Performance Info & logistics.

3. Concert outfits: would those who need the seamstress to re-do their hems please email Natalia:  natalia.coen13@gmail.com

4. Forte on the Fourth: a message from Kim: Once again, thank you, CRS members, for your donations and demonstration of commitment to our choir and its mission on “Forte on the Fourth,” Colorado Gives Day. It was an amazing day from beginning to end…and a sign of great things to come! So, thank you!!

We’ll see you all at Thursday’s rehearsal (or else!),

Jo

 

 

12/06/2018 Dress Rehearsal: CRS Winter Reflections Concert

  • Rehearsal Date: Thursday December 6.
  • Time: 7-9.30 pm  (please arrive early so we can begin rehearsal promptly at 7).
  • Location: Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Drive, Broomfield, CO.
  • Snacks – Note: we do not ask a section to bring snacks to the final rehearsal; food is not permitted in the auditorium
  • Music: Winter Reflections.

Hi Singers,

We’re almost there!  And guess what… we still need some ushers for both Saturday concerts – please use your powers of persuasion and sign up friends and family here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054babaf23abfb6-volunteers2 .     Many thanks to those who have already signed people up!

Tomorrow is  the LAST NIGHT for in-person ticket sales; CD presales will also be available (cash and check only).

We’ll see you tomorrow at Broomfield Auditorium!

Jo

 

CRS FORTE ON THE FOURTH – IT’S TODAY!

Singers, Today is the day! Forte on the Fourth, a really important day to show our commitment to CRS!

Please go to Coloradogives.org, remembering Kyle’s words:

We give because  of what it does inside of us; our hearts need that. Donations of money are important from CRS membership, but more than that it’s the sense of commitment, of belonging to a choir that is a co-operative, a collaborative effort.  So the size of the donation is less important than your commitment: just what you can afford.

 

CRS FORTE ON THE FOURTH – ONE DAY TO GO! – Monday 3rd Rehearsal

2 important reminders for you, Singers:

1.

Only one day to go until Forte on the Fourth! Please go to Coloradogives.org and make your pledge today!

 

2.

Monday 3 rehearsal: please note that we will NOT be at BUMC:

  • Time: 7-9.30 pm. Please arrive early so that we can begin promptly at 7.
  • Location:  Northglenn United Methodist Church, 1605 W. 106th Avenue, Northglenn, CO 80234
  • We are NOT in the main church but in Fellowship Hall, the small building adjacent to the church.
  • Music: Winter Reflections.

N.B. the street number of W. 106th Ave was incorrect in Saturday’s email – it’s 1605.   See you all tomorrow,

Jo

11/29/2018 Rehearsal: CRS Winter Reflections Concert

  • Rehearsal Date: Thursday November 29.
  • Time: 7-9.30 pm.
  • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, 80020.
  • Snacks: Basses.
  • Music: Christmas pieces, Mozart.

Hi Singers!

We have some really important messages and reminders for you this week:

1. Forte on the Fourth Campaign – Tuesday December 4

  • Less than 1 week to go!
  • Go to coloradogives.org, select the Donate link – Find a Nonprofit and write CRS in “Search by Name”.

2. Winter Reflections:  Logistics 

  • Performance Week Logistics: please open this link.

3. Winter Reflections: Volunteers

a) Lobby Sitters needed
  • When we perform at the Audi, we are required to have a person over age 18 sit in the lobby while we are using the space to ensure that random passersby do not come into the auditorium. We are looking for one volunteer for each of the following shifts to by the lobby sitter for that particular performance. In exchange, we are offering a comp ticket to a different performance of the holiday concert for anyone who is a lobby sitter. The audio of the concert is played in the lobby, and there is free wifi as well, so they can keep themselves entertained!
  • Please email Kristi at vp-of-performance@coloradorepertorysingers.org if you have a volunteer who can take one of these shifts:
    • Friday, December 7, 5-9:30pm        Saturday, December 8, 12:30-4pm         Saturday, December 8, 6:30-9:30pm
b) Ushers / Ticket Sellers Needed

4. Season Ticket Deadline – November 30

  • Thanks to everyone who has promoted season ticket sales this year! We’ve already surpassed our goal of 50 and have sold 64 season tickets – way to go! Season tickets will remain on sale until November 30 – keep selling to help your friends and family get a discount on the entire season! Buy season tickets here.

5. Caroling opportunities:  please sign up by November 29!

  • Remember, we have three caroling opportunities in mid-December. These are great opportunities for us to give back to our community through song! If you are available for any of the evenings, please sign up by November 29 so that Kyle can put together balanced ensembles from those who are interested.

6. Concert Program Advertising – the deadline to submit advertising is this Friday, November 30th:

See you all at rehearsal on Thursday!

Jo

CRS – THANKSGIVING WEEK REMINDERS!

Singers, a very Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

A couple of important reminders for you:

  1. Volunteers – Christmas concerts: We still need a lot of volunteers for each of our 3 Winter Reflections concerts.  So while you’re spending time with them at Thanksgiving, please sign up friends and family here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054BABAF23ABFB6-volunteers2 and remember that all volunteers see the concert for free!

2. New concert outfits: The seamstress is on track to have the uniforms ready the week after Thanksgiving.  Natalia will check in with her on Monday 26 to see where she is and when/how to coordinate pick up and delivery to members.

3. Winter Reflections poster: here it is for all of those who would like to email it to your friends and contacts.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Jo

11/08/2018 Rehearsal: CRS Holiday Concert

  • Rehearsal Date: Thursday November 8.
  • Time: 7-9.30 pm.
  • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, 80020.
  • Snacks: Tenors.
  • Music: Mozart, Christmas pieces.

Hi Singers!

We have some important messages and reminders for you this week:

1. New Facebook post – please Like & Share!! 
  • Mary has posted a promotion for our Winter Reflections Christmas concert: https://www.facebook.com/coloradorepertorysingers/
2. New Concert Outfits – Seamstress: 
  • If you were not able to be at rehearsal last Thursday when the seamstress was there, please contact Natalia secretary@coloradorepertorysingers.orgto see if alternate arrangements can be made.
3. Concert tickets:
  • Single tickets will be on sale at rehearsal. We encourage single ticket sales online, which can be purchased here
  • Reminder, season tickets are only on sale through November 30. So far, we’ve sold 35 season tickets – our goal is 50 for this season! Buy season tickets here
4. Advertising in CRS concert programs – the deadline to submit advertising is Friday, November 30th:
  • Advertising in CRS concert programs is cost effective and will reach 100’s of potential clients/customers! We have some enquiries which is fantastic, but need many more.
  • Please click on this link to print your own forms. Forms will also be available at rehearsal. Submit completed forms with payment to Mary Soroka vp-of-marketing@coloradorepertorysingers.org  
5. Caroling opportunities reminder:  Sign up here!
  • Blossoms of Light: there are still a few slots open for each.
  • Assisted Living: we still need some singers to sign up for our Assisted Living performances.
6. Veterans Day at Good Samaritan Medical Center:
  • We will meet at 6:45 this Thursday to rehearse in the Chapel.

See you all on Thursday!

Jo

11/01/2018 Rehearsal: CRS Holiday Concert

  • Rehearsal Date: Thursday November 1.
  • Time: 7-9.30 pm.
  • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, 80020.
  • Snacks: Altos.
  • Music: Mozart, Christmas pieces.

Happy Hallowe’en, Singers!

Details of this Thursday’s rehearsal are above.  We have several messages and reminders for you this week:
1. Signing up for weekly Emails:
  • The weekly website post will arrive automatically at your email address if you select the link under Get Posts Via Email at the top of the sidebar in Current Members.
2. Name tags:
  • Please be sure to wear them at rehearsal, we noticed a few missing last week!
3. New Concert Outfits – Seamstress: 
  • A reminder that the seamstress will be at this week’s rehearsal. If you’d like your  dress/pants to be hemmed, please bring them.
  • Remember to also bring the shoes you’ll be wearing with your outfit.
  • If you’re not able to be at rehearsal this Thursday, please contact Natalia secretary@coloradorepertorysingers.org to see if alternate arrangements can be made.
4. Concert tickets:
  • Single tickets will be on sale at rehearsal starting November 1. We encourage single ticket sales online, which can be purchased here
  • Reminder, season tickets are only on sale through November 30. So far, we’ve sold 35 season tickets – our goal is 50 for this season! Buy season tickets here
5. Caroling opportunities:  Sign up here!
  • Blossoms of Light: there are still a few slots open for each.
  • Assisted Living: we still need some singers to sign up for our Assisted Living performances.
6. From Steve Soller – Veterans Day at Good Samaritan Medical Center:
  • GSMC Veterans Day Group!  If you don’t already have it, here is the Youtube link to this Day is Done arrangement: Day is Done (Arr. Jari Villanueva): https://youtu.be/PXXGWUrX-SU
  • I have ALSO attached each part, so you can hear and sing along to your notes.
  • Thanks for volunteering. We could STILL use another alto (or a Soprano willing to sing alto). If you know of anyone, please ask them and have them let me know by email or on Thursday.. The date is Friday, Nov 7th from 1:30-3p at Good Samaritan Medical Center.
  • We will meet at 6:45 this Thursday to rehearse in the Chapel.
See you all on Thursday!
Jo

10/25/2018 Rehearsal: CRS Holiday Concert

  • Rehearsal Date: Thursday October 25.
  • Time: 7-9.30 pm.
  • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, 80020.
  • Snacks: Sopranos.
  • Music: Mozart, Christmas pieces.
Hi Singers,
Details of this Thursday’s rehearsal are above.  Here are this week’s messages and reminders:
From Kristi – New Concert Outfit Alterations: 
The seamstress will be at rehearsal on November 1. If you’d like your  dress/pants to be hemmed, please bring them to that rehearsal. If you’re not able to be at rehearsal that day, please contact Natalia secretary@coloradorepertorysingers.org to see if alternate arrangements can be made.
From Mary – Advertising in CRS concert programs:
Sell, sell, sell! Advertising in CRS concert programs is cost effective and will reach 100’s of potential clients/customers! We have some inquiries which is fantastic, but need many more. The deadline to submit concert program advertising is Friday, November 30th.
Please click on this link to print your own copies. Forms will also be available at rehearsal. Submit completed forms with payment to Mary Soroka vp-of-marketing@coloradorepertorysingers.org .
From Steve Soller – Veterans Day:
CRS!  We will be singing for the opening and the close of the Veterans Day Ceremony at Good Samaritan Hospital (GSMC) in Lafayette again this year. The Ceremony is from 2-3pm on Friday, November 9th at GSMC (south side of Lafayette, just North of the Bypass). Singers will need to be here by 1:30pm to warm up and and do a quick rehearsal prior to the event.  We really need at least 1 more Soprano and 1 more Alto to balance the group.
If you are available and interested in performing at this event, please email me directly at sstnt@juno.com or let me know at our next rehearsal on Oct 25th.  It was very moving and fulfilling last year, and I am certain it will be so again this year. Thanks!
See you all on Thursday!
Jo

 

10/18/2018 Rehearsal: CRS Holiday Concert

  • Rehearsal Date – SECTIONALS: Thursday October 18.
  • Time: 7-9.30 pm.
  • Locations: SEE BELOW
  • Snacks: SATB.
  • Music: Mozart, Christmas pieces.

Hi Singers,

My apologies for the incorrect post this morning, I’m in Europe burning up with the ‘flu and obviously wasn’t at my best when uploading it!Of course Thursday’s rehearsal is for Sectionals, and here is a reminder of the locations:

Sopranos, Tenors: BUMC

Altos: Sara’s house – 4840 E. 115th Ct. Thornton CO 80233

Basses: Monarch High School

And now the other reminders:

1. Forte on the 4th!

🎶A reminder about our ColoradoGives Day “Forte on the 4th!” campaign:
1. Have you been on the website to look at our page? Go to coloradogives.org and insert our name into your “Search for Nonprofits.”

2. Have you made contact with at least 3 people in your life and told them how excited CRS is to be participating for the very first time this year? Have you told them about the one thing in our mission statement or strategic plan that most strongly appeals to you as a member, and that that’s the reason financial support is so crucial on December 4th…for CRS to be able to do that “one thing?”

3. And finally, have you been thinking about what CRS means to you as a member, and the importance of making a contribution of ANY amount you feel is meaningful and appropriate on December 4th?

Remember…forte on the 4th!

 

2. New Concert Outfits

For all who ordered a new outfit, please try it on and let Natalia know if you will need to exchange it for a different size as soon as possible – so we can get them back within 30 days.
Have great Sectionals on Thursday!
Jo

10/4/2018 Rehearsal: CRS Holiday Concert

  • Rehearsal Date: Thursday October 4.
  • Time: 7-9.30 pm.
  • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, 80020.
  • Snacks: Tenors.
  • Music: Mozart, Christmas pieces.
Hi Singers,
Just one message for you this week:
Holiday Caroling Opportunities – Sign Up Now!
This December, we will again take our carols outside of the performance hall and share holiday cheer our neighbors! We have caroling opportunities on three separate dates this year, all of which will share a single rehearsal to maximize everyone’s time. We will perform two times at Blossoms of Light (the holiday light show at Denver Botanic Gardens) and at two retirement communities  in the Broomfield/Westminster area.
Please sign up HERE for whichever opportunities you would like to do.
Have a great rehearsal on Thursday!
Jo

9/27/2018 Rehearsal: CRS Holiday Concert

  • Rehearsal Date: Thursday September 27.
  • Time: 7-9 pm.
  • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, 80020.
  • Snacks: Altos.
  • Music: Mozart, Christmas pieces.
Hi Singers,
I hope your week is going well. Just a couple of reminders for you:
1. New Choir Outfits: This Thursday is the LAST rehearsal to order & pay for an outfit on the group order.  So to take advantage of cheaper shipping costs, please place your order and submit payment with Natalia no later than the end of rehearsal on Thursday, 9/27. We will place the group order on October 1, so if you miss the deadline, you’ll be required to order on your own and pay the full shipping cost.
2. Please be sure to notify your section leader in advance of any absences from rehearsals:
* S – Natalia Coen: natalia.coen13@gmail.com
* A – Sara Posey: sara.k.posey@gmail.com
* T – Kevin Gwinn: kevin.gwinn@gmail.com
* B – Robert Tate: tate4348@comcast.net
3. It would be great if everyone is signed up to receive the CRS website posts by email by next week.  For instructions, please see Get Posts Via Email at the top of the sidebar on the Current Members page.  If any new singers need a reminder about how to get to the Members page, just drop me a line!
Have a great rehearsal on Thursday,
Jo

 

9/18/2018 Rehearsal: CRS Holiday Concert

  • Rehearsal Date: Thursday September 20.
  • Time: 7-9 pm.
  • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, 80020.
  • Snacks: Sopranos.
  • Music: Mozart, Christmas pieces.
Hi Singers,
We hope you  enjoyed last Saturday’s retreat!   Details of Thursday’s rehearsal are above. I have a few reminders for you:
Season Ticket Sales Contest
Season tickets are now on sale, and to help grow our season ticket holder base, we are having a little contest! The member who sells the most season tickets will have their dues for this season reimbursed in FULL! The member who sells the second-most season tickets will have their dues for this season reimbursed by half!
Please direct your friends and family to buy their season tickets HERE. And don’t forget to tell them to enter your name to the question of who we can thank for their purchase so you get credit! Season tickets go off sale on November 30.
New Choir Outfits – Try on & Order by 9/27
This year, we will move away from the solid black outfits we’ve used for the last few years. Sizes will be available to try on at rehearsal on 9/20 and 9/27. To take advantage of cheaper shipping costs, please place your order and submit payment with Natalia no later than the end of rehearsal on Thursday, 9/27. We will place the group order on October 1, so if you miss the deadline, you’ll be required to order on your own and pay the full shipping cost.
Winter Concert playlist.  
Kevin has compiled a playlist for this concert.  Please download it here and use it for your own practicing between rehearsals.
We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday!
Jo

CRS: Message from Kyle & Fall Retreat Details – Saturday September 15th

    • Fall Retreat Date: Saturday September 15.
    • Time: 9.15-4 pm. Please arrive earlier to sign in and get your music – Coffee & Breakfast treats available by 8:45 am.
    • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, 80020.
    • Coffee & Breakfast snacks: Board members to provide.
    • Lunch: Members to contribute to potluck via Sign-Up (below).
    • Music: Please print the PDF (link below); the rest will be available when you arrive.

Hi Singers,

A message from Kyle for you all:

Choir – I hope everyone had a marvelous summer.  I am excited and eager to begin our 2018-2019 CRS season! Thanks, in advance, for making this coming Saturday’s retreat a priority (the conversations we have during these retreat gatherings as well as the musical rehearsal are hard to make-up, so to speak).  I know it is a wide swath of time during a busy Fall weekend.  Our initial season retreat is a little longer this year to give us some additional time for community building and musical rehearsal…we promise not to waste these precious minutes.  If you are unable to attend, I would ask you to let me know directly via email or text (303-641-0728).  See everyone soon!  -Kyle

The details for our Fall Retreat are above.  Please be sure to save the date if you haven’t already and sign up here to contribute to the Potluck lunch.

Music: Susan Powers will show you your music file on Saturday.  Music to print: please print And the Glory of the Lord.

As you enter, Camille Mandarino will show you the sign-in sheet for your section.

We look forward to seeing you all again on Saturday and welcoming our new members!

Jo

New CRS Outfits – Vote for your favorite!

Hi Singers,
Long time no weekly post!  I hope you’ve all had a great summer.
In preparation for the 2018-19 season, this is an opportunity to make your voice heard by voting for a new concert outfit.
Here is Kristi’s message:
In response to feedback we’ve heard from many members of CRS, the board is considering changing the solid black outfit option starting this season. After reviewing many vendors and ordering nine sample outfits, we’ve narrowed the search down to two options. For the final selection, we wanted to offer you the choir a chance to voice your opinion!
Please click here to view and learn about the two options and vote for your favorite NO LATER than August 31. Voting is not required of every member, only those who wish to voice their opinion! The board will make the final decision prior to our retreat on September 15, at which point we will begin taking size orders.
Please email Kristi at vp-of-performance@coloradorepertorysingers.org if you have any questions.
A quick reminder about when we meet for the new season: the CRS Fall Retreat is on Saturday September 15 from 9am-4pm.  Please save the date!
We’ll post and email more details about the retreat in the coming weeks and look forward to seeing you all there.
Jo

CRS: Rockies Facebook Post & 2018-2019 Calendar

Hi Singers,

It was great to see so many of you at the Rockies performance on Wednesday.  Kevin did a wonderful job of directing us in Kyle’s absence and we hope you and your friends and family enjoyed watching the Rockies obliterate the Diamondbacks afterwards.  You can’t beat a summer evening at the ballpark.

In case you haven’t seen it, Gina has posted a pre-performance photo of CRS on Facebook, so if you haven’t already – please tag yourselves!

Kristi has posted the 2018-2019 rehearsal/performance calendar in the sidebar of the website.  You can also click here to see it.

Enjoy this super-hot summer!  We’ll be in touch in the coming weeks about the 2018-2019 season.

Jo