Styc/Stcc Spring Concert

Hello All

This Sunday is our spring concert! Here are the details: 

STYC & STCC - Sunday June 11th - Spring Concert

  • The concert is at St. Andrew's United Church. (Where we rehearse.)

  • Call time is 2:15pm, so we can warm up .

  • The concert starts at 3:00pm.

  • There is no admission fee, but a good-will offering will be taken.

  • STYC - We are dressing in our red performance shirts, black pants and shoes. 

  • STCC - We are dressing something that looks nice, preferably dark on the bottom and lighter on top.

  • STYC - Please have your black binders for the concert.

  • STCC - You should also have black binders for your music. 

  • Please bring a plate of treats to share at the reception after the concert. (Cookies, squares, brownies, etc.)

This is the last performance of the year for the children’s choir and youth choir members not participating in this year’s tour. We start next season on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019!

Upcoming Dates - Tour Choir

  • Tuesday, June11th - 7pm Tour meeting and rehearsal after.

  • Sunday, June 23rd - Performance for St. Andrew’s United 10:30am service.

  • Tuesday, July 2nd - Final rehearsal before tour.

  • Thursday, July 4th - Tour Begins

Thanks,

Rob C

Upcoming Concerts - December

Styc - Tuesday December 4th, 2018 - Salvation Army Performance

  • It is at 380 Elm Street in St. Thomas (MAP)

  • Call time is 5:45pm

  • We are invited for dinner at 6pm.

  • We will perform after dinner for about 45 minutes.

Styc/Stcc - Sunday December 9th - Annual Winter Concert

  • The concert is Sunday, December 9th at 3:00pm.

  • Our call time to warm up is 2:15pm. 

  • The concert is at St. Andrew’s United Church (where we rehearse). 

  • There is no ticket price for the concert, but we will be taking a good will offering during the concert.  

  • The dress for the Youth Choir is our regular concert dress put Christmasy Stuff (scarfs, hats, reindeer ears, etc.)  

  • The dress for the Children's Choir is dark bottoms, preferably black, and white tops. Festive things to add is encouraged. (scarfs, hats, reindeer ears, etc.)   

  • The concert will last about an hour and a half.

  • After we will have a reception in the back hall. The youth choir provides juice and the members of the youth and children’s choirs provide cookies, squares etc. You can bring your treats back to the hall before the concert begins if you wish, or set them out when we all go back after we sing. 

We will start back up on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019.

Styc - Tuesday December 11th - Metcalfe Seniors Concert

  • The concert is at Metcalfe Gardens Retirement Residence (Map)

  • Call time is 6:30pm, so we can warm up.

  • The concert starts at 7:15pm.

  • We will be singing for only about a half hour.

  • We will be doing most of the music we perform at our winter concert.

  • We are dressing in our red performance shirts, black pants and shoes. As well you can add "Christmassy" things like hats etc.

  • Everyone please have your black binders for the concert.

After everyone is welcome to come out to Tim's for a treat!

Styc - Saturday, December 15th, 2018 - Food Fundraiser performance

  • We are participating in “The 12 Hours of Christmas Music Marathon”. The proceeds go to their “Inn out of the Cold program”.

  • The location is Central United Church, 135 Wellington St., St Thomas (MAP)

  • Our performance time is 1pm.

  • Call Time is 12:45pm.

  • we will perform for about 45 minutes to an hour.

Spirit Walk - Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Spirit Walk 2017

Styc - Springwater Spirit Walk - Saturday December 1st


If you have not been before, the way it is set up is that each group is at a campsite. The path between each campsite is lined with candles. Each group performs for a few minutes then the crowd moves on to the next campsite. 

Here are the details for us:

  • The performance is this Saturday.

  • It is at the Springwater Conservation Area, just outside of Aylmer. Map

  • When you arrive look for the school house. That is where we will meet.

  • We are to arrive at 5:50pm. We will then be taken to the site where we will be performing.

  • Our first group should be about 6:45pm and will finish by 9:00pm. 

  • We will be outside for about 3 hours, and although we will have a campfire going to help keep warm, everyone should dress appropriately for the weather! Environment Canada Weather

  • We are not wearing our performance attire. The biggest priority is warm clothing. 

  • If there are "Christmassy" items (hats, scarves, antlers, etc.) that people would like to wear, please bring them along. 

  • Everyone should have the duotang (Stopping By Woods/Through the Yule log on Uncle John) that was handed out on Tuesday. (Tonight's rehearsal)

Other things:

 

  • It might be a good idea for people to bring along a thermos with a warm beverage to sip on between groups.

  • The campsites are not going to be lit and we are reading music. If anyone has a camping lantern that we could use to light our area, please email back to me, so I don't have to go an purchase something.

Christmas in the Trenches @ Met

Sunday, November 25th - Optional Performance at Metropolitan United Church 11am Service

"Christmas in the Trenches" was performed at the pioneer village. It was not, however, the full work because not all of the bells group could be fit into the church. As well, the full choir was not there (Soprano, alto, tenor bass). For the 11am service on Sunday the 25th the full work will be done. It will be performed with:

  • The Jubilate Bells

  • Metropolitan United Church Senior Choir

  • The St. Thomas Youth Choir

  • Twelve

  • Catherine Grey on piano, and

  • Tenor soloist DrueAnne Paschink

For members of Twelve who are available:

  • Arrive at the church at 10:20am.

  • Rehearsal in the sanctuary at 10:30am

  • The service will begin at 11am.

  • We are finished at 12 noon.

The Christmas Truce @ Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Fanshawe Pioneer Village WWI Performance – Saturday Evening, November 17th, 2018

We are singing as a part of The Christmas Truce of 1914 Event being put on by Fanshawe Pioneer Village. Here is an exerpt from the Fanshawe website speaking about the event:

  • Performances, put on by experienced reenactors, run every 30 minutes from 6:00 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. and the event ends at 10:00 p.m. each night (it is recommended that those coming for the 9:30 p.m. show explore the village prior to their Christmas Truce reenactment). Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased at fanshawpioneervillage.ca; tickets are $12 at the door.

  • Fanshawe Pioneer Village - Enter at Conservation Area Front Gate 1424 Clarke Road, London, ON, 2609 Fanshawe Park Road East, London, ON N5X 4A1 (MAP)

  • We are performing in the church for people exploring the village after they have seen the main presentation. (See pictures of the church at Fanshawe Pioneer Village below.)

  • The Youth Choir will be performing with the Jubilate Bells from Metropolitan United Church for this performance.

  • Our program will be about a half hour long in total and will be repeated throughout the evening.

  • We are premiering a composition written by Mr. Cairns "Christmas in the Trenches" at this performance.

  • We need to arrive at Fanshawe Village at 5:30pm on Saturday, November 17th and we will be finishing up between 9:30pm and 10pm.

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Agostino Fundraiser Concert

This coming Saturday, November 3rd is the fundraising concert that we could not do last year due to winter weather. Here are the details for our performance:

  • The concert is a fundraiser for the Canadian Bible Society.

  • It is on Saturday, November 3rd at 7pm. Our call time will be 6pm.

  • The location is 380 Manor Roar, St. Thomas (MAP)

  • We will perform 2 pieces, “One Voice” and “Peace In This House”.

  • We will be in our regular performance attire.

  • There are a number of groups performing, so we get a chance to see some of the other talent in the St. Thomas area!

STYC Choir Camp at the Bryson Centre Scout Camp

Dear Parents,

Choir camp is this coming weekend! We have prepared a number of activities for you sons and daughters to bring the new group together both musically and socially for this coming year. We have five adults for supervision this weekend - Rob Cairns, Graham Adams, Karyn Paschink, and Cheryl Duffett.

Map to Camp

Itinerary

 

Friday October 12th, 2018

7:00pm - Arrive at Spencer Park (Bryson Centre). (A map is available on the youth choir website. http://styc-stcc.info/concert-details The choir members should arrive in time to settle in and come to the meeting at 7:30.

7:30pm – Parent meeting with info about the tour for this summer.

After the meeting - Choir members assemble in the main lodge.  We will assign meal groups. Choir members will then settle in for the evening’s camp fire and “Welcome Back” activities. (If the weather is good and we will have an outdoor campfire.)

11:00pm - Campfire ends, settle in for the evening.

 

Saturday October 13th, 2018

8:00am - Breakfast (Group 1 assists with this meal.)

9:00am - Rehearsal 1 in the main lodge.

10:15am - Break

10:30am - Rehearsal 2 in the main lodge.

11:45am – Break before lunch. (Group 2 assists with this meal.)

12:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm - Clean up from Lunch.

1:15pm – Free time for activities at camp.

•             Wilderness Walk on the trail to the river. (Weather permitting)

•             Games – We will have both indoor and outdoor games for you to participate in.

•             Time for homework if needed.

4:00pm - Rehearsal 3 in the main lodge. (Prepare the hymns for morning service.)

5:00pm - Break for free time before dinner

6:00pm - Dinner (Group 3 assists with this meal.)

8:00pm - Evening Activities

10:00pm - Campfire ends, settle in for the evening.

 

Sunday October 14th, 2018

7:00am - Breakfast (Group 4 assists with this meal.)

7:45am - pack up and load cars for departure.

8:45am - Depart for Westmount Presbyterian Church.

9:30am - Rehearsal in the church

10:30am - Performance for the 10:30am Sunday Service at Westmount Presbyterian Church in London.

Noon - Parents pick up their son or daughter at the church.

 

What do I need to bring to camp?

We are at camp for two nights. You should pack with this in mind (please no full size overseas suitcases!) The following are some things that you consider bringing:

 

·               Sleeping bag, pillow, air mattress - the cabins have bunks, but not mattresses.

·               Warm clothing for the evening campfires. (Sweater, coat etc.)

·               Mosquito repellent and sun screen.

·               Presentable pajamas in case you need to leave your room after preparing for sleep.

·               Appropriate clothing for the afternoon games activities.

·               Performance attire for the Sunday church service in London.

·               Performance shoes and socks or nylons. (Black)

·               Your choir music and a black binder.

 

A smile so that you enjoy yourself and everyone else enjoys you!

See you on Friday night

Brahms Requiem - Good Friday

Tuesday March 27th Rehearsal

  • Centre Street Baptist Church, 28 Southwick St, St. Thomas, ON N5R 3R8 (MAP)
  • Please arrive for 7:15pm
  • Please bring your Brahms score and a pencil.
  • We will be doing the three movements we are in at the beginning of the rehearsal.

There is one complimentary ticket for each member of the choir. Other tickets are available at the door. 

Friday March 30

Dress Rehearsal

  • Centre Street Baptist Church, 28 Southwick St, St. Thomas, ON N5R 3R8 (MAP)
  • Dress Rehearsal with orchestra is at 2:30pm.
  • Please arrive for 2:15pm.
  • Please bring your Brahms score and a pencil.
  • We should bew done by about 4pm.
  • You do not need to be in concert dress.

Concert

  • Concert begins at 8pm.
  • Call time is 7:15pm for warmup.
  • The performance will be about 1-1/2 hours.
  • We will wear our regular concert dress.

Styc & Met Choristers

We are participating in a join performance with the Choristers of Metropolitan United Church

  • The concert is at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington St, London, ON N6A 3P8. MAP
  • Performance is at 1pm and should last no more than an hour.
  • Our call time is 12:15pm
  • We are wearing our performance attire and any Christmas add-ons you would like.
  • Bring your black binder as we are performaing some pieces you will need your music to do.

Our last function before the break will be our performance at Metcalfe Gardens on Tuesday, December 19th. Details are the same as below, but with the new date.

Winter Concert & Metcalfe Gardens

Styc/Stcc - Winter Concert - Sunday December 13th

Here are the details you need: 

  • The concert is Sunday, December 10th at 3:00pm.
  • Our call time to warm up is 2:15pm. 
  • The concert is at St. Andrew’s United Church (where we rehearse). 
  • There is no ticket price for the concert, but we will be taking a good will offering during the concert.  
  • The dress for the Youth Choir is our regular concert dress put Christmasy Stuff (scarfs, hats, reindeer ears, etc.)  
  • The dress for the Children's Choir is dark bottoms, preferably black, and white tops. Festive things to add is encouraged. (scarfs, hats, reindeer ears, etc.)   
  • The concert will last about an hour and a half.
  • After we will have a reception in the back hall. The church usually provides coffee and juice and the Youth and Children’s choirs provide cookies, squares etc. You can bring your treats back to the hall before the concert begins if you wish, or set them out when we all go back after we sing. 

Tuesday December the 5th is our last regular rehearsal. For the youth choir, we will still meet on Tuesday December the 12th for our performance at Metcalfe Gardens Retirement Residence and Sunday, December 17 for the performance with Metropolitan Choristers.

We will start back up on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018.

Styc - Tuesday December 12th - Metcalfe Seniors Concert

  • The concert is at Metcalfe Gardens Retirement Residence (Map)
  • Call time is 6:30pm, so we can warm up.
  • The concert starts at 7:15pm.
  • We will be singing for only about a half hour.
  • We will be doing most of the music we perform at our winter concert.
  • We are dressing in our red performance shirts, black pants and shoes. As well you can add "Christmassy" things like hats etc.
  • Everyone please have your black binders for the concert.

After everyone is welcome to come out to Tim's for a treat!

Spirit Walk 2017

Styc/Stcc - Springwater Spirit Walk - Saturday December 2nd


If you have not been before, the way it is set up is that each group is at a campsite. The path between each campsite is lined with candles. Each group performs for a few minutes then the crowd moves on to the next campsite. 

Here are the details for us:

  • The performance is this Saturday.
  • It is at the Springwater Conservation Area, just outside of Aylmer. Map
  • When you arrive look for the school house. That is where we will meet.
  • We are to arrive at 5:50pm. We will then be taken to the site where we will be performing.
  • Our first group should be about 6:45pm and will finish by 9:00pm. 
  • We will be outside for about 3 hours, and although we will have a campfire going to help keep warm, everyone should dress appropriately for the weather! Environment Canada Weather
  • We are not wearing our performance attire. The biggest priority is warm clothing. 
  • If there are "Christmassy" items (hats, scarves, antlers, etc.) that people would like to wear, please bring them along. 
  • Everyone should have the duotang (Not That Far to Bethlehem/Silent Night) that was handed out on Tuesday. (Tonight's rehearsal)

Other things:

 

  • It might be a good idea for people to bring along a thermos with a warm beverage to sip on between groups.
  • The campsites are not going to be lit and we are reading music. If anyone has a camping lantern that we could use to light our area, please email back to me, so I don't have to go an purchase something.

Styc @ St. Peter's Anglican Church, Tryconnell, ON

Fall Cabaret

  • The performance is at St. Peter's Anglican Church.
  • The church is located at 29596 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown, ON in a small town called Tryconnell. 
  • The concert is at 7pm, and our call time at the church is 6pm. Please be prompt as the audience will be arriving shortly after we do. 
  • Tickets are $15 each. If you text me through remind before Tuesday I will try to get tickets from Rev. Wells in advance, otherwise they will be available at the door. 
  • Regular performance attire for this concert. As well, please make sure to bring your black binders as not all the music will be done from memory.
  • If you are using any instruments for your cabaret performance, remember to bring them along too.

Styc @ St. Andrew's United - Remembrance Day

This Sunday, November 12th is our performance at St. Andrew's United Church. Here are the details:

  • This performance is one of the two we do each year to thank the church for allowing us to rehearse there, so it is an important one for us!
  • The performance is for the Sunday service at St. Andrew's United Church (where we rehearse.) 
  • We will wear our regular performance attire.
  • Call time in the morning is 9:30am to warm up. 
  • The service is at 10:30am and will go until about 11:45am. 
  • There is coffee and snacks in the back hall after the service.
  • Everyone needs to have their black binder for the performance. 

 Thanks, looking forward to seeing you all there!

Styc/Stcc - Spring Concert 2017

Hello All

This Sunday is our spring concert! Here are the details: 

STYC & STCC - Sunday June 11th - Spring Concert

  • The concert is at St. Andrew's United Church. (Where we rehearse.)
  • Call time is 2:15pm, so we can warm up .
  • The concert starts at 3:00pm.
  • There is no admission fee, but a good-will offering will be taken.
  • STYC - We are dressing in our red performance shirts, black pants and shoes. 
  • STCC - Dark pants (preferably black) and light shirts (preferably white). 
  • STYC - Please have your black binders for the concert.
  • STCC - You should also have black binders for your music. 
  • Please bring a plate of treats to share at the reception after the concert. (Cookies, squares, brownies, etc.)

ttached is the 1st draft (might change minorly) of the concert program, so you can see the order. Thanks, see you tonight.

Rob C

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SPRING CONCERT 2017

Sunday June 11th at 3 pm (FIRST DRAFT)

St. Andrew’s United Church, St. Thomas, ON

 

STYC

“A Little Jazz Mass”                                              Bob Chilcott

   Kyrie

   Gloria

   Sanctus

 

“The Call of Wisdom”                                        Will Todd

          Featuring Julia Morgan

 

“Homeward Bound”                        Marta Keen/arr. Jay Althouse

          Featuring Lucy Grant & Evelyn Gadsdon

 

“The Father’s Love”                                                  Simon Lole

 

“O Vos Omnes”                                         Tomas Luis de Victoria

           Trio: Julia Morgan, 

 

STYC/STCC

“Le Temps De Vivre” (The Time to Live)    arr. Francois Provenche

          Featuring: Drue Anne Paschink

 

STCC

“Pass It Along!”                                         Linda Steen Spevacek

“MarienWurmchen” (Ladybug)  Johannes Brahms/arr.Mary Goetze

“Good Night” (A Russian Song)                          arr. Doreen Rao

“Come Away And Sing”                                       Darla Eshelman

 

STYC

“Vois sur ton Chemin” (See Upon Your Path) from: Les Choristes

                                            Christophe Barratier/Bruno Coulais

Opening Narration                                      

          Read by Evelyn Gadsdon, Julia Morgan & Samantha Halingten

 “Joyeux Noel” (from: Passchendaele)                       Philippe Rombi

          Featuring Grace Grant & Julia Morgan

 “Still Nacht/Silent Night”                         Franz Xavier Gruber

 

“After The War” (from: Passchendaele)    Paul Gross/David Keele

                                                                        arr. Mark Sirett

“Away From the Roll of the Sea”                          Diane Loomer

 

STCC

“Three Little Pigs”               Mary Donnelly/George L.O. Strid                 

“Breathing With Beethoven” Ludwig Van Beethoven /arr. Phyllis Wolfe White

“Yellow Submarine”                           arr. John Leavitt/Beatles

 

STYC

“Both Sides Now”     arr. John Coates, Jr. /Joni Mitchell/Judy Collins 

 

“Over The Rainbow” (from: The Wizard Of Oz)          arr. Mark Hayes                                                     

   (featuring: Rachel Rogosin, Julia Morgan)

 

“Bohemian Rhapsody” (from: Wayne’s World, 1992)               Queen

          (STYC featuring:  Grace Grant, Julia Morgan, Austin Josten,  DrueAnne Paschink, Lucy Grant)  

 

STCC MINI-CABARET

“Stay”                                               Zedd featuring Alessia Cara

          Kayleigh Baker/Avery De Vree 

“The Cup Song” (from: Pitch Perfect)                      Anna Kendrick  

          Gillian Rae 

“Mercy”                                                               Shawn Mendes 

          Parker Smalldon 

“Rockabye”                              Clean Bandit featuring Anne-Marie

          Josie De Vree

“Lost Boy”                                                                      Ruth B

          Kayleigh Baker/Avery De Vree/Gillian Rae

 

STCC/STYC

“Walk A Little Slower, My Friend”           Don Besig/Nancy Price

 

STYC

“Medley from Les Miserables”                            arr. Ed Lojeski

At The End Of The Day/I Dreamed A Dream/Castle On A Cloud/Do You Hear The People Sing?/On My Own/Bring Him Home/Finale

 (STYC, featuring: Evelyn Gadsdon, DrueAnne Paschink, Bryn Duffett, Lucy Grant,  Rachel Rogosin, Austin Josten, Haleigh Paschink, Samantha Halingten, Evelyn Leslie, Julia Morgan, Grace Grant)

Holy Week Performance - Tuesday April 11th, 2017

STYC

The next performance we have is on Tuesday April 11th at Metropolitan United Church for the 6pm Holy Week service. Here are the details: 

  • The youth choir members need to be at Metropolitan for 5:30pm to rehearsal with the Met Choristers. 
  • Please bring your concert dress and black binders.
  • Metropolitan United Church is located at 468 Wellington St, London, right across from City Hall. Map (Straight up Wellington until you get to the church.) 
  • We will do our regular rehearsal after the service. 
  • At 9:00pm we will head back to St. Thomas.
  • We will have a break after the service when we can have a snack or possibly pizza. (We will confirm at rehearsal.) 

STCC

You will have your regular rehearsal at 6pm, but it will finish early on this evening. Parents please pick up your child at 6:45pm. 

Styc-Stcc Winter Concert / Metcalfe Gardens Performance

Styc/Stcc - Winter Concert - Sunday December 11th

Here are the details you need: 

  • The concert is Sunday December 11th at 3:00pm.
  • Our call time to warm up is 2:15pm. 
  • The concert is at St. Andrew’s United Church (where we rehearse). 
  • There is no ticket price for the concert, but we will be taking a good will offering during the concert.  
  • The dress for the Youth Choir is our regular concert dress put Christmasy Stuff (scarfs, hats, reindeer ears, etc.)  
  • The dress for the Children's Choir is dark bottoms, preferably black, and white tops. Festive things to add is encouraged. (scarfs, hats, reindeer ears, etc.)   
  • The concert will last about an hour and a half.
  • After we will have a reception in the back hall. The church usually provides coffee and juice and the Youth and Children’s choirs provide cookies, squares etc. You can bring your treats back to the hall before the concert begins if you wish, or set them out when we all go back after we sing. 

Tuesday December the 6th is our last regular rehearsal. For the youth choir, we will still meet on Tuesday December the 13th for our performance at Metcalfe Gardens Retirement Residence. 

 

We will start rehearsals again on Tuesday January 10th, 2017!

 

Styc - Tuesday December 13th - Metcalfe Seniors Concert

  • The concert is at Metcalfe Gardens Retirement Residence (Map)
  • Call time is 6:30pm, so we can warm up.
  • The concert starts at 7:15pm.
  • We will be singing for only about a half hour.
  • We will be doing most of the music we perform at our winter concert.
  • We are dressing in our red performance shirts, black pants and shoes. As well you can add "Christmassy" things like hats etc.
  • Everyone please have your black binders for the concert.

After everyone is welcome to come out to Tim's for a treat!

Springwater Spirit Walk

Here is the information about the Spirit Walk for this Saturday. 

If you have not been before, the way it is set up is that each group is at a campsite. The path between each campsite is lined with candles. Each group performs for a few minutes then the crowd moves on to the next campsite. 

Here are the details for us:

  • The performance is this Saturday December 3rd.
  • It is at the Springwater Conservation Area, just outside of Aylmer. Map
  • When you arrive look for the school house. That is where we will meet.
  • We are to arrive at 5:45pm. We will then be taken to the site where we will be performing.
  • Our first group should be about 6:45pm and will finish by 9:00pm. 
  • We will be outside for about 3 hours, and although we will have a campfire going to help keep warm, everyone should dress appropriately for the weather! Environment Canada Weather
  • We are not wearing our performance attire. The biggest priority is warm clothing. 
  • If there are "Christmassy" items (hats, scarves, antlers, etc.) that people would like to wear, please bring them along. 
  • Everyone should have the Christmas Carols medley that we will be working on.

Other things:

  • It might be a good idea for people to bring along a thermos with a warm beverage to sip on between groups.
  • The campsites are not going to be lit and we are reading music. If anyone has a camping lantern that we could use to light our area, please email back to me, so I don't have to go an purchase something.

I think this everything. If I have missed any info that you need, please email back and I will send it out to you.