Senior Singing Strings newsletter – March 2014
Just a few thoughts to hand out this week – we are continuing to work on our three (possibly 4) festival pieces: Skyfall, Vanishing Pointe, Dvorak 3rd movement (Scherzo) and possibly Ghosts of Brandenburg, depending on timing and how things are feeling by that point.
I think to help us feel a little more comfortable with the Dvorak for the festival performance, I would like to offer some sectionals during the March Break (March 17-22). If you are interested in this option, please let me know – it would be a matter of arranging small groups of first violins, or second violins, or violas, or celli… just so we can go through the parts by themselves and work through some bits that you might be scared of, or unfamiliar with, or would just like some help through. Both Jen and I are willing to help out with this so let’s make it happen!
A few dates to notice:
March 24th – Jen has a gig for the Intermediates and would love some help from some of the Seniors as well – this is at the PrinceEdwardHome, call time is 6:00pm, playing at 6:30pm
March 30 – Seniors performance during Park Royal United church service (call time is 9:45am, 10:30am church service)
May 22nd – Hall of Fame gig for Seniors, Delta PrinceEdwardHotel (convention centre) call time is 6:30pm, playing 7:00 – 8:00pm
June 28 – Indian River Festival Youth Legacy concert – afternoon
Please note: The Senior Singing Strings will NOT be attending the Atlantic Music Festival in Halifax (April 30 – May 2) as Natalie is previously committed to adjudicating at the Fredericton Music Festival from April 26 to May 1.
Please remember that our Fundscrip fundraising is still ongoing – if you are interested in making an order, please send Natalie an email and I will email you the order form. Cheques can be made to Singing Strings and we will deliver your cards to you as soon as possible. There is always the option of ordering online and having the cards mailed directly to you for the price of a stamp ($0.73) – this would mean you most likely will get the gift cards sooner as the processing is a bit quicker.
Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Many thanks again, Natalie