Singing Strings Alumna performs Saturday!

Christina Bouey, former Singing Strings member and student of John and Jen Clement, is coming to PEI with her new award winning string quartet!

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Please come and support Christina and her quartet on Saturday at UPEI. Tickets may be held to be paid at the door by emailing music@upei.ca or phoning 902 566-0507. Please note that this is not a regular box office and tickets cannot be reserved by email or phone after 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

Tickets can also be purchased online thru Brown Paper Tickets.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2604294

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Concerto Competition 2017

We are very excited to be having our very first concerto competition this term! The application deadline had been posted as January 4th, but due to the weather yesterday as well as other concerns, we have extended the application deadline to January 11th.

Are you working on a concerto by Bach, Corelli, Vivaldi or any other composers who wrote for a solo instrument accompanied by strings? Imagine playing a movement of your concerto in a concert, with the Senior Singing Strings as your accompanying orchestra!

An accomplished panel of judges (TBA) will be listening to all the entries and picking our performers on February 4th.

Attached are PDF and Word versions of both the application form and the Concerto Competition information form.

If you have any questions, please email singingstringspei@gmail.com for more information.

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PEI Crafts Council Christmas Craft Fair

Hi all –

I am looking for some parent volunteers to man a table to sell Singing Strings CDs during the PEI Craft Council Christmas Craft Fair this weekend – the hours are:
Friday 1-9pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm
We have some Senior students who are willing to play Christmas carols during some of those times but I would love to have one or two older students or parents who are willing to sit at the table and sell CDs. We have 300 to sell and they make great Christmas gifts!!
Can you let Natalie know (cellonatw@gmail.com) if you are able to help out at any time?
Thanks,
Natalie

A few reminders

Hi everyone – just a few reminders to pass on:

1. Parking – the church has asked us to remind everyone to please pay attention to and respect the parking signs in the church parking lot – there are a few places reserved for various members of church staff and Wednesday night is meeting night so those spots are needed. Please park in available and non marked spots. Thank you!

2. Food – Senior and Intermediate Strings are reminded that there is no food allowed in the choir room (where we leave our cases). Please have your snack in the hallway, rather than eating in the choir room.

3. This week some schools are not in attendance on Wednesday (Charlottetown Rural family of schools) – but we will still be having rehearsal as normal! Please let your conductor know if you are unable to come due to the school situation.

Thanks, everyone! See you all on Wednesday…

Natalie, Sue, Jen and Wendy

Paper Lions Super Show!

Singing Strings and the Paper Lions Super Show!

As most of you know, the Senior Singing Strings often get asked to play at various banquets, events, conventions, levees and whatever kind of events there are around Charlottetown. During this past summer, we were asked to participate in the upcoming Paper Lions Super Show which will be happening on Friday, September 30th at the Delta Prince Edward Convention Centre.

The guys from Paper Lions have generously offered to give the Singing Strings a commission from the tickets we sell for the show, and so we are asking families if they would be interested in buying tickets to the show or selling any to friends, as a fundraiser for the Singing Strings. The paper tickets will be available to be handed out on Wednesday, September 14th and there are two options for tickets: General Admission is $30 for aged 19 and over, $20 for under 19 and Students; and VIP for aged 19 and over is $50.  You can also purchase tickets online via a special link that benefits the Singing Strings program:

 

http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1216521?utm_source=singingstrings

 

In a program such as ours, every little bit of fundraising helps and we know that the Paper Lions will put on a great show so I would encourage everyone to come out and see it! The evening will also feature the Atlantic String Machine (well connected to Singing Strings with members Natalie, Louis, Sean, Karen and Jeffrey) so it should be a very fun night! Mark your calendars now!

2016-17 Season

We are going to start Singing Strings rehearsals this coming Wednesday, September 7th; we are looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday afternoon at Park Royal United Church! Just as a reminder – Junior orchestra rehearses in the parlour from 3:30 – 4:40pm; Intermediate orchestra rehearses in the sanctuary from 3:30 – 4:45pm and Senior orchestra rehearses in the sanctuary from 5:00 – 7:00pm.

Attached here are PDF and Word copies of the registration form and we will have hard copies available on Wednesday for registration this week and next week.

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CDs from last June’s concert are just in the finalizing process and will be sent to press very soon!

If you have any questions, please email singingstringspei@gmail.com or comment on this post.

Thanks!