Wow, can you believe the concert is this weekend?
There’s a lot to remember this week, so I will do my best to break it down. If I forget anything, let me know asap and I will update everyone.
Saturday May 2-Dress Rehearsal
- We’ll start promptly at 10:00. Drummers, bring your drums.
- Have your music in order
- Wear the shoes you plan to wear on Sunday; make sure they are comfortable and supportive.
- If you are interested in learning the dance to Amavolovolo, please contact Hanna for details.
- Relax and have fun!
Sunday May 3-Concert Day
- take tickets at the door (two people)
- to man the raffle table (one person)
- to man the rain barrel display (one person)
- to help with the 50/50 (one person)
- to make coffee and tea
- to take down/clean up after the refreshment time
- We will be serving treats after the concert, so please bring in some sweets/baked goods if you are able.
- Wear whatever you are comfortable in and whatever makes you feel fabulous!
- Please arrive at 1:00 for warm up and any final preparation. Don’t forget your black folder/binder-and don’t forget your music, like I did at our last concert!
- The concert starts at 2:00. Smile and be confident!
Saturday May 9-Rain Barrel Sale
- We are doing well, but rain barrels are still available. Keep selling! www.rainbarrel.ca/
- We need people to volunteer as early as 8:00 and as late as 1:00 to help set up (before) and clean up (after).
- We will be selling baked goods, perennial divisions and other seedlings. Let us know if you would like to contribute.
- We will need people to help carry and load barrels in cars.
- The choir will be rehearsing from 10-12, and we will be rotating volunteers during this time so we all will have a chance to sing and to help out at the sale.
- There will also be a penny sale at HARRRP that day, so we will be able to send them customers/vice versa. I plan on doing some shopping that day as well…
- Please bike, walk, carpool and/or park as far away from the church as you are able-parking is limited and we want people to be able to reach us and load up their barrels.
I will send more details next week about upcoming rehearsals, performances, and events in May. Let’s get through this week first; then we can all breathe a sigh of relief and tackle the next challenge.
If you have a few minutes, please take another look at this video of the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir performing “Amovolovolo.” I find this performance absolutely joyful and infectious. Take a look at the boys as they sing. They aren’t looking down, glued to their music. They aren’t standing still and stiff. They aren’t looking terrified and serious. They are relaxed, confident, and radiating joy. I dare you to look at the little boy at exactly 34 seconds into this video and not smile. This is what I want for our choir, and for our audience. For us to share our joy, passion, and love of music with them. And for the audience to respond with their own joy and love.
Have a wonderful week!