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Ahoy Mateys!

Ahoy Mateys! Ha! And you thought you’d heard the last from me for a while. No rest for a windbag. This Saturday May 4th, from 10:30 till noon, we meet at HARRRP to socialize, pat each other on the back for a successful term, return our sheet music, and hear about planned summer & autumn activities. Come by when you can, bring a snack to share, and help our hard-working choir librarian Sue conquer the paper chaos. Timely return of your sheet music saves us stacks of legal tender in future terms, and prevents regrettable incidents like arousing the interest
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Dear Choristers

Dear Choristers: Our end of season concert is just about upon us – good golly, time flies! And you guys are about to fly to lofty new heights, powered by the music, your months of preparation, and the lift of our community spirit. In order to assist our mutually assured success, the following are some important details to consider: Saturday April 27th – we meet at our usual time of 10:00am, at our ancestral HARRRP home for our dress rehearsal. Those interested in assisting the sing-along tunes should arrive by 9:30 am. Not only will we put in time polishing
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Hey Everyone

Hey Everyone In case you missed it – don’t show at HARRRP tomorrow Saturday April 20th as rehearsal is cancelled. It’s too difficult to get all of us together, as many of you are busy with relatives, travel, dinner plans, and/or goofing off on a long weekend. Speaking for myself as a lapsed Catholic, my Easter childhood memories involve an itchy new frock, an overly long church service, and an Easter bonnet seemingly styled to ensure my schoolyard demise. But happily, I’ve clung to the time-worn feast themes of a good home-cooked meal, a noisy gathering of guests, and, well,
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Major Dates

As we stride towards the finish line, confirmation of our upcoming schedule is at hand: Saturday April 13th. Rehearsal as usual Saturday April 20th. Rehearsal CANCELLED. Go chase some bunny rabbits. Tuesday April 23rd. Evening rehearsal 6:45 pm till 8:45 pm, Delta United Church, 47 Ottawa Street South, upstairs in the Sanctuary room. You must attend if you can, we’ll need the extra time to prepare. Saturday April 27th. Rehearsal as usual. Perhaps this is also the date for finalization of section gifts baskets? I’ve been collecting flea market wicker baskets all year, so I’ll bring them all in this Saturday.
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Singing Spring

Hi Gang Clues abound that spring has finally shown it’s fresh face; the early buds that gardeners adore, the birdsong, and the neighbours you haven’t seen in months – all signs of winter folding it up for another year. Woo hoo! Similarly, signs exist of the inevitability of our upcoming concert at St. James Cathedral on Sunday April 28th. One of them is our concert set list: A La Claire Fontaine Earth Air Fire Water Merge With The River The Ghost Of Oak Island In Een Blauwgeruite The Water is Wide Stone and Sand Homeward Now Hear the Raindrops Fall
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Born for the Concert

Hi there folks. . . . You gotta check out the lovely poster on our web site for the spring concert “Born in the Ocean”.  After this long winter, I can barely remember water exists that’s warm enough to swim in – isn’t it usually slush soiling one’s thin winter boots?  And that colour of blue – you can actually feel the sun blazing through it. Spring’s coming, I’m sure of it now. Have you approached your favourite local businesses yet for concert programme advertising? You should because: A)    you’ve supported them, so now it’s time for them to support you
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Just Six More

Hi Gang: So, the countdown begins. Six more rehearsals and then our April 28th end-of-term concert is upon us. Thus, our to-do list is growing. Here’s how you can help: Volunteer Contact jennifermcconnell42@gmail.com to put a name forward. She’ll need ticket sellers, raffle basket builders, decorators, hospitality workers, set-up/tear down people – the list goes on. Get your lager lout brother-in-law outta bed and put him to work for your choir. Practice Any extra time you spend to become more comfortable with the lyrics and your part is time well spent. Get thee a music folder that will muffle the
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Lotsa Dates

Hey there, Looks like our calendar is starting to firm up – so listen up: Saturday March 16th till term end? – in response to an AGM request to extend the term (which is impossible due to budget limitations), Sue is offering instead to extend our routine rehearsals to 12:15 pm. Sunday April 28 at 3pm – our end of term concert entitled “Born in the Ocean” takes place at Christ’s Church Cathedral, 252 James Street North. Our intrepid concert co-ordinator Jenny McConnell has once again stepped up to take on the daunting tasks involved in making our concert a
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Go to Delta United Church, 47 Ottawa St. S.

Howdy Folks If you find yourself at HARRRP this coming Saturday morning, you’ll find yourself standing in the cold, all alone, and whimpering from frost bite. Get thee instead to the warm confines of Delta United Church, 47 Ottawa Street South. Give yourself a little extra time to find the address, find a parking spot, and find your co-singers within. So, you guys really came through on the blueberry initiative – $1,000 (or so) into the choir piggy bank! Well done. Please check in with Catherine or Sue after rehearsal this Saturday if there were any problems associated with your
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Annual General Meeting & Important Dates

Good Day Fellow Singers Reminder to show your lovely faces tomorrow morning at 9:45, with information package in hand, in order to register for our Annual General Meeting (AGM). Quorum is a minimum of half of you in attendance so don’t be a putz and skip the fun – its your choir, your community, your responsibility. We’ll follow up with rehearsal until 12:30 and collect our treasured blueberries. Bring an insulated bag to carry them home or in a pinch, use what the humblest of hobos knows works – bring a section of your morning newspaper for wrapping. Next week’s
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