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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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Dates: Prospective & Certain

Hey there Gang, I’d planned on constructing an-ever-so-organized calendar of dates for you to remember however we’re still waiting on about 1/3 of you on your availability for our end of term concert. Please send us an email in reply to these weighty questions: #1. Are you available for our end of term performance on Sunday April 28th – Yes or No #2. Are you available for our end of term performance on Sunday May 5th.   – Yes or No #3. Are you available for dress rehearsal Saturday April 27th 9:45 am till noon – Yes or No #4. Are
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Blueberries. And the story of a singer,

Good Morning. Blueberries, gotta have em. They’re tasty, very blue, and come in variable round shapes. Put em’ in your lunch bag, your morning pancakes, a smoothie, and your lover’s freezer. Sign up today! Our March 9th rehearsal will take place at Delta United Church, 47 Ottawa Street South, in the Memory Room. The final concert and dress rehearsal dates are still in question as we have not yet heard from enough of you. Get off your duff and let us know your availability so we can book a venue ASAP. I’ve pasted the core questions below: Please reply to
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Synergy

Synergy. Defined as an interaction of two or more parts to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their parts. Do you realize that every Saturday morning we come together and substantiate the phenomenon of synergy? Singing in the shower was once satisfying enough, but once you get a taste of the good stuff at Hamilton Sings, there’s no going back. Sort of like craft beer vs Bud Light. Have you checked out the active members page at hamiltonsings.ca yet? You will now find voice files for “In Een Blauwgeruite Kiel” Give it a listen so you can
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Coins may jingle, but bills stack better

Hello Gang The first voice file of the term is now available on the active members page at hamiltonsings.ca She The Sea, sung in angelic 2 part harmony. Give it a listen, several times if you can, so you can internalize the tune and hopefully memorize the lyrics. Password is sings!17-20 Though not much of a fashion statement, donning a name tag can really help lubricate the social machinery. Can’t remember the name of that soprano vixen you desperately want to know better? Distracted by thoughts of “What’s that dude’s name again?” Relief can be found by asking for your
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A Quick One

Hi Folks Just a quick note to remind everyone that we meet again in song tomorrow at 9:45. Looks like old man winter won’t get in the way this time. However, do remember to: Bring dry footware Dress in layers as it can get chilly No strong perfumes please Bring a refillable, non-spill water bottle for your tender chords Have you invested in a sheet music folder yet? Check out the hamiltonsings.ca active members page for handy voice files Drop your troubles at the door and revel in the joy found with song and your fellow humans See ya tomorrow.
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Welcome to Hamilton Sings

Dear Fellow Songsters Welcome to Hamilton Sings, our fair city’s ultimate non-audition community choir. Though our repertoire is global, our focus is definitely local because you guys are the lifeblood of this endeavor. Both new and returning choristers are encouraged to have fun! fun! fun! while spending a few precious hours Saturday mornings immersed in song and each other. Listen up while I explain how things work around here: Rehearsal Decorum. Please be on time. If you arrive by 9:45, you’ll have a chance to chat with your new friends before we get underway at 10 sharp. We generally take
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Here Comes the Big Day

Hi Gang Just a quick few reminders regarding tomorrow, the big day. . . Concert Playlist Order. Please have your music in concert order and encased in a noise reducing folder, preferably black. Remember to keep your eyes glued on Hanna/Sue. And the song order is: Nana Solen er sa rod, mor. Me Too Solstice Carol Hymn 23 – Ar Hyd Y Nos Brilliant Stars Watching The Apples Grow Kwaheri Time Lines We meet for rehearsal as usual tomorrow at 10:00 am. After rehearsal we’ll get the joint decorated with all the lovely stuff you’ve brought. For those last minutes
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Our Concert Looms Large

Salutations Singers All As our concert looms large, please consider the following details to ensure our collective success: Music Folders. Get one, preferably black. Not only will you be able to keep your music neat and in concert order, you’ll avoid annoying our audience with the unattractive sound of 70 odd pieces of paper flapping in the breeze. The Dollar Store stocks a simple black folder with vinyl inserts for a buck ninety-nine. Attire. Wear whatever makes you feel like the romantic magnet you are. Be especially careful about comfortable shoes because you’ll be on your feet for awhile. Time
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