I would like to send out a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone for the card and ornament I was presented with at chamber choir on Tuesday, and to Korol for orchestrating the idea. The kind words each of you left on your individual notes mean SO much to me.
We will resume rehearsals in the new year, to let everyone have a bit of a break next week. It certainly doesn’t feel quite right entering the holiday season without having had the Collier Street concert, and my fingers are crossed that by January we will be back to business as usual and we can finally have a chance to properly showcase everyone’s hard work.
A reminder that our choir council has been busy organizing a coffeehouse for this evening at 7:00pm in the library. I would love to see all of you there, and for you all to have that opportunity to socialize and support your peers once more prior to the break. Admission is $5 and proceeds go towards our choir fundraising efforts.
Best wishes to everyone for a safe and happy holiday season!
Just a few updates, which will also hopefully address some of the questions many of you may have at the moment.
- Concert – We will look at rescheduling the concert once the government and union have reached a contract agreement. If we try to reschedule prior to then, we run the risk of having the same outcome. If you pre-purchased tickets, it would probably be easiest to wait until a new date is announced, at which point you can decide to use the tickets or request a refund. If anyone would like an immediate refund please let me know and I can process it for you.
- Coffeehouse – The choir council is organizing a coffeehouse event for next Thursday, December 12, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that this one will end up running. Auditions will be held next Monday and Tuesday during lunch periods for anyone interested in performing.
- Choir Rehearsals – My plan is to run both concert choir and chamber choir rehearsals next week, but cancel them the following week to give everyone a break. If the direction of the labour dispute causes plans to change, I will announce that ASAP.
Finally, for those who haven’t heard, Mrs. Paula Kowalchuk, orchestra teacher at Eastview, sadly lost her mother earlier this week after a lengthy illness. For those who know Mrs. Kowalchuk well, if you would like to write her a note or something similar, I will be attending the funeral on Saturday and will gladly pass anything from students along to her. The obituary and funeral arrangements can be found here.
Thank you, and I hope my next update will be a happier one!