Hello lovely Choir Families,
I hope that this message finds you well, and that you’ve been able to take some time to enjoy the brief bits of sun amidst all of the rain that we’ve had this summer.
There’s been lots going on behind the scenes at the Choir during this break, and we have some important announcements for you.
I regret to tell you that our beloved Mary Bella has stepped down from her role as Board Chair. Mary has been with the choir, both as a conductor, and then as Chair, for the better part of the past decade. With her leadership, we have seen the Choir go from a little ragtag group of kids to the polished and beautiful group that we have today. Mary has never shied away from a challenge, and has worked tirelessly to not only have this Choir survive, but thrive. I know I can speak for all of us when I say that her no longer being with us in an in-depth manner will undoubtedly leave a void that no one else could possibly fill with the same boundless determination, and that she will be sorely missed in her role at the helm of this ship. Thankfully for us, though, Mary is still staying on as director of Local Vocals, so we will surely be seeing (and hearing) her yet thought out the year! Thank you, Mary, for continuing to share your wonderful musical gifts with us!
But that’s not all, folks. This year is bringing us another change: this one, undoubtedly positive!
As you may know, I have stepped down as the Community Engagement Manager for the Choir. But fear not, lovely friends, for Tania Krishnan is here to save the day as your new Community Engagement Manager! Some of you may know Tania as the fundraising powerhouse on the John English SAC, in which case you already know what a wonderful addition she’ll be to the team. For those of you who haven’t met Tania, you’re in for a treat. She’s organised, hard-working, goal-oriented, and is also a truly wonderful person. I’m so excited for all of you to get to know her better, and am confident that her skills and talents will be a real asset as the Choir continues to grow and improve.
As for me, I’m not really going anywhere. I’m moving from my CEM position, onto the board…so you may get some emails from me, yet. You can’t get away from me that easy!
I can’t wait to see all of you on September 21st at Mimico Baptist Church for our first rehearsal of the new season!
Wishing you the best until then,
(Former) Community Engagement Manager
Mimico Children’s Choir
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