Invitation to perform – Friday July 14 in Mimico Square with Briar Boake – RSVP

Dear Choir Families,

An invitation to join in some summer music-making!

Briar Boake (local songstress) is performing Something to Sing About! – a concert presented by the Mimico by the Lake BIA in Mimico Square on Friday July 14th starting at 7pm.

Briar and the BIA would like to invite members of the Local Vocals and Mimico Children’s Choir to join her for THIS IS MY HOME, and possibly perform SING! if we have enough voices. We would perform at approximately 7:45pm.

If you’re child is able to participate please RSVP as soon as possible (by June 30 latest) using this Form: https://goo.gl/forms/L4m1BLbk3k7eFuy62

Please submit a separate RSVP form for each performer in your family. (No need to RSVP if you won’t be performing).

We will be in touch via email to give more details for those who would like to participate. Looking forward to it!

Many thanks!

Mary Bella

Co-President,Mimico Children’s Choir

Conductor, Local Vocals

Mimico Children’s Choir
Email: mimicochildrenschoir
Webpage: www.MimicoChildrensChoir.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MimicoChildrensChoir

2016-2017 Season GOLD SPONSORS
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Sponsorship Opportunities still available!

Thanks for a great year

Hello lovely Choir families,

Well, this is it. Last night was our final performance of the season, and we won’t be meeting again until September. Hopefully we’ll see many of your beautiful faces at that time…we’ll send info about start dates as we get closer to next season.

I just wanted to thank all of you for all of your support and dedication this year. You brought your choristers out to rehearsals and events, supported the choir with donations and ticket purchases, and volunteered your very valuable time so that we could give our kids the best possible experience. We couldn’t have done it without you.

I’d like to extend my very special thanks to the following folks: Julie, Martha (squared), Steph, and Claire, our illustrious snack providers who made sure our kids had some great brain food so they could concentrate on their musical learning. Antonia, who Pied Pipered a gaggle of kids from school to Choir each week. Christine, who made sure the kids got safely paired with their guardians at the end of the day. Jim, who gives us a space to call home. Our board members – Mary, Michelle, Gwyn, Martha, Jacqueline, and Natalie – who provided the vision, and worked so hard to make sure that Choir continues to remain viable in our community. Kim, Jenn, and Tanya, who generously share their musical know-how with our kids each week and without whom we would not have become an award-winning community institution. And, of course, our choristers, because without them and their hard work, there would be no Choir.

Wishing you all a wonderful summer. Keep those voices strong and ready, and we’ll see you in September!

Judy Verseghy
Community Engagement Manager

Mimico Children’s Choir
Email: mimicochildrenschoir
Webpage: www.MimicoChildrensChoir.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MimicoChildrensChoir

2016-2017 Season GOLD SPONSORS
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Sponsorship Opportunities still available!

LAMP event

Hi all,

Just a quick note that tonight’s LAMP awards are happening, rain or shine! If it’s raining around 6, the festivities will be moved indoors, so please find us inside rather than out on the lawn, if need be.

Looking forward to seeing you in a few hours!

Judy Verseghy
Community Engagement Manager

Mimico Children’s Choir
Email: mimicochildrenschoir
Webpage: www.MimicoChildrensChoir.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MimicoChildrensChoir

2016-2017 Season GOLD SPONSORS
http://mcizmar.com http://recroomchildcare.ca/ TD Canada Trust - Parklawn and Lake Shore
Sponsorship Opportunities still available!

Call Time Change

Hi Choir Families!

A quick note that I recently received word that we’re going on stage at LAMP around 6:20, instead of 6. So our arrival time has been pushed back. Please arrive at 6 for warm-up.

Again, if your chorister is not returning next year, please return your shirt. Oh, and did you fill out your survey? If not, please do so ASAP so that we can be sure that next year is as positive an experience for our choristers and their families as possible.

See you Tuesday at LAMP at 6:00!

Thanks,

Judy Verseghy
Community Engagement Manager

Mimico Children’s Choir
Email: mimicochildrenschoir
Webpage: www.MimicoChildrensChoir.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MimicoChildrensChoir

2016-2017 Season GOLD SPONSORS
http://mcizmar.com http://recroomchildcare.ca/ TD Canada Trust - Parklawn and Lake Shore
Sponsorship Opportunities still available!

Please fill out and return ASAP

Dear Choir Families,

It was such a pleasure seeing so you all at the spring concert and hearing all the beautiful voices of your children!

If you missed the survey – please copy it from below into an email, fill it out and email it back to us ASAP. (Or you can download a WORD version here and email it to us as an attachment).

If you took home a paper copy and don’t want to type it out, it would be easiest for us if you would take a photo of it and send it along that way.

We would like to be able to review them before our next Board meeting on WEDNESDAY JUNE 21.

Thank you!!

Mary Bella, Co-President, Mimico Children’s Choir

CHOIR FAMILY SURVEY – SPRING 2017

Help the Choir serve this community even better – please tell us about your choir experience.

(PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE TEXT BELOW INTO THE BODY OF YOUR EMAIL)

  1. Chorister’s name _____________________________________________________
  2. What grade will your child be in next September? _______
  3. We are considering shifting our rehearsal time to increase our membership.
    Please rank your preferred/available rehearsal times: (1 BEST  –  5 WORST)

___ Thursday 3:45 – 4:45pm (current time)
___ Thursday 4:00 – 5:00pm
___ Thursday 5:00 – 6:00pm
___ Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30pm
___ Saturday 11am – 12pm

___ my child will not be returning to choir regardless of rehearsal time

  1. What did your child like best about Choir this year?
  2. What would make the Choir experience even better?
  3. The Choir is in urgent need of new Board members in order to continue operations next season. In particular we are seeking a new Chair and a Treasurer. Are you or anyone else in your family interested in serving on our Board of Directors? [ ]YES [ ]NO
    If yes, please enter your name, email & phone # (or those of the volunteer in question):


Thank you!  Please email your completed survey to us at mimicochildrenschoir@gmail.com

Upcoming performances

Hiya Choir Families,

OK guys, first off I’ve gotta say – we killed it on Sunday! Thank you so much to everyone who came out and supported our kids (and Local Vocals), so that they could showcase all of the hard work they’ve been doing under Kim, Jenn, and Mary’s tutelage (with Tanya using her tremendous musical skill as the best accompanist ever). Thank you again to all of the volunteers – particularly Steph who spearheaded set up and tear down and helped us get everything so well organized, and Nicole who organized the pot luck so that we could all fill our hungry bellies! Ooh and thanks to everyone who brought food. Delish!

That may have seemed like the wrap-up, but we’re not done yet! We still have two concerts, and a party! Here are the deets:

Mimico Tulip Festival

Date: Tuesday, May 30th 2017 (This Tuesday!)

Performance time: 7:00 pm

Call time: 6:45 pm

Come celebrate spring at the Mimico Tulip Festival! We will be performing a 15 minute set on the main stage.

MCC partay – This Thursday during Choir time. Woot! If the weather’s good, you’ll probably find us in the park at pick up time.

LAMP event

Date: Tuesday, June 6th 2017

Performance time: 6:00 pm

Call time: 5:45

Mimico Children’s Choir has won an award of merit from LAMP this year! Many thanks once again to Vera for nominating us and helping us show our community what we’re made of. We will be kicking off LAMP’s 18th annual awards of merit with Oh Canada and one other song (TBD). Stick around to see us get our award later in the evening!

A quick note: If you’re not able to make it to the LAMP event, please hand in your shirts (if you’re not intending to come back next year) at the Party this Thursday. If you ARE coming to the LAMP event but are not planning on returning next year, I’ll be there collecting shirts as well (so please bring a shirt to change into/wear under your choir shirt).

Thanks all! See you Tuesday at the Tulip festival!

Judy Verseghy
Community Engagement Manager

Mimico Children’s Choir
Email: mimicochildrenschoir
Webpage: www.MimicoChildrensChoir.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MimicoChildrensChoir

2016-2017 Season GOLD SPONSORS
http://mcizmar.com http://recroomchildcare.ca/ TD Canada Trust - Parklawn and Lake Shore
Sponsorship Opportunities still available!

Concert deets and pot luck reminder

Hiya Choir Families and lovely Local Vocals,

Here we are, in the home stretch! The programs are printed, the floor plan is laid out, the risers are there, and we are almost ready!

So, a few (hopefully) final notes about the concert:

1. Call times are as follows: 1:15 for Local Vocals, 1:30 for Mimico Children’s Choir

2. Clothes: black for Local Vocals, Choir shirts and black bottoms for MCC

3. Tickets: Yes, there will be tickets available at the door. But it would be super, super helpful if you could please buy your tickets beforehand. Grab them here if you haven’t already. Everyone will be checking in at the welcome table when you arrive, but it’ll go much faster if you’ve pre-bought your tickets.

4. Pot luck: We’re still looking for contributions. It would be great if you could bring apps, salads and the like. Canadian theme would be great, but Canada is delightfully multicultural so whatever your heart fancies is totes appropes. Please let Nicole know what you’re bringing by emailing nicole.carlone

Thanks all! See you at St. Margaret’s at your designated time on Sunday!

Judy Verseghy
Community Engagement Manager

Mimico Children’s Choir
Email: mimicochildrenschoir
Webpage: www.MimicoChildrensChoir.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MimicoChildrensChoir

2016-2017 Season GOLD SPONSORS
http://mcizmar.com http://recroomchildcare.ca/ TD Canada Trust - Parklawn and Lake Shore
Sponsorship Opportunities still available!