WELCOME TO "CHOIR NOTES" ON OUR MISSISSIPPI BOYCHOIR WEBSITE!
The Mississippi Boychoir is an arts-based educational and youth development nonprofit that also offers fun, friendship, and travel to boys who love to sing!
* Please add to your calendar this new performance date:
2. "Make a Joyful Noise" - Saturday, Dec. 20, early afternoon (exact time TBA) at Metrocenter --- This performance was accepted with agreement of possible opportunities to have our new CD promoted and aired on radio stations and eligibilty for a Major music award.
*** The Christmas season is HERE! LET'S GET SALES OF OUR FANTASTIC NEW CHRISTMAS CD GOING!!! THIS CD IS INCREASING OUR BOYS' VISIBILITY AND ACCLAIM! THEY MAKE SUPER AND EASY CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS, CHURCH MEMBERS, ETC...
* BOTH TRAINING CHOIR AND CONCERT CHOIR BOYS CAN NOW PRACTICE THEIR ASSIGNMENTS BY GOING TO OUR MISSISSIPPI BOYCHOIR WEBSITE TO "STUDY CD". IN ADDITION, EACH BOY NOW HAS HIS OWN INDIVIDUAL STUDY CD WITH ALL THE ASSIGNED PIECES TO USE WITH A CD PLAYER FOR PRACTICE AT HOME.
** EACH BOY IN THE CONCERT CHOIR ALSO HAS HIS OWN PERSONAL CD OF HODIE TO PRACTICE WITH.
ASSIGNMENTS FOR NEXT TUESDAY'S REHEARSAL,
- CONTINUE PRACTICING MS WOMACK'S ASSIGNMENTS ON "CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE", OUR FOUR CHRISTMAS CAROLS, "GETTING TO KNOW YOU" AND "THE SWING".
- IN HODIE, PRACTICE ALL SECTIONS 2,4,6,8,10 AND 13. Only a few rehearsals left, so please PRACTICE!!!
- CONTINUE PRACTICING ALL MUSIC REHEARSED AND PRESENTED AT FALL CAMP, especially CHRISTMAS SELECTIONS FOR UPCOMING PERFORMANCES!
* FOR PERFORMANCE AND EVENT SCHEDULE, SEE CALENDAR (BOTTOM OF PAGE)
We are having a wonderful season! Performances include the Matthews Wedding in New Orleans in October, collaborations with the Mississippi Chorus, the Metropolitan Male Chorus and more performances in the Natchez Opera's production of the opera, Tosca! We can also look forward to Fondren Unwrapped, the Old Capitol Museum at Christmas, our Winter Camps at Wesley Pines, a concert at St. Catherine's Village, our Spring Tour, Spring Concert and Festival trip to New Orleans in June!
* Just a reminder that there will be no Saturday Song Camp in January (we have Winter Camp @ Wesley Pines), and April (that first Saturday is Easter weekend)).
Our week long Summer Song Camp will occur immediately after the school season ends and just before the summer vacation season sets in. The tentantive dates are Monday, June 8 through Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m (Training Choir will meet from 9 a.m. until around noon). In addition to training, rehearsal time and fun for our returning boys, we also plan to promote and publicize the Summer Song Camp as an opportunity for potential new Boychoir members to attend and participate so that they can decide if they are interested in auditioning and joining us.
Thanks parents, for all that you do for your sons and for helping to make them and this very special organization the vital and prominent arts organization that we are becoming for our state, as well as nationally and internationally!
Crescent City Choral Festival in New Orleans this June 25 -30
e have attended this festival twice in recent summers, and it is by far the most popular and unforgettable one with the boys! Includes exciting Mass Concert in St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, great International guest conductors, meeting and making friends with other choir members from all over the world, dinner and dance on Mississippi Riverboat, hotel pool and fun train ride to and from New Orleans). It is also the most affordable for more of our families (no airfare) and has proved to be an exciting and unforgettable educational, musical and interpersonal experience for our boys. It will be a privilege to, once again, have the world renowned director and composer, Bob Chilcotte as a guest conductor to share his knowledge and expertise with our boys. Mr. Chilcotte is one of the foremost composer's of Choral Music for Children in the world.
Event / Performance Calendar
- Tues, Nov. 25 - 6 p.m. - Regular Rehearsal, Covenant Church, Jackson
- Fri, Dec 5 - 5:30 p.m. - Christmas Concert at Old Capitol Museum, Call Time - 4:45 p.m.
- Sat, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Mini-Camp Day & Mini-Concert at First Baptist Church, Ridgeland, MS
- Mon, Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m. - Rehearsal, "Hodie", with MS Chorus, location TBA
- Thurs, Dec. 18, 6 p.m. - Dress Rehearsal, "Hodie, with MS Chorus, location TBA
- Fri, Dec. 19, 7 p.m. - Performance of "Hodie" with MS Chorus, location TBA
- Sat, Dec. 20, early afternoon (exact time TBA - "Maka A Joyful Noise", Metrocenter
- Fri. Jan. 9 - Sun. Jan 11, Winter Concert Choir Camp - Wesley Pines
- Sun, Jan. 11, Winter Training Choir Day Camp - Wesley Pines
- Sun. Jan. 11 - Winter Parents Association Meeting
- Sat, Feb. 7 - Mini-Camp Day, time and location TBA
- Sun, Feb. 22 - Performance Collaboration, Metropolitan Male Chorus, United Methodist Church, Yazoo City , Time - TBA
- Tues, Mar. 3 - Concert, St. Catherine's Village - Call time 6:15 for 6:45 Performance
- Sat, Mar. 7 - Mini-Camp Day, time and location TBA
- Fri, Mar. 20 - Spring Tour, time and locations TBA
- Tues, Mar. 24 - Tosca Performance. Hattiesburg, time/location TBA - selected boys only
- Fri, Mar. 27 - Tosca Performance, Jackson, time/location TBA - selected boys only
- Sun, Mar. 29 -Tosca Performance, Meridian, time/location TBA - selected boys only
- Sat, April 11 - Mini-Camp Day, time and location TBA
- Sat. May 2 - Mini-Camp Day, time and location TBA
- Sat, May 16 - Spring Concert, 6 p.m.
- Mon, June 8 through Sat, June 13 - "Summer Song Camp"
- Crescent City Choral Festival, New Orleans - Fri, June 26 - Tues, June 30
*** Regular weekly rehearsal is on Tuesday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
* Interested in voice and/or piano lessons for your son? I love teaching and passing on my knowledge and experience to passionate musicians. I have over 30 years of experience teaching all ages and grade levels, (including adults). I studied and trained at the Metropolitan Opera Studios in New York City and performed leading roles in Opera and Musical Theatre in New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut. and throughout the Northeast. Locally, I have performed leading roles with the Mississippi Opera, Mississippi Symphony and New Stage Theatre, as well as performing as the Tenor Soloist in the Messiah with the Mississippi Symphony.
Please see me for more details, or call 601-906-3329.
"I DON'T EAT JUNK FOOD AND I DON'T THINK JUNK THOUGHTS."
- PEACE PILGRIM