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!
Here are our remaining rehearsal and performance dates and times for December!
Mon, Dec. 15, Call Time - 5:45 p.m. - Rehearsal, "Hodie", with MS Chorus, St. Richard Catholic Church
Tues, Dec. 16 - 6 p.m. - Regular Rehearsal, Covenant Church
Thurs, Dec. 18, Call Time - 5:45 p.m. - Dress Rehearsal, "Hodie, with MS Chorus, St. Richard Catholic Church
Fri, Dec. 19, Call Time - 5:45 p.m. for 7 p.m. Performance of "Hodie" with MS Chorus, St. Richard Catholic Church
Please add to your calendar this new performance date:
Sat, Dec. 20, Call Time - 11:15 - "Maka A Joyful Noise", Concert Noon - 12:30 pm at Metrocenter (Not Northpark Mall) Enter East Entrance next to Catherine's. This performance was accepted with agreement of possible opportunities to have our new CD promoted and aired on radio stations and eligibility for a Major Music Award.
* The MS Opera has changed their plans for the opera, Tosca. Our rehearsals and performances will be held at the Madison Center for the Arts . (See dates & times below in Calendar)
*** 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 ESPECIALLY # 13! Only a few rehearsals left, so please PRACTICE!!!
- CONTINUE PRACTICING ALL MUSIC REHEARSED AND PRESENTED AT FALL CAMP, especially CHRISTMAS SELECTIONS FOR the Dec. 20th PERFORMANCE!
* FOR Detailed PERFORMANCE AND EVENT SCHEDULE for entire Season, 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.
Crescent City Choral Festival in New Orleans this June 25 -30
We 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.
Parents, thanks 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!
Event / Performance Calendar
Mon, Dec. 15, Call Time - 5:45 p.m. - Rehearsal, "Hodie", with MS Chorus, St. Richard Church, Jackson
Tues, Dec. 16 - 6:00 p.m. - Regular Rehearsal, Covenant Church, Jackson
Thurs, Dec. 18, Call Time 5:45 p.m. - Dress Rehearsal, "Hodie, with MS Chorus, St. Richard Church, Jackson
Fri, Dec. 19, Call Time - 5:30 p.m. for 7 p.m. Performance of "Hodie" with MS Chorus, St. Richard Church, Jackson
Sat, Dec. 20, Call Time - 11:15 - "Maka A Joyful Noise" Concert, Noon - 12:30 pm at Metrocenter (Not Northpark Mall) Enter East Entrance next to Catherine's.
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 - Rehearsal Tosca. Madison Center for Perf. Arts - Call Time 6 pm - selected boys only
Wed, Mar. 25 -Tosca Student Performance, Madison Center for Perf. Arts - Call Time - 8:30 a.m. for 10:00 am performance - selected boys only
Wed, Mar. 25 - Rehearsal Tosca, Madison Center for Perf. Arts - Call Time 6 pm - selected boys only
Fri, Mar. 27 - Tosca Performance, Madison Center for Perf. Arts - Call Time - 6 pm for 7:30 pm performance - 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