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Milwaukee Youth Chorale May 19, 2009

Building Noteworthy Character

Dear MYC Singers: Thanks to all who attended the combined rehearsal this past Saturday. We appreciate your efforts!

The Milwaukee Youth Chorale is comprised of young men and women who are experienced singers entering grades 9-12. The ensemble studies and performs outstanding choral literature of many styles and time periods. Most of the music that the choir performs is advanced high school/collegelevel repertoire. Singers are expected to be strong contributors and leaders in their school choirs.

MCC IS PERFORMING AT THE MARCUS CENTER MAY 31! We are all so excited to have our 15th Anniversary Concert at Uihlein Hall in the Marcus Center--the premier concert venue in the area. Please wear your formal uniform for the concert. TICKETS FOR “How Can I Keep from Singing”: May 31 concert tickets are general seating and cost $20.00 for adults and $12.00 for seniors (65+) or students of any age. Tickets are available exclusively through the Marcus Center box office and ARE NOT available through rehearsal sites. Please see the three ways to purchase tickets below (as seen on the Marcus Center website). Remember, all seats are general admission. Please note that service charges will apply to both internet and phone orders but not box office walk-ups.

MYC Director: Raymond Roberts rroberts@milwaukeechildre (w) 414-934-7141 (h) 414-258-7344 (c) 414-364-4106 Rehearsal Assistant: Liz Schuller MCC Founder and Artistic Director: Emily Crocker Attendance email: MCC Office: Lorinda Liongson, Office Manager

Paula Bell, General Manager Deborah Patel, Executive Director

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Milwaukee Children’s Choir 158 N. Broadway • Milwaukee, WI 53202 (ph) 414-221-7040 • (fax) 414-221-7041

Milwaukee Youth Chorale

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May 19, 2009

DRESS REHEARSAL FOR MAY 31ST CONCERT: Our dress rehearsal for the May 31st concert will also be held on MAY 31st! Call time is 1:30 PM for the dress rehearsal. Please enter through the stage door on State Street. The concert will begin at 4 PM. PLEASE NOTE: Since the Marcus Center has an exclusive caterer, MCC is not allowed to provide food or drink for our singers. Therefore, please bring a substantial snack and a water bottle on May 31. • • • • • •

Call time: 1:30 PM, May 31 Enter through stage door. Wear your formal uniform! Bring a snack and H20 bottle. Concert time: 4:00 PM Anticipated end time: 6:30 PM

SENIOR SEND-OFF, 7:15 – 9:00 PM, Debut Hall, (proposed date is Tuesday, June 2nd—Mr. Roberts will finalize date tonight!) All MYC families and friends are invited to share in this informal celebration marking the end of the choral season. Each family is asked to bring a treat (cookies, fruit, chips, etc.) or beverage (quart of juice, lemonade or 2-liter bottle of soda) to share for the reception. Plates, napkins, and cups will be provided by MCC. Want to help with the annual year-inreview video? Contact Mr. Roberts at: (w) 414-934-7141 (h) 414-258-7344 (c) 414-364-4106

DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR NEXT YEAR! Members registering for the 2009-2010 MYC Season by June 26th will receive the $50 Early Bird Tuition Discount! Registration paperwork can be found on our website at in the “Members Only” section. Return completed paperwork to rehearsal or mail to the MCC office at 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI. REHEARSAL COUNTDOWN: May 26 – Regular rehearsal June 2 – Proposed Send-off (Please ask Mr. Roberts for Send-Off information TONIGHT.) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES THIS SUMMER! MYC members, do you need to log volunteer hours for National Honor Society, school, or church? Or do you just feel like giving back to MCC? We have volunteer opportunities available this summer for our senior choir members. Help sort and stamp music, file, stuff envelopes, sort photos, or do data entry work. To find out more, contact Lorinda Liongson, MCC’s Office and Volunteer Manager at or call 414-221-7040. Thank you! MUSIC AND FOLDER COLLECTION: Do you have MYC music under your bed, in your desk drawers? Please take the time now to make sure that all your music is in your black folders. We’ll be collecting music and folders at MYAC on June 2nd. Members should expect an invoice for any missing music.

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