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Eclectica Rehearses at
100 Mile United Church
49 Dogwood Cres.
7:00 - 9:00pm
Wednesdays


Eclectica Spring Concert 2015
Williams Lake Parade of Choirs

For Photo Gallery Scroll to bottom of page

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Spring Concert 2015 Photos Available
Scroll Down To view the images.
Thanks to Steve Monk for the photos.

Eclectica Videos Available
Click on this link: To view "And the Poppies Grow" on YouTube.
While on YouTube you can do a search for Eclectica Choir to view additional videos from Nov 11th
and the Christmas Concert.


Parade of Choirs Williams Lake March 5, 2017
Click HERE to view a YouTube Video of the event.

Spring 2018
Choir practice will be on Wednesdays, starting at 7:00 pm and ending at 9:00 pm.  Please come ready to sing by 7:00 so we can make the most of our time together.
This newsletter is an outline of choir events this term.  Please feel free to contact anyone from our planning team if you have any questions.

Name Tags
Once again, we are asking all members to wear name tags to help everyone learn the names.  Name tags can be picked up each evening in front foyer and returned to the table after choir each night.  We hope this will help everyone get to know each other.
Fragrance Free and Water Bottles
-We encourage the use of reusable water containers at practice.  Please, water only in the sanctuary.
-Thank you, men and women, for avoiding fragrances.  For health and breathing reasons, the Canadian Choral Federation, the BC Choral Federation, and Eclectica have a fragrance-free policy.  The United Church is also a "fragrance free" zone.
Practice CDs
Practice CDs will be available soon.  These are CD recordings of each choral part to help singers learn the parts.  Please see Walt next week to order a CD.  The cost is $10, and the CDs contain most of the music we are working on.  

Calendar of Events
Parade of Choirs - Sunday, March 4th
This is a fun event that gives us a chance to perform for and listen to choirs from Williams Lake.  The concert lasts about two hours and includes a mass choir selection.  This year the mass choir song is "We Rise Again".  Admission is by donation and all funds raised go to the Williams Lake Hospital.  Details about time and place are still to be confirmed but we will let you know as soon as we do.    

100 Mile Festival of the Arts – April 30 th or May 1 st

We are planning to perform at the 100 Mile Festival of the Arts.  The tentative date for the voice section of the Festival is Monday, April 30 th
and Tuesday, May 1st.  If all goes as planned, we will perform in the evening on one of these days.  Once again, we will let you know more as soon as possible.

Spring Concert- Sunday, May 13 th – 2:00 pm (TENTATIVE)

Set up will start around 9:00 am.  There will be a rehearsal before lunch (11:00 OR 11:30 am)and a warm up before the concert.  The concert will start at 2:00 and run for approximately two hours with an intermission.
-Proceeds from the concert will go to the100 Mile Hospital Auxiliary and the Mill Site Lodge/Fisher Place Auxiliary.
This is a tentative date and time.  If Martin Exeter Hall is not ready, the date may have to change to accommodate a different venue.  We will update you as soon as more information is available.

Wrap Up Social Gathering – May 13 th

-We would like to get together after the May 13 th concert for an end of session gathering with choir members, family, and friends.  Again, we will provide more details closer to the event.
Singing at Canada Day Celebrations – July 1 st
This is a tentative event.  We will keep you informed.

Suggestions for Music for the Fall
If you have suggestions for specific pieces or even styles of music you would like to see the choir do in the upcoming term, including Christmas pieces, please write your suggestions down and give them to one of the Music Committee members (Marilyn or Patricia) by May 7 th

B.C. Choral Federation Events
WORKSHOP: 7 Ways to Improve Your Sight-Singing Skills - February 10 th in Kamloops
Discover 7 tools that will help you to sight-read choral music more quickly. Learn how to hear the music in your head before you ever sing it out loud. There are just a few steps that you can take to become a confident and independent singer. Facilitator Erica Phare-Bergh (M. Mus, Dip. Ed.) will cover everything from understanding how scales work to becoming proficient at reading rhythm. All in 2.5 hours!
KAMLOOPS – Feb. 10 at Kamloops United Church – 421 St Paul St
Contact Janette Walker: 250-573-1015
All workshops will take place from 2-4:30 pm.
COST:
$45 for Walk-ins
$40 for individuals pre-registered but not affiliated with BCCF
$35 for pre-registered members of a BCCF choir

$30 for groups of 10 or more from a BCCF choir
*
$25 for pre-registered singers with current individual BCCF membership
$20 for pre-registered students
Chorfest - May 11-13 th
Chorfest 2018 returns to the Lower Mainland with an event hosted by Richmond Chorus, who brought you Chorfiesta! in 2004, and A Royal Chorfest in 2010.
Join Your Voice with 200+ singers who will converge on Richmond for Mother’s Day Weekend, May 11–13, 2018.
The theme of Chorfest 2018 is
"World Music – A Soul-filled Celebration". We will be sharing an inspiring selection of world, gospel and soul music under the expert tutelage of renowned composer and conductor, Brian Tate.
This will be an opportunity for meaningful connections with a community of singers from across BC, culminating in a performance on Mother’s Day with the Children’s Choir (conducted by Sarona Mynhardt) and BC Youth Choir (conducted by Allison Girvan) in a celebration of song at Fraserview Mennonite Church.
Please contact our registrar, Jennifer Dufour, with any questions you have about Chorfest 2018.
Tel: 604-240-0383  Email: lt chorfest@bcchoralfed.com

Please contact any of the Management Team if you have any comments or questions and  visit our website at 100milearts.com Go to the Arts Council page and click on 'Eclectica.'  Our thanks go to Walt Sherry for maintaining and updating our page.


The Management Team

Marilyn Buyar

Director

250-706-2834

mimbuyar@gmail.com

Patricia Spencer

Assistant Director/Music Committee Rep.

250-791-1901

earthwisesp@shaw.ca

Margot Shaw

Planning Team Chair

250-945-4080

pilgersh@shaw.ca

Karin Graham

Secretary

250-395-2664

grahamkb@shaw.ca

Walt Sherry

Treasurer/Technical Director

250-791-5786

washer@shaw.ca

Laraine Shedden

Music Library Rep

250-791-6313

flshedden@shaw.ca

Barb Hooper

Advertising and Member at Large

250-397-2980

jbhooper@xplornet.ca

Cheryl Levick

Member at Large

250-706-9909

levick@bcinternet.net

Carol Ewing

Member at Large

250-395-1117

carolewing@bcwireless.com

Section Leaders

1st Soprano

Frances Higginson

250-396-4169

fhigg@bcwireless.com

2nd Soprano

Carol Ewing

250-395-1117

carolewing@bcwireless.com

Alto

Laraine Shedden

250-791-6313

flshedden@shaw.ca

Alto

Cheryl Levick

250-706-9909

levick@bcinternet.net

Tenor

Margot Shaw

250-945-4080

pilgersh@shaw.ca

Bass

Walt Sherry

250-791-5786

washer@shaw.ca

The section leaders can help with any questions or concerns you might have.  Throughout the year, please let your section leader know if you will be away for a rehearsal or if you need assistance in any way.  If your absence was unexpected, please call your section leader prior to the next rehearsal to find out what you missed.



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