Eclectica Choir - 100 Mile & District Arts Council

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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

E-mail Eclectica


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.

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September 2018

Welcome and welcome back.  Thank you for coming to sing.  These newsletters will let you know the dates, times, and details of our activities as well as much more.   Please contact any member 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.

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.

Water Bottles
No food or beverages are allowed in the sanctuary of the church where we sing.  Only water is allowed and we encourage everyone to bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated through rehearsals and help the planet.
Fragrance Free
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.  Please do not wear perfume, cologne, body spray, scented hair products, or lotions.  Some members are extremely sensitive and these scents interfere with their breathing and singing.

Name Tags
Thanks to Walt, we have new name tags.  We are asking members to wear name tags to help everyone get to know each other.  Name tags can be picked up each evening in the front foyer and returned to the table after choir each night.  

Practice CDs
Practice CDs will be ready in a few weeks.  Maryann Robertson and Walt Sherry made up practice CDs of each choral part to help member learn parts.  These CDs are especially helpful for those who are less confident about reading music.  The cost is $10 and they contain most of the music we are working on.  Sign up for your copy with Walt.

Basic Music Theory
Barb has created a Basic Music Theory Sheet, available on the back table, to help members with some of the technical aspects of the music.  Please take a copy to keep in your choir folder.  You can talk to any of the section leaders or choir management team members if you have questions about the music.  

Music
Our music library is a wonderful resource that has been painstakingly grown over many years.  The music issued each term needs to be treated carefully and returned so we continue to have enough copies of each piece without having to replace damaged or missing copies.  
*Music should be kept in a black three-ringed binder or black choir folder.  
*Please only use pencil when marking practice notes and try to erase marks before returning your music.  
*The music is usually collected after the final concert of each term.  If you are unable to attend the final concert for the term, please make sure you turn in your music to any member of the team at your final rehearsal.
Thank you to our Music Librarians – Len Aune, John Hooper, Carol Ewing, and Edda Brett with backup support by Rick Meyer

Directing Team
– Barb Hooper, Wally Hargrave, Melissa Hermiston, and Dennis Tupman
Accompanist – Donna Forward-Houriet

Upcoming Events
Meet and Greet Social Event - Wednesday, September 26 th
The singing portion of choir will end at 8:15 pm so we can have some time to chat and get to know each other over coffee, tea, and goodies.

Remembrance Day – November 11 th

While details are still being worked out, we are planning on taking part in the Legion’s community Remembrance Day service on November 11 th.  We will let everyone know the final music selections in the coming weeks.

Singing at Fisher Place and Carefree Manor - November 11 th
We are also planning on singing at Fisher Place/Mill Site Lodge and Carefree Manor in the afternoon on November 11 th.  Times and music are still being worked out and we will let you know the details in the coming weeks.

Christmas Concert Sunday December 9 th - 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Plans are underway for the Christmas concert at Martin Exeter Hall on December 9, 2018
Again, proceeds from the Christmas concert will be donated to The 100 Mile Food Bank and Loaves and Fishes. Further details about music, rehearsals, and performance dress will be in the next newsletter.

Voices in the Valley, the BCCF Seniors' Chorfest, is being held in Kelowna, April 10, 11 and 12, 2019. This is a bi-annual event, occurring in a new location each time, which brings together enthusiastic 'life-long' singers for a memorable time of music-making and camaraderie.  More information is available on the back table and at  seniorschorfest@bccoralfed.com


The Management Team

Barb Hooper

Director's Rep

250-706-2834

jbhooper@xplornet.ca

Karin Graham

Secretary

250-395-2664

grahamkb@shaw.ca

Margot Shaw

Planning Team Chair

250-945-4080

pilgersh@shaw.ca

Walt Sherry

Treasurer/Technical Director

250-791-5786

washer@shaw.ca

Carol Ewing

Member at Large

250-395-1117

carolewing5791@gmail.com

Rick Meyer

Member at Large

250-706-9176

rickmeyer2662@gmail.com

Elaine Saunders

Member at Large

250-395-3542

elaine.saunders@shaw.ca

Section Leaders

1st Soprano

Karin Graham

250-395-2664

grahamkb@shaw.ca

2nd Soprano

Carol Ewing

250-395-1117

carolewing5791@gmail.com

Alto

Elaine Saunders

250-395-3542

elaine.saunders@shaw.ca

Alto

Melissa Hermiston

250-791-7230

mo_smalley@hotmail.com

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.



MUSIC IS FOOD FOR THE SOUL





 
 
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