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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

Remembrance Day – Friday, November 11 th

The Choir is performing three times on Remembrance Day.  
1) The Legion Remembrance Day Service at the Community Hall.  
-The service begins at approximately 10:45 am.
-Choir members need to arrive by 10:15 am so we can warm up.  
-The ceremony usually lasts until about noon.  
-We will be singing Oh Canada, God Save the Queen, and Hymn to Freedom
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For the wreath laying, we will be singing Amazing Grace, Where Have all the Flowers Gone?, Hallelujah, Blowin’ In the Wind, What a Wonderful World.
2) Fischer Place - 1:30 pm.  
-We need to arrive by 1:15 pm so we can get organized and start singing by 1:30.
-As well as the Remembrance Day selections, we will be singing a selection of World War I and II sing-along songs at Fischer Place and Carefree Manor.
-The cafeteria at Fischer Place will be open for lunch.  Soup and sandwiches will be available.  We will take a count of interested people the Wednesday night before (November 7 th
) so we can let the cafeteria know how many people are coming.
3) Carefree Manor - 2:10 pm.  
We will go directly from Fischer Place to Carefree Manor so we should all arrive together.  We usually sing for about half an hour.
All choir members are asked to wear black, long sleeved tops and black pants or skirts with black shoes and black socks or nylons.  Each person also needs to wear a poppy.

Singing at the Christmas Farmers Market
A small group of choir members will be singing carols at the Farmers Market on November 17 th or 18 th. If you would like to join, please contact Melissa.  We will provide more information as soon as we know.

Christmas Concert - Sunday, December 9 th

9:00-10:00 am – set up hall (chairs, microphones, speakers, decorations)
10:00-11:00 am – sound check for soloists
11:00-12:30 – rehearsal for choir
12:30-1:30 - lunch
1:30 – warm up for choir
1:30 – doors open
2:00-4:00 pm Christmas Concert at Martin Exeter Hall
All choir members are asked to wear black, long sleeved tops and black pants or skirts with black shoes and black socks or nylons for the concert.  We may have some other directions about hats and scarves but we will discuss this closer to the concert.
We will need help with setting up, decorating, ushering at the concert, and clean up at the end of the concert.  We will have sign-up sheets available closer to the concert.
End of Semester Social - Sunday, December 9 th 4:00 pm at the United Church
Everyone is invited to come back to the United Church after the concert for an end of semester celebration.  We ask that everyone bring something to share.  We will share more details closer to the date.

Christmas Concert Solos
We invite choir members to prepare solos or ensembles for our Christmas concert on  Dec. 9th . Sign-up forms will be available starting on November 7 th.    The deadline for returning them to Barb is  Nov. 21 st.  Applicants will be notified as soon as possible if they are on the program.

Looking Ahead to the Spring Semester
Our music committee is meeting soon to select pieces for our spring semester.  If you have any suggestions, please write them down and pass them along to Barb, Melissa, or Wally.  If you have a specific piece, please include a copy with your suggestion.

Seniors' Chorfest in Kelowna

We have more information about this amazing event for anyone interested.  Please talk to Barb.

The Management Team

Barb Hooper

Director's Rep

250-397-2980

jbrhooper@gmail.com

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

Len Aune

Librarian

250-791-5214

lcaune@shaw.ca

John Hooper

Librarian

250-397-2980

jbrhooper@gmail.com

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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