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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

Solo and Ensemble Forms for the Spring Concert
If you are interested in performing a solo or in an ensemble at our Spring concert, forms are available on the back table.  All completed forms are due in to Melissa and/or Barb by  Wednesday, April 10 th.

Music Fund
    Once again we are putting out the Music Fund can to collect donations for new music.  We are always on the lookout for pieces to add to our repertoire.  The Music Fund Can is a way to give a little bit towards obtaining new music.  As we have found, a little bit from a lot of people can really add up.  Please consider contributing a loonie or two or more.  The can will be out on the table in the foyer at each rehearsal.

Returning Music at the End of the Season
All music needs to be turned in at the end of the concert.  Boxes will be set out back stage and at the social to return music.  If you know you will not be at the final concert, please hand in your music early.  If you are unexpectedly away for the final concert, music can also be turned in at Parkside Gallery.  Please try to get your music turned in as quickly as possible as missing music is extra work for our dedicated librarians.

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 fill out the Repertoire Suggestion Form that is available on the back table and hand it in to Melissa by the end of the term.


Calendar of Events

100 Mile Festival of the Arts – Friday, April 5 th

We are performing at the 100 Mile Festival of the Arts on Friday.  All choir members need to be at Martin Exeter Hall between 6:00 and 6:15 pm.  We will be performing at 7:00 pm.  Dress for this event is all black.  Blue scarves will be supplied in the foyer between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm.  

Spring Concert- Saturday, May 11 th – 7:00 pm
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Hall set up will start at 10:30 am.
-Sound check for soloists and ensembles will be from 1:30 – 2:30 pm.
-Choir rehearsal will be from 2:30 – 4:00 pm.
-Choir members need to arrive back at Martin Exeter Hall by 6:00 so we can get organized and warmed up before the doors open at 6:30 pm.
-The choir will warm up in the Valley Room from 6:15 pm to 6:30 pm.  Please attend as last minute notes may be given at that time.
-Doors open for the public at 6:30 pm and Front Porch will be playing from 6:30 to 7:00 pm.
-The concert will start at 7:00 pm and last approximately 2 hours with an intermission.
-All the proceeds from the concert will go to the 100 Mile Hospital Auxiliary and the Mill Site Lodge/Fischer Place Auxiliary.  
-Dress for the event is solid jewel-coloured tops (not black or white), black slacks or skirts, black socks or nylons, and black shoes.  We once again ask that all choir members refrain from wearing sparkly jewelry.

Sign-up sheets for set up crew, clean-up crew, and ushers will be put out after the Festival.   

Wrap Up Social Gathering – May 11 th
-We would like to get together after the May 11 th concert for an end of session gathering with choir members, family, and friends in the Valley Room.  The kitchen will be open in the afternoon to drop off food for the event.  Tea, coffee, and juice will be supplied.  We ask that you bring something to share.  

Singing at Canada Day Celebrations – July 1 st
This is a tentative event.  We will keep you informed.

BCCF Choral Workshops
For more information about either of these events, please check the BCCF website at www.bcchoralfed.com

BCCR Seniors Chorfest 2019: Music in the Valley
April 10 th – 12 th in Kelowna
BCCF Chorfest 2018: Music in the Mountains
Friday May 17th- Sunday May 19th, 2019   in Kimberley, BC


Please contact any of the Management Team if you have any comments or questions and  visit our website at lt 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

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

Advertising

250-706-9176

rickmeyer2662@gmail.com

Elaine Saunders

Food Bank/Hospital Contact

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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