Dear Junior Choir Parents and Choristers
It is exciting to be back for our final stretch leading up to Christmas!
Congratulations to all choristers for their outstanding attendance last term. I am also delighted to welcome our new friends who have joined us recently, and I trust we will enjoy a very rewarding time ahead.
Our challenge for this term is to continue becoming confident in unison singing, singing in harmony, and singing with beautiful diction and expressive faces. I am very hopeful that we can demonstrate all of these aspects in our singing and performing.
‘ADELAIDE SINGS’ Sunday 26 October
2.30pm, St David’s Anglican Church, 484-496 Glynburn Rd, Burnside
• Repertoire: Be Kind To Your Parents and Froggie Went A-Courtin’
*** (Words of both these songs must be known thoroughly please)
**PARENT HELPERS – We require 5 Choir Guardians on the day. Please complete this online poll http://doodle.com/4wsv7g85gttvd9m2 or contact the office if you can help out. Thank you.**
TICKETS are available from the YAV Choir Office or can be ordered by phoning Marilyn Worley on 8271 7600 or 0413 759 382
• Ticket prices this year are $18.00 and $12.00 (concession/child)
• Please aim to be at St David’s no later than 1.40pm for our stage rehearsal
• Come in your choir uniform (see below)
• Bring a healthy snack and a drink
• The concert will conclude around 4pm
• Doors open at 2.15pm
COLLECTION AFTER THE CONCERT:
Parents – please collect your children from the front of the church. As always, please be prompt collecting your child.
JUNIORS CONCERT DRESS:
• YAV Junior yellow T shirt and black pants (no leggings or tracksuits), polished black shoes (no additional colours) and black socks.
• Please remember there is a NO JEWELLERY rule and hair must be worn up and off the face. No ribbons or adornments.
NORWOOD CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
Saturday 22 November – Juniors, Inters and 2CC – 10am – details to come
Repertoire: Jingle Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
COMBINED CHOIRS FESTIVE CONCERT
Sunday 30 November 3.30pm St Peter’s Cathedral, North Adelaide
Repertoire: Be Kind To Your Parents, Children’s Christmas Song, Share A Little Love This Christmas
Combined items: Illuminations, Carol of the Children
More details will come to hand regarding this event.
I thank you sincerely in anticipation for helping the children learn their words for all performances:
I also THANK YOU very much for your continued enthusiasm, commitment, support and encouragement.
Yours in song
Glenni Kempe Meredith Wilson Angela Centofanti Emma-Louise Barley
Junior Choir Tutor Accompanist Choir Guardian Choir Guardian
We have the DVDs in the office now. If you have ordered and paid you are welcome to come and collect.
Dear Junior Choir parents
This Wednesday, 24th September, is a Junior Choir open rehearsal for the last half hour of the session. This is an opportunity for family and friends to come along to see and hear how well the choir has been doing this term. Due to the size of the choir it will take place in the larger Front Hall.
Wednesday 24th September
FRONT HALL at YAV.
Dear Juniors and Inters families
A huge thank you for the great response to Kiss & Drop volunteering and I’m delighted to say that the schedule for the year is now complete. Thanks also to those who responded but are unable to assist with K&D – we have 3 major events for both Juniors and Inters next term so there are plenty of other ways to get involved soon and help out.
KISS AND DROP – From tomorrow, Wed 17th Sept.
Operational from 4.30-5pm. There will be a choir volunteer wearing a high visibility jacket who will be at the car park entrance in Little Grenfell St to collect your child/ren. This is stop and drop off zone only, you cannot park in this area. Our second volunteer will then see groups of choristers to the halls.
How to Kiss and Drop: enter the drop off zone from Fullarton Rd and drive west along Little Grenfell St (behind the halls). The drop off zone is the car park entrance on the left hand side (see map). After you have dropped off your child/ren, you must continue to drive west along Little Grenfell St to College Rd.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS DROP OFF ONLY, you will still need to park nearby and walk to the halls to pick up at 6.15pm as usual.
Thanks again. K&D volunteers, please see Ann in the office just before 4.30 to collect K&D sign and Hi Vis vest.
Any questions, please let me know.
Dear Junior & Inters families
In order to ensure the safety of our choristers in the car park at drop off on Wednesdays, we are hoping to reinstate the Kiss and Drop service. In order for this to work we need parent helpers each week for just half an hour to receive the children in Little Grenfell Street and ensure they are supervised to their choir rooms.
Please see this poll to select the week(s) that suit you to help out for the remainder of this term and all of next: http://doodle.com/wksaz58pa27b9qdu
Once I have enough volunteers I will let everyone know that the Kiss and Drop system is back in use for all our Juniors and Inters. This is a really great way of providing a safe and very quick drop of for choir and it is in everyone’s interest to make it work again. Sadly it failed due to lack of parental support last year.
Please let me know if you have any questions
Thanks very much
Please note that the Church grounds are for the use of Church and Choir Personnel only.
There is to be strictly NO PARKING in the church grounds during choir rehearsal.
This is a safety issue as we have small children walking through the grounds and also for choir staff who cannot get a park.
Please park in the streets around the church and escort your children in.
We will endeavor to try and organize a kiss and drop service for next term if we can get enough parent volunteers.
BREAKING NEWS: we now have a SEVENTH YAV choir! Due to the popularity and success of the Junior Choir we are adding another choir for 5-7year olds which will run parallel to the current Junior Choir on a Thursday evening from 4.30-5.45 also with Glenni.
Please let the office know which option suits you for rehearsal times or complete this online poll: http://doodle.com/c3xswapnsiykhvxg
The new choir will begin in week 7, Thursday 4th September.