For the wonderful people who get the choristers to and from!
 All information will be posted here regarding rehearsals, timing, what to bring, etc. 
Please check back often and before contacting Erwin or Angelique with questions.

 

2017

SEPTEMBER

Thursday, September 7, rehearsals resume with Open Rehearsal for full choir (bring a friend!)
>> 4:30 - 5:30

Sunday, September 10, 10:30 service
>> singing Shine, Jesus, Shine with Worship Band, 10:15 arrival in Choir Room
>> wearing something appropriate as not everyone may have VOV polos yet

Thursday, September 14, Open Rehearsal for full choir (bring a friend!)
>> 4:30 - 5:30

Thursday, September 21, regular rehearsal schedule starts
>> Junior Choir (grades 4 -7) 4:00 - 5:25
>> Youth Choir (grades 8 - 12) 4:30 - 6:00

Sunday, September 24,  Scouting 100th Anniversary
>> singing Ain'-a That Good News?
>> 10:15 arrival, wearing something appropriate & cool, it will be hot in church!

OCTOBER

Sunday, October 22, Anniversary Sunday
>> singing Kusimama
>> 10:15 arrival, wearing black bottoms & shoes with VOV polos

Thursday, October 26
>>  4:00 - 6:00 rehearsal for everyone

Saturday, October 28, Phantom of the Organ Concert - 7:00 pm
>> arrival 6:15 in choir room (Ghostbusters 6:15 in sanctuary)
>> wearing VOV polos and black bottoms for Lion King, skeleton costumes for Dry Bones

NOVEMBER

Sunday, November 5, Remembrance Sunday
>> singing More Love
>> 10:15 arrival, wearing black bottoms & shoes with VOV polos

Thursday:, November 8
>> Young Men's Ensemble (Kyle, Sam & Sean) rehearse from 7:00 - 8:00 with tenors/basses from adult choir
>> regular rehearsal times for everyone else

Sunday, November 26, Children's Sunday
>>  singing We Are Blessed (Full Choir); Thy Word (Youth Choir)
>> 10:00 arrival, wearing camp clothes
>> 12:00 - 1:00 rehearsal with adult choir for concerts with LJYO

DECEMBER

Saturday, December 2, extra rehearsal
>> 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
>> rehearsal at Port Hope United Church with La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra

Sunday, December 3, Concert at Port Hope United Church - 3:00 pm
>> arrival 1:45, in place, ready to sing
>> wearing formal uniforms & black shoes
>> Full Choir singing:  One Small Child; A Christmas Festival: Celebrate the Child  (these to be memorized)
>> Youth Choir singing:  Christmas Gloria; The Gathering (scores may be used)
>> Youth Choir girls singing:  Puer Nobis Nascitur (score may be used)

Saturday, December 9, extra rehearsal
>> 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday, December 10, Concert at Cambridge St. - 3:00 pm
>> arrival TBA
>> wearing formal uniforms & black shoes
>> Full Choir singing:  One Small Child; A Christmas Festival: Celebrate the Child; Join the Angels; An Earthly Blessing (no YME)
>> above songs to be memorized
>> Youth Choir singing:  Christmas Gloria; The Gathering (scores may be used)
>> Youth Choir girls singing:  Puer Nobis Nascitur (score may be used)

Thursday, December 14 
>> 4:30 - 6:00 rehearsal for everyone
>> PLUS EXTRA REHEARSAL from 7:00 - 8:00 with adult choir & instrumentalists. For those able to stay, pizza supper provided.

Sunday, December 17, Nine Lessons & Carols Service - 10:30
>> arrival 9:30
>> wearing formal uniforms & black shoes
>> Full Choir singing:  Emmanuel, God With Us; One Small Child; Celebrate the Child; An Earthly Blessing (no YME)
>> Youth Choir singing:  The Gathering
>> 
Youth Choir girls singing:  Puer Nobis Nascitur

Thursday, December 21
>> Living Christmas dress rehearsal, 4:30 - 6:00. Please arrive for 4:15 rehearsal in the choir room first.

Sunday, December 24, Living Christmas Service - 7:00 pm
>> 6:15 arrival, wearing something cool & light for underneath gowns


2018

january 

Thursday, January 11 regular rehearsals resume

Thursday, January 25 rehearsal ends at 5:30 for EVERYONE

Sunday, January 28
>> arrival 10:15, wearing black bottoms & shoes with VOV polos
>> singing When I Close My Eyes

February

Sunday, February 4
>> Singing at nursing home (meet at 2:45) 3:00 Caressant Care, Mary St. W.
>> 4:00 bowling at Strike Point Bowling Centre (no cost for bowling), @ 5:15 pick-up

Sunday, February 11 - Junior Choir only
>> arrival 10:00, wearing black bottoms & shoes with VOV polos
>> singing Jesus Loves Me with Cambridge St. Singers

Sunday, February 25
>> arrival 10:15, wearing black bottoms & shoes with VOV polos
>> singing Sahayta

march 

Thursday, March 1
>> All families to  bring 2 dozen cookies/squares per chorister (max of 4 dozen per family)  NO NUTS
>>  please label these "Spaghetti Dinner"

Saturday, March 3, Spaghetti Dinner & Loonie Auction Fundraiser, 6:00 pm
>> arrival 4:45 for solos/duets/small groups; 5:15 for Full Choir
>> wearing something comfortable and decent, no VOV attire needed
>> have you brought your cookies and squares already?

Thursday, March 15 - no rehearsal due to March Break

Sunday, March 25, Palm Sunday
>> arrival 10:00, wearing black bottoms & shoes with VOV polos
>> singing:  You Are Welcome Here

april 

Sunday, April 1, Easter
>> arrival 9:45, wearing formal uniforms & black shoes
>> singing Worthy is the Lamb, Full Choir; Hallelujah Chorus (Youth Choir Ladies)

Sunday, April 8, Extra rehearsal
>> 12:30 - 2:30 (musical)

Sunday, April 22 - Full Choir
>>  Youth Choir arrival 10:00, Junior Choir arrival 10:15, wearing black bottoms & shoes with VOV polos
>> singing Do We Dare

Thursday, April 26
>> 4:00 - 6:00 Full Choir, rehearsing songs for Saturday's concert

Saturday, April 28  11:00 am concert, Trinity United Church, Napanee (Bay of Quinte Conference)
>> bus leaves CSU at 8:00 am sharp, please arrive 5 - 10 minutes earlier, returns at 3:30 pm, lunch provided
>> wearing black bottoms & shoes with VOV polos
>> singing:  Jubilate Deo; Kuisimama; Nella Fantasia; Lion King:  I Just Can't Wait & Be Prepared; You Are Welcome Here; Dry Bones; 
                    Ain'-a That Good News; Do We Dare; Kawartha's Blessing; Who Will Fight the Giant; Our God is Great; Sahayta;

                    I'm Goin' Up a Yonder
>> everything except Do We Dare and Kawartha's Blessing to be memorized
 

May

Thursday, May 3
>> 4:00 - 6:00 Full Choir, musical rehearsal

Sunday, May 6, Extra rehearsal
>> arrive 12:15 for costume fitting
>> 12:30 - 2:30 (musical)

Saturday, May 12, Dress  Rehearsal
>> 11:00 - 1:00 rehearsal, pizza lunch, 2:00 perform musical at Victoria Manor

Sunday, May 13, Presenting musical during morning service
>> arrival 10:00

May 17 - 20 - TRIP
>> leaving CSU at 12:15 Thursday afternoon, returning Sunday evening 9:30

Thursday, May 24
>> rehearsal 4:00 - 5:30 for everyone

May 25 -27, Hosting New Amsterdam Boys & Girls Choir from East Harlem, New York City
Saturday, May 26
>> 4:30 workshop with New Amsterdam Boys & Girls Choir and Central Senior School Choir, arrive 4:15
>> 7:00 concert with New Amsterdam Boys & Girls Choir and Central Senior School Choir
Sunday, May 27
>>  arrival 10:00, wearing black bottoms & shoes with VOV polos
>> singing during service with New Amsterdam Boys & Girls Choir