Important Chamber Events
Monday, 6th- Holiday Sing Along - 3:30 pm
At St. Paul’s United Methodist Church across from Subway/McDonalds on 58 Highway. Please wear your quarter zip. We will sing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and possibly “Veni” as a thank you for paying for one of our commissioned pieces for MMEA.
Tuesday, 7th- Chamber Recording (Library - Quarter Zips)
During 4th period. This is a recording session for the superintendent. Please wear your quarter zips and jeans again…
Wednesday, 8th- Charles Bruffy
During 4th period. Charles is coming to work with us primarily on our music for MMEA, but he might ask for other things as well. Specific pieces will include “In the Middle” and “I’ll Fly Away”. RPSINGS gear welcome, but not required.
Thursday, 9th- Booster meeting at 6:30
In the choir room or online. All are welcome
Sunday, 12th- All State Bus at 12:15
For all singers in the All-State Choir. All forms must be completed and notarized for us to take with us. I will also need a copy of your ID and insurance card. Both front and back.
Tuesday, 14th- Winter Concert 6:00 and 7:30
Arrival at 5:30 pm. Formal Attire. You know the drill for these.
Thursday, 16th- Optimist Club (6:30 pm at Centerview)
We will wear tuxes and dresses for this event. We will be singing a ton of music from our concert on Tuesday. Anything we are singing on Tuesday, you should plan to sing on this night. We will also need to be ready to do “Where the Light Begins” as they are planning to present us with a check for the piece.
During Class this day: Holiday party. Boosters are bringing popcorn. We will do our secret santa as well.
Friday, 17th- Caroling at the Plaza
We will hang out after school and have food provided (probably pizza).
Penguin Courtyard - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Penguin Courtyard is located at Nichols Road and Pennsylvania, near J. Crew, across from Brio Tuscan Grille
(Kids have time to shop, eat dinner, etc.)
Valencia Courtyard - 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Valencia Courtyard is located on 47th Street & Pennsylvania, near Banana Republic and Scooters Coffee
Neptune Courtyard - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Neptune Courtyard is located on 47th Street and Wornall, near The Walking Company and Kaldi's Coffee
Sunday, 19th- William Baker Festival Singers Concert (RPHS Chamber Singers are guest artists)
I should know our warmup time soon. Concert at 2 pm. This is a formal concert. Every singer will receive 2 complimentary tickets. See form below. Please complete no later than Wednesday, December 8th.
We ask that singers not park in the church lot, and to please park at a distance so that the audience members can find parking more easily. The afternoon concert often draws an older population, and they have been known to drive back home if parking is difficult. Let the singers know that the apartment lot near the cathedral is off limits...they will tow in a heart-beat. The Quality Hill Parking Garage Parking (530W W 12th St) is usually wide open, and most of our singers will find street parking at a distance and walk in. Tell the singers to leave nothing of value in their cars and to lock up the car. (FYI-We have never had trouble with car break-ins, but the young folks should use caution.) From personal experience, I can say that parking is rough at the Gold Dome. I'd encourage the students to arrive as early as possible, and to carpool if they can.
The singers can use any entrance. We can leave our things in the chapel at the back of the sanctuary. It's probably best to bring as little into the cathedral as possible. There are bathrooms and water fountains in the lower level.
1:00 Joint-piece rehearsal (would your accompanist play this?) followed by Ray-Pec rehearsal
1:30 Open the House
2:00 Concert Time! :)