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Members' Center, Schedule: Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Changes or additional details will be announced at rehearsals and revised here as soon as possible.

Fall/Winter Season, 2017-2018, Calendar Overview
November 2017
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1 2 3 4
5 Soprano Sectional
End of Daylight Savings
6 7 Rehearsal 8 9 10 11 Retreat
12 13 14 Rehearsal
Solo Tryouts
Cel. Hall**
Bad Parking Day*
15 16
Board Meeting
17 18
19 20 21 Rehearsal 22 23 (Thanksgiving) 24 25
26 27 28 Rehearsal 29 30    
December 2017
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
          1 2
3 4 5 Rehearsal
Shaw Room**
6 7 8 9
10 11 12 Rehearsal
Shaw Room**
13 14 15 16
17 18 19 Rehearsal
Bad Parking Day*
20 21
Board Meeting
22 23
24 25 26
No Rehearsal. Winter Break.
27 28 29 30
31            
January 2018
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  1 2
Rehearsal
3 4 5 6
7 8 9
Tech Rehearsal
10 11
Tech Rehearsal
12 13
Concert!
14 15 16
Pot Luck,
Bad Parking Day*
17 18
Board Meeting
19 20
21 22 23
1st Rehearsal Spring Season
24 25 26 27
28 29 30
2nd Rehearsal
31      
Fall/Winter and Spring Seasons, 2017-2018
Schedule Details
November 2017
Date/Time Event/Activity Location
Sun. Nov. 5
10am~noon
Soprano Sectional. Focus is on practicing and working through problem areas in the music for Soprano I and Soprano II sections in a relaxed environment. Feel free to relay problem areas in the music to your section leader in advance or on the spot.

N.B. Daylight Savings Time ends. If you show up at 9am instead of 10am, you'll have to help set up!
Lauren's house (Brighton). Directions will be distributed at prior rehearsals.
Sat. Nov. 11
9:30am~3:30pm
Retreat. Setup at 9am. Breakfast ~9:30am. Warmups ~10am. Food contribution and setup/cleanup signup sheets will be available at rehearsals in advance. Gates Presbyterian Church
1049 Wegman Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Directions and Map
Nov 14
6:30-8:45
Solo Tryouts begin. Recordings made in separate room during rehearsals. DUPC
Nov?
?
Alto Sectional. Focus is on practicing and working through problem areas in the music for Alto I and Alto II sections in a relaxed environment. Feel free to relay problem areas in the music to your section leader in advance or on the spot. TBA
Thu. Nov. 16
6:30pm
Board Meeting. Board Meetings are usually held the third Thursday of each month. Chorus members are always welcome to attend board meetings. DUPC
Tue. Nov. 21
6:30-8:45pm
Yes, there is a rehearsal the week of Thanksgiving. DUPC
December 2017
Thu. Dec. 21
6:30pm
Board Meeting. Board Meetings are usually held the third Thursday of each month. Chorus members are always welcome to attend board meetings. DUPC
Tue. Dec. 26
No Rehearsal. Winter Break.
January 2018
Tue. Jan. 2
6:30-8:45pm
Yes, there is a rehearsal the day after New Year's. DUPC
Tue. Jan. 9
~6?pm
Tech rehearsal. Required attendance. If you have a conflict, please contact Kristy directly rather than using the "I'm going to be absent" form.

Casual dress, comfortable shoes.
Clover Center (at the Baptist Temple)
1101 Clover St.
Rochester, NY 14610
Map

Entrance is through the orange[?] door on the south side of the building.
Thu. Jan. 11
~6?pm
Tech rehearsal. Required attendance. If you have a conflict, please contact Kristy directly rather than using the "I'm going to be absent" form. Microphone Rehearsal. If you are a soloist, you must attend the Microphone Rehearsal in order to solo during the concert.

Casual dress, comfortable shoes.
Clover Center (at the Baptist Temple)
1101 Clover St.
Rochester, NY 14610
Map

Entrance is through the orange[?] door on the south side of the building.
Sat. Jan. 13
~6?pm
Winter Concert. Arrive at ?pm. Warmups begin at ?pm. Doors open to the public at 7 p.m. Concert at 7:30 pm.

Please leave the closest parking spots for our guests.

Cookie reception after concert: If you are contributing cookies, please put cookies on an appealing platter (i.e., not a paper plate). Please bring a small card or label with any special identifiers (such as: Contains peanuts. Gluten free. Dairy free.).

Concert dress: All black. Short or long sleeves okay, but no sleeveless tops. Black shoes. Black stockings if wearing a skirt so that the effect is black from the waist down.
Clover Center (at the Baptist Temple)
1101 Clover St.
Rochester, NY 14610
Map

Entrance is through the orange[?] door on the south side of the building.
Tue. Jan. 16
6:30-8:45pm
Pot Luck Dinner! Families welcome. Share food, camaraderie, an opportunity to reminisce after the performance, and a chance to make suggestions for future improvements.

Please note: DUPC is a peanut-free zone.

Please turn in your old music. If you can't attend the Potluck, please give your music to another chorus member to turn in so you are properly credited.
DUPC
Thu. Jan. 18
6:30pm
Board Meeting. Board Meetings are usually held the third Thursday of each month. Chorus members are always welcome to attend board meetings. DUPC
Tue. Jan. 23
6:30-8:45pm
First rehearsal of the Spring Season.

Returning members: Please arrive early to pick up your new music.

Prospective new members: Please arrive between 6 and 6:15 for voice placement. New membership is open during the first three rehearsals of the season. After that, please contact us.
DUPC
Tuesdays
6:30-8:45pm
Weekly Tuesday rehearsals for the Spring Season. Spring Concert Jun. 3, 2018. Tech rehearsals the preceding week, details to be announced.

Parking schedule info: See Bad Parking Day Notes below.
DUPC
February 2018
Thu. Feb. 15
6:30pm
Board Meeting. Board Meetings are usually held the third Thursday of each month. Chorus members are always welcome to attend board meetings. DUPC
March 2018
Thu. Mar. 15
6:30pm
Board Meeting. Board Meetings are usually held the third Thursday of each month. Chorus members are always welcome to attend board meetings. DUPC
End of March? Deadline for proposing additional songs for solos and small groups. Contact Kristy.
April 2018
Apr.?May?
9:30am~3:30pm
Retreat. Setup at 9am. Breakfast ~9:30am. Warmups ~10am. Food contribution and setup/cleanup signup sheets will be available at rehearsals in advance. Gates Presbyterian Church
1049 Wegman Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Directions and Map
Apr.?May?
~10am-noon
Alto Sectional. Focus is on practicing and working through problem areas in the music for Alto I and Alto II sections in a relaxed environment. Feel free to relay problem areas in the music to your section leader in advance or on the spot. TBA
Apr.?May?
~10am-noon
Soprano Sectional. Focus is on practicing and working through problem areas in the music for Soprano I and Soprano II sections in a relaxed environment. Feel free to relay problem areas in the music to your section leader in advance or on the spot. Usually at Lauren's house (Brighton). Directions to be distributed at prior rehearsals.
Thu. Apr. 19
6:30pm
Board Meeting. Board Meetings are usually held the third Thursday of each month. Chorus members are always welcome to attend board meetings. DUPC
May 2018
Thu. May 17
6:30pm
Board Meeting. Board Meetings are usually held the third Thursday of each month. Chorus members are always welcome to attend board meetings. DUPC
Tue. May 29
~6?pm
Tech Rehearsal. Required. Arrive at ?pm. Warmups begin at ?pm. If you have a conflict, please contact Kristy directly rather than using the "I'm going to be absent" form.

Casual dress, comfortable shoes.
Harley School
1981 Clover St.
Rochester, NY 14618
Map

Entrance under the main front archway by the flagpole. Auditorium is straight ahead.
Thu. May 31
~6?pm
Tech Rehearsal. Required. Arrive at ?pm. Warmups begin at ?pm. If you have a conflict, please contact Kristy directly rather than using the "I'm going to be absent" form. Microphone Rehearsal. If you are a soloist, you must attend the Microphone Rehearsal in order to solo during the concert.

Casual dress, comfortable shoes.
Harley School
1981 Clover St.
Rochester, NY 14618
Map

Entrance under the main front archway by the flagpole. Auditorium is straight ahead.
June 2018
Sat. Jun. 2
~6?pm
Spring Concert. Arrive at ?pm. Warmups begin at ?pm. Concert at 7:30 pm. Doors open to the public at 7 p.m.

Please leave the closest parking spots for our guests. Entrance under the main front archway by the flagpole. Auditorium is straight ahead.

Cookie reception after concert: If you are contributing cookies, please put cookies on an appealing platter (i.e., not a paper plate). Please bring a small card or label with any special identifiers (such as: Contains peanuts. Gluten free. Dairy free.).

Concert dress: Jewel tone tops (with sleeves, short or long okay but no sleeveless tops, please), black slacks/skirt, black shoes. If you are wearing a skirt, please wear black stockings so that the effect is black from the waist down. Please consider coordinating with those standing near you in your section so that everyone is not wearing the same color.

Examples of jewel-tones as a color-palette and in a recent spring-season concert are shown in the accompanying images. Colors for tops include the colors of precious or semi-precious jewels such as rubies, emeralds, sapphires, amethysts, topaz, turquoise, coral, amber, etc. If in doubt, see your Section Leader.
Harley School
1981 Clover St.
Rochester, NY 14618
Map

Please leave the closest parking spots for our guests.
Tue. Jun. 5
6:30-8:45pm
Pot Luck Dinner! Families welcome. Share food, camaraderie, an opportunity to reminisce after the performance, and a chance to make suggestions for future improvements.

Please note: DUPC is a peanut-free zone.

Please turn in your old music. If you can't attend the Potluck, please give your music to another chorus member to turn in so you are properly credited.
DUPC
Sun. Jun. ?
6:30am-2:30pm
Annual RWCC Garage Sale at the Public Market. Booths 81? and 83? Open to public 8am-2pm. Setup from 6:30-7a.m. Strike set 2-2:30p.m. You can volunteer for only a portion of the time. Advance contributions welcome, or drop off contributions early that day at the booth. Contact Bonnie for more information. Rochester Public Market
280 N. Union Street
Rochester, NY 14609
Map
Fri.-Sun. Jun.29-Jul.1 Sister Singers Network 2018 Festival, Wed.-Sun. Jun.27-Jul.1. Possible RWCC participation in this event Michigan event. Optional attendance. Individual participation in group performances, with possible RWCC performance(s) between Friday and Sunday if enough of our chorus members attend. Provide your own transportation to Grand Rapids, but there is some inexpensive dorm housing as well as hotel space available. More information to be discussed during chorus rehearsals and at the Sister Singers Network website. Sister Singers Network
Amway Grand Plaza
Grand Rapids, MI
July 2018
Thu. July?
9:30am-3pm
Annual Long-range Planning Meeting. DUPC

Notes:
* Bad Parking Days On the third Tuesday of each month, parking across the street from our rehearsal site at DUPC will likely not be available because of regularly pre-scheduled Rochester City Council meetings. The city parking lot across the street from DUPC is blocked off on those days. The dates are usually the third Tuesdays of each month, but are subject to change. Please park on the street or in the nearby Hochstein lot (available after 6 p.m.). The City Parking Lot across the street from DUPC is blocked off on days when the City of Rochester Government Council meets. The 2017 meeting schedule/calendar for the Rochester City Council is published at the bottom of their webpage.

** Rehearsal Rooms Rehearsals will be held in the DUPC Dining Room except:
Cel. Hall: The second Tuesday each month we will be next door in Celebration Hall
Shaw Room: December 5th and 12th we will be in the Shaw Room (the front room on the 2nd floor)

DUPC: Downtown United Presbyterian Church
121 N Fitzhugh St
Rochester, NY
MAP