Thank you to Mr. Fusco for serving as our photographer!
Tuesday, 11/29: 3:00-4:00
Wednesday, 11/30: 3:00-4:00
Thursday, 12/1: 3:00-4:00
Friday, 12/2: 2:15-4:00
Saturday, 12/3: 9:00-12:00 (lunch for NH Singers staying after)
Monday, 12/5: 3:15-5:00
Tuesday, 12/6: 3:00-5:00
Wednesday, 12/7: 3:00-5:00
Thursday, 12/8: 3:00-5:00
Friday, 12/9: DRESS REHEARSAL: 2:15-4:30
MADRIGAL DINNER IS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10
Report to St. Athanasius at 5:00 for run-through and sound check
Dinner is at 6:30PM
All cast members are expected to stay for clean-up at the end
(and you get to eat what is left!)
Monday, 12/12 - RETURN COSTUMES to Choir Room
Thank you to the large number of choir members that showed up to the informational meeting yesterday. We have close to 40 students who will be a part of the skit or choir, and will have another 10-15 working the event as servers. What a great level of participation by our program for this big event!
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
If you only want to be a server:
There will be a sign-up sheet in the front of the choir room between November 23-25th. The names will be sent to the parent coordinating servers and you will be responsible for attending the night of the event (December 5) at 5:30PM wearing black and white dress clothes. You will be expected to stay for the entire event and to stay at the end to help clean up (after we feed you!).
For those members in the skit/choir, the schedule is as follows:
Saturday, November 21
Scripts will be distributed, parts assigned, music gone over, and we'll get as many in costume as possible. This will allow us to figure out if we need to purchase any more costumes, gather props, or anything else before we go on Thanksgiving break.
Tuesday, November 24
Those involved in Beauty & the Beast may decide if you want to split your time or just go to that practice since it is listed as full cast review. Just make sure that one of the student directors knows about it so we can read your lines when they happen in our run-through.
Wednesday, November 25
Thursday-Monday, November 26-30
Tuesday, December 1
Wednesday, December 2
Thursday, December 3
Friday, December 4
2:15-4:00 Final Dress Rehearsal/Run-through
Saturday, December 5
5:00PM Report with your costume and any props.
We'll run through the entire skit and all songs in the space, testing out microphones and timing. By 6:00 we will finish so the doors can open for those attending. The Dinner begins at 6:30 and the skit will begin shortly after the salad (first course) is served. All members of the skit are expected to stay after to help clean up (you will be fed first!).
TAKE YOUR COSTUMES AND PROPS HOME WITH YOU and bring them to the choir room when you arrive on Monday morning.
The Madrigal Choir is open to any member of the Symphonic or Women’s Choirs who is interested and can attend after-school rehearsals from 3:00-4:00 on April 30 and May 4-7. Arts Alive is set for Friday, May 8, 2015, and we will stroll the hallways singing in costume for about 30 minutes. You will only have to learn about 4 songs, and you will have your music with you.
Final Dress Rehearsal today, Friday, 12/6
2:10-5:00PM in the Choir Room & on stage
Take EVERYTHING you need with you at the end of practice. This includes costumes, props, binders with scripts and music, and anything else you will need to use at the event tomorrow night. If you already have a garment bag, please use it to place all of your belongings. Those that need one can get a bag at the end of rehearsal from Mr. Cloonan.
Report to the St. Athanasius Hall and be in costume, ready to begin rehearsal by 5:00PM. Plan your schedule appropriately. If you need 15 minutes to get yourself ready in costume, then plan to arrive at 4:45. We will begin the run-through in the hall as soon as mass is over upstairs and we are permitted to make noise.
Please arrive wearing black and white by 5:00PM. The head servers will go over everything you need to know in terms of who to serve, how to serve, and when to serve. Please make sure to sign your name on the list as well so that you receive credit for participating.
ANYONE WITH DESSERTS:
You may drop them off at the church hall any time after 12:00 noon. Several parents are planning to arrive at that time and will be cooking and setting up all afternoon.
ALL PARTICIPANTS, SERVERS & SKIT PLAYERS ARE REQUIRED TO STAY UNTIL THE END OF THE EVENT TO HELP CLEAN UP. Once dessert is cleared and the raffles have been announced, the main program is over. At that time all servers and actors will be allowed to eat. As soon as you are finished, please find a parent who is tearing down/cleaning up and ask what they need you to do. While it takes several hours to set up, clean-up can be very quick and easy with lots of hands.
LET'S HAVE FUN WITH THIS EVENT!
About the Madrigal Choir
Performing music specific to the Renaissance era, the Madrigal Choir rehearses seasonally for the choir's annual Madrigal Dinner in December and the district's Arts Alive celebration in May. This ensemble is open to any high school choir member in either the Symphonic or Women's Choirs.