Monday, December 11, 2017

Schedule Reminders


Remember that this week's practice is on THURSDAY the 14th at 7:00 pm IN CHURCH.

There are only TWO more practices before Christmas! Keep working on the music at home. 


SCHEDULE:
 
Next Sunday we meet at 10:00 in the music room to go over Christmas music before mass.

Wednesday the 20th is our last practice before Christmas Eve.

On Christmas Eve, we meet at 8:45pm in the music room.

New Year's Eve, we sing at the 10:45 mass as usual.

NO REHEARSAL on December 27th or January 3rd. 

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication throughout this busy season!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Choir Schedule Through Christmas Eve:


Practice: Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00 pm
 

Mass: Sunday, December 10th at 10:15 am for the warm-up before 10:45 mass

Practice: THURSDAY, December 14th at 7:00 pm in CHURCH


Mass: Sunday, December 17th at 10:15 am for the warm-up before 10:45 mass

FINAL Christmas Practice: Wednesday, December 20th at 7:00 pm 


Christmas Eve Mass: Sunday, December 24th at 8:45 pm for the warm-up before the prelude and 10:00 pm mass




There are only THREE more practices before Christmas! Keep working on the music at home. 


 
CANTORS: There are TWELVE masses to cover for the 24th and 25th. Please check the cantor sign up and fill in where you can.



Monday, November 20, 2017


There is NO practice this Wednesday. We will sing at Thanksgiving mass at 9:00 am. Be there by 8:30 to warm up.


Be sure to use the sign up sheets for the December 10th Light Service and Christmas Mass to let Mark know if you can be there. Also remember to sign out or send and email if you are going to miss practice or mass.



Sunday, October 29, 2017

We Need Sopranos!

We need you! 

Sunday morning, we had 3 sopranos, one of which was the cantor, which left 2 sopranos huddled in front of a microphone throughout the mass. Not ideal for a good, blended sound.

So, if you have sung with us in the past, come back! If you know of someone who sings soprano, let them know we need help! As it is, a winter bug could wipe out the whole section. 

*Cough*




Remember that we do not practice on Wednesday, November 1st. Instead, we sing at the November 2nd mass at 7 pm. Be there by 6:30 to warm up.



Thursday, October 26, 2017



This Sunday the 29th is the last 10:45 mass for the month. On November 5th we switch to the 9 am mass, which is also when Daylight Saving Time Ends. 

Remember that we do not practice next Wednesday, November 1st. Instead, we sing at the November 2nd mass at 7 pm. Be there by 6:30 to warm up.

Use the sign up sheets to let Mark know if you are singing at the Thanksgiving and Christmas masses, or if you will miss a mass or rehearsal so he can plan our music accordingly. 
 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Theater Organ Concert at Mudelein Seminary




Next Sunday, October 15th there will be another theater organ concert at Mundelein Seminary. There will, of course, be theater organ music, but also a hand bell choir. Below are the details taken from this link


 

 

AMERICANA Theater Organ Concert on Sunday, October 15th.


Sun, October 15, 2017
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM CDT 

Location
Cardinal Mundelein Auditorium
University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary

Featuring:
Theater Organist, David Rhodes
Mundelein High School Jazz Band
The Santa Maria del Popolo Celebration Ringers (hand bell choir)
A Silent Movie with Live Theater Organ
Theater Organ Sing-a-long
Closing Song - "God Bless America" 

General Admission is $20
Senior Citizens Admission is $15
Children under 12 are FREE

Proceeds benefit the Mundelein Seminary Music Program and the continued upkeep and restoration of Mundelein's first fire truck, Old Number One, which was a gift from Cardinal Mundelein in 1925.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

New Month = New Time!


This Sunday we will meet in church at 10:15 to warm up for the 10:45 mass.



Dates to Remember:

We will sing for the Saturday evening mass on October 21st. See the sign up sheet to let Mark know that you will be there and if you would like to get together afterward.  

Set aside Thursday, November 2nd for the All Souls Day Mass, so we can have as many choir members there as possible.



Practice Links:

The Adult Choir and Mass Music List pages are up-to-date with links for this Sunday and future services. 
The Adult Choir page has a link to a YouTube video of the London Symphony Orchestra singing For Unto Us a Child is Born from Handel's Messiah. We tried just a bit of it at practice, so check out the video to hear the whole piece. 


Reminders: 

If you will ever miss a rehearsal or mass, let Mark know either by using the sign out sheet or by email so he can plan accordingly.

Cantors, please continue to sign up when you can so all the masses are covered. Thanks.