Spark choir begins rehearsals next Saturday and there's still room for more! Bring your friends and try out a rehearsal on Saturday, October 29th at 9:30 AM at the Milton Seniors' Acitvity Centre.
Spark is a recreational ensemble which serves as an introduction to the world of show choir for students in grades 2 - 4. Members of Spark learn to sing in tune and move in rhythm. They also make new friends and have fun making music together! The choir is led by our award-winning Artistic Director, Melanie Silva and assisted by volunteers from Gleam.
This weekend, Arts Milton as well as many other local arts groups are sponsoring "Culture Days" - an entire weekend of free events for people of all ages at the Milton Centre for the Arts. As part of the weekend, MSC will be presenting a sneak peak into what a show choir rehearsal looks like. Specifically, we'll be targeting grade 2-4s to promote our new Spark program. There is no performance involved and MSC members are NOT required to attend. (You're already signed up for the real thing!)
Spark members, if you'd like to come and take part, we'd love to have you! It will give you a taste of things to come and a chance to meet some of your potential choir mates. Please take a moment to introduce yourself to us. The Spark presentation takes place this Sunday, October 2, from 1:30 to 3:00 at the Milton Centre for the Arts, MinMaxx Hall.
Flare and Gleam members, this event is targeted to students in grade 2-4 so we don't expect you to attend. However, Culture Days is a fantastic event and we encourage everyone to check out http://artsmilton.com/events/culture-days/ to see if there is anything else you'd like to try. You may even run into Ms. Silva and Mr. Hall at a few of them.
Have a great weekend everyone, see you next Tuesday.
Help, I′m in a colour group - what does it mean? First, relax. You′re still in Flare or Gleam and you′re still learning a set list with those groups to compete at nationals. However, you have ALSO been placed in a colour group: Green, Blue, White or Black. These groups will be learning separate numbers to fill out our year-end showcase. They also provide an opportunity for some of our senior flare members to work with older Gleam members and get a taste of some more difficult repertoire. With MSC continuing to gain popularity in the community, we get more and more requests to perform. These smaller ensembles will be perfect for these additional performances!
Along with planning next year’s set, we’ve also been busy making the DVD of Gleeful 2016! (Available for purchase this fall) For now, we’ve put a sample of ‘Lose Control’ up on YouTube - Enjoy!
Tickets are running low for MSC's final showcase of the year, Gleeful 2016! This year's performance features our two new competitive choirs, Flare and Gleam as well as special guests, "Youth Collective". It all goes down on June 11th at the John Elliott Theatre in Georgetown and it looks like it's going to be a sold out show. So get your tickets now through the theatre box office and we'll see you at Gleeful 2016!
"Perfect" by Gleam
Hey Gleam, we've posted a lyric sheet for "Perfect" (The song we wrote with Glenn Marais) on the practise page. Please have a look at who's singing which parts. You can also click 'audio' to hear a recording of Glenn singing it, just in case you forget how it goes, LOL. Be ready to record on Tuesday, June 7th!
Generations In Harmony
What a fantastic evening we had last Friday as invited guests of the Milton Song Spinners. "Generations In Harmony" was a wonderful celebration of how the language of music speaks across generations. MSC and Song Spinners joined together in favourites like, "I''d Like To Teach The World To Sing" and "From A Distance" in front of a sold out crowd at the Milton Seniors'' Activity Centre. Thanks again for having us, Song Spinners!!