March 013 La Voce Newsletter

posted: 05-Mar-2013

Greetings MGC Families,

Our weekly rehearsals are finding their rhythm and we are in “Forward March” mode towards several wonderful spring concerts and summer events! Details and reminders will be sent prior to each performance, however here’s an overview of what’s to come!

March 242013:  “Sing, Dance, Play ~ Celebrating Marin’s Performing Youth”   

Marin Girls Chorus celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a grand collaboration of performing arts talent, with guests Marin Dance Theatre and Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra.

The performers in this event are Arioso (grades 4-5), Bel Canto (grades 6-8), Chantons (grades 9-12) and Alumnae singers.  We certainly would love to see our Giocoso and Fresco families support our upper division singers and see you in the audience!!

Tickets: $25/general; $18/seniors; $12 students – Purchase Tickets Online: CLICK HERE!

Do you manage a local company or own your own business?  If so the Marin Girls Chorus invites you to purchase a program ad highlighting your support.   Click here for details: 

Program Ad Performance Sponsorships Program Ad Performance Sponsorships (386 KB)

Upper Division Singers: Click here for rehearsal and performance details. REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Parents: Would you like to place a tribute ad celebrating your daughter’s participation in this performance? Contact for details.

April 3, 2013: Massed rehearsal – All Chorus Levels

All classes and all groups will meet at St. Isabella’s Church in a staggered schedule, so we can rehearse our spring repertoire together. For Mon, Tues, and Thurs singers, this means two rehearsals this week!

Where: St. Isabella’s Church, 1 Trinity Way, San Rafael, CA 94903

Time:              Fresco: 3:30-5:00 p.m.

                        Giocoso: 3:45-5:30 p.m.

                        Arioso: 4:15-6:15 p.m.

                        Bel Canto/Chantons: 4:45-6:30 p.m.


April 20, 2013: Lower Division Performance at Children’s Fair, Celebrating Week of the Child

Who: Performance by all Fresco and Giocoso singers

Where: Northgate Mall, Oak Plaza (in between Kohl’s and main mall building), 555 Northgate Drive, San Rafael

Time: Call time 11:30 a.m., Performance time 12:00-12:30 p.m.

Wear:  Concert attire - MGC T-shirts and black or dark pants or skirts.

May 11, 2013: Marin Human Race  

We will be singing at a point on the racecourse to entertain and encourage the runners, and participating as a non-profit in raising money to support our Chorus.

Who: For all singers!

Time: Call time 7:45 a.m., Perform 8:25-9:30 a.m.

Wear: Casual performance attire - MGC T-shirts and jeans or jean shorts.

Meet: at the bus pad on the corner of Civic Center Drive and the driveway to the parking lot of the Veteran’s Auditorium.

May 19, 2013:  MGC 25th Annual Spring Concert: “For the Love of Singing”

Our Spring Performance! All choral levels combine to present music full of heart and soul, and variety!

Who: All Singers

Time: Performance 2:00 p.m.

Where: St. Isabella’s Catholic Church, 1 Trinity Way, San Rafael CA 94903

Wear: Concert attire

May 20-23, 2013: Spring Outreach Concerts

Who: All Singers

Time: Call time: 3:45 p.m., Performance 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Where: TBA

Wear: Concert attire

Announcing SUMMER SING! 

Music Summer Camp June 24-29, 2013

For young singers in grade K-6 as of Fall 2013.  Registration is filling up!

6 days this year!  Monday-Saturday, June 24-29, so parents can come on Saturday and enjoy the closing concert presentation.  Led by our beloved teachers, Amanda Hahn and Denise Wharmby. 


PS-- Upper Division singers are invited to sign up as assistants—no charge, and you get a T-shirt that says “Summer Sing Counselor,” and community service credit! Contact if you are interesting in being a summer camp assistant.

Last Chance for PICCFest!! 

Summer singing festival for grades 6 and up

The Marin Girls Chorus has been selected as one of twelve USA and international choirs to participate in the renowned Pacific International Children’s Choral Festival, in Eugene, Oregon, this coming July 2-8, 2013.  Choirs of talented and enthusiastic singers meet for a week of music, singing, and cultural exchange, culminating in concerts combined with the prestigious Oregon Bach Festival.

We have a strong core of singers already signed up to go, and it’s not too late if you want to join the fun and music!  For singers grade 6 and up as of Fall 2013.  Contact Martha: 898-3331 with questions.

CALENDAR:  Here are the key dates, please refer to the WEBSITE CALENDARfor more details and information for singers. 

March 24       Sing, Dance, Play – MGC’s 25th Anniversary Performance

April 3           Massed rehearsal

April 6-13      Spring break, no rehearsals!

April 20         Children’s Fair, Celebrating Week of the Child

May 11          Marin Human Race! 

May 19          “For the Love of Singing” Spring Concert

May 20-23     Spring Outreach Concerts

June 24-29    Summer Sing! MGC’s Music Summer Camp

July 2-8          PICCfest Summer Singing Festival

That's all for now!

~MGC staff