Grand Cities Children's Choir Newsletter
GCCC DRESS REHEARSAL
We will be holding our Dress Rehearsal at the Chester Fritz Auditorium on Thursday, November 16 (see the times below). "Dress Rehearsal" means that singers come to the rehearsal wearing all of the pieces of their formal concert uniform in the required manner (keep reading). We will be taking "Individual Singer Photos" on this night as well.
DRESS REHEARSAL TIMES & MEETING LOCATIONS
Singer Drop Off Location: The end of the side walk that leads to the south side doors of the CFA (next to the loading dock area)
Poco - 5:15-6:30pm - Report up the stairs to the stage (NOTE: Altered starting time)
Canto - 5:15-6:30pm - Report downstairs to the large rehearsal room (NOTE: Altered starting time)
Accordo - 6:45-8:00pm - Report up the stairs to the stage
Primo - 6:45-8:45pm - Report down the stairs to the large rehearsal room
UNIFORMS FOR DRESS REHEARSAL & CONCERT
Formal concert uniforms should be worn to the dress rehearsal. The descriptions of what should be worn, as well as a photo demonstrating how it should be worn. If you ordered a polo shirt, it will arrive on the night of dress rehearsal.
Formal Concert Uniform: (see the total "uniformity")
Poco, Canto, & Accordo
•Choir Polo Shirt
•Black Skirt or Black Pants (Black skirt issued by GCCC, Black pants provided by you)
•Black Tights or Black Socks
•Black Dress Shoes
•Appropriate undergarments (no bra straps showing)
•Black Knee-Hi's (feet & ankles covered in black)
•Black Dress Shoes
•Jewelry - small earrings only, no necklace or bracelets
•White Tux Shirt
•Black Crew Socks
•Black Dress Shoes
GRAND CITIES CHILDREN'S CHOIR FALL CONCERT
GCCC FALL CONCERT
Time has flown by and now we are just a couple of rehearsals away from our fall concert! We are excited to perform for you!
Our concert is Saturday, November 18, 3pm, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium (CFA). Admission is free and open to the public. Here are the details:
Important Traffic Pattern Instructions: The annual UND Turkey Drive will be going on during the time singers will be arriving for their call time. Please click on the roadmap above and follow the pink line with arrows so you will not get stuck in the University Ave. traffic jam. You are suggested to leave your home a little earlier as a precaution to assure your singer arrives in time for their choir photo and warmup time.
Singer Drop Off Location: Drop your singer off at the end of the side walk that leads to the south side doors of the CFA (next to the loading dock area). Look for the black and gold GCCC flag.
Call Time for Singers: 1:45pm "Call Time" means that singers are in their seats ready to sing.
Doors Open for Seating: 2:30pm Choirs will be warming up & taking group photos on stage until this time.
Concert Begins: 3:00pm There is nothing better for a child than knowing someone is in the audience to watch them and share in this exciting, in-person event. However, it is also good to know that the concert will be lives-treamed for family and friends who might live out of town on our Facebook page on the day of the concert. facebook.com/grandcitiescc/
Concert Ending Time: 4:30pm The concert ends with all choirs singing together.
After Concert Singer Pickup:
•One Parent of a Poco, Canto or Accordo singer should exit out the side doors and go to the basement to meet their singer.
•Primo parents can wait in the auditorium as Primo singers will collect their jackets and then return to the auditorium.
2023-2024 PHOTO INFORMATION
Individual & Choir Photo Packages by MJD Photography
GCCC Picture Day is on Thursday, November 16th during our Dress Rehearsal time. Individual singer photos will be taken at this time with choir photos taken prior to the concert on Saturday.
There will be no paper orders. All orders must be placed through the online pre-order event link.The link will be live through November 19 and unavailable after that date. https://v2.myproimages.com/mjd-photography/code/GCCC2023
Follow the link below, search for your singer's name, select it, and go! You can add packages and additional family members from the "cart."
Should you need the access code, it is GCCC2023.
If you have questions, email MJD Photography/Monica Danielson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 MORE REHEARSAL AFTER OUR CONCERT!!!
After our concert we will have one more rehearsal after Thanksgiving to prepare for our Winter WUNDerland performance (see below). We will meet on Nov. 30th at altered choir times in the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Poco - 5:30-6:45pm
Winter WUNDerland Performance at Chester Fritz Auditorium
Looking at the calendar after our Fall Concert you will see that all of the Grand Cities Children's Choirs will make guest appearances on the annual Winter WUNDerland Family Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 2, 1:30pm, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The concert features all of the University of North Dakota Department of Music choral ensembles performing a variety of seasonal music.
Tickets for the event are $10 for school aged students (K-College), $17 for adults (in advance), $22 for adults (on the day of event) and are General Admission seating. You are encouraged to purchase your tickets in person at the Chester Fritz Box Office Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30-4:00pm. If you purchase them online you will pay "Ticketmaster" type prices, which could be double what you would pay at the Box Office.
ALL DAY INVOLVEMENT
Singers will be asked to wear their uniforms when they report that day and will be engaged in rehearsals from 8:30am until the concert is over at 3pm. They will also need to bring a sack lunch with them. More details about this day will be coming as we get closer to the event.