MANKATO CHILDREN'S CHORUS

Winter Newsletter

Winter / Spring 2013 Calendar

  • Monday, January 7 ~ All Choirs - Rehearsals Resume; Alternate location; Christ The King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau; Mankato)
  • Mondays, January 14, 21, 28 ~ All Choirs - rehearsal at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (BLC)
  • Mondays, February 4, 11, 18, 25 ~ All Choirs - rehearsal at BLC
  • Friday/Saturday, March 1, 2 ~ Herberger's Community Day Sale
  • Mondays, March 4, 11, 18 ~ All Choirs - rehearsal at BLC
  • TBA ~ Youth Choir half day retreat; We are working on scheduling a Saturday afternoon retreat in Late February or early March for rehearsal, activities and a short performance. Watch for more information to come soon!
  • Friday/Saturday, March 15, 16 ~ 5:30pm - 11:30am; Melodia Retreat; Christ The King Lutheran Church
  • Sunday, March 17 ~ All Choirs - Times listed below; Mini-Concerts at Barnes & Noble at River Hills Mall.
  • Monday, March 25 ~ All Choirs - No Choir Rehearsal; Spring Break
  • Mondays, April 1, 8 ~ All Choirs - rehearsal at BLC
  • Monday, April 15 ~ All Choirs - TBA; Dress Rehearsal at Christ Chapel; GAC; St. Peter; Due to Christ Chapel not being available Saturday,we will not have dress rehearsal Saturday before the concert.)
  • Sunday, April 21 ~ All Choirs - 3:00pm; Spring Concert; Christ Chapel; GAC; St. Peter
  • Monday, April 22 ~ TBA - All Choirs - End of the year family picnic
  • Monday, April 29 ~ 4:30pm - 6:00pm; Current and New Member Registration for the 2013-2014 season at BLC

MCC EVENTS / ACTIVITIES

  • Herberger's Community Day Sale - coupon booklets will be available at MCC rehearsals beginning Monday, January 21. You may buy as many booklets as you wish, then you sell the booklets. The entire amount is deposited in your child's member account. Community Days are March 1, 2.
  • Barnes & Noble Mini-concerts and bookfair - Choirs perform short concerts at Barnes & Noble in River Hills Mall. This is a fun community event and also a fundraiser for our choirs. MCC receives a portion of the sales this day. Vouchers will be sent home with singers the week before the event. Performance times are listed below. Your child should be at Barnes & Noble at least 10 minutes before they sing. Wear black polo shirt and blue jeans or dark pants.
- 1:00pm - Melodia * * * * * * * * * 1:30 - Concert Choir
- 2:00pm - Training Choir #1 * * * * 2:30pm - Youth Choir
- 3:00pm - Training Choir #2 * * * * 3:30pm - Intermediate Choir

  • End of the Year Picnic - Stay tuned for more information for a fun evening at the end of our season.
  • Registration for our 20th anniversary season, the 2012-13 season - Pre-registration information will go home in April. Families may register at Monday night rehearsals or on Monday, April 29th. Encourage others you know to be a part of our 20th season and register on April 29th at BLC. Current members that pre-register receive a discounted registration fee!
  • Board Member Opportunity - The MCC Board of Directors is looking to fill vacancies this spring. Our Board of Directors meets every 4 to 6 weeks to determine budget, schedules and work on other items to make MCC the best it can be for our singers and our community. If you are interested in becoming a member of the MCC Board of Directors working in publicity, fundraising, archives or other areas, contact Scott Allen at (507) 387-9007.

Mankato Children's Chorus

The Mankato Children’s Chorus is a non-profit, non-auditioned choral program dedicated to providing an opportunity for youth in grades 1 - 12 to experience the joy of singing while developing healthy vocal techniques. Through weekly rehearsals and the performance of quality choral music, youth develop artistic expressiveness, self-confidence, a cooperative spirit, and the joy of working toward and achieving goals.

LOOKING AHEAD

Singing Opportunities: 2013-14 is the 20th Anniversary year for MCC. As we plan our upcoming 20th season, we would like to find more community singing opportunities. We like to plan as many of those events as possible in the summer before our season begins. If you know of a possible singing opportunity, please contact us and we will look into it. We can sing at community events, festivals, banquets, sporting events and others like this.

WE'RE GOING TO WASHINGTON D.C.! The spring of 2015 will be the MCC Concert and Melodia Choir concert tour to DC! If you currently have a child in 4th grade through 10th grade, they will be eligible for this trip. We will not know the cost of the trip until details are planned next year but you can begin saving for the trip now by participating in our fundraisers and building those funds in your child's MCC student account.