CHORISTER CORNER

HELLO!


Firstly, welcome to the Chorister Corner! We are so excited to launch this new and exciting online VIVA world. We are still figuring this all out, the same as you, so bare with us while we learn and tweak over the next few months. If you see something odd or if something isn't working, please let me know so I can fix it! (ysabelle@vivayouthsingers.com)


As you can see, there are a few different moving parts to the Chorister Corner.


1) Home page

When you first log into the Chorister Corner, it will take you to the home page. This is where you can find all your newsletter announcements from Charlotte. You will also be able to access the yearly calendar that has all your important VIVA dates.


2) Choir pages

The buttons on the Chorister Corner home page will take you to your specific choir page. This is where you will find your Conductor Rehearsal Summaries and any other resources or announcements specific to your choir. Please check this out on a weekly basis!


3) Chorister Registration

If you have somehow made it to this post but still haven't filled out your registration forms...

Please go fill out your forms! You can do under the 2020/21 Chorister Registration Tab. It's super easy! Don't worry, this post will still be here when you're done!


4) Chorister Convos

It's now easier than ever to keep in touch with your VIVA pals! Chorister Convos is a forum page where you can chat with one another. That being said, great power comes with great responsibility! Please be mindful of what you post. It will be monitored. For full details, please have a look at our Code of Online Conduct (which you should have read when you signed up for a MyVIVA Account). It can be found in the File Share. Speaking of which...


5) File Share

File Share is where you can find all your important VIVA Documents. All your policies, enrolment agreements, important dates, forms, and any other official documents you could ever need will be housed there.


6) Online Store

Finally, we have an online store!! If you haven't already paid for tuition and checked out the SWEET new merch, what are you WAITING FOR??? Let me know in the comments what you'll be ordering! You already KNOW the VIVA Hoodie is in my cart!

We are only going to add more items if they are highly requested, so don't forget to vote for any other merch items you want here:


OK THAT'S IT FOR NOW! Give this post a like if you made it to the end. We are so excited to explore what this new website has to offer!! Again, let me know if anything looks funky to you or if you have any suggestions!


Have a great summer and stay safe!!

- Ysabelle 🥰

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Great job yesterday! We did a lot of repertoire work and I was appreciative of everyone's focus throughout the rehearsal.


  1. Welcome Song: "Good Evening" (ABA Form - full piece without echoes)

  2. Warm-up: slide whistle echoes, descending pentascales on "ah" (so fa mi re do)

  3. Lonely Goatherd: learned chorus (echo singing, and then ran through); introduced coda/ending

  4. Please note that we will not be singing the verses for this song in Prep, just the choruses and the ending

  5. So Long Farewell: reviewed opening ("There's a sad" until "coo coo")

  6. Baby Shark

  7. Goodbye Song: "Goodbye Friends"

Homework: Please check out FileShare and practice singing all pieces, working towards memorization.



Coming Up...


Recording Deadlines:

  • Do Re Mi (full song) - November 20th

  • So Long Farewell (full song), Lonely Goatherd (choruses and ending) - November 27th

  • My Favourite Things - not recorded (this will be a sing-a-long on the day of the concert)

Workshops with Guests:

  • Puppetry workshop - October 25th

  • Orff workshop - November 19th

Start time for rehearsals up to and including Friday, November 5th: 4:45 p.m.

Start time for rehearsal on Monday, November 8th: 5:15 p.m.




Regarding Theory and the Recorder

You may be wondering when we are going to use our written book and our recorders! Stay tuned -- I'm hoping to launch into these after the recording deadlines for Sound of Music. Please continue to hang onto them!

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Hi Juniors!


Thanks for all the fun tonight. Please keep up with your memorizing/practicing :) A brief summary of tonight's rehearsal is below.

  1. Warm up

  2. Started "So Long, Farewell”

  3. Literacy - review concept of tonic/do and key signatures

  4. Reviewed "The Lonely Goatherd" (Juniors are only singing the refrain)

  5. Ran through "Do Re Mi" and "My Favourite Things"

  6. Theory - p. 7/8

  7. Sang our Goodbye Song!

Homework: Memorize all of "Do Re Mi" and "My Favourite Things" and practice what we covered in "So Long, Farewell". Theory is p. 7/8 to be completed by this Thursday.


See you soon,

Ayanda

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