First VIVA Newsletter of the Season!

We are so happy that you have decided to join or re-join the VIVA community. We are very excited to start our 21st Season! As we all continue to restructure our lives in response to COVID-19, we truly believe that VIVA will bring you (and your chorister) joy! The artistic plans for VIVA's 21st Season are inspiring, meaningful and creative. We’re all in this together, and we will all emerge from this strange new era stronger and better singers!

1. We have a new Preparatory Chorus Conductor - Edmee Nataprawira.  WELCOME! 2. Enrolment has gone very well - even in a pandemic!  Thank you.  We are continuing to welcome adult singers. We will also continue to welcome youth singers throughout the fall as children in Learning Pods and newly Home-Schooled are getting adjusted and organized.  3. Due to continuing enrolment throughout early September, Chorister Kits will be delivered to your homes beginning September 24.  Kindly have last year's music ready to return to Carol & Brad.  You will be notified of your delivery day and time in advance! 4. First rehearsal is Sunday, September 20 2:00-3:30 for Chamber Singers and Monday, September 21 for all other choirs.  WELCOME BACK! 5. Choristers would normally be receiving contracts for Nutcracker Chorus with the National Ballet of Canada at the end of September.  Sadly, The Nutcracker has been cancelled this season.  It would be too unsafe.  Thank you to several for checking in about this already.  This is first time in 20 years VIVA will not be performing.  Next year! 6. Theory classes will begin the week of September 28th. 7. The Zoom links for rehearsals will be sent out by your conductors weekly.

8. Please have a look at this ZOOM etiquette infographic. Some things have been updated since last season. It will also be available in File Share.

Zoom Etiquette Sept. 13, 2020 (2)
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Can't remember what time rehearsal is? Who do I email if I am sick? Where do I email my theory homework? How can I find the conductor rehearsal summaries?  Keep scrolling down and you will find the answer to all of your questions! 

Important Emails!! Absences and Inquiries

Preparatory Chorus - Edmee

Junior Chorus - Ayanda

Main/Senior Treble - Carol and Laura

EVM/Community - Carol

Chamber Singers - Carol

Theory Co-ordinator - Tyler

General Manager - Charlotte

Chorus Coordinator/ Social Media - Ysabelle

Head TA - Lauren

Bookkeeper: Kathryn

VIVA ZOOM Rehearsal Times Look for your weekly invitation to your session(s). If you have any questions please contact your conductor. SUNDAY Chamber Singers: 2:00 - 3:30  MONDAY Prep. Chorus: 4:45 - 5:45 Junior Chorus: 5:00 - 6:00 Main/Sr. Treble Chorus: 5:45 - 7:15 EVM and Community Choir: 7:30 - 8:45 WEDNESDAY (alternate) Sr. Treble Chorus: 5:00 - 7:00 (Starting Sept. 30)

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