2011-2012 Rehearsals & Concerts
Rehearsals are in the William J Johnson Middle School, 360 Norwich Ave, Colchester. Choir rehearses 6:00 - 7:30 PM, Orchestra rehearses 7:30 - 9:00 PM. Remember to come to rehearsal with your annual dues payment ($35 adults/$15 students) as you are required to pay dues in order to bring music home.
Please support our groups by selling an ad or message to be included in our Holiday AND Spring concert programs! Click here for the form and instructions. Additionally, a letter has been put together that you can use when selling ads. Thank you!
June -- Choir and orchestra concert
Bushnell Concert Information
5/9/2013 rehearsal will start at 7pm. Please be set up and ready to play by 7pm.
Ken Ferris, Traveler's chorale conductor, will be at our rehearsal 5/9/2013 to run through the pieces we will play with the chorale. We would like to be able to run our orchestra only pieces also, so please be ready to play at 7:00 pm.
Women: All black
Men: black jackets, black pants, white shirt and black tie, black socks, black shoes.
Timeline: Arrive at 5:00 pm. Enter through doors along Trinity Street (see map detail below). We will rehearse on our own first from 5:30pm - 6:10pm. Then, with the Chorale from 6:10pm - 6:45pm. The doors open at 6:45 to the public. Performance starts at 7:30 pm. We are planning to ride the orchestra lift up to the stage level.
Program: CCO to perform at the end of the first half (yes, this is different from what we said last week): Salute to the Cinema
Pirates of the Caribbean
CCO to perform with the Travelers at the end of the concert:
Ave Verum (strings only)
Long Ago and Far Away
You Raise Me Up
At the end of the concert, we will collect Ave Verum, Long Ago and Far Away, and You Raise Me Up. If you are NOT performing with us on June 9 (we hope everyone is!!) please also turn in the other pieces as well. I am asking a representative from each section (strings, woodwinds, brass) to help out with collecting music. I will let you know who you should pass your music to.
Directions: The Bushnell is located at 166 Capitol Avenue in Hartford, Connecticut. From I-91 North and Southbound Take Capitol Area Exit 29A. Go straight to the rotary. Go halfway around rotary, and bear right onto Elm Street. Take first left onto West Street. Take right onto Capitol Avenue. The Bushnell is one block on the right. From I-84 Eastbound Take Capitol Avenue/Asylum Street Exit 48B. Bear right for Capitol Avenue. At light, turn left onto Capitol Avenue. The Bushnell is one block down on the left. From I-84 Westbound Take exit 50, Main Street. At 2nd traffic light, make left onto Main Street. At 10th traffic light, make right onto Capitol Avenue. The Bushnell is three blocks down on the right.
Parking: Parking is available across the street from the Bushnell along Capitol Avenue.
Other Important Information:
We still need someone to take over librarian job. Again, the bulk of the work is done by many willing helpers, someone just needs to take over the organization and scheduling of the music sorting.
The board has decided to continue to sell advertisements to help offset our operating costs. Please, please be thinking of businesses you can sell to. Advertising agreements will be passed out at rehearsal. We are still requesting that everyone sell one ad this year, so if you already sold one--thank you, you are off the hook! But....if you didn't, we need your help!
Recruit, recruit, recruit!!!!! We need singers and musicians in every section!
The choir will continue to meet on Thursday nights! If you have friends or family who might
be interested in our group, please pass this message
along. The choir rehearses on Thursday nights, 6
pm to 7:30 pm, at the William J. Johnston Middle School, in the choir room (to the right of
the gym/middle entrance). We are in need of all voice
parts. This is an amateur community group, that sings a
variety of music types--popular, classical, folk,
sacred, Broadway. We take adult voices; high school
students are welcome. The orchestra rehearses on
Thursday nights, 7:30 pm to 9 pm, in the William J.
Johnston Middle School band room. Please show up a bit
early to warm up; we will start playing at 7:30.
If you haven't yet paid your annual dues,
please do; they are $35 for adults, $15 for students,
and help fund our new music and costs to hold concerts.
Keep the orchestra in mind as you make your way around Connecticut, particularly if you are involved in musical activities. We are particularly in need of string players, French Horn players, percussionists, and a bassoonist. All others are, of course, always welcome.
The meeting minutes are posted below, at the bottom of this page.
Colchester Civic Orchestra Scholarship
The CCO scholarship application is now available for this year's high school seniors who have been playing with us for two or more years.
January 3, 2013 Meeting Minutes
October 2, 2012 Meeting Minutes
July 10, 2012 Meeting Minutes
April 11, 2012 Meeting Minutes
November 21, 2011 Meeting Minutes
July 13, 2011 Meeting Minutes
March 31, 2011 Meeting Minutes
January 13, 2011 Meeting Minutes
November 8, 2010 Meeting Minutes
July 6, 2010 Meeting Minutes
October 8, 2009 Meeting Minutes
June 30, 2009 Meeting Minutes
April 17, 2009 Meeting Minutes
March 16, 2009 Meeting Minutes
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