Seattle Girls' Choir Chorus Lines 

November/2013
In This Issue
Competition for Prime Voci
Bookfair Fundraiser!
Article Headline
Performance List

Website Update
We are just days away from a major update to the SGC website. Get ready for a new look coming your way. An early release has been given to the SGC Board and Faculty and we are implementing their wonderful suggestions before bringing the new site to the full SGC audience. The website address will remain the same. 
Uniform Fittings a Success  !

Thank You Fitting Moms!

 

Over three weekends and a couple of follow up afternoons all 145 of our choristers have had their uniforms fit and hems marked in preparation for our busy holiday season. That's a lot of pins! 

 

And let's not forget the moms and grandmothers hemming over 65 of those dresses. Ahhhhh, and the uniform appearance on stage won't pull a single eye from the girls' beautiful faces while they sing! (Yes, that is the theory behind the madness.....)  Go Team!

 

A sincere thanks to the volunteers who helped and the patience of the parents. It was a fun time to see the girls sparkle as they try on their dresses and to visit with you!

Prime Voci Accepted to the 2014 
a prestigious choral festival and competition held in Powell River, British Columbia. Every other year in the first week of July, thirty choirs are selected from around the world to participate in the competition. Seattle Girls' Choir has a history with Kathaumixw going back to 1986, when the Intermediate, Advanced, and Chamber Choir's took home first place trophies in the Youth and Chamber Choir categories, and second place in the Contemporary Choral Music category. In 2000 (right before Mr. Gagiu joined the SGC faculty!) Cantamus took second place in the Children's Choir category. This year's Prime Voci is eager to share their singing with this international community, and who knows? Perhaps we'll bring home a trophy of our own!
Cantamus Team Building Retreat - 11-2-2013
I loved the retreat!!! I think it was super fun and I think we became closer as a group...If we did it again, the only thing I would change would be for it to be a sleepover. Other than that, I think it was super fun and I hope we can do it again! - Monique 

The extra practice helped a lot and the activities that followed it also made it a fun experience. - Lisi

The retreat was an amazing bonding time. I loved especially when we were jsust hanging out and getting to know each other. Hopefully we can do something like this agian. - Irina
Shop Fri. Nov. 29th - Thurs. Dec. 5th
SGC earns a percentage of Bookfair sales 

Use Bookfair code #11245057 for all your holiday shopping at Barnes & Noble and SGC will earn up to 15% of all sales. From Friday Nov. 29th through Thursday Dec. 5th you and everyone you know can use this code in ALL B&N stores nationwide!  And for ALL online sales!

 

Yep!  That includes your Black Friday purchases and Cyber Monday purchases referencing Bookfair code #11245057.

 

All proceeds from this Bookfair will go toward costs associated with sending our faculty with Prime Voci to the International Choral Kathaumixw in British Columbia this summer. This will help keep the costs down for the choir parents. So your purchases during the SGC Bookfair are very much appreciated!

 

How does it work?

  • Online:  following the credit card section of checkout click to check the Bookfair box and then it will ask you to enter code #11245057
  • At any B&N store nationwide tell the clerk at checkout that you are making a Bookfair purchase.  Use code #11245057 and/or reference Seattle Girls' Choir
    • Print this article and take it with you as a reminder.
    • Print this voucher to use at checkout
    • Print this voucher and hand it to all of your Thanksgiving guests to spread the word about our fundraiser!

Come hear Prime Voci perform!

Northgate Barnes & Noble 

Saturday, November 30th at 11 am 

 The girls will also be wrapping gifts as an additional fundraiser that day.

 

Have fun shopping! 

Annual Fund

Our Annual Fund Campaign kicks off this month and extends through June 1st.  A big, hearty thank you to everyone who has already pledged to give generously.  We are so fortunate to have such a generous community of SGC supporters. Our Annual Fund is our fundraising priority, with every penny going to this year's operating costs. For those of you who have not yet pledged or given to this year's campaign, please give what you can; we need 100% Family and Friends participation to meet our goal of $50,000. Your gift directly supports our amazing faculty and staff and keeps us running strong.

 

I want to also take this opportunity to thank you all for all the many different ways you give, and encourage you to continue to support us through:

  • Serving. We depend on your helping hands. If you can offer your expertise in marketing, grant writing, chaperoning, finance, recruiting...or whatever you love to do, either on a sporadic or regular basis, please let me know
  • Sharing. People join organizations because their friends are there. You are our #1 source for new choristers, which are the heart of SGC. Our next auditions are on January 25th. Share with your friends the treasure we have here, and invite your friends to join! 

We are grateful for your support in each of these ways. We are who we are because of our great community.

 

With deep gratitude for your generosity,

Barbara Jamison Logan

Board President

board@seattlegirlschoir.org

Let the Concerts Begin!
SGC to perform 9 Concerts for the Holidays 
Come hear us sing!
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11/30 11am Prime Voci at Northgate Barnes & Noble (see above)

 

12/2 Prime Voci records at King-FM 98.1 (listen on 12/8 at 8pm)

 

12/3 Prime Voci performs at a private fundraiser for Seattle Symphony Orchestra

 

12/6 7:30pm Cantamus & Prime Voci - Carmina Angelorum concert in Magnolia (buy tickets)

 

12/7 12:30pm Dolcine, Vivissimi & Allegra perform at Seattle Center's Winterfest (free)

 

12/8 2pm Cantamus performs at Mount St. Vincent senior care facility and St. Joseph Residence in West Seattle

 

12/8 8pm Prime Voci airs on King FM 98.1 NW Focus

 

12/14 1:30pm Annual Holiday Concert at Town Hall Seattle Buy your tickets now through the Town Hall link.

 

12/15 7:30pm Cantamus & Prime Voci - Carmina Angelorum concert in West Seattle (buy tickets)

 

12/23 Prime Voci performs for Argosy Christmas Ship's parade finale

Listen & watch this sold out cruise from the shore: 

8:45-9:05 Portage Bay (W. Montlake Park)
9:45-10:05 Gas Works Park Grand Finale