SSSG Notes November 14,  2019

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Hello all,

Please note that this Saturday, November 23 is a Large Group rehearsal at St. George's Church (99 Woolwich St-please use the back entrance).  This rehearsal involves all of the SSSG students.  
This will be your last SSSG group class day of 2019.
*The Black & White Shoppe will be set up at the Large Groups so feel free to browse through, add too....(reds/re-use concert clothing!!)


Online Auction
Awesome news! Our Online Auction closed at 9 pm last Sunday and surpassed its goal by raising $8779. Bravo to the Auction Committee, Christie Zimmer, Paul Rak and Sharon Findlay and its 17 fundraising liaison volunteers for their amazing work! Thank you to all the awesome business owners and organizations who donated towards our auction and support us year after year. All the money will go towards the bursary fund and support families in need of financial assistance to attend our school. A full list will be up on our website in the coming days.
SSSG at the Movies
Our faculty concert, SSSG at the Movies, was a resounding success last Sunday. We had a record attendance-not sure if that was because of the free popcorn-and everyone really enjoyed the performance. Thank you to all of you who came out to support your teachers! We heard music from the movies Coco, Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Schindler's List, Twilight, The Amazing Showman and more! Thank you to faculty members, Paule Barsalou, Andrea Cook, Jeremy Cook, Carmen Evans, Ken Gee,Elayne Ras and Joy Schuster for their beautiful performances. Thank you also to our wonderful emcee Caroline MacDonald and all the students who introduced pieces and movies throughout the concert. Finally, thank you to the volunteers who helped at the door and with staging. We raised $721.75 for the bursary fund!!!!


Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant
SSSG Snowflake Concert snow

I Tickets to the SSSG Snowflake concert will be available for pick up/sale on November 15  through  the River Run Centre box office. 
Now you can simple go on line or call the RR & your tickets will be e mailed to you!!

Adults $15, Students $10
* Each SSSG family will receive x 2 complimentary tickets to the concert. These are listed under your last names at the River Run box office. 
(Exception: Beginner families will receive x 1 comp ticket only as the other comp ticket will be needed for one parent to sit with their beginner in the audience)
Comp tickets MUST be picked up or ordered by  November 30

II Large Group rehearsals
Sat. Nov. 23- St George's Church (99 Woolwich Street-back entrance please)
8:15 a.m. all arrive
9:15 a.m. Book 1 & 2 students leave
9:45 Everyone leave except Nelsova, Matz, Perlman, Primrose and Concorde.
10:15 a.m. Everyone leave except for Concorde
10:45 a.m. Concorde leaves

III Dec. 1 rehearsal at the River Run
8:45 a.m. Ehnes & Perlman arrive
9:10 a.m. all other Violinists & Violists (book 3+) arrive 
9:30  a.m.  All Cellists  & remaining Violists arrive
9:45 a.m. All  Beginners (of all instruments) arrive
10:25 a.m. All Violinists go home
10:55 a.m. All Violists go home
11:10 a.m. All Cellists except for Nelsova go home
11:25 a.m. All remaining go home.
1:20 p.m. Matz arrives
1:35 p.m. Concorde arrives
2:15 p.m. All arrive
2:30 p.m. Beginners (of all instruments) arrive

IV Concert Attire
In order to achieve a professional, uniform look and keep the focus on your beautiful performance rather than your outfit, we ask that you strictly adhere to the instructions below. Hair should be pulled back, off your face.  
Ehnes, Perlman, Primrose, Nelsova  and Matz groups : 
Boys: all black, black shoes, black socks, black belt.
Perlman, Primrose  and Nelsova:  red  tie.
Girls: all solid black dress or jump suit or boys attire. No leggings or tight skirt. Three quarter sleeves or shrug, no exposed arms. Opaque black tights. Black shoes (flats or low heels)
All other students:
Boys:  White shirt tucked in, black pants, black socks, black shoes.
Girls: White top, black skirt or pants, no leggings. Black socks or tights, black shoes (flats or low heels).
No colourful attire, please.

IV  Snowflake Concert refreshments
We look forward to celebrating your child's music at our post-performance reception.  Please bring a nut-free plate to share.  * Please know the RR ow requires all food to be purchased & not home made.

Last names starting with:
Last names starting with:
A-E Baked goods
F-J Veggie Plates
K-O Fruit Plates
P-T Crackers & cheese or savoury plate
U-Z chips/pretzels etc

Thanks in advance for your generosity.
Featured new Song for Snowflake Concert chan
A new song for our Snowflake concert (December 1) this year is Chanukah Oh Chanukah. All violin, viola and cello students who can play in G major can learn this song. If you're not sure if you can learn this song, ask your teacher.  Here is a link to recordings to help you learning this by ear: 
You can hear the words to this song in English and Yiddish here:

GYMC String Orchestra Winter Concertorch
GYMC String Orchestra Winter Concert on Nov. 29 at 7 pm

Head over to the GYMC Recital Hall to hear the GYMC Junior & Intermediate String Orchestras with new conductor Joy Schuster!
The Junior Orchestra will perform music by Humperdink, Holfeldt, and Coldplay. The Intermediate Orchestra performs music by Jenkins, Corelli, Bach.

Admission free but donations gratefully accepted to help fund the orchestra program.
Playing with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra: Calling all book 2 students!book

The Guelph Symphony Orchestra is inviting all SSSG book 2 students to perform with the orchestra. All instruments are invited.

WHEN : Sunday, December 8 at 3 pm
WHERE : River Run Centre Main Stage
REHEARSALS : Saturday, Dec. 7 - 1:30 pm River Run Centre Cooperators Hall. Please arrive at 1:00 pm.
Sunday, Dec. 8 - 2:20 pm River Run Centre Main Stage. Please arrive at 2 pm
REPERTOIRE : Chanukah Oh Chanukah, O Come Little Children in D major and Jingle Bells in D major
We will need chaperones for this event. I you would like to be chaperone, please let Paule Barsalou know:
If your child is interested in joining this project please sign-up here: 
Guelph Musicfest fest
Guelph Musicfest continues with a pair of Fall (winter) concerts beginning with Vancouver violinist David Gillham in Recital with pianist Ken Gee on Saturday November 23  at 7:30 pm in the GYMC Recital Hall.
This is a programme with incredibly beautiful and virtuoso music for violin and piano by Vitali, Prokofiev, Debussy, Smetana and Wieniawski.
On Sunday December 15 at 2:30 pm, the FESTIVAL TRIO reunites for an encore performance of the Debussy Cello Sonata, Ravel's Violin Sonata no. 2 and the popular Dumky Trio by Dvorak. It's a live recorded concert for the trio's first CD. Violinist Sadie Fields returns from Brussels, and cellist Paul Pulford from New Brunswick, to join Ken Gee and record music from their sold-out Musicfest June! Come to the concert-you'll love the music plus help with the cost of the recording and travel. Ticket holders will get a free digital download of the concert when available!

For more information: 
To buy tickets online:

Upcoming Cambridge Symphony Orchestra concerts  Cam
 CSO: Announces that the Cambridge Youth Orchestra is also performing! Joy Schuster is the Concertmaster and conductor of the CYO! The GYMC Junior and Intermediate Orchestras should attend!!

A note from the GYMC re the new code code
Good Morning Program Leads,
It has come to our attention that various program parents are giving the access code to their young children (under the age of 10); e.g. one parent child's was eager to show her mom how she can enter code and in doing so said the code out loud -  for obvious reasons we do not want this to happen.  As a security measure the access code should be entered by the parents of young children.  Keep in mind that even a 10 (or + 10) year old child who is in entry way entering the access code might have difficulty not letting someone they don't know it.   Parents need to understand and action as appropriate.
Please notify your teachers, members, etc. as you see fit.
Valerie Langlois
Manager/Facilities Coordinator
GYMC / Guelph Youth Music Centre