Taos Community Chorus’s spring season, a continuation of our 40th anniversary celebration, begins Monday, February 4th.  In order for us to have enough time at our 1st rehearsal on the 4th to get everyone signed up, conduct a little chorus business and actually do some singing, please arrive at First Presbyterian Church of Taos by 6:00 pm.  Also, please note that all spring season singers need to sign up, even if you’ve been with the chorus in the past.  That allows us to make sure our records are accurate generally and our list of spring season participants and their voice parts is complete.  Note that all rehearsals after the first one will continue to take place at First Presbyterian but will be from 6:30 – 9:00pm.
Other information about the 1st rehearsal:
  • Music pick-up:  You’ll receive music for the spring season when you sign up on the 4th.  There will be no early music pick-up.
  • Section leaders:  Mary Miller (soprano), Kate Harris (alto), Mike Hatlee (tenor) and Dave Schultz (bass) will continue as our section leaders.  Please seek them out and get to know them.  They’re great people who are very willing and able to help you navigate through the season’s music and follow up on any questions or concerns you may have from time to time.
  • Return of folders & holiday music:  For those of you who borrowed folders and/or music for singing during the year-end holidays, please bring the folders and music with you to the 1st rehearsal so they can be returned to TCC and/or Mark Jackson, as appropriate.
  • Name badges:  If you just happen to have one or more TCC name badges at home, please wear one and bring the others to the 1st rehearsal.  We’ll put the extra ones to good use.
  • Recruiting:  We’d appreciate your help in getting the word out about our upcoming spring season.  We think the “personal touch” from chorus members can go a long way towards bringing new singers in and previous singers back.  I’ve attached a copy of the invitation to sing ad/poster for the spring season.  Please forward it via email to people you know who might be interested in singing with the chorus and encourage them to join us!  Remember—no auditions are required, just a joy of singing and a desire to share great music with others.  Also, if you know of a couple really good, effective places to advertise our spring season, please print copies of the attached ad/poster and just go ahead and put them up—soon!

Concerts (locations TBD; all concerts expected to be at 3 p.m.):

Saturday, May 11
Sunday, May 12
Saturday, May 18
Sunday, May 19

We could use your help in the following ways:

Providing refreshments at rehearsal breaks and helping clean up afterwards

Being a member of the stage crew for rehearsals and concerts

Finding a local photographer to work with us at a few rehearsals and the last concert

Helping Randy keep our Facebook page current, interesting and informative 

Helping plan and make arrangements for our 40th anniversary potluck and party

Identifying and recruiting potential chorus members

Identifying potential donors and sponsors for the chorus

Signing up with Smiths Rewards and AmazonSmile (links on TCC website)