SANS NOTES 10.21.16

SANS Notes SANS Notes 10.21.16

*Please take time to read these SANS Notes. We send them to inform you of upcoming rehearsals or events. Informed members mean less time for announcements, and more time for singing!*

New Member Orientation October 24

For New members and Others Who Are Interested

Please join us for the New Members’ Orientation on Monday, October 24 from *6:15–7:10 p.m.* Jonathan will talk about his goals for the chorus this year. We will share information about Sharing A New Song and answer your questions. Light snacks will be provided. Come meet other new members, Jonathan and the music staff, and members of the SANS Board.

Chorus Photo, October 24

John Barstow will take chorus photos on Monday, October 24. Alan Rias asks that we wear all-black to rehearsal. If you want to bring something to change into after the photos are taken, do that. SANS will provide Turkish scarves, purchased in Istanbul in 2014. Scarves will be distributed at rehearsal from Genie Ware (alto) and Sandy Sherwood (soprano). Please return them after rehearsal. See Concert Dress below.

Concert Dress

Plain black (no sequins or other colors, no gray or charcoal gray), long-sleeved shirt, black pants or skirt (below-knee length), black closed-toed shoes and stockings/socks. No short-sleeved shirts or plunging necklines, please. Also, *please do not wear large earrings, or perfumes or scents; some singers are allergic to scents.*

*The sleeve length is for the photograph only. For concerts, three-quarter or full-length sleeved shirts are allowed.*

From Jonathan

Here’s a link to my Dropbox file containing the MP3s for the fall repertoire:


Following is a list of songs that have solo parts:


I’m Gonna Sing

Khumbaya: duet (male voice, female voice)

Road Home: soprano solo

Wanting Memories: small group

Put a Little Love in Your heart: duet

In the meantime, please take time to review your music, and listen to your rehearsal recordings.

From Eric Solomon

Using the following tool, I was able to convert Jonathon’s YouTube playlist to MP3s and load the MP3s on my iPhone for easy listening in the car.

From SANS Music Librarians

Music for Khumbaya will be available at Monday’s rehearsal at a table near the door. Stop and pick up a copy as you enter rehearsal.

If you are missing music, please raise your hand during rehearsal. *Lissa Gilbert*

Send Lissa an email at, if you find you are still missing music. Lissa will make a packet for you and put it on the table with your name on it.

Black three-ring notebooks are available from the SANS Music Librarians.

If you would like to punch music that isn’t already punched to put in notebooks, there are paper punches on the side table.

Nametags will be available on the side table. Please wear them, so we can all learn names of fellow singers.

Rehearsal begins with warm-ups. *If you arrive after 7:15 p.m., please wait in the back of the hall until a break in the warm-up or rehearsal before taking your seat.*

3 weeks to $3000!

We have officially launched our “3 weeks to $3000” fundraiser to support the SANS Mission and SANS scholarships. We have until Monday, November 7 to make this a reality.

Paper Catalogs from Equal Exchange and Yankee Candle are available at rehearsal from Louise Grasmere or Linda Shoemaker.

We hope you will participate in this important SANS Fundraiser.

Sing with Tom and Marion!

An opportunity to sing with Marion Harris and* Tom Howard* at their residence, Youville Place, 10 Pelham Road *in Lexington on Sunday afternoon, October 30 at 4 p.m.*

Marion and Tom are longtime Sharing A New Song members, who have traveled often with SANS. They recently moved to Youville Place in Lexington and are doing well. When they moved there a year ago, Marion tried to start a chorus. Marion and Tom are hoping that SANS members will join them in singing on Sunday afternoon, October 30 at 4 p.m. Marion hopes Youville residents will also sing. All are welcome to join Marion and Tom in song.

South African Organist Zorada Temmingh in Boston

*On Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m., *renowned South African organist *Zorada Temmingh* will offer her extraordinary skills in an organ concert at Boston’s *Old West Church, 131 Cambridge Street *(near Mass General Hospital).

Please join us for this wonderful opportunity to support our South African friends, and to experience the work of an extraordinary organist from Stellenbosch, South Africa. Music Director *Sherlock Fortuin, *a longtime friend of Sharing A New Song (SANS), himself an organist, and director of the Berg River Choir from Piketberg, where SANS will travel in August, has sponsored Zorada Temmingh’s tour in the United States. Temmingh will also visit Chicago, and the Voices in Harmony Choir in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

*Suggested donation at the door is $15. *Concert proceeds will benefit scholarships to support a diverse group of SANS singers in South Africa in August of 2017.

SANS November Community Calendar

Events to post in the November SANS Community Calendar should be sent to Eric Solomon at by Friday, October 28, with the subject line NOVEM*BER ITEM. *Please submit brief items (3–5 lines) ready for publication, including the name and address of the venue; date and time of the event; cost; and a contact number, email address, or website. Thanks!

Ask Kilian!

Assistant SANS Music Director* Kilian Mooney* will arrive at rehearsal at 7 p.m. for those who come for extra help in anything music-related — a difficult part of the music, vocal part assessments, general musicianship training. Kilian is interested in helping people feel more confident about singing, so they can enjoy it even more.

Section Leaders

Following are SANS section leaders for 2016–2017. If you have questions about music, please ask your section leader, either before, during, or after rehearsal, or by email at the following addresses:

Sue Moscardelli – alto: **

Tony Poole – bass:

Carolyn Saxon – soprano:

Kilian Mooney – tenor: **

Section leaders will either answer your questions or ask Jonathan to assist with the answer.

Cell Phones

Please turn volume off on cell phones before rehearsal begins.

Planning to be absent on Monday?

Please email us at Thank you!

If the Weather Outside Is Frightful…!

Please check email on Monday for a message regarding any change in rehearsal plans. If there is no message, rehearsal is on as planned.

SANS 20162017 Rehearsal and Concert Schedule

Monday, October 24, 6:15 p.m. New-member orientation

Monday, October 24 – rehearsal. Chorus photos tonight. Please wear concert dress.

Friday, October 28 – SANS Community Calendar Deadline

Sunday, October 30, 4 p.m. Sing with Tom and Marion. Youville Place, Lexington

Monday, October 31 – rehearsal

*Sunday, November 6, 4 p.m. Zorada Temmingh. *Old West Church, Cambridge St., Boston.

Mondays, November 7, 14, 21, 28 – rehearsals

Monday, December 5 – rehearsal

Tuesday, December 6 – dress rehearsal

*Saturday, December 10 – concert: 7:30 p.m.; call time: 5:30 p.m. Arlington First Parish.*

December 12 – potluck at Payson Park, 7 p.m.

January 9 - Rehearsals resume.

Mondays, January 9, 23, 30 – rehearsals. No rehearsal January 16

Mondays, February 6, 13, 27 – No rehearsal February 20

Monday, March 6 – rehearsal

Sunday, March 12 – St John concert: 3 p.m.; chorus call time: 2 p.m.

Monday, March 13 – rehearsal

Sunday, March 19 – sing at Italian Home for Children, Jamaica Plain

Mondays, March 20, 27 – rehearsals

Monday, April 3 – rehearsal

Saturday, April 8 – Sing at Rosie’s Place? Tentative date

Monday, April 10 – rehearsal. *Those absent in honor of Passover will not be marked as such.*

Monday, April 24 – rehearsal. No rehearsal April 17

Sunday, April 30 – Walk for Music

Mondays, May 1, 8 – rehearsals

Thursday, May 11 – dress rehearsal

Saturday, May 13 – concert: 7:30 p.m.; chorus call time: 5:30 p.m.

Monday, May 15 – potluck at Payson Park, 7 p.m.

This weekend

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra Benefit, featuring the Boston Cello Quartet

Friday, October 21, 8 p.m., First Baptist Church. Newton Centre

The Boston Cello Quartet will be joined by Pro Arte cellists and friends for a rarely heard 8-cello plus soprano work. Come hear the Latin Project selections, with arrangements of works by Granados, Piazzola, Albeniz, and more! Tickets are $30, $60 and $100 and can be purchased at . Submitted by Genie Ware

Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m. The Burren, Somerville, MA

Octavia & Hankus Netsky play Gospel, Jazz, and Blues

Octavia has performed in the Boston area to the delight of many, and has also been blessed to travel to South Africa, Brazil, and Nicaragua with SANS. Her recordings are available on CDbaby. Hankus Netsky is chair of Contemporary Improvisation at New England Conservatory, and founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Submitted by Octavia

Sharing A New Song Mission: *Sharing A New Song celebrates the human spirit through choral music. Reaching across social and political boundaries to other countries and within the United States, Sharing A New Song promotes intercultural understanding and lasting relationships.*