SANS Notes 02-26-16

Concert at St. John Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, March 13:

This annual concert is held by the St. John Women’s Auxiliary to celebrate Women’s History Day; it is held each year on the second Sunday in March. SANS has a long history with this community, and it will be a wonderful afternoon with friends from St. John. The concert begins at 3 p.m., call time is 2 p.m. St. John is located at 230 Warren Street in Roxbury. The concert is free and visitors are welcome.

Traditionally, we have shared this concert with the Boston Community Choir. This year, BCC, led by Dennis Slaughter, is not available; so we will sing with Joyful Voices of Inspiration led by Donnell Patterson. JVOI will sing, SANS will sing, and we will sing together. We expect chorus members to participate in this concert.

The Women’s Auxiliary at St. John invite us to share supper with them after the concert. SANS contributes desserts to the supper, so we will appreciate contributions from SANS singers.

*SANS Party, Saturday, March 19: *

The SANS annual auction/party fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 19 from 7-11 pm at the Sons of Italy Hall in Arlington. Tickets will be sold before and after the next three rehearsals for $35 apiece. Entertainment will include Jonathan Singleton and SANS soloists, a Colombian dance demonstration, and dancing! More details to follow.

Spanish class:

Last Monday, no one came to Spanish class. If you are interested in having a class on Monday, February 29, please email Lissa Gilbert at If no one responds, there will be no class.

Missing music?

Contact our librarian, Lissa Gilbert, ( if you are missing music. She will leave it for you on the table by the door at the start of the next rehearsal.

Colombia Travelers:

Travel Clinic: Individual travelers are responsible for determining what may be recommended for travel to Colombia.

We will visit Bogota (4-15 to 4-19); Villa de Leyva (4-19 to 4-21), and Cartagena (4-21 to 4-25). Your travel clinic should be able to track this route and tell you what you need to do in terms of inoculations and/or precautions. *Note: You can call your doctor to find out where the nearest travel clinic is to you.*

You will receive an updated trip itinerary at the April 2 all-day travelers’ rehearsa l.

*Travel Insurance: Insurance coverage is optional and completely up to you. The cost of the premium is based on your age and the total cost of the trip, including airfare. Some travelers purchase the insurance to cover medical evacuation. SANS does not recommend particular insurance companies.2016 SANS Spring rehearsal and concert schedule:*

Monday, February 29

Mondays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 Sunday, March 13 – concert at St. John's at 3 p.m.; call time is 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 19 – Party/Gala, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, April 2 – all-day rehearsal for Colombia travelers

Mondays, April 4, 11. No rehearsals on April 18 and April 25

Friday, April 15 - Monday, April 25 – trip to Colombia

Mondays May 2, 9 Thursday, May 12 – dress rehearsal Saturday, May 14 – Saturday concert

Sunday, May 15 – Walk for Music

Monday, May 16 – end-of-year potluck


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