SANS Notes 10.28.16

SANS Notes 10.28.16

*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!*

*Please note: Singing with Tom and Marion! See below for time change on Sunday (3:30 pm).*

Chorus Photo

Thanks to John Barstow for taking chorus photos last week. And, thanks to all of you for wearing concert dress and for standing still so long. It takes a chorus to take a photo! And, a photographer, a costume czar, scarf suppliers, a music director, and assistant director to make it happen. Thanks to all!

From SANS Music Librarians

Music for Khumbaya is available at rehearsal at a table near the door. Stop and pick up a copy as you enter rehearsal.

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.*


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.

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.

SANS November Community Calendar

Events to post in the November SANS Community Calendar should be sent to Eric Solomon at today, October 28. The subject line should read 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!

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 3:30 p.m. (note time change).*

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 collaborate with 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, 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.

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

Friday, October 28 (Today) – SANS Community Calendar Deadline.

Sunday, October 30, 3:30 p.m. (Note time change). *Sing with Tom and Marion.* Youville Place, Lexington

Monday, October 31 – rehearsal

*Sunday, November 6, 4 p.m. Zorada Temmingh. *Old West Church, 131 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.

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.*