SANS Notes 03-04-16

*Concert at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Sunday, March 13, in Roxbury:* 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. Parking is available in two lots beside and behind the church.

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. 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. (There is no dress rehearsal.)

The Women’s Auxiliary at St. John invites us to share supper with them after the concert. SANS provides some of the desserts for the supper. Dessert contributions from SANS singers are welcome.

Concert dress is black long-sleeved shirt, black pants or skirt (below-knee length), black shoes, and stockings. We will wear scarves; they will be distributed at St. John. No perfumes or scents, please. And, please don’t wear large earrings. Use black binders if you need them.

SANS Party/Cabaret, Saturday, March 19, in Arlington: The SANS annual auction/party fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 19 from 7-11 p.m. at the Sons of Italy Hall in Arlington. Tickets will be sold before and after the next two rehearsals for $35 apiece. Tickets can also be purchased on our website here

Entertainment will include Jonathan Singleton and SANS soloists, a Colombian dance demonstration, and dancing with a DJ! Family and friends are welcome!

Rhythm Review: Kilian will review the tricky rhythms in several of our pieces next Monday at 6:55 p.m. in the rehearsal hall.

Spanish class: Veronica Chapman will teach the Spanish Class on Monday, March 7. She plans to work on conversation and go over pronunciation of the Spanish songs. Class will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the rehearsal hall.

Rosie's Place: We will sing at Rosie's Place on Saturday, March 26, 3:45 - 4:15. Kilian will direct us. More details to come.

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.

Chapel lights: If you use the chapel, please turn off the lights when finished.

2016 SANS Spring rehearsal, concert, and event schedule: Mondays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 – rehearsals Sunday, March 13 – concert at St. John in Roxbury at 3 p.m.; call time is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19 – Party/Cabaret, Colombian dancing, dancing with a DJ, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, March 26 – sing at Rosie's Place, 3:45 p.m.- 4:15 p.m. Saturday, April 2 – all-day rehearsal for Colombia travelers, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays, April 4, 11 – rehearsals. No rehearsals on April 18 and April 25 Friday, April 15 - Monday, April 25 – trip to Colombia Mondays May 2, 9 – rehearsals Thursday, May 12 – dress rehearsal at Payson Park Saturday, May 14 – Saturday concert Sunday, May 15 – Walk for Music Monday, May 16 – end-of-year potluck at Payson Park

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