SANS Notes 01-15-16


Monday, January 18 - NO rehearsal Thursday, January 21 - rehearsal - Please bring your music from the December concert and come at 7 to socialize! Warm-up and rehearsal will start promptly at 7:15.

2016 SANS Spring rehearsal and concert schedule:

January 21 (Thursday), 25. No rehearsal January 18. February 1, 8, 22, 29. No rehearsal February 15. March 7, 14, 21, 28. March 13 (Sunday) – concert at St. John's at 3 p.m.; call time is 2 p.m.

March 19 (Saturday) – Party/Gala April 2 (Saturday) – all-day rehearsal for Colombia travelers.

April 4, 11. No rehearsals on April 18 and April 25. April 15-25 – trip to Colombia. May 2, 9, 12 (Thursday dress rehearsal), 14 (Saturday concert). May 15 (Sunday) – Walk for Music. May 16 – end-of-year potluck.

Note: Please add the March 13 concert at St. John's and the March 19 Party/Gala to your calendars.

Reminder: Whether you travel or not, you may sing in the Spring concert as long as you miss no more than 3 rehearsals.

No Spanish class on Thursday, January 21:

Spanish will resume on Monday , January 25th at 6:15 p.m. in the rehearsal hall.

Request for materials on Colombia:

Do you have a favorite Colombian book, film, artist, musician, or website to share with the SANS travelers? Anne Benaquist is collecting names and titles for a Colombia Cultural Resources List that will be available to all by mid-February. Full titles, authors, and very brief descriptions (1-2 sentences) of works will be helpful. There are plenty of lists available on the internet and in travel books, but what we're looking for here is personal favorites that have been translated into English. Recommendations can be sent to Thanks!

*Trip Payment of $1,000 is due Monday, January 25: *

Please give your check to Joanne Lowry at rehearsal, pay online at under Members, or mail your check (made out to SANS, Inc.) to Mary Kinsell, 11 Sunnyside Ave, Saugus, MA 01906.

2016 Trip and May Concert Repertoire:

On your Repertoire List handed out at Monday's rehearsal, under New Songs, please replace "Colombian Song TBD" with "Bullerengue". Or print the attached revised Repertoire.

Ties That Bind — A beautiful tribute to Martin Luther King:

Monday, January 18 at 5 p.m. First Parish Church on the Battlegreen, 7 Harrington Road in Lexington Center A concert in honor of Martin Luther King. Through music, readings, and interactive participation, this celebration has for over 20 years drawn diverse audiences together in the Boston area to reflect on Dr. King. Featuring current and former SANSers Alan Rias, Marshall Hughes, Marisol Green, and Ellen Polansky; Ron Murphy, Mark H Rooney, and Marta Rymer. Suitable for all ages. *This concert is highly recommended by many current and former SANSers.* Tickets: $15, $10 Students and Seniors; Phone 617 445-7669

Message from Deborah Freeman:

Thank you so much to all of you who have sent messages of love and support to me, Jonathan, and especially my mother. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring and it has meant to so much to us at this difficult time. Here is the donation information, for those who are interested: Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Robert Freeman to the Binter Center for Parkinson's and Movement Disorders at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Checks can be made out to the UVM Medical Center and sent to 363UVM, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT 05401 or online gifts can be made in memory of Robert Freeman at - See more at: Thank you so much, Love, Deborah

Attendance: If you will not be at rehearsal, please write us at