Monday, November 20, 2017

Music for BUF Christmas Eve Service 2017
The BUF Chalice Choir and Phoenix Ensemble will be finished for 2017 after the Dec 10 service, and will resume on Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018.  Please see the attached performance and repertoire calendar for what they will be singing and when in the new year.

Any and all singers are invited to join the BUF Christmas Eve choir, which will rehearse on Wednesdays, Dec 13 and 20, and perform for the Christmas Eve service at BUF at 7:30pm on Sunday, December 24.  The choir will sing a short, simple and lovely 3-part anthem called "Carol," by Donna Gartmann Schultz. Volunteers for solo and ensemble singing and instrumental numbers are encouraged.

Kevin is coordinating the music for the service, but the choir will be directed by Ruth Ann Hanlin and accompanied by Melanie Rieck. Please contact Kevin to volunteer.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Amaryllis update 11/19/17
We sold 76 Amaryllis pots today, a spectacular day of sales.  A total of 138 pots have been sold over the past three weeks.  As of today, we have 16 pots of solid red Amaryllis and 43 pots of white left to sell before reaching our goal. 
We will be selling again on Sunday, December 3rd after the service in the social hall.  You may contact me if you want to reserve pots and bring funds in to me on the next couple Wednesdays or Sundays.
Thanks to all who have made contributions and thank you for networking  to making our fundraiser a success.
With Appreciation, Lisa Moss

Saturday Sectionals with Ruth Ann
Ruth Ann reports that the sectionals have had great turnout and made great progress, and that there will be no more Saturday sessions now for awhile. Thanks to Ruth Ann!!

Thanksgiving Service this coming Wednesday, Nov 22
            We are not having regular BUF choir rehearsals and there is no community night dinner at BUF this Wednesday, Nov 22.  We are hosting a community wide, inter-faith Thanksgiving service, though, with a come one, come all choir. Choir practice will be from 6pm until 6:40pm and we are singing:
            Thanks Be To Thee
            We’ve Got the Power
            There Is More Love
We are wearing black on bottom and solid colors on top (crayon box)

Britten Ceremony of Carols Rehearsals and Performance
            Weds, Nov 29                         6:45-8pm
            Weds, Dec 6 (with harp)        6:45-9pm  (no separate Phoenix or Womyns Ens that eve)
            Sat, Dec 9                                3-5pm
            Sun, Dec 10                             reh 9:30, perform at service starting 10:30, wear all black

Choir Party Dec 9 from 6-9pm

            The Matthews are inviting all of us (Chalice, Womyns, Phoenix) to their beautiful house at 128 Viewcrest Drive in Fairhaven for a Holiday potluck and BYOB party on Saturday, Dec 9 from 6-9pm. We will have a secret Santa gift exchange (more details on that to come at rehearsal on Nov 29)