News for ICC&CS                      January 28, 2018
Director, Gerald Wolfe
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From the President

I’m delighted to welcome you to the start of our spring semester.  Registration begins at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday January 31 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.  Please let me know in advance ( if you need to apply for a partial or full membership dues scholarship.  Note that the licensing agreement for copying our scores requires that they be destroyed after the concert.  You may, however, mark them up for rehearsal and performance use.  The Chamber Singers (auditions February 7) will be performing Gounod’s Messe Chorale.
Dates to remember:
  • Wednesday February 14 (Ash Wednesday) we will rehearse at St. Paul’s but beginning at 7:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday February 21at 6:30 p.m., St. Paul’s basement – dish-to-pass reception for new and returning members.
  • Punctuality – because the church doors are kept locked, please arrive on time for our 7:00 p.m. rehearsals.
  • Attendance – short of blizzard conditions, rehearsals will go on.  Please inform Marilyn Crooker ( if you will be absent.  Remember to sign in when you arrive, and the absence limit is three per semester.
  • Name tags – will be available and I encourage you to wear yours.Snacks – are provided during half-time, and home baked goods are always welcome.  Food and uncovered drinks should be kept out of the seating area.
  • Communication – the newsletter goes out weekly and you can send chorus related items to Janine (  You will also receive a membership contact list when registration is complete.  Please notify Ed Olmstead ( if you’d prefer NOT to be included.
  • Steering Committee – ICC&CS runs on volunteers and I hope you’ll consider joining (see attached flyer).

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday,
Music for Spring Semester
We will be performing Anton Reicha's Requiem with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. 
The music scores for this semester will be in the form of a rental score,  available in either hard copy or PDF format (for use on tablet devices).  The rental cost is $13.00 plus sales tax.  The condition of the rental is that all scores must be returned after the performance.  Any chorus member who wishes to have a permanent printed copy make make arrangements for purchase from A-R Editions.  The cost of a permanent score is $78.00.
ICC & CS January Concert CD
Chorus members may purchase CDs of our January concert for $20. Order forms are available attached to this email or from Joyce Morgenroth in rehearsal. To order, please fill out a form and pay in advance by cash or check made out to Affiliated Choruses of Ithaca. You can give your form and money to Joyce in rehearsal or mail them to her at 474 Snyder Hill Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. The deadline will be January 30, 2018.
Spring Rehearsal Schedule
January 31
February 7, 14 (7:15 start), 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2
Required dress rehearsals:
Wednesday, May 9 
Friday, May 11 
Need to Miss a Rehearsal?
Please notify the attendance officer, Marilyn Crooker, (in advance when possible) of any absence. You can email her at, or call and leave a message for her at 607-387-3223. Members with more than three absences should check with Gerald about eligibility to sing in the concert.

Community Events

Cayuga Vocal Ensemble presents a Gala Cabaret Fundraiser
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 6:00 pm
LakeWatch Inn
1636 E Shore Dr, Ithaca, NY
CVE’s Annual Gala Cabaret event including a glittering seated dinner, an entertaining performance, a silent auction, and loads of cabaret fun! This year’s theme is Bernstein and Beyond, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of America’s beloved composer. Come enjoy favorite numbers from Bernstein’s great shows, as well as other musical surprises.
Tickets for this event are $75, available from singers and board members, or online at Brown Paper Tickets

Newsletter Items?
If you would like to include a brief item in the ICC&CS e-newsletter, send text ready to copy and paste by Thursday at 11:00 PM to Janine Willis ( Notices should be related to the chorus or the local music community. The newsletter will generally go out on Friday evenings.
Affiliated Choruses of Ithaca
P.O. Box 622
Ithaca, NY  14850