Friday, February 9, 2018
Voices Newsletter
Great Expectations: Songs of Hope
Remember - We Are Singing at UU This Sunday - Details Below

In This Issue...
  1. Lorrene's Blog
  2. Rehearsal Schedule
  3. The Voices Problem
  4. We Found Voices in the Bar Again 
  5. Website Music Files - updates
  6. Dates to Remember
  7. Smelly Stuff
  8. Voice Exercises and Warmups
1.  Lorrene's Blog...
Let's hear it for Punxsutawney Phil!  For once he was right on the mark!  
Great rehearsal last Monday!  It was also great to see our Championship Cuppers hard at work during break.  VOICES is just such a great group of people!  
I'm looking forward to singing at the U.U. this Sunday.  Thanks to all of you that are planning to sing.  
Stay warm; stay safe and make a snow angel or two.
2.  Rehearsal Schedule...
February 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 18, 26
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May 4 - tentative dress rehearsal
May 5 - concert at 7:00 PM
Remember to bring a pencil to rehearsal
4.  Voices...A Drinking Chorus With A Singing Problem...

4.  Website Music Files...
Check the Voices pages on the website frequently.  We keep adding more files created by Ross and Mike for you to use in learning and perfecting the music.
5.  Dates To Remember...

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 10:30 AM - Voices sings at Ithaca Unitarian Church, call time is 9:30 AM.  Service starts at 10:30 AM and lasts for one hour.  Wear black on black, scarves will be provided.  Music is Baba Yetu, Yal Asmar Ellon, Sing For Peace.


Thursday, February 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Soprano sectional at Melody Johnson's house.  

Directions to Melody's house - 112 Mt Pleasant Road
  • From Ithaca, take Route 366 past Cornell Orchards
  • in Varna, past the auto repair station, turn Right on Mt Pleasant Road
  • At the stop sign (Turkey Hill intersection), continue straight - be careful - fast moving traffic from the left can be hard to be hard to see
  • Second mailbox on left is your destination
Call 272-8755 if you get lost.


Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3:00 PM - Ithaca Gay Mens Chorus Concert "Broadway" at First Baptist Church

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 10:30 AM - Voices sings at Ithaca Unitarian Church, call time to be announced
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 10:00 M - Voices sings at First Baptist Church, call time to be announced

6.  About Perfumes, Scents, Essential Oils and Garlic Around Your Neck...
Please remember to avoid wearing perfumes, colognes, essential oils and other scents to rehearsals as they create respiratory discomfort for some of our singers.

7.  Voice Exercises and Warmups...
Looking for a way to exercise your voice between rehearsals? Cyberbass is free website that has sizeable list of vocal warmups that play on your computer, smartphone or tablet. You can also purchase CD's with various exercises and warmups if you choose.  Go to
Questions, Comments and Newsletter Items...
The Voices Newsletter will be published each Thursday during the Fall semester.  Have a question about Voices, comments or suggestions for the newsletter, or do you have an item for the newsletter (items should be related to the chorus or the local music community)?  Contact Ed Olmstead at  
Ithaca Community Choruses, Inc.