News for ICC&CS                       February 9, 2018
Director, Gerald Wolfe
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From the Director
HOMEWORK FOR 2/14:  DOMINE JESU, HOSTIAS, SANCTUS, BENEDICTUS, AGNUS DEI. Please mark your text according to the attached pronunciation guide. This is very important and will avoid wasting rehearsal time. Also attached is a table of contents, which you can write in at the top of the left page across from #1.
Also, see below for links to the website for a link to where you can listen to the pronunciation guide. Mark your text as you go!

From the President

Please note that our rehearsal on February 14 (Ash Wednesday) will be at St. Paul’s but beginning 7:15 p.m., and Gerald will conduct so the Chamber Singers will meet as well. 
Our dish-to-pass welcome reception will be on February 21 at St. Paul’s, 6:30 p.m.
Useful Website Music Links

The ICC&CS Pages on the website have much useful information.  One of the most helpful pages is the Music for the Spring Semester page.  On the page we have YouTube videos of both the Reicha Requiem and the Gounod Messe Chorale.  As of today, we have added audio tracks for the German Latin pronunciation for the Reicha Requiem, created by Director Gerald Ford/Wolfe.

Go to to listen to these files.  If you would like copies of the pronunciation files, bring a USB flash drive to rehearsal and see Ed - he will copy the files to your flash drive.
Spring Workshop
Save the date for the Affiliated Choruses of Ithaca Workshop!
MARCH 10, 10:00AM-12:30PM

Beating Vocal Fatigue: Techniques for Vocal Fitness and Longevity
with Dr. Ivy Walz
First Congregational Church
309 Highland Road, Ithaca
Fee: $20; open to all; benefit for the ACI
More information to come as we get closer!

Spring Rehearsal Schedule
February 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 ON SALE FOR $60 from February 8-18, available from singers and board members, or online at Brown Paper Tickets. (use code iheartcve for purchase online) 
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