Director: Lisa Maxfield
Rehearsal Information:
September 6, 2016 to May 16, 2017
Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7 PM
Sondheim Hall
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC)
325 West Walnut, Milwaukee


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Hello Families! 

Great job to both our east and west singers at their Training Department performances! I hope that you enjoy a well deserved break, whether it involve travel or just some extra time to relax. I look forward to seeing our singers again on Tuesday and Wednesday.  We have several important dates coming up including next weekend’s the Wisconsin Children’s Choir Festival next weekend and tour. Please remember to consult the website calendar for locations and times.

Practice Assignments

Students should be practicing at least three times each week.  Practice singing through the following songs at least twice each session.

Glory Glory Hallelujah- listen to your part through the end, and sing with it

Antiphonal Cantate- listen through your part through the end and sing with it.

Choose at least one of the following songs to review each time you practice: All songs are from FALL Concert.

Words like freedom

Ode to Peace

Dona Nobis Pacem

Colonel Bogey


Calendar of Events
Wisconsin Children's Choral Festival
Saturday, April 29  
Shattuck Music Center, Carroll University
100 N. East Avenue, Waukesha, WI
7:15 AM    Festival Check In at Shattuck Auditorium, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
 Training Choirs, Resident Choirs, Lake Country Children's Choir Arrive
8:00 AM    Sectional rehearsals in Auditorium and Recital Hall
9:30 AM    Snack Break (provided by Festival)
10:00 AM  Assemble Festival Choir on Stage
10:30 AM  Festival Choir Rehearsal with Clinician
12:30 PM  Lunch (provided by Festival)
1:15 PM    Festival Chorus Rehearsal  
2:15 PM    Snack Break (provided by Festival)
3:00 PM    Concert at Shattuck Auditorium, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI 
4:00 PM    Festival Concludes / All Student Pick Up
Uniform: MCC T-Shirt, Nice Blue Jeans, Closed Toed Shoes
Concert Admission: $5; Children 12 and under are free
Tickets are $5 each and are available at Brown Paper Tickets.
Dress Rehearsal
Monday, May 15
St. Sebastians 
5400 W. Washington Blvd. Milwaukee
Call Time: 5:15 pm
End: 6:15 pm
Saturday, May 20th
St. Sebastians 
5400 W. Washington Blvd. Milwaukee
Call Time: 11:45 AM
Concert Starts at 1:00 PM   

Lisa Maxfield, Associate Music Director
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Tour Information: 
  • Galop

  • Glory, Glory Hallelujah!

  • Here is Music For You

  • Rhythm of Life

  • Antiphonal Cantate (pronounced “cahn TAh teh”)

  • Sight Singing Packet

Practice Assignments:

  • Students should be looking and sight singing packet exercises #1-6 and writing the solfege below (the first note is done for them). They should practice singing them in preparation for next week.

  • I have put a recording of “Galop” on the website. Students should be practicing measures 9-61.

  • We began reading the main melody of “Glory, Glory Hallelujah!” from measures 3-18. Students should be practicing it with both the text, as well as count singing, paying close attention to the whole notes, and tied notes as well as their phrasing with no breath’s between the words “since I laid my burden down.”

Bring a Friend Week is Next Week!!!!

Students received a red flyer that next week is “Bring a Friend” week. This is a chance for students to invite friends who also love to sing to experience singing in our rehearsals and audition to join. If you have a classmate who plays an instrument, or a family member who sings in the shower all the time invite them to join us!

“SING” movie outing  for Training Choir and Families on Sunday January 15th at 3:50pm.

Whether you have seen it yet or not, come join your choir friends and families on Sunday afternoon to see “Sing” at the AMC 18 in the Mayfair Mall.  Bring money for your ticket or buy it online from Fandango or  This is not a required event, but is just a fun outing for our students to spend time together and laugh.

Winter Retreat January 28th

Our Winter Retreat is coming up at the end of the month! We will be meeting at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church from 9am-2pm as before.