Madrigal Dinner!

Greetings Choir Parents and Guardians!

We are almost to Madrigal Dinner week, which is one of the busiest weeks of the year. I just wanted to send a quick reminder about rehearsals and performance dates, as well as a reminder about where to buy tickets.

Tickets

Be sure to buy your tickets soon (just click the link at the top that says Madrigal Dinner Tickets). Since we order dinner for the performances, I have to close ticket sales 48 hours in advance of the performances, so you will not be able to buy tickets at the door.

Paying with Credit Card: Just go through the normal steps in the online portal to reserve your seats.

Paying with Cash/Check: If you would like to pay at the door with cash or a check, you will need to email me a few things so I can manually enter your reservation.

  • Which evening you would like to attend

  • Which seats you would like (Table # and seat # for each seat)

  • First and Last Name of parent/guardian

  • Parent/Guardian Email

  • Parent/Guardian Phone Number

  • Street Address with City, State, and Zip

  • Dinner Selection: Vegetarian, Vegan, or Regular

  • Which student you would like to support with your purchase

Rehearsals

Not all rehearsals require all students, so double check which rehearsals your student has to be at. St. John’s is at 12420 Hewitt Ln, Austin TX 78748

  • Friday, 12/8/2017 - All speaking roles at Akins High School 7:45-8:45 AM (Rescheduled due to cancelled rehearsal last week when I was out of school very ill)

  • Friday, 12/8/2017 - 6th Period Choir at Akins High School clinic with Dr. Detweiler, 4:30-8:00 PM. Potluck dinner.

  • Friday, 12/9/2017 - 6th Period Choir at Akins High School clinic with Dr. Detweiler, 9:30-5:30 PM. Bring a lunch.

  • Monday, 12/11/2017 - All speaking roles and 6th Period Choir Rehearsal at St. John’s Presbyterian 5:30-9:00 PM (Bus provided)

  • Wednesday, 12/13/2017 - ALL CHOIR STUDENTS at St. John’s Presbyterian 5:30-9:00 PM (Bus provided)

  • Performance Day! Friday, 12/15/2017 - ALL CHOIR STUDENTS at St. John’s Presbyterian 5:30-9:30 PM (Parent transportation required)

  • Performance Day! Saturday, 12/16/2017 - ALL CHOIR STUDENTS at St. John’s Presbyterian 5:30-10:00 PM (Parent transportation required)

Eligibility

Because this is a ticketed event, per UIL rules, students have to be eligible to participate. This means that they have to be passing all their classes with at least a 70 for regular classes and at least a 60 for Pre-AP/AP/Honors/OnRamps, etc. I’ve already spoken with those students that are not eligible, but if you aren’t sure if your student is, just send me a quick message and I can let you know. If your student is indeed not eligible, they need to complete the make up assignment (described below) in order to earn their grade for the semester.

  • 1 page per piece sung for the concert

  • 12 point font, Times New Roman, Single Spaced, 1” Margins

  • Describe the history of the piece, interesting facts you’ve found, your opinion about the piece, what you think about the text or the lyrics, etc.

  • If students need help on this at all, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I am always happy to help them.

  • DUE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15TH, 2017 AT 11:59 PM. Please email the papers to me at catherine.ballard@austinisd.org.