Update – Alexandre Bélair Holiday Concert

Update – Alexandre Bélair Holiday Concert

TRANSPORTATION & ARRIVAL:
Choristers should arrive at Église Saint Athanase between 4:30 and 4:45 PM LATEST. Unless you are staying to chaperone, you may drop your child off and return for the concert later. If you are unable to drop off and/or retrieve your chorister from the venue, PLEASE CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR A CARPOOL at 514-805-4740 (text or call) or at info@southshorechildrenschorus.ca. If you can provide a ride for another chorister or two, please let me know.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Choristers should arrive wearing their red polo and pants, and bring their full dress uniform in a garment bag, including long-sleeved white shirt, navy skirt or pants (boys) navy tights for the girls and black shoes.
TICKETS:
Alexandre will bring the tickets to the rehearsal next week, November 25th. Please bring your payment to me (Loraine) and I will give you your tickets. All ticket money will then be given to Alexandre in one envelope.
FOOD AND DRINK:
Choristers will be provided with pizza, raw veggies, and juice for supper. We are the ONLY performers being provided with supper, and per Alexandre Bélair, this is not to be mentioned to anyone else! There are water fountains, so please send a reusable bottle with your chorister. Please also send other snacks or treats suitable for your child.
SCHEDULE:
**Arrive at 4:30/4:45 – PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE!
**Dress rehearsal begins at 5 sharp.
**Supper break after dress rehearsal.
**Doors open at 7 PM.
**Concert begins at 8 PM.
**The choir will sing the opening song in the first half, and two other selections with Alexandre Belair. Choristers will wait backstage and/or in our assigned room (with chaperones) when not on stage for the first half which will be about 1 hour.
**Intermission around 9 PM for 15 min.
**2nd Half begins around 9:15 PM. Our choristers will sing again near the end of the 2nd half and for the encore, so will be allowed to watch from the upstairs pews until they need to go on stage (with chaperones).
**Concert will end around 10:15 PM.
FINAL NOTES:
Alexandre is very impressed with our singers and is excited to be performing with them. This is a professional and spectacular event, and he assures me the kids will have a fantastic time and that it will be a tremendous experience for them. As much as possible, please make sure your chorister is well rested and ready for the big night, as it is a long one too. Please note the choristers will be under adult supervision at all times, with Mrs. Christiani, Julie Desmarais (from Alexandre’s team) who has been assigned to our group for the entire evening, plus two other parent volunteers. The parent volunteers DO NOT need to pay for their ticket. Please do not hesitate to ask if I’ve missed anything.