TWMVC Newsletter – December 2014
It’s that time of year again. Holidays are quickly approaching. On behalf of the entire TWMVC choir, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Happy Yule and Yalda, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Bodhi Day, Happy Pancha Ganapati and Happy New Year (I think that covers mostly everyone). The choir had a busy year with many events and concerts but I think for most of us, the holiday season and most especially our Holiday Concert is the “Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”.
How’s that for an introduction to…….
OUR HOLIDAY CONCERT – DEC. 13TH, 2014
Why not give the gift of music this December? The TWMVC’s holiday concert is happening on Saturday December 13th at 7:30pm at the Calvin Presbyterian Church in uptown Toronto. The church is located at 26 Delisle Avenue a very short walk (or sleigh ride) from the St. Clair Subway Station. Our concert lineup includes such holiday favourites as “Do You Hear, Sleigh Ride, O Holy Night, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, a new version of Gwahoddiad and some brand new choir songs Tua Bethlem Drefn (On to Bethlehem), Angels and We Rise Again. Our guest soloist will be Marion Samuel-Stevens.
Tickets are $25 per person 16 years of age or over. Young people under the age of 16 are free (after all the holidays are really for the younger ones ), and in the spirit of Black Friday and Holiday Sales you can Buy 4 Tickets and Get 1 Free anytime before or on the evening of the performance. If you happen to have “19 kids and counting” we respectfully ask you to notify us in advance so we can rope off a section of the church for you.
PAY BY CREDIT CARD USING PAYPAL
We have introduced PAYPAL as a new way to purchase advance tickets for our choir hosted shows. This saves you the $4.25 per ticket fee that ticketweb charges (we only charge $2.50 per ticket order). To purchase your advance tickets online click here.
THE GIFT OF OUR NEWEST CD
For those of you who can’t make it to our concert, our newest CD Ty ar y Mynydd (House on the Mountain) is available online at amazon.ca for both local and international delivery. Click here to be transferred to the amazon.ca site to make your online purchase.
OPEN REHEARSAL NIGHT WED. JAN. 21 (2015)
Want to find something new to do in the New Year? The next choir open rehearsal night is Wed. Jan. 21 at 7:30pm. This is the perfect opportunity to see what a typical rehearsal is all about. It’s a frolicking night of manly frivolity! Well… we sing a lot and hit the Legion afterwards for a beer. Rehearsals take place every Wednesday night at the Dewi Sant Welsh United Church, 33 Melrose Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 1Y6 (Located 7 blocks north and west from Yonge and Lawrence Avenue – entrance at the back of the church). Please note we break during the December holidays for 3 weeks and also during the Summer months. We are not slave drivers!
JOINT CONCERT PLANNED FOR ST. DAVID’S DAY 2015
The Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir and the Burlington Welsh Male Voice Chorus will be teaming up for a joint concert to commemorate St. David’s Day on March 1, 2015. This will take place at All Saints Kingsway Church (Bloor St. W. in Toronto). Mark this rare and glorious event in your calendar now. More information will follow.
20 YEARS OF SONG – CELEBRATING OUR ANNIVERSARY IN 2015/2016
2015/2016 will mark a banner year for the choir as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. The choir continues to be an ambassador of Welsh culture and song to music lovers of the Toronto GTA, the Ontario region and cities our tours reach in Canada, the U.S. and abroad. The choir will be hosting a number of events and celebrations that will involve its friends, families and fans. Stay tuned!
YEAR END CHARITABLE DONATIONS/SPONSORSHIPS
The TWMVC finances its existence by performing at charitable events (for a fee), putting on concerts and through the gracious donations of our sponsors. We are a registered charity #883744385-RR0001. As you are considering your charitable contributions for 2014 year why not think about supporting the choir. For donations of over $100 – $249 you will receive a copy of our newest CD Ty ar y Mynydd (House on the Mountain), a tax receipt and appear on our donor list (unless you wish to remain anonymous). Corporate donations of $250 or more receive a copy of our newest CD Ty Ar Y Mynydd (House on the Mountain), a tax receipt and your company logo or business card will be displayed on our website (welshchoir.ca) and in choir hosted concert programs for the 2015 calendar year.
“Quickie $100 Donations” can be made on our website using paypal. Click here to instantly receive our gratitude (and also make your donation of $100).
HIRING OUR CHOIR FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT
If you belong to an organization who is planning a fundraising event in 2015/2016, why not put the call out to 35 or more handsome men? We would be very willing to grace your stage (or field, or barn, or back yard) and sing for you and your guests. Click here to learn everything you need to plan your very own concert.
SIGNING OUR ONLINE GUESTBOOK
If you have seen one of our concerts and enjoyed our performance, please leave a note in our online guestbook. This helps market our choir and makes our members feel all warm and fuzzy (which is especially important during the cold Canadian Winter months). To sign our guestbook, please click here.
Nadolig Llawen, Happy Holidays
and in the immortal words of Tiny Tim “and God Bless Us, Everyone!”.
(Newsletter Author, Webmaster and Bass)