Hi everyone, we wanted to make sure you got us on your calendar for March 18, 2018. We are holding our spring concert a little early this year to accommodate time for us to prepare for the Sister Singers Festival in June. This performance will, once again, be a benefit to ourselves. We hope to raise as close to the total funds needed to cover the cost of each choir member’s registration, housing, food, etc.
It’s a 4-day conference with key note speakers/performers Moira Smiley and Yseye Barnwell! There will be workshops on a variety of topics usually ranging from performance technique to the business end of keeping a chorus going. Individual choruses will perform – Bread & Roses will perform on Friday night – and (since there are so many singers participating) all attendees will be divided into TWO mass choirs (we are in Agate Chorus). Each Mass Chorus will be given different music to rehearse ahead of time, then once we’re together in Grand Rapids we’ll need to rehearse with the other women from across the nation assigned to our particular Mass Chorus.
We are so excited and fortunate to be able to participate in this experience again, and with your help, every member that wishes to attend, can. We appreciate everyone who comes out to support us and our messages of tolerance, peace and love of music. It will be Women’s History month, so of course there will be many “women” themed pieces 🙂 We hope you come out and enjoy the show – Sunday, March 18, 3:00pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church. See you then!
Thank you very much to all our previous concert beneficiaries in the community who helped promote our fall concert! Thank you also so much to all who attended! Together with admission, silent auction and bake sale, you helped us raise over $3,600 to help our sisters attend the women’s choral festival in June. This will help toward our costs of registration, transportation, housing, and food. It is going to be an amazing learning, sharing, growing and bonding experience – sure to help us be better singers, and better performers for you in the future 🙂 We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday filled with generosity and gratitude (I know we will!).
On November 19th, we will be opening the doors at Westminster Presbyterian Church, in DeKalb, early – 2:00pm – for a silent auction! Maybe you’ll win a Wine and Chocolate Basket, or a Movie Night out? (Seating begins at 2:30, concert begins at 3:00). There will be additional time to bid during intermission . Also, following the concert, will be a punch reception, with a bake sale to tempt you with tasty treats! Buy a pie or a pumpkin bread, or maybe just a few cookies – it’s up to you! All money raised will go into our Festival Scholarship Fund, to help our members attend the Sister Singers Choral Festival in Grand Rapids this June!
Hello Bread & Roses fans! This November, we are hoping to raise money to pay the fees necessary for our members to attend a special choral festival next summer. It’s a 4-day conference with key note speakers/performers Moira Smiley and Yseye Barnwell, workshops, individual chorus performances, and an all-choir mass performance all of which really gets us feeling refreshed and pumped up, provides networking opportunities with other choirs to share ideas and music, and helps us grow as a chorus – so we can put on better benefit concerts for our local organizations! We hope you can come out to Westminster Presbyterian Church on November 19 at 3:00pm to enjoy an afternoon of music with us!
Bread & Roses is back for our 217 Fall semester. If you’d like to explore becoming a member, please join us for both of the next two Sundays’ open rehearsals. You’ll find us at Westminster Presbyterian Church in DeKalb. We practice from 5:45 – 8pm with warm-ups in the beginning, and a break half way through. You must be able to match pitch, and reading music is preferred. If you’re not sure which part you sing, we can help place you. We are a warm, friendly group anxious to meet you and sing with you! Please send us a note to let us know you will be coming or if you have questions: email@example.com.
Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed our “Songs of Caring and Compassion” concert benefiting the Welcome Essentials Pantry. Together, we raised just over $1400! We really appreciate everyone who chose to come out and spend time with us and support the pantry.
Our 2016-2017 Season is now over. Our 2 mandatory Open Rehearsals for next year will be August 20 and 27, 2017. If you are interested in joining Bread & Roses for either the Fall or Spring semesters, Open Rehearsals are the time to do it. Please Contact Us if you can not attend the open rehearsals but are still interested in becoming our sister-in-song!