July 2017: It is officially the end of such a busy year from Pneuma.
And what a year it has been! Pneuma has grown to about 30 choristers now, divided into two groups by age/ level. Our coaching department has given over 120 hours of private lessons and coachings since January and the results are pretty clear – I know every parent can see how each chorister has grown in ability and confidence. We are very proud of each of you.
Here are a couple of highlights from the past few months:
Our year end concert Sing! on June 3rd was a huge success. Building on the success of our senior recital of 2016, this year we had so many wonderful young people singing, and there were lots of vocal firsts. What a treat to hear how everyone is progressing, and to see people singing with confidence and musicality. Bravo to all of you! We also had a great reception (thank you Orla for organizing it).
We raised over $1,000, and we have the date for NEXT YEAR’S SING! already- Saturday May 26, 2018 at 2 PM. We are hoping to see EVERYONE there next year.
It is a great opportunity to see how well each of the community’s young singers are doing.This spring, our choristers learned 7 new pieces, some composed especially for the group. Most of them also learned at least one solo, presented material in various services on Wednesdays and Sundays. We also had 13 new gowns made for our newest choristers, and, finally, Pneuma was present for 19 worship services over the season.
On behalf of the staff at Dunbar Ryerson United, we would like to take a moment to simply say thank you to each parent, and the volunteers on various committees behind the scenes who have worked tirelessly in support of both Pneuma, and of the work we are doing at Dunbar Ryerson United.
On behalf of all of the children in the program, we would like to let you know how much we appreciate your help and we know that this program is a huge success because of the many people working together in front of and behind the scenes. Thank you to each of you for your ongoing support.
Pneuma Palooza July 17- 21
This summer we have an organized week of special activities for all choristers, as well as any other young person who would like to work on singing, dancing, acting, and having lots of fun. I cannot stress enough how Pneuma Palooza is a great opportunity to not only start being involved in Pneuma, to learn all the music we will be doing next fall, but to also how to “learn to learn” more efficiently. This is a super opportunity for everyone to get to know the program, the music, and get to know each other while having a lot of fun.
Pneuma comes together again on Wednesday September 13th. The rehearsals are between 4PM to 530PM. Individual coaching sessions will continue all summer depending on availability. We are still accepting new member s- any age, any level – so if you know someone who might be interested in this program, let us know or have them be in touch with us. We are really looking forward to seeing everyone in September.
If you would like more information, please email Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org