Welcome to Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley

Welcome to Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Annual Meeting

At last the Board has been able to finalize our plans for the MWC annual pot-luck dinner/meeting.  It will be held on Friday June 17, 2016 at St. Mary's Pine Lutheran Church (7103 S. Middle Rd., Mt. Jackson, VA).  Meet and greet will take place starting at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:00 p.m., followed by the business meeting.  This is a very important time for all members to get together to reflect on the past year and look ahead to next season.  We will vote on the budget and elect officers. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish (with food in it).  Board members will provide drinks and paper products.  Please let me know if you plan to attend (spouses may attend as well).
Since this is our 20th anniversary (or somewhere around there), we will display memorabilia from the past 20 years.  I have programs and some news articles/pictures to bring.  If you have other things to display, please bring them, and/or if you have other ideas about how we can make this a special event, please let me know.
FYI:  The nominating committee will present the following slate of officers for next year:
President: Julie Moomaw
Vice-President: Karen Van Stee
President-Elect:  Richard Vaught
Secretary:  Ramona Daugherty
Treasurer:  Bruce Dillon
Members-at-large:  Bruce Johnson; one or two open positions
Nominations will be accepted from the floor.
Enjoy the sun!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Comments on the spring concert

Diane Bishop Hanson That was the theme of Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley concert last weekend. Great concert, and very timely, with it's love, peace, let's get along message ("I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing")

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Free Organ Concert at Reformation Lutheran Church

Elizabeth Williams will present Handel’s Organ Concerto No. 13 in F Major (also referred to as “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale”) on Thursday, May 12th, 7:00pm, at Reformation Lutheran Church in New Market. She will be accompanied by the Stonewall Jackson High School Orchestra, under the direction of Robert Curry. Elizabeth will also play solo organ works including two movements from “Suite Gothique,” by Leon Boellmann.

This event is free concert. 

Hope you can come!


Monday, May 9, 2016

Directions to VMRC

1501 Virginia Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Toll free 1-​877-506-4952
Directions from the North: from website
·         Take I-81 south to exit 251
·         Turn left at stop sign (I think there is a light--in any case, turn left onto Rt. 11 South-- North Valley Pike)
·         Continue 2.4 miles, turn right onto Mt. Clinton Pike
·         Go 1.3 miles, turn right at second stoplight (VA Route 42 North)
·         Continue .5 miles, turn left into VMRC main entrance  (If you get to Harmony Square, you've gone too far)

Richard’s directions: (I added a little bit in)

VMRC (Crestwood) is on the North side of Harrisonburg off of Rt. 42.  

If you come down I-81 from the north: 
- Exit at the first Harrisonburg exit (Rt. 11 South) near the Pilot Station
- Turn left at light to head south on Rt. 11 (a little over 2 miles)
- Turn Right on Mt. Clinton Pike and go to second light
- Turn Right on Rt. 42 and go about 1/2 mile
- See Crestwood on the left and turn left at the main VMRC entrance
- Turn left at entrance and the turn left again choosing Crestwood rather than Oak Lea
- There is parking before the large canopy or go around to left side of building to park.
We sing in Strite Auditorium.

Or you can follow Rt. 42 the whole way looking for the VMRC entrance when the speed limit goes down.  It is about .3  mile beyond Hamony Square (Food Lion/Dairy Queen).

Friday, May 6, 2016


Tonight-- May 6--Concert at Antioch Church of the Brethren at 7:30 p.m. 
                 Call time at 6:00 p.m. 
                 BE DRESSED, IN FORMATION, 
                AND READY TO SING
Park in big parking lot in back of church. There is a door to enter on the left side of the church--not sure if it will be unlocked.
·         Saturday, May 7--Concert at Muhlenberg Lutheran, Harrisonburg at 7:30 p.m. .Call time at 6:00 p.m. 
      Sunday, May 8--Concert at Reformation Lutheran, New Market at 3 p.m. Call time at 1:45 p.m.
            Monday, May 9--Concert at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC) in Harrisonburg
                                        at 7:00 p.m. Call time at 6:00 p.m.

             NO ALCOHOL.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Notes for Antioch Church dress rehearsal

Becky, from Antioch returned Robb's call and confirmed that they are ready for us on Friday. They have placed the concert announcement on at least the one side of their church sign on Rt 42. She also asked that on Thursdaywe not go into the church/sanctuary until 6 PM. Their cleaning crew does their work on Thursday evenings and really does not want anyone in that area until 6PM. She asked we enter by the side door which leads directly into the sanctuary, and will  place a sign to mark that entry.  At 6, the cleaning crew will be out of the sanctuary but will still be cleaning other areas of the church. We will be able to set up as we need to Thursday.  
On Friday there are no time constraints, and we can come in at our call time. (6 p.m.) Becky will be working there Friday and will most likely be there to let us in.

VMRC Concert and call time

Just a note to let you know that I need to make a correction on the concert time for VMRC next Monday, May 9.  We are singing at 7 p.m.  Call time will still be at 6 p.m.

Blocking notes from Scott

Thursday- We will briefly work on some rough areas of some pieces, and then run the show.  There will be some flubs, mix ups, confusion, but get sleep, warm your voices, review your music without using your vocal cords so much,  and read a book like DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF,  and every one will be fine.  :)    Thanks for your continued support, respect, and most of all hard work.  

Peace and love - Scott 

p.s. check your email for the blocking notes.