Welcome to Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley

Welcome to Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley

Thursday, April 27, 2017

May 1 rehearsal

I think we forgot to remind everyone of this, but rehearsal on Monday (May 1) will be held at Reformation Lutheran Church in New Market.  Ladies are asked to be there by 6:30 p.m., and gentlemen by 6:55 p.m. Does everyone know where this church is located? (9283 N. Congress St.: coming from the north- it's the big brick church on the right,  after the traffic light at the intersection with  Rt.29-211; coming from the south, it's on the left just past Manor Memorial on the right) 
Scott would like for you to be on the look out for an e-mail from him tomorrow (Friday) regarding solos, program order, and protocol for Monday night. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Note from Ramona

Wow!  I just received a copy of the special (NVD) newspaper ENJOY!:Shenandoah County Living in the mail (addressed to Postal Patron).  If you live in Shenandoah County and received a copy of this paper, please check out page A3.  What a wonderful (full page) article submitted by Laurie Munk highlighting Masterworks Chorus' upcoming spring concert and the background of some our song selections!  I will save my paper for those who don't receive a copy, and I hope that others will do the same. Laurie and Denise are doing a fabulous job with publicity for Masterworks Chorus. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting will be Monday, June 5, at St. Mary's Pine Church.
We will have dinner (pot luck) starting at 6:00 p.m., followed by the meeting.
IMPORTANT: We will be electing board members for the next year and discussing the  challenges we face as a chorus.

Pres.                  KarenVan Stee

Pres.-elect         Robb Cypher

Vice-Pres.         Julie Moomaw

Sec.                   Susan Dietz

Treas.                            ?

Members at large: Melisa Thomas, Ellie Haun, Denise Brownlee

  1. Membership—numbers continue to decrease, and of special impact is the few men in our chorus
    a. Ideas for recruiting are needed--numbers affect income and there is a need for “new blood.”
    b. What type of choir do we wish to have? Do we seek more men or should we make MWC a women’s only chorus?

  2. Funding—we are struggling to keep up with financial obligations; due to a variety of factors, income has decreased over a period of time
    a. How can we secure additional funding sources?
    b. Do we need to cut back on our expenses, one idea being to sing only one season (Christmas)? 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Monday, April 10

Rehearsal at Emanuel Lutheran

Arrive by 6:55 and be ready to rehearse at 7.

If you have raffle ticket money and stubs to turn into Margaret Figgins, do this ahead of rehearsal.