Welcome to Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley

Welcome to Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Annual Meeting Silent Auction


From Ramona: 

I am still waiting to hear from several folks concerning the annual meeting on June 5.  If you don't think you've responded yet, please let me know whether or not you plan to attend and if you will bring a guest.  We need to have a quorum to conduct our business.  
This is a very short notice, and I apologize for that, but the thought occured to me just a few days ago that perhaps we could have a simple silent auction in conjunction with the annual meeting. One member mentioned to me on the drive back from Sunnyside that she had purchased a very delicious quart of soup at an auction our chorus held years ago, and that led to the idea that we could boost our treasury in this manner. So, put on your thinking cap and look for things that you might be able to furnish--white elephant items and other treasures, canned products, baked goods, MWC merchandise, and the list goes on.  If you have something you wish to donate, but don't plan to attend the meeting, let me know and I can arrange to pick it up.  Again, since this is short notice, please don't stress over this if you have nothing to bring.  Just be sure to bring your wallet.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Delores Dyer 's address

 Delores Dyer is at Dutch Haven Assisted Living Center, 257 Toll House Rd., Maurertown, VA  22644.  Her sister Sylvia's funeral is May 27.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Note from Tim Keck

I was happy to contribute a modest amount (and only a modest amount this time) to the program.  Which, by the way, was fabulous.  I have never heard the chorus sound better--balance, dynamics, enthusiasm, and simply musicianship..  And the program was a delightful mix of the spoken word and a thoughtfully varied musical program.  The audience Sunday (including my wife and I) was thrilled; I'm sure you all could feel that.

Cards for Leo Snarr update

Leo Snarr (husband of Mary Sue, a long time member of Masterworks) is at Consulate Health Care recovering from open heart surgery.  It would be great if we sent get well cards to him:

Leo Snarr
Consulate Health Care
room 219
803 S. Main St.
Woodstock, VA 22664

Friday, May 12, 2017

Nominations complete

Here is our slate of officers for the annual meeting on June 5:

Pres. :                   Karen Van Stee

Pres.-elect:           Robb Cypher

Vice Pres.:            Julie Moomaw

Sec.:                      Susan Dietz

Co-Treasurers:      Remy Pangle and Dee Black

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

There can be other nominations made from the floor at the meeting.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Important notes from Ramona for Friday, Saturday and Sunday

First Important Thing:
Dress rehearsal at Emanuel Lutheran in Woodstock to be held Friday, May 12.  Please note the times for various groups (slight change in time for the men's rehearsal and Java Jive folks).  Everyone rehearses from 7:00 to 9:00.  Men please plan to stay after 9:00 for rehearsal of My Girl
6:30 - Love Will Be Our Home
6:40 - The Rose (ladies)
6:50/6:55 - Java Jive
After 9:00 - My Girl (men)

Second Important Thing
Margaret asked that I send out an email asking the chorus to please bring all raffle money, unused tickets, and tickets stubs tomorrow night unless you are pretty sure you have a sale for them. She would like them turned in before practice and in envelopes please with names on them. She needs to wrap this up, however she doesn't want to keep anyone from making a sale they think they may be able to make.
Can't believe the drawing is coming up Saturday!!

Third Important Thing
Call time for Saturday and Sunday concerts is 1:30 p.m.  Call time for Sunnyside concert on Monday is 5:30 p.m. if possible.  Concert is at 7 p.m. and we will need to get oriented.

Fourth Important Thing
Directions to Sunnyside and information about parking are on the blog; however I will print them below as well.

From I-81, take Exit 247--Rt. 33 East.  Travel 2.3 miles.  At traffic light, make a right onto Rt. 687--Massanetta Springs Rd. There is a 7-11 on corner as you make the turn. Travel .8 mile (past Preston Lake and Massanetta Springs Resort) to Sunnyside.  Turn left at the entrance onto Sunnyside Drive. Continue on Sunnyside Dr. to the first big building on your left.  (Please disregard the sign that tells you to turn left for deliveries, ambulances and Bethesda Theatre as this will take you to the back of the building where there is little to no parking).  Watch for Eiland Center and Corson Lobby (marked by a large green awning).  This is the entrance to the building. There is a parking lot on the left just before you get to this entrance and there are parking lots to the right.  If they look full, just keep driving up Sunnyside Dr. and there will be more parking (you might have to walk a ways).
Once you make it to the entrance of the building, walk into Corson Lobby, and hopefully someone will be at the reception desk to help direct you to the theater.  If there is no one available, walk down a long hall (there is a chapel on the left and restrooms which you might want to visit) to the elevator (on right).  Go to second floor and follow arrows to Bethesda Theatre.  Don't worry if you feel like you don't know where you are going--it is a bit of a maze.  There are a couple of restrooms upstairs as well, but these are one-seaters. 
If anyone wants to follow me, let me know.     Ramona

Friday, May 5, 2017

Directions to Sunnyside

To Sunnyside (3935 Sunnyside Drive, Suite A, Harrisonburg, VA 22801)
From I-81 Take Exit 247 A onto Route 33 East
Travel 2.3 miles
At traffic light, make a RIGHT onto Rte 687 (Massanetta Springs Road)
Travel 0.8 miles to Sunnyside
The entrance will be on your left, marked by a sign.

Turn left into this first entrance onto Sunnyside Drive.
Continue on Sunnyside Drive (please disregard the sign that tells you to turn left for Deliveries, Ambulances and Bethesda Theatre- this will take you to the back side of the building where there is little to no parking. Continue to drive past this sign telling you to turn)
As you continue on Sunnyside Drive there will be a parking lot on your left (there are two signs- one says Eiland Center the other says Visitors) as well as a parking lot on your right.
You can park in either of these parking lots. 
From the parking lots you will want to walk up the sidewalk to the CORSON LOBBY.  The Corson Lobby is marked by a large green awning. 
Once you enter the Corson Lobby, the receptionist will be able to direct you to the Theatre.



Monday, May 8:  7 - 9 at Reformation

Friday, May 12: 7 - 9 at Emanuel


Saturday, May 13: 1:30 at Emanuel/concert at 3
                               Reception 5 - 7 at the old Woodstock Courthouse

Sunday, May 14: 1:30 at Reformation/concert at 3

Monday, May 15: 5:30 at the Bethesda Theatre at Sunnyside/concert at 7