Oct. 14, 2019, 7:00PM AT FOUNDRY UMC  

Message from the Box Office

Early Bird pricing for our Glorious Christmas concert is active now!  Get our best prices by purchasing your tickets early!

A Glorious Christmas Friends & Family Discount Code:  19-02-FANDF

Questions can be directed to [email protected]. Thanks in advance for your patience and support as we adjust to the new system!

Thank you – Your HCS Ticket Team

Judy Dierker Holiday Market

Come support Houston Choral Society and get in some early holiday shopping! The 19th Annual Judy Dierker Holiday Market will be held from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM this coming Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19. On both days, HCS will have a booth located in the Sanctuary Building Narthex where we will be offering door prizes and selling CDs and discount tickets to our December 14 concert. In all, this market will feature more than 100 vendors selling boutique home decor items, jewelry, clothing, children’s toys, holiday items, food products and other handcrafted items.

Judy Dierker Holiday Market

Rehearsal Seating

Currently, the link on the Member Dashboard is not open as the information is not up to date.  Thank you for your patience while we get our processes in place to accommodate this function.

Music Scores for Christmas

Reminder: Scores are a valuable asset we can’t afford to replace due to carelessness.  Please no excessive pencil markings. Absolutely, NO pens, markers, highlighters, food & drink stains, dog-eared pages, stickers, and other material that would permanently damage the scores.

DO: Use light #2 pencil markings, properly store and care for this borrowed material.

Members are welcome to purchase their own scores to keep, as long as you do so prior to the need date and you’ve verified the publisher.  You can speak to Katie Green in person or at [email protected].

Volunteer Opportunities 

Please email Mary Kay Buehler (A2) at [email protected] with any questions about the following open position(s):
  • **UPDATE** STILL OPEN —  CD/Merchandise Sales Manager (Singer or Non-Singer) – This individual will be responsible for managing and staffing merchandise and CD/DVD sales at the concerts and at other times including mailing merchandise as needed.  This person will be responsible for inventory management, management of pre-sale orders, and reporting inventory needs to the President at the monthly BOD meetings.  This individual, preferably, would be a non-singer and available at every concert (before and after) to sell HCS merchandise*.  If a singer is selected for this post, he/she will make staffing arrangements during concerts in which singer is performing. This position involves handling money, check, and credit card transactions, and appropriate accounting for cash collected.   The position reports directly to President of the Board, or his designee.  Multiple persons interested in this position can share responsibilities, as approved by the managing BOD representative.
    • *Concert Night Sales Post filled by David Seifert, husband of Leslieanne Seifert (A1) – Thank you, David and Leslieanne for stepping up!!
  • Judy Dierker Holiday 🎄Market Volunteers (2 hr Shifts) Enthusiastic and welcoming volunteers needed to work at our indoor booth for 2 hour shifts this coming Friday and Saturday.  Time slots are still available!  This is a fun way to support HCS – and shop!  Please contact Mary Kay for more information.

Other Happenings

Honor JC Creath by singing in his Memorial Choir

To join the choir: Find this Facebook event hosted Andrea Lee Creath, and select “Going”
What: Honor JC by singing in his Memorial Choir.
When: On Wednesday, October 23, arrive by 1:00 pm to pick up folder/music and find a robe.
Where: The service will take place in the Worship Center of Tallowood Baptist Church. Insider tip: enter
12550 Vindon Drive into your GPS—this is Memorial Middle School, which is just across the street from the
best parking lot for singers. Follow signs to the Choral Hall. Choir Elves will help you find it.
What: The service will feature this music:
o “Ring The Bells of Heaven” (congregational hymn)
o “To Love Our God” (Mark Hayes)
o “I Want Jesus To Walk With Me” (Mark Hayes)
o “Yes, My Jesus Loves Me” (Mary McDonald)

Singers not on Facebook can email [email protected].

Still Reading?  Great!… Let’s talk about social time

Mark your calendars for Monday, October 21 and November 25 to get together for a quick dinner with your fellow singers – whether you are singing in this concert or NOT.  Time and place nailed down soon. It will be near Foundry.

Also, If you like helping plan these fun get-togethers, please speak to Mary Kay, HCS Volunteer Coordinator, about how to get involved.