March 27th, 2017
Mark Ramsay (our conductor, remember?) has chosen the following compositions for our Tenth Anniversary Program. One from every year would have either made too long a program or not allowed for any new music. Unfortunately, many of these were popular enough to have been selected by choirs in other provinces, using music we had previously been able to borrow. For that reason I’m sending this list to as many participants, past & present, in the hope that a few choirs own some sets and will offer to loan them. Please check!
2008 "Song for Canada” - Paul Halley 12
2009 “Agneau de Dieu” - Rupert Lang 0
2011 “Soon-Ah Will Be Done” - William Dawson 78
2013 “Ubi Caritas” - Maurice Duruffle 80
2014 "Praise His Holy Name!” - Keith Hampton 43
2016 “Berceuse Acadienne” - Gary Ewer 0
In addition to these six favourites, we’ll be performing three brand new compositions, so new that I’m not even going to ask to borrow any.
“I Arise Today” Matthew Emery
“No Time” Susan Brumfield
we have an encore! (which even a small smatter of applause will set into motion)
“Health to the Company” Lori Dolloff
As always, we’re looking for photos. Since this our Tenth Anniversary, the more we have from each year, the better to look back and celebrate.
Now that the registration deadline is closing in, I’ll be sending emails more often — as I remember the details I forgot to add to the previous message.
If you’re not attending this year (gasp!) or for some other reason would like to be removed from my list, please reply to this, giving just your name & email
January 20th, 2017
Finally!! The email you’ve been anxiously awaiting (or not!). Please note that there are a few changes/additions to our registration form.
- Please list all the choir in which you participate, as well as the conductor of each.
Wildly enthusiastic singers may need to use another sheet of paper.
This should help with the more efficient delivery of music.
- Please indicate whether you sing 1st or 2nd in the voice you select.
- Enter your height in feet & inches (not centimetres or miles!).
These last two items should solve some of the placement-on-risers brouhaha. (Plus, I’m now the proud owner
of a very effective loud-hailer [translate megaphone]!!)
Ideally, registrations should be all submitted as a group from your choir, using a separate form for each person. Each
payment can also be separate, cheques preferably, clearly attached to the corresponding registration. Of course, you may still
register individually. Payment needs to be by e-transfer, cheque or money order. We no longer have the ability to accept charge cards without paying for the process — and every few cents count when we’re trying to keep down your fees!
Mark is finalizing his program choices and promises to include some favourites from our past concerts. Can we now say
Please use a separate registration form for each
chorister (or Partner if purchasing a Partner pkg.)
City _____________________ Prov. __________
Tel: Day/Evening __________________________
I sing: (Please circle)
Soprano 1 Soprano 2; Alto 1 Alto 2
Tenor 1 Tenor 2; Bass 1 Bass 2
Please provide the following information to assist
with the positioning for the rehearsals & on stage:
Height ________ Physical limitations _____________
In Choir(s) & Conductor(s): ____________________
§ $100 Payable by March 31st covers all events.
In the event of cancellation there is a $20 non- refundable fee.
§ Week-end ‘Partner Package’ pass - $75.
Payment OptionsCheque or money order payable to Digby Choral Federation
send to: Marj Hales, Registrar
PO Box 560
Digby, NS B0V 1A0
OR e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: Due to expenses we can no longer accept
a credit card.
December 13th, 2016
Brilliant Idea for Gifts!
Whether it’s for Christmas or a birthday or maybe to say thank you to someone like a choral director,
your quandary is solved:
Complete the registration for your chosen person, then send it with a cheque to our Registrar,
clearly indicating that this is a gift. You will be sent a gift card to present to that special person.
For yourself, drop some clear hints now if you want your card for Christmas!
Remember, this doesn’t have to be limited to Christmas.
p.s. I have quite a few non-deliverable email addresses. Some people either don’t have email or didn’t want to hand it out. Therefore, please, please announce our Tenth High Cs every chance you
get - choir rehearsals, church, mall walking - we don’t want to miss anyone. Send them to our website. www.highcs.ca — so obvious that it’s easy to remember.
That’s right - it’s our Tenth Anniversary! So expect some special features.
Mark Ramsay has accepted our invitation to direct the massed choir. He’ll be flying from Toronto - a conductor imported from away!
Some of the music Mark chooses might include a few favourites from past years.
The contract with The Pines has been signed, so you can make your reservations any time now. However, since our schedule has been revised, in response to your Evaluation comments, to present the concert at 4:00, some of you might prefer to drive home Sunday instead of staying for supper and the Afterglow (and subsequent overnight). Although that would save you $$$ and give you all day Monday at home, you’d miss what I think is one of the best parts of the weekend: that impromptu party with lots more singing & laughter.
Digby Pines: 1-866-500-4938
Although the hotel is closed for the winter, if you leave a message, Linda Weir will return your call. Be sure to say you’re with High Cs.
Guest Room Rates: Room Only
The Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa is pleased to extend the following group rates:
Our guestrooms offer one queen, one king, two twin beds, or one queen and a twin. The majority of our Cottage bedrooms have one queen and a twin bed in each room.
All guestrooms offer personal amenities; hair dryers, cable TV, coffee makers, iron/iron board, clock radio and direct dial telephones. All 2 bedroom cottages offer private guest rooms with individual keys, hardwood floors, private baths, air-conditioning, shared living room with a fireplace, mini fridge, and each cottage features a covered verandah with patio chairs. Internet is available complimentary in our Lobby Area and in all meeting rooms.
Parking is complimentary, with areas located in the main parking lot, in front of the hotel and driveways for all of the cottages.
The resort’s check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Room assignments prior to that time are on an availability basis only. The resort’s checkout time is 11:00 a.m. Guest rooms will not be ready prior to 3:00 pm on Friday.
Reservations must be made directly with the resort by calling the Resort toll free at 1-800-668-4637. Please have delegates identify themselves as attending High C's event to ensure they receive the preferred guestroom rate. All reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card, or one night’s deposit. The resort will not hold any reservations unless they have been guaranteed by one of these methods.
Please be advised that our Cancellation Policy for Guestroom Reservations is 72 hours prior to the guests’ date of arrival. All rooms cancelled within 72 hours of arrival will be charged one-night accommodation to the form of payment that the reservation is guaranteed by.
Food & Beverage:
Well known for our foods , especially Digby Scallops , our talented Executive Chef, Dale Nichols treats our guests to imaginative dishes and personalized attention. Our dedicated culinary team blends unique flavors, presenting comfort-style food with a fresh and innovative twist
15% discount on Food purchases will be offered at both Churchill’s Restaurant (special menu to be advised) and 19th Hole outlets.
Breakfast Buffet available in our restaurant daily from 7 – 10 am. Chef will also provide a special in Churchill’s for lunch on Saturday.
We have a limit of 190 choristers. Last year, we hoped to make at least 130 — and 192 were on stage. So register
as soon as the forms show up on our website. (www.highcs.ca)