Welcome

August 23, 2017

Greetings Returning and Potential New Singers!

I hope this letter finds you enjoying the days of summer. I had a popup on my Facebook page yesterday that listed the openings of many Michigan cider mills in the coming weeks. Like seeing Christmas decorations in the malls after Halloween, this notice came a bit too early for me. If you are like me, you are still trying to squeeze in some summer fun before accepting that fall is around the corner. However, on Monday, September 11, rehearsals begin for our 2017-2018 choral season. I hope everyone returns healthy, rested and ready to make music together.

We always assume if you sang with us last season that you are returning.  If that is not the case, please contact your section leader now so we can ensure that we are at an optimum number of singers for this season. Please share this information with prospective new singers and invite them to audition for DLS. Membership in the Lutheran Church is not a requirement, but we prefer everyone be Christian.  Norma Sander will be coordinating auditions with Chris.  Additionally, auditions can be scheduled prior to the first rehearsal for each concert series.  Please call/e-mail Norma @ 248-895-0018 / bethnorma@aol.com  to have an audition scheduled.

First rehearsal:

  • Monday, September 11, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m. (Monday after Labor Day)
  • First United Methodist Church, 1589 West Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009.

Please make every effort to be present for all rehearsals leading up to our concerts.  Two rehearsal absences are excused per concert series; however, our rehearsals are few and expectations are high, so attendance is very important.  If you do miss, make sure to consult one of your section friends and get any markings that may have been made in a prior rehearsal. Sections leaders should be notified of any absences.  In addition, Chris should be notified of any necessary concert absences.  Your section leaders are:  Judy Reger (soprano, jrreger@wowway.com), Peggy Dalton (alto, peggydalton@yahoo.com), Dan Ulep (tenor, ulepathome@hotmail.com), Sean Neall (bass, smn1@usa.net).

 

The Board of Directors would again like to remind everyone of the DLS Guidelines for Concert Procedures and Attire.   Please see your section leader if you have questions.

Enjoy the last weeks of summer!

Sincerely,
Gretchen Sturhan
President, DLS Board of Directors

2017-2018 SEASON CONCERT SCHEDULE

Below you will find the schedule for the upcoming choral season.  Please make every effort to be present for all rehearsals leading up to our concerts.  Two rehearsal absences are excused per concert series; however, our rehearsals are few and expectations are high, so attendance is very important.  Sections leaders must be notified of any absences.  In addition, Chris should be notified of any necessary concert absences.  Your section leaders are:

Judy Reger (soprano, jrreger3@gmail.com), Peggy Dalton (alto, peggydalton@yahoo.com), Dan Ulep (tenor, ulepathome@hotmail.com), Sean Neall (bass, smn1@usa.net).

FALL 2017 CONCERTS – Divide and Conquer: The Music of Unity

Sunday, October 22, 2017
3:00 p.m. First United Methodist Church, Plymouth
7:00 p.m. St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Royal Oak

CHRISTMAS 2017 CONCERTS – Behold: And All the Bell’s on Earth Shall Ring!

Sunday, December 3, 2017
3:00 p.m. – Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit
7:00 p.m. – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Saint Clair Shores

Friday, December 8, 2017
7:30 p.m. – St Paul Lutheran Church, Dearborn

Saturday, December 9, 2017
7:30 p.m. – Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Livonia

New this year, our Spring concert series will be held after Easter with the idea that some of our audience may “winter” outside of Michigan between Christmas and Easter. Therefore, spring series rehearsals will begin later than in prior years on March 5, 2018. We hope members will enjoy the extended break as well.

SPRING 2017 CONCERTS – Occasional Music: Reflections & Celebrations

Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:30 p.m. – Holy Cross Lutheran, Livonia

Sunday, April 29, 2018
3:00 p.m. – St. Paul Lutheran, Ann Arbor (pending)

Sunday, May 6, 2018
3:00 p.m. – St. John Lutheran, Rochester Hills
7:00 p.m. – First Methodist, Royal Oak

RETURNING AND NEW SINGERS!

We are actively recruiting new singers to ensure sufficient coverage in all voices.  We always assume if you sang with us last season that you are returning.  If that is not the case, please contact your section leader now so we can ensure that we are at an optimum number of singers for this season.

Please share this information with prospective new singers and invite them to audition for DLS. Membership in the Lutheran Church is not a requirement, but we prefer everyone be Christian.  Norma Sander will be coordinating auditions with Chris.  Additionally, auditions can be scheduled prior to the first rehearsal for each concert series.  Please use the contact us section of the website to have an audition scheduled.