Soprano/Alto Sectional at OF
Oct
19
9:30 AM09:30

Soprano/Alto Sectional at OF

WHEN ~  Saturday, October 19, 2019

Attendance is expected, i.e. this is not considered an optional rehearsal, though there will always be exceptions for special circumstances.

9:30 am arrival, social time (Volunteers Anyone? for Drinks or Snacks?)

10 am-12 pm rehearsal

WHERE ~  OLD FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH1751 SACRAMENTO STREET, at the corner of Sacramento and Van Ness. 

This location is convenient to the 47 or 49 Van Ness bus lines, the 19 Polk bus, or the cable car stop at California and Van Ness. If you prefer to drive, please see garage instructions below. Carpooling is strongly recommended.  Street parking is also recommended if you have time to find it, but note parking restrictions are in full effect Saturdays. 

~ IF DRIVING, DIRECTIONS TO THE OLD FIRST PARKING GARAGE ~  The garage is on Sacramento Street, which is one-way between Polk and Van Ness (heading toward Van Ness).  Driving south on Polk, turn right on Sacramento. Driving north on Polk, turn left onto Sacramento. Look for the yellow and blue “OLD FIRST PARKING GARAGE” sign on your left. Plan to get to the Parking Garage 15 minutes before rehearsal begins.  

~ ABOUT PARKING ~  This is a valet parking garage. Enter the garage, wait for the garage attendant, and leave your car key in the ignition. The attendant will give you the parking stub you will need to retrieve your car. In order to get free parking, be sure to pick up a parking sticker directly from Larry or Edie at the rehearsal. Please be kind to the Parking Garage valets and tip them when you leave; they work hard. A $2 or more tip is always appreciated.  

~ ABOUT THE ELEVATOR DOORS ON SACRAMENTO ST ~  Our special entrance to the church (not the main entrance) is on Sacramento St., halfway between the parking garage and Van Ness Ave. There is a wooden double door, behind which is hidden an elevator entrance. Avoid the center glass doors closer to Van Ness as there will be people in line for the food bank. Don't enter where they enter. See email sent 10/17 for a picture of the correct door.

~ GETTING IN ~ There should be someone outside this hidden elevator door helping with entry until the time the sectional begins. I'll be there 9:20 to 9:45; Sarah will be there 9:45 to 10. After 10 am, there might be no one at the elevator door; it may be locked. In that case call me, Edie, 650-240-6082, or Sarah, 415-312-2181, whoever answers! One of us will come down to let you in. If no response from either of us, keep trying!! I'll check the door again at 10:15 and 10:30. 

However you get in, when you are in the elevator, follow signs to either the 2nd floor Sanctuary or the 3rd floor Choir Room (I'll update this when I find out from Larry which location we will be).

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Tenor/Bass Sectional - at Old First
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Tenor/Bass Sectional - at Old First

10 - 11:30 am rehearsal

OLD FIRST REHEARSALS:

WHERE ~  OLD FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH1751 SACRAMENTO STREET, at the corner of Sacramento and Van Ness. 

This location is convenient to the 47 or 49 Van Ness bus lines, the 19 Polk bus, or the cable car stop at California and Van Ness. If you prefer to drive, please see garage instructions below. Carpooling is strongly recommended.  Street parking is also recommended if you have time to find it, but note parking restrictions. 

~ DIRECTIONS TO THE OLD FIRST PARKING GARAGE ~  The garage is on Sacramento Street, which is one-way between Polk and Van Ness (heading toward Van Ness).  Driving south on Polk, turn right on Sacramento. Driving north on Polk, turn left onto Sacramento. Look for the yellow and blue “OLD FIRST PARKING GARAGE” sign on your left. Try to get to the Parking Garage 15 minutes before rehearsal begins.  

~ ABOUT PARKING ~  This is a valet parking garage. Enter the garage, wait for the garage attendant, and leave your car key in the ignition. The attendant will give you the parking stub you will need to retrieve your car. In order to get free parking, be sure to pick up a parking sticker directly from Larry or Edie at the rehearsal. Please be kind to the Parking Garage valets and plan to tip them when you leave. A $1 or more tip is always appreciated.  

~ ABOUT THE ELEVATOR DOORS ON SACRAMENTO ST ~  Our special entrance to the church (notthe main entrance) is on Sacramento St., halfway between the parking garage and Van Ness Ave. There is a wooden double door, behind which is hidden an elevator entrance. Avoid the center glass doors closer to Van Ness as there are often other groups gathered there, for example people in line for the food bank. 

~ GETTING IN ~ There should be someone outside the elevator door assisting entry until the time rehearsal begins. If you can, be a volunteer for door duty: one person every 15 minutes is ideal, starting a half hour before until a half hour after rehearsal begins. That way no one person misses too much.  It can still happen that no one is at the elevator entrance and the double wooden doors are locked, particularly if you are running late. Be sure to have backup phone numbers of 3-4 others in your section who have your name in their cell phones in advance, so if one person doesn’t answer, someone else might, they will see who it is from and not reject it as spam...Ride the elevator to the 3rdfloor; the elevator will be set to only go up to the 3rd floor. The location of this rehearsal is the choir room: you are there.  

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Dress Rehearsal at Old First
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Dress Rehearsal at Old First

DRESS REHEARSAL WITH SOLOISTS AND ORCHESTRA

LOCATION: OLD FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1751 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109

CALL TIME 7 pm. Please already be in the Sanctuary, 2nd floor, before that time.

Note that access is through the elevator door on Sacramento Street, not the main doors of the church. Instructions for access will be provided closer to the date.



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Concert 7:30 pm, Call Time 6 pm
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Concert 7:30 pm, Call Time 6 pm

LOCATION: OLD FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1751 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109

CALL TIME 6 pm = be in the Sanctuary by that time for warmups and last-minute checks.

Before 6 pm: Personal belongings should be left in the Choir Room, which will be our green room. It will get locked during the concert, and opened again during intermission by our front house manager, Diane Brenum.

Bring water and snacks for yourself and/or easy snacks to share. The usual refreshments will not be happening.


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Sing-Along Messiah and Holiday Fair
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Sing-Along Messiah and Holiday Fair

Holiday Craft Fair 6 - 9:30 PM (setup begins at 4 pm!)

Arrange in advance with the Fair Coordinators to donate your own quality handmade items and delicious baked goods to the Fair (pre-wrapped and priced). All proceeds support SFCC all year long.

Then visit the Fair in the Fireside Room to see what others have brought to get a head start on your holiday gifts! Free admission.

Messiah Sing-Along 7 PM

Lift your spirits with a rousing sing-along of this perennial holiday favorite. Join us in singing the choruses--and solos, too--accompanied by an all-volunteer chamber orchestra who are dedicated to doing this every year.

Admission to the Messiah Sing-Along is $20 (yes, for chorus members too): tickets available at the door. Bring your own score, or borrow one of ours.

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CONCERT CALL TIME
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

CONCERT CALL TIME

LOCATION: OLD FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1751 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109

CALL TIME 2 pm = be in the Sanctuary by that time for warmups and last-minute checks.

Before 2 pm: Personal belongings should be left in the Choir Room, which will be our green room. It will get locked during the concert, and opened again during intermission by our front house manager, Diane Brenum.

Bring water and snacks for yourself and/or easy snacks to share. The usual refreshments will not be happening.


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Bass Sectional - at Old First
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Bass Sectional - at Old First

10 - 11:30 am rehearsal

WHERE ~  OLD FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH1751 SACRAMENTO STREET, at the corner of Sacramento and Van Ness. 

This location is convenient to the 47 or 49 Van Ness bus lines, the 19 Polk bus, or the cable car stop at California and Van Ness. If you prefer to drive, please see garage instructions below. Carpooling is strongly recommended.  Street parking is also recommended if you have time to find it, but note parking restrictions. 

~ DIRECTIONS TO THE OLD FIRST PARKING GARAGE ~  The garage is on Sacramento Street, which is one-way between Polk and Van Ness (heading toward Van Ness).  Driving south on Polk, turn right on Sacramento. Driving north on Polk, turn left onto Sacramento. Look for the yellow and blue “OLD FIRST PARKING GARAGE” sign on your left. Try to get to the Parking Garage 15 minutes before rehearsal begins.  

~ ABOUT PARKING ~  This is a valet parking garage. Enter the garage, wait for the garage attendant, and leave your car key in the ignition. The attendant will give you the parking stub you will need to retrieve your car. In order to get free parking, be sure to pick up a parking sticker directly from Larry or Edie at the rehearsal. Please be kind to the Parking Garage valets and tip them when you leave. A $1 or more tip is always appreciated.  

~ ABOUT THE ELEVATOR DOORS ON SACRAMENTO ST ~  Our special entrance to the church (notthe main entrance) is on Sacramento St., halfway between the parking garage and Van Ness Ave. There is a wooden double door, behind which is hidden an elevator entrance. Avoid the center glass doors closer to Van Ness as there are often other groups gathered there, for example people in line for the food bank. 

~ GETTING IN ~ There should be someone outside the elevator door assisting entry until the time rehearsal begins. If you can, be a volunteer for door duty: one person every 15 minutes is ideal, starting a half hour before until a half hour after rehearsal begins. That way no one person misses too much.  It can still happen that no one is at the elevator entrance and the double wooden doors are locked, particularly if you are running late. Be sure to have backup phone numbers of 3-4 others in your section who have your name in their cell phones in advance, so if one person doesn’t answer, someone else might, they will see who it is from and not reject it as spam...Ride the elevator to the 3rdfloor; the elevator will be set to only go up to the 3rd floor. The location of this rehearsal is the choir room: you are there.  

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Rehearsal
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Rehearsal

Come early: help with setup, or spend time with new and old members. Get settled in your seat by 7.

Break around 8:15 for announcements and refreshments.

After rehearsal, 3 to 4 are needed to put the Chancel back exactly the way it was.

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Regular Rehearsal Night
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Regular Rehearsal Night

Come early: help with setup, or spend time with new and old members. Get settled in your seat by 7.

Note: Edie will be away this week.

Break around 8:15 for announcements and refreshments.

After rehearsal, 3 to 4 are needed to put the Chancel back exactly the way it was.

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Regular Rehearsal Night
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Regular Rehearsal Night

Come early: Help with setup, or spend time with new and old members. Get settled in your seat by 7.

Note: Edie will be away this week.

Break around 8:15 for announcements and refreshments.

After rehearsal, 3 to 4 volunteers are needed to put the Chancel back exactly the way it was.

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Regular Rehearsal Night
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Regular Rehearsal Night

Come early--6:45 is good. Help with setup, or spend time with new and old members. Get settled in your seat by 7.

Break around 8:20 for announcements and refreshments.

After rehearsal, 3 to 4 are needed to put the Chancel back exactly the way it was.

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Regular Rehearsal Night
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Regular Rehearsal Night

Come early--6:45 is good. Help with setup, or spend time with new and old members. Get settled in your seat by 7.

Break around 8:15 for announcements and refreshments.

After rehearsal, 3 to 4 are needed to put the Chancel back exactly the way it was.

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Regular Rehearsal Night
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Regular Rehearsal Night

Come early--6:45 is good. Help with setup, or spend time with new and old members. Get settled in your seat by 7.

Break around 8:15 for announcements and refreshments.

After rehearsal, 3 to 4 are needed to put the Chancel back exactly the way it was.

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Sing-Along Messiah and Holiday Fair
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Sing-Along Messiah and Holiday Fair

Holiday Craft Fair 6 - 9:30 PM (setup begins at 4 pm!)

Arrange in advance with the Fair Coordinators to donate your own quality handmade items and delicious baked goods to the Fair (pre-wrapped and priced). All proceeds support SFCC all year long.

Then visit the Fair in the Fireside Room to see what others have brought to get a head start on your holiday gifts! Free admission.

Messiah Sing-Along 7 PM

Lift your spirits with a rousing sing-along of this perennial holiday favorite. Join us in singing the choruses--and solos, too--accompanied by an all-volunteer chamber orchestra who are dedicated to doing this every year.

Admission to the Messiah Sing-Along is $15 (yes, for chorus members too): tickets available at the door. Bring your own score, or borrow one of ours.

View Event →