We have a great opportunity this year to represent our District at the Midwinter festival with the Sunshine Statesmen Seniors Chorus! As you know, Midwinter will be in Jacksonville this year, so we will have no better opportunity to showcase our talents. We are hoping to have over 60 men join us on stage, and we need your help!
The Seniors Chorus will be a Sunshine District wide group of men 55 years or older. We have enlisted a great director, Jack Slamka of Power Play, as well as some talented folks to assist him in making this the best seniors chorus possible!
We will meet in small, regional “pods” to go over the music and interp a couple times in August and September. We will meet twice with the whole chorus under Jack’s direction: once at Labor Day Jamboree, and once again before the District Fall Convention. We will have to compete for a qualifying score before being invited to appear at Midwinter.
The songs will be:
The Sunshine Of Your Smile (Tom Gentry)
Taking A Chance On Love (Jay Giallombardo)
Charts and Tracks will be made available to anyone who is interested.
Here is an mp3 file of Power Play’s performance of the two songs.
NOTE:This is the ONLY learning media to be used. This is the exact interp of how this package will be performed/sung. You can also watch a YouTube video of the performance below.
What: Sunshine Seniors Chorus, directed by Jack Slamka
Who: Any Sunshine District man over 55. This includes members of Frank Thorne and snowbird members! You can join after you arrive for the winter or after Fall Contest as long as you are off paper and ready to sing!
When: Midwinter Festival in January, District Convention in October, Rehearsals at LDJ and Regional Rehearsals TBD.
Where: LDJ and District Convention in Orlando, Midwinter Festival in Jacksonville.
How much: In order to qualify you will need an all-events registration at the District Contest as well as any necessary Midwinter registrations. We are also asking a $10/man additional registration fee.
Why: To offset the cost of arrangement fees and learning materials.
Pod Rehearsal schedule:
Sarasota First Baptist Church, west annex room
1661 Main St.
Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall
8260 Cypress Lake Dr
Fort Myers 11am-4pm
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Gymnasium
5625 Holy Trinity Dr
Community United Methodist, Choir Loft in Main Sanctuary*
309 College Ave
Fruitland Park 10:30am-1pm
Grace Baptist Church
19200 Griffin Road
Southwest Ranches 11am-3pm
October 5th :
Church of the Brethren
700 S Pine St
Sebring, FL 11am-3pm
Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church
7860 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville FL, from 9:30am – 12:00pm
*Community United Methodist Church is located in Fruitland Park Florida at the intersection of College Ave and SR 466A.
This is on the SE corner of the Villages 1/2 mile west of US441/27 .
Route 446A crosses the Villages and intersects with US 301 on the West side of The Villages.
What to do next: Get back to me (VP of Music, Sean Stork to firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will distribute to you the learning materials and keep you posted about rehearsal schedules. If you have any further questions, please let me know.
Sean Christopher Stork