What's Happening Jan 26 - Feb 1, 2015

Join us Sunday, February 1, 10:30 am for Love Makes the World Go Round led by Rev. Carole Martignacco, with special music by Les Perroquets and Sandra Hunt. Is there any more burdened word in all the language than "love"? Noun or a verb, applied to anything from pizza and popcorn to people or the planet -- What does it really mean? Rev. Carole Martignacco will be with us through the month of February.

It's the first Sunday of the month. Please bring non-perishable food items to share with the NDG Food Depot. 

Yellow Door Choir's winter concert, Plenty Good Room ... Tout le monde à bord, directed by Roxanne Martel will be this Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31 at 8 pm.

For more information and details about these and other activities this week, continue reading below.

Tuesday and Thursday, January 27 and 29, 10:00 am - noon, Nursery Play Group    
We welcome children under five on a drop-in basis accompanied by a (grand)parent or caregiver. Pack a snack for your child(ren). Coffee is provided. Open to all, whether church members or not. No charge but a donation of $3/session per family is suggested. Contact: Melani Litwack at 514-394-2043

Tuesday, January 27, 7:30 pm, Phoenix Hall
Carmina Choir

Ability to read music is not necessary as learning aids are provided. A sense of humour is an advantage. For further information, please contact the director, Brian Brice, or call at 514-843-6497

Thursday, January 29, 7:25 - 9:00 pm, Phoenix Hall
Parts in Peace Choir rehearsal 

The UCM's service choir, meets to sing all kinds of genres of music from the Indian National Anthem to French chansons, rounds and four-part harmonies.  We are committed to singing at least once a month at Sunday services so our musical choices reflect the message of the service. Bring a binder for your music and a pencil with eraser. Non-music readers are enthusiastically welcomed along with seasoned choristers.  You just have to love to sing -- or want to find your musical voice.  It's a great way to participate in the life of our church!  Recordings of voice parts for many of the songs we learn are available online at http://www.ucmtl.ca/ucm-music-resources
Contact:   Sandra Hunt, Director of Music, at 514-484-5559.

Friday and Saturday January 30 and 31, 8 pm (Doors open at 7:30)
The Yellow Door Choir winter concert directed by Roxanne Martel
Concert: Plenty Good Room ... Tout le monde à bord

Tickets: General $20; seniors/students $15. Available at the door on concert night. Advance sales on-line at www.yellowdoorchoir.com
For its annual Winter concert the Yellow Door Choir is making room to take their audience on a musical tour from old world Shakespeare`s "Blow, blow thou winter wind" to modern Billy Joel`s "And so it Goes" and from far east China`s "Mo Li Hua" to vibrant Mexico`s "Quien Sera."  Board the train 'cuz there's "Plenty Good Room" for everyone.
We would also like to introduce to you our new choir director Roxanne Martel. As a singer and conductor, she has always been drawn to the richness and variety of the choral repertoire and to its huge range of expression through the power of combined voices. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience as both a singer and conductor including directing the  choir and teaching music at Sacred Heart since 1988. In joining the ensemble this year, Roxanne and the Yellow Door Choir singers hope to bring to audiences a rich and eclectic musical experience.
The Yellow Door Choir is a charitable community choir, in its 32nd year, that partners with local organizations in need, to create a spring or winter concert as part of their fundraising efforts.
Sweets and goodies will be provided by a bake sale at intermission furnished by the  AIDS Community Care Montreal.   ACCM envisions a society free from the stigma of HIV/AIDS. They are committed to building a community where all people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS receive the support they need. They are dedicated to empowering individuals to make informed decisions related to their health. ACCM is a volunteer-based community organization working to enhance the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS, to prevent HIV transmission, and to promote community awareness and action.

Sunday, February 1, 10:30 am
Love Makes the World Go Round 

Rev. Carole Martignacco, with special music by Les Perroquets and Sandra Hunt.
Is there any more burdened word in all the language than "love"?
Noun or a verb, applied to anything from pizza and popcorn to people or the planet -- What does it really mean?