December 2020



Thursday December 17, 2020

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.



Songs and

Sounds of the



Thursday evening,

December 17, 2020

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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December 2020

NOTE from

Director Denise Helbig

My Dearest Chorus,

Firstly, my article was

requested a week ago, but

just like any "NORMAL"

December, I don’t seem to

have enough time to get

everything done!!

I love everything about the

holidays. The family time, the

parties, the food, the gifts (so

shoot me--- my husband

gives the BEST gifts ever!!!),

and of course, the

music!! The twelve things I

miss the most this year:

Meeting in person

Learning New SONGS!

Contest Weekend!!!

In person Regional



My Little cabin in the woods

at Retreat

Driving to and from

rehearsal with Kathy

Guests at our rehearsal

Individual voice lessons for

every member of the


Our chow

Coaching sessions with live


In-Person Christmas


I could actually give an

exclamation point on each of






this Christmas!!

The list is


I am focusing on Spirit the of

the Season. We all know

that 2020 is not long for this

world (thankfully!!!), and this

time will pass SOON and we

can all move on.

In the meantime, I'm sharing

with you my take on the 12

Days of Christmas during

COVID times:

12th Day of


On the 12th Day of Christmas

my true love gave to me:

12 rolls of Charmin

11 cans of Lysol

10 weekly zoom meetings

9 months of lockdown

8 sanitizers

7 days of Amazon


6 feet of social


5 meals a day!!

4 more months till


3-D face masks

2 latex gloves

And an endless amount

of streaming on TV!!!





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December 2020


to join us for a

Friends & Family Christmas Program!

(a ZOOM event)

ZOOM LINK for A Cappella Bay Christmas Prgram

on Thursday, December 17, 7:00 - 8:00 pm:

"THE VIRTUAL DOORS" of our one-hour ZOOM Program will OPEN

at 6:45 to begin welcoming our friends, families, and special guests!

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December 2020

A Special Request! Thank you!!!

share your



Please email photos

to Karen Larsen at

"Chorus Members! Karen is preparing a slide

show of chorus photos and chorus members at

holiday shows and performances, carol sings,

and any other events where we are dressed in

holiday attire. ~ Also, she is asking each of us to

send her at least one photo of your sELF or your

family of something Christmasy -- maybe a

family photo from a Christmas card, or a photo

of your Christmas decorations, inside or outside,

or a beautifully wrapped present, you in a Santa

Hat, or anything else you think is appropriate.

From LISA (Bass): Thank you to all who voted for the next SAI Board of

Directors. Our chorus chose Sharon Cartwright, Annika Dellas and Janice

McKenna. Our President cast our vote with International on December 2nd.

listen, learn, love...

Silent Night, Silent "H"... Dear C(h)orus,

In a moment of word-musing, I learned that the "CH" sound (aka 'digraph'), as in

'Chorus' and 'Christmas' with a silent "H," was first used in Latin in the 2nd century

B.C. , chosen as the closest, corresponding sound and meaning of the Greek letter "chi"

(also "ki"). As a noun, "chi" is the circulating life force, literally meaning 'air, breath.' ~

This nerdy note is really just wanting to say to you all, may the gentle gifts and silent

messages of Christmastime and this Season of Light, fill your hearts with peace and

harmony in every way. ~mara h.

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DEC 10 NO REHEARSAL! Send photos to Karen!

December 2020

DEC 17 ZOOM event, Friends & Family Christmas

Program, Thursday evening, 7-8pm. All are welcome

to join us!

DEC 24 Merry Christmas!

DEC 31 Happy New Year!

JAN 07 Regular rehearsal

JAN 30 Region 9 ****

Winter Workshop (virtual)

Presented by the A Cappella Bay Show Chorus

Happy Birthdays!!!

Days of



Karen Larsen (15)

Harriett Swartzmiller (17)

Ashley Campbell (20)

Kris Guthrie (29)

one day at a time...

one day at a time...

one day at a time...

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November 2020

Thanks to Barb (bass, section leader) for updating us about a

Winter Workshop on January 30, 2021, and letting us know of

some wonderful, virtual chorus shows you can enjoy this month!!

Our Region 9 has a Winter Workshop weekend each year; of course there is no inperson

gathering, but this is the date: "We are excited to let you know that Winter

Workshop will be going VIRTUAL this year and will be held on January 30, 2021!

There is more info to come but for now, please mark your calendars. For future

information go to"

The Vocal Majority's Virtual Show, "The Secret of Christmas" is being

livestreamed Saturday, December 12, 2020. There are two time options to

watch: 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm Central Time. You must register but the

show is free. Go to for more information and to register.

Virtual Concert by the Heralds of Harmony:

A Christmas Celebration For The Ages

(Free but need to register at:

Event date: December 13 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Women of Note Chorus Virtual Holiday Celebration

link to youtube:

December 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

visit: for more information

Staying connected, inspired, and living in harmony...

This monthly newsletter offers a story in word-pictures of how we are doing and what we are

doing, as we continue learning and celebrating the joy of chorus comraderie and barbershop

music. Each voice is valued and contributes in one way or another to the gift of this chorus

community. You are very much appreciated! ~marahawks, thEditor

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