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Information for Participating Singing Groups



Dates and locations of COS concerts (subject to change)
Year Date Location                 Year Date Location
1997 - 2006
 
Westover Hills
 
2007
Dec. 8th 
Brentwood Oaks
2008
Dec. 6th 
Hyde Park
 
2009
Dec. 5th 
University Avenue
2010
Dec. 4th 
Cameron Road
 
2011
Dec. 3rd 
Brentwood Oaks
2012
Dec. 8th
Hyde Park
 
2013
Dec. 7th
East Side
2014
Dec. 6th
University Ave.
 
2015
Dec. 5th
Cameron Rd.
2016
Dec. 3rd
Brentwood Oaks
 
2017
Dec. 9th
Hyde Park
2018
Dec. 8th
East Side
 
2019
Dec. 7th
Highland Village
2020
Dec. 5th
University Ave.
 
2021
Dec. 4th
Cameron Rd.
2022
Dec. 3rd
Brentwood Oaks
 
2023
Dec. 9th
Hyde Park
2024
Dec. 7th
Eastside
 
2025
Dec. 6th
Highland Village
Dates in black are subject to change.
 


December 8, 2018 / 6:30pm
Eastside Church of Christ
5701 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Austin, TX 78721
map to Eastside Church of Christ Building

Groups, please shoot for about 20 minutes of program. Thanks - management.


Preparation Schedule
Date Action Assignment
August
Secure venue
COS Management
August
Send out email notices to groups
COS Management
September
Send out 1st email notice to congregations
COS Management
October
Commentment from groups
Each group - respond to James or call 512.837.2489
Nov. 1st
Send out 2nd email notice to congregations
COS Management
Nov. 3th
Produce flyers, posters and announcement material
COS Management
Nov. 7th
Deliver / Send out flyers & posters to congregations
To be assigned
Nov. 10th - Nov. 14th
Work out sound check/visual assignments and requirements
Venue & COS management
Nov. 14th
Schedule sound checks and turn in microphone requirements
Each group - schedule with James or call 512.837.2489
Nov. 14th
Send in song selections
Each group - send to James or call 512.837.2489
Nov. 21nd
Schedule Audio/Visual personnel
Eastside
Nov. 28th
Layout printed program
COS Management
Dec. 3th
Print Hallelujah Chorus
COS Management
Dec. 6th
Print program
COS Management
Dec. 8th / 4pm
Start sound checks
Each group & East Side
Dec. 8th / 5:45pm
Hallelujah Chorus run through
Hallelujah singers
Dec. 8th / 6:30pm
Begin concert
Everyone


2018 - Program - Performance times will vary
Group Name Order / time 1st
selection
2nd
selection
3rd
selection
4th
selection
5th
selection
6th
selection
Slide
Austin Harmony
Not Attending
 
 
  
  
 
 
Slide
Brentwood Oaks Chorus
Third
7:30
Away in a Manger (Murray-Tackett)
Gesu Bambino
The First Noel
Silent Night
We Shall Light a Thousand Candles
Away in a Manger (Kirkpatrick)
Slide
Central TX Children's Home
Fifth
8:15
Presentation
 
  
 
 
 
Slide
Eastside
Second
7:05
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Let It Snow
Jesus Oh What a Wonderful Child
 
 
 
Slide
Encore
 Not Attending
 
 
 
 
 
 
Slide
Gradient
First
6:40
That's Christmas to Me
12 Days of Christmas
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Christmas: Impossible
Christmas Medley
Meli-Feliz
Slide
Intermission
No Intermission
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
The Sweet Expressions
Fourth
7:55
Christmastime
In the First Light
Tiny Miracle 
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing 
Carol of the Bells
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Slide
Western Hills Family Singers
 Not Attending
  
 
 
 
 
 
Slide
Westover Hills
 Not Attending
 
 
 
 
 
 
Slide
University Ave Singers
 Not attending
 
 
 
 
Slide
Mass Chorus
Last
8:30
Hallelujah Chorus
The Lord Bless You and Keep You
 
 
 
 
Slide


Sound Checks
These sound check times are still available:5:00 / 5:20.
Hallelujah Chorus run through 5:45.

Group Name Need Sound Check? Sound check time Microphone requirements
H=Hand Held
G=General Coverage
L=Lavalier or Head Mic
S=stand
Warm up room? Number in group
House Microphone
No
 
1 S
 
 
Song Leader
No
 
1 S
 
 
Gradient
Yes
 
2 G
Yes
 
Brentwood Oaks Chorus
No
 
2 G
Yes
20+
The Sweet Expressions
No
 
2 G / 1 H
with Brentwood
12
Encore
Not attending
2 G
yes
13
Eastside
No
2 G
yes
20+
Western Hills
Not attending
2 G
yes
20+

Please have your group members download and practice these two songs. We want to use them for the mass chorus finale at the end of the program. It would also help a great deal if you ran through them a couple of times.

Thanks, JT & DM.

Hallelujah Chorus:
sheet music     midi     mp3
For practice - voice part in left audio
Soprano / midi     mp3
Alto / midi     mp3
Tenor / midi     mp3
Bass / midi     mp3
The Lord Bless You and Keep You:
sheet music     midi     mp3
Preliminary Slide presentation
Preliminary Program

Song Leader music printouts
Angels We Have Heard on High
O Little Town of Bethlehem
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Away in a Manger
Joy to the World
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Silent Night
Hallelujah Chorus
The Lord Bless You and Keep You