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Trumansburg Community Chorus Spring 2023 Session News

Dear Singers,

The Trumansburg Community Chorus lives and will sing again! Many of you have heard by now that we plan to start a new session in January, 2023. Based on the responses we received on our recent survey, we anticipate about 30–40 participants. 

Rehearsals will be on Monday nights! Although our email of October 27 announced we would be moving to Tuesdays, that plan has proved untenable. So, we are back to our traditional time-slot, Monday nights from 7–9 pm. 

The deadline to register for the Spring 2023 session is December 30, 2022. Registration is online; see our registration page for a link to the signup form. Details including important dates and locations as well as a few changes in protocol follow. 

Important Dates

Friday, December 30, 2022 deadline:

  • Register online
  • Submit proof of vaccination & booster
  • Submit registration fee

Monday, January 16, 2023 – first rehearsal

Saturday, May 13 – first performance, 7:30 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses

Sunday, May 14 – second performance, 4:00 pm, same location

Other possible performances TBA

Rehearsal Locations

  • Melvin Room, Ulysses Philomathic Library. We can use this as our primary rehearsal space for up to 40 singers. If we have a larger group, we will move to one of the secondary locations below.
  • The First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses, both the sanctuary and Fellowship Hall, are secondary locations. All these locations are centrally located and accessible. 

Changes in Protocol

In answer to questions on the survey, we will be requiring participants to be up-to-date on Covid vaccine and boosters including the bivalent booster by December 30, 2022. This will allow time for the booster to take effect before our first rehearsal. 

However, we have decided not to require rapid Covid tests before each rehearsal. We do expect participants to be responsible: stay home if you are not feeling well or if you know you may have been exposed. As noted earlier, rehearsals will be recorded and made available online later, and you will be expected to practice with the recording if you need to miss a live rehearsal. However, participation via online rehearsals only is not an option at this time. 

Registration Fee

The cost of registration for the semester will be $60 ($45 for students). If you opted for the $25 credit at the close of our last session, in March, 2020, that will be deducted from your amount due, leaving a balance of $35 ($20 for students) for this session. This amount includes the cost of a singer’s mask, which will be issued to you at our first rehearsal and will then belong to you. For this first session, we are subsidizing the cost of the masks, and you may continue to use your mask for future sessions. If your mask is lost or damaged, you will need to pay full price for a replacement. 

As always, if cost is a hardship for you, please let us know! We do not want anyone excluded because of inability to pay. Please speak to one of our treasurers, Barbara Melvin or Margo Alexander, or to Alice or anyone on the steering committee (members are listed at the end of this email), to let us know your concerns. You do not need to provide “proof” of hardship, and your request will be kept confidential. 

Review of Protocols

Here is a link to the revised protocols; please review before registering.

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Be The One

Here is the sheet music and parts for Be The One:

Sheet music: BeTheOneTCC







All Parts:


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Spring Concert Poster

If you want to print copies of the Spring Concert poster, or share it electronically (e-mail, social media, etc.), here it is in PDF form:
Spring 2018 poster

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TCC Week 1 update

As we get things rolling, we have lots of information to share and/or review.  Please take a moment to read though this, I’ll keep it as short as I can:
  • First, please take a moment right now to read through the membership guidelines, even if you are a returning member:
  • I’ll highlight the admonition to not park along the road that goes between the church and the small building on the other side.  Park in the lot next to that small building, or along 96.  Also, it is very important that you refrain from using perfumes or scented products, including hand creams.  We’ve got folks who experience respiratory reactions to these products, and breathing is an essential part of making music (also an essential part of staying alive and healthy).
  • The audio recording of our Winter concert is now up on the web page, here:
  • If you haven’t paid your dues yet, or are in “trial” mode, we ask that you do so by the third week.
  • Please take the time, if you haven’t already, to number the measures in your music, and mark the dynamics with the red and blue pencils, as Alice asked us to last week.  (It’s a great time to review the music while you’re at it!)
  • We do need some folks, on an ongoing basis, to come a little early and stay a little late each time to help set up the room for rehearsal, and then put it back the way it was afterwards.  It doesn’t have to be everyone every time, but if each of us makes a point of pitching in some of the time, it’ll all go quickly and not be a burden.
  • The Chamber Singers is a small group of singers who prepare a couple of extra pieces in a small ensemble.  Participation is by audition, and requires a willingness to work on extra music on your own time and to come to rehearsal early (6:15) each week on a regular basis. If you are interested, please come at 6:30 on Monday to audition.
  • Since we are back in the grip of Old Man Winter, I’ll mention our inclement weather policy.  Generally, if we’re going to cancel a rehearsal we will attempt to do so no later than 6:00 PM.  We’ll post to Facebook and also send out e-mail.  If the weather is dicey, check those places before you leave the house.

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Concert Poster

If you have a place you can put up our concert poster, please download it here and print out a few copies:
Winter 2017 poster

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Concert Information

Here’s the information you need for our upcoming concert!

Concert Dress:

All black (top & bottom, collared shirts for the men) with a “splash of color” added: ties for the men, a scarf, sash, tie, or similar for the women.  Colors should be jewel-toned as opposed to pastel.  (Think Christmas ornaments!)

Concert Order:

  1. Solstice Song
  2. We Are
  3. Shenandoah
  4. Sisi Ni Moja
  5. Solos & duets
    1. J.T. & & Deb
    2. Stan
    3. J.T.
    4. Katie
  6. Chamber Singers
    1. Glory To God
    2. Alleluia
    3. Jingle Bells
  7. Ding-a-Ding-a-Ding
  8. You Will Reap What You Sow
  9. The Water is Wide
  10. Let the River Run
  11. Encore: A Gaelic Good Night


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Concert recordings

Here are the recordings from this Spring concert:
The Last Words of David

Omnia Sol


Niska Bania

Die Zufriedenheit

One Voice

The Impossible Dream

In Whatever Time We Have

1000 Beautiful Things

Prayer of the Children

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

I Choose Love

Hold Me, Rock Me

Peze Kafe

We Shall Overcome

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Spring Concert Poster

For printing and sharing, here is our spring concert poster.

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Links to videos for practice

Here are links to Youtube videos of our pieces, to help with your at-home practice sessions (or to just listed to and start getting them into your ear).


Peze Kafe       

Hold Me Rock Me

Niska Banja

piano only:

We Shall Overcome

Omnia Sol

I Choose Love

So new there’s not a choral vid yet.

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody

The Last Words of David

Alto predominant:

Soprano dominant:


Baritone 1:


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Spring Session 2017

The Spring session of the Trumansburg Community Chorus will start on Monday, January 30 at 7:00 PM at the Jacksonville Methodist church.  Come sing with us!

The membership dues are once again $40 ($25 for students), with an optional $20 donation to help cover the cost of the music.

If you plan on joining us this session, please pre-register at to help us with planning.

If you have a folder from a previous session that hasn’t been returned, please contact, and we’ll make guilt-free arrangements for that folder to rejoin the flock.

See you soon!

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