Category Archives: Cantus

Calendar of Events Posted!

The Calendar is posted for this year’s performances and events on the choir website.

STEP 1
Go to tigardchoirs.com and look for the drop down menu CALENDAR.

STEP 2
Find your choir, find your calendar.

STEP 2.5
If you are in Choralation, all you need is the Choralation Calendar. It includes all of Concert Choir’s dates.

If you are in Cantus and Concert Choir, you need to look at both calendars.

STEP 3
Share this calendar with your family, extended family, friends and YOUR BOSS if you have a job! Please mark your calendars NOW! Thanks!

Looking forward to an amazing year!

Musically yours,

Mr. Hawthorne
Choir Director

Choir Codes for Remind are up!

Please join the Remind App for the choir you are enrolled in for next season 2019-2020!

Cantaré 2020     enter 81010  then  @cantar202

Cantus 2020     enter 81010  then  @cantus202

Camerata 2020     enter 81010  then  @hhb9ah

Concert Choir 2020     enter 81010  then  @ceeaeek

Choralation 2020     enter 81010  then  @76k6hf

Choir Leadership 2020     enter 81010  then  @d3hba94
(this is for Concert Choir Leadership)

THS Choir Parents 2020     enter 81010  then  @zgekh7
(this is a way of getting important event and chaperoning information)

Donor has offered $5,000 in matching grant to replace Choir Room Piano!

Dear Choir Family,

We need to replace our choir room piano! We have a donor who offered up a $5,000 matching grant. The donor will match dollar for dollar up to $5,000. Already one person has come forward with a $200 gift for the match. If we can fill up the matching grant, we will have money to buy a replacement piano. We need to act quickly! The window for getting the piano we seek is short.

We have our eye on a 2006 Schimmel SP182 available through Classic Pianos. It just became available and is a rare and highly sought after piano, because it is a well built, piano from a company with a long, proven history of building stable and excellent pianos. This piano will last Tigard for 50 years!

Please consider helping toward this worthy and significant cause!

Please PM me or call me at 503-805-5392.

Thanks,

Mr. Hawthorne

UPDATE 12/24/18: Paradise Benefit Gift Cards Arrived!

UPDATE (December 24th): $160 in Target Gift Cards and $50 in Safeway Gift Cards for each student arrived today for the Choir Students of Paradise High School along with the video clip from the concert!

The generosity of the Tigard community is inspiring. With the addition of tonight’s pass the hat contributions of $2,426.19, the total gift to Paradise on Thursday evening was at $5, 811.46. 

Then came Friday Morning…more contributions…we reached $6,004. Then the mystery envelope landed in my box…

Ten crisp $100 bills for Paradise!!! Anonymous donor!!! Whoever you are, THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Then came Saturday morning…more contributions…

We reached $7,202!!!

THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR INCREDIBLE GENEROSITY!!!

Best regards,

Mr. Hawthorne

Holiday Concert $10 Reserved Seating Info

Reserve your seats ($10 per seat) for the upcoming Holiday Choir Concerts on December 18 and 20 at 7 pm. Reserved seating gets you your seat and you slip in just in the nick of time!!!!!

Contact Cendy Doyle at:

cendydoyle@msn.com with YOUR NAME, how many seats and preferred row and seat # of where you wish to sit.

My cell is 503-805-7995

Place checks payable to Tigard Choir or cash in the envelope at your seats. Place envelope in the Pass the Hat.

Thank you!

Gift Cards pouring in for Paradise!

Thank you to the following contributors to the Paradise High School Benefit that Tigard Choirs are sponsoring:

Dianne and Tom Hart
Adam and Kristina Smelley
Mark and Shelley Flannery
Brad and Debbie Avakian
Patricia Anderson
Leann and Richard O’Neill
Brian and Karen McKenney
Margaret and Jeff Kean
Doug and Barbara Burke
Denise Davidson
Kevin Brown
The Matheson Family
Evan Rubio
The Burris/Jackson Family
Shari Balcom
Michael Weizhandler
Robert and Wendy Hawthorne

Total so far: $1,525.00

All but two of the choir members at Paradise and all but a handful of faculty lost their homes in the Campfire in Paradise, California. If you can help as an individual, family or friend of Tigard Choirs, please send:

Target and Safeway Gift cards in the amount of $25 or greater, marked on the card for easy clarification or,

Debit/Visa Cards of $25 or greater or,

Checks of any amount made payable to Tigard Choir to be bundled together and converted into gift cards or,

Cash of $1 or more that can be bundled to purchase gift cards.

Deadline is December 20th at the 7 pm Concert in the Auditorium. We will pass the hat for final contributions to benefit the Paradise High School Choir and Faculty. All contributions will be boxed up and sent on December 21st to Mr. Shawn Howell of Paradise High School for distribution to the families in need.

Let’s raise a ton of money for these needy families!

Mr. Hawthorne

Tigard Choir Plans Benefit Concert for Paradise HS

I have been blessed to be in touch with the choir director of Paradise High School. As you are aware from the news, Paradise was destroyed in the Camp Fire. Shawn Howell has a choir of 35. All but two lost their homes in the Camp Fire. Of the 50 faculty members, almost all lost their homes. Shawn fortunately lives outside of Paradise and was spared.

Shawn has suggested that gift cards to Target and Safeway would really help.

There is no postal service to Paradise right now. Would you consider sending gift cards to: Robert Hawthorne c/o Tigard High School, 9000 SW Durham Road, Tigard, OR 97224. Or, bring gift cards or cash to the December 20th Choir Concert at Deb Fennell Auditorium. Consider cards of $25, $50, $75, or $100 or more. Any cash given in any amount will be converted into gift cards.

We will forward all the cards from you and our benefit concert on December 20th to the Paradise High School Choir Director Shawn Howell to distribute to the choir and faculty members in need.

Pass the word to friends, colleagues, businesses, business partners and family.

Let’s raise a massive amount of money! Blessings!

Mr. Hawthorne

Choir Concert on Thursday!

All Choirs sing in concert this Thursday, October 18th, in the Deb Fennell Auditorium at Tigard High School.

Call time for all choirs is 6 pm.
Concert starts at 7 pm.

All members wear:
black dress shoes
black socks
black dress pants
Simple t-shirt for top is worn under the robes or dress shirts.

Admission is free. We pass the hat in support of the choir program.

Thanks,

Mr. Hawthorne