© 2023 by Dowling Catholic Choir. 

NEWS & NOTES 

2019-20 Concerts/Events:

 

Concert Information CORRECTION!

Dowling’s printed wall calendar is incorrect. Here is the correct information:

 

  • Fall Concert: Thursday, October 3, 7:30 pm, Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University

  • Spring Concert: Thursday, May 7, 7:30 pm, Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University

Fall Concert:
October 3, 7:30pm @ Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University

DC Singers/Waukee Concertshare: November 5, 7:30pm @ DCHS Chapel

 

Christmas Concert: December 9, 7:30pm, @ St. Ambrose Cathedral

Dimensions Preview Show: December 16, 7:30pm @ DCHS

Madrigal Dinners:
January 10 & 11, 7:00 pm @ St. Francis of Assisi Parish Hall

Dimensions Competitions:

Jan 18 (Waukee)
Feb 8 (Bettendorf)
Feb 15 (Keokuk)

Winter Concert:
February 17, 7:30 pm @ St. Ambrose Cathedral

Dimensions Competition:
Feb 29 (Southeast Polk)

 

Dimensions Middle School Workshop:
March 3 @ DCHS

 

Dimensions Home Show:
March 8, 4:00 pm @ DCHS

 

Choir Trip:
March 12-15, Nashville, TN

 

State Solo/Ensemble Contest:
April 18 @ DCHS

 

Spring Concert:
May 7, 7:30 pm @ Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University

State Large Group Contest:
May 9

Updates:

Nashville T-Shirt Ordering:

Just a reminder on ordering Nashville Choir Trip t-shirts... we are asking all students and chaperones traveling to Nashville to purchase a t-shirt to wear during the trip. Ordering is will be open through FRIDAY, January 24th. 

Upcoming Dimensions Shows:

Dimensions Competitions:

Jan 18 (Waukee)
Feb 8 (Bettendorf)
Feb 15 (Keokuk)

Feb 29 (Southeast Polk)

 

Dimensions Middle School Workshop:
March 3 @ DCHS

 

Dimensions Home Show:
March 8, 4:00 pm @ DCHS

Next Choral Boosters Meetings:

Please mark your calendar and join us for the next Choral Boosters meetings on March 3 and May 5 at 6:30pm in the choir room to receive updates and discuss ways we can support and help advance the choral program.

Nashville Trip

Payment Schedule:

November 6

January 8

February 5

*All payments made online via Bob Rogers Travel

 

Nashville Trip Fundraising: Wells Fargo Arena Concessions

 

DCHS Performing Arts students are invited to fundraise through Wells Fargo Arena Concessions. Contact Penny Orewiler, DCHS Performing Arts Committee Chair, to sign-up: pmorewiler@dmgov.org 515-238-6764 

  • Work as a group ... everyone in the stand will be associated with Dowling

  • Opportunities year-round

  • Sign-up for events on a monthly basis

  • Choose the specific date, specific events and how often you want to work

  • Parents & Students who are 18 years or older

  • Concerts up to $100 per night per person (depending on assignment)

  • 6.5-hour shift approx.

  • Sporting Events & Family Shows up to $80 per night per person (depending on assignment)

  • 5-hour shift approx.

  • Iowa High School State Tournaments

  • $14/hour per

  • Stand workers split any tips received

  • Proceeds (other than tips) are deposited in your student’s trip account

Concertshare

The first ever Concertshare Concert successfully combined Dowling Catholic Singers and the Waukee Concert Choir on November 5th in the DCHS Chapel. The performance ended in a well-deserved standing ovation for all of the musicians! 

 

All-State

Congratulations to ALL of our musicians that made All-State Choir on October 26th! What a wonderful accomplishment! We are so proud of all of you! Your many hours of practice and rehearsal have paid off in a well-deserved honor!  We will look forward to hearing you perform in the All-State Music Festival in Ames on Saturday, November 23rd!

Joshua Bartemes
Ben Faber
Erin Greening
Maddy Hall
Eva Kilbride
Alejandro Konrad
Katherine Kunz
Hannah Martin
Joe Miyazaki
Eric Pimentel-Valdez
Marie Porto
Peyton Riewer

NATS Singing Contest

Congratulations to the following DCHS singers who competed at the Central Region NATS singing contest in Iowa City!

  • Stan Przedlacki: placed 1st in Classical Men, and 2nd in Musical Theatre Men

  • Joshua Bartemes: placed 3rd in Classical Men

  • Sandy Paz-Garcia: placed 3rd in Classical Women

  • Audrey Holtkamp: received Honorable Mention in Classical Women

  • Erin Greening: placed 2nd in Musical Theatre Women

Choral Boosters Need YOU!

We have many needs for volunteers from done-in-a-day projects to working on a committee. 

  • Volunteers are needed and you can get involved in the following:

    • Drivers to All-State competition

    • Photographers are needed for Dimensions Show Choir

    • Graphic Design - Create and hang locker signs

    • Update social media and web site

    • Upload and/or send great choir pics from concerts, contests, plays, and behind the scenes to DeeMoriarty.pr@gmail.com for website and social media

    • Accompany students to competitions or events, serve as a chaperones

    • Assist the choirs with their robe, dress, tuxedo and show choir fittings

    • Bake cookies for bus trips or help organize and serve meals at long rehearsals

    • Serve as a Choral Booster officer or on a committee such as Madrigal Dinner

    • Attend Choral Booster meetings at 6:30pm (typically in the Choir Room or auditorium) on the following dates:  November 12, January 7, March 3, and May 5.

 

Please email Ann McDonald, this year’s Choral Booster President, to volunteer with Dowling Choral Boosters!

 

We will communicate choir happenings, updates, and needs via occasional emails and through the following:

  • www.DCHSchoir.org - this is where you'll find the monthly newsletter! 

  • Instagram and Twitter - please follow @dowling_choir

 

Please check out the above and let us know if you have any questions or concerns!

Dee Moriarty

DCHS Choral Boosters Communications Chair