Join me for OnStage?

From David Hein | 2-minute read Please join me for this summer’s distinctive, ONLINE musical theater production! Weird as the concept might sound, I can tell you the script is creative, clever, and amusing. For any FCC folks who enjoy… Read more

2020 [email protected] Rescheduled

2-minute read Thelma’s summer theater day camp for 4th-8th graders has been rescheduled. The new dates are July 27—August 14, 2020, though the entirety of the third week may not be needed. A date for the livestream broadcast of the… Read more

Children’s Chorale Fundraiser – Volunteers Needed

Dear FCC Parents and Guardians, I hope you are all well. I wanted to send out a quick message about Children’s Chorale. Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, our largest annual fundraiser at Buttermilk Park has been cancelled. In light… Read more

Virtual Choir Instructions

Message from David Hein4-minute read Greetings Singers and Families — I’m excited for us to attempt this Virtual Choir project! Here is a description of the process required to make this happen. This project is NOT a requirement. Of course… Read more

FCC Virtual Choir Rehearsal

A message from David Hein30-second read Hello Singers and Families! Let’s meet virtually this Thursday, April 16th, at 4pm to sing through “Hard Times Come Again No More.” At that time, I will also explain in greater detail how we… Read more

FCC Virtual Choir Project

From David Hein1 minute read I am posting this accompaniment audio file for one verse and one refrain of “Hard Times Come Again No More,” by Stephen Foster (link at bottom of this post). This is one of the songs… Read more


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Updated Zoom Info for FCC meet-ups

Hello Children’s Chorale families, Here is a recap of the connection info: Follow this link to initiate the connection: If prompted, here is the meeting ID:484-260-1403No password is currently set.Message with us live via Facebook Messenger if you are… Read more

Children’s Chorale — Let’s meet-up online!

Message from David Hein1-minute read Hello Children’s Chorale Singers and Families! It is finally time to try to get together online! I’d like to meet you all for a group video chat on Monday, April 6 at 4pm (this time… Read more

Children’s Chorale — ways forward during COVID-19

A message from David Hein4-minute read // response requested (especially a blog response) Dear Singers and Families, I hope this finds your families well. These are challenging times for all of us. Children are at home while you are trying… Read more

UPDATE: FCC Rehearsal Status

A message from David Hein Dear Parents and Singers, Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale will continue suspension of rehearsals through the end of March. We will not meet March 23 or March 30. THELMA staff and I (as I’m sure… Read more

UPDATE: Children’s Chorale and COVID-19

A message from David Hein3-minute read Dear Parents and Singers, By now you should have received a message from Jacqui Corsi, THELMA’s Executive Director, in which she announced cancellation of concerts at THELMA, though classes will continue (see below for… Read more

Mid-Semester Check-in Message from David Hein

(3 minute read) Greetings FCC Singers and Families: I want to get us thinking about the future — The Spring Concert may feel like a long ways off, but it’s really only a little more than three months away. Recall… Read more

Rehearsal Cancelled — Feb. 17, 2020

Due to a combination of factors, weather, as well as a large number of folks out for illness or for other obligations (rehearsals, events), it makes just as much sense for us to not meet this evening. We will resume… Read more

Drivers Still Needed for Singing Valentines

Dear FCC Parents and Guardians, We are still in need of drivers to transport our singers this Friday, February 14 between 12:30 and 4:45. If anyone is available and would be willing to drive, it would be greatly appreciated.  Please… Read more

Singing Valentines: final details

Greetings all — this is Mr. Hein: Mon., Feb., 10 is our last rehearsal before we head out for our Singing Valentines project! I have, myself, purchased two Valentines, sending our singers to special places around town. Have you purchased… Read more

Singing Valentines – Permission Slips and Drivers needed

Dear FCC Parents and Guardians, Valentines Day is coming soon and we are in the process of finalizing everything for our singing valentines fundraiser. To assist with the planning, we need to know who is participating by this Monday. If… Read more

Singing Valentines Permission Slips

Dear FCC Parents and Guardians, In preparation for our singing valentine fundraiser we are looking to confirm how many children will be participating in the event. Attached you will find a permission slip. If your child is interested in participating,… Read more

Important information for Children’s Chorale Rehearsal 2/3 and 2/10

Dear FCC Parents and Guardians, Sheboygan Street will be closed tonight Feb. 3 and next Monday Feb. 10 so you will not be able to access THELMA’s front entrance for vehicle drop off and pick up. Please drop off and… Read more

Rehearsal Resumes TONIGHT!

We resume rehearsal this evening — single-chorus schedule: 5:30-6:30 Grade School Chorus (4th-5th grades)6:30-7:45 Middle School Chorus (6th, 7th, 8th grades) See you soon!… Read more

Singing Valentines

❤️ It’s time for Singing Valentines again! ❤️ Send mid-winter good cheer to a person or group that you care about! And in the process, you’ll help support the mission of the Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale. 🎤 A group… Read more

Final Christmas Parade Details

We are so excited to have the Children’s Chorale participate in Fond du Lac’s Christmas Parade of Lights. The parade is this Saturday, December 7. We are asking if every family could bring a bag of candy this Saturday, this… Read more

Details for Christmas Parade this Saturday!

We are so excited to have the Children’s Chorale participate in Fond du Lac’s Christmas Parade of Lights. The parade is this Saturday, December 7. It begins at Rees Street (near the Police Station) and travels south on Main Street… Read more

Rehearsal cancellation on Dec. 2 and important information leading up to the Winter Concert

An Important Message from David Hein: Dear singers and parents, We will not be meeting for rehearsal on Monday, Dec. 2nd. For some time I have known about an out-of-town commitment — I have been asked to take part in… Read more

Follow up to FCC Parent Meeting

Dear FCC Parents, I wanted to thank everyone for taking the time to attend the parent meeting last Monday, it was great to see you. The meeting was a wonderful opportunity to introduce you to the THELMA staff and to… Read more

FCC Parent Meeting

Dear FCC Parents, On November 18th from 5:30 – 6:30, during the Children’s Chorale massed rehearsal, we would like to meet with parents to discuss parent involvement, tuition, rehearsals, fundraisers, and what THELMA has to offer families. Please make arrangements… Read more

Children’s Chorale Pictures Will Be Taken on September 23

Dear FCC Parents and Guardians, We will be taking a group photograph during the massed rehearsal this Monday, September 23 (rehearsal for everyone is from 5:30 – 6:46). Please have your child wear their Chorale t-shirt to rehearsal for pictures.… Read more

Welcome to the Children’s Chorale 2019-2020 Season! Calendar and General Information

Dear FCC Families, Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 season of the Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale! This is the chorus’s 23rd year in the community and we are proud of the opportunities we have given young people for excellent,… Read more

Volunteers Still Needed for FCC Buttermilk Concert

Dear FCC Parents and Guardians, We are still looking for volunteers to assist with concessions on Wednesday. If you or anyone you know are interesting in assisting us with FCC’s largest fundraiser of the year, please contact me at [email protected]Read more

Rehearsal Times Next Week for FCC Buttermilk Concert

Dear FCC Parents and Guardians, FCC will be rehearsing for the Buttermilk concert 2 times next week. The first rehearsal will on Monday, August, 12 at THELMA from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. The second rehearsal will be on Tuesday, August,… Read more

2019 Season: Tuition Changes

Dear FCC Parents, First, thank you so much for your support and for choosing Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale (FCC) for your child. In author Stacy Horn’s book, Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness While Singing with Others, you get a first-hand… Read more

FCC Buttermilk Concert Volunteers Needed

Dear FCC Parents and Guardians, The time is fast approaching for the FCC Buttermilk concert on August 14th. We will be running the concession stand again this year and are looking for volunteers to assist with taking orders and food… Read more

Tickets for National Anthem

Dear FCC Parents and Guardians, A few last minute adjustments for tomorrow. Tickets will be available for pickup tomorrow at THELMA between 10 and 4. If you are unable to pick up your tickets before 4 pm you will be… Read more

Important update to National Anthem Performance

Dear FCC Parents and Guardians, Due to lack of interest in tickets for the boat launch area at the Dock Spiders Stadium we will be canceling that part of the evening. I will follow up with those of you who… Read more

Children’s Chorale National Anthem Performance

Hi FCC Parents and Guardians, I wanted to send out a reminder about the National Anthem performance and tickets. I need to follow up with the Dock Spiders to confirm tickets by next Monday, May 27. Please contact me by… Read more

Ties, Cookies and Bring a Friend

Dear FCC Parents and Guardians, We are looking for volunteers to assist the children with their ties on Sunday. Also, we are still looking for cookies. Please email me at [email protected] if you are interested. Additionally, David wanted me to… Read more

Volunteers, Cookies and Sunday’s FCC Concert

Hi FCC Parents and Guardians, The time has come once again to celebrate the hard work, dedication and creativity of everyone involved with the Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale.  In preparation for the spring concert this Sunday we are looking… Read more

Proofread your singer’s name and grade for the concert program

Hello, Listed below are Chorale student names and grades we believe to be correct but please find your child’s name and comment on this blog post if any information is incorrect so we can make the changes and list correctly… Read more

2019 Spring Concert Information

SCHEDULE for Spring 2019 April 28/Sunday — see below, additional performance opportunityCall time: 1:15pm / Concert time: 2 pm / location: Marian University (see further information below); formal concert attireApril 29/Monday — 5:30-7:30, Technical Rehearsal (Massed) — there will be… Read more

January 2019 Start-up Information: Rehearsal Schedule, Choir Photo, and Calendar

Happy New Year, FCC Singers and Families! Regular Rehearsals resume Monday, January 14th. Divided choirs rehearsal schedule is: 4th-5th grade singers 5:30-6:30 pm 6th-7th-8th grade singers 6:30-7:45 pm      Don’t forget your folder, a pencil, and a water bottle! Massed Choir… Read more

Children’s Chorale Photo Shoot Rescheduled

Hello parents & singers – plans are set to reschedule the group Chorale photo due to a large number of singers who are unable to attend mass rehearsal on November 19. The rescheduled date is  January 21 during mass rehearsal.… Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click the links below to view the PDF versions of what was included in your welcome packet. This includes all of the information you need to know for this upcoming semester. Chorale FAQ Chorale Blog Instructions 2018-2019 Calendar… Read more

Welcome Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale Parents and Care-givers!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 Season of the Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale! This is chorus’s 22nd year in the community. We are proud of the opportunities we have given young people for excellent, artistic music-making. This blog, a new initiative,… Read more