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Christmas is Coming!

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Thanksgiving is fast approaching, which means that we are working up our Christmas music!  We've been getting excited about the approaching holiday season, especially because of this:

That's right, we'll be singing at the Stone Zoo again this year for their annual Zoo Lights display.

Zoo Lights Christmas Show!
Wednesday, December 12th.
7 PM.
Stone Zoo, Stoneham, MA.

May God bless you with joy and peace in the upcoming holiday season. We hope you are as excited about the holidays as we are, and that we'll see you at the zoo soon.



Christian a Cappella Leadership Summit

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Boston Found hosted the first ever Christian a Capella Leadership Summit at MIT in October of 2012. We had student leaders from area schools come together to discuss and share ideas, struggles, and vision. Some examples of things we talked about:

Why was your group founded? Has the purpose changed? If so, why?

What was your group doing on campus 4 years ago? What is the group doing now?

What does your group value?

How do you live out these values?

What does "success" mean to your group? How do you measure success?
One of our members, Tamiko, made huge efforts to provide awesome snacks for the day.

We had representation from Tufts, BU, BC, Wellesley, and MIT.

All in all, it was a great way to get to know some of the student leaders, to share, learn from each other, and also pray together.

Auditions!

We are looking for some new members to join our group!

This fall, we will be rehearsing on Wednesday evenings, 7-10PM.

We will be having auditions the last week of August and the first week of September. If you are interested in auditioning, please fill out this form here. You can also contact us via e-mail at info@bostonfound.org.

Auditions typically last for approximately 20 minutes.

We will ask you to sing:
- a few musical exercises (scales, intervals, and sight reading)
- a memorized unaccompanied solo of your choice
- a learned excerpt with the group that will be e-mailed to you after you sign up for an audition

We will also ask you a few questions about your survey answers and give you a chance to ask us questions as well.

Singing at Boston Common

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It's gorgeous outside! 
Come to Boston Common at 7:30PM TONIGHT to hear Boston Found sing our latest songs. 
We'll be there until around sundown, so maybe 8:30-8:45 or so?

Singing at Faith Kitchen

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Sorry the photos are blurry! I guess the camera wasn't on the right setting.
We sang at Faith Kitchen on Tuesday, May 29th. Faith Kitchen is a monthly meal that is served at Faith Lutheran Church in Cambridge. We always love singing there. We find that the diners really get into the music - sometimes even clapping along!
Afterwards, we also had a chance to partake in the meal and we spent some time getting to know the diners. It was a blessed experience and we can't wait to go back!


Skiing over MLK day

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Sometimes, when the members of a singing group really love each other ... they go skiing together!  This January we had a great opportunity to visit Smuggler's Notch in Vermont together.  It made us happy like this:



















There was great powder, especially on our first day there.  Smuggs has lots of fun things to do like snowshoeing and ice skating in addition to three medium sized peaks to ski.  We all stayed together in one apartment, sharing meals, staying up late talking, and playing games.  The camaraderie of it all!






It was very cold that weekend, especially at the top of the taller peaks, where knife-like winds had driven cakes of snow onto the trees and swept the summits bare of powder.  On the lift ride up, you could feel the temperature drop 10 degrees, and watch as the trees turned from green to white.

This small low only served to highlight all the wonderful things about our trip, though!  It was great to get to take a vacation from work and school, as well as spend the time …

Singing at the Boston Rescue Mission

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Happy New Year!

It's been a whirlwind December as we've been singing -A LOT!

We sang twice at the Boston Rescue Mission this past "semester." In November we sang a few songs at the annual "Day of Thanks" lunch. This is one of the largest events of the year at the Boston Rescue Mission. In fact, Deval Patrick was even there! (Though we did not see him because he had left by the time we arrived!).

We also visited the Boston Rescue Mission again in December to sing at their Friday worship service.
We sang Christmas songs this time and got to know some of the people there. As always, it was encouraging to hear their testimonies. Of course, we had to visit our favorite destination after each BRM singing gig - Gourmet Dumpling House! Can you believe we waited almost an hour to get seated!

Happy New Year!