The MIT Women's Chorale

Refreshments / Room Set-up and Clean-up

After each rehearsal we have the opportunity to chat with one another over apple cider or water and good things to eat. We take turns providing and serving the snacks for this relaxing part of our evening. The members responsible for refreshments also bring apple cider and water to serve at our mid-rehearsal break.  We also ask that each week’s pair of volunteers make a commitment to overseeing the cleanup at the end of the evening.

The purpose of this page is to let you know what to expect when it is your turn. The refreshment coordinator and experienced members will be on hand to help you, and instructions will be sent to you by e-mail a few days before your volunteer date, so don't worry about learning all this by heart!

Note that if you read the items in red, you'll have a quick checklist of things that need to be done:


First, sign up for a date to provide refreshments on the sign-up sheet that will be passed around. You’ll be sharing the evening with a partner, but it's not necessary to know that person already.  (In fact, doing refreshments with someone you don't know is a great way to make a new friend).

Next, make a note of the date on the outside of your music envelope.  You will also get an e-mail (or phone) reminder a few days before your refreshments date.

If you find that you won't be able to attend the rehearsal you've signed up for, please try to trade for another day with someone who is on the list. In the event of a last-minute emergency, please contact the refreshment coordinator as soon as you know you won't be able to come, and she will be able to arrange to cover for you.


  • 1 gallon of apple cider (should be pasteurized), and
  • A sweet treat


  • 1 gallon of water, and
  • A savory treat

*whichever you signed up for

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Last updated September 10, 2012