Both parts of the choir rehearse once a week (Tenors and Basses on Monday nights; Sopranos and Altos on Tuesday nights) from 7:00 to 9:00pm at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. The choir produces three major concerts per year—Holiday (December), Cabaret (March), and Pride (June). As performances approach, there may be additional rehearsals. You can expect to spend some extra time at home (and in the car, listening to recordings!) learning your music. Since we normally only rehearse once a week, extra time in between rehearsals is essential to learning the music and presenting a quality performance.
There are also additional, optional performances that are scheduled each season within the community and at charity events. We encourage members to participate in as many of these as their schedules will allow. They are a very important part of our choir mission.
Dues are paid each season within the first few weeks of rehearsal: $120 for the year or $60 each semester. Members may apply for a payment plan, as well as partial or full scholarships.
Other costs: Members may wear either tuxedos or gowns for the Holiday concert. There may be other small costuming costs for each concert. The choir also holds several fundraisers during the year that you may choose to support financially.
Each potential member of the RCC has a 5-10 minute voice placement with the Artistic Director.
The placement consists of:
Vocal range assessment (vocal warm-up).
Aural repetition (sing a melody back to the auditioner), sight-singing, and rhythm assessments.
Professional training/experience is not required; however singers must be able to read music or sing back melodies.
We promise that this will not be as terrifying as it may sound!
Returning members of the choir will also participate in placement process to confirm comfort level in assigned sections. The process for returning members will be greatly abbreviated.
Auditions for the Fall semester
By appointment, August 9, 10, 16, or 17, 5:00–7:30pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Auditions for March cabaret
For soloists, by appointment, mid- to late-October or early November. For cabaret choir members, by appointment, early-January.
Auditions for Spring semester
By appointment, mid- to late-March.
Auditions are scheduled directly with the Artistic Director via email at the beginning of each season. New members or returning members for the coming season may join up until the third week in September, the third week of January, or the second week in April.
Ready to audition? Contact the Artistic Director at email@example.com.
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