In the past couple of years we have seen unprecedented growth in the size of the choir and for the first time ever we are going to actively work on managing the number of voices in each part.
Going into the fall of 2016, we are not yet sure of how many singers for each part we will be needing, however we want to accept as many singers as we can so we WARMLY WELCOME interested singers to attend our first several rehearsals in this fall to get to know us, and so we can get to know you. Rehearsals for our new 2016-2017 season began Monday September 19. Only two more open rehearsals until registration for this year's choir closes on Monday, October 31st. We rehearse at the First Parish Unitarian Church,
35 Church Street, Watertown, MA from 7:30-9:00PM most every Monday of the school year.
Participation in the choir will ultimately be determined by the choir's needs in each voice part once former singers return (we do have attrition from year to year). We also ask all prospective members to have a simple voice assessment with our director to understand a singer's vocal range.
Since this is the first year we will be handling admittance into the choir this way, we anticipate that decisions about available places will be made by late October after about 4 rehearsals.
To join the choir all we ask is that you:
- make the choir a priority in your (busy) life by committing attending the vast majority of our rehearsals and performances (we understand that every one has a conflict crop up on occasion).
- commit to learning your music, and sing energetically!
- make an effort to get to know your fellow choir members
- be an involved part of the group and
- have fun.
An annual participation fee is set annually each September and covers the entire season from September - June. This seasons $75 fee is payable in full when your application is accepted. Alternative payment arrangements can be made if needed.
Please come join us this fall, you'll be glad you did!