The following frequently asked questions will give you more information about the choir. If you are interested in finding out more about us, please phone 0438 769 851, or come along to one of our rehearsals.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Where And When Do You Rehearse?
We rehearse every Tuesday night from 7:00pm to 10:00pm (at the latest, and this includes a short supper break), at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 4 Tarrant Drive, Mudgeeraba. Very occasionally, we may schedule another rehearsal before a performance if it is considered necessary, and notice will be given in advance.
Do I Have To Attend Every Week?
Although we would prefer members to commit to the choir and attend every rehearsal and performance, we understand that there may be times when you have to be absent. If you need to miss a rehearsal or performance, we ask that you send an apology by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I Have To Audition?
You will not have to face a formal audition as we are a community choir and its members have a range of abilities. However, when you feel comfortable, you may be asked to sing a few notes for the Musical Director so that she can gauge where your voice sits and what part you would be singing.
What Are Your Membership Fees?
The annual membership fee is $200, or $150 for young people under 21 years of age and for students under 25 years of age.
For existing members, the annual fee is due and payable at the beginning of the year.
Annual fees may be paid in two equal instalments, with the second instalment due on the 1 July. New members joining after 1 July will pay half the annual fee, for the year of joining.
There is no discount for existing members attending only part of the year.
Can I “Try Before I Buy”?
If you would like to watch the choir in action before deciding to join, you are very welcome to attend a rehearsal or two before you make your decision. Come along and meet our Musical Director, meet some of our members, and watch and hear us rehearse.
What About Uniforms?
The choir has a number of uniforms, some of which the choir owns and issues on the day of the performance, while others are purchased from the choir and owned by the individual members. Please see the uniform officers for full details.
Is There Anything Else I Need To Know?
We ask that you do some “homework” between rehearsals to help you learn the music, and that you observe professional concert and rehearsal etiquette.