Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm
@ Pearisburg First United Methodist Church, 401 Hale Street, Pearisburg, VA.
What to expect at a typical rehearsal: We might start with an ice-breaker, or a brief discussion about a matter of vocal technique. Then we’ll do some vocal warm-ups to facilitate the transition from speaking to singing. Next we’ll launch into the songs. Frequently we’ll go over parts and sections one at a time, gradually building toward full 4-part harmony.
Special onsite rehearsals are sometimes scheduled prior to major performances to get used to the venue. From time-to-time we’ll have smaller sectionals, sometimes in a more comfortable setting, like one of our members’ homes. It’s all low-stress. We don’t assume singers read music, and most of our folks don’t.
Dues are $40 annually for individuals and $20 for additional members of the same family. We use them to purchase music, pay our accompanist, maintain and improve our musical instrument(s), and defray any other necessary expenses that come our way. They’re due by January 31 each year. We’ll pro-rate that on a case-by-case basis for anybody joining us substantially after the due date. You can pay in person at practice, or use the PayPal link here:
Uh, no. We’re not looking for super, star-studded soloists, so what would be the point? We enthusiastically accept anybody who wants to sing with us, without auditioning. But we do have expectations. You need to bring a willing spirit and teachable attitude. You need to attend rehearsals regularly. We work wonders with people who are open to the opportunity to improve whatever level of skill they bring in the door.
Our first practice of 2020 will be Tuesday, February 4. Send us an email, or just drop in on a rehearsal if you’re considering joining us.
The Giles County Community Chorus is an independent, non-profit community organization.
Copyright © 2020 by the Giles County Community Chorus. All rights reserved.
The Giles County Community Chorus is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Copyright © 2017 by the Giles County Community Chorus. All rights reserved.