Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I have to be able to read music to join the Chorale?
A. Naturally the ability to read music is valuable, but you don't have to read well. If you can read well enough to find your place in the music that will be fine.

Q. When and where are the rehearsals?
A. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7:30 - 9:30, at the West Caldwell Community Center. We begin in September and end with a Concert in early December. We resume in late January and finish with a Concert in May. There are no rehearsals in Summer.

Q. How much will it cost me to join?
A. Dues of $35 per semester are required. This helps offset the cost of music and the salary of our Director and Accompanist.

Q. Is there a uniform I must purchase?
A. We do not require a uniform. We do require standard concert attire. For women, this is a white blouse and black skirt; for the men it is a tuxedo or dark suit, white shirt, and black bow tie.

Q. Is there a minimum number of rehearsals I must attend?
A. There is no set minumum number but you should attend as many as possible so as to be familiar with each piece of music.

Q. Must I purchase the music we sing?
A. No, the music is supplied from the Chorale's library and is returned at the end of each concert.

Q. What kind of music does the Chorale sing?
A. We sing a variety of music. Each concert has some music from classical composers, some religious or spiritual music, some popular music, and some music from Broadway.

Q. Do I have to be able to read music as a member of the Chorale?
A. Many talented singers do not read music, however you must be able to follow other singers in your vocal part and be committed to learning the music.

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