The choir is open to students in grades three through twelve who are able to match pitch and love to sing. Singers are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances and learn music through regular practice at home. The annual participation fee of $150 includes weekly instruction, sheet music, and a portfolio bag. Students who enroll for just one semester will have the semester participation fee of $110.
Rehearsals & Schedule
Our season runs from late August through the beginning of May. In the fall semester, Children's Choir (grades 3-8) will meet Monday evenings from 5:30-7:00PM, and the Chamber Chorale (grades 9-12) meets Monday nights from 7:05-8:00PM. All rehearsals during Fall 2021 will take place in Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 30 Chambersburg Street. Additional rehearsals, information sessions, educational opportunities and workshops may be scheduled. Rehearsals include vocal warm-ups, movement, and music reading instruction, vocal health and pedagogy, and music preparation. Audio recordings and other forms of media are provided for home practice.
Auditions for our fall season are now closed. We will have another audition date in January 2022 for those who wish to join Gettysburg Children's Choir during the spring semester.
Students will meet the directors and staff and sing a brief warmup to assess vocal range.
Those auditioning for the Children's Choir should sing America (My Country Tis of Thee) or Happy Birthday.
Those auditioning for the Chamber Chorale should prepare a familiar tune that is comfortable in their singing range. This can be a short song or excerpt of a solo song, including (but not limited to) classical, pop, or musical theater repertoire. Students can bring something from their voice lessons, school choir classes, or a different song of their choosing.
Please register by clicking on the button below named "Registration Form."
Our annual (August - May) participation fee is $150. New members pay an additional $10 fee for a t-shirt.
Payment can be made via check, money order, or credit card.Checks or money orders should be made out to Gettysburg Children's Choir and mailed to PO Box 4178, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Credit cards are accepted through our PayPal account (additional transaction fees charged to the choir are included). Simply select the amount you are paying and click "Buy Now."
Scholarships are available for students with financial need; please contact the manager or artistic director for more information.