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 $200 includes weekly instruction, sheet music, and a portfolio bag. Students who enroll for just one semester will have the semester participation fee of $160.
Rehearsals & Schedule
Our season runs from late August through the beginning of May. In the spring semester, Children's Choir (grades 3-8) will meet Monday evenings from 5:30-7:00PM, and the Chamber Chorale (grades 9-12) meets Thursday nights from 7:00-8:30PM. All rehearsals this season 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 will be held on Monday, August 28th from 5:30-7:00pm. These auditions take place at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church at 30 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325. This is an open house format, and singers can come at any time. If you would like to schedule a specific time for your audition, please email Mr. Carlson at email@example.com and we will reserve a spot for you.
Students will meet the director and staff and sing a brief warmup to assess vocal range.
Those auditioning for the Children's Choir should prepare to sing Happy Birthday.
New singers 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. Returning Chorale members or students moving from Choir to Chorale do not need to prepare this extra song.
Our annual (September- May) participation fee is $200. One semester fee is $160. 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."
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Scholarships are available for students with financial need; please contact the manager or artistic director for more information.