The choir is open to students in grades three through twelve who are able to match pitch. Members are evaluated and selected through an informal audition process. Singers are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances and learn music through regular practice at home. The annual participation fee of $130 includes weekly instruction, sheet music, and a portfolio bag. Uniform vests and bowties are provided as part of the formal concert attire.
Our season runs from late August through the end of April. The Children's Choir meets Monday evenings from 5:30-7:00PM. The Chamber Chorale meets Monday nights from 7:15-8:45PM. Additional rehearsals may be held as needed. Rehearsals include vocal warm-ups, movement, and music reading instruction, in addition to music preparation. Audio recordings are provided for home practice.
Auditions for the 2017-18 season are Monday, August 21, 5-7 pm, and auditions for the spring of 2018 will be held Wednesday, January 17, by appointment with Dr. Talbot (email@example.com). Please complete the Audition Form. Auditions are located in room 214 in Schmucker Hall at Gettysburg College.
Those auditioning for: Children's Choir should prepare to sing America (My Country Tis of Thee) or Happy Birthday. Chamber Chorale should prepare a familiar tune that is comfortable in their singing range.