How much personal time will it take?
In addition to weekly rehearsals throughout the year, there might be an annual show. This varies from chorus to chorus. We also participate in a Sweet Adelines regional competition in Spring, and have at least one weekend retreat to focus on preparing for competition. We tend to perform in and around our area about throughout the year for local festivals, business events, charitable events, as well as participating in Christmas and arts festival events.
What is the cost?
This varies from chorus to chorus. Your new chorus will share the costs with you.
What is the audition procedure?
This varies from chorus to chorus but generally requires that you sing a song, from memory, in a quartet. You chorus will work hard to make sure that you are prepared. Please make sure that you ask your chorus what the specific requirements are.
Do I have to be a great singer?
You do not have to be a great singer. You do not have to read music. If you can sing Happy Birthday nicely then you are ready to go!
How do I learn the songs?
There are many ways to learn music. If you read music, you can work straight from the sheet music. Many choruses make or purchase learning tracks that have your part along with all the other parts so you can sing against those parts.