Got Questions?

Here are a number of frequently-asked questions that we get:

 

How much personal time will it take?

In addition to weekly rehearsals throughout the year, there is an annual show in the fall.  We also participate in a Sweet Adelines regional competition in the Spring each year, and have an annual weekend retreat to focus on preparing for competition about six weeks prior to contest.  We perform in and around our area about once a month, often on rehearsal night, and for local festivals, business events, charitable events, as well as participating in Christmas and arts festival events.   

 

What is the cost?

Dues are $22, payable monthly.  This covers the cost of regional and International dues and chapter dues.  (Young women under the age of 25 are offered a 50% discount on their International dues.)  The chorus organizes a number of fund raisers to help keep member's costs low.  The member pays for hotel and some meals when we are traveling to competition.

 

What is the audition procedure?

Auditions are held privately, after rehearsal, and you are asked to sing your part with three other singers (music staff members) from the chorus.  You can have a 'practice audition' if you would choose to do so.  Your section leader will work with you to help you have a successful audition. 

 

Do I have to be a great singer?

No, our organization teaches correct singing in a group setting.  If you would like to improve the quality of your singing, then come to a rehearsal and see if you like what you hear.

 

How do I learn the songs?

The songs are given to you on sheet music and on a CD, so that you can hear and practice along with a 'learning track' to help you learn your notes and words correctly.  

There are also 'section rehearsals' held during regular rehearsal night, to help each part learn to sing together as a unit, and 'double sectionals' to help the sections learn to harmonize with each other.

 

 

 

 
July 23, 2019

Where to Find Us

The Altoona Chorus meets for rehearsal on Tuesday evenings at 7pm at the Jaggard First United Methodist Church, 1801 Pleasant Valley Boulevard in Altoona (need directions?)

 

Meet the Chorus

Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!

 

Join Us!

Want to sing with a bunch of fabulous women? Want to learn amazing, classic songs? Come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved.

 

New Pix

Come to the photo gallery to check out our most recent pictures. 

 

What is Barbershop?

Find out about this fabulous artform and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.

 

Support Your Chorus

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