Membership

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Membership 2017-08-08T17:42:02+00:00

We are always looking for new members!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a part of the North Coast Men’s Chorus? Are you a former member who is ready to come back and sing with us?

So what do you need to prepare for your audition?

Nothing really. You’ll meet with Rich Cole, Artistic Director, and he will have you sing some scales, match some pitches and determine what section of the chorus your voice is best suited for. It is a pretty painless process and you’ll be on your way to performing on-stage with the Chorus!

The North Coast Men’s Chorus holds regular rehearsals every Sunday evening from 7:00pm-9:30pm, with rehearsals starting a little earlier when we get closer to concert. Singers are expected to arrive by 6:45pm to greet their friends and settle in so rehearsal can begin on time. We usually hold an off-site rehearsal on a Saturday afternoon close to the concert. Additional rehearsals are required of the dancers, but they all say that extra time is more fun than work. Rehearsals are held at the Cleveland Masonic Performing Arts Center, 3615 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115.

The Chorus also holds a “mini-retreat” on a Saturday during each concert preparation period. These are scheduled months in advance, and the dates can always be found on the Members’ website calendar. Production Week rehearsals are also required, and attendance is expected at dress rehearsals and tech rehearsals. Additional rehearsals are required of the dancers, but they all say that extra time is more fun than work!

Attendance is expected at all rehearsals. When absences are necessary, it is expected members will contact their Section Leader (in advance where possible) to report their absence. When absences become excessive, the Artistic Director may require members to demonstrate proficiency in the performance repertoire before a concert. Excessive tardiness is disruptive and disrespectful to the director and other members; please be on-time.

Membership dues are an important part of the Chorus budget. Dues are currently $50 per concert, or just $125 if you pay dues for the whole season by November 1. Members are responsible for acquiring their own basic black tuxedo, shirt, cummerbund and bow tie. Occasionally there might be an additional fee for a shirt or accessory rental.

While we rely on membership dues to help pay our bills, we do not want to exclude talented, dedicated singers because of inability to pay dues. Please communicate with our Treasurer or Business Manager if finances are an issue. No one will be turned away because of inability to pay.

No! About half of our singers are experienced musicians. Our director believes in an educational, supportive approach to music learning. We provide rehearsal CDs and sectional opportunities to help learn music, too.

So you think you are interested and you’re asking yourself…How can I get more information?

Call the NCMC hotline at 216-556-0590 or fill out the form below.

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