Joining the Choir

Fall Term 2022 started September 12, 2022 - Registration is almost closed!

Our next term starts February 6, 2023

WELCOME to new and returning members.
Our first rehearsal is Monday, September 12, starting with registration at 6:30pm. All are welcome to come to the first two rehearsals to try us out. Those who know they want to join can register in advance to secure their spot and to have music ready to pick up at the first rehearsal.

Regular rehearsals are on Monday evenings, from 7-9 pm in the University of Oregon School of Music, Room 163. Our first concert will be January 22, 2023.

WHO CAN JOIN?
We welcome soprano and alto singers of all ages and abilities who have a love of singing. No audition is necessary. Membership is open to the first 70 singers who sign up and pay their dues.

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO WE SING?
A wide variety, including classical, Broadway, pop, the American songbook, and traditional – including world – music.

This fall we will sing The American Mass by Ron Kean as well as other traditional and contemporary musical selections.

Our conductor is the amazing Melissa Brunkan, and our accompanist is the marvelous Vicki Brabham.

HOW DOES OUR HYBRID REHEARSAL FORMAT WORK?
Those choristers who are comfortable meeting in person (vaccinated and masked when masking is recommended for our location) rehearse with Melissa and Vicki on Monday evenings in person. The rehearsal will be available to the rest of the choristers by ZOOM, who can sing with the group in their own space. Zoomers will hear and see Melissa, hear the piano, and hear choir members singing all four parts. The rehearsals will be recorded so they will be available to everyone later.

HOW DO I REGISTER AND GET MY MUSIC?
You have registration options.

  • You can register HERE. Once your registration form is complete and submitted, you will receive an e-mail invoice that you can pay online, by mail, or in person. This option secures your spot and your music packet will be waiting for you.
  • You can wait, try us out, and then sign up at the first or second rehearsal. Bring a check or cash to pay your dues, and your COVID card. (We will have forms at the first two rehearsals but encourage you to register online to minimize waits and have your music packet ready for you.)

Music packets can be checked out by registered members at the rehearsals. Scans of the music will also be available in the Members section of this website if you prefer not to attend rehearsals or check out music in person.

WHAT ABOUT VACCINES AND MASKS?
In keeping with the UO and Lane County Public Health guidelines, all WCS members must be vaccinated. Boosters are also encouraged as members become eligible for them. Please bring your covid card to the first rehearsal if you have not preregistered.

Masking will be optional unless the UO and Lane County Public Health guidelines recommend indoor masking due to high local transmission rates. If that is the case, we will require masks for rehearsals for that time.

We look forward to seeing and hearing you soon!