[NEohioPAL] Auditions for North Coast Men's Chorus, Sunday, September 13
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YOU DO IT IN THE CAR.
YOU DO IT IN THE CLOSET.
YOU DO IT IN THE SHOWER.
COME AND DO IT WITH US!
We know you're out there! You are that guy who enjoys singing, but for some
reason, you just haven't made the decision to join the North Coast Men's
Chorus and sing with us on stage. Now is the time to change all of that!
We are holding auditions and first rehearsal for our exciting 28th season
on Sunday, September 13 at 6:00 p.m. These auditions are for our holiday
concert on December 5 & 6 at the Hanna Theatre at Playhouse Square! If you
can't make that date (but really try because we have treats the first
night!), additional audition dates are September 20 and 27.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 20, & 27 AT 6:00
CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION
13216 DETROIT AVENUE, LAKEWOOD
What do you need to be a member of NCMC? It's really pretty simple. We are
looking for men who have a passion for singing, some level of musicality, a
good voice, movement skills (Do you know what jazz hands are?), openness,
teamwork and a positive attitude, and a commitment to our mission of
presenting high quality musical entertainment for diverse audiences;
promoting a positive influence within and beyond the gay community; and
providing a supportive environment for its members and participants.
Whatever your skills, all we ask is that you embrace singing in all styles.
And, you don't have to be gay, just an ally.
The "Audition Process"
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!
We have rehearsals every Sunday evening from 7:00 - 9:30 at Church of the
Ascension, 13216 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood. Singers are expected to arrive
by 6:45 pm to greet their friends and settle in so rehearsal can begin on
As we get closer to the concert, rehearsals will start a little earlier at
6:30. 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, but we realize that everyone has
a busy life. When absences are necessary, it is expected members will
contact their Section Leader (in advance where possible) to report their
Membership Dues and Other Expenses
Membership dues are an important part of the Chorus budget. Dues are $150
for the season, or just $125 if you pay dues for the whole season by
November 1. 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. Payment plans are available and no one will be turned away
because of inability to pay.
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.
Tell Me More!
So you think you are interested and you're asking yourself..."How can I get
Call the NCMC hotline at 216-556-0590 or e-mail us at
membership at ncmchorus.org
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