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Membership in the Cherokee Chorale is open to singers and non-singers alike. Non-singers may serve in various positions, including as members of the Board of Directors.
To become a singing Member, you will be asked to participate in our audition process to ensure the ensemble contains the right voices in the right balance. If you love to sing, can easily learn and read standard music notation, and enjoy the privileges and challenges of singing with professionals and hobbyists alike, we welcome you to come audition for us!
As a Member, you will be able to be involved in all aspects of the development and activity of the Chorale, including voting procedures and running for and holding elected offices on the Board of Directors. Members of the Chorale enjoy the ability to be involved in Chorale operations with the knowledge that they are supporting a premier regional arts organization dedicated to making quality music for the good of all. Membership requires just a small contribution of dues once per year (plus small concert session fees if you are a singing member), and a desire to be involved.
We hold 3 audition sessions each year, one in September just before the first rehearsal for the fall concert, and one in January just before the first rehearsal for the winter concert.The final one just prior to the Pops concert. All sessions are held at the First United Methodist Church in Canton (in the Chapel).
The audition process is simple: just arrive ready to sing! No need to call ahead to reserve a time - we will have some short pieces and exercises prepared for you to sing to gauge your vocal skill, type, musical ear, and ability to read music. You will be instructed on any further steps in the process after your audition. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to call or email us using our Contact Us page.
The Chorale produces 3 concert works each season, one before Christmas, another in March, and a Pops concert before our summer break.
Fall, Christmas Concert
Rehearsals start early in September and the performance is early in December.
Winter, Classics Concert
Rehearsals start early in January and the performance is about mid-March.
Spring, Pops Concert
Rehearsals start the second week after the winter concert, and the performance is at the end of May..
Rehearsals for the Chorale are on Monday nights throughout each concert session, from 7-9pm in the Choir Room at the First United Methodist Church in Canton. Extra rehearsals before performances may be required, and notice will be provided well ahead of time. A full season schedule is provided to all members.