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 one Annual Show in the Fall. We also participate in a Sweet Adelines regional competition in March or April each year, and have an annual weekend retreat to focus on preparing for competition. We tend to perform in and around our area about 2-4 times per year for local festivals, business events, charitable events, as well as participating in Christmas and arts festival events.
What is the cost?
Our chorus dues are $30 per month, payable monthly or in advance.
What is the audition procedure?
During the first few visits, guests are provided with information about the Sweet Adelines organization and/or the Sacramento Valley Chorus and the expectations of
membership. The Membership Chairperson or her representative is available to answer questions. Songbooks are provided for use during the rehearsal and guests are welcome to sing on the risers with the members unless the chorus is preparing for a performance. (During those times our guests become our audience, which is much appreciated.) After the second visit, the handouts include a copy of a song used to audition for membership. (Guests can also purchase a cassette or CD of the song to listen to and practice with in preparation for their audition.)
Do I have to be a great singer?
Musical knowledge is not necessary to join — voice training and music education are valuable components of member's benefits. Any woman of average singing ability, with or without vocal training, will find a part that fits her voice range with the help of our director and musical leaders.
How do I learn the songs?We make CD's available with full and part-predominant tracks so singers who do not read music can learn their music quickly. We prefer women who can read music, but it is not a requirement. (We even offer classes to those who wish to learn the skill of reading music!)
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Special Announcement: SVC will be "dark" (no rehearsal) on Wednesday, May 22nd, due to our performance at Carnegie Hall.
Meet the Chorus
Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!
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.
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Sacramento Valley Chorus, PO Box 601912, Sacramento, CA 95860