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are central to CAS's quest for musical excellence. An initial audition is compulsory
for admission to any of the three ensembles
Auditions--often held in May-- vocal and musical expectations,
and the next season's schedule are announced well in advance by the music director.
Rehearsals are usually held at the
Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Avenue, Portland, on Monday
evenings from 7:30 to 9:30. A typical season begins after Labor Day and runs through
A rehearsal schedule is published well in advance.
Members must attend at least 80% of regular rehearsals in order to sing in the concerts.
Three tardy arrivals or early departures equal one absence. Attendance is mandatory
at final rehearsals.
All members of The Choral Art Society pay dues. The revenue from annual
dues helps the organization produce and present exceptional musical experiences.
Members of CAS are entitled to vote at the CAS Annual Meeting, and they receive
all CAS correspondence. Anyone for whom dues payment presents a hardship may speak
to the CAS President or Manager for other arrangements.
Singers $100; Camerata $35
black and white concert gown from
Stage Accents, pearl necklace, stud earrings, black stockings, black
Men: purchased or rented
black tuxedo, white shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black shoes
A non-profit arts organization can only function with
a membership that contributes its skill and time. Many volunteer opportunities are
available - Logistics, Costume, Finance and Development, Marketing, Operations and
Planning and Evaluation.