ChoralArt auditions are tentatively planned for August 2020. Please check back for details.
THE CHORALART SINGERS
ChoralArt Singers is a mixed chorus of about 50 singers that sings Christmas program annually in December (four performances) and often a second concert in the spring (recently Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Jenkins’ The Armed Man with Portland Ballet, and Bach Cantata No. 4 under the aegis of the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ). The ensemble also forms the nucleus of the ChoralArt Masterworks, which has sung annually with the PSO for the past three decades. Rehearsals are usually held at the Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Avenue, Portland, on Monday from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. A typical season begins after Labor Day and runs through Memorial Day. A rehearsal schedule is published well in advance.
• Members must attend at least 80% of regular rehearsals to sing the concert(s).
• Three tardy arrivals or early departures equal one absence.
• Attendance is mandatory at all final rehearsals.
A singer is expected to make a commitment to all concerts in the season. Absences for extenuating circumstances—your illness, an emergency in your family, or unanticipated job obligations—are completely understandable. An occasional absence from a concert because of travel with family is also OK. Absences for other reasons are viewed less kindly. Members may ask for an exception to the policy, which will be reviewed by the attendance committee. Consistency of attendance will be a factor considered at the time of the next reaudition.
2020 – 2021 SEASON