What are SoundCrowd’s COVID policies?
Please visit https://soundcrowd.ca/sing-with-us/ to review all COVID policies for in-person rehearsing and performing. All policies are subject to change based on up-to-date research and government mandates that will most likely evolve as the year progresses.
How many people are you looking for?
Currently, the choir is sitting at a membership of around 50 each year. Depending on need per section, we are able to accommodate up to a maximum of 80 people in the choir.
Tenors and Basses are in high demand in SoundCrowd!
What is the commitment level to be in SoundCrowd?
SoundCrowd rehearses from 7:30-9:30pm on Tuesdays from September-May at Knox Presbyterian, with smaller groups (optional) having extra semi-regular rehearsals TBD. The choir is expected to work on their material at home once learned in order to be prepared for upcoming rehearsals and performances. PDFs of music and rehearsal recordings are available to the membership for at-home practicing.
Small groups work with our AD and/or our choreographer on their own material on top of what is required for the full choir.
There may also be performance opportunities for the choir that present themselves each year, in which case the AD will decide with the members if it is possible to commit to the event and what prep for the performance will look like.
What are the membership fees?
In an effort to be accessible to all, membership fees for SoundCrowd are $350 for the full choir year (September to September).
How do small groups work?
Material for small groups will be shared with the membership at the beginning of each season so that members can determine if the material and/or choreography expectations are right for them. They will be assembled on a case-by-case basis depending on needs and member availability to commit. Extra rehearsal times will be communicated as early as possible to accommodate schedules
Is there an opportunity to sing solos?
Solos will be auditioned each season within the first month to 6 weeks. Anyone in the choir is welcome to audition. The AD will look for your ability to not only sing the song well technically (tuning, tempo, rhythm etc.) but also that you can perform it well (communicate the story, connect to the audience).
I’m not sure I can be there every week. Can I still be in SoundCrowd?
There is an attendance policy in place that allows you the flexibility to miss up to 3 rehearsals before each main concert. Any more than that will require a discussion with the AD to determine your readiness for any upcoming performances.
Will there be any SoundCrowd commitments following our end-of-year concert?
If performance opportunities that come up in the summer following our end-of-year concert, they will be volunteer-based with whoever is available and interested, and will be comprised of the current season’s members. Anyone auditioning for SoundCrowd for the first time that summer will not start their commitments until September.