Come sing with us!

Wellington City Chorus is again sharing their love of singing by inviting women of the wider Wellington community to join us for four weeks of fun and learning.
We are going to be working on the basics of good singing and preparing some songs to perform at a friends and family concert. It's a great opportunity to for you to start singing or to get back into singing and see what Wellington City Chorus is all about.

When and where?

When?
Monday evenings 13 November - 4 December, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Where?
Wellington Bridge Club, 17 Tinakori Road, Wellington

The performance! On Monday 11 December 2017

How much?
Your registration fee of just $40 includes four sessions, sheet music and access to learning tracks.

How to register: 
Fill in the event registration form on this page by 10 November. This includes instructions for payment. Mobile users/viewers, you may have to scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "view desktop version" in order to see and complete the form.


Frequently asked questions
1. I've never sung in a choir before, can I come along?
2. Can I bring a friend?
3. Do I have to be able to read music?
4. Is there an age limit?
5. What if I can't come to every rehearsal?
6. What if I can't make the final performance?
7. Can I use my sheet music at the performance?
8. What does 'a cappella'; mean?
9. Is there a costume?
10. Can I join Wellington City Chorus when the 4 weeks are finished?

1: I've never sung in a choir before, can I come along?
You don't need to have any particular singing experience; you just need to be able to carry a tune. If you're really new to singing, it's often a good idea to identify someone else singing your part who is more confident or experienced,
and stand close to them. Hearing another singer really helps.

2: Can I bring a friend?
Yes! In fact we'd love you to. Bring lots of friends...the more the merrier. Your friend will need to register too.
If you don't bring a friend, don't worry - you'll probably make some new ones.

3: Do I have to be able to read music?
No! In addition to sheet music, every participant will have access to learning tracks. The learning tracks will help you learn even if you have no singing experience. We encourage all participants to listen to the learning tracks even if they are really good sight readers.

4: Is there an age limit?
All ages are welcome, so long as they are able to participate fully. Young members should be old enough to maintain concentration for the full 90 minute rehearsal. Members under 15 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We usually stand for most of the rehearsal, but older participants or
people with disabilities or injuries are welcome to use a chair if required.

5: What if I can't come to every rehearsal?
You seriously don't want to miss out however. If you’re going to miss a week, you should contact us on wgtncitychorus@gmail.com to let us know you won’t be there and also find out what you missed so that you can listen to the learning tracks. There is no refund or reduction of fees if you are unable to attend.

6: What if I can't make the final performance?
You're still welcome to come along and participate. Although we work towards the final performance, a lot of the satisfaction comes from the experience of singing in a large group at rehearsal.

7: Can I use my sheet music at the performance?
Usually Wellington City Chorus performs without sheet music and that's what we're aiming for.

8: What does 'a cappella'; mean?
A cappella means 'unaccompanied'. We sing in four part harmony without any instruments playing. We use a pitchpipe to play a note so that we all know where to start, and then we're on our own!

9: Is there a costume?
Yes! The essentials are something black that suits your style and we will provide a little something to make the overall look more uniform.
We also encourage you to use makeup for the performance. If you're not experienced with makeup, just a little bit of lipstick will do, and there are plenty of willing volunteers to help out.

10: Can I join Wellington City Chorus when the 4 weeks are finished?
You sure can! We know that there are people who love our style of singing and want to do more. We'll have information available on how to join and anyone who wants to know more is welcome to stay behind, listen and ask questions.
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