Enrollment dates, or Open Calls, are sessions open to the public where new members can join the Chorale. They typically fall on the first two Monday evenings at the beginning of each trimester. Our joining process is friendly — we do not have a formal audition process, nor do we require any particular level of previous singing or music experience. You do not need to bring your own music, nor sing a prepared piece.
For the Fall 2021 trimester we will be rehearsing at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809.
Click here for our (ever evolving) Fall 2021 schedule.
Our Fall 2021 Trimester Open Calls will be Monday September 13 and Monday September 20 No audition – just a chance to chat with our artistic director. Please use the contact form on our contact page if you have any questions and also to let us know of your interest!
Is this an audition?
No, this is not an audition. You will not be required to perform a prepared piece and there are no examinations of musical ability. The Artistic Director will play a piece on the piano and you will be asked to sing along. The Artistic Director will be mainly listening to see if you can match pitch. It’s pretty laid back, so don’t be frightened!
Do I have to be able to read music?
No, though its great if you can! Once you join the chorale you will be asked to learn some basic music reading skills.
How often do you practice?
We practice once a week, on Monday nights, between 7:00 and 9:30 pm. We also have sectional rehearsals. On average, there are about four (4) sectionals a trimester.
Is there an attendance policy?
Yes there is. Members are allowed to miss three (3) rehearsals a trimester. Once you miss a fourth rehearsal you will meet with the Artistic Director to discuss your progress. If you miss five (5) rehearsals in a trimester, you will not be able to sing in the concert unless you get a waiver from the Board.
Where do you rehearse?
For Fall 2021 we will be rehearsing at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant at 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington.
Who can I talk to if I still have questions?
If you have any other questions about joining please contact us.