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 expertise. We have adult singers (18 and up) of all levels of experience in our group. You do not need to bring your own music, nor sing a prepared piece.
We rehearse at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809.
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Our Winter 2024 Trimester Open Calls will be Monday January 8 and Monday January 15 at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809. 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 to let us know of your interest!
Our final set of Open Call dates, for our Spring trimester will be Monday March 25 and Monday April 1 (no joke!). If you are interested in singing at the GALA 2024 Festival with Rainbow Chorale, you will need to sing in the Spring trimester.
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 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, starting at 7pm. We also have sectional rehearsals. On average, there are about three (3) 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 the 2023/2024 season we will be rehearsing at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant at 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington. Park at the back and enter the back door from the lot. The Sanctuary is on the second floor and there is an elevator.
Who can I talk to if I still have questions?
If you have any other questions about joining please contact us.