Welcome and thank you for considering the Chorale!
Please complete the guest member application form here. The membership secretary will confirm your attendance and arrange your copies of the music.
Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings, 7:30pm-9:30pm at St Paul's Church, on the corner of Langdale Ave and Kāpiti Road, Paraparaumu. Each session includes 2-3 Saturday rehearsals which run from 9:30am-12:30pm. We hold rehearsals most weeks of the year, with three annual sessions culminating in performances around May, August and November.
To get a feel for the style and pace of rehearsals, prospective singers can come trial the choir during the first four weeks of a session, after which the music director will invite them to participate in the concert as guest singers; or any four weeks of rehearsals from the fifth week onward without concert participation.
In the spirit of keeping singing open to all, we do not audition. A reasonable level of musical literacy is needed as most works are performed from scores, with a select few being committed to memory. To this end, previous choral experience is an advantage.