INFORMATION AND POLICIES - 2013-2014
“The Choral Society of Greensboro is a performing arts group sponsored by the Music Center Division of the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Greensboro, North Carolina. The purpose of the Choral Society is to rehearse and perform various styles of choral musical literature, to promote interest in choral music in the community and beyond, and to provide the opportunity for education and performance for its members” (Choral Society By-Laws, Articles I and II).
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
As specified in Article V of the By-Laws, a 9-member Board of Directors manages the business and affairs of the Choral Society. Article VI spells out their duties. The music librarian, Music Center director, and music director are ex officio members. The past president serves a two-year term. Everyone else serves for one year with the possibility of being elected for a second year. This year’s board members are as follows:
President Vice President
Bill Markham Jeannine Delcambre
Member at Large Recording Secretary Treasurer
Lynn Wright-Kernodle Penny King Bryan Buck
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Music Librarian Music Center Director
Phyllis Stuart Jennifer Hance
A. Singers become members of the Choral Society when they register for any Choral Society concert. Typically, a season consists of three concerts: fall (usually in November), winter (February or March), and spring (in April or May). Members may choose to sing one or more of these concerts. But to maintain the standard of excellence to which we aspire, we strongly urge members to sing as many concerts in the season as possible. We especially need a full contingent of singers for the spring concert, which in recent years has been a major work done with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.
B. Singers may register at the beginning of any concert preparation period. Dates for these times are listed on our web site, csogso.com, under “Schedule.” After registering, new members should meet with the music director for a vocal assessment. Vocal assessments take about three minutes and allow the director to get to know members and identify where they best fit within the chorus.
A. No member may miss more than 3 rehearsals per concert period, except with permission of the music director. Absences are counted from the first day of the rehearsal period, not the first rehearsal after a member
B. Members are expected to stay for the entire period of each rehearsal.
C. Attendance at dress rehearsals is mandatory. Members may miss dress rehearsals only with the permission of the music director.
Usually we have barely enough rehearsals to get ready for concerts. To make them as productive as possible we ask that members
A. Come to rehearsals on time, with music and pencils in hand, ready to start when the director starts;
B. Give their numbers to the recording secretary; (who takes attendance)
C. Practice, if possible, during the week, especially difficult parts;
D. Keep gum, food, and drinks--except for water--out of the rehearsal hall;
E. Avoid wearing perfumes or colognes but DO wear deodorant;
F. Be considerate of the director and other members by not singing when the director stops, by listening to the director’s instructions, and by not talking or behaving in a way that distracts others, especially when the director is working with other sections;
G. Return from breaks on time.
A. Women should wear a “Choral Society” dress (ordered through the Choral Society), black hose and black shoes.
B. Men should wear a black tuxedo, white shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black shoes.
C. No one should wear jewelry, except for small stud earrings. Nor should anyone wear bright-colored hair bands or scarves.
D. No one should wear perfume, cologne, scented lotion or aftershave. Everyone should definitely wear deodorant.
E. Everyone should use black music folders.
F. Prior to each performance, members should come on time to the called rehearsal, ready to warm up.
Our music is either owned by us (the City of Greensboro) or borrowed, usually from churches, colleges, and universities. Please do the following:
A. Treat the music with tender loving care. Mark on it only with pencils. Do not punch holes in it. Keep it dry, clean, and out of harm’s way.
B. Return music immediately after the final performance. The librarian will tell you how.
C. If you cannot sing a concert, return the music as soon as possible to the librarian. You can also return music by taking it to the City Arts Office (Room101, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm), by sliding it under the music library door (Room 103, M-F, 8am-10pm, Saturday 9am-6pm or Sunday 1-6pm, or by mailing it to Jennifer Hance, The Music Center, 200 N. Davie St, Box 2, Greensboro, NC 27401.
D. If members fail to return music, the Choral Society will not loan them music until they either return the music or pay to replace it.