Joining the Quincy Choral Society is easy. Our Fall season begins the first Monday after Labor Day (for our December concert) and our Spring season begins the first Monday after New Year's Day (for both our March and May concerts). No appointment is necessary, but you can use the contact on this site to let us know you are interested. Dues ($30.00 per year-single person/ $50.00 per year-per couple) and cost of music are not due until you have passed your audition, which usually is before rehearsal on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th weeks. The audition piece is rehearsed for each vocal section during the first weeks up to the last audition. The audition is given to establish your vocal range and level of ability. We do not require that all members be able to sight-read music, but we do require that each person joining the Quincy Choral Society demonstrates that he or she can learn the music for a concert and support their vocal section by rehearsing their music at home as well. An in-depth schedule is provided by the Music Director, advising which music pieces will be rehearsed for each Monday on the schedule. An earlier rehearsal time (7:15-8:00 pm) is sometimes used to rehearse smaller groups from the full chorus (Choraleers) or solo work.
We are always interested in new singers: our men's sections (tenor, bass) are usually smaller and in more need of new members. Previous choral experience is a plus but not a must! Auditions are given to any new member, or a member who is returning after being away for more than 1 full year. Some of our members only sing for our December, or March, or May concerts. And many members have left and then returned as their work schedules have changed. We ask that if you audition, you commit yourself to be at each Monday evening rehearsal for that semester, not only for your own benefit, but also to benefit the members of your vocal section (SATB) and the chorus as a whole. The music director gives in-depth notes each week and excessive absence can be grounds for the music director to ask that you not sing in the next concert. We take our music seriously, but not ourselves!