November 23 2017

Meet the Chorus

Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!

 

Join Us!

Want to sing with a bunch of fabulous women? Want to learn amazing, fun songs? Come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved.

 

What is Barbershop?

Find out about this fabulous art form and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop? page.

 

Support Your Chorus

Find out how you can help support great music in your community!

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Prospective members sometimes have questions about what's involved in joining the chorus. We've tried to answer some of these below.

Contact our guest coordinator if you have other questions.

How much personal time will it take? 

What is the cost?

What is the audition process?

Do I have to be a great singer?

How do I learn the songs?

What is barbershop?


Download FAQs (PDF format).


How much personal time will it take?

In addition to weekly rehearsals throughout the year, we often put on a benefit concert and participate in a Sweet Adelines regional competition in March or April each spring. We have an annual weekend retreat in the winter to focus on preparing for competition. We also perform in and around our area several times per year for local festivals, business, charitable, and holiday and arts festival events. One of our exciting opportunities for newcomers to Capital Accord is our Sing for the Holidays program, giving women the chance to perform with the chorus prior to making a formal commitment. This program is a great way to "test the waters."  

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What is the cost?

Sweet Adelines is a great value when compared to many other hobbies.There are costs involved for membership (dues) as well as some related costume, educational, and travel expenses. As you go through the membership process, we can discuss these costs in more detail.

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What is the audition process?

As you visit our rehearsals with the intention of membership, our Director will work with you on voice placement, and our Music Coordinator will work with you on an audition song. Prospective members generally audition within 4-8 rehearsals.The audition is done in a quartet, for our five-person music team, who will determine if you have passed your audition. Membership applications are voted on by the chorus.

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Do I have to be a great singer?

Women of all vocal skills and experience levels are welcome at Capital Accord, and education is a major part of our experience. Experienced solo singers often find they have as much to learn about the barbershop style as complete newcomers! And really, isn't learning something new the fun part?

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How do I learn the songs?

We use both sheet music and audio learning tracks to help our performers learn the repertoire. In addition, your section leader is available to help, and weekly rehearsals focus on unit sound and good vocal production.

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When a new member joins, we sing her in with a tune; she receives a copy of our standing rules and sheet music with our repertoire songs. We mark the occasion by taking the member's photo with the director and guest coordinator.
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