Singing has many, many benefits to our overall wellbeing, and singing in a community provides even more. Choir membership brings with it the challenge to learn a variety of styles, memorise some music, and blend with a diverse group of people. While an element of discipline is expected in relation to punctuality, practice and organization, these are outweighed by the satisfaction of performing in the ensemble - "a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts".
Singing in Vocalize Choir
Vocalize is designed to be a choir that sings for the joy of it. If you would like to come along to a Come-and-Try rehearsal, please complete a Contact Us form and our Secretary will contact you with further details.
Below are some of our most frequently asked questions:
Do you welcome new members?
Yes, we welcome anyone (16+) who would like to join us! No experience or audition necessary, and the ability to read music is not a requirement. New members are given the opportunity to try Vocalize out for two weeks before being invited to join as full members. As a newcomer you are welcome to join in the singing or just sit and observe if you prefer.
What sort of music do you sing?
We sing all kinds of repertoire, mostly using sheet music but not always. We enjoy vintage pop (60s-80s), jazz, musicals, rock and contemporary pop, classical choral music, as well as seasonal Christmas music, just to name a few.
When and where do you rehearse?
We rehearse weekly – Monday nights 7:00-8:30 or 9:00pm. The venue is Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre, 245 Sturt Road Sturt. Parking is available on the street or in the carpark to the rear of the building.
What are your rehearsal dates?
Vocalize rehearsals generally follow the SA school term dates*, but in 2024 commencing early, as follows.
TERM 1: 15th Jan – 8th Apr
TERM 2: 29th Apr – 1st Jul
TERM 3: 22nd July – 23rd Sep
TERM 4 :14th Oct – 2nd Dec
*Please note, we don't rehearse on public holidays.
Is reading music compulsory?
No you are not required to be able to read music, however, it is certainly advantageous in learning the music. Our Help Sheet is available to assist in explaining some of the musical terminology and symbols.
Am I expected to attend every rehearsal?
Regular attendance is helpful for everyone. We realise that some members are unable to attend every week due to other commitments; all we ask is that you attend on a regular basis. It can be difficult to catch up songs if too many rehearsals are missed.
Are performances compulsory?
Vocalize Choir offers a handful of performances each year, with varying degrees of preparation required. It is not compulsory to perform if you would prefer not to, or you are unavailable. However each performance requires a minimum number of singers so if you commit to a performance we ask you to honour your commitment.