Interested singers are invited to attend an open rehearsal. An audition is required to join, but vocal training is not essential. Basic musicianship, a good musical ear, and a dedication and love for the choral classics is a must, however.
AVM presents three concerts a year: Fall, Winter, Spring. Open rehearsals are held at the start of preparation for each concert. You are invited to join us at the open rehearsals for each concert.
Our next open rehearsals are:
Monday, August 27
Tuesday, Sept. 4
Monday, Sept. 10
7:30 – 9:45 PM
for the November 2018 concert
Rehearsals are normally held on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9:45 pm at the Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St. Northborough, MA 01532 (Map). Labor Day is the only Monday Holiday on which no rehearsal is held. Rehearsals run until 9:45pm with a 10-15 minute break.
If, after attending an open rehearsal, you find you would like to continue with the group, we ask that you prepare a piece to provide the Artistic Director with a sense of your voice qualities. The piece need not be elaborate. The meeting with the Artistic Director will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time, generally prior to a Monday rehearsal.
In addition, come to our Messiah Sing in December which is open to everyone who wants to sing or listen to us before deciding to join. (A $10 donation is suggested at the door.)
Members purchase their own music, pay a small annual dues fee, and participate in a fall fund drive to obtain advertisers and sponsors to support the organization’s operating budget. Weekly attendance at rehearsals is expected.
For additional information, please email us.