What to Expect on Monday Night
Our rehearsals are held at the Sharron Community Presbyterian Church in Moon, PA
Rehearse the songs listed on our rehearsal schedule.
During our rehearsal you could experience a learning a brand new song, choreography for an upcoming performance, polish an established song to get ready for contest, or run several songs in a row. Occasionally we’ll have a coach visit us (you will see these dates listed on our calendar). Attending several rehearsals will give you a better idea of what it is like to be a member of our chorus. Visitors attend an average of 4-6 times before deciding on membership.
One of the best perks of being a chorus member is how much we learn about singing and improving our vocal technique and style! There are opportunities within our chorus, our 4-state region and within the Sweet Adelines International organization. Our director (David Wallace), as well as members of our music team, have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share.
Our chorus members learn new music using a variety of techniques. Not everyone who sings with us can read music and others have advanced music degrees. We supply members with learning tracks as well as written charts (sheet music) for our entire repertoire. We have regular sectional rehearsals where we can work on techniques specific to our part (Tenor, Lead, Baritone or Bass) and choreography rehearsals where we learn our visual plan and work on selling the song. Individually, we receive private voice instruction (PVI) either free or at low cost and given by members of our music team or by a recognized coach in Sweet Adelines.
Members perform at local venues throughout the year. Our chorus has been seen at Market Square, Kennywood and PNC Park performing short programs (or the National Anthem). Our members regularly perform for our Regional Competition in the Spring and International competition in the fall (if we qualify the prior year). We also do a Show and a Christmas show almost every year.
A Path To Membership
At the end of your first visit with us, please let a member know if you are interested in pursuing membership with our chorus! We will provide you with the information you need to prepare for an audition and give you more details on the benefits and costs associated with joining our chorus. Of course, you can continue coming as our guest until you are ready to audition.