Uploaded on May 29, 2008
Performance from our May, 2008 Mother's Day show in Irvine, CA
http://www.CPchorus.org -No matter the genre - gospel, jazz, traditional, or comedic parody -as long as it's four (or more!) part, we enjoy making acapella music together. If you enjoy singing and are in the Orange County, CA area, please come visit us...and possibly join us (men from 9 to 90) for our next show. We are looking to grow and continue to perfect our art.
Although the chorus presently consists of 35-40 active singers, it is always eager to add to its ranks by recruiting more men. Being able to read music is not necessary. Being able to carry a tune is important. A "love of singing" is VITAL. When you join California Promise Chorus you are doing more than just becoming part of a choral group - you are becoming part of a family. California Promise Chorus strives to provide a welcoming atmosphere in which anyone will find opportunities for musical excellence (performing with a quality choral group and improving your musical/vocal skills), camaraderie, support, and lifelong friends.
Before auditioning, candidates are encouraged to attend an actual rehearsal of California Promise Chorus, to see and hear the Chorus, meet some of our members, and discover if this is something for you. At the rehearsal you may sing along with members in the same vocal range, or you many simply observe. Just come!
Because California Promise Chorus strives for artistic excellence, auditions are necessary. We know that the idea of an audition can be terrifying, and we do our best to make the process as easy and painless as possible. When you audition, the only people in the room will be you, the Director and/or Assistant Director. You will be asked to sing notes and scales to determine your vocal range, voice type and vocal quality. You will also be given a few simple aural tests (i.e., sing a note within a chord played on the piano), and be asked to sing a short sight-reading exercise.
Finally, you will be asked to sing a portion of a song. You should pick a song that you like to sing, anything from an Operatic Aria to "My Country 'Tis of Thee."
The entire audition is only 15 minutes, and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Don't worry that your audition or your singing skills may not be perfect - we want you to audition anyway! California Promise Chorus is a place to hone you musical skills, so we give you room for improvement.
How To Join
If you are interested in joining the Chorus, either as a singing member or as a member of California Promise Chorus, or if you have further questions, please contact us at
1-949-586-0796, or email our Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to meeting you!
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