Sing With Us!
The Suncook Valley Chorale is excited to announce the dates for our Fall 2022 Semester Open Sings on September 12 and 19 in the Concord High School Band Room (on N. Fruit Street). These Open Sing nights kick off our Fall 2022 concert season - culminating in our Winter Concert in January.
The Chorale rehearses on Monday evenings - at 6:30PM. Sectionals and monthly board meetings (open to all members) are scheduled separately and will be announced at least 1 week in advance. Can't read music? Not a problem! Rehearsal Audio Files will be provided to all members early in the season to help you practice at home!
Review our Guidelines for Membership page and the information below to learn more about what is expected of Chorale members.
SVC asks its members to pay dues in the amount of $50 per concert season. These dues help to pay for our concert venue, and the packets of music that we provide for our concert seasons. Dues will be collected at the start of the season - at one of the open sings or the first regular rehearsal. If you have not yet paid your dues then your music packet must be turned in to the membership chair or librarian at the end of the rehearsal or open sing event. Once your dues are paid your packet of music is yours for the season.
The board at SVC understands that we live in uncertain times and that $50 is not something that everyone can afford. To that end we do provide "scholarships" and payment plans to alleviate this difficulty. To inquire about these programs simply contact our membership chair either at the rehearsal, or by email at Membership@SVCNH.org.
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic the SVC Board has put the following rules in place:
A Waiver will be presented to you when your membership dues are paid. This waiver states that you understand that singing in chorale has a high risk of COVID-19 Transmission, and must be signed before your membership can be fully confirmed.
All members joining us for the first time, or returning from past seasons, must present their COVID-19 Vaccination card when they join us. This card must reflect full initial vaccination and that you have received all booster shots for which you are eligible. At this time it is the board's judgment that singing in chorale is not safe for those who are not or cannot be vaccinated, and we ask that you not join us.
Given our requirement for vaccination the board has made the decision to not require masking during rehearsal. We do *strongly recommend* masking, and will have masks available for any who need them.
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or any illness, we encourage you to not attend rehearsal until you are feeling better. Keep in contact with your Section Leader and rehearse at home as you are able.