FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Pineridge Chorus looking for new members?

Yes, we are always looking for new members. Guest Nights are usually held in September and January but new members are welcome at any time.

Can I visit a rehearsal?

Yes. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings at 7:15 p.m. at the Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main St. S.  We also have special coaching sessions, usually two weekends (Saturday) per year with either our Director or a visiting coach/choreographer from another region. These coaching sessions help us work together to bring our performances to a higher level. Yes – we love an audience! However, like every good host, we do like to know when to expect guests. Please contact Kim Stokes (email or 416-605-7102) or Gerry Morrison (email or 905-852-5487) to let us know you’re coming.

Do I need previous experience in singing in a chorus or group?

Previous singing experience is not necessary.

Do I need to be able to read music?

The ability to read music is not a requirement; sheet music and learning tracks are provided. However if you know how to read music, it is definitely an asset.

Do I need to pass an audition in order to join?

After a period of time when a perspective member feels she is ready, there is an informal audition to see if she can sing her own part with the other harmony parts.

How are chorus affairs handled?

There is a Management Team of members who volunteer their time to look after the business and organizational activities of the chorus.

Are there any costs involved?

As with all hobbies, there are costs involved in running the chorus such as rental of the Uxbridge Music Hall, costumes, purchasing new music, attending annual competition, music school and membership dues to belong to the Sweet Adeline International. Every effort is made to keep cost as low as possible through fund raising and paid performances.

About Region 16

Region 16 of the Sweet Adelines International barbershop-style acappella organization is rich with talent and celebrates two countries united by four-part harmon. Geographically, members are separated by the USA/Canadian borders; 60% of our membership is Canadian and 40% American. Region 16 is the largest in the worldwide Sweet Adeline organization from a membership perspective, with approximately 1,500 members in 34 choruses. Our Region remains committed to developing excellence in singers while promoting the musical art form of barbershop harmony. Please visit Sweet Adelines International website to learn more SAI.

 

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