How To Join
If you are interested in joining the Voices of North Georgia this upcoming 44th Season please contact Jean McCorlew, Membership Chair at 770-536-1924. A brief review of your singing skills is required of each new member by the conductor. Jean will be happy to speak with you about the remainder of the season and answer any questions you might have about the review/audition.
The chorus rehearses on Monday nights from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.
Please plan to arrive at least 5 minutes prior to practice.
We ask that members miss no more than 2 rehearsals per concert season.
In the event of an absence, please call your SECTION LEADER prior to rehearsal.
Members are expected to spend time outside of rehearsal learning and practicing their music in order to facilitate our rehearsals.
Membership dues are $75 for the year, payable at the first rehearsal.
Voices of North Georgia performs in concert black, with the exception of some community performances (festivals, etc.). Men wear a black tuxedo, white shirt, black bow tie and black shoes. Women wear a black two-piece ensemble. Orders for this ensemble will be taken at the beginning of the season and after the mid-season auditions. Ladies also wear black onyx earrings (purchased through the choir) for performances.
Each year, during the months of August and September, Voices of North Georgia members solicit advertising from area businesses to support us. This brings in almost half of our budget. We ask each member to make at least three “contacts” during this campaign.
Prior to each concert, you will receive an envelope of 8 to 10 tickets from your section leader. We ask you to please sell all of your tickets. These will be returned to your section leader on a specified date prior to the concert.
Once a month, we have snacks after practice with a short time to socialize. A sign-up sheet is passed periodically, so feel free to test your latest recipes on us!
Our dues cover the cost of most of the music we perform. Please turn in your music to the librarian after each concert. While the majority of music is provided by Voices of North Georgia, many larger pieces that cannot be stored are purchased by each member. For example, each member purchases his/her own Messiah score for our annual performance. We use the Watkins-Shaw edition, which may be purchased at Lancaster Music across from Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville (770-536-8742). Also, music needs to be in a black choral folder for all performances.