Attendance requirements for all concerts.
Members are expected to do their best to attend all rehearsals and if there is more than one major performance, you are expected to attend them all. Rehearsal attendance means attending the entire rehearsal, not just half, and is calculated on the published dates at the time of commencing rehearsals. (See below.)
The dress rehearsal for any concert is compulsory. For the May 18 concert, the rehearsal on May 15 is compulsory, as well as the technical rehearsal to the concert on the day. Please note that neither membership nor rehearsal attendance guarantees performing in a concert. The final decision on who sings in a concert is made by the President and Principal Conductor.
Rolls will be kept for all rehearsals and performances. Members must attend a minimum of 75% of rehearsals in order to be eligible to sing in a concert. Anyone not meeting this minimum requirement may need to audition for the Principal Conductor and might not be permitted to sing. Members who attend fewer than 50% of rehearsals are automatically ineligible to perform.
For our May concert there are a total of 14 general rehearsals from February 18 to May 13 inclusive. 75% =11 rehearsals. Anyone attending between 50% and 75% (7-10 rehearsals) may need to be auditioned.
We have a strict attendance policy, but we also understand that some members have obligations preventing them from meeting it. If you have extenuating circumstances, please inform the President or Membership Secretary and we will endeavour to be considerate if you tell us your situation in advance. We do want you to enjoy singing with us! Special consideration is also given to students regarding their term and examination dates.
Monday Rehearsals – 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May,13 May
Saturday Rehearsals – 9 Mar , 13 Apr
Compulsory Rehearsals – Wednesday 15 May, 18 May
Updated January 2019