Attendance Policy

Attendance requirements for all concerts
(and some particulars for the November 2017 concert)

Members are expected to do their best to attend all rehearsals and if there is more than one 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 November 11 concert, there are two compulsory rehearsals, 6th and 9th November, and the warm-up prior to the concert on November 11. 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 Principal Conductor and President.
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 will need to audition for the Principal Conductor and may not be permitted to sing. Members who attend fewer than 50% of rehearsals are automatically ineligible to perform.
For the November concert there are a total of 19 general rehearsals from 3rd July to 30th October inclusive. 75% = 14 rehearsals. Anyone attending between 50% and 75% (9-13 rehearsals) may need to be auditioned.
We have a tough 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
3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct
Non-Monday Rehearsals
5 Aug, 23 Sep, 3 Oct, 7 Oct
Compulsory Rehearsals
6 Nov, 9 Nov, 11 Nov

Updated June 2017

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