COVID-19 Special Attendance notice
Due to COVID-19 Macquarie Singers is currently rehearsing ‘virtually’ via Zoom. When restrictions are eased and the NSW Health Department advises that choirs may meet again with appropriate restrictions, MUS will continue to offer livestreaming rehearsals for those who are unable to attend. Special consideration will be given regarding performance in any concerts at this time.
Macquarie Singers Attendance Policy
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.
The dress and technical rehearsals for any concert is compulsory. 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 are kept for all rehearsals and performances. These serve an additional purpose as a record of who is in attendance in the case of an emergency evacuation, so please make sure your name is ticked off at each rehearsal.
Our usual minimum attendance requirement, to ensure singers know their parts well enough to perform, is 75% of rehearsals in order to be eligible to perform. Anyone not meeting the minimum requirement may need to be auditioned, and anyone attending fewer than 50% (7 or fewer) of rehearsals is automatically ineligible to perform.
Despite usually having a strict attendance policy, we also understand some members have obligations preventing them from meeting it, and we encourage members with extenuating circumstances to contact the President or Membership Secretary. We will endeavour to be considerate if you tell us your situation in advance as we do want you to enjoy singing with us! Special consideration is also given to students regarding their term and examination dates.
Updated June 2020