COVID-19 Special Attendance notice
Due to COVID-19 Macquarie Singers is currently rehearsing outdoors and also offering participation virtually via Zoom. When NSW Health advises that choirs may meet indoors with appropriate restrictions, MUS will still continue to offer livestreamed 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 are for all concerts.
Members are expected to do their best to attend all rehearsals, either face-to-face or online. If there is more than one major performance, you are expected to attend them all. Rehearsal attendance means attending the entire rehearsal and is calculated on the published dates at the time of commencing rehearsals.
The dress and technical rehearsals for any concert are 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 (13 or more) in order to be eligible to perform. Anyone not meeting the minimum requirement may need to be auditioned. Anyone attending fewer than 50% of rehearsals (8 or fewer) is automatically ineligible to perform. For the roving performances on Sat 19 and Sun 20 June 2021, please try to attend three face-to-face rehearsals and make every effort to attend the final rehearsal on Tuesday 15 June. This will help us ensure the performances are a good standard for our audience. Singers are not required to attend every roving performance to be able to participate, although consistency of numbers will be helpful.
Despite usually having a strict attendance policy, we also understand some members have obligations preventing them from meeting, or who may have had to quarantine due to COVID restrictions. 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 January 2021