DeKalb Festival Chorus is a dedicated volunteer community chorus of women and men of all ages. We welcome new members at the start of each semester, in September and in January. In particular, we are currently encouraging growth in our bass, baritone, and tenor sections.
All prospective members must sing for an audition with the Music Director, who evaluates each singer for tone quality, extent of range, pitch, ability to blend and sight-reading/singing ability. The audition lasts about 10-15 minutes. No special music preparation is required. The purpose of the audition is to help the Music Director place singers in the appropriate vocal sections for the music in the coming season. Returning members who have not participated for a semester or more are also required to re-audition for the same reason. Auditions are by appointment with the Music Director.
Chorus members are expected to attend rehearsals regularly and sing in all concerts and dress rehearsals. Members are also required to pay dues each semester and provide appropriate concert performance attire. Reduced dues are available for students. Men wear black tuxedos and black shoes. Tuxedos must fit well. Jackets are buttoned for performances. Women purchase uniform black full-length dresses. The dress meets many important criteria, including being affordable, flattering, modest, and washable.
Please see more detailed information under Rehearsals.+