Do you love singing?
Do you love the sound of vocal harmony?
Do you love a cappella music?
Hey, so do we!
The Canberra Chordsmen is the premier chorus in the Canberra region for men of all ages who love to sing in harmony.
Starting on Tuesday the 20th of February 2018, we invite men of all ages to come and practice the fine art of a cappella singing.
Over five weeks you will learn new songs, new singing techniques and meet a great bunch of guys. The final night on the 20th of March will include a public performance for friends and family.
You don't need to be able to read sheet music but you do need to be able to hold a tune; we'll do the rest!
The first night is free, followed by a single cost of $40 for the remaining four nights, payable on the second night.
Please arrive by 6:45pm for a 7pm start on the first night and try to remember to bring a water bottle as singing is thirsty work!
The address is the Taylor Primary School, Marconi Cres, Kambah.
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If you'd like to continue singing with us after that (and who wouldn't!), you will need to pass a singing audition using the songs you learn during the programme. You'll record yourself singing in the chorus which will be assessed by our music team for quality and accuracy. You'll be given valuable feedback on strengths and weaknesses and if you work hard we'd love to have you as a member!
There are ongoing membership fees that cover the costs of our rehearsal venue, music copyright, director fees, uniform, insurance, national registration etc, whew! These costs will be explained to you during the audition process.
Members enjoy weekly rehearsals which are both educational and fun along with hanging out with a bunch of guys all united in wanting to sing great music together.
As a member you'll have access to our current repertoire and learning materials and be expected to regularly practice in your own time and attend rehearsals. You'll enjoy expert tuition from our musical directors that will improve your vocal abilities as an individual and also as part of our chorus.
We perform publically at events such as the National Multicultural Festival (this weekend!), collaborative shows with other local singing groups, lots of carols during the Christmas season as well as private functions. We also do free shows at aged care facilities around Canberra.
Our chorus is part of a national body called Barbershop Harmony Australia. This presents opportunities to perform annually in a competition environment with singers from around Australia and overseas. We also get formal recognition of our singing goals achieved and valuable feedback and development tips.
We rehearse on Tuesdays every week of the year except for a few weeks over the end of the year.