Singing has many physical and mental health benefits,
that's why we want you to Sing With Us!
When: Weekly from Tuesday 6 February to 27 February 2024. Please arrive by 6:45pm for a 7pm start on the first night and bring a water bottle as singing is thirsty work!
Where: Taylor Primary School, 88 Marconi Cr, Kambah ACT.
Fee: Your first night is free. For those who choose to continue past week 1, a $30 fee is payable by internet transfer to the Club's account : BSB : 032729, Account No. 360613. That payment is due before the commencement of Week 2 on Tue 13 February 2024.
For those who then successfully audition for Membership of The Chordsmen, your Sing With Us Program $30 payment will be deducted from the charge for annual Club Membership ($50 - ie, you will only have to pay $20 for your Club Membership).
The Canberra Chordsmen is the premier chorus in the Canberra region for men of all ages who love to sing in harmony.
Over five weeks you will learn new a cappella songs, new singing techniques, and meet a great bunch of guys.
Each week focuses on a different aspect of singing and performance, starting from the fundamentals of singing and working towards ensemble performance. Our aim is to assist all singers in increasing their skills.
The final session will include an opportunity to apply your new skills in 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!
You Want More?!
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 program. 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, 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.