20 Years of Harmony
Is the Concert Choir open to any age?
The chorus is open to anyone over 14 years old. We have a multi-generational mixture of members from high schoolers to active retirees.
The last time I sang was in my high school chorus, is that OK?
What kind of musical experience do I need to have?
We are a chorus where you can come develop your skills and enjoy the experience. Usually, new members have some choral singing background and know at least the basics of sight-reading music. If you have a passion for singing and commitment to making the best music that you can, we would love to have you join us.
How are Concert Choir members selected?
Auditions are held in September and can be in-person or submitted to the Artistic Director digitally (see AUDITION INFORMATION).
When and where are rehearsals?
Our rehearsals are held weekly (beginning September 26) on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Extra Saturday rehearsals will be added if needed. The rehearsal hall is conveniently located on the Venice High School campus, Building 42, directly behind the Venice Performing Arts Center.
Directions from Tamiami Trail on the Island of Venice: travel East on Milan Ave. directly into the campus, continue past the tennis courts.
Chorale members are expected to dedicate some time each week to studying and practicing the music between rehearsals.
What is the attendance policy?
We expect members to attend all rehearsals. We do recognize that members may occasionally miss one or two rehearsals due to illness or scheduling conflicts. Members should work closely with their section leaders concerning their attendance records. Members should also warn section leaders ahead of time of any potential conflicts.
Do I have to purchase my own concert attire?
Members are required to provide their own “concert black” attire. We provide simple guidelines for what is acceptable.
Are there activities outside of singing with the chorus?
Yes! There are many committees that are vital to the operation of our chorus. These committees provide opportunity for our members to share their professional skills to benefit the chorus.
Are there membership fees?
Our choir membership fees for the season are $150 – that includes four (4) concert tickets (February and/or April) for you to share with family and friends!
Once you have auditioned and/or received authorization by the Artistic Director, bring your check payable to ‘The Venice Chorale’ to rehearsal, mail it to P.O. Box 1004, Venice FL 34284 or click here to pay by credit card.