Membership

Membership in The Chorale is open to all experienced singers in the greater Waterbury CT area.  We currently have members from many Connecticut communities, including Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Farmington, Goshen, Hamden, Litchfield, Meriden, Middlebury, Middletown, Morris, Naugatuck, New Milford, Newtown, Oakville, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Southbury, Terryville, Thomaston, Torrington, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, and Woodbury.

New members join at the beginning of a semester. At that time, the Director arranges auditions and places successful candidates in the appropriate sections. One goal of the Chorale is to present the group as a visually uniform ensemble. Therefore, compliance with dress rules for performances is required.

Rehearsals are held at the United Methodist Church, 305 Main Street, Watertown, Connecticut (at the intersection of Route 63 and US 6) from 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. on Monday nights, beginning the Monday before Labor Day and continuing through the last spring event of the year.

Attendance at rehearsal each week is essential due to the fast pace and difficulty of the music. If a member misses more than 3 rehearsals in a semester, the Director may assess the ability of the singer to handle the concert material, and may ask that he or she sit out the balance of the semester.

Persons interested in joining the chorale should contact Bobby Bria at (917) 648-1299

Download full guidelines for Waterbury Chorale membership by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.

Dues and Purchase of Music

Members currently pay semester dues of $100.00, plus the cost of music which is usually about $25.00.

Some scholarship aid is available on a case by case basis. Please contact one of the Co-Presidents for more information.

Auditions

Potential members will be required to demonstrate, through a short audition with the director:  an adequate singing voice that will be “in-tune”, as well as “blend” in a multi-choral setting;  a reasonable reading ability;  and a consistent ability to “maintain harmonic accuracy”  in a 4-part choral setting.