The Chorale is a non-auditioned community-based SATB ensemble with membership open to singers 15 years and over. All new members meet with the Musical Director at their first rehearsal to enable him to place them within the appropriate vocal section (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass) of the Chorale.
Membership fees are payable on an annual basis. The current rates are $60.00 for adults and $50.00 for concessions (pension card holders and students). There are also uniform expenses (see below) and members are required to purchase a Chorale folder (black) at a cost of $10.00
All members are required to wear the Chorale uniform at performance events.
Ladies Uniform: The Chorale’s red dress and 2 overlays (afternoon and evening) are provided at a cost of $75.00. All ladies are also required to purchase a Chorale badge at a cost of $5.00 to wear with their uniform.
Male Uniform: Male members of the Chorale are required to wear a black dinner suit, white shirt and black bow tie. Red pocket inserts are provided free of cost. All men are required to purchase a Chorale badge at a cost of $5.00 to wear with their uniform.
Standard Chorale rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 8-10pm at the George Hogg Performance Venue, Ipswich Orpheus Chorale Complex, 122 Chermside Road East Ipswich (click here for a map to the Complex). Additional rehearsals are called on an ‘as required’ basis throughout the year.
The Chorale’s Librarians issue music for performances to members free of charge. All music must be returned to the Librarians at the end of each performance.