The purposes and aims of the North Shore Chorus (NSC) as a non-profit society are:
- to promote the joy of singing;
- to provide members with a supportive environment in which to enjoy music;
- to strive for musical excellence within each performance;
- to develop the musical abilities of members;
- to provide musical performances within the community;
- to have fun!
Membership in the NSC is open to any individual with or without prior musical experience, who is over 16 years of age, and who has a desire to sing choral music, subject to space availability in the appropriate voice section. No audition is required but we do have practical limitations on numbers and there may be a waitlist. All new members will be invited to a short listening session with our musical director where they will be asked to match notes on the piano to establish range and correct placement within the choir.
The nominal size of the choir is 60 members comprising 20 sopranos, 20 altos, 10 tenors and 10 basses.
Rehearsals will be held every Wednesday between 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. from September until May. Potential members who plan to join should submit an application as soon as practical as openings are filled on a first come, first served basis.
Fees for each season are $200 with a 10% discount for full-time students.
Rehearsals are held every Wednesday betwen 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. from September to May at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate, North Vancouver.
For continuity and balance, it is essential that all members attend rehearsals. If it is impossible to attend, the Section Leader must be advised in advance. Section Leaders should be notified of anticipated absences, such as for vacations, as early as the information is available.
Concerts are among the major goals of the NSC and it is essential that all members be available for all concerts and mark their diaries at the beginning of each season. Also, unless prior arrangement has been made with the Section Leader, members must attend the three rehearsals immediately prior to the dress rehearsal in order to perform at concerts.
For the continued success of the NSC, all members are expected to contribute in some way towards fundraising. These fundraising activities are enjoyable social events for members.