Frequently Asked Questions
When does the choir season begin?
Rehearsals start the Tuesday and Wednesday after Labor Day. Each choir rehearses once a week. The week of a performance there are always two mandatory rehearsals.
What type of music will my child be learning?
The repertoire of the choir is based on American folk literature, European classics and poetry. The choir also performs sacred, patriotic and traditional holiday pieces. Many songs are sung in different languages and occasionally the choir explores styles such as avant-garde, jazz and musical theater.
Is my child automatically accepted into the choir for the next season?
Each spring the music directors evaluate each singer to listen to how they improved over the season and to decide if they are ready for the next level of choir. If there are problems or issues the director would notify you before the end of the season.
When can my child tour?
Singers are eligible to tour after they have finished the 6th grade and have completed one year in Master Singers. All tour applicants must be interviewed by the directors.
Is fund raising required?
Each season the choir gives singers the opportunity to fund raise. The money they make is kept in a restricted account, which can be used for tours or the annual choir retreat. When the child leaves the choir, any remaining money goes into the choir general fund. Fund raising is optional.
Is the choir affiliated with a religious organization?
RRCCLC is a nonprofit organization and is not affiliated with any other organizations. We rent rehearsal space at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and often use churches for our concerts.
What can I expect my child to gain from being a member of RRCCLC?
Your child will share their passion for singing with other children who love music. The choir is designed to achieve the following qualities in each singer’s development as a choir member: a healthy use of voice as a musical instrument; improved reading and listening skills; increased self-esteem and self discipline; a sense of community and teamwork; and an appreciation for the musical arts.