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We are currently accepting members!
Big News: We are meeting in-person!
Please read through the following information and the attached documents carefully:
October 21st is our first in-person practice, from 7pm - 9pm.
The location is at the New Life Assembly church downtown Castlegar, across from Stanley Humphries High School. Address is: 602 7th St., Castlegar, BC.
In person practice will consist of 30 minutes OUTDOOR warm up. Please come dressed to sing outside and enjoy the fresh air. Please make sure you are ON TIME for a 7pm start and if you do approach after we are started that you are respectful – we will be in the parking lot either in front of or behind the sanctuary (sheltered or not – depending on weather need) during this time. This will be followed by a 45 minute music rehearsal inside the sanctuary.
Including October 21st, there will be a total of 8 rehearsal evenings for the Fall Season. We plan to use this time to learn and polish a few old and new tunes as well as have fun singing a variety of popular songs each week.
We will not be preparing for a public concert event at Christmas. We anticipate planning some outdoor public events in the spring. Repertoire that we develop now will be carried forward to that wherever possible.
Aligned with the Public Health Order, one-time proof of full double-vaccinated status will be required to attend this season's in-person practices for this indoor organized event.
Indoor practices will be fully masked events – the choir will supply singing masks with your music package. It is recommended to use these masks as they stand away from the face and don’t interrupt breathing or brush on the mouth. Physical distancing will be the norm both indoor and outdoor.
Attached is the full COVID Policy that has been developed by our Choir Board, Christina and the New Life Assembly Church. EVERY CHORISTER MUST RETURN A SIGNED ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THIS DOCUMENT TO CONFIRM YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND IT. This is a condition of membership for all members, including virtual participants. This can be submitted electronically or dropped off/mailed to our registrar. See registration contact information below under 'Registration details'.
Virtual practice options:
We love our virtual singers and welcome everyone to participate in making music in whatever fashion keeps them healthy and safe. As mentioned above, we will be offering a weekly Zoom meeting space for online participation in the indoor segment of the program. Please indicate if you wish to register to receive the meeting links. Anyone who is unable or not feeling comfortable attending in person is most welcome to use this option. Please ensure your mic is muted – but feel free to sing along in your own space! Dave Allen will be coordinating these meetings – he will also be monitoring to let people in and for questions/comments in the Chat menu. Cameras can be on or off at your discretion.
We would love for the virtual participants to submit videos of you singing your part! We will send out file transfer links to anyone who would like to send them in. We won’t be doing another virtual choir video but our ideas keep flowing on ways we can join in person and virtual together.
Digital media and learning tracks:
Every participant will be invited to a Dropbox file entitled 2021 FALL TWIN RIVERS CHOIR FOLDER. Within this folder you will find files for each individual song we are singing. This link will be issued to all signed up participants starting on Oct 7.
Audio and video materials (sheet music, instruction videos, audio track recordings) are all uploaded under each song title.
Zoom meetings will be deposited in the folder entitled ZOOM REHEARSAL RECORDINGS.
Please note - attending in person choristers will NOT be filmed – the Zoom camera will be on Christina - but your voice might be on the audio.
The Twin Rivers Community Choir is a membership non-profit and thus we will continue to offer a split fee scenario similar to last year.
Basic Membership is $10 – this covers you for Fall 2021/Spring2022 – one time cost.
Participation fee $40/season (applies to both in person and virtual participants) – Payment due now and again in January.
The total fee of $50 should be paid by e-transfer for this Fall season to firstname.lastname@example.org . No password is required as it's set up with auto-deposit.
Cheques payable to Twin Rivers Chorale Society are also accepted. Receipts will be issued.
CLICK HERE for the acknowledgement Form.
If you have any difficulties with completion/submission of either the membership form or the acknowledgement (Member Agreement, last page of Covid Policy), or have questions about membership or registration, please call or text Cathy at 250-365-0541.
If you have general questions on this year's Fall season, reply to this note or call or text Dave Allen at 250-364-8346.
Let’s get singing again!
"If I cannot fly, let me sing"
- Stephen Sondheim
We prefer e-transfer. If that is problematic for you please use the site contact link above to request Christina or Cathy to discuss an alternative with you.
Inability to pay the membership fee due to any financial hardship will not preclude anyone from joining the choir. If you would like help with this matter, use the site contact link above to request that Christina or Cathy get in touch with you.
The Board of Directors and the Music Director volunteer their services to the choir. We request that all members of Twin Rivers Community Choir take an active part in the choir by assisting the Board and the Music Director with the planning and preparation for performances and in various other ways as required.
Become a member and sing with us!
If you're interested, contact Cathy
(telephone: 250-365-0541 or email: email@example.com)
as soon as possible for details and to make your interest known!