GROSSE POINTE COMMUNITY CHORUS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Do I need musical training or experience to join GPCC?
Definitely not. All you need is the love of music and singing and a bit of familiarity with reading music. We don’t have auditions. Don’t know what voice part you should sing? Our director will help you figure that out.
Q: What if I need help learning the music?
We all do! Ron, our accompanist, produces practice rehearsal tracks for every voice part. These are available on our website for downloading to your device(s).
Q: What kinds of music do you sing?
Take a look at our recent programs on the Events page. As you can see, we love variety! GPCC has a vast library of music in many genres, and we often add new selections. Just recently we have sung Broadway, movie music, jazz, spirituals, the Beatles, Motown, swing music and the classics. And of course, we do all sorts of holiday music for our December concert.
Q: Will I need to memorize the music?
No, we use our music folders during performances.
Q: Are all ages of adults welcome to join?
Yes, our members range from the 20s to the 90s.
Q: I am unable to stand for a great length of time. May I sit on a stool during performances?
Yes, we have several chorus members who sit on stools during performances.
Q: What do chorus members wear during performances?
In the winter, the women wear black tops with 3/4 or full sleeves, and black skirts or palazzo pants. The men generally wear tuxedos or black suits with red ties. In the spring, women have worn black pants and bright pastel tops with 3/4 or full sleeves. Or their own white tops with matching colorful scarves. The men wear tuxedos or black suits or just black pants and white shirts with bright pastel ties.
Q: I spend several weeks away during the year, and will have to miss some rehearsals. Can I still join?
Absolutely. You will have the sheet music and access to the rehearsal tracks to keep yourself going while you are away.
Q: What does it cost to sing with GPCC?
The registration fee has been $50 per season (September-December and January-May). There is no charge for the music and the folder, as long as you erase any notes and return the folder and music after the concert. Those wishing to purchase their music may do so for $30. If we make a CD of the performance, we charge each purchaser their share of the overall cost so that it is a break-even proposition for the chorus.