You don't need to sightread music fluently or have a lot of prior singing experience to join although both of those attributes are welcome.
You do need to be able to match pitch, comfortably hold your own part when singing in harmony, and have a can-do attitude when confronted with unfamiliar languages and singing styles.
Music is handed out for some repertoire, as appropriate; but many songs are taught by ear. Everything is taught by example, with emphasis placed on authenticity and on replicating the spirit of each musical genres.
CWMC will hold rehearsals once a month from 1-4 pm on the following Sunday afternoons:
December 8 (note: 12 noon-3pm)
The April rehearsal will be followed by a pot-luck party and a one-hour public concert, the latter starting at 5:30pm.
Tuition is $150 for the season, with a self-chosen discounted tuition of $100 for those who need it.
We also offer an optional $250 tuition for those who would like to donate to help subsidize the choir.
The choir is free for U of C students.
Our rehearsals and end-of-season concert will take place in Fulton Recital Hall on the U of C campus, on the fourth floor of Goodspeed Hall near the corner of 59th St. & S. Ellis Ave in Hyde Park.
To access Fulton, enter the quad just East of the corner of 59th & Ellis. Turn left once inside the quad, and the entrance to Goodspeed is straight ahead (in the Southwest corner of the quad). Take the very slow elevator to the 4th floor, and turn left.
"Thanks for a wonderful afternoon and concert experience yesterday. My husband and three kids, and three other friends who came all really loved it and appreciated the opportunity to share in such special, unique music and energy. One friend wrote 'OK, I LOVED that. It was soul gripping...I'm inspired to join!'"
"CWMC is one of my great joys in life...."