We encourage everyone to come along to check us out. You can come to three rehearsals for free. In the third rehearsal, you will have a simple audition with the Musical Director.
We rehearse every week throughout the school year except for a three-week break in the middle.
When: Wednesdays from 7-9pm Where:O'Connor Uniting Church Hall, corner of Brigalow St & Scrivener Street, O'Connor. Cost: $105-$125 per quarter (and a refundable one-off $30 music fee for new members). For more information, visit Fees.
Please see our online formto submit an expression of interest in joining the choir.
What to expect before you join SWGC
Rehearsal 1 You meet Alison, the Membership Coordinator, who introduces you to your section leader (each part has a section leader to look after you – Rose in the sopranos, Alison in the altos, Jo in the tenors and Graham in the basses). You will also meet the Musical Director, Dan.
If you are still interested in joining SWGC, after the rehearsal, Alison emails you the details of the audition process, including the music score, words and music track for a very simple song to learn (you don’t have to be able to read music and you don’t have to learn it off by heart). The audition is very easy and low-key, so don’t worry!
Dan checks whether you are happy with your voice part and with how you feel about the singing.
You come in early (around 6.40pm) for the audition with Dan.
1 Dan plays a few five-note scales on the piano and asks you to sing along with him so he can determine whether you are in the correct section.
Even if you know your voice part or have sung in choirs before, it is still useful for Dan to hear your voice range.
2 Dan sings some phrases, which you then sing back to him (similar to the warm ups in rehearsals). This tells him whether you can copy pitch and rhythm.
3 Dan asks you to sing your part of the audition song you have learned. He will then ask you to sing it with him. This will tell Dan whether you are able to learn and practise songs at home.
4 Dan asks you a few questions like:
Do you have prior singing or music experience?
What kind of music do you like to sing/play?
What do you hope to get out of being in a choir?