Membership

The A Cappella Singers sings for two “semesters” each year: fall (September – December) and spring (January – May). In addition to rehearsals, there are a lot of other responsibilities necessary to keep the group pitch-perfect: Publicity, fundraising, concert coordination, and recruitment. Here are some of the details regarding membership with our chorus:

Dues:

Each chorus member pays $100 per semester to afford music and the services of our musical director and accompanist, among other financial responsibilities of the group.  We accommodate payment on varying scales.

Rehearsals:

Weekly rehearsals are held Monday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church, 106 Walnut St., Natick, MA. The group rehearses in the “choir room” at the end of the long hallway upon entering. Depending on the difficulty of the program, there is usually at least one Saturday practice, TBA leading up to the concert. A dress rehearsal is usually held the Wednesday before the concert, from 7 – 9 p.m. Members are encouraged to attend as many rehearsals as possible and are asked to contact the president via email or phone if they cannot attend.

Fundraising:

Every fall semester, we ask each member to sell at least two ads or solicit donations for the ad book, which is our biggest fundraiser of the year. The ad book is published before the holiday concert and is used for both the winter and spring concerts.

The A Cappella Singers is a nonprofit organization that operates on very efficient and minimal funding. The participation of our membership sustains our viability and contributes to the enhancement of vocal arts to the Metrowest area.

Concerts:

The A Cappella Singers concerts are the culmination of time and talent toward a common goal: an event and experience that enriches the Metrowest community through the use of the most personal musical instrument: the human voice.

Our rigorous rehearsals result in a presentation of musical programming that showcases composition and individual voices that meld into musical harmony—all directed and accompanied by heralded and acclaimed musicians in their own right, George Sargeant, director; and Maria Kaplun, accompanist.

Beyond the scope of our vocal abilities is the logistics of concert coordination. The A Cappella Singers’ concerts involve the concert and reception for our valued guests. We decorate and entertain accordingly, which involves setup and breakdown for each concert. We appreciate the participation of membership to achieve the most rewarding experience for all involved: the sense of accomplishment for our members and the enjoyment of our cherished guests.

We proudly hold a reception, post-concert, that treats our guests to a lovely fare of savory and sweet treats that enrich camaraderie and conversation. We ask our membership to contribute to this effort and apprise members of our needs for each event accordingly. Sign-up sheets are provided and participation is tremendously appreciated. The positive experience of our attendance propels the success of our future!

Finally, the board and director of the ACS appreciate your membership! We want you to feel valued and enriched by your experience. Always feel that you can share your experience with us—we value YOUR VOICE!

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