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COURSE TITLE: Community Chorus
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Melanie Turgeon
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This ensemble rehearses once a week and performs jointly with The King's University Concert and Chamber Choirs.  The Community Chorus is open to anyone interested in choral music.  No previous choral experience is necessary and no formal audition is required.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Vocal placement
Music will be loaned to you for the duration of the term.  You are responsible for the care of this music.  A replacement fee may be levied for lost or damaged music, especially if it is rented from other institutions.

2.) Pencil
Please make suggested markings in your music in order to remind you of various details.  All markings must be made in pencil.  You must bring at least one pencil to every rehearsal.  Please erase markings in rented music.

3.) Black Folder
All members must have some form of a black folder for performances.  Please note that the music should NOT be hole-punched and placed in a black binder.  If you desire to purchase a choral folder, please notify Melanie by the end of September.  A sample of the choral folder available for purchase will be shown to you.  It is called the ECBF deluxe and it is approximately $27.50 (plus GST and shipping).

4.) Concert Attire
Members of the Community Chorus are asked to wear black clothing for concerts.  Women should wear black tops (preferably with long sleeves) with either black dress pants, or long black skirts.  Men must wear black suits with white shirts and preferably a darker colored tie.  If men have black tuxedos, they can most definitely wear them.  In addition, women must wear black nylons and men must wear black socks; both men and women must wear black dress shoes.  If you have questions or concerns, or do not own some of the clothing described above, please consult Melanie for some alternate suggestions.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: This ensemble will assist you in developing or further improving your choral singing techniques in a larger ensemble setting.  Basic vocal technique will be covered, and members will either begin to acquire or further develop sight-reading and listening skills.  As needed, the conductor will share a text translation, as well as a basic formal analysis and/or synopsis of all music covered throughout the term.  The choir will prepare and perform both accompanied and a cappella music from various centuries.  Repertoire will be of differing styles and occasionally in languages other than English.

Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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