“The Beauty of Women in Song”
From homemakers to professional women, who need a night for themselves, these are the ladies of Chaminade Women’s Chorus. They come from all walks of life to be together to sing.
Rehearsals: Chaminade Women’s Chorus rehearses weekly on Tuesday evenings during the season from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The first rehearsal is usually held the first Tuesday after Labor Day. A break is normally taken during the Christmas holiday.
New Members: Membership in Chaminade Women’s Chorus is open to all females over the age 18, who enjoy singing. Formal training is not required. Prospective Members are invited to attend auditions with a prepared solo of their choice or a number can be chosen from our community song book. Auditions usually happen at the beginning of the new season in autumn.
Organization: Chaminade Women’s Chorus is incorporated as a nonprofit organization. It is governed by an executive board, which is elected by the membership at the annual dinner/business meeting in the spring. The chorus holds only the necessary committee meetings during the summer to prepare for the next season.
Music: Chaminade Women’s Chorus fosters an appreciation for fine choral music by performing a variety of choral literature. They continue the European and American traditions of adult choral arrangements for women’s voices by singing SSA or SSAA literature. Selections annually performed are chosen from classical, folk, contemporary, popular, and jazz idioms from both sacred and secular genres.
The constitution of Chaminade Women’s Chorus states:
“To foster an appreciation for good music in the community and to give the women of the Fox Valley who enjoy singing the opportunity to do so.”