The Chorus generally performs a barbershop ballad and an uptune when we compete. These two songs usually change with each 2-year competition cycle, and are highly polished to showcase musical excellence, resonance and blend.
The Chorus has a 15-minute Entertainment Package that blends traditional and contemporary a cappella selections with one barbershop contest song. These numbers are crowd pleasers and may also be performed at shows in International competition, depending on ranking.
The Chorus maintains a selection of general repertoire ("rep") music that is often used in shows, small group / double quartet performances, media appearances and educational events. These tunes are often popular crowd pleasers.
HOLIDAY & SPECIAL OCCASION
The Chorus maintains a collection of holiday and special occasion songs, typically adding a few new numbers to our repertoire yearly. These may be numbers performed jointly with other organizations or music featured at holiday and other community performances.
You came, you sang, and you want to join! Now what? Never fear - our amazing Rookie Team has a full year of events and opportunities designed to support and equip you with vocal production skills and chorus etiquette, plus fun social events!
New Members of the San Diego Chorus are paired with a personal mentor. Your mentor is a helpful “go-to” person for questions and support throughout your first year of membership. This is one more way we ensure that our singers always have a friendly face, encouragement and someone nearby to guide them.
Your section leader is your primary contact for musical questions. They provide weekly rehearsal notes, evaluate singer recordings and help set priorities for areas of focus in your personal practice time.
Members Only Website & App
The San Diego Chorus offers a Members Only Website and an app for Apple and Android Phones called Playback Genius. These tools give you access to view and print music, play part-specific and all parts learning tracks, watch choreography videos and more at home or on the go.
Vocal Warm Ups & Skill Building
Follow Master Director Kathleen Hansen’s YouTube Channel, Warm Ups with Kathleen, for access to a comprehensive library of free video content. Whether you have 5 minutes or 20 minutes, you’ll find easy to follow sessions that help you build vocal skills and arrive at rehearsals and performances with your best voice.
Private Vocal Instruction (PVI)
New members receive a complimentary Private Voice Lesson with Director Kathleen Hansen. This introductory session is a helpful tool for learning more about your vocal strengths and opportunities for growth. Additional PVIs may be available at an
hourly rate based on availability.
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