Our rehearsals begin on the second Monday in September and end in December, and then resume again in January following the holiday season, ending again in early May.
Rehearsals for SANS Chorus are held weekly on Mondays from 7:15pm - 9:30pm at Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont Street, Belmont, MA 02478.
Although the Sharing A New Song chorus rehearses in a church, it has no particular religious affiliation. All singers are welcome, whether planning to travel or not. We sing all styles of American music, as well as music from other countries where SANS has traveled.
Members must be able to sing on pitch and in tempo in a choral setting.
Attendance at rehearsals and the dress rehearsal is required for participation in concerts. We allow only three absences per season.
Members must be able to memorize music. We typically perform 10 songs per season. Members are encouraged to record their own parts during rehearsal and are expected to practice at home.
Annual dues for chorus membership of $265 must be paid before the third rehearsal. Installment plans can be arranged with the SANS Treasurer.
Most communication with chorus members is done by email. Members must read the weekly emails from SANS as there is limited time for announcements at rehearsal.
Travel is not required for SANS membership.
Expectations For Travelers
Members of the traveling chorus are required to sing in all concerts in the United States and must attend all rehearsals and concerts while traveling.
Travelers are responsible for ensuring they are healthy enough to travel; able to carry their own luggage during travel; and able to handle the environmental climates of the locations where we travel since air conditioning and other amenities may not be available in all performance locations.
Membership dues help to defray rehearsal and concert costs, rehearsal recordings, mailings, and administrative expenses. SANS annual membership dues are $265 which includes the cost of music. Payments may be made online, or by check or cash at rehearsal. A $5 processing fee is added to a full dues payment made by credit card at rehearsal.