Frequently Asked Questions
You might have questions about joining the Voices of Hope Community Chorus. We’ve addressed common questions below.
Registration for each prep opens about two months before the prep begins and closes about a month prior to the starts of rehearsals. Note: Subject to change.
We rehearse twice a week. Rehearsals are at Glenview Community Church in Glenview, IL, on Tuesdays from 6:45-8:45 p.m. and at Pilgrim Community Church in Oak Park, IL, on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. You may attend rehearsals in one or both locations.
Past choral experience would be wonderful, but it’s not required. A strong commitment to making excellent music, as well as to rehearsals and concerts, is required. If you can read music, it’s helpful.
The Voices of Hope Community Chorus is a nonauditioned chorus; however, you’ll need to participate in a voice placement session. The session is held in private, so you won’t have to sing in front of others. During the session, Kevin Kelly, our Artistic Director, will assess what part (soprano, alto, tenor or bass) you’ll be best suited for. The voice placement sessions are held one to two weeks before rehearsals begin for each prep (each fall/spring concert period).
We sing a wide variety of popular music.
We provide our singers with online resources for practicing at home and rehearsing with us each week, including recorded voice parts for each song.
Singer fees are currently $85 for each prep (each fall/spring concert period), which includes the music you’ll need. Note the fees are subject to change. You’ll also need to purchase concert attire from Concert Black. The cost varies, but is about $100 to $125.
You’ll receive your music scores at the first rehearsal for each prep. You can mark up and keep the scores forever.
We perform our fall and spring concerts at Glenview Community Church in Glenview, IL, and at Pilgrim Community Church in Oak Park, IL.