Are you looking for a fun and dynamic group of women to sing with? We are currently seeking new members in all voice parts but especially the alto/bass range.
Wondering what happens when you visit LCV? Read on!
Your Initial Visit
When you visit an LCV chorus rehearsal, our director or associate director will voice-place you. That simply means they’ll listen to your voice and determine your most comfortable range. Then you join us on the risers, standing next to a member singing the same part: Tenor, Lead, Baritone, or Bass.
The Four Parts:
- Lead is the melody and is sung in the range between A below middle C, and C above middle C.
- Tenor is a harmony part sung consistently above the lead. Although tenor is the highest voice in barbershop harmony, it should not be confused with soprano of conventional singing groups. The tenor should have a light, sweet, pure tone that will compliment but not overpower the lead voice.
- Baritone covers approximately the same range as lead. The baritone harmony notes cross the lead notes; sometimes sung below and sometimes above. Baritones must constantly adjust their balance to accommodate their position in the chord.
- Bass singers should have a rich, mellow voice and be able to sing the E flat below middle C easily. Basses should not be confused with the alto of conventional groups. Many altos can sing the bass part, but others are much better suited to lead or baritone, depending on range and vocal quality.
After 3-6 weeks, when you’re comfortable with one of our songs, you can audition for membership. But don’t worry; you don’t have to sing all alone. New members audition by singing with the 3 other voice parts (and a little help from someone in your section). This allows you to feel more comfortable.
After passing your audition, a new member is partnered with a long-time member for support. Your section and/or section leader will work with you to quickly learn all of our songs. Everyone is very helpful and soon you’ll be helping a new member yourself!
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