Becoming a member of Bathurst Panorama Chorus is a wonderful way to meet friends and share a common passion: singing! New members are always welcomed, however you may have a few questions about joining and who we are.
Do I need to be able to read music?
Previous singing training or the ability to read music is not essential. Our rehearsals are educational and focus on providing vocal, musical and performance training. Songs are learnt via audio learning tracks, as well as sheet music, that members use to practice at home. The basic requirements are that you can sing in tune and hold your part in the four part harmony.
What type of music does the Chorus sing?
We sing a cappella (unaccompanied) in 4-part harmony, with the following voice parts:
Tenor- sing the high harmony part,
Lead- mostly sing the melody, and occasionally sing harmony. They sing the mid-range melody part.
Baritone- sing a mid-range harmony part,similar to an alto in a traditional choir.
Bass- sing the lowest harmony part. They often sing a rhythm part.
How much does it cost to be a member?
Members pay a monthly fee which covers the running costs of the Chorus and membership of Sweet Adelines. Current fees are as follows: New members - $25 per month for the first 3 months ($20 per mth if under 25 years) Thereafter - $50 per month / $12 per week ($40 per mth / $10 wk if under 25 years)
How do I join?
Visitors and prospective members are very welcome to come along to our regular Monday night rehearsals and experience the fun that we share by singing together. Contact us for more details and to let us know you are interested in attending a rehearsal.
As well, we hold Guest Member events from time to time, where you can get a taste of how the chorus works without a long term committment. Follow us on facebook to find out when our next Guest Program will be held.