The Virginia Gentlemen wish you and your families a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
The Gents will be taking a well-deserved break over the holidays.
Come join us on Monday, January 8, 2018 when we resume our rehearsals!
7:30 p.m. College Lutheran Church - 210 S College Ave, Salem VA
COME VISIT US
The Virginia Gentlemen welcome visitors to every rehearsal! We meet on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 in the fellowship hall of College Lutheran Church. You are welcome to sit and observe or join us on the risers. Come stay for an hour, or for the entire rehearsal.
When you arrive, our director will do a brief and simple voice check to hear your range. We will then introduce you to someone who is singing the part we think you will be most comfortable singing. You will also be given a guest folder with the music we are currently working on. Sing as much or as little as you like.
At the end of the evening, we will collect the folder and visit with you to see if you are interested in returning. If so, we will give you a folder with information about the chorus, along with the audition song we ask each prospective member to learn.
THERE WILL BE NO REHEARSALS ON MONDAY December 25th or January 1st~ the Gents will be enjoying the holidays with their families. Come visit us on Monday the 8th at our rehearsal location below ~ we will be starting new music, and gearing up for our Singing Valentines in February. We'd love to have you come visit us!
OUR AUDITION PROCESS
If you express an interest in joining the Gents, you will be asked to learn one part in your vocal range of our current audition song: Heart of My Heart (The Story of the Rose). You will be given a learning CD with both your part and a full mix of all four voice parts to listen to. For the following few weeks, each time you return to rehearsal, other men will quartet with you to help you learn and become comfortable singing your part.
When you are ready to do so, you will be asked to sing with three other men in a quartet to show 1) that you have learned your part, and 2) that you are able to hold your own musical line while singing with three other voice parts. If, within three weeks, you have been able to do this, you will be eligible to join the Virginia Gentlemen.