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Who can audition for the group?
The Edgewater Singers are open to anyone who enjoys singing! We are currently looking for all voice types. Our director will use your audition time to get to know you – your vocal range, sound, reading abilities, and singing experience. While many members of the group have past choral or musical experience this is not a pre-requisite for joining the group. Members’ day jobs include social workers, web designers, scientists, nurses, bankers, and teachers.
Where does the singing happen?
The Edgewater Singers rehearse on Sunday evenings from September to May, 7-9pm in the Kraft Chapel of the North Shore Baptist Church, 5244 N Lakewood Ave, Chicago. We present two concerts per season, one in December and one in April/May. The group also often participates in other performances in the Edgewater neighborhood.
What type of music does the group perform?
The music ranges in difficulty, style, and time periods. Our 2016-2017 concert season featured original works by local composers to celebrate the cultural heritage of Edgewater, music by the Beatles, Beethoven, and modern composers. The group performs a capella and accompanied works with occasional guest musicians featured on flute or harp. Most of the choral music is expected to memorized by singers by the end of the rehearsal period.
Are there dues or fees for joining the group?
Member fees are $75 per concert. Fees go to paying for music, staff, and guest musicians.
If you would like to audition, please contact the Artistic Director, Philip Seward for more details (philip