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The Liberty Community Chorus is a SATB, non-auditioned choral group of 80 singers from across the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Chorus continues to welcome new members who are at least 16 years old and who have minimum or better music reading skills. Because the organization strives to attain the highest possible level of excellence in performance, members are expected to diligently attend rehearsals and model a professional attitude for other singers.
Beginning in the 2019-2020 concert season, there will be four concert sessions. Member dues are $45 for each session. If a member would choose to pay for all four sessions at the beginning of the concert season, the dues would be $160, or $40 per concert. Students (age 16-22) are not charged membership dues. New singers will be asked to purchase concert attire at the rate of $80, but no member dues would be required for their first session. Dues should be paid at the first rehearsal of each session. Other performances may be added. If this occurs, singers will be given ample notice of any additional fees for music. Because the Liberty Community Chorus is a 501(c)(3) organization, dues are considered tax deductible.
Member scholarships are available for those in financial need. To receive a scholarship application form, contact Bryan Taylor, artistic director, or a member of the Chorus Board of Directors. Scholarship applications are reviewed for approval on a case-by-case basis by the Board of Directors.
At the start of each concert season, singers complete a registration process and pay his/her member dues. The cost of music for each season is included in member dues. At the time of registration, singers receive a singer number and his/her music. When the music is distributed, singers are asked to compare their scores with the detailed repertoire list handed to them. If a singer’s music is incomplete, the Chorus Librarian or the Membership Chair should be notified at the first rehearsal. Some of the music is borrowed from schools and churches so members are asked to mark their scores with a pencil and treat their music gently. Each singer is to return his/her music along with their singer number after each concert performance. The singer is responsible for the cost of replacing any music that is not returned.
Once rehearsals have begun, singers are urged to check their email daily for rehearsal expectations, music notes and other information pertinent to each rehearsal. The chorus also regularly communicates via an app. Communication will come directly from Mr. Taylor.
If Mr. Taylor must cancel a rehearsal because of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstance, the appropriate form of communication to singers will be through email, text message or through phone contact with singers who do not use email. Inclement weather postings also may be found on the Liberty Community Chorus Facebook page. Members are urged to check these sites frequently.