Join Raincross

Auditions

The group is accepting new members. Please contact Sandy Tarmo at 951-836-0760 or 951-688-8150 or gmasandy@gmail.com to have an audition time on September 5, 12 and 19 (term one) or January 16 (term two). Expect to match pitches, do a sight-singing exercise and sing a song of your choice. An accompanist will be provided.

REHEARSALS
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Gordon (Fellowship) Hall
Victoria Presbyterian Church, 6091 Victoria Avenue, Riverside, CA

Dues are fifty dollars per term payable when you receive a packet of music to use for the term.

Rehearsals

  • Rehearsals are scheduled each Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:30 P.M., September through May. The chorale usually sings three concerts per season. Members are expected to attend all rehearsals or notify the director if they must miss.
  • Those missing more than two rehearsals during a concert cycle may be asked to demonstrate a proficiency of the performance music prior to the final dress rehearsal. Those who do not know the repertoire are not permitted to sing that concert program.
  • Members are asked to learn notes outside of rehearsals. In addition to Tuesday rehearsals, there may be extra part rehearsals scheduled.
  • Dress rehearsals are mandatory and are scheduled according to the availability of venue. Schedule conflicts are worked out on an individual basis. Unforeseen conflicts must be reported as soon as possible.

    Membership Fees and Expectations

  • Each member pays a membership fee which helps to pay the expenses of rehearsal and performance venues, rehearsal accompanist, and artistic director. In addition, we continue to seek support through grants, business ads and Guild memberships.
  • All members are encouraged to sell six (6) tickets per concert.
  • All members are encouraged to sell business ads to be placed in concert programs.

Concert Attire

  • Members must provide their own concert attire.
  • Men’s apparel is black tuxedo, black tie and cummerbund, black shoes/socks, black studs/cufflinks, and white wing collar shirts with no ruffles or colored trim.
  • Women’s apparel is a concert black floor length gown or pants, black shoes with a closed toe and heel and stud-type earrings.More about the requirements

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  1. A was a member until l999 due to a loss in the family. I took a leave of absence . Would like to start again

    1. Hi Donna,

      We would love to have you back. We have auditions coming up. Come out Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. to an open rehearsal and then sing with Bill Brakemeyer. We practice at the church at the corner of Lincoln and Victoria. It is a good group.

      Contact Sandy Tarmo at 951-836-0760 cell, 951-794-7627 home or gmasandy@gmail.com to have an audition time on September 5, 12 and 19 (term one) or January 16 (term two).
      REHEARSALS
      Tuesdays, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
      Gordon (Fellowship) Hall
      Victoria Presbyterian Church, 6091 Victoria Avenue, Riverside, CA
      First rehearsal of the season: Tuesday, September 5
      Open Rehearsals on September 5 and 12. Auditions are by appointment.
      Dues are fifty dollars per term payable when you receive a packet of music to use for the term.

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