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We like to call Renaissance City Choir a “community that sings.” As part of our community, you can learn, grow, and challenge yourself while making beautiful music, lasting memories, and lifelong friends.

2024 Cabaret: Earth, Wind, & Choir (Sat. 04/06/24 7:30PM & Sun. 04/07/24 2PM) vocal placements will be held on Saturday, January 13th (10:30AM-12:30PM). Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, January 16th.  To register for a time slot for a vocal placement, please click here. Have additional questions or need to arrange another time for a placement, please e-mail our Artistic Director, Kym Scott, at director@rccpittsburgh.com.


Renaissance City Choir singersChoir membership is open to singers ages 18 and up. Rehearsals for all voice parts take place Tuesdays from 6:45–8:45pm in the Social Hall at East Liberty Presbyterian Church (map).

The choir produces three major concerts per year—Holiday (December), Cabaret (April), and Pride (June). As performances approach, there may be additional rehearsals. You can expect to spend some extra time at home (and in the car, listening to recordings!) learning your music. Since we normally only rehearse once a week, extra time in between rehearsals is essential to learning the music and presenting a quality performance. Part recordings are provided to assist with learning outside of rehearsal.

The Placement Process

Each potential member of the RCC has a 5–10-minute voice placement with the Artistic Director.

The placement consists of:

1. Vocal range assessment (vocal warm-up).

2. The potential member will be asked to sing back a short series of notes played on the piano.

3. The potential member will be asked to sing a short song, or a short section of a song. This can be a song of their choosing, or it can be something as simple as “Happy Birthday”.

4. Professional training/experience is not required.

We promise that this will not be as terrifying as it may sound!

Returning members of the choir are welcome to participate in this process at the beginning of any season if they have questions regarding their voice part.

There are also additional, optional performances that are scheduled each season within the community and at charity events. We encourage members to participate in as many of these as their schedules will allow. They are a very important part of our choir mission.

Dues are paid each season within the first few weeks of rehearsal: $150 for the year or $75 each semester (fall and spring). Members may apply for a payment plan, as well as partial or full scholarships. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Other costs: There may be other small costuming costs for each concert. The choir also holds several fundraisers during the year that you may choose to support financially.

VIEW OUR MEMBERS’ CALENDAR

Renaissance City Choir at Pittsburgh Pride March

 

What to Bring

  • 3-ring binder
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Water

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