Join Us for our Holiday Rehearsals and Show
What: Join the chorus at 4 November rehearsals, learn two seasonal songs and perform on our show on December 4th at 7:00 pm.
Who: Singers! No formal training required. We will provide sheet music and learning files to help you learn quickly and confidently. Proof of Covid vaccination and 1 booster required to attend.
Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs, NY
How: Sign up at this link. We ask that you cover music costs by submitting $20 via check to Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus to JoAnn Borden, 602 Sand Hill Road, Greenfield Center, NY 12833. You may also bring payment to rehearsal Monday Nov 7.
Why: Spread the joy of song, start a new hobby, return to a hobby you loved, make friends, challenge yourself. The reasons are endless!
When: November 7th: 6:30 registration and welcome 7-8 pm rehearsal
November 14th, 21st, and 28th: 7-8:30 pm rehearsal
December 4th: 7:00 pm Showtime, Arrival time for singers TBD
What songs are we learning?
Christmastime is Here from A Charlie Brown Christmas and Let's Start the New Year Right from the movie Holiday Inn.
What will we do in a typical rehearsal?
We will start with a short physical and vocal warm up and then rehearse the songs together.
After the guest rehearsal is over, you are invited to stay and listen to the chorus rehearse as well.
I haven't sung in years! Can I do this?
Yes! We will give you all the tools you need to learn your songs and get your voice back in shape!
When will I get the music?
After registration is received you will be sent an email that provides digital access to the sheet music and learning files.
What is your Covid Policy?
Guest Singers will be asked to provide Proof of Covid vaccination and 1 booster to participate. Masks are optional.
What will we wear on the show?
Please wear black dress pants and a jewel toned dress top. More details will be provided.
I have never sung acapella in the barbershop style. What part should I sing?
Lots of our current members were new to barbershop. We will have a brief "voice placing" session at our first rehearsal so you can find your part.
The voice parts in barbershop harmony for women have different names and functions than they do in other SATB or SSAA vocal styles.
The TENOR part sings the lightest and HIGHEST note in the chord; In general a tenor might be considered a Soprano I
The LEAD voice generally sings the MELODY and is below the TENOR harmony; A lead likes to sing the melody of a song and is likely a Soprano II.
The BARITONE part fills in the missing harmony note in a chord that may be ABOVE or BELOW the melody;
The baritone covers approximately the same range as lead but is likely a good fit for an Alto I.
The BASS part supplies LOWEST notes and the harmonic foundation (root or fifth) of the chord. A Bass is likely a contralto or Alto II.
Are you accepting new members?
Yes! We are always looking for singers to join us! Our Membership Chair will be available tell you more about joining Saratoga Soundtrack.