Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any other questions not answered here, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.
Absolutely! We are a non-auditioned adult (ages 18+) community choir. All you need to do is be able to match pitch (sing the same note as your neighbour) and commit to rehearsals. We have a wide variety of members – some have music or singing backgrounds, but many of our members have never sung in a choir before and do not read music! We aim to make every singer feel right at home, and successful in their choir experience – even those whose only experience prior to joining was singing in the shower! The Big Rock Singers will provide lots of encouragement and support along with hints and tips from our Director about good singing habits. After just a few rehearsals, your confidence will soar with how easy it is!
We rehearse every Wednesday evening at Okotoks United Church. In the Fall season (September to first week of December), we rehearse from 7:00-9:30pm. In the Spring season (January to first week of May) we have two groups, depending on the amount of music and movement you want to enjoy! Our Concert Choir rehearses from 7:00-8:30pm and our Show Choir from 7:00-10:00pm. In the Spring both seasons, we also rehearse 2-3 times on Saturdays when we are nearing our show date. Folks quite often get together weekly with other members of their singing section on Monday evenings to practice. Participation in this these sectional rehearsals is optional, but really fun and a great way to make new friends!
Yes. We have a “tire kick” policy for our first rehearsal of every season, so come check us out! Our fun loving gang of singers will welcome you with open arms. There is no obligation to join, but we know you will love it as much as we do!
Membership for our Spring Season costs $275, and our Fall Season costs $225. Payments can be made through PayPal using the links below (when registration is open) or on the Members page. Even if you don’t have a PayPal account you can still use a credit card on their site.
Once paid, all fees are strictly non-refundable.
The Music Deposit is a one-time payment to ensure ongoing preservation of our music library. help cover the up-front cost of licensing music for our performances. You will only need to pay the deposit once (when you join the Big Rock Singers) which is why it’s separate from the seasonal membership fees.
Music for each season must be returned promptly and in good condition. The music deposit will be forfeited if these conditions are not met. Otherwise, we will hang on to the your deposit for as many seasons as you are with us, and it will be refunded to you when if you leave the choir.
The Big Rock Singers is a community choir open to all adults who love to sing! To reduce barriers to joining our choir due to financial circumstance, there are a number of financial assistance options available. All such requests are confidential. Please Contact Us for more information.
We have a strict policy on refunds as we make plans and financial commitments based on paying members. Once you have paid, there is no refund if you withdraw.
If you attend rehearsals and spend time learning in between rehearsals you will find it easy to memorize the music!
We put all the practice tools into the hands of our singers by providing part recordings of our songs. When we perform, we sing our music for memory. If you attend rehearsals regularly, and spend some time at home learning between rehearsals, you will find it easy to memorize the music! It is an amazing experience to sing “off book” (for memory.) Singing “off book” allows us to introduce incorporate exciting movement and choreography, much to the delight of our audiences! for the audience. Our directors Creative Team designs age-and-stage appropriate choreography for our performances, guaranteeing success and enjoyment for all ages and abilities!
For our Christmas performances, we have limited movement and choreography. In our Spring performance, we do a lot more choreography, but you can decide how much you get involved based on your comfort level. We want you to have fun – there are always options for the level of movement that best suits you!
You will also have to budget for costumes, as these are among the hallmarks of our shows. The Big Rock Singers Our amazing “Glam Squad” team, will provide you with lots of support and assistance and guidance on simple ways to create amazing, economical costumes – so you feel like a star up on that stage!
The Registration Form will only be available during certain times of the year, when we are registering members for the next season. Payments can be made online through PayPal, either with a credit card or your own PayPal account. Please note that we cannot issue refunds on registration or society membership fees.
Registration for our Spring season typically runs from November 1 – January 31
Registration for our Fall season typically runs from July 1 – September 30
Registration Form, Virtual Choir
Due to Covid-19, we will be altering the format of our upcoming Fall season. To ensure the safety of our members and audience alike, we will be performing as a virtual choir. The membership fee for this season has been reduced as well.