Becoming a Member
If you are a singer who strives for excellence, we invite you to join our Society as a Full Member. Rehearsals begin in early September and continue every Sunday afternoon through the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, which is typically the day of our concert. If you are unable to be a Society singer, we invite you to become an Associate Member and attend our performance! Whether you sing with us or are a member of our audience, you’ll be sure to have an unparalleled artistic experience, the result of our dedication in performing this most magnificent and powerful musical composition. We look forward to your participation!
To learn about the Choir’s philosophy and operation, please read the Rehearsal Guidelines and Performance Decorum pages below. They outline what you can expect from the Society, and what we expect from all of our singers. The Call to Rehearsal provides general information about practices and the performance.
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President’s Message and Call to Rehearsal
Each year in July the Society’s President invites members to return and welcomes new singers with a Call to Rehearsal, which sets out our goals and aspirations for the coming season. Click here to read this year’s edition.
Annual Dues are $25. You must register by Sunday, October 1, 2017. Save $5.00 by mailing your registration form and check for $20 on or before Wednesday September 6.
to: Messiah Choral Society, P.O. Box 3496, Winter Park, FL 32790-3496
If you are not a singer but want to participate in the Messiah experience, become an Associate Member. For a minimum $23 donation, you will receive advance notice of our performance each year that you are an Associate Member, and support this long-time Central Florida musical tradition. Associate Members are also encouraged to serve on any of our various committees or become committee chairpersons. If you are interested in becoming an Associate Member, please contact us at the email address above.
In order to make every performance our best ever, the manner in which we conduct ourselves during our limited rehearsal times – both individually and as a chorus – is very important. We strive to be as professional and polished as possible. Therefore, the MCS Board of Directors has established these Rehearsal Guidelines for all to follow. These help ensure that everyone strives for the highest level of performance possible.
Performance is a dramatic and stunning event. Our goal is to present ourselves on stage as a strong and skilled choral unit, and that requires an appropriate appearance. To that end, the MCS Board of Directors has prepared guidelines for Performance Decorum. Please read these requirements carefully.