FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I become a member?

It’s easy! We encourage you to visit one of our rehearsals where you can experience a typical evening and join us in some casual singing. After we have a chance to hear you sing our director will offer a recommendation of membership.

How often does the chorus perform?

We perform locally and compete regionally. Typically, we produce two major concerts a year and compete at two regional contests.

Does it cost to belong to the chorus? Are there dues?

Membership dues are less than $20 per month and for your first year of membership they are even discounted 50%. Those dues cover your Chapter, District, and Society costs. There are also some one-time costs for purchasing chorus attire.

Is there and age limit on who can sing?

There is no age limit. We encourage men and boys of all ages to participate.

What sort of music do you sing?

We perform a variety of styles from choral arrangements to barbershop to doo-wop to jazz and contemporary a cappella. Our chorus is affiliated with the Barbershop Harmony Society and we compete on a regular basis with great success.

Am I good enough to sing in this chorus?

Don’t underestimate yourself. While a certain singing ability is required, we provide education for members to improve their singing ability and tools to learn music outside of chorus rehearsal.

I can’t read music. Can I still join?

The ability to read music is not required. Again, when appropriate, we provide learning tapes on all repertoire so that members can learn music as quickly as possible.

When and where do you practice?

We practice Thursday evenings from 7:30 p.m. (sharp) to 10:00 p.m. year round at Grace Covenant Church, 3030 Broadway, Fargo. Click to map the location.

What are the expectations of chorus members?

Great Plains Harmony has fun by performing at the highest level possible. We require members to learn music outside of chorus rehearsal and commit to a regular rehearsal schedule. Great Plains Harmony is one of the finest vocal ensembles in the region because each member contributes to the music and management of the chorus.

Still have questions?

Feel free to contact us!