Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus saengerfest.org
VOCAL COACHING PROGRAM January 2020
The Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus, a 45 voice, non-professional men’s singing ensemble is pleased to announce the beginning of a Vocal Coaching program for the Chorus beginning in our current season. The Coaching Program differs from a section leader program or vocal soloist program in its emphasis on the roles of modeling, teaching and supporting our singers.
The Chorus, by implementing this section coaching program, hopes to
-provide consistent, week to week musical leadership and encouragement
-attract and assist new singers
-complement the work of the music director and accompanist
-support musical growth and vocal health
We ask our coaches to
-model and demonstrate excellent vocal, musical and ensemble skills
-prepare music in advance of rehearsals
-build a trusting, productive relationship within the section
-fully participate in the life of the Chorus
-provide musical direction: section rehearsals, individual help
-advise and collaborate with the music director and accompanist
Our coaches rehearse and perform with the Chorus but do not serve as soloists.
The Saengerfest rehearses most Mondays, September through the second week in June 7-9:30 pm at First Parish Church in Weston Massachusetts.