BGMC Handbook 2013

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3. What We Do

I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing. --William James

A. Typical Concert Schedule

Our chorus has two seasons, fall and spring. The fall season begins at the end of August, culminating in a concert performed on three consecutive nights, usually the second weekend of December. The spring season begins in January and ends in May, likewise culminating in a concert performed on three consecutive nights, usually in mid-May. Concerts are always held on weekends, with Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon or early evening performances in three different venues. These concert performances are mandatory. Singers are encouraged but not obligated to appear at other performances.

B. Outreach Performances

What about those other performances? We are often asked to perform at events to benefit good causes. We accept these invitations on a case-by-case basis. There are usually two or three of these outreach concerts every season. While they are not mandatory, we hope that as many of you as possible can participate. These events are central to our mission .

For example, in the spring of 2011, we sang in a local high school on behalf of Gay & Lesbian Youth Services (GLYS). In

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