Other Information: Meeting ID: 833 8973 9625 Passcode: 899764 Zoom sessions start at 6:55 pm. Be sure to mute yourself once the rehearsal starts.
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE Spring Term beginning January 23, 2023 All rehearsals at Silver Center for the Arts, PSU unless otherwise noted Download the schedule to print out
Sectional Rehearsals 6:30-7:00 pm - optional but highly recommended
Tenor/Bass/Baritone - Silver Room #131
Alto/Soprano - Choral Room #122
Full Choir Rehearsal 7 pm - 9 pm in Choral Room #122
Rehearsals Monday, January 23rd - cancelled due to weather Monday, January 30th - first rehearsal
Registration/Distribution of music from 6 to 7 pm, rehearsal starts at 7:00 pm
No sectional rehearsals, but come early to register
Monday, February 6th Monday, February 13th Monday, February 20th Monday, February 27th Monday, March 6th Monday, March 13th - rehearsal at Plymouth Regional High School Monday, March 20th Monday, March 27th Monday, April 3rd Monday, April 10th Monday, April 17th Monday, April 24th Tuesday, May 2nd - Final (dress) rehearsal - no sectionals - note: not Monday!!
Concert Dates Thursday May 4th, 7:30 pm – Gilford Community Church Friday May 5th, 7:30 pm – Moultonborough Academy High School Sunday May 7th, 3:00 pm - PSU, Silver Center for the Arts
PEMI CHORAL SOCIETY: MASK AND VACCINATION POLICY FOR REHEARSALS STARTING JANUARY 23, 2023
Given the current endemic state of COVID-19, where the majority of the population has acquired some immune protection either through vaccination or infection, the Pemi Choral Society will no longer require vaccinations for singers; however, vaccination is strongly recommended.
Mask wearing is optional for now. You should wear a mask if you have concerns about infection. The board reserves the right, however, to ask singers to wear masks for rehearsals and/or concerts based on any rise in community spread or changes in requirements on the part of our rehearsal and concert venues.
Stay home if you are ill If you are sick or have Covid-19 symptoms, or if you are subject to quarantine or under isolation order, please stay home. Per the CDC guidelines, those with confirmed cases of Covid-19 should self-isolate at home until at least 5 days have passed since symptoms first appeared (at least 24 hours have passed since last fever without use of fever-reducing medications, and symptoms have improved). The CDC continues to recommend that you not be around people who are vulnerable (e.g. immune compromised, over age 65) for at least 10 days. Given the age range and vulnerabilities of our chorus, we ask that you wait 10 days before returning to rehearsals.
During the time you are away from rehearsals, please join us via Zoom if you are feeling well enough to attend rehearsal virtually.
How to report if you are ill or become ill during the season If you become ill within 5 days of a rehearsal, sectional or concert,you should notify the Board President via text, call, or email. It is important that you let us know as soon as you have tested positive. In order to protect your privacy, the President will then anonymously inform those who may have been in close contact within 24 hours of your disclosure.
The Board will ensure that this policy remains actively aligned with the State of New Hampshire’s Health guidelines on COVID-19 in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Plymouth State University to create the safest possible environment for all.
We appreciate your flexibility and willingness to make adjustments for the safety of everyone. If you feel like you cannot make these adjustments, we welcome you back in for future performances.
PARKING PERMIT The PSU Silver Center administrator informs us that after 6 pm, parking permits will not be needed.
MISSING REHEARSALS Regular attendance at rehearsals is very important. There are times, however, when attendance is just not possible. Pemi policy, as set by the board, allows for no more than three missed rehearsals in any term. Any more than that, the singer must get a waiver from the board.
CONCERT ATTIRE The Pemigewasset Choral Society requires strict compliance to concert attire in order to maintain a uniform and professional presentation. There should be no distraction to the audience by individual appearances. Members should respect the effort made by all other members adhering to the code.
Wear all black (black shirt and pants or skirt, or black dress).
Skirts and dresses should be ankle-length.
Shirts should be blouses or dress shirts (no t-shirts or casual wear) with long or three-quarter length sleeves.
Shirts/dresses should leave no exposed shoulders, arms, or chests/cleavage.
Black shawls and cardigans are allowed.
Please do not wear any shiny, sparkly or highly reflective clothes of any kind, since they stand out in the stage lights and pictures.
If belts are used, they should be plain black with no embellishments.
If suspenders are worn, they should be black.
Wear black shoes and black socks or hose.
No open toes or metallic trim in shoes are allowed.
Shoes should be comfortable enough for standing for a long time but not sneakers, sandals, or other informal footwear.
Small non-showy earrings may be worn.
No necklaces, purses, hats, or colored hair accessories are allowed.
OTHER CONCERT-TIME CONSIDERATIONS
No gum chewing during concert performance.
No fragrances should be worn during rehearsals or concerts. These include perfume, cologne, after shave, scented hair spray, scented deodorant, etc. that could cause allergic reactions.
Visible body piercings should be covered, or their attached jewelry removed.
Rings and medical alerts may be worn.
Water bottles must be left in the dressing room during concerts.
Watch alarms, cell phones, and pagers must be turned off.
Music folders should be held down in the left hand when entering and leaving the stage.
Music folders are to be opened when the music director indicates