I am a member of this chorus, not because I like the sound of my own voice but because I love making great music with fellow singers and want to share the message of God’s love through song. To do this successfully, I will maintain the highest standards of musicianship, performance and personal discipline; as my talents and circumstances allow. Even though we are not compensated financially, I will strive to be professional in all that I do. My reward comes from an inspiring performance that pays tribute to our Creator, fulfills the audience and brings me pleasure in being part of something much larger than myself.
As a member of the chorus, I will:
Attend every rehearsal possible
Be on time and ready to rehearse or perform at the appointed time and place
Prepare music in advance whenever provided the opportunity
Provide the persons in charge with my respect of attention and concentration
Annotate my music so that mistakes are not repeated
Rehearse on my own and be ready for the next rehearsal
Pay attention to the sound I make and coordinate with those in my section
Grant my fellow performers the courtesy of expecting and respecting their professionalism
Follow the directions of stage and technical managers.
In return, I will receive:
Reasonable consideration of my time and effort
The fullest explanations available at the time
Reasonable notice of changes in schedule and logistics
Adequate appreciation of the limits of my vocal endurance
Conditions that allow me to perform at my best, given my circumstances
In short, treatment as a professional.
The joy of being allowed to make beautiful and inspiring music is a gift from God and I will seek to maximize the talent I have been granted, in the company of like-minded individuals. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to sing as a member of this group and am proud of the reputation of the chorus that others have established before me.