Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Cool Choir?
Cool Choir is a group of fun, upbeat, NON-AUDITIONED adult rock and pop choirs across multiple locations
Is Cool Choir operating during the Covid19 pandemic?
During the Covid19 pandemic, our rehearsals were online-only, and no free taster sessions were offered. However, we start up again in September 2021, and we are hopeful of returning to in-person rehearsals (as per pre-Covid). Please register your interest to join here, and we’ll be in touch before September 2021 with details on how to join once we have an update on the current singing restrictions.
Is there an age limit?
Do I need any singing experience or music training to join Cool Choir?
I can’t read music. Can I still join Cool Choir?
My friends and family tell me “I sound like a frog” when I sing – I really don’t think you would want to hear me sing?
Cool Choir welcomes anybody and everybody over 18. We believe “if you can speak you can sing”. When you bring large numbers of people into a room to sing, everybody’s voice blends together. Think about a hockey game. When the fans sing and chant together have you noticed how perfectly in time and tune they are? This is the result of the beautiful sound of human voices singing together. Don’t believe us? Check out our videos throughout our site of Cool Choir performing – do these people sound like “frogs” to you? 🙂
Who runs the choirs?
Where can I attend a Cool Choir rehearsal?
We currently have three locations in Calgary. (Hillhurst-Sunnyside, Inglewood and Lincoln Park)
When do Cool Choir rehearsals take place?
Can I try Cool Choir without committing to a full trimester?
YES, we offer FREE taster sessions weekly at any of our locations during each trimester. Just hit the ‘Book FREE Taster session’ big red button on the home page at www.coolchoir.com to register
Can I book more than one FREE taster session at Cool Choir?
No. Each person is entitled to ONE free taster session at any one of our locations before deciding whether they would like to join as a regular member
What if I DO have singing and musical experience?
That’s great, we welcome EVERYONE! Our members have a range of abilities and backgrounds
Are there opportunities for people to sing solo?
YES, while we are primarily an all-inclusive choir, there are opportunities to perform as a soloist too. Opportunities to solo are offered through an informal, internal audition process throughout the year
What will I be singing if I join Cool Choir?
You will be singing a mix of rock and pop songs from classic to modern! We learn a minimum of 5 songs per trimester (ten weeks)
You mention 5 songs per trimester. Will I have to learn all the words too?
For those wishing to perform, we do expect our members to know the words. Cool Choir is not a choir that presents itself during performances holding folders. We believe this negatively impacts both the performance, the presentation and most of all the ability to engage/communicate with an audience. We have lots of resources apart from the physical rehearsals to help. Once you become a member you will have access to a private member’s area where we provide lyrics, sheet music and professional audio recordings of the songs we learn, separated by parts. We put on extra rehearsals as we near a big performance and there are lots of smaller performances where you can join in and gain your confidence too throughout the year. Also, our directors are trained to provide clear, visual prompts during a performance – which members report being the most effective tool for lyrics recall.
If I enjoy my FREE taster session, how do I join?
The morning immediately following your FREE taster session you will receive an email containing all the information you need to help you decide. All you need to do is respond to the email and we will do the rest
How much does Cool Choir cost?
How do I pay?
Can I pay weekly?
Why is there a fee to join Cool Choir?
What happens once I pay my fee?
What is my time commitment to Cool Choir?
What happens if I am sick or on vacation and cannot attend?
What happens if my regular rehearsal falls on a STAT holiday?
I notice you have performances during the year, are these mandatory?
Can I attend Cool Choir rehearsals in more than one community?
Is there an opportunity to socialise with my fellow choir members?
Will Cool Choir ever expand into any other parts of Canada?
Can I help connect with you choir leaders who I think might be suitable for future Cool Choir expansions in my area?
Yes…and what’s more…we’re offering a generous referral fee or a free choir trimester to anybody who helps connect us with a talented choir leader across Canada who subsequently goes on to launch a Cool Choir community of their own. Please get in touch if you think you can help and direct any potential Cool Choir leaders you think might be suitable to www.coolchoir.com/careers for the full role spec and application process
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