ATTENDANCE: All choral singers are welcome to join the First Church Festival Chorus. That said, given the limited rehearsal time, chorus members are expected to prepare their music in advance of the first meeting. While there is some leeway to miss one or two rehearsals, full attendance will provide the best preparation for the performance. Dates for the rehearsals are in the questionnaire.
FEES: To help cover production costs, there is a participation fee of $60 per singer.
In past years, we have had situations where registrations have exceeded capacity for each section (SATB). To ensure that your spot is reserved, you will need to pay securely online (https://onrealm.org/fccb/give) or deliver cash or check, payable to "First Church Berkeley", to the church office (First Church Berkeley, c/o Derek Tam, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704) before November 15 (if you want First Church to purchase your score) or December 15 (if you will purchase your own score).
SCORES: There is only one vocal edition available, published by Editions Durand. The wholesale price is:
$9.95 + $2.00 tax and shipping — Requiem$[TBD] + $[TBD] S&H — Quatre Motets
You are required to have the score BEFORE the first rehearsal, and may purchase it either on your own of through First Church.
If you are purchasing your score through First Church, you will NEED TO PAY for the score on or before Nov. 15. If you indicate that you wanted a score but do not pay before then, YOUR SCORE WILL NOT BE PURCHASED.
Spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.
A limited number of scholarships are available. Please see below for more details.
TICKETS: One complimentary ticket to the performance is available for all participants. Additional tickets are available for purchase on Brown Paper Tickets (https://duruflerequiem.bpt.me) or at the door.
You may also pay by cash or check, payable to "FCCB", to the church office (First Church Berkeley, c/o Derek Tam, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704).
You must pay before November 15 (if you want First Church to purchase your score) or December 15 (if you will purchase your own score).
Please consider an additional, tax-deductible donation to help ensure the continued financial viability of such concerts.