Founded by James Maroney in 2016, Pocono Concert Chorale is a 501(c)(3) non-profit performing arts organization whose purpose is to provide our members the opportunity to perform great choral music for the community. We heartily invite all experienced singers to join us!
Membership is through a brief and informal meeting with the Conductor. You can contact Dr. Maroney at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting prior to the beginning of the concert semester, or you can attend one of the first two rehearsals at the beginning of each semester, which are "open house."
WHEN/WHERE ARE THE REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES?
Pocono Concert Chorale gives two concerts each season: the first Sunday after Thanksgiving weekend and the last Sunday in April, both at 2:30 pm. (Fall 2021: Dec. 5; Spring 2022: April 24). Weekly rehearsals take place Tuesdays 7-9 pm starting right after Labor Day. Rehearsals and concerts are held at First Presbyterian Church on 575 Main St. in Stroudsburg, PA.
MEMBERSHIP DUES & FUNDRAISING
Like all other independent community choirs, proceeds from our concerts cover only a portion of Pocono Concert Chorale's core operating expenses. We rely on membership dues ($40 per half-year) as well as revenue from various fundraising projects (e.g., securing concert program ads and donations) in which all members are expected to participate. Financial assistance for membership dues is available to those in need.
Continuous membership is essential to the success and growth of the group - all members are expected to participate every semester. A member who will be absent for one semester must notify both the Conductor and the President. A former member absent for two or more semesters who wishes to return must secure approval from the Conductor.
For the Pocono Concert Chorale to give quality musical performances, it is imperative that every member attend as many rehearsals as possible. The maximum number of rehearsal absences may not exceed three for each concert under any circumstance. A member who has exceeded the absence limit is welcome to rejoin the group the next semester.
Each member purchases their music. Costs are kept to a minimum by PCC borrowing music and copying public domain works when possible. Any music purchased is done in bulk via PCC to secure discounted prices.
Women: All black - Dresses or skirts are preferred, but dress pants are acceptable. No leggings, yoga pants, or jeans. Men: White shirt; Black suit, black shoes and long black tie.