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We invite experienced singers to join us!

Membership is through a brief informal musical meeting with the Conductor.  You can contact Dr. Maroney at to schedule a meeting prior to the beginning of the semester's rehearsals, or you can attend either one of the first two "open house" rehearsals each semester (for Spring 2024: January 9 & 16).  New members may be permitted to join at the third rehearsal with permission from the Conductor.


Pocono Concert Chorale gives two concerts each season: the first Sunday after Thanksgiving weekend and the fourth Sunday in April, both at 2:30 pm. (dress rehearsal for each concert is on the Friday evening beforehand).  Our Spring 2024 concert will be on April 28, and weekly rehearsals take place Tuesdays 7-9 pm starting January 9.  Rehearsals and concerts are held at First Presbyterian Church on 575 Main St. in Stroudsburg, PA.


Like all other independent community choirs, ticket revenue covers only a portion of Pocono Concert Chorale's core operating expenses.  We rely on membership dues ($40 per half-year) and - most importantly - concert program ads and donations of which all members are expected to secure.  Financial assistance for membership dues is available to those in need.


In order to give refined performances of great music, members are expected to learn their music largely outside of rehearsal.  This way, our limited time together can be spent on ensemble issues such as blend, interpretation, etc., instead of "note-pounding" which consumes much valuable time.  To help you learn your music, recordings of high-quality performances as well as rehearsal recordings where your part is highlighted (when available) are posted on our website under "Members Only."  All recordings can be downloaded as MP3 audio files, and CDs will be made upon request.


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 may 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 - Long dresses or skirts are preferred, but dress pants are acceptable.  No leggings, yoga pants, or jeans, nor skirts/dresses much above the knee.
Men: White shirt; Black suit, black shoes and long black tie.