9. I am musically experienced. What growth opportunities are there?
Many, in whatever direction you would wish to take. There are opportunities to take up music leadership or administrative roles within your own chorus or nationally. You can sing as part of a quartet with other like minded women for fun or to compete at National level. Some of our members have sung with the National chorus called He Tangata and have travelled throughout NZ and to Hawaii and Australia, to perform at national and/or internationally run events. As chorus members, we have access to regular regional educational events and visiting coaches to our Chorus.
10. How do I know if I am doing the right thing?
If you are unsure, just ask your section leader. We are a group and it is in our interest to have everyone enjoy success. There is no such thing as a dumb question.
11. How much will it cost?
Once formally signed up, it will cost $45.00/month.
12. When does THC meet and how do the nights run?
Each Wednesday night at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Liardet Street, New Plymouth - opposite the fire station. We start at 7.00pm with physical warm-ups followed by vocal exercises then move to work on our current or new songs, ending with supper at about 9.30pm. View location map here.
13. I can’t be there once a month. Is that OK?
That is fine. We are all busy and have to juggle chorus with other commitments in our lives. Just be sure to advise us the week before or call, text or email your section leader if you find you can’t be there unexpectedly.
14. I am keen to car pool. How can I do this?
We have members who travel from Normanby, Inglewood, Oakura, Urenui & Waitara and it would be an easy matter to link you with a member from these areas to share the travel with.
15. How does Taranaki Harmony Chorus fit into the American system?
We are affiliated to Sweet Adelines New Zealand which is part of Region 35 Sweet Adelines International, a highly respected worldwide organisation of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance. This independent, non-profit music education association was founded in 1945 and is one of the world's largest singing organisations for women. Members number more than 23,000, belonging to more than 500 choruses and 1,200 quartets extending over 14 nations and 5 continents.
MOTTO: "Harmonize the World".
Affiliation to Sweet Adelines International provides our chorus with access to educational programmes, high calibre coaches, regular newsletters and a large library of music.