OPEN REHEARSALS

At the beginning of each semester, we organise one or two open rehearsals so that prospective members can get to know our choir and sign up for auditions. The next round will take place on Tuesday February 6th 2024, at 7:15 pm, at Bredestraat 19, Maastricht (Sterzaal). Please come on time, to avoid delays. The open rehearsal will also be announced on our Facebook and Instagram. If you want to know more, please do not hesitate to email us at universiteitskoor@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

AUDITIONS

Everyone is welcome to join us, a connection to the UM is not necessary. Neither is a background in music, though you do need a good voice and ear–as well as good cheer and dedication! Candidate members must audition for the choir. The auditions this semester will take place on February 7th and 8th, between 6:30 and 9:30 pm. During the auditions you will do singing exercises in a small group, and individually perform a song you have prepared beforehand. Results are announced within a few days.

PRACTICALITIES

Per academic semester (five months) we work on a repertoire, which we perform during our end-of-the-semester concert. It is not possible to join the UM choir halfway a semester. We rehearse every Tuesday evening in Maastricht’s inner city. In addition, we hold two rehearsal weekends per year, one General Members Assembly, and regular social events. We do not rehearse during the Carnival, Christmas and summer breaks.

COMMITMENTS

We expect members to attend a substantial part of the rehearsals and join the final concert. If you miss rehearsals, please practice at home to prevent holding up the choir. Members’ attendance is also required during the rehearsal weekends and the General Members Assembly. Our membership fee is €50,- for students and €70,- for non-students per semester. This fee covers the rehearsal weekends, two social events, and music scores.