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Join the AMSGMC!

Once you have decided to join AMSGMC, please read through the application process below, then fill out this form, and one of our members will contact with you.

We accept all people who identify and present as men, regardless of biological sex. Bisexual and queer men are also welcome.

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Want to find out what it’s like to sing or dance with the Amsterdam Gay Men’s Chorus? Now is your chance! 

We are holding open rehearsals from 19.30 to 22.00 on Wednesday 28th September and Wednesday 5th October 2022 at our regular rehearsal locations in Spaarndammerbuurt, near Westerpark. 

 

  • Interested in meeting new people? Our friendly chorus of nearly 80 members comes from more than 30 countries!

  • Our rehearsals are held in English, and you don’t have to have previous chorus experience, or be able to read music

  • Nervous about singing or dancing with a new crowd? Don’t be! You’re welcome to watch and try out with us, and of course join us for a drink during our break and after the rehearsals! 

  • We offer a great opportunity to try out singing or dancing with us in a friendly, welcoming environment

 

Got any questions? Check our our frequently asked questions.

Interested in joining one of our open rehearsals? Just send us a note via our contact form. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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AMSGMC Open Rehearsals 2022

 

Application Process

 

1. Attend our Open Rehearsal(s)

When we are accepting new members, we open up our rehearsals to prospective members for a few weeks, usually every September. These are low key, fun events, with a relaxed atmosphere. If you're nervous about joining such a large group then don't be! You're welcome to watch, or join in the singing or dancing. Chorus members will be on hand to help you through every stage of the process.   Don't be shy and just give it a try!

 

See if you like the atmosphere, the music, the choreography, the community. If not, you can leave at any time. Don't worry if you don't know the music straight away, just have fun!

After the rehearsal is done, you are welcome to join us at the bar to relax and chat with the rest of the group.

2. Pay Membership Fee

In order to cover our expenses, we ask every member to pay a membership fee every six months. These fees cover renting our rehearsal space and performance hall, and paying for the services of our music director, dance director, and accompanist.

The current cost is €150 every six months. However, members under 27 years old get a 50% discount!

We understand that not everyone is able to afford these fees, and we don't want that to prevent you from joining. If the cost is a problem for you, send us an email and we will find a solution.

3. Short Audition

In order to ensure that our group offers high quality music and dance, we ask you to go through a short audition. We do not expect a perfect, polished performance! This is an amateur group, and amateur ability and talent is fine. We will primarily use this audition to assess your voice part or dance style, and use that information to place you accordingly in the group.

In the unlikely event that you do not pass this audition, we will fully refund your membership fee.

Commitments

 

Attend Rehearsals and Performances

By joining the AMSGMC, you are committing to attend our rehearsals and performances, as much as you are able to do so. We typically rehearse once a week, on Wednesday evenings from 19:30 until 22:00. We don't expect you to attend every single rehearsal: everyone has occasional conflicts, such as illness or travel. However, we expect you to attend at least 75% of our rehearsals if you want to perform with the group.

Our performances are usually on Saturdays and/or Sundays. We generally only have three shows per year, so if you can attend, please do so!

Practice at Home

Most people in the group need to spend a bit of time each week practicing, in addition to the weekly rehearsals. Most people only need to spend about one hour per week practicing at home; some people need more, some need less. We care about how well you know the music/dance, not how long you spend practicing.

We provide sheet music and audio files for singers, and choreography videos for dancers. We encourage you to use these resources when practicing at home! You can practice together with others in the chorus; it's a nice way to get to know more people!