Menlo Park Chorus

Fall Semester 2017 Syllabus

Welcome to the MP Chorus! We are a friendly group committed to learning and performing music for the community.

MEETING DAY/TIME: Tuesday evenings, 7:15 to 9:45PM

LOCATION: We meet in the City of Menlo Park's Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, located near the City Hall, 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park.

FEES: Please pay by the third session of the term.

Class Registration: $96 for Menlo Park residents, non-residents $128
Register at the front desk of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center.  Write a check to “City of Menlo Park” or pay by credit card.  Even easier: register online at

Materials/Pianist fee: $50; Check (make out to MP Chorus) or cash; give to Susan Chait


Rehearsals Begin Tuesday, September 5 and meet from 7:15-9:45 pm

Dress Rehearsal at Bethany Lutheran Church: Tuesday December 5, 7:30 pm

Performance at Bethany Lutheran Church: Saturday, December 16, 7:30 pm

General Expectations

  • Please notify us of absences; email Susan at 
  • Please refrain from talking during class except to ask questions of April or John
  • Please make every effort to attend regularly and do extra practice at home, if needed
  • Sectional rehearsals will be scheduled throughout the semester
  • MP Chorus holds two performances a year, one in spring and one late in fall.
  • Please check each concert date to make sure you can participate.
  • If you have conflicts, please discuss it with April.

Snacks are brought on a volunteer basis to each rehearsal for our 8:30 break.

  • You may participate if you like, but there is no obligation to do so.

Practice Aids:

Online music: all pieces can be found at

Section practice sessions: held at discretion of each section (e.g., altos), usually in second half of the quarter at a private home. See your section leader for details:

Sopranos: Kaia Richards,

Altos: Darlene Lazar,

Tenors and Basses: Peter Robinson,

Private Voice Lessons: April is a certified voice teacher. Lessons last 60 minutes and cost $60.


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