For more information contact us by email[/x_button]Bel Canto Chorale members reside mostly in southern Nassau County, though our membership stretches into a wide area of Long Island. We enjoy the challenges of preparing for our performances as well as the camaraderie among the members, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Our December and May concerts have a classical focus, while our March benefit concert is light in nature with members provided the opportunity to show off their individual talents.
If you like to sing choral music, Bel Canto is for you! Come make some new friends and share your talents.
Rehearsals are held weekly on Sunday evenings from 7pm-9pm at the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. Our fall season rehearsals start the Sunday after Labor Day until our fall concert. Our fall season concert is the second Saturday in December with dress rehearsal on the evening before the concert.
Our spring season rehearsals start on the first Sunday of the calendar year until our spring concert, which is held on the second Saturday in May. Our dress rehearsal is the evening before the concert.
We hold a benefit concert on the second Sunday in March. This afternoon event replaces the rehearsal for that evening. We do not rehearse on Easter Sunday.
Directions to Rehearsals
Dues and Organization
Dues for each season are $60 ($45 per season for a spouse and $30 per season for students), payable by the end of the season’s first month. Each member is required to purchase a minimum of $30 tickets for each of the major concerts as well as participating in our other fundraising activities. (goods sale, benefit concert auction, soliciting advertisements for our concert journal.) We do not receive funding from outside sources.
Fragrance Free Rehearsals and concerts
Some of our singers have allergies to fragrances and to cigarette smoke. We therefore permit NO perfume, cologne, or scented shaving lotion whenever we sing (including rehearsals). Please be considerate of others and refrain from wearing fragrance at rehearsals, and from smoking just prior to rehearsals or concerts as well.
Ladies wear black tops, shoulders covered; black skirt, knee to ankle length; dark black hose and shoes. No reflective jewelry, pearls are OK.
Gentlemen wear tuxedos with cummerbunds, long-sleeved white shirts, black bow ties, black socks, and black shoes.