If you love to sing, are interested in honing your acapella vocal production and performance skills, and thrive on a challenge, the Clippers would love to meet you! The Clippers are inclusive of people of any age, race, nationality, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender expression. Membership is open to men and people of diverse genders, through successful completion of our audition process.Our chrous is always welcoming new members, and guests are always welcome at our rehearsals. If you are interested in finding out more about us, please visit a rehearsal to see what we do. Rehearsals are very welcoming, a lot of fun, and NO experience is necessary!
We predominantly sing acappella music arranged in the barbershop style. This involves four voice parts singing in harmony, which means we welcome singers with very low voices, all the way through to higher voices. Storytelling is central to our art form, and we love to engage our audience in every performance.
The Clippers are an auditioned ensemble (which means you must pass an audition to become a full member); however, formal musical training and previous experience are not essential - just a willingness to learn, have a go, and have fun! New members are guided through the learning and audition journey, supported by your own buddy and chorus section leads and members. Although we are committed to musical excellence, not all of our members can read sheet music; we learn our songs using a combination of sheet music, learning tracks (i.e. recordings of each voice part), and by making lots of mistakes! If you can sing in tune, hold your part while singing with others, and are enthusiastic about performing for an audience, you could be a great fit for the Clippers! If you are interesting in learning to read music, this article might be a great way to get started!