Rehearsals 2018/2019


Our concert season runs parallel to the school-year calendar. Rehearsals start Monday August 27th and continue on Monday evenings from 7:15-9:15 p.m. until the November concert. After the winter break, rehearsals resume in mid-January and continue until the spring concert. All regular rehearsals are held in the Music Building (300 Lucinda Ave), Room 171, on the DeKalb campus of Northern Illinois University. Special dress rehearsals are also scheduled before each concert performance, usually in the concert venue. Check the calendar for more details.

Please say, "I Due."

The dues for the upcoming semester are payable when you register, or in consultation with our treasurer, Rick Johns. Please do not let an inability to pay dues prevent you from joining the chorus. If you need financial assistance, contact Rick Johns about a confidential scholarship.
$50 - Regular Membership
$25 - Full-time Student Membership

Super Section Leaders

We appreciate the help of our section leaders:

Basses: Dave Lundberg (815)-895-5955
Tenors: Norden Gilbert (815)-758-7320
Altos: Joyce Zartman (815)-877-3615
Sopranos: Marsha Martin (779)-210-2469

Choristers, please call your section leaders when you have concerns, questions, or if you must be absent from a rehearsal. The section leaders will note absences on the attendance sheet. Also, please talk with your section leader to learn what was covered in the missed rehearsal and to receive any handouts you may need.


Each member of the chorus provides his or her own black binder. Please rehearse with a pencil in your hand.
For the health of those with allergies, please do not wear scented products to rehearsals or performances. Thank you!

Attendance Commitment

Regular attendance at rehearsals is expected in order to be prepared to perform in the concert. If you miss more than three rehearsals, please consult with the director regarding your participation in the concert.

If you need to miss a rehearsal, please notify your section leader AND the director of your absence. Also, please talk with your section leader to learn what was covered in the missed rehearsal and to receive any handouts that were distributed at that time.

Performance Attire

Men wear their own black tuxedos (with black shoes and a black bow tie). Tuxedos must fit well. Jackets are buttoned for performances. Women may either purchase uniform dresses or wear their own black tuxedo (with black shoes and a black bow tie). The dress meets many important criteria, including being affordable, flattering, modest, and washable. To view the dress online, you may visit Formal Fashions. For more details, please contact our Dress Coordinator, Jan Vandermeer at