Choir Alberta is currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist with Choralfest 2017! Volunteers get to meet musicians from the community, while listening to countless performances by exciting and dedicated choirs!
Choralfest Jazz | Calgary
9-11 March • Mount Royal University, Leacock Theatre
Evaluator: Heather Bambrick
Choralfest North | Edmonton
11-14 March • McDougall United Church
Evaluators: Heather Fraser, Benila Ninan, Kevin Zakresky
Choralfest South | Calgary
14-18 March • Knox United Church
Evaluators: Dennis Coleman, Morna Edmundson, Scott Leithead
Volunteer Position Descriptions
The volunteers working at the reception/registration desk are there to assist choirs with getting started with their Choralfest experience. They handle the initial contact with any choir that comes in, process their on-site registration, prepare the evaluator packets with the music the choir brings, and also help control the flow of traffic through the doors of the performance venue. They are the chief point of contact for all volunteers and choirs for the festival.
Each choir usher is paired with a choir for the duration of the choir’s stay at Choralfest. They help lead the choir from room to room and assist with keeping the festival on schedule. As each choir leaves the space, the choir usher also ensures that the room is put back in order for the next choir to arrive. If a conductor has a request or needs special assistance, the usher is the first point of contact to ensure that the conductor has everything they need for a rewarding Choralfest experience.
The host acts as the master of ceremonies and reads the biography of the choir for the audience and manages the AV rig for each choir’s performance. They also help with audience control, ensuring that the audience is quiet for each performance. At Choralfest Jazz, the host assists with recoiling the cables after each choir performs.
The secretary sits with the evaluators and assists them with managing the paperwork for each choir. They also ensure that the evaluators have everything they need during their time at Choralfest.
Set-Up and Take-Down
These people assist with the set-up of equipment, chairs, and organizing each space required at Choralfest.