General rehearsal info
Eglise Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur, rue de Tervaete, Etterbeek
O.L.V. Heilig Hartkerk, Tervaetestraat, Etterbeek
Singers who have committed to a project are expected to:
- attend all rehearsals and performances for each project
- arrive for each rehearsal well on time, and stay for the entire duration of the rehearsal
- bring a ringed black folder, a pencil and rubber and any water/snacks needed to last the evening
Use of mobile phones is forbidden during rehearsals.
DELAYS and ABSENCES
Any absences must be communicated to Helen in advance via email.
A reminder in person the week before the absence is always appreciated.
Last-minute absences and delays should be communicated by text message/SMS to Helen on +32 472 923 678.
Singers are expected catch up on any skipped rehearsals by practicing at home.
The BCC has a formal, "black with a splash of bordeaux" dress code for performances. For men, this means black suit, black shirt, black socks and shoes, and a burgundy/dark red tie. For women, this means a long black dress or a long black skirt with a long-sleeved or half-long-sleeved black top, opaque black tights or socks, black shoes, and a burgundy/dark red accessory (brooch, scarf, flower in your hair, belt etc.). All singers must carry their scores in a firm black folder.
Singers are asked to pay the BCC a membership fee per project. For most (3-month) projects, the full price is €40. Exceptions to this membership fee are made for students and unemployed (half price, or €20) and for professional singers with a diploma or who are still studying (free). Fees must be paid to BCC Treasurer Jan Moeyaert in person or by bank transfer to IBAN BE92 5230 8073 7623 on/by the first rehearsal of each project. This fee helps us cover Helen’s salary and travel costs, as well as scores and insurance for all singers, and venue and meal costs for all BCC activities inside and outside of Brussels.
Helen and Jan run the BCC with the help of a volunteer committee of singers, currently including Mark B. (T), Paul (T), Maria (A), Lola (A), Ghita (A) and Rosie (S). Committee participation and support by choir members is always welcome and appreciated, especially in the lead-up to and after rehearsals and concerts (moving chairs, distributing posters, promoting concerts, selling tickets and CDs, setting the stage, clearing up, etc.). If you're interested in supporting and/or joining the committee, please get in touch!
The BCC has a YouTube channel, where we post our concert videos.
We also have a Facebook page – please like/follow and share!
And we also have WhatsApp chat group for BCC members: we use these for last minute communication and to share photos and news. Please join us!