Rehearsals take place on Sunday afternoons from September through May. Our rehearsals typically take place between 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm at MUN School of Music, St. John’s, NL. Depending on which ensemble the musician is participating in, the following schedule should be followed:
Attendance at all rehearsals, dress rehearsals, concerts and performances is a compulsory requirement of CALOS membership. When joining Calos, both the member and family must be prepared to take on all of the season’s commitments. Orchestra rehearsals are team activities and every musician makes a unique and valuable contribution to the music-making at our rehearsals. In the brass, woodwind, and percussion sections, there is only one member on each different part. In the string section, there may be only one or two members on each part. In order to effectively rehearse and perform as an orchestra, all parts of the music must be present, therefore all members must be present.
Before committing to the 2023-2024 season, families should take note of the mandatory activities. If a member cannot participate in an activity, his/her participation in the remainder of the season may be at risk.
On occasion, musicians may experience conflict with another activity. With consultation with the Executive Director and the musical director, a special arrangement can be made to accommodate the conflict.