ECC Company and Prelude season run from late August through early May (April for Prelude). Membership is for the entire year although students can choose to participate in just the spring or just the fall.
Fees are as follows:
ECC Company (5th-8th grade) = $675 full year ($325 fall only, $450 spring only)
Prelude (2nd-4th grade) = $425 full year ($220 fall only, $275 spring only)
A refund may be requested within 21 days from the start of fall rehearsal less $50. After this date, refunds are considered on a case-by-case situation.
All music, costumes, and uniforms for Company and Prelude members are provided. A Chorale/Prelude t-shirt or sweatshirt will also be provided for outside performances.
The ECC maintains an “Angel Fund” to provide free or discounted membership for members who cannot afford to pay dues and you can inquire about this support through the Business Manager. Each year, ECC members participate in fundraising for the organization by selling a particular product or fundraising specifically for the Angel Fund account.
You are allowed only THREE absences per semester and you must inform the Production Manager of any absence at least one hour prior to a regular rehearsal. However, rehearsals are considered mandatory during “tech week” and cannot be missed unless prior approval is obtained by the ECC Board of Directors. A student who needs to request an absence for a school function or other essential activity must submit the proper Request for Absence form. Students who have any major speaking/singing role will not be granted permission to miss any “tech week” rehearsal or performance. We also often perform at outside venues such as at schools and nursing homes and while these performances are not mandatory, students are highly encouraged to attend so that we have a full-choral sound.
The Chorale is a Jefferson County based organization, receiving its major funding from the Jefferson County Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Although membership is not limited to Jeffco residents, the Chorale calendar is based on the Jeffco School calendar.
Rehearsal Schedule ( a complete rehearsal/performance schedule is available on the website).
ECC Company – Rehearsals begin in late August and continue each Tuesday from 4:15pm – 6:15pm. They are held at Evergreen Lutheran Church (5980 Hwy 73). We move over to Center/Stage (27608 Fireweed Dr) in mid- October and early-April. We also have Tuesday AND Thursday rehearsals starting in November and April/May and practice every day the last 2 weeks.
Prelude – Rehearsals begin after Labor Day and and continue each Monday from 4:30-6pm. We will also have Monday/Wednesday rehearsals starting in October and late March and practice every day during the two weeks leading up to the show. Prelude rehearsals take place at Evergreen Lutheran Church and their spring musical is at the Montessori School of Evergreen in Marshdale.
There will be a parent meeting early in the fall and spring semester. All parents are requested to sign up for at least two committees to help with Chorale activities and they are a fun way to connect with other families in the organization.