Battenkill Chorale Seeks New Members

Battenkill Chorale Seeks New Members

Battenkill Chorale Seeks New Members

The Battenkill Chorale is accepting experienced choral singers for their spring concert featuring ‘The World Beloved: a Bluegrass Mass’ by Carol Barnett, with the internationally famous bluegrass band, Monroe Crossing, which played the premiere of this work. These concerts will be Monroe Crossing’s only northeast appearance in 2016, and are scheduled between their Korean and European tours. Concert dates are May 7 and 8, at Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

The Battenkill Chorale has open enrollment, with auditions for vocal placement and solos only. Singers should be experienced choral singers possessing good sight-reading skills and vocal technique. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m., in Cambridge, NY. The first winter rehearsal is, January 21, at Cambridge United Presbyterian Church. New members will be accepted through February 4. There is a $35 membership fee per concert program, plus the cost of music. To pre-register, call 518-677-8233 or email battenkill@mindspring.com.

Young Singer Scholarships are available to deserving singers ages 14 to 26. Artistic director Janet McGhee is one of the Capital District’s most respected and inspiring choral conductors. Her choirs have performed at Carnegie Hall and Symphony Hall in Boston, toured Russia and Europe, performed commissioned works, and collaborated with youth and adult choirs. McGhee has taught at New England Conservatory of Music, her alma mater, at Bennington, Simmons and Skidmore Colleges, Clark University, Berklee College of Music and the Commonwealth School.

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