Events for the week of August 31-September 6

If you’re thinking about joining a choir, here are several opportunities to explore:

The Southeastern MA Festival Chorus is holding an open rehearsal and auditions on Monday, August 31. On Tuesday, the Falmouth Chorale hosts an Open Sing and the Greater New Bedford Choral Society launches its season start-up. Rhode Island Community Chorus and Orchestra holds new member auditions on Wednesday, September 3.  Please visit the Calendar page for more detail.

Two choirs are seeking male singers for the coming season. The Providence Singers are looking for a few good tenors, and Sine Nomine is auditioning tenors and basses.

Harmony Heritage, a women’s choir, invites singers to join them for open rehearsals every Tuesday, 7:15-9:45, at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Pawtucket.


Events for the week of August 24-30

The Harmony Heritage Chorus will sing the National Anthem tonight (August 24) at the Paw Sox home game in McCoy Stadium.

Also this evening, the Southern Massachusetts Festival Chorus will hold an open rehearsal and auditions for the 2015-2016 season.

The Providence Singers will audition tenors by appointment. Here’s a link to their website page with the pertinent information.

Please check the Calendar page for more details.

Sine Nomine seeking tenors and basses

Sine NomineSine Nomine, an a cappella vocal ensemble based in Fall River, is seeking tenors and basses for our upcoming season, which begins on September 21, 2015.

To schedule an audition, please send an email request to

Please include contact information, your voice part, and a brief choral history.

About singing with Sine Nomine:

Our singers come from all walks of life and include professional musicians as well as dedicated enthusiasts of choral singing. What we all have in common is the skill and discipline required to perform a capella repertoire within a small ensemble. Our material ranges from medieval to contemporary compositions, so the ability to read unfamiliar music is often critical.

If you are an experienced singer in the southeastern New England area and have a passionate interest in a cappella repertoire, please contact us about an audition.

Your audition will involve joining the choir for a full rehearsal, followed by a one-on-one meeting with our director to assess your voice range, skill level and vocal compatibility.

Sine Nomine rehearses Monday nights from 7:00 to 9:30pm at The Unitarian Church in Fall River 309 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720.

Our regular season runs from early September through May or June.

Sine Nomine welcomes new director

DRyanSine Nomine has named Daniel P. Ryan as the group’s fourth artistic director, with an appointment beginning on August 15, 2015. He succeeds Joseph Fort.

Ryan holds a Master of Music degree in Conducting from The Boston Conservatory and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in music education and vocal performance from Catawba College in North Carolina. He is an active conductor and singer in the Boston area. He also conducts the Boston City Singers advanced men’s choral group “The Fellas,” and has recently music directed several musicals and opera productions in the Boston area. In addition to conducting, he composes and arranges music for choir, and holds professional singing posts at First Church Boston and Trinity Parish of Newton Center. Dan served as assistant conductor for Julian Wachner in Maytooth, Ireland for the Summer 2015 performance of Haydn’s The Creation with Berkshire Choral International. He was staff music director at the 2015 Interlochen Summer Arts Academy.

A Massachusetts native, Ryan returned to Boston in 2013, when he was awarded a scholarship to study choral conducting at The Boston Conservatory. Previously, he was full time choral director for North Iredell High School in Olin, NC, founded the Statesville Children’s Choir and was very active in musical theater. His choirs have earned superior rankings and toured nationally. Ryan was nominated for teacher of the year in 2012.

More information about Ryan can be found on his website:

About Sine Nomine:

Sine Nomine is an auditioned chamber choir based in Fall River, MA. The group draws its members from across southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Providence Singers seeking tenors

Seeking TENORS to join the Providence Singers for the upcoming season. Auditions by appointment. For more info, please follow this link.

Season programming:
– Nov: Bach Cantata 140, Vivaldi Gloria, Mozart Coronation Mass
– Dec: Messiah with RI Philharmonic
– March: The British are Coming!
– April: Music of Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim
– May: Beethoven 9 with RI Philharmonic