ChoirNewsLetter July 2017

 

ChoirNews
A choral arts calendar and newsletter for Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut, and southern Massachusetts

ChoirNews for July 2017

Hello ChoirNews subscribers! I’m your new Admin, Eden Casteel. I’m a voice teacher and itinerant choir singer based in Wakefield, RI. Thanks to Elaine Cunningham for serving as Admin these past few years and to Glenn Guitari for starting this valuable newsletter.
Choirs are beginning to announce their upcoming seasons and auditions information! It’s an exciting time. if you have ChoirNews, send it in now! We’ll promote it through the monthly newsletter and also on our Facebook page and website.
Check out all the choirs at our website, and help us add more choirs to the list! Coming soon: A gig list for singers-for-hire.
Please forward ChoirNews to all your choir-loving friends! Pro, semi-pro, community, college, church, and school-based choir groups are welcome to submit to ChoirNews. Wishing you a very musical July! — EC

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The Chorus Of Westerly Announces 2017-18 Season

Beethoven, Haydn and Elgar are in the lineup for the Chorus’ 59th season. 

 

Swanhurst Chorus announces 2017-18 Season

In addition to choral concerts, Swanhurst will present Into The Woods as its annual spring musical production. 

 

Stonington Madrigal Singers

The Stonington CT based madrigal group seeks a tenor, a bass, and a high soprano for the 2017-18 season. It’s a small group of 10-14 singers specializing in madrigals and other music of the medieval, renaissance, and early baroque periods. Contact director Robert Guarino through the webpage:  http://www.calvarymusicschool.org/stonington-madrigal-singers/

 

The West Bay Chorale

The West Bay Chorale seeks new members. If you have a love of singing, singing experience, or the desire to be part of a singing group, then this may just be the place for you!  Rehearsals are held at the Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad Street, Cranston, RI on Mondays from 7-9:30 and will begin in early September.
The West Bay Chorale presents two concerts per season, a winter holiday concert and a spring concert.  Our Winter Concert this year is entitled “What Sweeter Music”.
We would also like to wish our former director, Amanda Santo, best wishes and much happiness with her extended family. Amanda gave birth to her fourth child and first son in May. Amanda stepped down as director to spend more time with her family.  Thank you, Amanda, for all that you did and brought to the West Bay Chorale. You will be dearly missed!
But on another good “note” we want to welcome our incoming director Eric W. Van Dervort. Eric comes to WBC with extensive conducting experience in schools, churches and community groups in Rhode Island.  We look forward to an exciting year under Eric’s enthusiastic and accomplished direction.
For more information about the West Bay Chorale please visit our website at westbaychorale.org or find us on Facebook. You can also contact us at Eric@westbaychorale.org or jenil@email.com.

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The Mystic River Chorale

The Mystic River Chorale welcomes singers from throughout the region to join us for Schubert’s Mass no. 4 in C and Haydn Te Deum (with orchestra) in January 2018, and a spring concert in May, 2018!  Auditions will be held on September 11, 18, and 25, 2017 and January 22 and 29, 2018, by appointment at Union Baptist Church, 119 High Street, Mystic, CT.

Auditions comprise a straightforward and non-threatening evaluation of musicality, voice quality, range, and music literacy. New singers should be ready to sing any song they feel flatters their voice. Our staff will accompany on piano. Individuals interested in auditioning should e-mail the Chorus Manager to obtain an audition time or call (860) 460-1487 for additional information.

January 14, 2018, 3 PM, Harkness Chapel, Connecticut College, New London, CT: Mystic River Chorale & Orchestra, with special guests, the Chamber Singers of Fitch and Stonington High Schools. Program includes Schubert Mass no. 4 in C and Haydn Te Deum in C. Artistic Director Frank Martignetti conducts. Tickets at www.mysticriverchorale.org or (860) 460-1487.

 

Providence Gay Men’s Chorus

The Providence Gay Men’s Chorus (www.provgmc.org) is looking for new singers! The PGMC constantly demonstrates to the community how people of different ethnicities, religious beliefs, educational levels and core belief systems can come together in an inclusive, productive, fun & safe environment and make wonderful music. Therefore, our repertoire is purposefully diverse. Rehearsals are run in a non-threatening, atmosphere. There are no auditions: all are welcome!

Our weekly rehearsals this season will start on Wednesday, Sept 6 (due to the Labor Day holiday) and then continue every Monday evening thereafter from 7-9:30pm. Those rehearsals are held at Beneficent Church on Weybosset St in downtown Providence.

Want to try a rehearsal before committing to a concert? Open Rehearsals for our 2017 Holiday concerts, A Holiday Kaleidoscope, are August 21st and 28th from 7–9pm, at Beneficent Congregational Church in downtown Providence. All you have to do is show up and we will help you with the rest. Join the PGMC family and enjoy making beautiful music. For more information, contact Artistic Director, Kim Kuda, at director@provgmc.org.

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ChoirNews July 2017

The Chorus Of Westerly Announces 2017-18 Season Beethoven, Haydn and Elgar are in the lineup for the Chorus’ 59th season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swanhurst Chorus announces 2017-18 Season In addition to choral concerts, Swanhurst will present Into The Woods as its annual spring musical production. 

 

 

 

 

 

Stonington Madrigal Singers The Stonington CT based madrigal group seeks a tenor, a bass, and a high soprano for the 2017-18 season. It’s a small group of 10-14 singers specializing in madrigals and other music of the medieval, renaissance, and early baroque periods. Contact director Robert Guarino through the webpage:  http://www.calvarymusicschool.org/stonington-madrigal-singers/

 

 

 

The West Bay Chorale seeks new members. If you have a love of singing, singing experience, or the desire to be part of a singing group, then this may just be the place for you!  Rehearsals are held at the Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad Street, Cranston, RI on Mondays from 7-9:30 and will begin in early September.
The West Bay Chorale presents two concerts per season, a winter holiday concert and a spring concert.  Our Winter Concert this year is entitled “What Sweeter Music”.
We would also like to wish our former director, Amanda Santo, best wishes and much happiness with her extended family. Amanda gave birth to her fourth child and first son in May. Amanda stepped down as director to spend more time with her family.  Thank you, Amanda, for all that you did and brought to the West Bay Chorale. You will be dearly missed!
But on another good “note” we want to welcome our incoming director Eric W. Van Dervort. Eric comes to WBC with extensive conducting experience in schools, churches and community groups in Rhode Island.  We look forward to an exciting year under Eric’s enthusiastic and accomplished direction. For more information about the West Bay Chorale please visit our website at westbaychorale.org or find us on Facebook. You can also contact us at Eric@westbaychorale.org or jenil@email.com.

 

The Mystic River Chorale welcomes singers from throughout the region to join us for Schubert’s Mass no. 4 in C and Haydn Te Deum (with orchestra) in January 2018, and a spring concert in May, 2018!  Auditions will be held on September 11, 18, and 25, 2017 and January 22 and 29, 2018, by appointment at Union Baptist Church, 119 High Street, Mystic, CT. Auditions comprise a straightforward and non-threatening evaluation of musicality, voice quality, range, and music literacy. New singers should be ready to sing any song they feel flatters their voice. Our staff will accompany on piano. Individuals interested in auditioning should e-mail the Chorus Manager to obtain an audition time or call (860) 460-1487 for additional information.
January 14, 2018, 3 PM, Harkness Chapel, Connecticut College, New London, CT: Mystic River Chorale & Orchestra, with special guests, the Chamber Singers of Fitch and Stonington High Schools. Program includes Schubert Mass no. 4 in C and Haydn Te Deum in C. Artistic Director Frank Martignetti conducts. Tickets at www.mysticriverchorale.org or (860) 460-1487.

 

The Providence Gay Men’s Chorus (www.provgmc.org) is looking for new singers! The PGMC constantly demonstrates to the community how people of different ethnicities, religious beliefs, educational levels and core belief systems can come together in an inclusive, productive, fun & safe environment and make wonderful music. Therefore, our repertoire is purposefully diverse. Rehearsals are run in a non-threatening, atmosphere. There are no auditions: all are welcome!
Our weekly rehearsals this season will start on Wednesday, Sept 6 (due to the Labor Day holiday) and then continue every Monday evening thereafter from 7-9:30pm. Those rehearsals are held at Beneficent Church on Weybosset St in downtown Providence.
Want to try a rehearsal before committing to a concert? Open Rehearsals for our 2017 Holiday concerts, A Holiday Kaleidoscope, are August 21st and 28th from 7–9pm, at Beneficent Congregational Church in downtown Providence. All you have to do is show up and we will help you with the rest. Join the PGMC family and enjoy making beautiful music. For more information, contact Artistic Director, Kim Kuda, at director@provgmc.org.

Swanhurst Chorus seeks new Music Director

Swanhurst Chorus, a mixed community chorus of about forty member based on Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island is seeking a Music Director.

This Music Director is responsible for selecting the programs and preparing the chorus for at least three concerts each year: two concerts in December, one of which is a Messiah Sing-Along, and a concert in the spring, normally in May or June. Weekly rehearsals occur throughout the choral season, the specific day of the week to be determined.

In addition, the Swanhurst Musical Theater presents a musical and dinner theater as a fund raiser in the spring, usually in March. The Musical Theater has a separate Director and the Swanhurst Music Director has the option to be involved with that production or not.

The Music Director will also need to attend Executive Board meetings, which are held periodically through the year. A special emphasis for the upcoming year will be to increase chorus membership.

The annual salary range is $6000 to $9000 and will paid monthly. Additional payments will be made for participation in the Swanhurst Musical Theater production.

Letters of Application with a resume and three references, one which shall be a music professional, will be accepted now through July 31st, 2016, or until the position is filled.

All application materials may be emailed to search@swanhurst.org or mailed to Swanhurst Chorus, c/o Harry Gustafson, 2 Granada Terrace, Middletown, RI 02842. Finalists may be asked to conduct a short informal rehearsal with their choice of music.

A detailed job description and more information about the Swanhurst Chorus may be found on our website at www.swanhurst.org .

Seeking Tenors for Providence Singers

The Providence Singers seeks experienced tenors to join us for our 2016-2017 season, which includes Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah with the RI Philharmonic, an exciting collaboration with composer Ola Gjeilo, a studio recording, two world premieres, and much more!

Auditions will be held by appointment. For information, please visit the link below.

http://www.providencesingers.org/About06/Auditions.php

 

Fundraising gala for Providence Singers

Sunday, June 12 at Piano Bar in Davol Square

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A Special Cabaret Performance

featuring the Providence Singers Cabaret Ensemble
Michael Galib, Cabaret Musical Director
Patrice Newman, Pianist

Meeting and Mingling Music

Steven Breese, Piano; Evan Carley, Upright Bass

Silent Auction and Raffle

Tickets to opening night party at the Newport Flower Show June 24
Wood-fired pizza party for 25 at your home by Pizza Gourmet
Day sail on Narragansett Bay with lunch for two to four people
A dozen Titleist golf balls bearing the Providence Singers logo
Lots more …

Plenty of Free Parking at the Door
Easy Access / Handicap Accessible

Sing the national anthem at McCoy Stadium with Harmony Heritage Chorus!

Pawsox072915Ladies! Do you like to sing? Do you like baseball? Would you like to sing at a baseball game?

Harmony Heritage Chorus is inviting you to join us as we do just that!

Come to two of our rehearsals this summer and sing the National Anthem with us at a Pawsox Game at McCoy Stadium!

 

Performance dates:  Wednesday, July 27 and Tuesday, August 9.

Available rehearsal dates: Tuesday on July 12, July 26, August 2.

Rehearsal time for National Anthem: 7:15-7:45 PM

Rehearsal Place: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket

For further information, please call or email:
Barbara-Ann MacIntosh – 401-560-0073 – joyhi@cox.net
Mary Levasseur – 508-930-5362 – marylevasseurc21@comcast.net

 

www.harmonyheritage.org

Join the Providence Singers in a community sing of Mozart’s Requiem

Mozart2cProvidence Singers will host a Community Sing of Mozart’s Requiem in the Large Hall at the Carter Center (RI Philharmonic Music School), East Providence, RI. Dr. Christine Noel, the Artistic Director, will conduct this beautiful, inspiring work.

If you own a score, please bring it! A few lending copies will be available.

Admission is $10. Singing begins at 7:00, doors open at 6:30 for seating and to pick up a score if you need one. All voice types and ages are welcome, but seating is limited. To reserve a place, email croyer@providencesingers.org.