The Keene Chorale



On to Stabat Mater

In June we will collaborate with New Hampshire’s Concord Chorale to present Dvořák’s Stabat Mater at the Redfern in Keene on June 10, and at Bow High School in Bow, NH on June 11.

Stabat Mater rehearsals are underway at
Keene Ice Arena, Blastos Room
380 Marlboro Street, Keene

On March 11 Maestro Cailin Marcel Manson became the second Black person to conduct the Requiem at Carnegie Hall since it opened in 1891

See coverage of our performance in The Keene Sentinel

Singing with The Keene Chorale is OPEN TO ALL

We are a welcoming non-auditioned chorus, and our members include singers with a wide range of musical and life experience, from high schoolers to octogenarians. It’s not unusual for folks who haven’t sung since high school or college, or who really just like to sing, to become part of our musical family. Not everyone comes to us reading music. As long as you can carry a tune and learn to stay on pitch, that’s fine with us. If you’re not sure if you are a soprano or alto, tenor or bass, we’ll help you figure it out.

We all begin each semester at the same place: the beginning!

As a new member you can expect to feel welcomed the first time you walk in the door. We know we have a (well deserved) reputation for musical excellence and exciting performances, but we do not consider ourselves elitist or exclusive. Performance excellence comes from our shared journey each semester, from the hard work (and fun) under the leadership of Music Director Cailin Marcel Manson. Along the way we learn quite a bit about our voices and the pieces we perform, and have a really good time doing it, starting with the first note of our warmup!

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