The Keene Chorale


Join us for A Summer Night Sing at the Opera, August 8!

Do you love to sing? Having a summer singing drought? Come sing Opera choruses for an Open Rehearsal night with The Keene Chorale, and have a grrand time!

We will be singing music from Il Trovatore, MacBeth, and Nabucco (Verdi), Idomeneo (Mozart), and Purcell all under the direction of Music Director and baritone Cailin Marcel Manson.

The Open Rehearsal / Sing will take place in the Chapel of The United Church of Christ, located at the head of the Square in Keene. The entrance to the Chapel is at the back of the building.

Walk-in Registration and singer Check In begins at 6:00 pm. The Sing will start at 6:30 pm and will go until 9 pm, with a mid-way break. This event is free for all interested singers, and is a great opportunity to experience the fun of singing with the Chorale.

Online Registration is now open!

Singers are encouraged to register ahead but walk-in singers are welcome. Registered singers will be sent links to download and print their music. Music for walk-in singers will be available for a small fee to defray printing costs.

The Chorale and Maestro Manson are looking forward to working with old friends and new singers for this fun musical evening. We hope to see you on August 8!

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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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