The Keene Chorale


Walk-In Information for Feel The Spirit ~ A Midsummer Sing of African-American Spirituals

While Online Registration is now closed for the Sing, we will welcome all walk in Registrations!

Thursday August 2, 2018
United Church of Christ
Central Square, Keene NH
Doors open at 3:30 PM, Registration 3:45 PM ~ Rehearsal 4:00 PM
Dinner Break 6:00 PM ~ Performance 7:00 PM


Check-​in and registration will begin at 3:45 PM so that we can start rehearsal promptly at 4:00 PM in the sanctuary. Both the front door on Central Square and the back entrance next to the Bank of America will be open for you, and we will have greeters at both entrances starting at 3:30 PM​ to guide you to the upstairs parlor area.

​Singers, both already registered and walk-in registrants should head to Room 219 and pick up your music. This room will also be our staging room. Non-valuables can be left there. Please do not bring purses or other valuables, as the spaces will not be secured.

Music: ​All music scores will need to be returned at the conclusion of the performance.

Folders: If you have a black folder to hold your music, please bring it with you to our rehearsal Thursday. We will have a few extra ones if you don’t have one.

​ We will have a three-hole punch and a stapler available for both three ring folders and those with bands.

We will rehearse until 6:00 PM and then take a 30 minute supper break.

​There will be space for everyone to sit and relax. Don’t forget to bring your own supper and water​. We will not have access to the refrigerator, so bring small coolers to keep your food. and drinks​ chilled, if necessary.
If you wish to bring cookies or other finger food desserts to share, that’s fine.

​If you go out for supper, w​e ask that you be back in the church (we’ll tell you where) by 6:30.

Dress: C​omfortable, simple, church appropriate for a warm summer afternoon and evening​. We ask that you refrain from the use of perfume and scented after shave for the benefit of singers who are scent-sensitive or allergic.

Parking: There is a modest lot right behind the church, accessible both from the back of the b​ank and from Vernon Street (one way between Washington and Court Streets).
Important: Please do not park to the right outside the church back door, or left along the ​church building. These spaces are reserved until after business hours and you will be towed if you park there. Spaces along the far wall behind the Bank of America are also reserved during business hours, and again, you will be towed if you park there.

You may also find spaces down Washington Street and Court Street. Parking on the square and on Main Street is scarcer but doable​. Note that the meters will require feeding until 6 pm!

You may wish to carpool.

During rehearsal you may bring water (but no food or other drinks) into the sanctuary.

If you have any last minute questions, please email us at and we will do our best to respond quickly.

Last but not least, these are the pieces ​we will be singing with links to performances on YouTube:

Great Day   arr. Marques L.A. Garrett

Wade In The Water   arranged by Mark Hayes (with piano)

Hear My Prayer – We Shall Walk Through The Valley In Peace – I’m Gonna Sing Til The Spirit Moves In My Heart arranged by Moses Hogan

Ain’-a That Good News  arr. William Dawson

Solo selections (Cailin will sing with Vladimir on piano)
The Crucifixion – arr. Moses Hogan
There is Balm in Gilead – arr. Mark Hayes
My Lord What A Morning – arr. Mark Hayes
Recitative: Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child  from Cantata – arr. John Daniels Carter
Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho – arr. Mark Hayes

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