The Keene Chorale

OPEN TO ALL!


Register to sing the Mozart Requiem with The Keene Chorale | Spring 2020

Welcome!  We are delighted that you are choosing to join us for our Spring 2020 semester.  We will be singing The Requiem in D Minor K. 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, on Sunday May 10, 2020.  Check out our Members Page for details, and see the schedule to the right for rehearsal and performance dates.

Note: You won’t be asked to pay Dues until your first rehearsal. Dues are $40 per semester. We will accept payment by credit card (+ $2 transaction fee) as well as by cash or check. Please inquire about our sliding scale for those who need financial assistance.

Music:
~ If you have a copy of the Requiem (any edition) please use it if you wish.
~ A downloaded and copied score of the Edition Peters version will be available to members at no charge, three hole punched to use in a binder.
~ Members who wish to use a bound Edition Peters score instead can purchase them on Sheet Music Plus and other online sellers.

Registration will be held on Tuesday, February 4, at the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church (KUUC), 69 Washington Street, Keene, NH.

Registration opens at 6:30 PM, Rehearsal starts at 7:00 PM.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at keenechoralesingers@gmail.com.

 


Register to sing with The Keene Chorale | Spring 2020

Hello!  Online registration for our Spring Semester is now closed.

First rehearsal and Registration will be on Tuesday, January 14, at the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church (KUUC), 69 Washington Street, Keene, NH. Registration will also be held on January 28 for those who are not able to begin on the 14th. Note: There will be no rehearsal on January 21.

Registration opens at 6:30 PM, Rehearsal starts at 7:00 PM.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at keenechoralesingers@gmail.com.

 


Register to sing with The Keene Chorale | Fall 2019

Online Registration is now closed for our Fall 2019 semester.  Walk In Registration will be available at our first rehearsal on September 10, and for two additional weeks (on Tuesday September 17 & Tuesday September 24).

Dues are $40 per semester, and music for the Fall semester is $7. We will accept payment by credit card (+ $2 transaction fee) as well as by cash or check. Please inquire about our sliding scale for those who need financial assistance.

Rehearsals are held at the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church (KUUC), 69 Washington Street, Keene, NH.

Registration on 9/17 & 9/24  opens at 6:30 PM, Rehearsal starts at 7:00 PM.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at keenechoralesingers@gmail.com.

 


Register for A Summer Night Sing at the Opera

Online Registration for A summer Night Sing at the Opera is now closed.

Walk-ins are welcome, and registration will begin at 6:30 pm.

Thursday August 8, 2018
United Church of Christ
Central Square, Keene NH
Registration and check in 6:00 PM ~ Sing 6:30  – 9:00 pm with a break for refreshments
Music for walk in singers will be provided for a nominal sum.
Note: This year’s format is an Open Rehearsal
This event is free and open to all singers joining us for the evening.

Thanks and we look forward to having you join us!

 


2019-2020 & 2020-2021 SEASONS ANNOUNCED!

Cailin Marcel Manson, the Music Director of The Keene Chorale has announced the music for the next two seasons.

Season 41, 2019-2020
Sunday December 8, 2019 Hector Berlioz, L’enfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ)
(rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 10)
Spring 2020 (dates and locations tba), Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 8 (Symphony of a Thousand) with The Windham Orchestra, and Bennington County Choral Society.

Season 42, 2020-2021
Sunday December 13, 2020 George Frideric Handel, Messiah (selections from all three sections)
Spring 2020, (date tba), Felix Mendelssohn, Elijah


TKC Press Release | Bernstein Expert Allen Shawn to Discuss Bernstein’s Mass

In preparation for its May performance of Bernstein’s Mass, The Keene Chorale will host a conversation with Allen Shawn, author of Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician (Yale University Press, 2014) and Chorale conductor and music director Cailin Marcel Manson. The conversation will take place in Norma Walker Hall in the Keene State College Alumni Center at 3 pm on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The event is free and open to the public.

Shawn, a member of the music faculty at Bennington College, is a composer, pianist, author, and leading Bernstein scholar. His understanding of Bernstein’s legacy as a 20th century composer, conductor, and educator will guide this conversation of Bernstein’s eclectic work, Mass: a Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers. The Keene Chorale is in rehearsal now for a performance on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond at Keene State College. The performance will honor the 40th  anniversary season of The Chorale and the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth.

Mass, composed for the dedication of the Kennedy Center in 1971, is a study in social unrest. Its themes of faith, social conflict, and doubt speak to today’s political challenges.  Mass was controversial at its premiere and continues to challenge audiences to find what unites us in its clashing voices and musical styles.

Two foundations have stepped forward to support this discussion and The Keene Chorale’s performance: the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the Waldo and Alice Ayer Trust, Citizen’s Bank, M.A. Trustee.

The Keene Chorale is a choral ensemble founded 40 years ago for singers to learn and perform choral master works. Membership is open without audition to anyone committed to learning music.  The Chorale was recognized with a 2018 James and Ruth Ewing Arts Awards in the performance arts category.