The Keene Chorale

OPEN TO ALL!


Pay Keene Chorale Dues & Music for Fall 2022

If you need both pieces of music select Dues & Music in the drop-down.
If you already have the music for one or both of the pieces select Dues Only, and bring a check or cash with you to Registration for the music you still need.

Our dues are $50 for the semester, and Music is $15. 
Total Online payment for Dues & Music is $69 (including the $3.00 PayPal fee).
Total Online payment for Dues Only is $53 (including the $3.00 PayPal fee).

You have the option to check out with PayPal if you have an account, or click on “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” to check out securely as a Guest with PayPal (no account needed).

Select Dues & Music or Dues only


Register to sing with The Keene Chorale | Fall 2022

Welcome!  We are delighted that you are choosing to join us for our Fall 2022 semester.  We will learn and rehearse Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and Gloria by John Rutter, in preparation for a live performance on December 11, 2022.  We will follow up with all the details for this semester (including the password for the Member Access page) once you have registered and your dues have been paid.

Our dues are $50 for the semester, and music is $15, for a total of $65.00 (plus a $3.00 handling charge for online payment). If you have some or all of the music for this semester just pay your dues ($50 + $3.00 handling charge for online payment), and purchase only the music you need at registration.

You may either pay online, at Registration, or mail your check to:

The Keene Chorale
PO Box 250
Keene, NH 03431-0250

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


DR. CHARLES HEFFERNAN 1929 – 2022

An appreciation

Dr. Heffernan served as The Keene Chorale’s Music Director from 1984 to 1999

In 1999 on The Keene Chorale’s Twentieth Anniversary, Dr. Charles Heffernan celebrated fifty years of conducting and his fifteenth year with the Chorale.  We ended a tribute to him with one of his witticisms and an expression of our feelings. Hand on chest, he’d say in mock self-pity, “Look at me now and then, so I’ll think I’m needed.”

Charles was the consummate teacher. He met the needs of all, and this ability was a rare gift.  He informed us about the music, explained musical styles, taught vocal techniques, and helped us meet our musical best.

Charles injected little anecdotes during our rehearsals. Under his leadership, The Chorale had discipline, commanded — not demanded — through his musicianship and personality, and our mutual love of music.  Yet no one had greater discipline, and dedication, than Charles himself.

On January 8, 2022, just shy of 93 years old, Charles quietly passed away at his home in Amherst, MA, with his daughter, Priscilla, and his beloved partner of 26 years, Bob, by his side. With memories of more than 40 concerts — of Bach’s Passion According to St. John on our Tenth Anniversary, Handel’s Messiah on our Twentieth, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, music small and grand from Palestrina to Poulenc, Gregorian chant to Heffernan — we say our final good-byes to Dr. Charles Heffernan.

Dr. Charles Heffernan – you will be deeply missed.


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.