The Keene Chorale

OPEN TO ALL!


Register to sing Bernstein’s MASS with us

Welcome!  We are delighted that you are choosing to join The Keene Chorale for our 40th anniversary season.  Our anniversary celebration concert in May will be a full-scale performance of Bernstein’s Mass.  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 and Music fees until the first rehearsal. Dues are $40 per semester, and music for the Spring semester is $15*.  On registration night 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.

[* The scores are being rented through the Bernstein Estate. These may only be marked lightly in pencil and must be erased following the performance. Any singer wishing to purchase a full vocal score may do so directly through JW Pepper or Hal Leonard; the cost is $100. Other arrangements or editions may not be used.]

First rehearsal and Registration will be on Tuesday, January 8, 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.

 


Follow up Registration questions

We try not to make a habit of too many emails, but since you registered we have added a couple of questions that will help us get things ready for our First rehearsal. You may have answered some already, but bear with us.

 


Online Registration for Fall 2018 is now closed.

Online registration for this Fall is now closed. Walk in Registration will be available tomorrow, beginning at 6:45 pm at the KUUC, 69 Washington Street, Keene., and for the following two Tuesdays. Check out our Members Page for singers information, and see the schedule to the right for rehearsal and performance dates.

First rehearsal and Registration will be on Tuesday, September 11, at the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church (KUUC), 69 Washington Street, Keene, NH.

Registration opens at 6:45 PM, Rehearsal starts at 7:15 PM.

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

 


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!

WHEN:
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

SING DETAILS:

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 keenechoralesingers@gmail.com 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


Tickets for A Very Britten Christmas Now On Sale

A Very Britten Christmas
Sunday December 10
St. Bernard Church
185 Main Street, Keene, NH
2:00 pm

Tickets are also available at
The Toadstool Bookshop at Emerald and Main Streets in Keene
from The Keene Chorale members
or call Betty Forrest at 603-357-1534.

Tickets in Advance:
$17 Adults;
$14 Seniors (62);
$5 Students
Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult, but will need a children’s ticket.

All Tickets at the Door:
$20 Adults;
$17 Seniors (62);
$5 Students