The Keene Chorale



Live rehearsals have begun again, in the Blastos Room at Keene Ice (380 Marlboro Street, Keene) starting at 7:00 pm.

Things you need to know:

  1. You must register on the website prior to our rehearsal (it’s free this session). We will set up chairs prior to rehearsal, so we want to have an accurate singer count. Please do not move the chairs without checking in with Tim McCool.
  2. We will check forehead temperatures when you arrive and ask that if you have any COVID symptoms or are feeling poorly to please stay home!
  3. We are asking for donations to pay for the rehearsal space. If you can spare $2 or $3 for each rehearsal, we be all set. The collection container will be set up near the entrance.
  4. We are requiring that masks be worn at all times – even when singing. 
  5. Please do your best to show up by 7:00 PM (or earlier) so that we can get ready to sing as quickly as possible.

2020-2021 General Information for singers interested in joining us

A video introduction to this unusual and challenging year from Director Cailin Marcel Manson!

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.


Any questions? Email the Chorale at