The Keene Chorale

Our 39th Season


Spring 2018 Concerts

We will sing Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem Mass
Directed by Cailin Marcel Manson

In two performances:
May 19 at 3:00 pm, The Greenwall Auditorium, VAPA, Bennington College
May 20 at 3:00 pm, The Moody Center, Northfield, MA

With the Bennington County Choral Society, The Germantown Concert Chorus, The Putney Madrigals, and The Putney Community Orchestra, Elisabeth Stevens, soprano; Amy Yovanovich, mezzo-soprano; Luke Grooms, tenor; and Rocky Sellers, bass-baritone.

Rehearsals begin on January 9, 2018
Registration 6:45 pm
Rehearsal 7:15 pm
KUUC, 69 Washington Street, Keene

Advance registration will be available on January 1 at
Semester Dues: $40 Music: $20

All Keene Chorale regular rehearsals will take place as usual at the KUUC
69 Washington Street, Keene, NH
Tuesdays 7:15 – 9:15

Rehearsal Schedule:
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3,10, 17, 24
Super Saturday April 14, 10-2
May 1, 8

Concert week rehearsals will be at The Putney School, dates & times tba
with the other choruses, the orchestra and soloists
Carpools will be encouraged.

May 19: There will be transportation provided for the Chorale to and from Bennington on May 19
details tba

May 20: The Moody Center in Northfield, MA is 20 minutes south of Keene on Route 10.
Carpools will be organized and available for those that do not wish to drive, and performer parking will be clearly designated and easy to access on the day of the concert.

Any questions? Email the Chorale at


The Keene Chorale is a non-auditioned chorus. Our Director, Cailin Marcel Manson, is happy to assist with or answer any questions about voice placement.

We rehearse on Tuesday nights 7:15 – 9:15 pm
at the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church (KUUC)
69 Washington Street, Keene, NH

Singers are expected to attend all rehearsals for the full rehearsal time. However, If an absence is unavoidable, singers should inform their section leader ahead of time. Section leaders will update absentees about any markings/instructions from the Director.

If a singer misses more than three rehearsals, participation in the concert will be at the discretion of the Director.

Section Leader Liaison: Cindy Wooley
Sopranos ~ Martha Hongisto
Altos ~ Cindy Wooley
Tenors ~ Don Hayes
Basses ~ Jim Gilmour

Women: Ankle-length black skirt or full length dressy slacks, long or 3/4 sleeved black blouse or top, black hose and shoes.
Men: Long sleeved black button down shirt with collar or black turtleneck, black trousers, black hose and shoes, no tie.

Out of respect for your fellow singers, we ask that you refrain from wearing cologne, perfume, aftershave, or hair spray at rehearsals and concerts.