Meetinghouse Chorale

The Meetinghouse Chorale is an intergenerational community choir that specializes in performing large-scale sacred and secular choral music, sometimes accompanied by an orchestra. Last fall, the Chorale sang the first part of Handel's Messiah and then performed a combined concert with the Orange Congregational Church Choir in April.  This year, the Chorale will participate in two concerts.   In November, the Chorale will commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by presenting the works of Bach and Brahms and in April, they will celebrate Great Literature in Music with the music of Randall Thompson. This ensemble is open to all ages and abilities Grades 9 and up.

This group traditionally fields a large and healthy choral body that we then support with a partial or full orchestra.  We always are looking for new members, both within the First Church community and from outside it.  We seek to engage the community both through their participation in the ensemble and through their attendance to come hear these magnificent works. Previous experience singing is helpful, but not required; just come because you love to sing and we will take care of the rest. 

Below, please find information on rehearsal schedule and resources for preparation.  With precious little time to prepare for each concert, consistent attendance is crucial to our success.  However, we also try to be flexible to people's schedules and offer Sundays for those who cannot regularly make the Wednesday evenings (i.e. choirs from other churches).  We rehearse Wednesday evenings during our Fall and Spring seasons.  We generally take a recess between our Fall Concert and January and then Summer recess at the conclusion of the Spring Concert.  We encourage all members to also consider participating in other First Church groups. 

Contact Daniel Brownell with any questions and/or to be put on the MHC blast email list so you can keep up with updates and developments.  

Rehearsal Schedule:  Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45pm

Sundays: 3/18, 4/8- 2:00-4:30pm

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