Sheepscot Valley Chorus Invites New Members
The Sheepscot Valley Chorus is heading into its fall season, and new members are most welcome to join. The chorus has been singing for thirty-five years and is directed by Linda Blanchard, with accompanist Sean Fleming. The fall season will lead up to a concert in mid-December; with a spring season and a new concert line-up to follow, starting in January.
New singers are welcomed in without audition. While it is helpful to have some basic ability to read music, there are practice CD’s made available to help members to learn their parts. Every rehearsal has some laughter and camaraderie, even – or especially – during the final weeks preparing for concert.
The featured work this season will be Ottorino Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity, composed in 1930. Listeners who are familiar only with Respighi’s most famous orchestral pieces are in for a treat of a different kind. Lightly orchestrated, and featuring several solo voices in addition to the chorus, this work echoes with musical styles of centuries earlier to create lyrical and lovely music.
Last fall the SVC collaborated with the beloved Coastal Chorale, which had formally ended its over twenty-year run. The SVC gained former Coastal Chorale singers and expanded its audience to include Chorale fans from the Pemaquid Peninsula.
The Sheepscot Valley Chorus rehearses every Tuesday night at 7:00 PM in the fellowship hall of the First Congregational Church in Wiscasset. Come sing!
Call for Singers!
Singers are always welcome to join the Sheepscot Valley Chorus. For more information about the group, please feel free to browse this site, or call the director of the Chorus, Linda Blanchard, at (207) 380-2768.
Sheepscot Valley Chorus Mission Statement
The mission of the Sheepscot Valley Chorus is to provide opportunities for amateurs who like to sing, and to perform for audiences who share that love of music. There are no auditions. All that is needed to be a member is the enjoyment of singing. We encourage young musicians to participate and offer scholarships once a year to three students, one from each of our local high schools. The Chorus is committed to the classics as well as contemporary, Broadway, Gospel, and premiere performances of new works. We invite you to join the Sheepscot Chorus!
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