The Chatham Chorale
Information for Potential New Members
July 30, 2019
To: Potential new members
Thank you for your interest in membership in the Chatham Chorale.
The Chatham Chorale is a community chorus of about 90 members, performing music of all types in various venues on Cape Cod. Our music director is Joseph Marchio and our president is Thomas Philips.
Membership in the Chatham Chorale is by audition. If you decide to proceed with an audition, the audition music and other instructions will be provided to you. You are invited to sing with us at two or three rehearsals before you audition.
Our regular rehearsals are on Thursday evenings, from 7 pm to 9 pm, at the Lighthouse Charter School in East Harwich. There are often additional rehearsals on another evening of the week, usually Mondays, to concentrate on specific repertoire. Members are permitted to miss up to two rehearsals for any one concert. Additional absences for illness, travel, etc. may be permitted with the approval of the music director. One or two rehearsals just before a performance are considered mandatory dress rehearsals.
Our concerts for the 2019-2020 Season are:
Ode to Music! – Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, 2019
A Candlelight Christmas – Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22, 2019
Songs of Love and Peace – Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, 2020
Bach and Mozart Spectacular! – Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, 2020
Let Freedom Ring! – Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, 2020
We will also sing with the Cape Symphony in their annual Holiday on the Cape performances December 6, 7 and 8 at Barnstable High School.
Members are encouraged to sing in all of these performances, but we realize that each person has other activities and commitments. You are therefore allowed to choose the concerts in which you will participate.
The yearly membership fee for the Chatham Chorale is $160, payable after you successfully complete your audition. This fee applies no matter how many performances you sing during the year. However, the membership fee for new members joining between January and June is $80.
Please contact us for further information about the Chatham Chorale.
Chatham Chorale Membership Chairperson
Chatham Chorale President