As it has done since its inaugural season in 1942, the Westchester Choral Society-the longest continuously performing chorus in Westchester County-will welcome new members at its first few rehearsals this season, beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The evening will also include a pizza party.
Interested singers may attend one or two rehearsals before scheduling a “singer-friendly” audition, which entails performing a prepared solo, sight reading, and repeating scales and arpeggios. WCS rehearsals take place from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Westchester Conservatory of Music in White Plains.
This fall, the chorus will rehearse Vivaldi’s Gloria. The piece, along with a handful of holiday favorites, will be performed with organ accompaniment Saturday, Dec. 7, at Rye Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York. It promises to be a fun and festive afternoon, and one that you won’t want to miss, whether on stage or in the audience.
For the 13th year in a row, WCS has the continued good fortune to be led by Music Director Frank Nemhauser, who brings knowledge, enthusiasm, and humor to the group. In addition to holding the baton for WCS, Nemhauser serves as music director for the Berkshire Choral International and is both director of vocal studies and associate professor at Mannes College of Music in New York.
For additional information on the chorus and its upcoming concerts, visit www.westchesterchoralsociety.org. Email [email protected] if you’d like to audition for the chorus.