Summit Chorale invites new members for the upcoming season.
Did you sing in a choir in high school? In college? Then came a career, family, little league and dance classes, and helping your kids get into their ideal colleges. In what seems like the blink of an eye, your singing days were merely a distant memory.
If you’ve reached that point in your life where the house is a little quieter, and you’re looking for new challenges, why not consider reviving your interest in musical performance? Summit Chorale is a place where you will find new friends and a rewarding musical experience.
“When I joined Summit Chorale it had been more than 20 years since I had sung in an organized group,” says Bob Loder, a member of the bass section and the current president of the board of trustees. “Returning to singing has been a positive experience on many levels,” he added. “Music performance offers stimulation that helps to keep the mind active and engaged.”
Summit Chorale is inviting adults who think they would like to sing to join them during open rehearsals on September 6 and 13 at St. John's Church in Summit. Interested singers can sit in for rehearsal, and then if they wish, can have a friendly, relaxed audition afterward to determine placement in the group. The chorale is also holding pre-season auditions on August 30 for anyone that wants to jump right in and get started. Interested singers should email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and get more information.
“Studies have shown a connection between singing and leading a longer, healthier life. In Summit Chorale you will have the opportunity to sing a variety of repertoire including classical choral masterpieces, works from contemporary composers, and lighter, popular selections,” said Dr. Thomas Juneau, Summit Chorale's music director. “Give us a try. I promise that you will have loads of fun,” he added.
The choir rehearses Tuesday nights from September through early summer and performs four to six concerts per year. Members range in age from their 20s to 80s and come from a variety of backgrounds and professions. More information is available on the chorale’s website, www.summitchorale.org.