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. Past concerts have included the Reformation Concert, Handel's Messiah, and a concert saluting great lituerature in Music. 

This year, the Meetinghouse Chorale will perform a concert of American music on March 22, 2020. Our concert will include the music of Aaron Copland, Eric Whitacre, examples of Gospel and other American musical traditions, as well as a fresh premiere work of mine. 2020 marks a special centennial for American music, as well as a year of vision and we shall celebrate that which makes our country unique and special.

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.  

Rehearsals Resume: Wednesday Jan. 8th, 6:45-7:45pm.  Sundays (offered in addition): 1/12, 2/1, 2/23, 2/15- 2:00-4:30pm. 

And So It Goes- Billy Joel

The Promise of Living (from the Tenderlands)- Copland

Zion's Walls- Copland

Stomp Your Foot (from the Tenderlands)- Copland

Seal Lullaby- Whitacre

Spiritual- Barnwell

Take Me the Water-Dilworth

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