Raleigh Boychoir to Present 50th Anniversary Concert

Raleigh Boychoir to Present 50th Anniversary Concert

On Saturday, September 16, the Raleigh Boychoir will present their 50th Anniversary Concert at 3:00 pm in St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh.

All are invited to join the Raleigh Boychoir in the first concert of their historic 50th anniversary season.  This special concert event features performances by current choristers and RBC Alumni, including a collaboration under the direction of former RBC Artistic Director, Robert Unger.

Tickets are $10 general admission, available online. You can learn more about the Raleigh Boychoir at their website: raleighboychoir.org.

Binkley Church Offering Choral Scholarships for Students

Binkley Church Offering Choral Scholarships for Students

The Binkley Church Music Ministry is offering four $2,000 scholarships ($1,000 per semester). Auditions are currently being scheduled for two open positions for the Fall 2017 semester.
Applicants must be actively enrolled in a degree program at an area college or university. High school seniors planning to attend university are also welcome to apply.

The benefits of singing with Binkley Church include:

  • Sing with one of the finest church choirs in Chapel Hill
  • Past major works include: Bach: MAGNIFICAT, Cantatas 142, 129 and 106; Mozart: Vespers and REQUIEM; Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, Ceremony of Carols; Poulenc: GLORIA
  • Create lifelong friendships and enjoy the support of a “home away from home” church family
  • Solo and recital opportunities available

Historic Binkley Baptist Church has been intentionally inclusive since her founding in 1958 on the UNC Campus. We welcome people of all races, sexual orientations, and cultures, respecting diverse religious experiences within the church and beyond.

To apply or learn more, contact Daniel Cherrix, Minister of Music, at 919-641-3770 or at daniel@binkleychurch.org.

 

Heart of Carolina A Cappella to Host Guest Night in Durham

Heart of Carolina A Cappella to Host Guest Night in Durham

All are invited to join the Heart of Carolina A Cappella for Guest Night on Thursday, August 31, at 7:00 pm. This free event will be an evening of music, food, and fun in Durham, at the Auditorium at Croasdaile Village Retirement Community on 2600 Croasdaile Farm Pkwy.

HCA’s chorus and quartets will entertain you with a performance of tight harmonies and their broad repertoire—and then you’ll get a chance to sing with them.

Heart of Carolina A Cappella is rapidly becoming the premier a cappella project in North Carolina, and they want you to sing with them. This award-winning chorus, under the direction of Dr. Bill Adams, is expanding its programs to include a cappella music of all genres while maintaining its role as a powerhouse barbershop chorus.

Now, they’re excited to announce the launch of a new mixed a cappella project—this means ladies, too! Barbershop, vocal jazz, contemporary, and classical a cappella.

How Do I Join if I Love What I Hear?

The process for joining HCA is simple. During Guest Night, you’ll have the opportunity to sing with the chorus on simple vocal exercises that will help them evaluate your range, tone quality, accuracy, and pitch memory.  Then they’ll teach you a few tags which you can sing with the Chorus, in a quartet or a small ensemble. Our director and music team will be on hand to help you out and listen to how your voice fits in with the HCA sound.

You can view parking and detailed location information online. For further information, please call 984.999.0246, email info@hcamusic.org, or visit HCA online at hcamusic.org.

Call for Singers to Join Voices

Call for Singers to Join Voices

VOICES is pleased to announce a call for singers to audition for the 2017-18 season. The fall concert program, entitled On a Winter’s Night, features winter and holiday works by NC-composer Dan Locklair, Eric Whitacre and Julian Wachner. The spring concert program, entitled From Castles & Cottages, features music performed at British Coronations and folk songs from Scotland and America. Rehearsals are held from 7:30-9:30 pm on Tuesdays at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Chapel Hill. September 12 is the first rehearsal.

Auditions are held Tuesday, August 29 and Thursday, August 31 from 7-9pm at St. Thomas More. You can sign up for an audition online. For more information, email membership@voiceschapelhill.org.

Cantari, a VOICES select ensemble, is also accepting new members. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings, 7:15-9:15 pm at University United Methodist Church, and three concerts are planned; Handel with Care, á la Française” and Flight of FancyTo sign up for an audition, register online, and the conductor will contact you to arrange your audition.

VOICES is one of the Triangle’s oldest and most distinguished choral groups with a rich history spanning over three decades. Now in its 37th season, Voices has grown from a small group of adult singers that performed with student choruses from Frank Porter Graham Elementary School and Phillips Middle School in 1980 to the thriving 130 member-governed and operated choral group known for its high standard of excellence today. VOICES performs fall and spring concerts often featuring an orchestra, soloists and other guest performers.

Call for Singers for the Hillyer Community Chorus

Call for Singers for the Hillyer Community Chorus

The Hillyer Community Chorus invites new singers (SATB) to join them in preparing for their Winter concert on December 3, 2017.  No audition necessary, just show up at their first rehearsal for their winter concert on September 21, 2017, at 7:00 pm at Hillyer Memorial Christian Church, 718 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603.

The Hillyer Community Chorus is recruiting all interested singers with basic music reading and singing experience.  There are no dues, and music is provided.  Rehearsals are on alternating Wednesday and Thursday evenings. They have a paid director, Bill Rashleigh, and paid accompanist for rehearsals.  For concerts, professional musicians and soloists  accompany the chorus.   Performances are free, with donations  gladly accepted.

For more information, see their website at www.hillyercommunitychorus.org, or contact Clay at HillyerCommunityChorus@gmail.com, or call 919-740-8823 and leave a message.