Sippican Choral Society

The Sippican Choral Society begins the 2014 – 2015 season with its first regular rehearsal on Monday, September 8 at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church in Reynard Hall. New members are welcome to join the chorus simply by coming to the one of the first three rehearsals, September 8, 15, and 22.

Rehearsals begin promptly at 7:30 pm every Monday evening, but singers are asked to arrive by 7:15 pm for their first rehearsal in order to register and receive music. All voices are welcome (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass), and no auditions are required. As always, everyone who has sung with the chorus in past years will be welcomed back.

The chorus will be rehearsing for its 49th annual Christmas Concerts, which will be on Friday, December 5 at Grace Episcopal Church in New Bedford, and at Tabor Academy’s Wickenden Chapel in Marion on Sunday, December 7.

The theme for this year’s Christmas concerts is “Tidings of Comfort and Joy,” and the repertoire includes motets by Andreas Hammerschmidt and Johann Michael Haydn, as well as arrangements of traditional and newly-composed seasonal music.

Now beginning its 49th season, the 90-member Sippican Choral Society is under the direction of Brian Roderick, with Michelle Gordon as accompanist. The group performs at least two concerts every year, singing the works of the world’s great composers, as well as popular music.

For further information about singing with the Sippican Choral Society this year, please call Peter McDonald 508-748-0286. If you plan to sing this season, but cannot make the first rehearsal, please let Peter know that when you call.

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