Joining Foothills Chorale
Foothills Chorale is a
community choir consisting of vocal musicians from the Upstate
of South Carolina who are dedicated to professional performances
of great music in a wide variety of vocal styles. A typical
concert program of the Chorale may include the
traditional: Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. Or quite often, the
audience may hear Bach (PDQ type), Bernstein (Musical Theater),
and Brubeck (Vocal Jazz). (Get partial concert repertoire list here in PDF format.)
The Chorale has established a
tradition of excellence in its short history. It provides the
singers of the Upstate area an opportunity to perform a capella
and choral/orchestral literature. It also helps to expand
community/educational experiences and strives to improve the total
quality of life for the citizens of the area.
WE ARE BUILDING A
OF COMMUNITY PRIDE AND CHORAL EXCELLENCE,
AND WE NEED YOU TO
...BE a part of it!
Membership is by audition
only. Auditions are held in the choir room of Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, 101 Edgewood Avenue, Clemson, SC, usually on the Tuesday night one
week prior to the first rehearsal of each semester.
Auditions are by appointment and those interested should contact
Bill Diekhoff to set a time. To request additional information
about the Chorale, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bill Diekhoff at (864) 287-2236.
||Fort Hill Presbyterian Church
Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
GET MAP HERE
||We are currently performing Winter & Spring concerts in the Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center at Southern Wesleyan University, Central, SC. GET MAP HERE Other venues at which we may perform include Brooks Center for the
Performing Arts, Clemson University, GET MAP HERE and various churches in the area. Other venues may be required on occasion.
||$50.00 per year. Due by
the second rehearsal unless other arrangements are made with
the Chorale Treasurer.
We have a scholarship fund set aside to help in emergency situations.
Men: Black tuxedo, black tie and shoes
Our wardrobe chairperson will give you ordering information. The Chorale will provide accessories as needed at no cost.
YOU CAN EXPECT AT THE AUDITIONS:
||After filling out an
information sheet the singer will be asked to:
1. Sing several scale patterns to warm up.
2. Use a neutral syllable to repeat patterns played on
3. Do some sight reading.
4. Sing a familiar song (America, etc.) in several
There is no need to prepare a solo for the audition.
The audition usually takes ten to fifteen minutes to
complete. Results will be given within two days of the
Bill directs a
Click photo for a 1.4 MB mini-movie of a rehearsal
led by Accompanist/Assistant Conductor, Lane Moore. (must
to view and hear)
wait patiently to begin a
performance at the Brooks Center.
rehearsal on stage.