Joining Foothills Chorale

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We are building a tradition of community pride and choral excellence, and we need you to…be a part of it!

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 three B’s: (Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms), or the audience may hear a different three B’s: Bach (PDQ Bach, that is), Bernstein (musical theater), and Brubeck (vocal jazz).

The Chorale has established a tradition of excellence throughout its 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.

Membership is by audition only. Auditions for the 2017-2018 season will be August 29, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the choir room of Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, 101 Edgewood Avenue, Clemson, SC.  Auditions for new singers are by appointment;  those interested should contact Justin W. Durham via email to set a time. To request additional information about the Chorale, please email him at durham5@clemson.edu.

REHEARSALS Rehearsals begin September 5, 2017.
Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, Clemson
Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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CONCERTS We are currently performing at Trinity Baptist Church, Seneca, SC.
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We may occasionally perform at Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, Clemson University, Southern Wesleyan University, Central, SC, and various churches in the area.
DUES $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. Membership fees are waived for students.
CONCERT DRESS Women: Black concert attire
Men: Black tuxedo, black tie and shoes
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT THE AUDITIONS
Auditions will consist of:
  •  singing a cappella either “My Country ’Tis of Thee” or a piece chosen by the individual
  • vocal range exercises
  • tonal memory exercises
  • a short sight-singing excerpt (for diagnostic purposes only.  Will not figure into the audition decision)
The audition will last approximately 7 minutes.
Rehearsals will be on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 pm in the choir room at Fort Hill Presbyterian Church beginning September 5, 2017.