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

REHEARSALS Rehearsals begin September 5, 2017.
Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, Clemson
Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
CONCERTS We are currently performing at Trinity Baptist Church, Seneca, SC.
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
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.