Manchester Choral Society seeks new singers

MANCHESTER – The open sing of the Manchester Choral Society will take place at the Grace Episcopal Church, 106 Lowell St., Manchester, on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m-1 p.m. All interested singers are welcome.

Auditions will be held that day, as well as prior to the first rehearsal on Monday, Sept. 14.

The multi-year Masterworks series of the Manchester Choral Society and Orchestra continues. Season 55 features Leonard Bernstein’s iconic antiwar statement "Chichester Psalms" and the world premiere of Joshua Fishbein’s "Psalms, Songs and Blues," Spring 2016 programming includes Maurice Durufle’s "Requiem" and the world premiere of "Requiem Poem" by award-winning New Hampshire composer Jonathan Santore.

To sign up for an audition, contact Betty Dunn at CanobieQue@aol.com. For further information about Manchester Choral Society, go to www.mcsnh.org or contact co-president Liz Sheil at lsheil@ymail.com or co-president Megan Carrier at megan.c.carrier@gmail.com

MCS is supported by generous donations from many individuals, local businesses and foundations including the NH Charitable Foundation (Corbit Fund), and the Frederick Smyth Institute of Music.

The Manchester Choral Society is a non-profit auditioned community chorus established in 1961. MCS is committed to sharing and promoting the best in choral music of a variety of styles and periods through vibrant performance, collaboration, and educational and community outreach. Concerts for the public are offered several times a year under the musical direction of Dr. Dan Perkins, who has served over two decades as professor of music and director of choral activities at Plymouth State University. Dr. Perkins is also music director of the New Hampshire Master Chorale, and has served as the principal guest conductor of the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet in Hanoi, guest conductor of the Dartmouth Concertato Singers, Dartmouth Handel Society, and as the music director of the Hanover Chamber Orchestra and New Hampshire Friendship Chorus. Dr. Perkins’ choirs have performed all over the world, including Europe, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, South Africa, South Korea and Vietnam.