New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus holding open auditions

The talented New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus is holding open auditions for new singers to perform in its festive 2018 Holiday Concert Series, “Don We Now Our Gay Apparel.” Auditions are scheduled for the following Tuesday evenings: 6:30-8 p.m., Aug. 28 and 6:30-7 p.m., Sept. 4. The Aug. 28 date is only an auditions night, however, rehearsal will immediately commence after the Sept. 4 auditions, from 7-9:30 p.m. All auditions and rehearsals are held at the First Congregational Church of Manchester, 508 Union St., Manchester.

The chorus seeks adult men over the age of 18 – gay, straight (gay-friendly) or adults who identify as male, who enjoy singing in four-part, men’s TTBB harmony. Auditions are quick, private and easy. You don’t need to have any material or music prepared. It is an exercise in pitch matching to place your voice in the proper section. The ability to read music is helpful, but it is not a requirement for joining. Rehearsals repeat every Tuesday through the concert series in December.

NHGMC asks every member for $50 seasonal membership dues. Members are also asked to purchase a tuxedo to wear at most concert performances. The not-for-profit NHGMC, now celebrating its 21st year, performs two concert series per year in at least four New Hampshire cities, as well as many special outreach performances at assisted living centers and high-profile civic, sports and interfaith service events. Today, the chorus is larger, stronger in higher demand and more respected throughout New Hampshire than at any other time in its history.

If you don’t sing, NHGMC also welcomes volunteers (women and men) on its support staff. For more information, call/email, visit the Chorus’ website, www.nhgmc.com, or its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/nhgmc.

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