Rutland Area Chorus 2023
The Rutland Area Chorus will be presenting Handel’s Messiah on Dec. 3, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. and 7 pm. The concert will also include the world premiere of Messiah Born a new festive overture for chorus, soloists, organ, handbells and orchestra by Alastair Stout. All are invited to sing in this wonderful annual celebration of the coming of the Messiah!
Rehearsal schedule: Rehearsals are each Sunday afternoon from 2-4 pm. Rehearsals will also be offered on Thursday, November 9, and Tuesday, November 28 from 6-8 pm. Of these, three rehearsals are required, but more are encouraged. Mandatory dress rehearsal on December 2. We encourage you to attend as many rehearsals as possible.
Rehearsal dates (please attend at least 3 of these):
- Sunday, Nov. 5, 2-4 pm
- Thursday, Nov. 9, 6-8 pm
- Sunday, Nov. 12, 2-4 pm
- Sunday, Nov. 19, 2-4 pm
- Sunday, Nov. 26, 2-4 pm
- Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6-8 pm
- Saturday, Dec. 2, 12:45-2 pm (mandatory dress rehearsal)
- Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 pm Call; 3:30 pm and 7 pm concer
Rehearsals are in the Fellowship Hall at Grace UCC. Elevator access is available. Scores are available for anyone to review before the first rehearsal. Please call the Church Office (775.4301).
Grace Congregational UCC in Rutland, Vermont, is pleased to announce its third Composition Competition to recognize and support a new work for large concert choir and classical chamber orchestra to be performed by the Rutland Area Chorus and orchestra in 2024.
The winning work will be awarded $1,000.00 (USD) and two performances by the Rutland Area Chorus on December 8th, 2024, at Grace Congregational UCC. The winning composer is encouraged to attend the premiere of the composition. There is no stipend for travel but some housing arrangements may be available.
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