Beginning its 65th season, the Rhinebeck Choral Club is actively seeking new members in all of its vocal sections for the 2009 Holiday Concert season. Under the direction of Charles E. Kelley, the Holiday Concert, will include a variety of seasonal, sacred, Hanukkah, spiritual, and novelty selections, including familiar favorites such as “Sleigh Bells”, “Baby It’s Cold Outside”, “The Christmas Waltz” and “I Heard the Bells”.
Members do not need to have any previous musical background or experience, and music reading skills are not required. Open Rehearsals are scheduled for Wednesday, September 23 at the Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck, from 7:30-9:30pm. After rehearsal, a brief and painless audition is held–auditionees will be asked to follow along with their line of music, will be tested for vocal range, and will sing a brief section of a familiar song.
The Choral Club is open to residents of all areas of the Hudson Valley region. Rehearsals are held each Wednesday evening from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Ferncliff Nursing Home. Regular attendance is expected from all members.