BRISTOL – Beginning rehearsal for its upcoming concerts, the Bristol Chorale is slated to have a Veterans Day Concert on Nov. 6 and its annual holiday concert Dec. 11.
The chorale has over 80 members and is welcoming those 18 and over who have a desire to sing to come and join them in preparation of late year holiday performances. Richard Theriault will be directing both the chorale and Bristol Brass and Wind Ensemble.
Music anticipated to be performed will include pop, classic and Broadway songs in a variety of harmonies.
“The chorale is a terrific opportunity for people who enjoy singing together to produce beautiful music and to provide enjoyment for all ages in the city of Bristol,” said Chorale Interim President Bill Schwab.
The interim president noted the group was looking forward to performing in the Rockwell Theater in the newly renovated Bristol Arts and Innovation Magnet School. Chorale members hope to perform their December concert in the space, but arrangements are still being discussed.
“What a wonderful tribute to veterans and all citizens that we’ll provide with the Bristol Brass and Wind Ensemble to present the Veterans Day Concert,” said Schwab.
The president said he had enjoyed singing his whole life and had been in the Bristol Chorale Society several years ago before returning to Bristol and taking up chorale singing again.
“It’s just a joy when you’re an amateur singer to be part of it,” he said. Those looking for more information about the chorale or to join should attend a rehearsal held Monday at 6:45 p.m. at St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church at 1125 Stafford Avenue. No auditions are required.