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Three Rivers Chorus

About the Chorus

Three Rivers Chorus is a free-standing, auditioned, SATB ensemble. Members share a passion for vocal artistry, community, and the living earth. The group performs a wide-ranging repertoire rooted in the classical tradition and encompassing traditional and contemporary works from around the world.

All are invited to join them for an open rehearsal and auditions on Wednesday, September 11, 7:00-9:15p.m., in the chapel at Bethany House of Prayer, 181 Appleton Street, Arlington. All voice parts are welcome.

In November the chorus will present Where the Water Flows: a performance about the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord rivers. The program interweaves singing, readings of local poets, and works of local artists. The project is funded by the national Wild and Scenic Rivers Stewardship Council.

The season also includes concerts in January and May, featuring works of Morley, Poulenc, Gesualdo, Delius, Mozart, and modern jazz.

The chorus accepts new singing members by audition. Auditions are held at the end of open rehearsals in September and January, and by appointment. The chorus also welcomes "core" members. These people are fully involved in chorus community life; they support the group by taking on all kinds of tasks, including concert production, music filing, publicity, and community outreach. They are entitled to attend all rehearsals; to participate in warm-ups and some practice; and to perform one or two piece per concert with the chorus as they are prepared and willing to do so.

The chorus was founded in October, 2010 as a 501 c-3 non-profit organization. It held its first rehearsal in January, 2011, and its first concert in April, 2011. The chorus motto is "As the rivers are many and the water is one, so the voices are many and the singing is one." Guest artists, improvisation and audience participation at each concert are hallmarks of the chorus' commitment to bring diverse voices together in surprising ways.