Our new season starts the first tuesday after The New Year. Here is a pdf Recruitment Poster
Come and Sing with Us
Under the direction of Andrew Gaydos, the society will begin its 59th year of singing choral music in the Seacoast. Most of the details are below, and dues are wicked low (35.00- waived for full time students)
Come to one of our first few open rehearsals each semesterand check us out! Over 16?, Liked singing back in school? Do you know any junior or senior students high school students who want to sing or stayed in the area after high school but still want to sing in a chorus?? How about all those people who like to sing in musicals but aren't doing one this fall? Expand your repertoire!! Improve your skills and musical knowledge.
Dues, and participation in our fund raising activities are waived for full time students
Soloists are chosen from the membership !
Where and When do you rehearse?.
Auditions are held during the first 3 weeks of rehearsals and will be arranged by the director.
You will be assigned a buddy in your vocal range, who will share their music with you.
Sign-ups for auditions are taken at the conclusion of each open rehearsal
A cultural icon on the New Hampshire Seacoast, RCS attracts members from throughout Rockingham County and bordering towns in Maine and Massachusetts. Singers rehearse weekly at the Phillips Exeter Academy Forrestal – Bowld Music Center for the winter and spring performances.
The purpose of RCS is to foster the art of performing Choral Music of all periods and styles. The society strives to present concerts of the highest quality to the community. Foremost, this group exists for the enjoyment and education of singers and audience.
The Rockingham Choral Society has a widely diverse membership. It is a multi generational, multi cultural and multi interest group. Medical professionals, academics, homemakers, attorneys, librarians, bankers, military and private industry are all represented in the society. All enjoy the spirit of singing and sharing their musical gift with others. This group is truly a valued cultural asset for members and audience alike.
Audition policy of the Rockingham Choral Society
Who can audition?
Auditions are open to all persons in the community without regard to race, age, creed, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual preference, national origin, ancestry, or physical disability.
Why do you have an auditioned group?
What exactly is the initial audition process?
We understand that the idea of an audition can be nerve-wracking. Relax! We’ll do our best to make the process as painless as possible.
Will I ever have to re-audition?
Who keeps all the paperwork?
What will this cost me?
Dues for the group are 35.00 again ( waived for full time students) this semester to help cover costs. If the dues are a hardship for a member, they can speak to thier section leader who will confidentially discuss waiving them with the President. Members are also expected to reumburse the Society for the cost of music which they can then keep. In the first year of membership they will reumburse the Society for the warm-up book. The desire of the Society is to keep costs down to remove financial barriers to membership as much as possible.
Optional sectional rehearsals may be offered as necessary; several times a semester rehearsals are accompanied by a social activity.
Our rehearsal time is valuable: we learn a great deal of music for each concert. Therefore, many members come to rehearsal early in order to take care of business matters and to socialize. Because we strive for the best artistic product possible, RCS has an attendance policy which allows no more than three absences during each concert period. You will be expected to review your music on your own, so you will be fully prepared for concerts. We also try to prepare an inexpensive rehearsal disc for each concert, and provide online links when possible which you can use to practice at home