The SHC fall concert, "An all-Bernstein Celebration", on November 4, 2018 at 5pm. Repertoire includes some of Bernstein's most celebrated works, including his Chichester Psalms, Make Our Garden Grow and music from West Side Story. The chorus will perform alongside some of New York City's finest orchestral players, making this concert one to remember.
The rehearsal schedule is posted as part of the signup below. It is mainly Monday evenings from 7:30-9:30 beginning on September 17 with two Friday evenings on October 26 and November 2. Rehearsals take place in the Parish Hall at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church until the weekend of the concert.
The Somerset Hills Chorus was developed to help ALL who love to sing become better singers in a supportive yet challenging environment. You do not need to have previous experience. Every effort is made to ensure everyone is comfortable with the music as soon as possible. Seating near an experienced professional is possible during rehearsals, as needed. Music will be emailed as pdf's to those who sign up. Sheet music will be distributed at the first rehearsal and is yours to keep after the concert. Practice sound files will be available for rehearsing your music at home.
Participants are asked to make a suggested donation to MISH (a tax-exempt organization) of $200 for the first session of this year. Subsequent sessions this season are less. If that is not possible, we ask you to provide us with a check and you can sell tickets for that amount in lieu of a donation. Chorus members are expected to actively participate in helping MISH fundraise and to actively promote our concerts to family, friends and organizations in the area.
Students between the ages of 14-18 participate for free, but are asked to offer tickets to family and friends as much as possible.