Pilgrim Festival Chorus to Host Open Auditions for Fall Season

Members of Pilgrim Festival Chorus in concert, image by Dan Rapoza

McGRATHPR.com – Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s volunteer not-for-profit community choral ensemble, invites singers to “Open Rehearsals and Auditions” on Mondays, September 12 and 19, 6:30 pm, at Faith Community Church 29 Carver Road, Plymouth. Artistic Directors William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly welcome newcomers of all skill levels to learn about PFC and audition for vocal placement, if they wish.  Rehearsals for the fall season immediately follow from 7 to 9 pm and continue weekly throughout the season.  “Open Rehearsals and Auditions” are welcoming, casual and free to attend.  Attendees enjoy singing with PFC the first two weeks without commitment.  Membership information is available at rehearsal and at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org.

PFC’s rehearsal season prepares the ensemble for its holiday season concert “Joyeux Noël”, performing Saturday, December 3, 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 4, 4 pm, at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth. The concert program features French music composed for Christmas, including Saint-Saens’ “Christmas Oratorio” and Charpentier’s “Messe de Minuit pour Noël” – a charming work incorporating ten traditional French noels (Christmas carols) that capture the joy and anticipation of Christmas Eve. Also on the program are French Christmas carols, including “Noël Nouvelet”, “Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella,” and “Angels We Have Heard on High”. The concert concludes with John Rutter’s moving setting of the classic carol, “O Holy Night”.

Since 1999, PFC has provided South Shore audiences with classical choral music concerts. More than 80 vocalists of all adult ages fill out the ensemble. In addition to the winter concert, PFC presents an annual Messiah Sing in December, a larger choral work in spring, and summer concerts featuring pops-style programming.  PFC members are drawn from diverse skillsets and backgrounds – from hobby and choir singers to music educators and choir directors.

For more information about membership and auditions, call William Richter at 781-789-3343 or email director@pilgrimfestivalchorus.org.  For more information about this season’s rehearsal schedule and repertoire, visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, email info@pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

About Pilgrim Festival Chorus

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC) is a volunteer, not-for-profit choral ensemble dedicated to presenting diverse choral works that educate, enrich, and engage both its members and audiences in Southeastern Massachusetts. PFC is funded in part by grants from several of the region’s Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. PFC concerts are produced in part through cooperation with See Plymouth and Plymouth County Commissioners.

For more information, visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, email info@pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.