Northeast Men's Summer Chorus NMSC Yankee Male Chorus yankeemalechorus.org
 
TENORS  BARITONES  BASSES
JOIN US FOR A SINGING VACATION

southern Vermont/New Hampshire
August 15-17 2019
NORTHEAST
MEN'S SUMMER
CHORUS (NMSC) 
 
 

The first season of the Northeast Men’s Summer Chorus
gets under way with a concert on August 15, 2019, in
West Brattleboro in southern Vermont.

Participants will be coming from New Jersey, New York City and State, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and beyond
to gather for a singing vacation.

 
Evenings will be spent in camaraderie and song, days – with family and friends – exploring the lovely countryside.

 
 

HOW TO
SIGN UP OR CONTACT US

 
There are three ways to sign up:

(1) click here to download or print application


(2) register by phone at 917-456-6558


(3) click here to register via email (include your name and contact information)

If you are applying from Canada or the U.K., please respond by email.

 
STAFF
 
Executive Director  
Marty Edelman
Directors
Elmer Joerg
Dave Lambert
Allen Lindsay
Conductors
Elmer Joerg
Gene Wisoff
Accompanist
J. Eric Robinson
 
 
 
 
 
CONCERTS


The Chorus will present three free concerts:

August 15 (Thursday):  West Brattleboro, VT
First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro

August 16 (Friday): Charlestown, NH
Congregational Church

August 17 (Saturday):  Chester, VT
Chester Baptist Church

venues are within a one hour's drive of each other

 
GENERAL INFORMATION
 
auditions
audition not required

 

repertoire
The Chorus will perform 14-16 pieces from the Romantic period to modern – classical to doo-wop – and including spirituals, folk, patriotic, musical theater, and the American Songbook.

 

music/rehearsal

Singers will receive music in advance of the first concert (around July 10) in the form of audio (MP3) files and pdfs. The MP3 files will be customized for each voice part. Singers who want to study the music in advance can view the pdfs (sheet music) on their monitors or print them to use in conjunction with the MP3s. In addition, a binder with sheet music will be given to each member at the rehearsal before the first performance.

 

registration fee

$30; includes MP3 and pdf files. sheet music and binder

 

accommodations

Singers are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. A list of nearby accommodations is available on request.  There is currently a discounted rate at the Fullerton Inn in Chester for NMSC members.

The concert venues are near enough to each other, so it is suggested that members stay at one location for the  three days of the tour.

 

pre-concert group suppers (optional)

There will be a group buffet dinner at each venue preceding the concert at $13 per person per dinner. Family and friends are welcome. Vegetarian options will be available. Meals need to be ordered and paid for in advance as indicated on the application form.

 

support

NMSC staff will try to assist members who would like to share accommodations or who may need transportation to Vermont.

Please contact Marty Edelman at 917-456-6558  or email him here

 

Q. AND A.

 

Who can join?

tenors, baritones, and basses who have some choral experience (TTBB or SATB); current membership in a choir is not required.

 

Do I need to reside in the northeast to participate?

No, but keep in mind that there is a rehearsal scheduled for 1 pm on Wednesday (August 15), so please allow enough travel time; some members will arrive the previous day.

 

How do I sign up?

There are three ways to sign up:

(1) click here to download or print application

(2) register by phone at 917-456-6558

(3) click here to register via email (include your name and contact information)

If you are applying from Canada or the U.K., please respond by email.

 

Can I bring along family and friends?

Of course;  the concerts are free and open to the public (tickets not required). Some members will include the three-day NMSC tour as part of an extended vacation.

 

What music will we be singing?

Composers and lyricists represented, among others, are Edvard Grieg, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Vincent Youmans, and Billy Joel.

 

Will we be singing a cappella or will there be an accompanist?

Two conductors will be leading the group; the songs are a mix of accompanied pieces and a cappella.

   
 
 
 
 
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