Monday April 21st 2014

St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Holding Auditions

By: Shannon Bryan
September 6, 2013 – September 18, 2013 all-day
St. Andrew's Church
11 Glidden Street
Newcastle, ME 04553
Linda Blanchard207-380-2768E-mailEvent website
St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Holding Auditions @ St. Andrew's Church

Cecilia Chamber Choir will hold auditions for all voice parts beginning Sept. 6 and continuing through the third week of September. The Choir sings a variety of challenging repertoire from the medieval period to new compositions. Rehearsals are in Newcastle on Wednesday nights, with periodic performances in Newcastle and Brunswick, and occasionally other Maine locations. The Choir is directed by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta.

Singers wishing to audition should have good vocal control, and sopranos and altos should be able to sing without vibrato. Tenors and basses need not be able to sing with a straight tone. The ability to read music to some degree is preferred, but those who cannot read may participate by spending extra time learning the music at home with the aid of provided practice materials. We especially encourage gifted student singers to audition. To schedule an audition, call director Linda Blanchard at (207) 380-2768 or email For more information about the Choir, please visit our website at

St. Cecilia Chamber Choir is a fully auditioned community chorus based in Newcastle and founded in 1995. Our mission is to present outstanding performances of the very best choral repertoire; to provide challenging musical opportunities to gifted local youth; to support our community with outreach programs; and to support Maine composers through the commission and performance of new music.