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    Come join us! The Chorale is eagerly seeking new members in all vocal sections.  We have an open audition process which enables you to set up a personal audition time with our music director, Dr. Ed Bolkovac, or sit in at our rehearsals from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Hamden Plains United Methodist Church, at 15 Church St, Hamden to see what the Chorale is all about. Please contact our business manager by email or call 203-776-SONG to make arrangements to audition or experience our rehearsal process. We want you to share our passion for singing great choral music as we prepare for the 2015-16 season.

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The New Haven Chorale

  • The New Haven Chorale is an auditioned, 85-voice, professionally-conducted, volunteer chorus devoted to serving the Greater New Haven community by nurturing local choristers, presenting extraordinary performances, and using music creatively to make a difference in people’s lives. Our performances, which have been described as "electrifying" and "deeply moving," raise spirits and help fund local non-profits. Our educational initiatives and mentoring opportunities open doors for new generations. We expand the scope of choral art by commissioning music and showcasing Connecticut composers. Our devotion to musical excellence, nurturing local musicians, and serving the community through choral music has kept the Chorale unique and dynamic for 65 years in which its members have collectively donated over two million hours of their lives!

Audience Responses:

“The program was put together with such artistry—as a listener I was brought on a journey ... Beautifully performed!”
“Great community cultural asset.”
“I thought and felt emotionally moved to heights and depths that music does not usually move me. I was overwhelmed with the beauty of it.”