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Welcome singers!

MasterWorks Chorale begins each season with two open rehearsals, free to anyone who would like to consider joining. Hear some of the music we'll learn, say hello to our conductors – Kip and Carol – and meet other new and returning singers. No auditions are required; everyone from high school age up is welcome. 

Dates, times, and locations are subject to change as circumstances necessitate.

FAQ

Questions about singing with MasterWorks? You'll find many answers here

Kip-o-grams

Weekly updates from our fearless leader, Kip Coerper, are archived here.

Learning resources

To help you practice on your own, CyberBass.com offers downloadable audio tracks and mp3 files of individual parts. Start with the index of major works, alphabetized by composer. For our annual Messiah program, you can also go directly to Handel's Messiah.

Another helpful site is choralia.net. Choose from the mp3 catalog, featuring actual voices, or the Virtual Singer (VS) catalog, featuring synthesized voices, to practice at graduated levels: with metronome and/or organ only; emphasized among the other choir parts; and balanced with the other parts. Music is alphabetized by composer for listening or downloading. 

YouTube often posts videos of choirs singing material we are working on. Type the title of a composition in the search bar at the top and press Enter, to see a list of available clips.  

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Rehearsal and concert calendar

  • Unless otherwise noted, rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings, 7:159:15 p.m., in Dobson Hall (upstairs) at First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles. [map]
  • We meet at 7:00 p.m. for
    • first September rehearsal
    • first January rehearsal
    • Tuesday before a concert – full run-through, normally at the concert venue
  • If you must miss a rehearsal, please let Kip know directly, or send a message using the Contact form. 
  • Concerts may be preceded by a Saturday morning rehearsal. 
  • Weather and road conditions can vary greatly across our area. If driving safety is a concern, please use your judgment in deciding whether to attend a rehearsal.
  • In case of a weather-related cancellation, we will make every effort to post a notice on this website and on our Facebook page at least an hour before the scheduled rehearsal.

January–May 2018

January

2      7:00–9:15 pm  First rehearsal and new member registration
9      Rehearsal  
16    Rehearsal
23    Rehearsal
30    Rehearsal
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February

6      Rehearsal
13   Rehearsal
20   Rehearsal
27   Rehearsal
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March

4    SUNDAY Chamber Singers: Free Community Event
       Marcellus Free Library, 32 Maple St., Marcellus [map]
       Performance 2:00 pm 
6     7:00 pm  Rehearsal: Full Run-Through at First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles
11   SUNDAY Invitational Concert
        
St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 873 Dewitt St., Syracuse [map]
        Arrive 3:00 pm – Concert 4:00 pm
13   7:00 pm  Rehearsal: Full Run-Through at St. Mary's Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn [map]
17  10:00–noon  SATURDAY Rehearsal at St. Mary's Church, Auburn
18   SUNDAY Winter Concert with Orchestral Accompaniment
        
St. Mary's Church, Auburn
        Arrive 3:00 pm – Concert 4:00 pm
20   Rehearsal: Begin preparation for Annual Gala
27   Rehearsal
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April

3     Rehearsal
10   Rehearsal
17   Rehearsal
24   Rehearsal
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May

1     Rehearsal
8     Rehearsal
15   7:00 pm  Rehearsal: Full Gala Program Run-Through at Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn [map]
19   SATURDAY Annual Children's Concert
        
Dobson Hall, First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles
        Arrive 9:00 am – Concert 10:00 am 
20   SUNDAY Annual Spring Gala Fundraiser
        
Springside Inn, Auburn
        Arrive 5:30 pm – Event starts 6:00 pm
22   7:15 pm  Annual Meeting of MasterWorks Chorale Membership
 
       Community Room, St. James' Episcopal Church, 96. E. Genesee St., Skaneateles (across from First Presbyterian)
        All current dues-paid members welcome. Refreshments provided by Board.
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