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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.


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


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

Learning resources

To help you practice on your own, 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 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.  


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.

September 2017

5     Registration and First Open Rehearsal 7:009:15 pm
12    Open Rehearsal  (Primary Election Day – LOCATION CHANGED to parish hall of St. James' Church, across the street from First Presbyterian Church) 
19   Rehearsal
26   Rehearsal

October 2017

3     Rehearsal
10   Rehearsal
17   Rehearsal
24   Rehearsal
31   Rehearsal

November 2017

3    FRIDAY Chamber Singers Mini-Concerts: "First Friday in Auburn" event
Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn  Performances 6:00 and 7:00 pm 
7    START AT 7:00 P.M. Rehearsal: Full Run-Through at St. Mary's Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn
12    SUNDAY CONCERT: Messiah Sing-Along with Orchestra
St. Mary's Church, Auburn  Arrive 3:00 pm – Concert 4:00 pm 
14    Rehearsal
21    Rehearsal
28    Rehearsal

December 2017

3    SUNDAY Chamber Singers Concert
Willard Memorial Chapel, Auburn  Concert 2:00 pm 
5     Rehearsal
12   START AT 7:00 P.M. Rehearsal: Full Run-Through at First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles
16    SATURDAY Rehearsal 10:00–11:30 am
17    SUNDAY CONCERT:  "The Colors of Christmas"
First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles  Arrive 3:00 pm  Concert 4:00 pm

Stay tuned for our January–May 2018 Rehearsal and Concert Calendar!