About Foothills Chorale

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We are building a tradition of community pride and choral excellence, and we need you to…be a part of it!

Foothills Chorale is a community choir consisting of vocal musicians from the Upstate of South Carolina who are dedicated to professional performances of great music in a wide variety of vocal styles. A typical concert program of the Chorale may include the traditional three B’s: (Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms), or the audience may hear a different three B’s: Bach (PDQ Bach, that is), Bernstein (musical theater), and Brubeck (vocal jazz).

The Chorale has established a tradition of excellence throughout its history. It provides the singers of the Upstate area an opportunity to perform a capella and choral/orchestral literature. It also helps to expand community/educational experiences and strives to improve the total quality of life for the citizens of the area.

Auditions

Auditions for the 2017–2018 season will be held August 29, 2017 between 6–8 p.m. in the choir room of Fort Hill Presbyterian Church in Clemson, SC. Those interested should contact Justin W. Durham at durham5@clemson.edu to schedule a time slot for their audition.

Auditions will consist of:

  • Singing a cappella either “My Country ’Tis of Thee” or a piece chosen by the individual
  • Vocal range exercises
  • Tonal memory exercises
  • A short sight-singing excerpt (for diagnostic purposes only.  Will not figure into the audition decision)

The audition will last approximately 7 minutes.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals begin September 5, 2017. We rehearse every Tuesday from 7–9 pm at Saint Mark United Methodist Church in Seneca, SC. SEE ON MAP

Concerts

We are currently performing at Trinity Baptist Church, Seneca, SC. SEE ON MAP
We may occasionally perform at Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, Clemson University, Southern Wesleyan University, Central, SC, and various churches in the area.

Concert Dress

Women: Black concert attire
Men: Black tuxedo, black tie and shoes

Dues

Membership dues for the chorale are $50.00 per year. Dues are requested by the second rehearsal unless other arrangements are made with the Chorale Treasurer.
We have a scholarship fund set aside to help in emergency situations. Membership fees are waived for students.