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Do you sing with a group now that doesn't use members for solos? Are you paying ringers/pro's for something you could do?


Under the direction of Alex Favazza Jr., the society will begin its 62nd fall semester of singing choral music in the Seacoast. Most of the details are below, and dues are wicked low
(waived for full time students)

Come to one of our first few open rehearsals each semester and check us out! Over 16?, Liked singing back in school? Do you know any junior or senior students high school students who want to sing or stayed in the area after high school but still want to sing in a chorus?? How about all you people who like to sing in musicals but aren't doing one this spring? Expand your repertoire!! Improve your skills and musical knowledge.

Dues, and participation in our fund raising activities are waived for full time students (school comes first).

Soloists are chosen from the membership !
A brief audition in private with the director is all that is required. (You don't need to prepare anything. See below for the whole process)
If you have questions you can send our director an email by clicking here , or going to the contact page to ask.

Where and When do you rehearse?.
We rehearse on Tuesday evenings 7 p.m.-9p.m.
(students can leave at 8:00)

Auditions are held during the first 3 weeks of open rehearsals and will be arranged by the director.
Our Spring semester begins the first tuesday after new years, and the winter semester usually begins the first tuesday after labor day. Mark your calendar and come on down and sit in for the first few weeks. TRY IT, YOU'LL LIKE IT!

You will be assigned a buddy in your vocal range, who will share their music with you while you try us out.

Sign-ups for auditions are taken at the conclusion of each open rehearsal

Who can audition?
Anyone who enjoys singing should audition! Our choir members have many levels of experience and expertise.
Although experience and knowledge of music theory and fundamentals are not required, all members are expected to be able to sing on pitch, in accurate rhythm, and demonstrate a capacity to learn and perform vocal music. It is beneficial to have some previous choral experience in a large or small group such as a school, church, or other community choir.

Auditions are open to all persons in the community without regard to race, age, creed, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual preference, national origin, ancestry, or physical disability.

Why do I have to audition at all?

To put it simply, we need to know where to put you.
But also..., the Rockingham Choral Society (RCS) has a policy of utilizing soloists and small ensemble singers from within the RCS membership. This is possible since the choir has a number of singers with varying levels of experience and expertise. RCS utilizes an audition process to ensure the best possible use of our in-house talents and produce a well-balanced and blended Choral sound and performance.

What exactly is the initial audition process?

We understand that the idea of an audition can be nerve-wracking. Relax! We’ll do our best to make the process as painless as possible.
Initial audition for membership will be a simple five to ten minute process with only the Director. You will be asked about your music and choral experience. Then, you will perform some vocal exercises to determine tonal quality, ability to match pitch, and range. Finally, you will be asked to sight read some simple musical phrases or maybe sing a little harmony with the director.

Will I ever have to re-audition?
The music director can re-audition members at his/her discretion. Many members who no longer actively sing stay on to help in other ways.

What will this cost me?

Dues for the group are still only 50.00 (waived for full time students) this semester to help cover costs. If the dues are a hardship for a member, they can speak to thier section leader who will confidentially discuss waiving them with the President. Members are also expected to reumburse the Society for the cost of music which they can then keep. The desire of the Society is to keep costs down to remove financial barriers to membership as much as possible.

Time Commitment

Optional sectional rehearsals may be offered as necessary. Also, several times a semester rehearsals are accompanied by a social activity.

Our rehearsal time is valuable: we learn a great deal of music for each concert. Therefore, many members come to rehearsal early in order to take care of business matters and to socialize. Because we strive for the best artistic product possible, RCS has an attendance policy which allows no more than three absences during each concert period. If you need to be out fo rmore than that, speak to the director and try to work something out. You will be expected to review your music on your own, so you will be fully prepared for concerts. We also try to prepare a rehearsal disc for each concert, and provide online links when possible which you can use to practice at home


A cultural icon on the New Hampshire Seacoast, RCS attracts members from throughout Rockingham County and bordering towns in Maine and Massachusetts. Singers rehearse weekly.

The purpose of RCS is to foster the art of performing Choral Music of all periods and styles. The society strives to present concerts of the highest quality to the community. Foremost, this group exists for the enjoyment and education of singers and audience.

The Rockingham Choral Society has a widely diverse membership. It is a multi generational, multi cultural and multi interest group. Medical professionals, academics, homemakers, attorneys, librarians, bankers, military and private industry are all represented in the society. All enjoy the spirit of singing and sharing their musical gift with others. This group is truly a valued cultural asset for members and audience alike.



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