The Bach and Handel Chorale is holding three open rehearsals for its fall 2013 concert season and in preparation for its 30th Anniversary Concert in 2014. Open rehearsals are Monday, Sept. 9, 16 and 23. Interested singers may attend the rehearsal with the chorale and remain for a short audition afterward.
Rehearsals are held Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave., Jim Thorpe. All voices are needed. Membership is open to students in seventh-12th grade in addition to adults.
Fall concerts include: Liberty Bell Church, Allentown, Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m.; Christmas Concerts, Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Jim Thorpe; Saturday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. in Ringtown; and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. in Trexlertown.
The chorale will be preparing a varied program of seasonal hymns and anthems and traditional Christmas Carols.
Also, in preparation for the 30th anniversary of the founding of the chorale in 2014, practice of opening choruses of cantatas and choruses of Bach and Handel and a premiere performance by founder and conductor, Randall D. Perry will begin.
For more information go to the Bach and Handel Chorale, Inc. on Facebook or on the web at www.bhchorale.org.