The Bach and Handel Chorale will hold open rehearsals and auditions for the 2011 season at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, and Monday, Jan. 17, in the second floor rehearsal room at St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave., Jim Thorpe.

Those interested may attend and sing through rehearsal with the chorale and remain for the short audition at the conclusion of rehearsal. A simple audition consisting of pitch matching, vowel formation and the sight reading of a Bach choral is required.

For more information call the chorale office (570) 325-4794 or e-mail Randall D. Perry, conductor and artistic director at ibaroque@ptd.net [1].

The chorale will be preparing for its Easter Concert, a benefit concert, and the performance of Handel's complete "Messiah" in December of 2011.

Membership is open to adults and to students in grades 7-12.