Joining the chorus
New members from Westford and surrounding communities are welcome. The chorus is an all-volunteer, self-auditioned group, open to anyone who can match pitch and learn their parts. Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings from 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM at the Parish Center for the Arts (PCA) located at 10 Lincoln Street in Westford, MA.
Our concert year runs from September through May and is split into two concert seasons (winter and spring). Prospective members are welcome to any or all of the first 2 rehearsals of a new season. At the end of the second rehearsal of a new season, prospective members should make make a decision and pay dues if they intend to continue. If you have missed the first two rehearsals of a new season but would still like to join, please contact the Board President or Director.
The dues collected are typically $95 per season and there are two seasons per year. Dues pay for rehearsal space rental, director's and accompanist's salaries.
In addition to singing, chorus members also participate in community events and fundraising efforts.
Open rehearsals on tuesday of the first two weeks of each season (Fall and Spring) watch for dates prior to each season. Rehearsals are at 7:15pm at the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford Center.
Our Winter Concert will be January 26 & 27, 2019 "The Killer B's, Music from Bernstein, Bacharach, Beethoven, and more." Works that we will be singing include "Chichester Psalms" by Bernstein and many others.
Our Spring Concert will be May 4 & 5, 2019 "The Seven C's, a varied program by Classical and popular composers
The Composers are: Aaron Copland, Jim Croce, Hoagy Carmichael, Pavel Chesnokov, Bob Chilcott, John Corigliano, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Copland's "Stomp Your Feet" and the "Old American Songs" are the featured works in this program.
Dressing the part
Concert attire for men: black tuxedo or black suit, white shirt, black bow-tie, black dress shoes
Concert attire for women:
Winter: floor-length black dress with long sleeves or floor-length black skirt or dress pants with a dressy, long-sleeved black blouse, black shoes, black stockings.
Spring: floor-length black skirt or dress pants with a bright-white blouse with 3/4 to full-length sleeves, black shoes, black stockings.
Note: color must be a true jet black—no variations, correct length = no ankles showing.