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The Choral Union is a gathering of the combined forces of the Camerata Chorale and the Ulster Choral Society – each 50 to 60 members strong. Generally in the spring of each season the combined choirs invite other singers who cannot normally commit to a full season of singing with either group to perform an acknowledged masterwork in the repertoire.

Now approaching its tenth gathering the Choral Union will present its annual choral union concert (check back in the coming weeks for concert details). Accompanied by the Bach-Handel Festival Orchestra and professional soloists, the Choral Union will once again be open to area singers who can commit to a rehearsal schedule from February, 2012 until the concert weekend. 

Singers who have sung in previous Choral Union programs, or who are vocally known to the Director, do not need to audition for the next concert series. All others will need to audition at the discretion of the Director.

Interested singers need choral experience with moderately difficult to difficult music and should be familiar with ensemble singing. All Choral Union participants need to fill out an application/information form to be retained by the organization in order to create a roster of names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails. This information will not be shared outside the organization.

Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. (during the time frame listed above) at St. John‘s Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd., Poughkeepsie, New York.

Singers may make up missed rehearsals by attending a Monday evening rehearsal of the Ulster Choral Society. Attendance is very important in this program. Singers are required to mark their scores according to distributed information. Section Leaders will assist new members in marking their scores.

An administrative fee of $50.00 is required to cover the cost of music and all mailings and other materials. We hope that previous members of the Choral Union will return for the 2012 production. For more information, call (845) 399-3785 or 845-943-8962 and leave a voice mail message. You may also e-mail the Director at lpritchard241@gmail.com or howemarg@aol.com.


Auditions for Choral Union membership:

Please check back for audition dates and details
(Rehearsal to follow – 7:30-10:00 p.m.) *

St. John's Lutheran Church
55 Wilbur Boulevard, Poughkeepsie, NY
Third floor (use the rear entrance)

* Singers who audition must remain for the rehearsal that follows which is a part of the audition for membership. No appointment is necessary.


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