The ORCMA Chorus began the 2014-15 season with its first rehearsal on Monday, August 11, in the Oak Ridge High School Choir Room. The group practiced the Schubert “Mass No. 5,” a press release said.
Under the direction of Seth Maples, the chorus, along with orchestral accompaniment, will perform on November 1 in the Pellissippi State Auditorium.
Membership is open to all singers who are at least high school age and love the thrill of being a part of a community choral group. All skill levels, from beginning amateur to seasoned professional, are welcomed. Rehearsals are generally every Monday evening.
Annual dues are $25, which offsets the cost of renting music and covers operating expenses such as flowers and mailings. Members may also purchase music for personal use. Performance attire will be discussed during rehearsal periods.
Always looking for a good time, the ORCMA Chorus has also scheduled its first social event: a private “Sing for Your Supper” pot-luck celebration for members and family. To be held Saturday, August 23, in the Oak Ridge Civic Center Social Room, members (and invited guests) can show off their talent, strumming instruments, plucking instruments, bowing instruments, operating instruments with wind power, demonstrating skills with comb and tissue paper, or by vocalizing.