Music on the Hill welcomes singers–students and adults–to join the 15th annual Summer Chorus for the Schubert Mass in E-Flat. This is one of the composer’s last major works, rarely performed but filled with the lyrical beauty for which he was admired. Artistic director Ellen Dickinson conducts.

Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., starting June 27 (no rehearsal July 4).  The concert is set for Thursday, July 27, at 8 p.m.. Both rehearsals and the concert will take place at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church at the WEPCO church complex (48 New Canaan Rd./Rte. #106).

All are welcome to participate. The Summer Chorus is one of Music on the Hill’s four performing ensembles, and includes those who are already in a choir (school, church, or community ensemble) as well as singers who are looking for a new place to sing or who haven’t sung in a while. It is an opportunity to sing a major choral work, to keep singing over the summer when other choirs do not meet, and to sing with a larger group. Rehearsals are relaxed but efficient.

There is no audition to participate. Singers must register in advance with voice part via email or by calling 203.529.3133. The cost to take part is $40 for adults and $20 for students as a suggested minimum contribution.

Summer Sings! in August

Music on the Hill will also host an August Summer Sings series on Tuesday evenings starting Aug. 8. These are four, stand-alone music reading sessions, each featuring a different composer(s) and led by a different conductor. There are no rehearsals, no performances, no advance registration–and no worries, just walk in and sing. Choose a familiar favorite piece or try something new; attend one session or many. Students and adults alike are welcome to take part.

Summer Sings are scheduled on Tuesdays, Aug. 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 7-9 p.m., at the Wilton Presbyterian Church at WEPCO. The schedule of works will be published on the Music on the Hill website. Donations are gratefully accepted.

To learn more and join the mailing list, visit the Music on the Hill website.