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Chorister E-Newsletter 

September 2017

Open Enrollment 2018 Begins Soon!

As seasons change here in the Berkshires, BCI staff is deep into planning for the 2018 season.

With four new venues that include an auditioned week, there is a lot for choristers to look forward to. You can see the complete schedule here:  BCI Home

We will accept auditions for Saratoga Springs, NY, until October 1, so if you have intended to submit one, do it now! Send your MP3 files (preferred) or CD to Chorister Services Director Cynthia Pease ( All who auditioned in person or sent auditions will be notified by mid-October. You can read the requirements here: Audition

Material received after October 1 will be considered based on availability.

Meanwhile, we're readying the online application portal for open enrollment to begin in mid-October. We'll send out the exact date soon. The first selection will be made in early December; everyone who applies by November 30 will receive equal consideration. While we make every effort to place singers in their first choice of venue, it is not always possible to do so. Our highest priority is ensuring a balanced chorus, so be sure to select a second and even third choice.

Those accepted will be notified in mid-December. We will continue to take applications after that time depending upon voice-part availability.

Help Us Reach Annual Fund Goal!

Aesop said, "No act of giving, no matter how small, is ever wasted." We feel the same way about gifts to our Annual Fund! Our fiscal year ends on November 30 and we are currently just over 70% to our Annual Fund goal. Can you help us reach that goal - with a gift of any size - so that together we may extend the appreciation of choral singing and its tradition?  Donate online today here. Thank you!



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