LEWISTON – The Maine Music Society will hold auditions for the Androscoggin Chorale’s upcoming season at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the Concert Hall at the Olin Arts Center at Bates College.

People do not need to bring a prepared song. They only need to come and sing. No one will be asked to sight-read.

Maine Music Society performances will begin Saturday, Sept. 27, with a chamber orchestra concert of The Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach. The chamber orchestra will present five of the six celebrated concertos by the most famous of the Baroque composers. Artistic Director John Corrie will conduct from the harpsichord. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center.

The first concert by the Androscoggin Chorale will be “A Heritage Christmas” performed in collaboration with the Lewiston High School Concert Choir, directed by Rebecca Poppke. Carols both old and new will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Franco-American Heritage Center.

The second concert by the Androscoggin Chorale will be a performance of the Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. Most everyone has heard bits and pieces of this choral work, but few have heard it live. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Franco-American Heritage Center.

Concluding the season, the Androscoggin Chorale will celebrate the music of two Broadway musical theater geniuses, Leonard Bernstein and Frank Loesser. Melodies from “West Side Story” and “Guys and Dolls” will be performed.

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