Is there a singing group I can join?
The Blue Notes is a women’s group that performs in four-part harmony, mostly original arrangements of well-known songs. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Darien Community Association. Performances are generally on Tuesdays during the same time. The Blue Notes sings for senior centers, nursing homes, rehab facilities and civic groups throughout the school year (September through end of May). For information, call Beth Schwartz at 203-966-7326, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Park Street Singers is a women’s choral group. Rehearsals are held every Monday afternoon at the Congregational Church, October to December, and then again January to June. Two programs are prepared each year, a spring-fall program and a holiday program, which are performed at nursing homes, senior centers, etc. No auditions are required. For information, call Alice Schweitzer at 203-655-7275.
The Gentlemen Songsters is comprised of members of the Senior Men’s Club of New Canaan, as well as several men from Stamford, who perform for fellow seniors in New Canaan at Waveny Care Center and the New Canaan Inn, among other locations, at holiday time. They practice every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The First Presbyterian Church, 178 Oenoke Ridge.
The Stamford Chorale rehearses every Tuesday, 7:15 p.m., at Atria Stamford. Auditions are not required. Visit stamfordchorale.com.
The Fairfield County Chorale, for singers ages 16-60, rehearses Monday evenings at 7:30 in Norwalk City Hall. Auditions are in early September and after any rehearsal; call 203-254-1333 or visit fairfieldcountychorale.org.
The Pro Arte Singers, a small group of professional singers from the area who perform choral music, was formed in 1974 and in 1979 moved its headquarters from New Canaan to Stamford. All concerts are held at The First Presbyterian Church, 178 Oenoke Ridge. Call 203-322-5970 or visit proartesingers.org.