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2017-2018 Chorale Season Update:

The Alamance Chorale begins rehearsing for its 44th season Monday, September 11th in the choir room at Front Street United Methodist Church, 136 S. Fisher St., Burlington. Rehearsals are from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Singers are needed for all vocal parts, but the group could use additional tenors and basses. Those interested in attending can contact Arleen Widerman at 336-260-4298, or President Nelson Young at, 336-226-0898.  New members come a little early and introduce yourself to our director, Arleen Widerman, so that she may place you in your section.


The Chorale holds open enrollment for prospective new members at the beginning of September and again in January. Membership in the Chorale is open to all adults in the area who enjoy singing and are willing to commit to regular weekly rehearsals.


Where and when does the Chorale rehearse?

Rehearsals are held Monday evenings from 7:15 to 9:15 in the Choir Room of Front Street United Methodist Church, 136 S. Fisher St. in Burlington. Directions


Are there dues to be a member?

Yes, membership dues are $40 per year ($20 for high school and undergrad students). In addition, members are expected to provide a black music folder and provide appropriate concert attire (see below). Financial aid for these items is available in cases of hardship.


Do I need to audition?

An audition is not required for membership, but new members will be asked to sing for the director so that they can be placed in the appropriate voice sections. Having a good sense of pitch, along with some music reading ability and previous choral experience are definite assets.


Is there a dress code for Concerts?

For uniformity, there is a dress code for our concerts. Please see below for the outlined concert attire for both men and women.


  • Black tuxedo
  • Black bow tie &­ black cummerbund
  • White shirt
  • Black socks and black shoes


You may purchase your concert gown through the chorale. The gown must meet the following requirements:

  • All black tea-length, long-sleeved or longer dress or skirt or black slacks, a black top with sleeves (nothing that will draw attention to you)
  • Long sleeves are required (sheer sleeves or elbow length sleeve are not acceptable.)
  • Modest (no exposed cleavage, slit skirts or backless gowns)
  • Closed-toed black shoes (without contrasting accents)
  • Opaque black hose


  • Only pearl necklaces are allowed
  • You may not wear: pins, bracelets, anything light-reflecting, dangling earrings, light-reflecting hair ornaments or barrettes
  • Wedding and engagement rings are allowed