Join the new Voices for Peace and Light
Email Music Director Suzie Cartreine if you are interested
Do you love to sing?
Spend your Thursday lunch hours this fall singing in our new Voices for Peace and Light. All are welcome; no experience is necessary!
The Voices for Peace and Light is a new interfaith, intergenerational choir whose membership is drawn from the entire Tufts community – graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, staff, alum, and neighbors. We welcome experienced choral singers and people who are brand new to choral music. Supported by the leadership of our four new student Choral Scholars, the Voices for Peace and Light will rehearse weekly and perform a few pieces for the Goddard Chapel’s In Living Memory: A Concert of Story and Songs celebration in November and a spring event annually.
University Chaplaincy Music Director Suzie Cartreine has years of experience conducting choirs of all ages and abilities. If you can talk, you can sing! Bring your friends and colleagues and come check it out. Rehearsals will be held Thursdays 12:10 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.; the first rehearsal will be Thursday, September 21.
Voices for Peace and Light is an unauditioned choir open to all members of the Tufts community. Four Choral Scholars, one for each voice part (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass), will serve as section leaders in the choir. The Choral Scholar is a paid work-study position, secured by audition. All Tufts undergraduate students with work study are eligible to audition.
Sing with the Voices for Peace and Light, attending all weekly rehearsals and semesterly performances;
Learn music quickly and proficiently following first rehearsal, so you arrive at all subsequent rehearsals with the notes mastered;
Keep track of all markings;
Follow-up with choir members who have missed a rehearsal to convey markings to them;
Assist director with music distribution and collection, and other administrative duties as needed;
Model great choral singing at all times – be attentive, alert, prepared, and poised;
Be an ambassador for the choir – encourage others to join and to attend performances;
Sing solo lines or in small groups as necessary.
Minimum Required Experience
Excellent musicianship, strong singing voice;
Strong sight-reading skills and/or the ability to learn music on your own;
Excellent choral singing habits and attitudes (e.g. as regards posture, punctuality, preparedness, attentiveness, responsiveness);
Kind and welcoming demeanor; ability to be tolerant of singers of all levels.