For practice tracks click here: Rehearsal Music

Download the concert poster here: Spring 2024 Concert Poster

Rehearsal Information : Spring rehearsals started Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 7:00 p.m.

Weekly rehearsals begin approximately 10-12 weeks prior to a concert date and are held at the James Buchanan Middle School (not the high school) which is located about 1 mile north of Mercersburg along Route 75. Rehearsals begin promptly at 7:00pm and last two hours. When the schedule is changed or cancelled due to inclement weather, chorus members will be notified by phone or email and a notice on the front page of this web site. Attendance at all rehearsals is expected: absences should be reported to the section leaders. Rehearsals the week prior to the concerts may vary in location and length. Generally these are held in the Irvine Memorial Chapel at Mercersburg Academy and include the orchestra and soloists. Members will be informed of any special rehearsals well in advance.

Rehearsals with orchestra: Mercersburg Academy Chapel

Thursday, April 11, 2024 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 2024 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Rehearsal Schedule:

March - Rehearsals continue at JBMS
Tuesday, April 2: Rehearsal in Academy Chapel 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 7: Rehearsal in Academy Chapel 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 7: Set up risers at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9: Rehearsal in Academy Chapel 7:00-9:00 p.m. +
Thursday, April 11: 7:00-10:00 p.m. with orchestra
Friday, April 12: 7:00-10:00 p.m. with orchestra
Saturday, April 13: Warm-up in Burgin Center at 2:00 p.m. - Concert at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 14: Warm-up in Burgin Center at 2:00 p.m. - Concert at 3:00 p.m. - Tear down risers after concert

Directions and Parking:

Use the north entrance to the Middle School that provides access to the back of the school  After entering the school driveway go past the building (on your left) and on around the building to the back. Parking for rehearsals at the James Buchanan Middle School is at the rear (west side) of the building. Only the door next to the band room will be unlocked. The school has graciously provided this rehearsal space for the Chorus. 

Charges: To help defray the Chorus' expenses, members are asked to pay for some of their own music. This generally amounts to one or two pieces of music each season, for a total of about $6.00 - $18.00. 

Care of Music: Music that members purchase is theirs to keep and may be marked as the member desires. Music that is owned by the chorus should be marked only as needed. Members will be given instructions on where to return chorus-owned music after the last concert.

Music Folders: If you need a black music folder, various chorus members recommend folders they have purchased from these websites:;; or

You can also check Amazon. Here are some possibilities:
Marlo Plastics Choral Folder 7-3/4 x 11
Marlo Plastics Premium Choral Folder
Manhasset Choral Music Folio Folder

Special Note: Many chorus members experience allergic reactions to fragrances such as those found in cologne, after-shave, and deodorant. Please refrain from using fragranced products for rehearsals and concerts.

Spring 2024 Concerts
   - Saturday, April 13 3:00 p.m.
   - Sunday, April 14 3:00 p.m.

- Handel: Zadok the Priest
- Bach: Selections from Cantata No. 80
- Copland: The Promise of Living
- Steffe: Battle Hymn of the Republic

Link to the Old Chorus Website.

Useful Information

Music Practice Files

Click here for the practice tracks:

Rehearsal Music

Problems or Questions?
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