Community choir holding auditions

| August 17, 2021


The Coshocton Community Choir will hold auditions for new members on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 26 and 27 prior to rehearsals beginning in September.  Although the Coshocton Community Choir would technically have begun its 50th season in September 2020, the pandemic caused the choir to cancel three major concerts as well as two youth chorale concerts. But the choir has been busy behind the scenes. In addition to putting together two virtual concerts for the choir’s patrons and the community, and presenting Barbara Bachert scholarships to three high school seniors, there have been some other major projects.

When choir founder and director Charles R. Snyder retired from The Coshocton Presbyterian Church in early September, it meant finding new office space for the community choirs for the first time in 44 years. And in June, at Grace Church’s invitation, the choir’s large music library was moved to Grace United Methodist Church. Beginning in September, rehearsals for the choir will also be at Grace United Methodist Church.

Open to adults and high school singers, the Coshocton Community Choir attracts local singers as well as singers from area colleges, and from other communities. Some members travel 90 minutes or more to sing with the community choir. The 50th anniversary season will conclude with an alumni reunion and concert the last weekend of April.

The adult choir will have auditions for new members on Aug. 26 and 27, from 4-6 p.m. at Grace United Methodist  Church, 422 Walnut St., Coshocton. To schedule an audition, call business manager Kim Hayes at 740-622-3026 between 5-8 p.m. The 10-minute audition will include hearing the singer’s vocal range and sight-reading part of an easy anthem.

To contact the Coshocton Community Choir call 740-623-0554, or email: [email protected] The choir office is located at 1035 Walnut St. (rear entrance), Coshocton. Learn more about the Coshocton Community Choir on Facebook or at

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