After a successful first season—capped by a concert on one of the hottest days of the year—Chestnut Street Singers is ready for the summer to end so that we can get back to work.

Our plans for 2010–2011 include three full concerts and one collaboration: a program of madrigals both raunchy and poetic, historic and contemporary; a collaboration with other area choirs on Thomas Tallis’ forty-voice motet, Spem in Alium; a concert-cum-dinner featuring music about food and romance; and a concert devoted to music from American regional traditions and American composers, ranging from shapenote to Gershwin and back again.

We’re too enthusiastic to keep these plans to ourselves: we’re recruiting new singers to join us for the new concert year. As a cooperative ensemble, the choristers share music direction, administrative duties, and any proceeds. The ensemble seeks excellent, hard-working singers with strong sight-reading skills, with voice independence, and without inflated egos. We are in special need of altos and tenors.

If you are interested in joining the Chestnut Street Singers, please contact us at chestnutstreetsingers at gmail dot com before August 31. We’re looking forward to singing with you!