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New Members Welcome to Charles River Chorale Open Rehearsals in September

The Charles River Chorale will begin rehearsals for its Fall 2023 season and is actively recruiting new members who are seeking a new community and musical opportunity. 
The non-audition chorale group will begin open rehearsals on Tuesday, Sept. 19. from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 142 Exchange St., Millis. Two additional open rehearsals will take place on Sept. 26, and Oct. 3, to allow interested new members an opportunity to explore the chorale opportunity. 
Under the leadership of director and Holliston resident Ashley Nelson-Oneschuk, the Charles River Chorale is entering its 40th year as a nonprofit 501(c)3 chorale. Nelson-Oneschuk, a music professional in her 8th year with the Charles River Chorale, is also the choral director for Medway High School. Her goal for the chorale is “focused on cultivating a joyful community first, with excellent musical experiences as the vessel to achieve this.” 
Charles River Chorale members hail from many area communities, with several from Holliston, Natick, Ashland and Hopedale, among others. Members range in age from teenager to octogenarians. The group typically holds winter and spring concerts, with the Winter 2023 concert planned for Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023, at 2pm, at Medway High School. The theme of the Winter 2023 concert is Joy to the World, Celebrations from around the Globe.  This program will feature music celebrating cultures and seasonal events across the globe, including Chinese New Year, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali and more!
The Charles River Chorale rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Millis. Membership dues for the non-profit organization support operating costs. There are no dues for high school students, and scholarships based on need are available. There is also a separate children’s choir for children in Grades 2 through 6.
For more information about the organization and the upcoming open rehearsals, visit Those who are interested in joining the chorale for the start of the season on Sept. 17, are asked to complete a short sign-up document via the attached QR code. Sponsorships and advertising opportunities are also available.