St. Cecilia Chamber Choir
St. Cecilia Chamber Choir
St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, a fully auditioned community chorus based in Newcastle, is looking for new singers to join the ensemble in preparation for its May performances of Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem.

Auditions for all voice parts are scheduled by appointment. The ability to read music is much preferred, but those who cannot read may participate by spending extra time learning the music at home with the aid of provided practice materials. Gifted student singers are particularly encouraged to audition.

Rehearsals are held at St. Andrew’s Church in Newcastle on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. The choir is directed by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta.  

French composer Duruflé set the familiar Requiem text to music for choir, organ and two soloists. The concert, on May 6 and 7, will feature soloists mezzo-soprano Jazmin DeRice and bass-baritone John David Adams. 

To schedule an audition, call director Linda Blanchard at 380-2768 or email For more information, visit