Midcoast Community Chorale (MCChorale), under the direction of Steven Weston, will be newly instituted as an audition-only choir, with its own rehearsal night and schedule of performances. This offshoot of Midcoast Community Chorus (MCChorus) is in response to the growth the organization has experienced over the past 10 years. MCChorus will continue its mission as a non-auditioned chorus open to all persons who want to sing, with the usual two performances a year.

Auditions for the new MCChorale will be held at the First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, Camden, and are scheduled from February 9 to 16. Interested singers may visit www.mccsings.org and proceed to the link for MCChorale Auditions to sign up to audition and to obtain information on audition preparation and expectations.

Artistic Director Steven Weston will open the semester with rehearsals beginning Thursday, February 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church in Camden. Performances by MCChorale are scheduled for the weekend of June 1 in several midcoast locations. For more information, email mcclleach@gmail.org or call 975-0582.