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New Members Welcome to Charles River Chorale Open Rehearsals in January

The Charles River Chorale will begin rehearsals for its Spring 2024 season and is actively recruiting new members who are seeking a new community and musical opportunity.  Anyone who enjoys singing is encouraged to come and join in the fun and experience of singing with a chorus. 

The non-audition chorale group will begin open rehearsals on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 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 Jan. 30. and Feb. 6, to allow interested new members an opportunity to explore the chorale opportunity. 

Under the leadership of director Ashley Nelson-Oneschuk, the Charles River Chorale is in its 40th year as a nonprofit 501(c)3 chorale. Nelson-Oneschuk, a music professional in her 9th 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, and they range in age from teenagers to octogenarians. The group typically holds winter and spring concerts, with the Spring 2024 concert planned for Saturday, May 11, 2024, 7pm, at Medway High School.  The theme of the Spring 2024 concert is Road Trip Across America.  This program will feature music that spans time, place, and genre, assuring that both the chorus and audience will be in for a memorable musical journey. 

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 January 23rd are asked to complete a short sign-up document via the attached QR code (or via this link: ).  Sponsorships and advertising opportunities are also available and very much appreciated.