We will have a 6 pm meet & greet on our first two rehearsals, January 15th & 22nd, so come on over a little early to get yourself situated. More information about membership in CODA can be found here.
For our Spring 2019 season, we are excited to be collaborating with KVYSO (Kennebec Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra) to sing Vivaldi’s Gloria as well as CODA favorites such as Bridge over troubled water and a rocking version of Amazing Grace! Jinwook Park of KVYSO will be conducting us and the orchestra, and we will have guest soprano Mary Sullivan and Joëlle Morris as the soloists.
Concerts will take place at Hope Baptist Church in Manchester, on Saturday May 4th at 7pm and Tuesday May 7th at 7pm.
Check out the members only tab (click here) on our website for practice tracks of the Gloria.
Thank you to everyone who attended our 2018 Holiday Concerts! We hope you enjoyed them as much as we enjoyed presenting them. If you’d like a pdf copy of the program you can click here. Our Spring 2019 concerts on May 4 and May 7 will feature Vivaldi’s Gloria, among others. Hoping to see you then!
Join CODA Chorus for their annual holiday celebration featuring two concerts at 4pm and 7pm on Saturday, December 8th at Hope Baptist Church on Rt 202 in Manchester. Gather with friends, family and our greater Maine community for an opportunity to celebrate the holidays with a concert of festive and heart-warming music and the pleasure of singing along to some of your favorite Christmas tunes.
Our first fall rehearsal was on Tuesday, September 4th from 7-9pm at the Winthrop United Methodist Church, 58 Main St, Winthrop.
We will have a 6pm meet & greet on our first two rehearsals, Tuesdays Sept 4th & 11th, so come on over a little early to get yourself situated.
Our first month of rehearsal will be a little different this time around, instead of the first 2 rehearsals; we will be welcoming new choir members throughout the whole month of September. To be more inclusive to new members who may have not sung in a group for a long time or ever, we will alternate the sight-reading of new music with other singing activities instead of doing a huge sight-reading marathon on the first two days.
All of this so that the month of September becomes bring-a-friend-along-month to share in the joy of singing together! No strings attached: your friend or acquaintance can come by, check it out and decide sometime in September. All voices are welcomed (especially Sopranos and Tenors!!), no auditions, previous choral experience or music-reading skills are not required, but are, of course, welcomed; and as always, I am available to advise and help singers with any questions or concerns they may have with their voice.
This winter’s concert theme will be “Gathering for the Holidays to drive the cold winter away”. We will sing old favorites such as White Christmas, There’s No place Like Home for the Holidays, In the bleak midwinter, and a few surprises as well! Our winter concert will be on Sat. Dec 8th, at Hope Baptist Church in Manchester.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Spring Concert! We had audience members from every decade of CODA’s existence, and even one whose mother was the original organist! Looking forward to another 50 years…
You can view our concert program here.
The lasting power of song will shine this spring when CODA Chorus celebrates its 50th anniversary with a concert comprised of pieces performed from every decade since its inception in the 1960s.
CODA Chorus will revisit our inaugural 1967 and 1969 concerts with selections of popular favorites including some of the original Broadway tunes, choral standards and treasured patriotic songs that were performed through CODA’s musical history. Please join us either at our 4pm or 7pm concerts at Hope Baptist Church on Rt.202 in Manchester.
THANK YOU to everyone who braved the weather and attended our 2017 Christmas concerts! If you’d like a copy of the program, you can click here.
Join CODA Chorus for their annual holiday celebration featuring two concerts at 3pm and 7pm on Saturday December 9th at Hope Baptist Church on Rt 202 in Manchester. Ring in the holidays with a concert of joyful and introspective music, an evening of celebration with family and friends – and opportunities to sing along to your favorite Christmas tunes!
Order of Music (Tentative):
This Little Light Of Mine – John Leavitt
Star Carol – John Rutter
There Shall A Star Come Out Of Jacob – Felix Mendelssohn
Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella – arr. John Rutter
Lux Aeterna – Tom Porter
As It Fell Upon A Night – arr. Katherine K Davis
O Nata Lux – Morten Lauridson
Light The Legend – Michael Isaacson
Keep Your Lamps – Andre Thomas
Angels We Have Heard On High – arr. Craig Courtney
Joy To The World – arr. John Rutter
Carol Sing-Along – TBA
Christmas Waltz – arr. Pete Schmutte
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts) – arr. Snyder & Higgins
Winter Wonderland Of Snow – arr. Mark Hayes