Hymns of Thanksgiving Choir 2023

Welcome to the choir page of the Hymns of Thanksgiving website. A choir will be organized for Hymns of Thanksgiving 2023.  The seating arrangement in the Idaho Central Arena allows us to organize a choir of NOT MORE than 274 singers, arranged as follows:

  • 1st and 2nd Soprano: 69
  • 1st and 2nd Alto: 81
  • 1st and 2nd Tenor: 55
  • 1st and 2nd Bass: 69

for a TOTAL possible 274 choir members.

CHOIR APPLICATIONS MAY ONLY BE SENT THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, AND WILL ONLY BE RECEIVED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2023.  All choir participants MUST submit an application below at the bottom of the page. When you submit your application, you will receive an email confirming receipt.

The Hymns of Thanksgiving Choir is organized anew each year.  Even if you have been in the Hymns of Thanksgiving Choir in previous years, you MUST submit an application in a timely manner to be considered for membership in the 2023 Choir.  You will receive an email notification of your choir status by October 1, 2023.

Choir members will enjoy an intense and very rewarding choral experience.  The Hymns of Thanksgiving Choir is NOT a “training choir.”  A choir applicant should be well-grounded musically, capable of understanding and learning difficult music and be willing to blend his/her talent with others to achieve a “one-voice” choir.  Because much of the music is quite challenging, choir members must be dedicated to attending the scheduled rehearsals.

Men selected for the Hymns of Thanksgiving Choir will need to have a black suit and white shirt for the performance.  Ties will be furnished.  Women selected for the Hymns of Thanksgiving Choir will need to wear black slacks or skirt for the performance.  Concert tops will be furnished.

The tentative choir rehearsal schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 2

Thursday, October 5

Monday, October 9

Thursday, October 12

Monday, October 16

Thursday, October 19

Monday, October 23

*Wednesday, October 25

Monday, October 30

 Thursday, November 2

Monday, November 6

Thursday, November 9

Sunday, November 12 (with orchestra) 7:00 – 9:30

Monday, November 13 

Tuesday, November 14 (with orchestra) 7:00 – 9:30

The Choir rehearsals from October 2 – November 13 will be held in the Borah High School Auditorium, 6001 Cassia, Boise, ID  83709.  The two joint rehearsals on November 12 and 14 with the orchestra will be held at West Junior High, 8371 W Salt Creek Ct, Boise, ID  83709. 

EACH CHOIR REHEARSAL WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 7:00 PM, AND END ABOUT 9:00 PM.  The two Choir/Orchestra rehearsals will be held as follows:  November 12, 7:00 – 9:30; and November 14, 7:00 – 9:30. 

A “warm-up” rehearsal will be held on Sunday, November 19 at 5:30 pm at the Idaho Central Arena.  The public performance will begin at 7:30 pm on November 19, at the Idaho Central Arena.



Click HERE to complete an application!