Hymns of Thanksgiving Choir 2024

Welcome to the choir page of the Hymns of Thanksgiving website. A choir will be organized for Hymns of Thanksgiving 2024.  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, 2024.  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 Choir.  You will receive an email notification of your choir status by October 1. 

 

Choir members will enjoy an intense and very rewarding choral experience. Even though choir members are not “auditioned”, 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 7

Thursday, October 10

Monday, October 14

Thursday, October 17

Monday, October 21

Thursday, October 24

Monday, October 28

Wednesday, October 30

Monday, November 4

Thursday, November 7

Monday, November 11

Thursday, November 14

Tuesday, November 19  (with orchestra) 7:45 – 9:00 West Jr. High

Wednesday, November 20 (with orchestra) 7:00 – 9:00 West Jr. High

Thursday, November 21

 

The Choir rehearsals (other than November 19 and 20) will be held in the Borah High School Auditorium, 6001 Cassia, Boise, ID  83709.  The two joint rehearsals on November 19 and 20 with the orchestra will be held at West Junior High, 8371 W Salt Creek Ct, Boise, ID  83709. 

 

EACH CHOIR (only) REHEARSAL WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 7:00 PM, AND END ABOUT 9:00 PM. 

A “warm-up” rehearsal will be held on Sunday, November 24 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm with the Orchestra at the Idaho Central Arena.  The public performance will begin at 7:30 pm on November 19, at the Idaho Central Arena.

Ready? 

 

Click HERE to complete an application!EvenEven