Those interested in learning challenging, beautiful music with a welcoming group of dedicated singers are invited to audition for St. Cecilia Chamber Choir. Auditions are open for all voice parts.

The choir will be preparing a program of sacred and secular Christmas and winter seasonal music for its annual Lessons and Carols concerts. Rehearsals will begin Wednesday, Sept. 21, at St. Andrew’s Church, 11 Glidden St. To schedule an audition, contact director Linda Blanchard at 380-2768 or email ​ ​

Singers wishing to audition should have good vocal control, and sopranos and altos should be able to sing without vibrato; tenors and basses need not be able to sing with a straight tone. The ability to read music is preferred, but those who cannot read may participate by spending extra time learning the music at home with the aid of provided practice materials. Gifted student singers are especially encouraged to audition.

Rehearsals take place Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s. The choir is directed by Linda Blanchard, M.A. in Conducting, University of Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor, and A.B. Bowdoin College; and accompanied by Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta.

For more information about the choir and past performances, visit

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