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Audition for Gay Men’s Choir


Monday, August 20, 2018
WolfeboroPoets to hold last reading

There’s nothing like a little poetry to clear the air. Certainly that’s what happened last month when the Poets in the Attic read at the Castle in the Clouds. The mists parted and all attending could see across the lake again. Poetry could make all things clear again when the Castle opens its porch to the Poets in the Attic and other fans of verse Thursday. The porch has been under repair this spring and summer, according to programs coordinator Stephanie Poole. The beautiful views of the July reading were enjoyed from the second floor of the restaurant. The Poets in the Attic rarely have featured readers at their fourth-Thursday readings, and that will be true again this month. Visitors who wish to attend either the August reading at the Castle in the Clouds must register for the program by calling Stephanie at 476-5410, or by emailing programs@castleintheclouds.org, as space is limited. In addition, attendees should use the Ossipee Park Road entrance and meet at the Carriage House by 6:50 p.m. to catch the trolley which will shuttle them to the top. Admission is $10; Castle members and Poets in the Attic members are admitted free. For more information about the Poets in the Attic, contact Gordon or Cheryl Lang by phone at 539-4472 or by email at poetsintheattic@gmail.com. To become a member of Castle in the Clouds, go to castleintheclouds.org or call 476-5417. For directions or more information about the event, go to castleintheclouds.org/events/poets-in-the-attic.

ManchesterScholarship deadline

Breathe New Hampshire, the state’s only public health agency focused exclusively on lung health, has announced the Mary C. Manning Scholarship, worth $500. New Hampshire college and graduate school students seeking a degree in public health, nursing, or respiratory therapy are eligible to apply. Mary C. Manning was a past vice president and director of what was then called the New Hampshire Tuberculosis Association. For 42 years, from 1923 until her death in 1965, Mary C. Manning gave her time, talent, and financial support to benefit lung health in the Granite State. The $500 scholarship will be awarded annually. See BreatheNH.org/resources/scholarship for eligibility and application requirements. The application deadline is Sept. 15; notification will be sent out in early October.

GilmantonPostcards at historical society

Postcards became very popular during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Gilmanton Historical Society has more than 300 early postcards of Gilmanton scenes in its extensive collection. On Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m., Society President John Dickey will present a program showing these beautiful postcards, some with very interesting messages written on them. The program takes place at Old Town Hall on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works. For more information contact John Dickey at 267-6098. Social hour and refreshments begin at 7 p.m. and the program begins promptly at 7:30. The society’s museum, in the basement of Old Town Hall, will be open at 7 p.m. The final program in the Historical Society’s 2018 summer series, on Sept. 25, brings Steve Blunt performing as John Hutchinson with Songs and Stories of the Hutchinson Family Singers. The museum in Old Town Hall is open every Saturday morning, 10 a.m. to noon. The programs are free and open to the public. Donations to support the work of the society are always welcome.

ManchesterAudition for Gay Men’s Choir

The talented New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus is holding open auditions for new singers to perform in its festive 2018 Holiday Concert Series, “Don We Now Our Gay Apparel.” Auditions are scheduled for the following Tuesday evenings: Aug. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Sept. 4 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Please note that Aug. 28 is only an auditions night, however, rehearsal will immediately commence after the Sept. 4 auditions from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. All auditions and rehearsals are held at the First Congregational Church of Manchester, 508 Union St., Manchester. The chorus seeks adult men over the age of 18 – gay, straight (gay-friendly), or adults who identify as male, who enjoy singing in four-part, men’s TTBB harmony. Auditions are quick, private and easy. You don’t need to have any material or music prepared. It is an exercise in pitch matching to place your voice in the proper section. The ability to read music is helpful, but it is not a requirement for joining. Rehearsals repeat every Tuesday through the concert series in December. NHGMC asks every member for $50 seasonal membership dues. Members are also asked to purchase a tuxedo to wear at most concert performances. The nonprofit NHGMC, now celebrating its 21st year, performs two concert series per year in at least four New Hampshire cities, as well as many special outreach performances at assisted living centers and high-profile civic, sports and interfaith service events. Today, the Chorus is larger, stronger, in higher demand, and more respected throughout New Hampshire than at any other time in its history. If you don’t sing, NHGMC also welcomes volunteers (women and men) on its support staff. For more information, visit nhgmc.com or facebook.com/nhgmc.