The Jacomo Chorale is beginning its 31st year as a community chorale, dedicated to bringing choral, ensemble and solo music to Blue Springs and surrounding communities. The Chorale’s repertoire spans classical works to contemporary pieces and presents at least three concerts per year.

This year, the Chorale will begin rehearsals at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Nativity of Mary Parish, 10017 E. 36th Terrace, Independence. Directed by Dr. Helena Vasconcellos, the chorale is seeking new members. Music lovers and singers of all levels are welcomed into the Jacomo Chorale.

There will be no formal audition to join the group. Instead, prospective singers will go through a process of voice placement. Regardless of the skill level of the prospective singers, they will be invited to attend the first rehearsal in order to have an idea about the pace of practices and the level of expectation on the part of the conductor, as well all the other members.

For more information, call Nancy at 816-355-0114.