“What will you do with all your free time?” my son asked me before he left for college.

I had just picked up his water glass and a granola bar wrapper from the table beside the couch and told him I had no idea what I’d do without him around to badger, marshal, organize, and constantly prod.

It DOES seem like I have more time on my hands since the boy launched. No application or scholarship essays to edit, no financial aid forms to file (not yet, anyway), no shopping and packing … not even any lists to make as the run of my week is fairly routine.

Of course, there are the other children, but I’ve got a couple years before the next one lifts off. So I’ve been thinking … what is one thing I’d like to do that would make me immeasurably happy?

I used to sing in a church choir when the boys were little, and long ago in middle school chorus. That’s something I might like to do. It’s a seed that was planted by Gail Pepin way back in January when she approached me about joining the Patten Free Singers. The rehearsal schedule didn’t quite work — I don’t remember why now … probably I was in the thick of the college process.

But good ideas and meant-to-be things have a way of coming around again, and I’ve received several press releases over the last few weeks from community choruses looking for new singers.

I’m no high voltage soprano, but I can carry a passably in-key tune. And happy? Yes. Singing with a group of people again would give me lots of joy.

Tapestry Singers, a Damariscotta chorus under the direction of Beth Preston, is seeking tenors and basses for the 2017-18 season. Unfortunately, I am neither tenor nor bass, but perhaps another soprano? In my experience, there’s usually never a shortage of those.

This press release is the one that really got me thinking because it asks: “Did you sing in high school, college, church choir, but gave it up when family and career demands intervened? If so, now is a good time to think about putting your musical talents to work again.”

You need to audition for this group in advance, and the Tapestry Singers rehearse on Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., from September to June, at the Midcoast Friends Meetinghouse on Belvedere Road. They offer two public programs each year, one in December and one in June, each presented twice at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle.

For more information or to schedule an audition, visit www.tapestrysingersmaine.org.

Vox Nova Choral Consort, under the direction of Shannon Chase, also will hold auditions for all voice parts (soprano, alto, tenor and bass). Vox Nova will present “A Season of Song,” featuring 12 performances and six vocal and instrumental chamber music ensembles during the 2017-18 concert season.

“Programming for this year is inspired by nature’s musical beauty as expressed through seasonal transformation and change,” the website says, and adds that concert performances “are designed to illuminate and celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of each of the four seasons.”

Adult choir auditions are from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, at 269 State Road, West Bath. For more information, and to schedule a 30-minute time slot, visit www.voxnovachamberchoir.org.

Not up for an audition? That’s OK, neither am I; I feel like I’d need to build up my vocal confidence for a year or two. You don’t need to audition or even have previous experience with choral singing to join Greater Freeport Community Chorus, directed by Virgil Bozeman. Rehearsals for the winter concert begin this Sunday at Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St.

Registration runs from 6 to 6:30 p.m., with rehearsal to follow. Rehearsals are held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays, at the FPAC. The highlight of the winter concerts on Dec. 9 and 10 will be a performance of Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” with accompaniment by an ensemble from the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra.

All singers are welcome, but the chorus especially needs tenors and basses. Is there a shortage of these in the Midcoast?

The Greater Freeport Community Chorus is an adult, mixed-voice group whose members are residents of about 20 Midcoast towns. Membership dues are $70 or $120 per couple. New singers are welcome to attend up to three rehearsals before deciding whether to join and pay dues.

For more information, call 844-1166 or visit www.gfccsings.org.

Conductor Linda Blanchard and pianist Sean Fleming, a married musical duo, will lead a few singing groups this season, too. They have been collaborating in creating choral music in the Midcoast for over 20 years.

Sheepscot Valley Chorus is a non-auditioned chorus based in Wiscasset that rehearses from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, at the Congregational Church on Route 1. This year’s winter concert on Dec. 3 will feature “Gloria,” as composed by John Rutter, and performed with brass accompaniment. The season kicks off with a potluck supper before rehearsal, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12.

St. Cecilia Chamber Choir is an auditioned community chorus rehearsing from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, at St. Andrew’s Church in Newcastle. The signature “Ceremony of Lessons and Carols” will be Dec. 8 and 9 and feature a string quartet. Practice materials are provided for learning music at home.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Senior Choir rehearses from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, at St. Andrew’s in Newcastle and provides music for the 10 a.m. Sunday services. This group usually sings one anthem every week, and leads the congregation in singing a psalm and hymns.

For information about joining any of these groups, email Linda Blanchard at [email protected], or call 380-2768.

Don’t like to sing? Midcoast High Winds Flute Choir in Bath hopes to add three to four more players. Interested flutists should come to open rehearsal at 1 p.m. Sept. 13, at the Bath Band Hall, a small building located at the end of Cobb Road to the immediate left of the new Huse School Apartments. Parking is available in front of the building or in the Bath YMCA parking lot in the area farthest away from the building.

I played the flute all the way through middle school, even achieving “first chair,” but once I got to high school I never touched the instrument again. That’s a terrible shame, and I wish I had stuck with it. But in my own adolescent mind, I was “too cool” for band and chorus by then.

The High Winds are a dedicated group of upper intermediate and advanced flutists whose love of music brought them together a year ago. The group of nine — including piccolos, concert, alto and bass flutes plus the director — provides personal growth for the musicians and an outreach to the community by performing for local libraries, retirement communities and civic groups. Any remuneration received is used to buy music for its library or donated to charitable causes.

The High Winds meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, at the Bath Band Hall. According to the press release, “attendance at rehearsals is critical, as is practice time at home, to provide the best experience for all involved.”

For more information, contact Nan White, director, at [email protected]

I’ll have to stick with singing for now. But with all this free time, who knows? Maybe I’ll pick up the flute again, too.