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Civic Chorale announces Spring auditions

Staff Report • Jan 4, 2013 at 1:16 AM

The Civic Chorale, the region’s leading independent auditioned choir, will hold auditions for new members on Thursday, Jan. 17, in the choir room of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, at the corner of Roan and Market Streets in Johnson City.

The Chorale is involved with three concerts in spring, 2013. On March 16, the Chorale sings with the Symphony of the Mountains and renowned tenor soloist Carl Tanner in a program of operatic music. On April 14, the Chorale presents our own concert, including tunes from Broadway, choral jazz, folk songs, and a composition by regional composer Dr. Lewis Songer. On May 4, the Chorale once again joins with Symphony of the Mountains in presenting Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

The Chorale anticipates 3-4 open positions each in the alto, tenor, and bass sections, and 1-2 openings in the soprano section. Ideal candidates are singers with good sight reading skills who love choral music.

Interested singers should contact the conductor, David Hendricksen at (423) 638-0409 or by email at conductordavid@embarqmail.com in order to schedule an audition appointment time for January 17. Auditions are private and short (about 15 minutes), and involve singing a familiar piece, sight reading, and some simple vocal exercises to check pitch and dynamic range, control of vibrato and general vocal production.

For further information about the Chorale or the audition process, visit the Chorale’s web site, www.thecivicchorale.org.

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