LaGrange Symphony Chorus announces auditions
June 15, 2010

Community auditions for the LaGrange Symphony Chorus will continue until classes begin Sept. 1. The auditions will be by appointment only, and an accompanist will be provided.

Those interested in auditioning should be prepared to perform one solo (an aria from an opera or oratorio or an art song in any language); vocalizations to determine range and voice type; scales (major, minor, and chromatic); matching pitch drills;  tonal memory drills (intervals and scale movement) and simple sight reading.
  
The new group, composed of college students and community volunteers, will be led by Debbie Ogle, Director of Choral Activities at the college.

“A college ensemble will be the core of the chorus,” she said.  “Our primary purpose is to provide opportunities for selected students to learn and perform masterworks of orchestral choral music.”

 A collaborative effort between LaGrange College and the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, the chorus will be performing master works of a large scale under the direction of symphony conductor, Patricio Cobos and Ogle.

The community singers of the LSC will be volunteers from LaGrange and the surrounding area of West Georgia and East Alabama. They will rehearse from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays in the Callaway Auditorium during the college fall and spring semesters (September to December, and February to May).  The community singers are joined in rehearsals by auditioned members of the LaGrange College Chamber Choir, who also rehearse separately as a part of their academic schedule.

During the week preceding concerts, the chorus usually will rehearse each evening. For the first concert in December, rehearsals will be Nov. 28 through the dress rehearsal with the orchestra on Dec. 6. There will be no rehearsals Dec. 1 and Dec. 4.

To request an appointment, call (706) 880-8351 after July 5 and leave a name and number or e-mail lsc_auditions@lagrangesymphony.org.

For more information visit www.lagrangesymphony.org.



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