The Chorus of Westerly is looking for new child and adult singers for our 2012-13 concert season. This coming season marks new music director Andrew Howell’s first year with the Chorus of Westerly. All voice parts are needed, but we are especially looking for tenors and basses. Anyone age 8 (as of 9/1/12) or older may audition for the Chorus for the upcoming season.
New Children and Teenagers
Tryouts – July 2, 2012, 3 pm to 8 pm, or by appointment, Kent Hall, 119 High Street, Westerly, RI
Call 401.596.8663 to schedule a tryout or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What makes the Chorus so unique is the inclusion of children in our regular membership ranks. In most seasons, we have between 65-80 children singing with the adults on each performance. Children who are age 8 or older (as of 9/1/12) may become part of the Chorus of Westerly. If your child is interested or you think might be interested (even a little!), please call or email the Chorus office to schedule a short, simple, and relaxed singing tryout with Mr. Howell. Tryouts will be on July 2, 2012, 3 pm to 8 pm, or by appointment. Note that we do not expect children or teenagers to have a previous training in music, singing, or be able to sight read. Experience for new children and teenagers is not required to join. It is our hope that the Chorus will serve as your child’s first level of musical training that hopefully goes on for many years.
Children are expected to attend rehearsal twice a week (for the first year, on Monday afternoons and on either Tuesday or Thursday afternoon for an hour, in subsequent years on Monday and Friday afternoons for an hour), sing rehearsals during concert week (schedule will be shared at the tryout), and commit to singing the entire season. Children of the Chorus (including new singers) are invited and encouraged to attend a special chorus camp week at Ogontz Camp in New Hampshire that takes place each August (this year, August 12-18).
New Adult Singers
Auditions – July 9, 2012, 5 pm to 8 pm, or by appointment, Kent Hall, 119 High Street, Westerly, RI
Call 401.596.8663 to schedule an audition or email email@example.com
The Chorus is in need of adults singers for all voice parts but we are in particular need of tenors and basses. For adult auditions, a choral singing background is strongly preferred by not necessarily required. With adult singers, the purpose of each audition is to hear each singer’s tonal quality and to ensure that each singer can “carry a tune.” Joining the Chorus of Westerly requires a commitment to a weekly rehearsal schedule and a more intense concert week rehearsal schedule. Regular weekly rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
November 18, 2012 – Britten, St. Nicolas and Rejoice in the Lamb
December 16, 2012 – Christmas Pops
January 11, 12, 13, 2013 – A Celebration of Twelfth Night
March 10, 2013 – American Choral Music Concert
May 19, 2013 – Mozart, Requiem
June 22, 2013 – Summer Pops
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