VOICES Chorale: Singing and Touring Opportunities in 2011-2012 Concert Seasobn!
New Jersey, USA
VOICES Chorale, one of the area’s outstanding choruses with over 60 members performing regularly in the Princeton area and Bucks County, PA, has openings in all voice parts for its 2011-2012 concert season. Tenor and basses are especially needed. A few openings in Sotto Voce, the chamber chorus, are also available. Familiarity with music reading skills and singing in Latin and other languages are helpful. Major concerts slated for VOICES’ 2011-2012 Concert Season include:
“HAPPY HOLIDAYS!” Family Concert on December 3: A special holiday concert by VOICES and MUSIC TOGETHER for children, their families and friends
“ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY” on December 17 & 18: A 70 minute concert of holiday favorites from England, Scotland, and Wales spanning several centuries
“IRISH HEARTSONG” on March 10 & 11: An all-Irish concert, with a return visit of Irish Singer Gerry Dignan
Other events include a Fall Cabaret, a Spring Cabaret, and a Young Composer Concert in April. A 10 day-concert tour to Argentina is planned with the Bucks County Choral Society at the end of June.
Auditions for VOICES’ 2011-2012 Concert Season will take place during the day and early evening on September 12 at Music Together, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Rd (Rte 654), Hopewell, NJ 0852. Singers interested in joining VOICES in September should contact the audition coordinator, Sandy Duffy, at 609-799-2211, or write to to set up an appointment, or to make arrangements for another audition date. The fifteen minute auditions are informal and conducted in a friendly atmosphere. Singers will be asked to sing a familiar song, do some vocal exercises, and sight read. A prepared solo is not necessary, but is an option.
VOICES Chorale, founded in 1992, provides outstanding performance opportunities at an unusually high artistic level for community singers. Its repertoire ranges from Renaissance to contemporary, from spirituals and show music to the sacred and classic. In addition to singing the world’s greatest choral music, VOICES offers singers the opportunity to develop an understanding of vocal technique, music history, and performance style. The chorus draws primarily from Bucks County and Mercer County. Most singers are adults, though dedicated high school students are welcome. In addition, VOICES offers two unique outreach programs: interactive concerts at assisted living facilities and an Annual Song Writing Contest for Children ages 5-12. In addition, solo, duet, and ensemble opportunities are possible at the outreach concerts and in VOICES’ Fall and Spring Cabarets!
Weekly rehearsals take place on Mondays from 7:30 – 9:45 pm at Music Together Community Room, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Rd (Rte 654), Hopewell, NJ 08525. They will resume on September 12, 2011.
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VOICES programs are made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.