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Santa Cruz World Choir and Orchestra Auditions!

Location: California, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
Dear Santa Cruz Area Choir or Artistic Director,
You are being contacted because you lead or direct a performance ensemble in the Santa Cruz area and may be facing certain challenges many musical groups are experiencing. My purpose in reaching out to you is to share some ideas that will support your organization and build a stronger performing arts community.
Public schools used to provide music training in a fun and educational group setting, but due to cut backs in programs and administration that role is falling to
community groups like yours.
You may be concerned about how you can:
-gain more exposure and financial support for your group
-find quality members
-increase your audience
-expand your performance schedule
We are forming the Santa Cruz World Choir and Orchestra (SCWCO) (more info below) and I invite members of your ensemble to participate in our holiday performance that will take place on Monday, December 13, 2010 at Louden Community Center in Santa Cruz, CA. If you wish to participate- (at no charge to you) we will promote your group in our advertising, promotion, and program book.
This is just one way we can collaborate. Imagine the benefits of true community collaboration in choral music in our area! Your members could potentially invite others to join your group, promote your event among the SCWCO members, increase their social connections in the commnity, and have fun meeting others who enjoy singing as much as they do! If you have singers who could benefit from this sort of experience, please encourage them to represent your ensemble by participating!
Please come to our Open House to learn more about the SCWCO, how to audition, and talk about how we can work together. Open Houses will take place on August 24, 31 and September 7 from 7-9 pm at the Soquel Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 4951 Soquel Drive, Soquel. Or please contact me directly.
What is the Santa Cruz World Choir& Orchestra?
A multi-cultural, multi-generational, educational, and fun vocal group that promises to inspire and entertain audiences. Under the direction of composer and educator, Stephen L. Bigger (B.A. Music, MENC, MTACSC, ACDA, CAAE, ASCAP), the choir will perform a variety of traditional and modern music from around the world. The choir is comprised of high school age and older singers who will receive training to enhance their musical skills. (
Thank you for your interest, and for forwarding this notice to others who are dedicated to creating true community in the performing arts in our area.
Best regards,
Stephen L. Bigger