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Article Published July 27, 2018
Singers Invited to Audition for GMChorale’s 2018-2019 Season
By Marcia Bliven
Interested singers may participate in open rehearsals in September prior to a private audition
The GMChorale invites interested singers in all voice parts to audition to join the ensemble as it prepares for its 42nd concert season.
The 80-voice GMChorale, led by Artistic Director Joseph D’Eugenio, performs two major concerts each season, often with full orchestra, and is often invited to perform with other ensembles, including the Hartford Chorale, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and others.
Singers interested in joining the Chorale may participate in open rehearsals on Tuesday, September 4, and Tuesday, September 11, 2018 before scheduling a private audition with Maestro D’Eugenio.
Those who wish to audition will be asked to prepare and sing a classical art song, a folk song, hymn or carol (accompaniment will be provided); sing a major scale a cappella in the appropriate voice range; and prepare and sing (with accompaniment) the appropriate voice part of two choral selections.
The 2018-2019 season includes two main-stage concerts. The first, on Sunday, November 11, features music by Leonard Bernstein, Randall Thompson, and Aaron Copland; the second, on Sunday, May 5, 2019, offers choral music of Anton Bruckner, featuring the Mass in E minor.
On Saturday, December 15, the GMChorale will join the Chancel Choir of First Congregational Church in Cheshire for the fifteenth annual Festival of Carols, and on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the Chorale will join the choirs of Middletown High School for a program of choral-orchestral music at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
The GMChorale rehearses in Cromwell on Tuesday evenings. Members pay annual dues, purchase their own music, and provide their own concert attire.
To register for the open rehearsal and/or schedule an audition, please contact audition coordinator and scheduler, Margie Livengood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-633-6198. More information is available at www.gmchorale.org/auditions.
What: Open rehearsals for singers who are interested in joining the GMChorale
When: Tuesday, September 4, and Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
Where: Bethany Lutheran Church, 50 Court Street, Cromwell, CT
Registration: Required in advance.
Contact: Margie Livengood at email@example.com or 860-633-6198.
More information: www.gmchorale.org/auditions.
The GMChorale in concert on April 29, 2018
GMChorale Artistic Director Joseph D’Eugenio