The Jacksonville Symphony Chorus will be holding auditions

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The Jacksonville Symphony Chorus will be holding auditions for the second half of the 2018-2019 season on Saturday, Feb. 2 in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. Auditions are by appointment from 9 a.m. to 12p.m., but walk-in auditions will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m. 

Auditions will consist of a 90-second sight-reading activity, establishment of range and singing an excerpt of “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place” (measures 85-123) from Ein deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms. 

The Jacksonville Symphony Chorus rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 10 p.m. until May. For the remainder off the season, the Chorus will join the Symphony for: 

Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé in Daphnis and Chloe: Feb. 15 and 16

Verdi’s Requiem: March 15 and 16

Carmina Burana: May 11

Performance week will consist of a piano rehearsal and one or two orchestra dress rehearsals. Performance week rehearsals will be located at the Times-Union Center.  Members are expected to commit to an entire season, attend all rehearsals (conflicts can be addressed) and are required to learn notes outside of rehearsals.

Financial Obligations:

Choral scores will be available at the first rehearsal to borrow or purchase. The average cost to purchase a score is approximately $25.

Members provide their own concert attire. For more information please contact the Chorus Manager at jweisblatt@jaxsymphony.org.

The all-volunteer Jacksonville Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Donald McCullough, has been accompanying performances by the Jacksonville Symphony for more than three decades and includes many professional musicians, skilled amateur performers and college students on its roster. Some of the most recent performances by the Chorus have included distinguished works such as The Dream of Gerontius and Handel’s Messiah.

The Times-Union Center for the Preforming Arts is located at 300 Water Street in Jacksonville. For additional information, or to secure an audition time, email the Chorus Manager at jweisblatt@jaxsymphony.org.

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