Jacksonville Symphony to hold chorus auditions on Sept. 9


The Jacksonville Symphony Chorus auditions on Sept. 9, originally scheduled to be held at Jacksonville University, have been moved to the chorus room on the second floor of the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.

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.

Auditions are by appointment, but walk-in auditions will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m. For more information or to schedule an audition time, email chorus manager Jill Weisblatt at jweisblatt@jaxsymphony.org.

The Jacksonville Symphony Chorus has general rehearsals each Tuesday from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at JU’s Marks Chapel. All performance-week rehearsals occur at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. Chorus members are asked to commit to an entire season of rehearsals and performances.

Led by Donald McCullough, the all-volunteer Jacksonville Symphony Chorus has been accompanying performances by the Jacksonville Symphony for more than three decades and includes many professional musicians, 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.”