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Auditions to be held for ‘The Creation’

By Staff | Jan 7, 2011

The Masterworks Chorale, the Eastern Panhandle’s premiere vocal ensemble, under the direction of Erik Reid Jones, will be holding auditions for Haydn’s masterpiece oratorio, “The Creation,” to be performed with full orchestra and guest soloists on Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town. The program will be repeated on Sunday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Frank Arts Center Theater as part of the Friends of Music Concert Series.

The 130-member vocal ensemble, comprised of Shepherd University vocal students and members from the surrounding community, presents two full-length concerts per year of great masterpieces from the choral literature as well as appearances at the Annual Holiday Gala and Family Concert.

Auditions are open to everyone, and consist of vocal exercises. Singers are not required to prepare a piece in advance.

The Masterworks Chorale meets Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Frank Arts Center rehearsal hall.

Anyone interested in being part of the group should attend the rehearsal of the ensemble on Monday, Jan. 10 or Monday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rehearsal Hall in the Frank Arts Center.

For more information or to schedule an audition, contact Jones at 304-876-5371 or email ejones04@shepherd.edu.

– From staff reports