MSU Choral Union to hold auditions

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Contact(s): office: (517) 355-7661, ext. 16

The MSU Choral Union will hold interviews and auditions for its fall 2014 season at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 and 10 in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building. The auditions will be held in room 161.

The first rehearsal will also be Sept. 3, so those auditioning should be prepared to stay for rehearsal that evening as well as Sept. 10.

Auditionees should be prepared to vocalize and sing the first verse of The Star Spangled Banner. Previous choral singing experience is desirable, but not required. No appointment is necessary but auditionees are asked to come at 6 p.m. for a general information session. Individual auditions will follow immediately.

David Rayl, director of choral programs at MSU, conducts the Choral Union.

“It offers the opportunity to sing the greatest choral masterpieces of the past 300 years with a first-class orchestra on the stage of the Wharton Center. It’s an unforgettable experience,” Rayl said. “Members of the Choral Union come with a wide variety of musical experiences and abilities. The unifying element is their common love of choral-orchestral singing.

The ensemble rehearses 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings. 

Members pay a $52 per semester registration fee and pay for their own musical scores. Fall 2014 features a performance of Beethoven’s "Hallelujah" from "The Mount of Olives," Schubert's "Mass in G" and Bruckner’s "Te Deum" with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. For additional information, please contact or at (517) 353-9122.

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