Chorus opens for interested new singers

LA JOLLA — La Jolla Symphony Chorus will holds open auditions Sept. 12 and Sept. 20 for experienced singers of all voice types. Under the leadership of conductor David Chase since 1973, the chorus is known for its varied repertoire and excellent performances.
Open auditions will be held by appointment at the new Conrad Prebys Music Center on the UCSD campus in La Jolla. Singers with excellent music reading skills and a serious commitment to music are invited to audition. For an audition appointment, interested singers should contact chorus manager Mea Daum by e-mail at chorus@lajollasymphony.com or by phone at (858) 243-2045. La Jolla Symphony Chorus rehearses on Monday evenings in the recital hall in the Conrad Prebys Music Center on the UCSD campus.
With its sister ensemble, La Jolla Symphony Orchestra, the chorus performs masterworks of both classical and contemporary composers in Mandeville Auditorium at UCSD in a six-concert subscription series. This season the repertoire includes Mass by Leonard Bernstein, Stabat Mater by Karol Szymanowski, and War Requiem by Benjamin Britten.
The chorus also brings concerts of sacred choral music to community audiences in area churches and cathedrals. Past Sacred Voices Concerts have featured Mass in G Minor by Vaughan Williams, Wachet Auf and Christ Lag in Todesbonded by Bach, Mass for Double Choir by Frank Martin, Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, and many other important works. For the 2009-2010 sacred music series, Chase and the chorus will compare the approach to settings of the Mass by Byrd, Caplet and Vierne.
Further information about the audition process is available at www.lajollasymphony.com.

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