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Susquehanna Valley Chorale to hold adult and youth chorale auditions


The Susquehanna Valley Chorale (SVC) and the Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale (SVYC) announced auditions for both ensembles at 6 p.m. Tuesdayin Lewisburg for the SVC and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, in Selinsgrove for the SVYC.

Adult Chorale auditions with SVC conductor William Payn are from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday with rehearsal to follow from 7 to 9 p.m. at Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 S. Third St., Lewisburg

Members of the chorale come from all walks of life, with a wide range of musical backgrounds. Singers auditioning should be prepared to sing a selection of their choice and demonstrate an understanding of a musical score. The audition piece should be a test of the performer’s range and their understanding of intricate works.

Hymns, the national anthem and/or pop songs will not be accepted. Any of the arias in Handel’s “Messiah” or Mozart’s “Requiem” would be excellent examples. Operatic arias and art songs are also good choices. Sacred works such as Malotte’s “The Lord’s Prayer” or Handel’s “Where’er You Walk” would be acceptable.

To schedule an audition, or for questions, call Coleen Renshaw at 570-765-0637 or coleenrenshaw@gmail.com.

Upcoming performances include Ein Deutsches Requiem (Op.45) by Johannes Brahms, March 10 and 11 and POPS: Your Ticket To The Movies, May 11 and 12. Full information at svcmusic.org/singer-info/

Youth Chorale auditions with SVYC conductor Russell Wynn, Jr. will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at Sharon Lutheran Church, 120 S. Market St., Selinsgrove.

Rehearsals for all three groups will be on Monday nights starting Jan. 29 at the Sharon Lutheran Church, grades two to 12, three levels: Preparatory Chorus, grades two to 5/6, rehearsals will be 5 until 5:45 p.m. Camerata, 5/6 to 8/9 (treble/unchanged voices), rehearsals will be 6 to 7 p.m., Valley Singers, high school age, rehearsals will be 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

The winter concert, “I Sing Because I’m Happy,” will be at 3 p.m. April 29 at Selinsgrove Area Middle School, 401 18th St. in Selinsgrove. Contact Coleen Renshaw at 570-765-0637 or coleenrenshaw@gmail.com by Jan. 19 to schedule an audition appointment and for further information.

New singers and singers who want to be considered to move into Camerata or Valley Singers, contact Renshaw to schedule an audition, or for more information. Full information at youth.svcmusic.org/ auditions-rehearsals/.