• August 12
  • Ashmore Fine Arts Building, Pensacola State College, Pensacola
  • August 12, 2017
  • Category: Live Music: Classical

Event Details

  • August 12, 2017
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Free

Venue

  • Ashmore Fine Arts Building, Pensacola State College
  • 1000 College Boulevard
  • Pensacola, FL 32504
  • (850) 484-1806

Event Description

Audition to sing with The Choral Society of Pensacola, a community of volunteer singers, as they begin preparation for their fall performances: "Musica Hispanica," a Foo Foo Festival event, and Handel’s "Messiah," the Society's traditional holiday concert. All singers of high school age and older are welcome. The process is brief and informal, beginning with a short written quiz to gauge musical knowledge, followed by a private session with artistic director/conductor Xiaolun Chen to determine vocal range and ability. No preparation is necessary. Rehearsals will take place Monday evenings at 7 on the PSC campus and begin on August 21. The Society will present "Musica Hispanica" on Friday, November 3. The program will feature Ariel Ramirez’ "Misa Criolla," a compact mass spiced with the flavors of Argentinian folk music, as well as Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s "Romancero Gitano" (Gypsy Ballads), a setting of seven poems by Federico Garcia Lorca, scored for chorus and guitar. It will also include solo songs for tenor, as well as works for solo and multiple guitars, all from Spain and Latin America. Special guests for the program will be the members of the Pensacola State College Guitar Ensemble, directed by Dr. Joe Stallings. Then the Society continues an annual tradition with a performance of Handel's beloved masterpiece "Messiah" on December 2.

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