Scheduled auditions with music director Earnest Brusubardis, III, will last 10 minutes and include vocal exercises, simple music sight-reading, and part-singing. Preparation of a solo is encouraged but not required. An accompanist will be provided.
Brusubardis is also inviting all prospective members to an open rehearsal on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church. “This will be an opportunity to see how a rehearsal is run, followed by a reception where they can mix and mingle with current members and enjoy refreshments.”
To schedule an audition contact the membership chairperson by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three concerts will be performed in the second semester of the 2010-2011 Waukesha Choral Union season: Sunday, March 27, 2011, Handel’s “Messiah;” Saturday, April 30, 2011, “All-Beethoven Concert;” WCU will also be part of the collaborative chorus for a performance on Saturday, May 21, 2011, of Kirke Mechem’s “Songs of the Slave” and Ralph Vaughan Williams’s “Dona nobis pacem” with the Bel Canto Chorus and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Richard Hynson.
As the premiere vocal group in the area, the Waukesha Choral Union has been musically active in the community for over 50 years. Originally a combination of the Carroll College student chorus and community singers known as the Waukesha Choral Society in 1949, the group became the Town and Gown in 1961 and the Waukesha Choral Union in 1974, taking its present form as an auditioned choir in 1978. For more information, visit http://www.ChoralUnion.org
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The Waukesha Choral Union, an auditioned community choir, continues a long tradition of collaborating with other musicians and groups, putting together pieces of the very colorful and diverse arts community in which we live for over 50 years.