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Sep 05, 2017

Monmouth Civic Chorus to Hold Auditions for its New Season

Experienced singers are invited to audition for the award-winning Monmouth Civic Chorus by appointment on Wednesday evenings beginning September 6, 2017. Auditions are opened to all members of the community ages 16 and up.  All voice parts are welcome to audition; however, the chorus is especially seeking tenors, baritones and basses to add to its impressive ensemble.  Sopranos and altos may be placed on a waiting list.  Monmouth Civic Chorus is dedicated to the highest standards of artistic excellence and at the same time, is a fun community of singers where you will find friendship and fun with like-minded musicians.
The 2017-18 season features Mahler’s Symphony Number 8, in conjunction with The Canterbury Choral Society, at Carnegie Hall in New York in November; an array of holiday favorites plus selections from Handel’s Messiah in December; an exploration of poetry set to the music of modern American composers in March; and a celebration of musical legend Leonard Bernstein with the Axelrod Performing Arts Center and Cabaret for Life in April.  Artistic Director Dr. Ryan Brandau holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the Yale School of Music, an MPhil in historical musicology from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), and a BA in Music from Princeton University.
Interested singers are encouraged to attend a rehearsal. Auditions and rehearsals are held each Wednesday beginning September 6, 2017 at Monmouth Reform Temple, 332 Hance Avenue, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724.  For an audition appointment or more information, visit monmouthcivicchorus.org and click “Sing”, e-mail membership@monmouthcivicchorus.org or call 732-933-9333.  Join us for the 2017-2018 season!
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The Monmouth Civic Chorus is the proud recipient of the 2008 ASCAP/Chorus America Alice Parker Award, and the 2010 Spinnaker Award for Arts and Culture from the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chorus has been called “near-flawless” (Asbury Park Press), “alive and evocative” (The Star-Ledger) and “superior” (Red Bank Green).