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Masterworks Chorale to hold auditions January 9, 10, and 12, 2020

ISSUED: 16 December 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s Masterworks Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Rachel Carlson, assistant professor of music, will hold auditions by appointment on January 9, 10, and 13, 2020, for the Saturday, April 25, 2020, performance of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana.” Masterworks Chorale is looking for tenors and basses in particular, but auditions are open to all voices and consist of vocal exercises and sight reading. Singers should prepare in advance a short piece that shows off their voice, preferably a classical or folk song, to be sung without accompaniment.

Masterworks Chorale will meet Monday evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Frank Center McCoy Rehearsal Hall beginning January 13. The 100-member vocal ensemble, made up of Shepherd students and members from the surrounding community, presents two full-length concerts per year of great masterpieces from the choral literature with soloists and orchestra.

For more information or to schedule an audition, contact Carlson at or 304-876-5371.

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