CivicChorale to hold auditions for 2014-2015 season

The Civic Chorale, the region’s leading independent auditioned choir, will hold auditions for new members on Thursday, August 14, in the choir room of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, at the corner of Roan and Market Streets in Johnson City, where the group rehearses.

The 2014-2015 seeason includes a fall program of Psalm settings by 20th century American composers, including the Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein.  Of course there is a Christmas concert in December, while the spring includes a program of music from the United Kingdom spanning several centuries, and a joint concert shared with the Highlands Youth Ensemble of the Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy.

The Chorale anticipates a few open positions in each voice part.   Ideal candidates are singers with good sight reading skills who love choral music.  Interested singers should contact the conductor, David Hendricksen at (423) 638-0409 or by email at <> in order to schedule an audition appointment time for August 14.  Auditions are private and short (about 15 minutes), and involve singing a familiar piece, sight reading, and some simple vocal exercises to check pitch and dynamic range, control of vibrato and general vocal production.



Founded in 1973 as the Johnson City Civic Chorale, the Civic Chorale is a regional non-profit auditioned group of volunteer singers under the direction of David Hendricksen, and with Lisa and David Runner as accompanists.

"We believe that the act of singing together is an affirmation of those dimensions of humanity which transcend the merely material. Thus we dedicate ourselves to strive for excellence in repertoire and choral sound."


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