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Community chorus forming to go to
12, 2007 --
A community chorus from
the Jonesboro area is being formed to participate in the Arkansas State
University Singers’ January 13, 2008 performance in New York’s famed
Carnegie Hall. Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, April 23-24,
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 119 of the ASU Fine Arts Center. The group
will be under the direction of ASU Director of Choral Activities, Dr.
Dale Miller. The work to be performed is “Dona Nobis Pacem” by Ralph
Vaughan Williams, and singers will be accompanied in New York by the New
England Symphonic Ensemble. The group will be joined in New York and in
a Jonesboro performance by choir members from ASU, Valley View High
School, and Harrisburg High School, and accompanied by members of the
ASU Concert Orchestra in the Jonesboro performance November 15.
Residency in New York will be January 10-14, 2008, and the cost will be
approximately $1460 for quad-occupancy hotel, airfare, New York Harbor
dinner-dance, music, and concert management. Interested singers should
contact Dr. Miller at 972-3841 for the audition, and pay a $200 deposit
by May 15.
Rehearsals will be held in the spring semester on Mondays from 6:00-8:00
p.m., beginning August 27. Participants will be expected to attend all
rehearsals and performances. Performance attire will be tuxedos for men
and long black dress (or black blouse and long black skirt) for women.
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