Auditions Open for Kingwood Chorale

Published on: January 13, 2014

Auditions Open for Kingwood ChoraleThe Kingwood Chorale will commemorate its 25th anniversary with the monumental Brahms “Requiem”. Experienced singers who are interested in being a part of this occasion are encouraged to audition.

Auditions will be held on Friday, Jan. 17 and Monday, Jan. 27 at Lone Star College-Kingwood. Prospective singers need to be able to read music at an acceptable level and will be given a sight-reading test. They should also bring a solo, with sheet music, to present. The auditions will be held in MUS 117 from 3-4 p.m. on Jan. 17 or 5-6:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 or by appointment.

“The Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra has never performed this work because it requires a large chorus and fairly large orchestra,” said Dr. Todd Miller, chorale director and music professor at LSC-Kingwood. “Of course we would love to have more experienced singers involved to make the presentation even bigger and better.”

The capstone of the 25th season is the mounting of performances of Johannes Brahms’ monumental “German Requiem”.  This 75-minute work is consistently rated among the top two or three most beloved choral-orchestral works of all time by singers and audience alike for its power, beauty, and serenity.

“We have now grown to a point numerically, artistically, and financially where we can present a work of this scope to the greater Lake Houston area community,” Miller said.

For 25 years, talented amateur and professional musicians from the greater Lake Houston area have met on Monday nights to rehearse and later perform timeless choral masterworks. Since 1996, the group has been in residence at LSC-Kingwood. Under the leadership of Miller, the Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra have presented a wide variety of choral-orchestral music for the enrichment of the community with the chorale growing from 40 to more than 80 members. Chorale members include singers from Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita, Huffman, Crosby, Houston, New Caney, Spring, and The Woodlands.

Singers interested in joining the Kingwood Chorale can contact Miller at 281-312-1485 or email him at todd.r.miller@lonestar.edu.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

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