Press Release
Press Release

Milwaukee Choristers to Hold Auditions

Auditions will be held for new members on Wednesday, August 27 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist .Church

By - Jul 16th, 2014 02:39 pm

The Milwaukee Choristers (milwaukeechoristers.org) will hold auditions for new members on Wednesday, August 27 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church (1529 Wauwatosa Avenue, Wauwatosa). Appointments are recommended and can be made by calling 414/354-1933 or emailing auditions@milwaukeechoristers.org. Walk-ins also are welcome and will be heard when the schedule permits. Basses and tenors are particularly encouraged to audition.

Dr. James B. Kinchen, Jr., director of choral activities at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, has been conductor of the Choristers since 1993. He will conduct the private auditions and advises that no prepared material is necessary, although knowledge of music and/or previous choral experience is beneficial. Dr. Kinchen will ask the candidates to sing a familiar song and sight-sing a simple melody. He also will test vocal range and evaluate tonal memory.

Singers accepted will join the Choristers in weekly Wednesday evening rehearsals at Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Details and additional advice about the audition process are available on the Choristers’ website – milwaukeechoristers.org.

The Choristers began in November 1933 when 20 graduates of Milwaukee’s Riverside High School A Cappella Choir decided to keep rehearsing and performing together. Their high school conductor, Ellen Sargeant, agreed to direct them, and the rest is history. The chorus is one of the area’s oldest performing arts groups and has 75 members from nearly two dozen area communities. The group celebrated its 80th concert season in 2013-2014 with special performances, a gala anniversary celebration, a new commercial CD and a commendation from the City of Milwaukee.

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by Press Release

Colón brings vision, values-driven leadership to LSS

As President and CEO, Colón will work with LSS board, staff and partners to propel the organization forward.

Press Release

Donovan to Celebrate 50 Years Since “Sunshine Superman” Hit #1 with a Performance in Milwaukee

The Artist Who Inspired “Flower Power” to Play The Pabst Theater on June 8th

Press Release

Panther Promoters Forms to Advocate for UWM

The principal objective of the Promoters is to raise the profile and resources for UWM.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *