NOW:53208:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
36°
H 36° L 36°
Clear | 3MPH

Milwaukee Choristers to Hold Auditions

July 18, 2014

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.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Foreign officials take inspiration from Wauwatosa's Innovation Campus 4/23

» Wauwatosa fire chief addresses threat of oil tanker derailment 4/22

» Mount Mary students spruce up Wauwatosa businesses 4/22

» U-Haul moving into former Harley-Davidson plant in Wauwatosa 4/20

» Teen apparel store Garage coming to Mayfair 4/20

» Suburban Woman's Club of Wauwatosa awards scholarships to teachers 4/17

» Seniors now eligible for free Milwaukee County bus passes 4/16

» Irgens names Zywave as tenant for proposed office building in Wauwatosa 4/15

» Kmart closing in developing area of Wauwatosa 4/14

» Kmart in Wauwatosa will close 4/14

» UPDATE: Friday meeting will proceed without Rep. Kooyenga 4/14

» DOT resumes resurfacing work on Mayfair Road in Wauwatosa 4/13

» Diamond Stone headlines 2014-15 All-Suburban Boys Basketball team 4/13

» Wauwatosa now accepting electronic waste 4/9

» Tornado watch in effect 4/9

» Wauwatosa voters support Bradley, Cullen and state referendum 4/8

» Interactive: Test scores jump as Wauwatosa makes literacy a priority 4/8

» 2015 Milwaukee suburbs election roundup Updated:  4/8

» Eddie Cullen wins supervisor race to represent Wauwatosa 4/7

» Milwaukee man charged after fatal crash in Wauwatosa 4/6

» Popeye's proposed for Burleigh Street in Wauwatosa 4/3

» Wauwatosa teacher, student win Kohl Foundation awards 4/2

» Judge casts cloud over web of sex offender residency restrictions Updated:  4/1

» 2014-15 All-Suburban Girls Basketball Team named 4/1

» Kari Miller leaves Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce 4/1

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Hidden Tosa

 

"Hidden Tosa" is a semi-regular feature where reporter Rory Linnane explores the closed down and closed off parts of Wauwatosa.

2015 Writing Contest

 

(Click image for details)


Local Business Directory

CONNECT