MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris Choral Society (MCS), one of Northern New Jersey’s most dynamic choral ensembles led by Music Director, Jason C. Tramm, begins its 45th Season with the launch of its Open Auditions and weekly rehearsals on Monday September 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM.
Experienced singers of all vocal types should be prepared to audition with a range test and pitch matching exercises. The Open Audition (and rehearsals throughout the year) will take place Monday evening at the Frelinghuysen Middle School Band Room.
The first concert of the 2017- 18 season scheduled to take place December 9th and 10th at the Bickford Theatre in Morristown. Singers may schedule an audition by contacting MCS President Dale Leppard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now in its 45th Season, the Morris Choral Society is one of Northern New Jersey’s oldest, most active and beloved arts organizations dedicated to enhancing community life by performing and presenting the highest quality classical choral repertoire from the last three centuries. Since its founding in 1973 the Morris Choral Society (MCS) has been an active member of Morris Arts and has played a significant role in Northern New Jersey’s artistic community, nominated by its peers for the 2016 New Jersey People’s Choice Award, Choral Group Division. Traditionally each performance season includes two major concerts as well as several concert appearances at many of Morristown's annual celebrations: Independence Day, the historical Holly Walk, its popular Fall Festival on the Green, and First Night. The MCS has performed with Judy Collins in her Christmas Show; with Dave Brubeck in La Fiesta de la Posada, at the Mayo Performing Arts Center.
The Morris Choral Society has received international recognition performing successful concerts in England in 1990, Ireland in 1994, Scotland and Wales in 1996, France in 1998 and Italy in the summer of 2000. The MCS has been represented by "ambassadorial" choral contingents in multi-choral units in Eastern Europe in 1997 and 2000. Over the past 5 decades the MCS has assembled a vast and varied musical repertoire, the cornerstone of which is an impressive library of music from the Renaissance to the present.
Since 2010 the Morris Choral Society sponsors an annual scholarship open to New Jersey residents or students currently attending a New Jersey school, age 19 or older who are pursuing a major or course of study in one of the following disciplines: vocal performance, vocal conducting, or music education with a major in voice.
The MCS is funded in part by the Arts Council of the Morris Area through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding has also been provided by the Arts Council of the Morris Area/Dodge Foundation Partnership. To learn more about the Morris Choral Society and its programming visit www.morrischoralsociety.org