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Public Invited to Audition for Masterwork Chorus

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  The Masterwork Chorus in their annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall in 2014.   Credits: William Winburn
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CHATHAM, NJ - The Masterwork Chorus is inviting the public to its fall 2015 auditions that are being held on the Wednesday evenings of September 16 and 23, at the Chatham United Methodist Church, which is located at 460 Main Street, in Chatham. Auditions can be scheduled by contacting Membership Chair, Don MacGowan, at 973-479-4020 or at membership@masterwork.org.   

Singers are expected to sing on pitch, demonstrate accurate rhythm, and exhibit good sight-singing ability. Accordingly, those auditioning will be asked to vocalize, carry out pitch- and rhythm-matching exercises, sight read in a four-part piece and, optionally, sing a prepared selection. Previous choral experience is highly desirable.

Rehearsals occur at the church on Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Prospective singers are encouraged to attend on September 9 to acquaint themselves with Masterwork’s singers and style.

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The 2015-2016 season promises to be an exciting one as Masterwork celebrates its 60th anniversary, according to the group, and welcomes new music director, Chris Shepard. The chorus performs Handel’s Messiah, at Carnegie Hall on December 23 and on December 19 at Ridge PAC in Basking Ridge.

Spring 2016 performances include “Forest and Vale” on February 20 at Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit, and Haydn’s Creation on May 21at the Dorothy Young Center at Drew University in Madison.

Masterwork Chorus is an auditioned volunteer chorus of approximately 100 voices.  It is dedicated to enriching and supporting the cultural life of the community through high-quality choral performances. The chorus has a performance history that includes not only the traditional masterworks, but also masterpieces spanning a variety of musical periods and styles. Some are well- known, others less so, but all are equally beautiful. 

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