Director: Sean Hackett

Festival Chorus
Festival Chorus

Initially formed for the 2014 Beethoven’s 9th concert, the orchestra’s 60+ member chorus will once again take the stage during the 2017-2018 season for Verdi’s Requiem on April 27, 2018. The concert will also feature the choruses from Dickinson College and Elizabethtown College.

Singers Wanted!

All singers in the chorus will be auditioned, just as the instrumentalists in the symphony are auditioned. Members of the college choirs (Dickinson College & Elizabethtown College) that are partnering with us have previously auditioned for their respective directors. Singers from non-auditioned choirs will be asked to audition for us (information can be found below). We will, however, invite singers already singing in auditioned choirs to join the symphony chorus with only a recommendation from their ensemble’s director.

Singers will be auditioned for intonation, general musicianship, and ability to blend with the chorus. Auditions will be held in early 2018. Singers will be given one minute to vocalize, or sing an excerpt of a prepared piece, as a final warm-up and to demonstrate range and vocal quality. They will then sing both Verdi segments with the recording. There is no sight-reading or other requirements.
There is no cost to audition or perform.

Rehearsals Schedule (tentative)
Thursday, Feb 15 – 7:30pm – 9:30pm – Palm Lutheran Church, Palmyra
Thursday, Feb 22 – 7:30pm – 9:30pm – Palm Lutheran Church, Palmyra
Thursday, Mar 1 –   7:30pm – 9:30pm – Palm Lutheran Church, Palmyra
Thursday, Mar 8   – 7:30pm – 9:30pm – Palm Lutheran Church, Palmyra
Thursday, Mar 15 – 7:30pm – 9:30pm – Palm Lutheran Church, Palmyra
Thursday, Mar 22 – 7:30pm – 9:30pm – Palm Lutheran Church, Palmyra
Thursday, Apr 5    – 7:30pm – 9:30pm – Palm Lutheran Church, Palmyra
Thursday, Apr 12  – 7:30pm – 9:30pm – Palm Lutheran Church, Palmyra
Thursday, Apr 19  – 7:30pm – 9:30pm – TBD – with orchestra, college choruses and soloists
Thursday, Apr 26  – 7:30pm – 9:30pm – Hershey Theatre – with orchestra, college choruses and soloists (Dress rehearsal)
Friday, Apr 27 – Call time to be determined – Concert – Hershey Theatre

Auditions
January 18 & 20, 2018    (Click here to schedule an audition time)
Palm Lutheran Church, 11 W. Cherry St., Palmyra, PA  17078
Map & Directions

Verdi Requiem Audition Pages #1

Audition Pages #1 – Piano Track

Soprano Practice Audio for #1

Alto Practice Audio for #1

Tenor Practice Audio for #1

Bass Practice Audio for #1

Verdi Requiem Audition Pages #2

Audition Pages #2 – Piano Track

Soprano Practice Audio for #2

Alto Practice Audio for #2

Tenor Practice Audio for #2

Bass Practice Audio for #2