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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Utah Symphony Holds Chorus Auditions For 2012-2013 Season


SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Symphony Chorus will be holding auditions for the 2012-2013 Utah Symphony season May 16, 2012.

The acclaimed Utah Symphony Chorus, directed by Susanne Sheston, is a volunteer chorus that performs the masterworks of the symphonic choral repertoire with the Utah Symphony, led by Music Director Thierry Fischer and outstanding guest conductors.

The Utah Symphony repertoire for 2012-2013 includes Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang and Schoenberg’s Peace on Earth, as well as pops programming. Applicants should contact Shaun Ricks (801.869.9050 or sricks@usuo.org) to request an audition. The audition consists of vocalizing, sight-reading, and singing My Country Tis of Thee.

A limited number of paid section leader positions are available for all sections. Section leaders receive an honorarium for participation in each concert. Applicants for section leader should prepare an aria or art song for the audition.

About the Utah Symphony

Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony is dedicated to providing Utah residents and visitors with great performances which engage, educate and enrich lives. Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, the orchestra’s parent organization, reaches 450,000 citizens in Utah and the Intermountain region, with educational outreach programs serving more than 200,000 students annually. The orchestra presents more than 70 performances each season in Abravanel Hall, participates in the Utah Opera's four annual productions at the Capitol Theater, and gives numerous concerts as part of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera's Deer Valley® Music Festival, held each summer in the Park City mountain community. With its many subscription, education and outreach concerts and tours, the Utah Symphony is one of the most engaged orchestras in the nation. For more information visit www.utahsymphony.org.

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