The Annapolis Youth Chorus (AYC) holds spring-term auditions for the on Wednesday, January 16, from 5-6:30 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church Parish House (199 Duke of Gloucester Street) in Annapolis. Auditions will be held with AYC director Laurie J. Hays. The AYC welcomes all singers in grades 8-12, including changed and unchanged voices.
For each 10-minute audition, singers will be asked to sing the first verse of “America the Beautiful” and one other prepared piece – a folk song, a Broadway show tune or hymn (singer should provide music for the accompanist or sing unaccompanied). Depending on ability level, they may also be asked to sight-read a simple melodic and/or rhythmic line.
To schedule an audition or for more information, call 410-263-1906.
Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, January 23 at St. Anne’s Parish House, from 6-7:30 p.m.
The AYC will perform with the Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Live Arts Maryland Music Director J. Ernest Green for the April 2013 season finale concerts. The AYC ends the year in May with a special concert.
During the spring semester, AYC singers will work directly with Mr. Green and guest artists. These workshops and master classes are a great opportunity for young singers who want to work with some of the best in the business.
Now in its 12th season, the Annapolis Youth Chorus is part of the Live Arts Maryland family and is the cornerstone of the music education program. The AYC helps kids develop a life-long love of music, while teaching them fundamentals of healthy voice training and strong musicianship.
The group has sung for many audiences, from the home crowd at a Bowie Baysox game to Carnegie Hall and, most recently, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the National Memorial Day Choral Festival under the direction of Dr. Z. Randall Stroope.
For more information, visit www.liveartsmaryland.org.