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The Choral Society Concludes Its 86th Season to Host Auditions for 87th!

The Choral Society concludes its 86th season with a flurry of activity: a concert, preceded by a concert preview, followed by auditions for the 87th season.

A series of FREE, informal concert previews begins with a discussion of the Society’s upcoming program, Triptych. The preview is set for Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00 pm and will be conducted online via Zoom. Artistic Director Peter Steenblik will discuss the music on the concert and play excerpts, then answer questions. Anyone interested may request a link at support@choralsocietyofpensacola.org.

Triptych is set for Sunday, May 15 at 7:30 pm in the University of West Florida Center for Fine and Performing Arts. It features 20th and 21st-century works for soloist, chorus, and percussion, and includes music by Leonard Bernstein (Chichester Psalms), Stephen Sondheim (“Sunday” from Sunday in the Park with George), and Tarik O’Regan (Triptych), among others. Soprano Allanda Small will perform with a 70-voice chorus and 10-piece instrumental ensemble under the direction of Peter Steenblik. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.com.

 

87th (2022-2023) Season Auditions

The day after the concert, on Monday, May 16, Dr. Steenblik will hold auditions for the 2022-2023 season. All singers eighteen and older, of all levels of training and experience, are welcome. Auditions will take place between 5:30 and 7:00 pm in the Ashmore Fine Arts Center at Pensacola State College (1000 College Blvd., Building 8). The audition process is brief and informal, and no preparation is necessary. However, singers must register online at http://choralsocietyofpensacola.org/auditions.

Another set of auditions is scheduled for Monday, August 1.

About the 87th Season (2022-2023)

Artistic Director Peter Steenblik has planned four major concerts.  In October, the Choral Society will present Choral Jazz, including Bob Chilcott’s Little Jazz Mass and George Shearing’s Songs & Sonnets. In December, the Society’s holiday concert will feature selections from Messiah paired with additional seasonal works, and in March, the program will be devoted to works for multiple choirs. The season will conclude in May with Jocelyn Hagen’s The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci for chorus, orchestra, and video projections.

Rehearsals will take place Monday evenings at 7 on the PSC campus and will begin in mid-August.

For further information about auditions and chorus membership, visit

Auditions

For further information about the concert or auditions, visit http://choralsocietyofpensacola.org.

 

About The Choral Society of Pensacola

The Choral Society of Pensacola is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the study, performance, and presentation of vocal music in its many forms; to the improvement of its members’ musicianship; and engaging in the regional arts community. The chorus is made up of community volunteers, and it presents four major concerts annually, as well as a variety of other programs.

CSoP is funded in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Art and Culture; the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc.; Pensacola State College; and area businesses, corporations, and individuals.