Eastern CT Symphony Chorus Announces Auditions for 2018-19 Season

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus (ECSC) is currently seeking singers for their 2018-2019 season. The ECSC offers singers a unique opportunity to join a musical enterprise of symphonic proportion in southeastern Connecticut. Individuals selected for a position in the chorus will have the opportunity to perform Giuseppe Verdi’s Stabat Mater on November 17, 2018 and Mozart’s Mass in C Major on April 27, 2019 with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra at the Garde Arts Center. The ECSC will also be presenting George Frideric Handel’s Messiah on December 15, 2018.

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Harkness Chapel on the Connecticut College campus starting at 5:30pm. Auditions are by appointment only. Participants are expected to prepare two songs of symphonic, hymn or church music. Those auditioning will also be asked to vocalize and sight read. Participants should bring the piano accompaniment scores of their chosen songs to the audition. An accompanist will be provided.

For an audition application and appointment, please contact ECSC President Kathy Walburn at ecscpresident@gmail.com.

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About the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus:
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus (ECSC) was founded as a subsidiary of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra in 1967 with Connecticut College Choral Director James F. Armstrong directing. The ECSC is comprised of approximately 80 volunteer, auditioned singers of all ages. They perform with the ECSO annually in a subscription concert as well as independently in two choral repertoire concerts, a December holiday concert, and Palm Sunday concerts in Norwich.

We are beyond excited to announce our 72nd season’s lineup, curated by Music Director and Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada. Major repertoire selections from Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, Dvořák, Mahler and many more will bring a thrilling range of sounds to the Garde stage. In addition to these timeless composers, we have co-commissioned a new work by Michael Torke, which will feature violinist, Tessa Lark, performing a bluegrass-style concerto. Along with the esteemed guest artists who will grace the front of the stage will be many familiar faces from within the ECSO’s very own sections. Stephan Tieszen, the ECSO’s Concertmaster for 30 years; principal bass, Tom Green; and principal violist, Barbara Wiggin, will all make featured appearances throughout the season. The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus will join the ECSO for Verdi’s Stabat Mater and Mozart’s Mass in C Major.

Visit www.ectsymphony.com for more information and follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) @ectsymphony.

The ECSO offers a range of affordable seating options from $62 to as low as $12 for attendance to one concert. The ECSO will continue to offer those under 40 years of age and active or retired military members $12 tickets in premium sections. Patrons can also take advantage of the Pick 4 subscription, which enables people to schedule our concerts around their busy lives.
Founded in 1946, the mission of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra is to inspire, educate, and connect our communities through live orchestral music.