Glacier Chorale is holding auditions for its 40th season
After successfully hitting the stage again last season, the Glacier Chorale looks forward to the upcoming 40th season of the Glacier Symphony and Chorale. The Choir is usually made up of around 70-80 volunteer singers and will seek to fill its ranks with open auditions in June.
Auditions will be held by appointment at the offices of the Glacier Symphony and Chorale at 69 N. Main St. in Kalispell on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 24, 25 and 26.
The Glacier Chorale has its roots with the symphony orchestra in the 1970s when the Performing Arts Council was formed from a core group of music lovers in the Flathead Valley and has a history of excellence in performing choral music. For the past eight years, the choir has been under the expert direction of Micah Hunter. Alma Ramlow is her companion. The repertoire planned for the coming season includes interpretations of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (the famous “Ode to Joy”), Handel’s Messiah and Bizet’s opera, Carmen.
“This season will be particularly exciting, not only because of the spectacular repertoire we will be learning, but also because we will be performing at the new McLaren Performance Hall at Flathead Valley Community College,” said Hunter. “We have openings for all voices. The audition process consists of a brief interview, basic musicality tests, and the singing of some simple vocal exercises. There is no prepared solo requirement. The whole process takes about 30 minutes.
Contact Hunter at [email protected] to schedule your appointment.
For more information, contact the Glacier Symphony and Chorale office at 406-407-7000 or [email protected]