Central Chamber Chorale seeks new members
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Prospective members are invited to audition for Central Chamber Chorale, a Central Wisconsin group for singing and performing.
Members should be able to sing, blend their voices into that of the group, follow directions, attend rehearsals faithfully, and be able to read music. The group is open to all area adults as well as high school students with appropriate musical and vocal skills. Membership is subject to a “singer friendly” audition.
This fall’s concert will be a very special concert as the Chorale will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Central Chamber Chorale performs three free concerts November 9, 10, & 11 and in March at three different sites, all in one weekend. The two regular concert sites are Wisconsin Rapids and Marshfield with an additional site rotated between Abbotsford and Medford.
Rehearsals for the November Concert Series will begin on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. evenings, in the Choir Room at the UW Marshfield campus.
In the fall, the Chorale is done with the performances before Thanksgiving and before the school programs in December. In the spring, the concerts are usually done early enough that they do not interfere with the end-of-year school activities.
A number of music teachers or former music teachers participate in the group for their own musical enjoyment. The singers also come from a variety of backgrounds. The size of the group fluctuates, but is in need of more tenors and basses at the present time.
The current music director, Dr. Richard Brunson, is the music director at UW Stevens point at Marshfield. Support for Central Chamber Chorale comes through an annual fund drive in November, membership contributions, and audience donations at concerts. It has been Chorale policy never to charge admission, thus making its concerts accessible to anyone who wishes to attend. In-kind support includes most concert sites and rehearsal space at Marshfield High School.
For more information or to schedule an audition, go to www.centralchamberchorale.com or contact Music Director Dr. Richard Brunson by calling 715-389-6542 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.