The Lexington Chamber Chorale announces auditions for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass voices in anticipation of its 2016-2017 season. Singers aged 18 years and older are welcome to apply to audition for the group, which performs five concerts in Lexington for its 2016-2017 Season from October 15, 2016 – April 22, 2017.
No audition repertoire is required for the audition but candidates should be prepared to demonstrate vocal range, interval and rhythmic diagnosis, and the ability to sing a familiar tune in numerous styles. Prospective auditioners should apply for an audition time by contacting Gary Anderson at (859-317-3353) or [email protected] Auditions will be held by appointment.
Subscription tickets are on sale now ranging from $65 to $230 by visiting www.lexingtonchamberchorale.org. Single tickets are $10 for students, $15 for individuals in groups of 10 or more, and $20 for adults & seniors.
2016-2017 Season Listing – All concerts take place at Second Presbyterian Church (460 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507) begin at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.
October 15, 2016, 7:30pm Magnificent Magnificats
Behold, the Magnificent Magnificat! The Magnificat text (Luke I: 46-55) has provided inspiration for many composers and over many centuries. Follows the evolution of musical settings of the Magnificat text, from early chant to Baroque composers J.S. Bach and Heinrich Schütz and 20th century composers Arvo Pärt and Jean Berger.
November 27, 2016, 5:00pm Christmas in the Great Hall
Feast your eyes and ears on ceremonial music of Medieval England, including vignettes of Madrigal Dinner dialogue, in the beautiful Gothic sanctuary of Second Presbyterian Church. Fresh arrangements of non-Medieval familiar carols, some with audience participation, will be part of the program.
December 10, 2016, 8:00pm A Cathedral Christmas at Cathedral of Christ the King
LCC and the Lexington Philharmonic join forces for a “A Cathedral Christmas” at the Lexington’s beautiful Cathedral of Christ the King. Works by R.V. Williams, John Rutter, Stephen Paulus, and others come to life under the baton of LexPhil’s Maestro Scott Terrell with chorale forces from LCC and ECCO Chamber Choir.
February 18, 2017, 7:30pm Historic Works Re-Mastered
Before copyright laws, composers “borrowed” music written by others, borrowed either in identical music settings or “improved” in new settings. Now with copyright laws in place, composers give credit to the originator of “improved” pieces but using contemporary musical language. Explore “Historic Works Re-Mastered” with works by Hildegard von Bingen/Frank Ferko; Henry Purcell/Jan Sandström; and others.
April 22, 2017, 7:30pm Embraceable Earth: Love for Our Planet
Celebrate Earth Day with a joyful noise for our planet! The Chorale closes this season with local poetry and music about our Earth including selections “The Earth is Tired,” “Earth Drum,” “Native American Ambiances,” and more. Joining us this evening will be area poets including George Ella Lyon, reading their works in honor, with concerns, and with love for our planet.
About Lexington Chamber Chorale
The Lexington Chamber Chorale brings a rich and unique choral repertoire to Central Kentucky audiences. Since its humble beginning as the Sine Nomine Singers, the Chorale has enjoyed celebrating the art of choral singing through performing interesting and challenging pieces of music. Chamber Chorale concerts also enrich our cultural community through creative collaborations with guest artists and musicians. The passion for singing and the continued pursuit of musical excellence inspire the singers to present quality programs that touch both mind and spirit
About Gary L. Anderson, Conductor
Dr. Gary L. Anderson is the Lexington Chamber Chorale’s founding conductor and musical director. He is also Professor Emeritus of Music at Transylvania University where he was honored as a Bingham Fellow for Excellence in Teaching. He is an active church choir director, guest conductor and clinician. He has conducted his collegiate choirs throughout Europe during six international tours. He is currently Director of Music at Second Presbyterian Church in Lexington. Dr. Anderson is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, for which he was President of the Kentucky Chapter for two terms. During his tenure as president he received the Robert Barr Award for excellence in the choral art and support for the profession. He is also past president of the Kentucky Association of College Music Departments and holds memberships in the International Federation for Choral Music, Music Educators National Conference and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. He has served on the boards of LexArts and the Youth Music Society of Central Kentucky.