Voices in the Laurel holds auditions Jan. 15

Jan 08, 2013

Voices in the Laurel is accepting new singers in grades first to 12th from all area counties Tuesday, Jan. 15, for all choirs. Singers in first and second grades may join Treble Makers without an audition. Singers in third, fourth and fifth grades may audition for Concert Choir, while singers in grades sixth through 12th may audition for Chamber Choir.
All choirs will be featured as Voices in the Laurel sings for the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police in late January, and on the My Jazzy Valentine Concert, which will take place Feb. 16.  For an audition appointment, call 734-8413.
Voices in the Laurel announced that it will expand its musical horizons by including changed male voices beginning this semester. Voices in the Laurel Children’s Choirs has primarily been choral ensembles for unchanged, treble voices in grades first to 12th.
The program will continue for these same ages, but will incorporate music for male singers, whose voices have changed. These singers will sing with Chamber Choir, the advanced choral group for grades sixth through 12th.
In addition to some new repertoire that will includes sopranos, altos, tenors and basses, the male singers will have their own ensemble that will be featured at all concerts. Chamber Choir will also continue its program for treble only voices.
Voices in the Laurel is a Haywood County- based nonprofit choir for young people ranging from first through 12th grade from Haywood, Buncombe, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties, under the direction of Martha Brown.  Voices in the Laurel is an authentic program that focuses on providing young people quality choral education in fun and innovative ways.
Voices in the Laurel provides choristers the opportunity to participate in performance tours all over the world. Voices in the Laurel has performed with the Asheville Lyric Opera at the Diana Wortham Theater, Charleston’s “Little Spoleto” Festival, opened for Dolly Parton in her Christmas show at Dollywood, with Ronnie Milsap at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, the National Anthem, at Atlanta Braves games, at a Cincinnati Reds game,  the Pacific Rim Children’s Choir Festival in Hawaii, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan, Westminster Abbey in London, Chartres Cathedral in France and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.  Voices in the Laurel Chamber Choir most enjoyed a summer 2012 performance tour in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain.
For information, visit www.voicesinthelaurel on the web, on Facebook, or call 734-8413.