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YOUR INVITATION TO AUDITION FOR THE MASTER CHORALE

The Master Chorale is organized under the auspices of The Mississippi Chorus and conducted by Artistic Director, MARK NABHOLZ.

AUDITION FOR THE MASTER CHORALE

Prospective singers are asked to prepare one song for the audition (art song, aria, folk song, or hymn). An accompanist will be provided. The Artistic Director will vocalize you to determine range and evaluate pitch memory, intonation, vocal flexibility, etc. Finally, you will be given a choral piece and asked to read your voice part while the other parts are played on the piano.

If you are not a current member of the Grande Chorus, please complete the Grande Chorus registration form and the Master Chorale audition request form.

Please mail paper forms to The Mississippi Chorus, PO Box 13407, Jackson, MS 39236-3407.

Please direct questions in an email to Dr. Mark Nabholz, or call (601) 278-3351.

MASTER CHORALE REHEARSAL INFORMATION

ST. COLUMB’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH FELLOWSHIP HALL

550 Sunnybrook Road, Ridgeland, MS 39157

Monday evenings 6:00 pm –7:00 pm and as announced (immediately preceding Grande Chorus rehearsal). All rehearsals begin promptly.

Faithful rehearsal attendance is the only way the ensembles of The Mississippi Chorus can succeed. While 100% attendance is the goal, 75% attendance is required to participate in the performances. If for some reason you need to ask for an exception to be made, you are asked to contact the Artistic Director.

Dress rehearsals are held the night prior to the concert date at the performance site unless otherwise announced. Attendance at all dress rehearsals is required.

COST TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MASTER CHORALE

In addition to your Grande Chorus membership costs, Master Chorale music fees will be assessed each semester.

Fees are typically in the $15–$20 range. You may purchase your music elsewhere, but it must be the same edition being used by The Master Chorale.

DRESS CODE

(Same as for The Grande Chorus)

WOMEN – Black concert top (cost: approximately $35), long black skirt or black pants, and closed-toe black shoes.

MEN – Black tuxedo (no tails), white wing-tip collar shirt, black tie, black cummerbund, black socks, and black dress shoes. Black studs in button holes of the visible portion of shirt and matching (with studs) black or gold cuff links.