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Springfield Symphony Orchestra Announces Symphony Chorus Auditions

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Symphony Chorus will hold auditions for new members on three September dates at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Holyoke. The chorus collaborates and performs with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra each concert season. This season, the chorus will perform a Holiday Pops performance with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO) in Symphony Hall on Saturday, Dec. 3, along with a recital at St. Peter’s Church in May 2023.

The chorus auditions with Director Nikki Stoia will be held on the following three dates at St. Peter’s, 34 Jarvis Ave., Holyoke: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 7-9 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m.; and Tuesday, Sept. 20, 8:15-9:30 p.m.

Interested singers are asked to email their name, phone number, and email address to chorus President Claire Folini at [email protected]. In addition to the Holiday Pops concert on Dec. 3, the recital at St. Peter’s Church will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2023. Those auditioning will be asked to make sure the concert and rehearsal schedule will work for them.

Those auditioning are asked to bring a short piece to perform, preferably in Latin, Spanish, Italian, German, French, or Hebrew. English solo pieces are permitted, but pieces in the suggested foreign languages are preferred. They are also asked to bring a legible piano part for Stoia, who will provide accompaniment.

The Springfield Symphony Chorus is an unpaid professional group of singers from throughout the Greater Connecticut River Valley. The chorus performs at Springfield Symphony Hall with the SSO and also performs concerts on its own with its accompanist, chamber orchestras, and other artists. Auditions for the Springfield Symphony Chorus are typically held in September and January.