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Sing with The Valley Chorale this fall, and you’ll be a part of our popular Christmas concerts in December.

Valley Chorale singers demonstrate confidence, choral-singing experience, a personal commitment to learn and memorize music independently (outside of rehearsals), and a passion for music and choral performance.  In general, the purpose of rehearsals is not to teach singers their parts; rather, rehearsals are used to refine and shape the ensemble’s sound for each musical selection and to develop vocal skills as they pertain to the music being rehearsed.  All potential singers must have prior choral-singing experience.  
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                                                          Audition Information 
Valley Chorale singers are selected through a low-pressure, non-competitive audition process.  Our Artistic Director and Conductor, Drew A. Young (pictured), meets with each singer one-on-one to determine aptitude as well as the vocal part and range that best suits his/her voice. The Chorale welcomes singers ages 15 and above.


When and Where

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Calvary Episcopal Church
132 N. Royal Avenue
Front Royal, VA
Start time:  3:00pm (no precise finish time)

 

Each 15-minute audition will consist of the following:
a) Vocalization with the piano (checking for pitch accuracy, singing up and down scales to ascertain vocal range and determine voice part)

b) Singing a prepared (short) piece of music (for example, the National Anthem, “America the Beautiful” or a song that you like – it can be virtually anything melodic such as a show tune, hymn, pop, rock, country, aria)

c) Sight-reading (singing your part from one of the songs that we’ll be working on this fall)

d) Singing with Drew


How to Audition

Audition times are scheduled in advance. To schedule your timeslot, email us at FrontRoyalSings@Yahoo.com.
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Health and Safety Policy in a COVID-19 World
The Valley Chorale values the health and safety of our singers, artistic staff, concertgoers and the larger community as a whole.  All singers must show proof of full vaccination for COVID-19.  All singers receive a copy of and must agree to and sign the Chorale’s COVID-19 policy.  No exceptions to our COVID-19 policies.  COVID-related rehearsal protocols may change as CDC guidelines are revised.  (Note:  the vaccination requirement will not change.) 

Rehearsal Days/Times 
Tuesdays, 7:00pm- 9:00pm in Front Royal, VA 

Singer Dues 
Non-student adults:  $75.00 per semester (two semesters per concert season). 
Students and youth (under 21) receive a discounted rate.  

Young Singers
Youth singers (all voice parts) are especially encouraged to join our ensemble. (Must be at least 15 years of age and, if under age 21, have parent/guardian consent.) We currently have an energetic contingent of young vocalists in our mix, and we extend an enthusiastic welcome to others of high school, college and graduate-school age who love learning and performing choral music. 

How to Join the Chorale
The next round of auditions takes place on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in Front Royal (see above).  Auditions currently are being announced widely, primarily via social media.  For updates, “Like” our Facebook page HERE.

Questions?  Email us at FrontRoyalSings@Yahoo.com and/or use the “Contact Us” webpage tool HERE.