DAYTON — Auditions for new members of the 2016-2017 Choirs of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will be July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kirkmont Presbyterian Church, 3377 Shakertown Road, Dayton.
To schedule an audition time, email [email protected] or call 937-554-2986. Complete audition information, including free music score downloads, is available at http://www.daytonphilchoirs.org. Click on “auditions” in the middle of the page to find music and instructions for each specific voice part.
The Choirs of the Dayton Philharmonic include the Orchestra Chorus, the Chamber Choir and the Festival Chorus and comprise the choral performance ensembles of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Hank Dahlman, university professor of music and director of choral studies at Wright State University, has served as the Dayton Philharmonic choral director for 20 years. The mission of the Choirs of the Dayton Philharmonic is to serve as part of the orchestra during the regular subscription season, performing choral-orchestral works.
“The Choirs of the Dayton Philharmonic provide an excellent experience for anyone who has a love of singing and has been looking to expand their musical knowledge,” said chorus member Michelle Jordan. “You have the thrill of performing on the stage of the Schuster Center with incredible musicians performing challenging works and to be a part of a true community chorus, representing the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance at performances throughout the year.”
Long-standing chorus member Effie Sue Kemerley agrees.
“I have sung with Dayton Philharmonic choruses under every director, beginning with Paul Katz. What a continuing thrill it is to perform the great choral literature with an orchestra as professional as the DPO, under the baton of Maestro Neal Gittleman. The DPO Chorus quality has grown immensely under Hank Dahlman’s guidance, and now, with the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, we have the opportunity to perform with Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet. Truly the best volunteer musical experience in town!”
The 2016-2017 Season of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra opens Sept. 17 with the DPAA season opening spectacular, Vive la France!, and runs through June 2017.