Youth choirs to hold auditions in Peterborough and Keene

Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:20AM

The audition schedule has been set for the 2018-19 season of the Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs, under the direction of Artistic Director Esther Rhoades. Youth in grades 2-8 may try out for the Peterborough and Keene choruses, and girls in grades 9-12 for the Cecilia Ensemble. The music theme for this season is theatrical and stage performance.

Peterborough auditions will be held in the parish hall of the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Main St., on May 30 and June 6 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Keene auditions will be held in the parish hall of St. James Church, 44 West St., on May 29 and June 5 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Singers should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled audition to complete registration paperwork and receive a free T-shirt!

Upon the retirement of Maria Belva this year, the Cecilia Ensemble will also now be directed by Rhoades. Cecilia auditions will be held in the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church on June 11 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. To schedule an individual 15-minute audition, or a “buddy” audition with a friend lasting 30 minutes, contact Rhoades at 499-3505 or email grandmonadnockyouthchoirs@gmail.com. Auditions may also be scheduled online at www.GrandMonadnockYouthChoirs.org.

GMYC tuition for the 2018-2019 season is $200 per semester, or $400 total. Tuition assistance is available through the application process. Rehearsals begin in September and occur weekly in preparation for the winter 2018 and spring 2019 concerts.