Thursday, August 25 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 27 at 10 a.m.
Auditions for new members of the 2016 Phipps Festival Chorus will be held Thursday, August 25 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, August 27, at 10 a.m. in the music studio of the Phipps Center. Singers should prepare a sacred song, classical aria, or other song for the audition. An accompanist will be provided. Singers will also be asked to do some basic sight reading.
The chorus will perform its annual Christmas concerts on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 4 at 2 p.m. Comprised of 40 to 50 singers from the St. Croix River Valley, the chorus focuses on a cappella music that truly rings in the holiday spirit. The ensemble has twice been invited to perform at the state convention of the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association. Weekly rehearsals on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon will begin October 1. The chorus maintains a general attendance policy of no more than two absences from the rehearsal schedule.
Thomas Dahle, music director since 1993, received his degree in instrumental and vocal music from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. He has been a member of The Minnesota Chorale and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale. Performances with these groups, in concert with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Minnesota Orchestra, have given him rehearsal and performance experience with world-renowned conductors Robert Shaw, Helmuth Rilling, Jeffrey Tate, Eiji Oue, Hugh Wolff, Andrew Litton, Harry Bicket, Nicholas McGegan, Douglas Boyd, Kathy Romey, and Dale Warland.
For more information, contact The Phipps Center at 715.386.2305.