LEWISTON – The Maine Music Society will hold auditions for upcoming performances by the Androscoggin Chorale starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, in the Concert Hall at the Olin Arts Center at Bates College.

Under Artistic Director John Corrie, the chorale’s second concert of the season will be a performance of “Carmina Burana,” by Carl Orff. (The chorale along with the Lewiston High School Concert Choir presented its “Heritage Christmas” concert Dec. 13-14.)

Most everyone has heard bits and pieces of Orff’s choral masterpiece, but few have heard it live. The concert will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Franco-American Heritage Center and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aspril 5, at the Orion Performing Arts Center in Topsham.

For its finale production of the season, the Androscoggin Chorale will celebrate the music of two Broadway musical theater geniuses: Leonard Bernstein and Frank Loesser. Songs from Bernstein’s “On The Town,” “Candide” and “West Side Story” and selections from Loesser’s “Guys and Dolls” will be performed.

The Androscoggin Chorale is 60 members strong, but continues to look for singers who have a passion for singing large-scale choral works.

Since the audition is a friendly process, singers do not need to bring a prepared song. They need only come and sing. No one will be asked to sight-read.

For more information or to schedule an audition if Jan. 10 isn’t workable, contact Androscoggin Chorale President Susan Trask at 784-4606, or Corrie at 786-6409 or by e-mail at [email protected] .


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