Corazón

Corazón auditions new singers

Corazón youth choir will be holding auditions next Tuesday for the 2015-16 year.

Corazón youth choir will be holding auditions next Tuesday for the 2015-16 year.

Anyone 14 and up wishing to audition should email the director, Allison Girvan, at alligirvan@gmail.com to book an audition time and find out further details.

Each year the 65-member group undergoes some turnover as older singers move on into their adult lives and new singers join.

Membership requirements include an annual fee, attendance at a weekly rehearsal combined with home music study, and participation in several concerts throughout the year. This year the group will be travelling to festivals in Banff and Edmonton, and hosting a youth choir festival locally.

Corazon’s performances go beyond traditional choral format, incorporating movement, choreography, body percussion, innovative configurations of singers around the room, and an eclectic repertoire of songs in many languages focussing on human rights and social justice.

In the choir’s 14 years, many young people have gone on to success in music, theatre, and other life pursuits bolstered by the unique vocal training offered by this group. In 2009, Nelson city council named Corazón its first annual cultural ambassador.

For additional information about Corazón call the group’s manager, Bill Metcalfe, at 250-352-7670.

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