Marshall’s Choral Union is looking for interested singers to join the group for
the 2012-2013 season.
This fall, the choir will join with the West Virginia Symphony Chorus to present performances of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s “Midnight Mass for Christmas.” The combined choirs will perform in Huntington Thursday, Nov. 29, and in Charleston Friday, Nov. 30.
“We combined the two choruses last year for our Haydn-Beethoven performances and the results were hugely successful,” said Dr. David Castleberry, director of choral activities and director of the West Virginia Symphony Chorus, who will conduct the performances. “The singers enjoyed the collaboration so much that we decided to put the choirs together again this fall.”
“The Midnight Mass is a charming work, based on French Noels that are woven into the choral textures of this marvelous liturgical work,” Castleberry said. “It is a delightful, evocative piece that will appeal to singers and audiences alike.”
Will Murphy, who is completing a master’s degree in music at Marshall, is preparing the Choral Union for these joint performances.
Rehearsals began yesterday, and take place each Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. in Smith Music Hall, Room 150. Music will be available for purchase at rehearsal. No audition is necessary, but previous musical experience is helpful. For further information, contact the School of Music and Theatre at ext. 6-3117.
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