Chattanooga Symphony & Opera to Hold Open Auditions for CSO Chorus, 6/28

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will be holding open auditions for vocalists interested in joining the CSO Chorus for the 2016/17 season. Auditions will be held on Thursday, June 23 and Tuesday, June 28 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM in the Chapel at First Baptist Church, located at 401 Gateway Ave. in Chattanooga. The Chorus will be performing next season on Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, the world premiere of Kendra D'Ercole's Wie die Blatter des Herbstes herabfallen, Home for the Holidays, and more. Complete concert dates and details will be available at auditions. Visit the CSO website at for complete 2016/17 season details.

Those auditioning should prepare two contrasting vocal pieces, i.e. art songs, arias, Broadway tunes, etc. While not required, it is preferred that one piece be in a foreign language. An accompanist will be provided. To schedule an audition time and for additional audition details, contact CSO Chorus Administrator Mary Lynn Wilson at

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The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera continues to inspire, engage, and enrich the greater Chattanooga community as it enters its 84th season. In addition to Masterworks, Pops, Chamber, and special event concerts, the CSO will produce their first fully-staged opera in 7 years with Puccini's Madame Butterfly. Conducted by Music Director Kayoko Dan, the CSO consists of top players from the Chattanooga area as well as from across the southern region. Well known for its education and engagement events, the musicians of the CSO perform to more than 2,000 students each year throughout the greater Chattanooga Community.

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Chorus includes professional and amateur musicians from the Tri-State Region and has been performing for more than 50 years.Darrin Hassevoort, CSO Director of Choruses, has lead the CSO chorus for more than 10 seasons.

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