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Glimmerglass Festival Children's Chorus Auditions

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from January 24, 2013 until January 26, 2013

Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church in Richfield Springs

Phone: (607) 547-0700 ext. 231 to schedule an audition

Link: http://www.glimmerglass.org

Event Description

The Glimmerglass Festival will hold children’s chorus auditions for the 2013 Festival on January 24-26 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Richfield Springs, New York.

The company is casting 24 singers, grades 4-12, to perform in the children’s chorus of David Lang’s the little match girl passion, which will be presented July 20 through August 22. Interested parties should call (607) 547-0700 ext. 231 beginning January 7 to schedule an audition. Those auditioning should prepare one age-appropriate folk song or musical theater song in English. An accompanist will be provided; please provide sheet music.

David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning one-act the little match girl passion is based on a fable by Hans Christian Andersen, with a libretto by Lang that is influenced by the format and journey of Bach's St. Matthew's Passion. It employs an ensemble of four singers and percussion to tell the story of a poor, young girl who, despite great adversity, retains her purity of spirit. Glimmerglass will present a revised version of the score by David Lang, incorporating the children’s chorus.

Glimmerglass Festival Artistic & General Director Francesca Zambello will direct the one-act.

St. John’s Episcopal Church is located at 98 Main Street in Richfield Springs. For more information, visit www.glimmerglass.org.
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