Brevard Children’s Chorus Conducting Auditions
By Space Coast Daily // January 19, 2013
Rehearsals At New Suntree Location
BREVARD COUNTY • SUNTREE, FLORIDA – Here’s a chance to be part of something truly special.
The Brevard Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for singers from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 19 at Suntree United Methodist Church at 7400 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne.
Both boys and girls are encouraged to audition.
The Florida non-profit Brevard Children’s Chorus is an auditioned group of singers in grades 4 to 10 performing quality choral music. More advanced singers belong to the chorus’s Youth Ensemble.
Launched in 2004, the mission of the choral organization is to teach and develop musically talented children who aspire to the highest levels of choral artistry.
Membership is open to students involved in public, private, charter and home-schools.
The rehearsal location for the chorus is the centrally located Suntree United Methodist Church at 7400 North Wickham Road in Melbourne.
Rehearsals for the ensemble and full chorus will be held on Thursday evenings in the church loft.
“We are delighted to be rehearsing at Suntree United Methodist Church,” said dirctor Joani Slawson. “Our group started out there nearly a decade ago and we owe many thanks to SUMC choir director Dr. Robert Lamb and the church pastors and management for opening the doors for our return. It truly feels like we have come home.”
Slawson said that the choral experience is helpful in numerous ways for youth singers.
“The art of music-making is more than just singing notes,” she said. “So every week, we work on integrating basic music theory, sight-singing and music history in the rehearsals to help make the experience meaningful and fun.”
The select group of students performs at venues and events throughout Brevard. Recent performances include the Family Concert with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra at the King Center, a Viera holiday concert with the Indialantic Chamber Singers, Fall for the Arts in the Eau Gallie Arts District, a “flash mob” at the Melbourne Beach Public Library and more.