O FORTUNA! A Call for Singers from the Saratoga Orchestra

Posted in Member News, Music

Nov. 4, 2014

The Saratoga Orchestra, under the musical direction of conductor Anna Edwards, is pleased to announce the performance of Carl Orff’s CARMINA BURANA as part of the 2014-2015 concert season.

Two choral “components” will rehearse separately and will combine for the performance to form the 150 voice Massed Choir of Whidbey (MCW) prepared by Dianne Vars and Darren McCoy.

A “northern” component of MCW will be rehearsed during school hours under the direction of Darren McCoy at Oak Harbor High School. 100+ students in his choral program will make up the core of this choir. Additional community members will be invited at the discretion of Mr. McCoy.

The “southern” component of MCW will rehearse on Sunday evenings from 6-8pm beginning Jan. 4 at South Whidbey High School Band Room under the direction of Dianne Vars.

The rehearsal schedule for this component is every Sunday in January and February, plus three weeks in March, as follows:
Jan 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15
March 1, 8, 15

Performance Week Rehearsals & Concerts for the combined choir and orchestra are:
Wednesday March 18 Rehearsal 6:50-9:10 p.m. at South Whidbey High School
Thursday March 19 Rehearsal 6:50-9:10 p.m. at Oak Harbor, location TBD
Saturday March 21 Dress Rehearsal 2-4:30 p.m. at Oak Harbor High School
Saturday March 21 CONCERT 7 p.m. at Oak Harbor High School
Sunday March 22 CONCERT 2:30 p.m. at South Whidbey High School

No audition is required, however experienced singers are most welcome. It is vital that you attend every rehearsal and are able to commit to both concerts. Each voice is important to our overall sound.

There will be vocal scores available to borrow on a first-come first-serve basis.

To be placed on the choral roster, please email orchestra@whidbey.com with your name, contact information, voice part and if you need a score.

Questions? Please call the orchestra at 360-929-3045 or email orchestra@whidbey.com.

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