Children's Choir of Lancaster Seeks Those Who Love to Sing

Lancaster - The Children’s Choir of Lancaster, the area’s premier children’s choir, announces two audition sessions for both boys and girls grades three through twelve on Monday, December 10 at 5:45 and 6:15 p.m., 2012. The auditions will be held at the Hempfield United Methodist Church, 3050 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster. Previous singing experience is not necessary, but audition appointments are required.

The open auditions are designed for young people ages eight to eighteen with an unchanged/treble voice, who love to sing, possess and positive attitude, sing in tune, with a demonstrated good sense of rhythm and who will commit to a full year membership.

CCL’s program focuses on training children who may not necessarily have had previous singing experience, but who are dedicated to achieving excellence in vocal technique, choral singing and classical music. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to match pitch, follow instructions, and thrive in a structured, but supportive learning environment.

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Children audition in groups to ensure their comfort, and no preparation is necessary.

The Children’s Choir of Lancaster, now in its 12th season, consists of two age-defined choirs. The Prelude Choir, grades three to six under the artistic direction of Lisa Sempsey, and the Lyric Choir, under the direction of Drue Bullington each provide a comprehensive music education and performance program for public, private and homeschooled students throughout Lancaster and York Counties. Studying with CCL allows students to enrich their music education and assists homeschool students to meet their music education requirements.

Rehearsals for both choirs occur once a week at Hempfield United Methodist Church on Marietta Avenue, Lancaster. The repertoire is selected to fit each choir’s skill level and focuses on classical works, but also encompasses folk music from around the world, spirituals, gospel songs and jazz, as well as new music. In

order to give students the widest music experience possible, high-profile performance opportunities are an important and integral part of the program and include a number of choral concerts each year. Over the past year, CCL performed with The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra and choruses from Millersville University as well as other regional children’s choirs and other area artistic groups.

For a student to audition to either age level in the Children’s Choir of Lancaster on December 10, an audition appointment must be made by contacting Choir Director, Drue Bullington:

Phone: (717) 875-3109

Email: CCofLancaster@gmail.com