MIM Chorus auditions set Sept. 12 | TheUnion.com

MIM Chorus auditions set Sept. 12

MIM chorus will hold auditions Sept. 12 for singers in its holiday concerts.
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Music in the Mountains choral director conductor Ryan Murray will hold auditions for experienced singers interested in joining the 80-voice MIM Chorus.

Auditions will be held on Monday, Sept. 12 at Peace Lutheran Church (828 W.Main St.) in Grass Valley between 4 and 6 p.m.

Interested singers should be able to read music and have sight-reading skills. The individual auditions will be in three parts: vocalization, pitch memory and sight singing.

The MIM Chorus will be rehearsing for holiday choral concerts Dec. 10 and 11, which will include a large classical choral masterwork with orchestra.

Chorus rehearsals are held on Monday nights at Peace Lutheran Church. Interested singers should e-mail Ryan Murray at ryan.murray@mimchorus.org.

The MIM Chorus is an 80-voice auditioned group with roots dating back to the 1960s. Under the direction of Ryan Murray, highly acclaimed choral conductor, the group comprises experienced choral singers from the Grass Valley, Nevada City and Auburn areas. With weekly rehearsals and individual study and practice, the MIM Chorus is dedicated to presenting superior performances and maintaining professional standards of excellence. The chorus performs in two to four festivals annually and has premiered a number of new works from famous local composers. The group’s repertoire includes a range of a capella and major works with orchestra.

In addition to his work with Music in the Mountains, Murray is Associate Conductor for Modesto symphony and Music Director for Fresno Grand Opera.

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