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Calling all choral singers!

June 5, 2017

You are invited to audition to join in the chorus for Bach’s unforgettable St. John Passion, in a fully-staged production presented by the Lyric Opera of the North. Richard Robbins has been invited to serve as Chorus Master for this production. Dirk Meyer will conduct the performances, which will be staged by Robert Neu and will feature orchestra and an array of guest artists. This special event will coincide with the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation.

A smaller chorus will sing the virtuosic choral movements of the work, with dramatic staging. A larger chorus will have the opportunity to sing Bach’s beautiful chorales from seated risers. The work will be sung in German. We look forward to welcoming choral singers from near and far for this performance.

To schedule your audition, please send a note to:

Specific audition information

Date and Time: June 11, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Chester Park Elementary Gym. (UMD Campus, corner of Woodland and College)

Audition repertoire: Please prepare one song, hymn, or short aria of your choice

Accompanist provided (or feel free to bring your own)

Performances: Saturday, October 14 (evening) and Sunday, October 15 (3pm matinee)

Production week: October 7-October 13. Full production calendar and rehearsal schedule to be announced.