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Auditions next week for Just In Time Jazz Choirs

Are you a passionate, skilled vocalist yearning to sing challenging and fun music in harmony with others?

On Wednesday June 18, 7-9 p.m. at Highland Secondary, the Just in Time Jazz Choirs will be holding auditions for the 2014-15 season.

The Just in Time choirs, directed by Wendy Nixon Stothert and accompanied by Sean Mooney, are three adult community groups: Jazzy Jems (auditioned women), Vocal Minority (auditioned mixed), and Unplugged (non-auditioned).

Collectively, their mission is to help spread positive vibes and joy through singing.

The choirs offer a safe, warm, uplifting, encouraging environment where there are opportunities for singers of all levels of experience.

While they do sing songs from the swing and Latin jazz genres, they also sing pop, blues, ballad, funk, gospel, and folk tunes. The upcoming themes are “Decades” in the fall, featuring great arrangements of hit songs from each decade of the past hundred years, and “Just in Time’s Greatest Hits” in the spring, when this choral community will be celebrating their 10th anniversary.

The two auditioned choirs sing music with more challenging harmonies and rhythms. Each singer in these small groups sings on his or her own microphone and is therefore expected to be a confident vocalist with some music reading skills and previous singing experience.

Every member of these groups re-auditions every year to ensure that the ensembles are consistently improving.

Please come to the open audition prepared to do a music reading evaluation, a quartet singing exercise, and a two-minute unaccompanied solo of your choice in a style that reflects your personality and skills. For more info, please check out www.justintimevocaljazz.ca or call Wendy at 250-334-0244.

 

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