Under direction of Dr. Barry Epperley, the Signature Chorale appears regularly with Signature Symphony at TCC for both pops and classical concert performances at the beautiful VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education (PACE).
The 40-voice Chorale utilizes talented Oklahoma vocalists who enjoy the pursuit of artistic excellence in a variety of styles, from classical masterworks and chamber music to vocal jazz, pops, and gospel. Solo and small ensemble opportunities are offered throughout the season.
Auditions for the 2012-13 Chorale season will be held Tuesday, August 14, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on TCC Southeast Campus. The Signature Chorale is limited to 40 voices, but there are currently openings in each section, and opportunities to sing as alternates in some performances. This season's performances will include The Music of Stephen Sondheim, Handel's complete Messiah, 100 Years of Oklahoma Music, and a memorial concert commemorating the anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, as well as additional special event performances.
Those wishing to audition are asked to prepare at least one number that demonstrates vocal tone and range, and if possible a second number that demonstrates variety of style. Be prepared to sight-read a short selection. An accompanist will be provided for all auditions, and an audio system is available if accompaniment on CD is required.
The Chorale rehearses weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m from late August through April. For more information on Chorale involvement, contact Marla Patterson, Chorale Manager.
To schedule an audition and receive directions to the audition location, please call Susan Martin at 918-595-7776 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"After singing in church choirs, barbershop choruses and classical choruses for more years than I'd like to admit, I began singing with the Signature Chorale and found that it takes the best of each of these types of music and mixes them with a little pops & jazz, just for fun!
I've never enjoyed being associated with a musical group more. . . especially when we have the added pleasure of being accompanied by the AWESOME musicians of the Signature Symphony. Just wish we could bottle it!"
---Rob Lane, baritone