Calendar Item: Voices in the Laurel Choir Auditions - Aug 13, 2012 and Aug 20, 2012 from 5-6 pm at First Baptist Church in Waynesville. Open to singers from any county in the area in 1-12th grade. For more info: 828-734-8413. www.voicesinthelaurel.org
Voices in the Laurel Host Music Camp and Upcoming Auditions
Forty-seven young people played and sang their way through the week as Voices in the Laurel held its third annual summer music camp. Participants sang in small and large groups under the direction of Voices in the Laurel artistic director, Martha Brown. When they weren't singing, each child learned to play the mountain dulcimer with Anne Lough, and had his or her choice of class lessons in guitar, percussion or piano. The week ended with a demonstration performance from each of the instrument classes and a choral concert, complete with choreography. "I wish we could do it for more than a week," moaned 1st grade participant Miley Stover, sad the camp had come to an end.
Voices in the Laurel will continue its music making as the new choir season begins on August 14. The choir program consists of singers in 1st - 12thgrades that are divided into three choral ensembles. 1st and 2nd graders may join without an audition. Singers in 3rd through 12th grades must pass a musical audition. Open auditions will be held from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. on August 13 and 20, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Waynesville.
Voices in the Laurel is a Haywood County based non-profit choir for young people ranging from 1st grade through 12th grade from Haywood, Buncombe, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties under the direction of Martha Brown. Voices in the Laurel is an authentic program that focuses on providing young people quality choral education in fun and innovative ways.
Voices in the Laurel provides choristers the opportunity to participate in performance tours all over the world. Some of the places Voices in the Laurel has performed are: with the Asheville Lyric Opera at the Diana Wortham Theater, Charleston's "Little Spoleto" Festival, opened for Dolly Parton in her Christmas show at Dollywood, with Ronnie Milsap at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, the National Anthem, at Atlanta Braves games, at a Cincinnati Reds game, the Pacific Rim Children's Choir Festival in Hawaii, the National Cathedral in Washington DC, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, Westminster Abbey in London, Chartres Cathedral in France and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Voices in the Laurel Chamber Choir just returned from a summer 2012 performance tour in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain.
For more information, visit www.voicesinthelaurel on the web, find us on Facebook, or call 734-8413.