Musings from the Artistic Director

The St. Martin’s Festival Singers – Colorado Music Festival

Most of you will know what I’m talking about when I say “St. Martin’s Festival Singers” – the expansion of the chamber choir with local excellent volunteer voices – due to the much heralded debut of this group last September on Ralph Vaughan Williams’  Dona nobis pacem.  I’m pleased to say that the waves of enthusiasm have reached the attention of important people (as opposed to all of us!), namely the Colorado Music Festival in Chautauqua Park, Boulder.  And they have hired the Festival Singers to be the choir this summer for performances of Beethoven’s 9th, and a couple weeks later, the Holst “Planets.”  In sending word to the ranks of last fall’s Festival Singers, I’ve filled most spots for these performances, but I still have the following openings:

Beethoven 9:                        Holst “Planets”:
3 sopranos                        2 sopranos
4 altos                              4 altos
7 tenors
1 bass

So I am putting the call out to persons wishing to audition for potential inclusion here to let me know.  If you think you or someone you know, would be a potential addition; or if you could publicize this call for singers to choirs you are associated with, and let people know to get in touch with me, I’d appreciate it.  Upon application, I’ll give you the full rehearsal and performance schedule (4 rehearsals/2 concerts for each).

The Festival Singers will be participating in the 2017-18 St. Martin’s Season, as well (soon to be released), probably in two concerts on Sept. 22 and 24, so keep your eyes peeled for these, too.