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ISU Masterworks Chorale looking for singers

August 15, 2018

The Indiana State University Masterworks Chorale, a large vocal ensemble of students, faculty and local community members dedicated to the study and performance of major choral works, is looking for singers for the fall 2018 semester.

The first rehearsal is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 27 in Room 150 of the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, located on ISU's campus at Seventh and Chestnut streets.

All regular rehearsals will be from 7-9 p.m. Monday evenings. Dress rehearsal dates and times will be announced at the first rehearsal. ISU students interested in joining should register for credit, while there is a $30 fee for community members, which includes non-ISU students, to cover the cost of music for the semester.

This semester, the Masterworks Chorale will perform two, highly-contrasting musical settings of the Latin "Gloria in excelsis Deo" text. The first will be the very well-known, 12-movement Gloria (RV 589) by Antonio Vivaldi, for SATB choir, soprano and alto soloists and chamber orchestra. The second, Gloria, by American composer K. (Keaton) Lee Scott, is a 3-movement work emphasizing more contemporary harmonic, rhythmic, and textural practices in a substantially exuberant setting for divisi choir, soloists, keyboard and brass ensemble.

For questions or more information, contact Mark Carlisle, director, at 812-237-2761, or by email at Participation by campus and community members from throughout the Wabash Valley is very much encouraged and welcomed.