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Spirito! Singers to hold auditions in Elmhurst, La Grange

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:25 p.m. CDT

The Spirito! Singers, a nonprofit choral organization comprised of three ensembles, are holding open auditions for the upcoming 2014-2015 season.

The Bravura, open to young women in high school, perform, tour and record. The Ragazze are fifth- to eighth-grade girls who train and perform. The Men of Spirito! is a performance group for men 18 and older.

The Spirito! 2013-2014 rosters include singers from 35 schools crossing 16 communities. Each ensemble rehearses once weekly at locations in Elmhurst and La Grange. All ensembles perform individually and jointly at two major, seasonal concerts in December and May. Each ensemble also performs at a number of churches and community events throughout the season.

Auditions will be held from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. April 25 at Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, 1099 S. York Road in Elmhurst.

La Grange auditions will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m. April 26, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 28 and noon to 1:30 p.m. May 3 at Grace Lutheran Church, 200 N. Catherine Ave. in La Grange.

Singers may audition at any of the above locations regardless of their ensemble of choice. There is no need to prepare a piece for the audition. Each audition is scheduled individually and is spent vocalizing as well as checking range and intonation. Bravura singers are assessed for music reading fluency. Ragazze singers are assessed to determine theory level placement.

Auditions may be arranged via email at spirito@spiritosingers.org or by calling 630-581-5440. Financial assistance is available based on economic need.

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