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Singers invited to audition

NC Master Chorale

The North Carolina Master Chorale, Raleigh’s premier nonprofit choral music organization, invites singers from throughout the Triangle area to audition August 21, 26 and 27. Master Chorale rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings in downtown Raleigh beginning the last Tuesday in August. Candidates should prepare a short classical solo. An accompanist is provided. Alfred E. Sturgis, NCMC Music Director, assesses the auditions. Appointments may be scheduled through the Master Chorale office by calling (919) 856-9700 or visiting the Master Chorale’s website:

During the 2012-2013 70th Anniversary season, the Master Chorale’s 170-voice symphonic chorus will perform two major choral-orchestral masterworks, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Bach’s St. John Passion, plus a holiday concert. Additionally, select members of the Master Chorale chorus will sing on two North Carolina Symphony programs during the season.

For further information, please call the Master Chorale office at (919) 856-9700 or email:

The North Carolina Master Chorale

One of the major choral organizations of the Southeast, the North Carolina Master Chorale has been performing choral-orchestral masterworks for nearly 70 years. The Master Chorale boasts two renowned ensembles: a 170-voice symphonic choir and a 22-voice professional chamber choir that presents a diverse repertoire from the Renaissance to Contemporary. Our singers, selected by audition, bring a collective wealth of training and experience. The Master Chorale regularly collaborates with symphony orchestras, opera companies, ballet and touring productions. Music Director and conductor, Alfred E. Sturgis, holds multiple degrees in music and studied and performed with Robert Shaw in the U.S. and Europe. In addition to the Master Chorale, Dr. Sturgis serves as Music Director for the Carolina Ballet and the Tar River Philharmonic Orchestra. Founded as the Raleigh Oratorio Society in 1942, Master Chorale has evolved into a major regional performing arts group that works with over 250 artist-musicians each season, reaching an annual audience of over 10,000 choral arts enthusiasts.

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