WSCC music ensembles begin rehearsals

SCOTTVILLE — West Shore Community College is inviting area musicians to participate in its performing music ensembles.

The music department will be holding the first rehearsal for all Wind Symphony members from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 5.

Members are to bring their instruments to the first rehearsal and are required be in attendance. WSCC scholarship students will also have a brief meeting following the orientation.

The WSCC Jazz Ensemble will be off and running on Aug. 30, with complete instrumentation and a strong group of musicians.

The group will practice from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. on Thursday nights. Musicians may join this group upon director appointment or audition only.

The West Shore Gold Coast Chorale will be holding auditions at 6 p.m. on Aug. 13 and 14.

The chorale will focus on singing a wide range of choral repertoire with an emphasis on contemporary choral literature. For any additional information, contact Elliot Plummer at eplummer@lasd.net.

The WSCC Community Choir will continue its tradition of bringing the community outstanding choral performances under the direction of Becky Sopha. There are no auditions for the choir and anyone with previous vocal experience is welcome. The choir rehearses at 7 p.m. on Tuesday nights, beginning Sept. 4, in the vocal studio of the Arts and Sciences Center, room 327. Those interested in joining the Community Choir are asked to contact Becky Sopha at bsophachoirs@yahoo.com or come to the first rehearsal.

Auditions for “And Then They Came for Me,” part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address, part remembrance, will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 5 and 6.

The ensemble-driven multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II, will open Oct. 25, at the Center Stage Theater. For more information on auditions contact Michelle Kiessel at mkiessel@westshore.edu.

For more information, contact Ted Malt, professor of music studies and director of performing arts, at (231) 843-5776, or e-mail at tdmalt@westshore.edu

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