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Choirs of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Announce a Call for Auditions on October 24



CONTACT: ANGELA WHITEHEAD
Communications & Media Manager 
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 
Phone 937-224-3521 x1138 

DAYTON, OH (September 25, 2017) – Auditions for new members of the 2017-2018 Choirs of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will be held on October 24, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Wright State University in the Creative Arts Center. To schedule an audition time, please contact Amy Vaubel at amy@vaubel.net or (937) 554-2986. Complete audition information, including free music score downloads, is available at http://www.daytonphilchoirs.org.  Click on “auditions” in the middle of the page to find music and instructions for each specific voice part.

The Choirs of the Dayton Philharmonic include the Orchestra Chorus, the Chamber Choir, and the Festival Chorus and comprise the choral performance ensembles of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Hank Dahlman, University Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at Wright State University, has served as the Dayton Philharmonic Choral Director for twenty years. The mission of the Choirs of the Dayton Philharmonic is to serve as part of the orchestra during the regular subscription season, performing choral-orchestral works. 

 “The Choirs of the Dayton Philharmonic provide an excellent experience for anyone who has a love of singing and has been looking to expand their musical knowledge,” said chorus member Michelle Jordan. “You have the thrill of performing on the stage of the Schuster Center with incredible musicians performing challenging works and to be a part of a true community chorus, representing the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance at performances throughout the year.”    

Long-standing chorus member Effie Sue Kemerley agrees.  “I have sung with Dayton Philharmonic choruses under every director, beginning with Paul Katz.  What a continuing thrill it is to perform the great choral literature with an orchestra as professional as the DPO, under the baton of Maestro Neal Gittleman.  The DPO Chorus quality has grown immensely under Hank Dahlman's guidance, and now, with the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, we have the opportunity to perform with Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet.  Truly the best volunteer musical experience in town!”

The 2017-2018 The Great Ones Season of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra opened on September 16, 2017 with the DPAA Season Opening Spectacular Verdi’s Requiem and runs through June 2018. 

For more information regarding auditions for the Choirs of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, please call Amy Vaubel at (937) 554-2986 or email her at amy@vaubel.net.  For more information on the 2017-2018 The Great Ones Season of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton Ballet, and Dayton Opera, visit www.daytonperformingarts.org.

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About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents. In 2013, The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was thrilled to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is the proud recipient of a 2017-2018 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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