A Love Everlasting - Spring 2017

feat. the church circle young singers

“A Love Everlasting,” features works by Bairstow, Britten, Clements, Mendelssohn, Palestrina, Rheinberger, Todd, and even some modern pop tunes by the likes of Ben Folds and the Pentatonix.  We’ll be doing a bit of vocal jazz as well - George and Ira Gershwin’s A Foggy Day - arranged for SSAA ensemble by our very own Lena Seikaly. 

Church Circle Young Singers (CCYS) is a new, community-based youth choir and music-mentor program designed to cultivate a student's lifelong passion for quality music education and music performance.

CCYS offers a unique opportunity for talented high school choral students from Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, to engage with the professional singers of Church Circle Singers (CCS) in an intensive rehearsal and performance process. 

Selected students will perform alongside CCS during our spring performance, "A Love Everlasting" May 27 and May 28, 2017 in Annapolis, MD and Damascus, MD, respectively.

Rehearsal Schedule:

Young Singers Rehearsal 1 - Wednesday, April 19, 7pm-9pm, Damascus High School, Damascus, MD
Young Singers Rehearsal 2 - Wednesday, April 26, 7pm-9pm, Damascus High School, Damascus, MD
Young Singers Rehearsal 3 -Wednesday, May 3, 7pm-9pm, Damascus High School, Damascus, MD
Young Singers Rehearsal 4 - Wednesday, May 10, 7pm-9pm, Damascus High School, Damascus, MD

Combined Rehearsal 1 - May 13, 10am-1pm, St. Margaret's Annapolis
Combined Rehearsal 2 - May 14, 3pm-6pm, St. Margaret's Annapolis

Combined Rehearsal 3 -May 20, 10am-1pm, St. Margaret's Annapolis
Combined Rehearsal 4 - May 21, 3pm-6pm, St. Margaret's Annapolis
Dress Rehearsal - May 26, 7pm-10pm, Damascus United Methodist Church
Performance 1 - May 27, 7pm - St. Margaret's Annapolis
Performance 2 - May 28, 3pm - Damascus United Methodist Church

Audition Information:

Students interested in auditioning for CCYS should email info@churchcirclesingers.org requesting an audition slot on either Thursday, February 2, 2017 or Thursday, February 9, 2017 (details below).  Within the email, students should provide their full legal name, mailing address, name of high school choral program (and director), and preferred voice classification (soprano, alto, tenor, bass).

Thursday, February 2, 2017 – 7-9 pm - Damascus High School, 25921 Ridge Rd., Damascus, MD 20872

Thursday, February 9, 2017 – 7-9 pm - St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Rd., Annapolis, MD 21409

On audition day, students should be prepared to:

- Perform an aria, art song, or folk song (Amazing Grace - for example) in any language.  An accompanist will be provided at the audition
- Perform sight/rhythm reading (using solfeggio, numbers, note names, or inert syllables)
- Perform a basic vocal range check

*Please send digital copies of all sheet music to info@churchcirclesingers at least one week prior to scheduled audition.*