Auditions for Brock’s new Women’s Choir open to the public

MEDIA RELEASE: 27 June 2018 – R00134

Voices from the Brock and wider Niagara community will come together in harmony this fall as the Department of Music launches a new Women’s Choir.

The all-female ensemble will be open by audition to Brock students as well as the general public.

“I am hoping that this choir brings together women from the University and the Niagara region to offer something very special to our local arts community,” says Rachel Rensink-Hoff, Assistant Professor of Music, who will direct the new group.

The Women’s Choir will rehearse on Thursday evenings beginning this fall, readying for performances with Brock’s Chamber Choir on Dec. 1 and March 30 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines.

The group, which Rensink-Hoff hopes will grow to include up to 40 members, is open to females aged 18 and older.

Auditions are also being held for the Department of Music’s established mixed-voice Chamber Choir, which is open to Brock students and staff.

Brock’s choirs are an integral part of the Music program. They include, in addition to the Chamber and Women’s choirs, the Avanti Chamber Singers. The community-based adult ensemble, also directed by Rensink-Hoff, is the department’s Choir in Residence.

“The choirs allow students the opportunity to rehearse and perform in the fantastic FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre,” says Rensink-Hoff. “My hope is that more students from across campus and members of the public will consider joining us.”

To audition, previous singing experience and some ability to read music are required.

Students who successfully audition can enrol in choir for academic credit.

For more information or to schedule an audition, please visit the Music Department’s website.

For more information or for assistance arranging interviews:

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