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Festival Chorus

The Philly POPS Festival Chorus is an all-volunteer 170-voice choir that performs with The Philly POPS under the direction of Jeff Kern, Associate Professor in the Vocal Division for University of the Arts. Founded in 2002, the Festival Chorus performs with the POPS orchestra during the annual Christmas concert series. The chorus has performed with many professional artists, including Faith Prince, Capathia Jenkins, Ashley Brown, Lisa Howard, Lauren Kennedy, Rachel York, Alice Ripley, Ann Hampton Callaway, and The von Trapp Family Children. The Festival Chorus is an auditioned, volunteer organization composed of singers ranging from high school students to retired professionals.

The Philly POPS Festival is having auditions for the upcoming series A Philly POPS Christmas (December 1-22) featuring guest conductor Todd Ellison and Hamilton’s Mandy Gonzalez and we’d like to invite you and your musical friends to come sing with us!

Audition for The Philly POPS Festival Chorus 40th Anniversary Season!

Are you or someone you know interested in auditioning to join the Philly POPS Festival Chorus?

Auditions will be held as outlined below: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 4pm-8pm
Merriam Theater Building
250 South Broad Street, Room 506

To Audition: Please prepare a minimum of 16 measures of any song in any style. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. The audition will also consist of sight-reading. Basic music reading skills and choral singing experience are REQUIRED. Current members of the POPS Festival Chorus do not need to audition, but we invite you to send your friends.

All Festival Chorus rehearsals will be held at St. Luke and the Epiphany on 13th Street on Tuesday evenings from 7pm-10pm. Festival Chorus rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, October 9, from 7pm-10pm. We rehearse every Tuesday until the performances. Performances run from Saturday, December 1 through Saturday, December 22. There will be 11 performances for this event. Please check phillypops.org/christmas for the exact dates and times of performances.

To schedule an audition, fill out an audition form HERE or contact Gilberto Vega, Manager of Education and Engagement, at gvega@phillypops.org or 215-735-2841.

Thank you for your interest!<

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