By Chris Fish
BREVARD -- For those wishing to share their singing voices with the world, auditions for the Brevard Community Chorus will be held in September.
Following the first rehearsal for the group on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m., the group will audition new members to get a feel for their voices, as they prepare for a December performance of Bach's "Christmas Oratorio."
"Making music, as part of a large chorus, is a wonderful, synergistic experience, where the sum of the parts is greater than the whole," said Joyce Wilden, an alto in the Brevard Community Chorus. "It's about creating art with 100 other people. It's physical. It's mental. It's emotional. It's music."
The first Tuesday audition will begin around 9 p.m. after the group finishes its rehearsal, Ms. Wilden said.
The group meets every Tuesday at the Melbourne Campus of Eastern Florida State College, Building 9, Room 160.
Past singing experience is required, and the ability to read music is also preferred.
The chorus is under the supervision of director Robert Lamb, chairman of the Department of Performing and Visual Arts at Eastern Florida State College.
The performance of Bach's piece will consist of Parts 1-3 on Dec. 14, at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne.
Ms. Wilden said the group hopes to perform Parts 4-6 next year.
Ms. Wilden said the group will also rehearse "Carmina Burana" by Orff, as part of a performance with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra in April.
For more information, call (321) 433-7629 or visit Facebook.com/BrevardCommunityChorus.