The Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale begins rehearsals on Tuesday, Sept. 5, for its Holiday Concert Series in December. Under the direction of Dr. Michael Eglin, the holiday program, presented by the Chorale and full orchestra, is titled “Festival of Carols.” It will include Vaughn William’s “Fantasia on Christmas Carols.”
The Master Chorale, which has been bringing performances to the Valley for nearly 40 years, welcomes new singers. Professional experience is not necessary, simply a voice that can blend with other voices, a sense of humor and a willingness to learn.
New vocalists (17 years and older) should come to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Janin Way in Solvang at 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 5 for a brief warm-up with the director to determine section placement in the choir. Returning members may arrive at 7:30 p.m.
Rehearsals are every Tuesday from 7:30–9:30 p.m., with two or three additional practices just prior to the concerts on Dec. 16 and 17. Members are expected to prepare between rehearsals.
Rehearsals for the Youth Ensemble portion of the choir will begin Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 350-4241.