Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus, the borough’s oldest community chorus, will present its Winter Concert 2013 on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Church, 116 6th Avenue, in Park Slope.
The program for the Winter 2013 concert includes Handel’s Messiah and other holiday favorites.
The chorus is holding open auditions for its Spring Concert 2014 beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The auditions continue on Tuesdays, Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4 at First Presbyterian Church (124 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights).
“We welcome anyone who has an interest in singing the Great Composers, and more, in joining us,” says Choral Director Doug March.
The chorus rehearses on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. (with a 15-minute refreshment break) with easy access by subway — one block from Clark Street stop on 2, 3 trains and a few blocks from Borough Hall stop on 4, 5, and R trains as well as the A train.
“We are a volunteer, community-based, non-profit group whose purpose is to perform great choral works. Our membership is representative of many different ethnic, racial, and cultural groups and, indeed, reflects the great diversity of Brooklyn, as do the audiences attending our concerts,” says March. “The chorus offers singers the opportunity to perform musical compositions accompanied by class ‘A’ professional musicians and soloists at our concerts.”
The chorus also offers free tickets to middle school and high school students, and invites high school and college music students to join, he says.