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Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2005

Juneau Symphony seeks chorus members for 'Requiem'

JUNEAU - The Juneau Symphony is looking for chorus members for its upcoming performance of Mozart's "Requiem," 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium.

All singers are welcome, and there are no auditions. The symphony hopes to assemble 120 to 150 singers.

"Requiem" will be sung in Latin and a pronunciation guide will be provided. Scores and practice CDs are also available. Registration is $30.

The next rehearsal is 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 740 West 10th St. William Todd Hunt is the chorus rehearsal conductor. More information and registration forms can be found at http://www.juneausymphony.org, or call 586-4676 for more information.

Alaska Humanities Forum grant applications due April 1

JUNEAU - Spring grant applications to the Alaska Humanities Forum must be postmarked by April 1.

The Forum's grant program funds a variety of humanities-based projects, including publications, films and other media, lectures, exhibits, public meetings, oral history and humanities-based research. More than $61,000 was awarded to 14 different projects during the last grant period in October 2004. The Forum awards approximately $120,000 annually.

An additional $5,000 funding grant is available for researching the history of the Alaska Territorial Guard. The project should show how the Guard helped draft the Alaska constitution and statehood. The initiative is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities "We the People" program.

For more information, including grant guidelines, instructions and applications forms, visit www.akhf.org, send an e-mail to grants@akhf.org or contact Anne Remick, the Forum's grants officer, at 907-272-5373.

SEAGLA plans Winter Prom for Friday at Silverbow

JUNEAU - The Southeast Alaska Gay and Lesbian Association (SEAGLA) will hold its first formal-attire, dance-themed Winter Prom from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the Silverbow Back Room.

DJ Master Mike will provide the entertainment,

Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. Snacks and a no-host bar will be provided by the Silverbow.

Admission is $10, or $5 for students and seniors.

Thunder Mountain Big Band to play Friday at Elk's Lodge

JUNEAU -The Thunder Mountain Big Band plans to play a monthly dance at the Elk's Lodge, beginning with a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the downtown venue, 109 S. Franklin St.

Vicki Van Fleet will sing with the group, known for its adaptations of torch and swing standards.

Alcoholic refreshments will be served and snacks will be on each table. Admission is $10 at the door.

The show should last about three hours.



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