Lyric opera invites singers to festival

Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009

Juneau Lyric Opera invites all singers to be a part of their eighth mid-summer vocal festival. Dr. Byron McGilvray of Athens, Texas will return to lead the workshop in Mozart's Grand Mass in C minor, K. 427, widely regarded as Mozart's most ambitious and elaborate choral masterpiece. He will be assisted by local conductor Bruce Simonson, with Sue Kazama at the piano.

There will be two early sectional rehearsals: 7 p.m. Monday, July 27, and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30, both at Resurrection Lutheran Church.

The workshop officially begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 2, at Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Rehearsals will follow Monday, Aug. 3-Friday Aug. 7 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, with the rehearsals August 10-14 at Chapel by the Lake. The Grand Mass will be performed the evening of Saturday, August 15.

The workshop fee is $85. Some scholarship help is available. Registration is available at the door.

Visit www.juneauopera.org for additional updates.



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