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YOUTH CHORALE IS GO, AT COUNT BASIE

CJYC BasieThe Central Jersey Youth Chorale is auditioning young vocalists for a new season of performances in and around the Count Basie Theatre.                    

Press release from the Count Basie Theatre

Back for a second season after its inauguration in 2013, the Central Jersey Youth Chorale invites students in grades 5 through 8 to audition for the CJYC, a free program of the Count Basie Theatre and the Red Bank Borough School District.

Auditions will be held at the Basie building on Monday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 17, beginning at 5 pm. The CJYC program is scheduled to run from October through June 2015, and will again operate under the musical direction of Kristopher Zook, local conductor, composer and vocal music educator from Red Bank Regional High School.

Students should prepare a song that reflects their vocal strengths. Once accepted, weekly rehearsals will be held on Mondays from 5-6 pm and Wednesdays from 5-6:30pm at the Count Basie Theatre. This year’s CJYC will perform at local community events and concerts, and in conjunction with select acts on the main stage at the Count Basie Theatre. The group’s repertoire will reflect a wide variety of styles and genres of choral music.

The number of students accepted into the CJYC is limited, so interested participants are urged to contact (732)224-8778 x125 to reserve an audition time — and read on, for more about the Fall Session of classes at the Basie.

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BASIE OK’s CHORALE PROGRAM FOR AREA KIDS

basie-marquee-3-090213-500x375The Count Basie Theatre and the Red Bank Borough School District are thrilled to announce a new, free children’s choral program, The Central Jersey Youth Chorale, beginning in the Fall of 2013.This free program, open to all Monmouth County students grades 4-8 as of 2013, is scheduled to run from October through June, and will be under the musical direction of Kristopher Zook, local conductor, composer and vocal music educator from Red Bank Regional High School. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-6 pm at the Red Bank Middle School, 101 Harding Road, Red Bank.

Students wishing to audition for the performing ensemble should prepare a song that reflects their vocal strengths for one of the two audition days, Monday, October 7, or Wednesday, October 9 at 5:00 PM in the Red Bank Middle School Auditorium.

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