The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida is starting up another concert cycle, and that means open auditions! Anyone who wants to try out is welcome to do so. The first rehearsals of the season will be held on Tuesday, September 8 and Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Sunshine Cathedral in Fort Lauderdale. Afterwards, there will be auditions and voice placements on Saturday, September 19.GMCSF_logo

Attending the rehearsals will give you a better idea of how the chorus operates, should you want to proceed to the audition date on September 19. At the audition, the artistic director, Gordon Roberts, will greet everyone auditioning and then he will ask each participant, one-by-one, to sing either a familiar piece of music or a selection of the participant’s choosing. Sight-reading may be asked of participants but it is not required for acceptance into the chorus.

Also at the audition, participants will speak with the chorus’s leadership team, and they will give everyone an idea of what it takes to be involved in the chorus. There are weekly rehearsals on Tuesdays with sporadic rehearsals on Saturdays; members are required to attend at least three-quarters of the rehearsals for each concert cycle. There is also a $20 monthly fee each chorus member has to pay as dues.

For people who are interested in registering to attend the upcoming rehearsals and audition date, visit gaymenschorusofsouthflorida.org/auditions.html and click on the “register” button. If you have any more questions, feel free to e-mail or call the chorus directly at auditions@gmcsf.org or (954) 763-2266.

ABOUT THE GAY MEN’S CHORUS OF SOUTH FLORIDA

The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, started in 2010, celebrated five successful years in 2015 with over 170 active members. The Chorus’s mission is “to inspire audiences, move spirits, open minds, and change hearts through the quality of [their] music, the power of [their] words, and the sight of [their] joy.” Over the past five years, every single concert the Chorus has presented has sold out. The Chorus also gives back to the community by donating their time and money to community organizations and events such as the Florida AIDS Walk, Poverello, and the Broward County Hospitals Pediatric Auxiliary. The Chorus is under the direction of conductor and artistic director Gordon Roberts. For more information, visit gmcsf.org.

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Mike Halterman
Mike Halterman has been the editor of Hotspots Central since its launch in July 2016. He joined the Hotspots Media Group family as editor of Hotspots' South Florida magazine in June 2013. A former "40 Under 40" honoree in The Advocate magazine, Mike lives in the Tampa Bay area.