Yankton Children’s Choir offering auditions July 12

Yankton Children's Choir offering auditions July 12 The Yankton Children's Choir is offering one more chance to boys and girls from Yankton and the surrounding area who love to sing.

Children with unchanged voices, who will be in grades 3 through 8 this coming fall, may audition for the 1999-2000 season of the choir, on Monday, July 12, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, 5th and Walnut, in Yankton. No reservations are required.

Most slots in both the Preparatory and the Concert Choirs were filled during auditions in May. However, according to Lea Ann Schramm, choral director of the Yankton Children's Choir. "We know that during the summer several new families have moved into our area and we want those children to have a chance to be a part of our organization come September."

In addition, anyone who missed the May auditions for any reason is also more than welcome to audition on July 12.

Boys and girls will be asked to sing "America" or another familiar song, any round that is familiar to them, and perform a short melodic memory or sight-reading exercise. Singers must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The Yankton Children's Choir, comprised of Preparatory Choir and the Concert Choir, has just completed its sixth season with a formal concert on June 3 and a Twin Cities tour. That culminated with the singing of the National Anthem at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome before a game between the Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros.

For more information about the choir or questions about auditions, please call Schramm at 605/665-4394.

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