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In Brief

- August 28, 2006


The University Symphony is looking for string players. Come for a meet-and-greet on Aug. 28 or Aug. 29 in the Music Library, Room 105 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Bring your instrument for a short, painless audition with Professor Peter Sacco.


A new town-and-gown Festival Chorus has been established at the University under the direction of Constance DeFotis, director of choral activities in the music department.

The group will meet Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9:30 p.m., starting Sept. 5.

DeFotis says rehearsals for the new chorus will better accommodate the schedules of students, faculty, staff, and community members who wish to sing.

"For the past 20 years, the choral area of the music department has offered a single organization, the Festival Choir, for choral singers at UConn," she says.

"This served as an umbrella for various ensembles, based on the membership and repertoire of any given year. Five hours of rehearsal per week during the afternoon were required."

DeFotis says the significant time commitment and the time of day for rehearsals restricted people's ability to participate.

"We hope that offering an ensemble that meets once a week in the evening for half the amount of time previously required will provide an enticement to engage many more people on campus in singing," she says.

The fall semester concert will include the Te Deum by Zoltán Kodály.

Auditions are in Room 208, Drama/Music Building August 27 through August 30.

To schedule an audition, sign up outside the room, or call 806-486-2284 or 806-486-2562.


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