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Save the Date for Next Audition on December 16

Next audition day: Saturday, December 16, 10 AM to 12 PM

Do you love to sing? Then come sing with us!

The Girl Choir of South Florida hosts open auditions for new members in August, January, and May.

All girls ages 6 through 13 are welcome to audition. Once admitted, girls can progress in Girl Choir through Senior Year in High School.

No prior musical experience is necessary. Girls will be placed in the appropriate choir group based on their skills, vocal maturity and readiness.

No appointment is necessary for our Open Auditions. The audition process will take approximately 30 minutes, including an overview presentation of the Girl Choir. You do not need to bring a prepared audition piece.

Auditions (and rehearsals) are at the Girl Choir office located at 3347 NW 55th St in Fort Lauderdale. Off Commercial, near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

Summer Camp 2017

Are you ready to have FUN this summer?!

Then you are ready for The Girl Choir of South Florida’s CHOIR CAMP 2017!!!

Open to boys and girls in elementary and middle school.

Camp meets daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 from Monday through Friday, the week of June 26-30.

Camp is directed by our own Choir Directors, Nicole Straussman and Jorge Valls.

Cost: $250.00 per child. $50 non-refundable deposit due by 5/31/17. Balance due in full by 6/9/17.

REGISTRATION FORM

Safari and Serenades Gala

Join The Girl Choir of South Florida and Florida Singing Sons for cocktails, silent auction and dinner.

Cocktails and silent auction start at 6 PM, followed by dinner at 7:30 PM.

Tickets available now. Tickets are $125 per person, or a table of 10 for $1,000. All proceeds benefit The Girl Choir of South Florida, and Florida Singing Sons.

Safari attire.

Your ticket purchase may be tax deductible. Consult with your tax adviser for guidance.

Tickets Now On Sale For Carol of the Dance Winter Concerts

ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 @ 4 PM
Featuring Lyric, Concert and Chamber Singers
Buy tickets for Carol of the Dance at All Saints Episcopal Church

BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16 @ 8 PM
Featuring All Ensembles
Buy tickets for Carol of the Dance at Broward Center for the Performing Arts

The Girl Choir of South Florida presents 2 performances of “Carol of the Dance,” at All Saints Episcopal Church on December 4 and at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on December 16.

Choristers from all six levels of our program will sing well-loved carols, collaborating with local folk musicians to perform with traditional instruments-flute, guitar, hand drums, and the like. Joyful holiday traditions from around the world will be explored in song-from ancient settings of chants by Hildegard of Bingen to Belgian composer Noël Goemanne’s percussive and exciting “Carol of the Dance” to rousing Yiddish Hanukkah songs arranged by the world renowned Western Wind Ensemble.

The program will highlight repertoire specifically for women’s voices by composers including Handel, Clausen, Daley, and Szymko. This performance will also include professionally choreographed modern works from jazz and musical theatre genres.

Artistic Leadership Transition Announcement

Artistic Director Wallis Peterson to Take Sabbatical; Lindsey Novitske Named Interim Artistic Director

FORT LAUDERDALE (August 17, 2016) – The Girl Choir of South Florida announces that its founding Artistic Director Wallis Peterson will be on sabbatical for the 2016-2017 season and that Lindsey Novitske has been named to serve as Interim Artistic Director.

“Since its inception in 2005, the Girl Choir has aspired to set the standard for excellence in choral music,” said Ms. Peterson. “During this sabbatical, I plan to research innovative works and artistic possibilities for the Girl Choir as well as to envision new ways in which the voices of young women can remain an active and vibrant part of our community. Lindsey is an outstanding educator and musician, and I am confident that she will ensure the continuation of the high-quality academic and artistic experience for which the Girl Choir is known.”

“All of us here at the Girl Choir are grateful for Wallis’s guidance and vision in creating such a unique experience for our girls, our families, and our audience members,” said John Wien, Chair of the Board of Trustees, “and we are glad to welcome Lindsey into the Girl Choir family. Her expertise and talent will be invaluable as we continue our mission of transforming girls’ lives through musical excellence.”

Ms. Novitske is presently the Director of Choirs and IB Music at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, Florida, as well as the District 14 Coordinator of the Florida Vocal Association. Her singers regularly receive superior ratings at music performance assessments and are consistently accepted into statewide honor choirs. She has led choirs on tours to Orlando, New Orleans, Austria, and New York (where her singers performed in Carnegie Hall). In addition to her teaching and directing, she is also the former section leader, vocal soloist, and flutist for the Church on the Hill in Boca Raton. Ms. Novitske holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Florida State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Florida Atlantic University.

“I’m honored to be a part of the Girl Choir of South Florida and I look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence established by Wallis,” said Ms. Novitske. “The opportunity to work with such fine conductors and talented students is truly a blessing.”

The Girl Choir of South Florida transforms girls’ lives through musical excellence. Now in its 12th season, the Girl Choir is the region’s premier singing ensemble for girls and young women ages 6 through 18 and has been extolled by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel as “imaginative, accessible, expressive, and entertaining.” The Girl Choir’s repertoire is broad, encompassing many styles, cultures, faiths, and traditions. The Girl Choir regularly presents concerts at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and as part of many concert series throughout South Florida and around the world. Its multi-level program of ensembles gives each chorister sight-reading, ear training, and vocal production skills while developing artistry and teamwork. In 2015, the Girl Choir was named the Rising Star Nonprofit Organization of the Year.

Open auditions for new members are held in June, August, and January, and all girls ages 6 through 13 are welcome to audition. For an audition schedule or more information about The Girl Choir of South Florida, please call (954) 533-9227, send email to info@girlchoir.org, or go online to www.girlchoir.org.

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Open Audition – Sat Aug 27

Do you love to sing? Then come sing with us!

The Girl Choir of South Florida is holding an open audition for new members on Saturday, August 27, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

All girls ages 6 through 13 are welcome to audition. Once admitted, girls can progress in Girl Choir through Senior Year in High School.

No prior musical experience is necessary. Girls will be placed in the appropriate choir group based on their skills, vocal maturity and readiness.

No appointment is necessary for our Open Auditions. The audition process will take approximately 30 minutes, including an overview presentation of the Girl Choir. You do not need to bring a prepared audition piece.

Auditions (and rehearsals) are at the Girl Choir office located at 3347 NW 55th St in Fort Lauderdale. Off Commercial, near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.