Allentown Symphony Chorus

The Allentown Symphony Chorus is a professional level chorus that will be featured at least once a year with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. This chorus is designed to not compete with other Lehigh Valley choruses, and will only rehearse six weeks prior to each featured concert.  The next performances will be in the ASO’s concerts on April 13 & 14, 2019, featuring Verdi's "Requiem."


The Allentown Symphony Chorus will be comprised of approximately 50 voices. There will be special auditions for paid Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders. There will also be auditions for positions in a Scholarship Quartet, which will be open to local college students upon teacher recommendation. 

Our next auditions for new members are scheduled to take place in Miller Symphony Hall's 3rd floor Rodale Community Room on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 6-9pm.

An audition application must be completed and emailed to Donna Fritchey, Operations Manager, in advance to be considered for an audition slot. 
APPLICATION FOR AUDITION - CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE to purchase the approved Verdi’s Requiem vocal score for this project
CLICK HERE for the Mandatory Audition Excerpt

The Allentown Symphony is pleased to present EDUARDO AZZATI as the Allentown Symphony Chorus Master.

 
CLICK HERE to view the biography for EDUARDO AZZATI

 

2018-2019 SEASON


APRIL CONCERT INFORMATION


AUDITIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS
Thursday, JANUARY 17 from 6-9pm
3rd Floor Rodale Community Room
Miller Symphony Hall, 23 North 6th Street, Allentown, PA
Additional audition dates TBA

REPERTOIRE
VERDI'S Requiem

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
3rd Floor Rodale Community Room
Thursdays from 7-10pm (except where noted otherwise)
Miller Symphony Hall, 23 North 6th Street, Allentown, PA

February 7, 2019
February 21, 2019
February 28, 2019
March 7, 2019
March 14, 2019
March 21, 2019
March 28, 2019
April 4, 2019 (Combined with Muhlenberg College Chorus)
April 8, 2019  Monday, 7-10pm (on stage in Hall with combined choruses and Diane Wittry)
April 11, 2019  7-9pm (Chorus/ASO rehearsal in Hall)
April 12, 2019  Friday, 7:00-10:00 pm (Chorus/ASO rehearsal in Hall)

Concert – April 13, 2019 Saturday at 7:30pm (call time TBA)
Concert – April 14, 2019 Sunday at 3:00pm (call time TBA)
 

ATTENDANCE POLICY
Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is the responsibility of each member of the Allentown Symphony Chorus.  If, for some personal or professional reason, you must miss a rehearsal, you must notify the Chorus Director, in writing, at least two weeks in advance.  No more than one absence per year/concert cycle will be permitted.  No absences are permitted during the week of the concert performances with the Orchestra.

MUSIC
Each person will be responsible for providing their own music and black folder.  There will be copies of the music and black folders available at a discount for purchase or as a pdf download from the Allentown Symphony.

DRESS
Black tuxedos with white shirts and bow tie for Men
Long black dress for Women
*At some point, more specific choral attire may be chosen

FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS:
Call the Allentown Symphony office at 610-432-7961 ext. 205 (Donna Fritchey) or e-mail at dfritchey@allentownsymphony.org

 

2018 SYMPHONY CHORUS MEMBERS

SOPRANO
RuthAnn Bartlett
Kayleigh Bennett – College Scholar
Melissa Black
Mary Dawson
Cindy Ernst
Roberta George
Jeanne Harakal
Lynn German Long
Angela Mitchell – Assistant Section Leader
Angela Mosley
Rebecca Shimer – Section Leader
Kayla Smull
Lily Winzer
Donna M. Yasenchok

ALTO
Dinamichele Boyer
Carole Burkhardt – Section Leader
Maggie Callahan
Dorothy Cockrell
Stephanie Condelli – Assistant Section Leader
Kathryn Reichel Dyer
Natalie Foster
Elizabeth Marcon
Heidi New
Nicole S. Roeder
Veronika M. Roemer
Lisa Walton
Kristen Weaver – College Scholar

TENOR
Marc Bernal – College Scholar
Donald Buss
Ron Clever
Bruce Dawson
John J. DeAngelo
Joel Hurley
Michael Jacobson
Samuel Morneweck
Ryan J. Neel – Section Leader
Frank Romaker
Richard Oswald Woodham

BASS
Jack Armstrong
Mike Dutka
James Farrand
Fred Preuninger
Gregory M. Mensch
Milo Morris – Section Leader
R. Todd Rober
Robert Smith