The first official rehearsal is set for Sept. 3 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.. Seasonal auditions attracted several new singers which enhanced this past concert season. Likewise, several new auditionees have been scheduled during both the early spring / summer auditions and projected for August through September for the upcoming concert season.
The performances include the “Family Christmas Concert” Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and the “Easter / Spring Concert” March 18, at 8 p.m. at the Douglas County High School Performing Arts Hall, Mashburn Theater.
The chorale’s board said in a statement, “Through WADCS our singers learn more about music professionally and make friendships with people that will last a lifetime. Our 26th season was enhanced with our professional programming implemented by our chorale’s family and team and our 27th season should prove the same.”
Part of the choral society’s programming philosophy is to entertain, educate and minister to the Douglas County community with a variety of music and artists, society officials stated.
Last season’s variety of featured guest artists and repertoire included William Callaway, concert pianist / organist and society charter accompanist, Babbie Mason, award winning singer, songwriter, teacher and TV talk show host, Edward Bridges Jr., actor/vocalist, violinist Trisha Rutledge, child soloist Christina Coker, ballet and interpretive dancer Katarina Obermeyer and other artists and seasonal repertoire.
Projected programming for the upcoming season will include the same variety of talent plus other artists and repertoire and community outreach events. Likewise, the choral society and its chamber singers are entertaining two very special high profile invitations this year which will offer new opportunities for its singers.
Periodic performance events at key Atlanta area venues representing Douglas County have included a variety of settings. Past concert season appearances include being the formal chorale for the Georgia Citizens for the Arts Day 2000, which is the largest statewide arts gathering in Georgia where the governor and state legislators are traditionally present; the 51st annual lighting of The Rich’s Great Tree At Underground Atlanta on television, The Lighting Of The Chateau Elan, the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet, the groundbreaking / official opening and closing of both the new and old Douglas County courthouses, the third annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival in Douglasville, and more.
Concert repertoire generally includes a variety of audience favorites consisting of sacred / secular seasonal choral and instrumental selections, classical, contemporary, Broadway musical, and spiritual choral anthems to solos, and others.
Information, audition times: (770) 920-1662 or visit the chorale’s website at www.wadcs.org.