Quincy Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Auditions

The Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association invites area musicians to participate in its 68th Concert Season. The Quincy Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are comprised of musicians from throughout the region.

The Quincy Symphony Chorus is looking for additional singers to join the ensemble. The chorus meets from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays beginning Aug. 31.

The chorus is a fun and talented group of musicians from all walks of life. Persons interested in singing with the Symphony Chorus should contact Chorus Conductor Dr. Phyllis Robertson at 217-228-2866 to set up a brief audition. Those who have sung with the chorus in the past are not required to re-audition, and are encouraged to call the QSOA office at 222-2856 for registration information. There is no fee to join. The Chorus will present a Christmas concert on Dec. 5 and a pops concert on March 5.  They will join the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and the youth chorus on April 17 for the combined season finale concert.

The Quincy Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Bruce Briney, rehearses from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Tuesdays beginning in September. The orchestra will perform four full-orchestra programs throughout the season. Symphony concert dates are Oct. 11, Nov. 21, Feb. 14 and April 17. In addition, the QSO will perform children’s educational concerts on March 23.

Instrumental auditions will be held on Tuesday evening, Aug. 25. Players are needed for all string sections, and additional brass, woodwind, and percussion players are needed for works with larger instrumentation requirements and for the substitute list. Musicians should prepare a short solo example of their choice that will display their musical strengths. For more information, or to set up an audition time, please call the symphony office at 217-222-2856 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

More information on the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Chorus, Youth Orchestra, and Youth Chorus may be found on the website, www.qsoa.org.