The Parkersburg Choral Society is seeking new members for the upcoming 2012-2013 concert season. Interviews for prospective new members are being scheduled now with Luke Zyla, conductor and artistic director of the Choral Society. Interviews may be scheduled by calling (304) 482-8496 and will include basic sight reading skills and vocalizations to determine range and voice quality. Appointments for interviews may also be made via the Internet at email@example.com. Previous experience in choral music is required in order to perform the repertoire presented by the Society.
The Choral Society is a group of local musicians who are dedicated to bringing the highest quality of choral music to the Mid-Ohio Valley area. The group's repertoire includes different genres of music ranging from classical, folk, modern to popular styles.
PCS rehearses from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday evening, starting Sept 4, during the concert season at St. Margaret Mary Church, 2500 Dudley Ave., Parkersburg. Rehearsal and all performance venues are handicapped accessible, and the Society welcomes members with disabilities.
Three major concerts are planned for this season. The first scheduled concert will be at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the First United Methodist Church, 10th & Juliana streets, Parkersburg. This concert will feature the Bach Motet "Jesu meine Freude" and "Sunrise Mass" by Ola Gjeilo. The "Sunrise Mass" will be performed with string orchestra. The annual Valentine's concert will be presented Feb. 17, 2013, at the Vienna, W.Va. Baptist Church. The spring concert, May 5, 2013, will be at the Wayside United Methodist Church, Parkersburg
The concerts are funded by Artsbridge United Arts Fund and local support. All concerts are free and open to the public. More information about the group may be found on their web site at .