Singers and music directors of all faiths are invited to take part in a six-week choir school beginning Wednesday, July 23, at St. John Neumann School in Farragut. Each Wednesday rehearsal will run from 7 to 9 p.m. The program will end with choral evensong on Aug. 27, followed by an ice-cream social for choristers and their guests.
Materials fee for the program is $20 for non-members of St. John Neumann Parish. A few scholarships are available by audition.
Youth and adult singers are welcome. Those who wish to learn basic choral conducting are also encouraged to take part. Singers will have the opportunity to participate in weekend Masses if desired.
Repertory for the program will include Gregorian and English chant and works by composers from the Renaissance, Baroque, and modern eras. Works under consideration range from “Crucifixus” (Lotti), “Adoramus Te” (Viadana), and “Hear My Prayer, O Lord” (Purcell), to 20th-century compositions by Louis Vierne, Morten Lauridsen, and William H. Harris.
The choir school will be conducted by Noel Jones, music director at St. John Neumann. Mr. Jones has worked as a conductor, opera coach, and organ recitalist in the United States, Germany, and Italy.
For further details, visit www.sjnmusic.com or e-mail.