Wednesday, November 14 , 2018, 10:47 am | Fair 70º

 
 
 
 

Channel Islands Choir Holding Tryouts for Winter Concert

Auditions open to singers ages 18 and older

Channel Islands Choral Association works on musical selections.
Channel Islands Choral Association works on musical selections. (CSU Channel Islands)

The Channel Islands Choral Association (CICA) is holding auditions Aug. 14 through 21 for singers who'd like to join the CSU Channel Islands Choir for its winter concert.

Choir director KuanFen Liu, who holds a doctorate in musical arts, is looking for singers age 18 and older of all vocal ranges and abilities, but would especially like to see experienced singers audition.

“We always need tenors and basses,” said Liu, assistant professor of performing arts. “This season, we are also looking for a few more experienced sopranos.”

This winter’s concert is called The Poet Sings: Songs and Poems Inspired by the British Isles. It contains readings and songs from the medieval to the 20th Century.

Music will include carols, madrigals and folk songs such as the Celtic chant “There is No Rose,” as well as “In the Bleak Midwinter,” “I saw Three Ships,” “Joy be Yours in the Morning” and “There is Sweet Music.”

“My singers have inspired me to make these selections,” Liu said. “I chose these musical selections to showcase their beautiful choral sound and to challenge them to keep improving as an ensemble.”

Poetry reading will include the works of William Shakespeare; Lord George Gordon Byron; Percy Bysse Shelley; William Blake and William Wordsworth. There will also be original work by students from CSUCI.

“I wanted to create an integrated concert program to share some of the most well-known and beautiful poetry and choral arrangements with our students and audience,” Liu said.

“For centuries, artists and musicians have felt that words alone aren’t enough to express one’s emotion. On the other hand, vocal music can’t exist without words. This program is the perfect marriage,” Liu said.

To schedule an audition appointment, email Liu at [email protected]

Members of the CSU Channel Islands Choir are from both the campus and the community. Led by Liu, the choir meets weekly as a class in the University’s Performing Arts program (PAMU 307).

— Kim Gregory for CSU Channel Islands.

 

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Email
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership
×

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >