Here's what's happening on the music scene
Here's what's happening on the music scene:
Auditions for children's chorus scheduled
The Central Illinois Children's Chorus is auditioning youths for its 37th season, which will include a holiday performance with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, winter and spring concerts, and community events.
The chorus has four choirs to accommodate singers of various ages and skill levels. Students in grades K-12 are invited to audition. No advanced preparation is necessary. The ability to match pitch and the desire to sing are the attributes the chorus seeks in prospective choristers.
Registration and auditions will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. For information, email office@CICCsings.org or call 359-3268 to schedule a 15-minute audition appointment. Please indicate the singer's age and grade-level. Walk-ins are also welcome.
For more information visit CICCsings.org or Facebook/CICCSings.
Champaign musician subject of new book
Writer Ann Starr of Columbus, Ohio, and Champaign musician Morgan Powell will sign copies of a book Starr wrote about Powell and his music, during the Jazz Sextet The Champaign Connection gig from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at The Iron Post, 120 S. Race St., U.
"Sounding Our Depths: The Music of Morgan Powell" was published this month by Upper Hand Press and is accompanied by a 72-minute CD of Powell's music.
"It is about how Morgan came to write the music he does, what marks his music as unique and what characterizes his creative process," Starr said via email. "It is neither a biography nor an erudite discussion in a scholarly vein. Rather, it's the result of my study of his music with my ear. It's based on many particular and general conversations we've had about his art, along with selections from his notebooks."
Powell, a trombonist, will play with the Jazz Sextet that evening, along with Ray Sasaki, trumpet; Howie Smith, saxophone; Chip Stephens, piano; Dan Anderson, bass and tuba; and Jon Von Ohlen, drums.