The Paducah Symphony Choirs will be hosting auditions for singers from grades 3 through adult from Aug. 15-31.

The Paducah Symphony Children's Chorus is a choir made up of young singers, grades 3-7. The choir performs frequently during the academic year including with the symphony during their annual holiday concert. The Children's Chorus is conducted by Dr. Bradley Almquist, director of choral activities at Murray State University.

The Paducah Symphony Youth Chorus is composed of singers grades 8-12. They perform regularly with the Children' Chorus and the Symphony Chorus. They are conducted by Samantha Veal, director of choirs at Paducah Middle School. Both choirs rehearse in Paducah and perform throughout the Purchase region.

More than just singing songs, the Children's Chorus and Youth Chorus provide instruction in music literacy, part-singing and proper vocal function. They also introduce children to the highest standards of western art music, music from other world cultures, and American musical traditions. The choirs provide the children with a positive and creative means of expressing themselves through music, help to develop self-esteem through hard work, achievement and success, and encourage a positive sense of individuality and personal responsibility within the group setting of the choir.

The Paducah Symphony Chorus, a chorus of adult singers, is conducted by Dr. Bradley Almquist They perform with the Symphony Orchestra during the annual Holiday Concert, the Choral/Orchestral Masterworks Concert each April and the Made In America Concert, featuring American composers.

To schedule an audition or receive additional information, please call the Symphony Office at (270) 444-0065.

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