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Chamber Orchestra

Westminster Chamber OrchestraWestminster Chamber Orchestra

Lawrence Spell, conductor

lspell@westminstercollege.edu

 


 

 

  

 

Auditions: Auditions are required of all new community members of the orchestra. All interested community members should attend the first rehearsal, 6-9pm in the Rehearsal Room. The audition date for Fall 2014 is Thursday, August 21st at 6pm in the Rehearsal Room (Ground Floor of the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts). Returning orchestra members do not have to re-audition. Westminster students interested in joining the orchestra should contact conductor Lawrence Spell via email to discuss their music background.

Eligibility: The Chamber Orchestra is open to all Westminster students/faculty/staff, and members of the community. String, woodwind, brass, and percussion players are welcome! Intermediate to advanced instrumental proficiency is expected of everyone. At least one major concert is given on campus each semester, and some performances combine orchestral and choral forces. The class can be taken for credit or audited by Westminster students.

You will be asked to perform the following in your audition: 1) One major scale of your choice, three octaves if possible (memorized); 2) one minor scale of your choice, two octaves (memorized); 3) a prepared solo piece that represents your best playing. Please bring an extra photocopy of the score of your prepared piece; 4) sight reading of excerpts from the orchestral repertoire. Auditions do determine seating; however, we do not seat in rank order from top to bottom. Sections are balanced for strength and seating rotation is possible throughout the season.

To reserve an audition time and for directions, please contact Larry Spell at lspell@westminstercollege.edu

Uniforms: Concert black. Specifics regarding dress and the meaning of "concert black" will be attached to the syllabus each semester.


2014-2015 CONCERT SCHEDULE

 

September 27, 2014
Homecoming Concert
Vieve Gore Concert Hall
12:00 PM

 

October 7, 2014
Concerto Competition
Vieve Gore Concert Hall
7:30 PM
Come support your fellow Westminster students as they compete before a panel of music faculty judges for the honor of being crowned Westminster’s top student musician and a chance to solo with the Westminster Chamber Orchestra.
 
Free admission
 

 

 

 

 
 
December 11, 2014
Westminster Chamber Orchestra
Vieve Gore Concert Hall
7:30 PM
 
Join the Westminster Chamber Orchestra for an evening of music inspired by Prague and the Czech nation. The concert will feature a performance of Dvorak's Czech Suite and Mozart's Symphony No. 38 "Prague".
$5 general admission
Westminster staff, faculty, students get 1 free ticket

 

 

 

 

 
April 16, 2015
Westminster Chamber Orchestra
Vieve Gore Concert Hall
7:30 PM
 
Join the Westminster Chamber Orchestra for an evening of masterworks from the classical repertoire. The concert will feature a performance by the winner of the Westminster College Concerto Competition.
$5 general admission
Westminster staff, faculty, students get 1 free ticket