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HRP Auditions
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic is currently seeking the following for additions to our '16-'17 roster: Section Strings - Violin, Viola, Double Bass. Section Percussion. Winds, Brass, Percussion & Auxiliary instruments are encouraged to apply for per-concert and substitute consideration. We often utilize additional players throughout the season as our instrumentation needs change for certain programs. Interested musicians should visit www.hrphil.org/auditions for more information and to access the online Audition Form. The mission of the Hampton Roads Philharmonic is to inspire, enrich, and connect our community with classical music performed by local musicians.  A diverse and rapidly growing orchestra, the HRP includes active and retired military, music teachers, students, senior citizens, and youth. Our orchestra rehearses weekly, Tuesday nights, 7-9pm in Hampton.  We will be performing four exciting programs throughout our 2016-2017 season throughout Hampton Roads.

HRP Young Artist Competition
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic is hosting its 1st Annual Young Artist Competition.  This competition is intended for those searching for performing opportunities as a soloist, or those who would like to receive individual feedback from professional guest adjudicators. Decided by an adjudicated competition, the winner will perform with the Hampton Roads Philharmonic as a featured soloist in its first annual Young Artist Competition Showcase performance in March 2017. This competition is open to instrumentalists up to age 22. Application is due with paid registration fee ($25) by October 28, 2016. Our registration fee only covers the costs associated with running the competition. The competition is November 6, 2016; the performance is March 12, 2017. For full rules & details, visit www.hrphil.org/yac/ To apply visit www.hrphil.org/apply. Want to keep in touch? Find us at www.facebook.com/hrphil or www.hrphil.org to find our upcoming performances and events.

August Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Tuesday, August 30, 8 pm
Organ & Oboe Recital
Deborah Carr, Organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hampton, Virginia & Melinda McKenzie, Oboist
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the 2016-2017 season August 22 & 23, 2016. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at (757) 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun! To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Monday, August 29, 2016, 5:30 pm
Enlighten! Energize! Inspire!
Auditions for the 2016-2017 Season of the I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc. will be held 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Mondays-August 15, 22, 29 in the Choir Room of Booker T. Washington High School, 1111 Park Ave., Norfolk. Interested soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers should be prepared to sing a song of their choice in addition to requested vocal exercises. Additional audition opportunities may be arranged by visiting the website www.ishermangreenechorale.org/ The Chorale promotes I. Sherman Greene's legacy through choral performances of time-tested and contemporary music. In recognition of its forty-fifth anniversary, the Chorale is offering a season of celebratory concerts and events.

Monday, August 29, 2016, 4 pm
Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 4 pm

Williamsburg Choral Guild Auditions
The Williamsburg Choral Guild, a mixed SATB chorus, is holding auditions for its 2016-2017 season of three concerts.  Auditions will be held by appointment on Monday, August 29, and on Tuesday, September 6, from 4 until 6 p.m. each day.  Conducted by Artistic Director Jay BeVille, the auditions will check an applicant’s basic musicianship, ability to match pitch, sing in tune and sight read a simple piece of music as well as demonstrate his or her voice quality and blend.  Auditions will take place at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg.  Applicants should contact membership chair Danya Zimbauer at danyaz@gmail.com or by calling 757-220-1808.  For information about the Guild’s programs and events, visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org.

BYOV Auditions
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia announces auditions to be held on Monday, August 29. Bay Youth Concert Orchestra: double bass, bassoon, french horn, percussion. Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra: double bass, clarinet, percussion. On Monday, September 26 Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia will be holding auditions for our Junior Strings. This ensemble is for young musicians (violin, viola, cello, and bass) through rising 7th grade. For more information about our orchestras and to schedule an audition, visit bayyouth.org/members/auditions. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Richards,Executive Director, (757) 618-1800 or richards.byov@gmail. Audition requirements and excerpts are available online. All Bay Youth members gain entry to their ensembles through an audition. Concert and Symphony Orchestras rehearsals are held on Monday evenings beginning September 13 at Norview High School in Norfolk. To schedule an audition, visit: bayyouth.org/members/auditions Junior Strings Auditions will be held at Norview Middle School in Norfolk, from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7 pm
Cantabile Project: Can you Give it for a Song?
Join us for a evening of good food, wine, singing and great artsy conversation at the home of Marc and Theresa Kirchner in Norfolk.  Five of our fine local professional singers will delight you with a variety of vocal music from many genres. Visit our website at cantabileproject.org. For more details please RSVP by August 23, 2016 to cantabileprojectva@gmail.com or leave a message at 757-353-2865 for a return call.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Williamsburg Summer Breeze Concert Series. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army Music program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. Merchants Square, Colonial Williamsburg, VA

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7 pm
Cantabile Project: Can you Give it for a Song?
Join us for a evening of good food, wine, singing and great artsy conversation at the home of Marc and Theresa Kirchner in Norfolk.  Five of our fine local professional singers will delight you with a variety of vocal music from many genres. Visit our website at cantabileproject.org. For more details please RSVP by August 23, 2016 to cantabileprojectva@gmail.com or leave a message at 757-353-2865 for a return call.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7:30 pm
VSO: Symphony Under the Stars
Virginia Symphony Orchestra's annual series of outdoor concerts. All are invited to bring family and friends to experience Virginia’s premier professional symphony orchestra performing a family-friendly program of selections that include John Stafford Smith’s Star Spangled Banner, John Williams’ Suite from Jaws and John Philip Sousa’s Hands Across the Sea. The program will also feature a piece by local composer James Hosay titled Rivers of the Chesapeake: The Elizabeth. Free and open to the public. Paradise Ocean Club at Fort Monroe, 509 Fenwick Rd, Fort Monroe, VA 23651

Wonderful Wednesdays 2016
This year's Wonderful Wednesdays music series is dedicated to the music series founder Zelma Rivkin. A season ticket for all four is $75 in advance or $20 per program. Single tickets will be available at the door for $25. For information, call 391-9266 or check out www.jewishmuseuminportsmouth.org. Jewish Museum and Cultural Center, 607 Effingham St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7:30 pm
Ambrosia String Quartet
Audience favorite Ambrosia String Quartet includes Simon Lapointe, violin; Mayu Cipriano, violin; Beverly Baker, viola; Rebecca Gilmore Phillips, cello. Their program features Glazunov’s “Five Novelettes,” Tchaikovsky’s “Children’s Album” and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 7, Opus 59 in F Major.

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