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Chorale holding tryouts today for 2015-16 season

Concerts to include Bach, Bernstein, Copeland and more

Auditions will be held Monday for singers interested in being part of the Valley Concert Chorale's 2015-16 season.

Auditions will be held today and again on Sept. 28 at the First Presbyterian Church of Livermore, 2020 Fifth St.

The chorale -- which performs a wide variety of music, from classical to contemporary, and folk to jazz -- is seeking experienced singers with sight-reading skills who enjoy exciting and challenging music. To schedule an appointment, call 462-4205.

The chorale's 52nd concert season will feature the following:

* Bach's "Christmas Oratorio"; music of Eric Whitacre in December

* John Rutter's "Requiem"; Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" in March

* Salute to America's musical greats, with songs by Aaron Copland, Alice Parker, Robert Shaw and others.

Valley Concert Chorale is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of singers and supporting musical endeavors in the community. John Emory Bush, the artistic director and conductor since 1998, holds a master's degree from Juilliard School of Music and is trained as a pianist, organist and harpist.

For more information, visit www.valleyconcertchorale.org or call 866-4003.

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