LAGRANGE, Ga. — LaGrange College and the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra are teaming up to create a new choral group, the LaGrange Symphony Chorus, which officials hope will provide new opportunities for LaGrange students.
The college and the symphony have long been partners, but the chorus will be a new endeavor for the two institutions. The symphonic-level chorus will be led by Deborah Ogle, LaGrange College director of choral activities, and a college ensemble will be the core of the group.
"Our primary purpose is to provide opportunities for selected students to learn and perform masterworks of orchestral choral music," Ogle said. "The chorus will enhance the academic program of the music department and provide academic course credit for student participants."
The chorus is expected to perform at least twice a year during the regular LSO concert season.
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Community and regional singers, who will be selected through auditions, will also be able to perform with the group. Officials also said they will maintain ties with area choral groups and invite them to perform during certain concerts.
Auditions for all singers for the new group will be in early August.