Meridians to hold auditions

MANSON – Auditions for the Manson Meridian Singers will be from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Sept. 4 in the vocal music room at the Manson Northwest Webster Junior-Senior High School.

Anyone who loves to sing may try out. This short audition will take approximately 10 minutes and will consist of vocal warm-ups to determine voice part and range, singing a section of a prepared song, and also singing a short portion of sight-reading from another song.

Returning to direct the group again this year will be Jerrold Jimmerson, Manson. Piano accompanists this year will be Ruth Carter and Deanna Meyer, both from Manson.

Interested singers may try out individually or in groups of two. If trying out in groups, the two voices shouls not sing the same part. Possible tryout combinations might include: soprano and alto, tenor and bass, or any female and male part.

Singers who have participated in any previous Meridian productions for three years or more do not need to audition, but do need to contact Jimmerson before Aug. 25 to inform him that they wish to participate this season.

An audition packet an audition time can be obtained during regular business hours at the Manson Iowa Realty office, 1019 Main St. The phone number is (712) 469-3311.

This season’s annual shows will be held on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m, and Feb. 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. For questions about the group or the auditions, please contact Jimmerson at (712) 469-2797.

This will be the group’s 44th season of providing musical entertainment.