Spirito! Singers, an elite choral organization located in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, is currently accepting auditions for the 2016-17 season for the Ragazze and Bravura ensembles. The Ragazze Ensemble comprises girls between 5th and 8th grade, and the Bravura Ensemble features young women in the 9th-12th grade. Members are only admitted at the beginning of the season, so this is the only time of year members can join one of the most coveted musical ensembles in the area.
Fresh off of a highly successful season Spirito! continues to attract some of the area’s most talented voices. Drawing singers from throughout the Western Suburbs, including La Grange, Western
Springs, Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Westmont, Downers Grove and beyond, this respected choral society sings musically rich and challenging choral repertoire from a variety of genres. In addition, its Ragazze Ensemble incorporates curriculum based music theory training as a part of its weekly rehearsals. All ensembles rehearse weekly with a schedule that mirrors the school year. Spirito! also puts the community first, providing members and their families with a number of opportunities to give back to the local community.
“Our goal is to not only create an environment for our girls to learn and experience exceptional repertoire, but to grow as musicians and to thrive within the community,” says Artistic Director Molly Lindberg. “We create an opportunity for our members to perform the music they love, while building civic awareness, and establishing friendships with other young women in the area.”
Committed to creating memorable experiences for its singers, Spirito! Singers-Bravura Ensemble just returned from a four-day excursion to Nashville, TN. Combining performances and fun, the group of roughly 60 participants took in all of the music history Nashville has to offer, including touring the Country Music Hall of Fame, visiting the historic Ryman Theater, recording at Studio B and an impromptu performance on the stage at the Grand Ole Opry.
“Spirito! is quickly becoming a staple organization throughout Chicagoland, which means we can create unforgettable opportunities for our girls within their ensembles,” says Lindberg. “We have a lot planned for next year and are so excited about the 2016-2017 season.”
All Spirito! auditions are held in a non-intimidating, and relaxed setting. Spirito! does not require preparation of an audition piece. Below are a handful of the upcoming audition dates, though additional dates are available upon request. All auditions will be held at the Spirito! Office, located at 900 Jorie Blvd., #102 Oak Brook, IL 60523.
Saturday, June 18th from 9 a.m. - Noon
Tuesday, June 28th from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13th from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Since Spirito! Singers was founded in 2008, it and has quickly become one of the staple musical groups in the Chicagoland area. With Ragazze Ensembles located in Downers Grove, Elmhurst and La Grange, there is an opportunity for young singers to get involved in the organization at an early age in their own neighborhoods before joining the larger Bravura group located in Elmhurst. For any further questions about the audition process or upcoming events, please contact Spirito! Singers today.
To schedule an audition for any of the ensembles, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (630) 581-5440.