Spirito! Singers, an elite choral organization located in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, is currently accepting auditions for the 2017-18 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.
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-Ragazze Ensemble just returned from a three-day excursion to St. Louis, MO. Combining performances and fun, the group of roughly 75 participants took in all of the sights, including a visit to the Arch and the historic Grant’s Farm, watching a Broadway performance at the Fox Theatre, and performing at one of the great downtown historic cathedrals. The girls also supported a local cause by participating in a donation drive to collect new socks and toiletries for a downtown St. Louis men’s shelter for the homeless.
“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 2017-2018 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.
Monday, May 1st from 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, May 2nd from 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, May 3rd from 4:30 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, May 4th from 4:30 - 5:30 pm
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 high school group, Bravura. 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.