The South Metro Chorale is holding auditions for singers to take part in its 2014-2015 concert series. The group is also announcing the content of that series
Tuesday evening rehearsals start Sept. 2 at Hidden Oaks Middle School, Prior Lake.
Under director Russell Adrian, the 40- to 50-voice ensemble offers three concerts per season. This time around:
• A Dec. 14 holiday concert will feature Conrad Susa’s “Carols and Lullabies from the Southwest.” Twin Oaks and Hidden Oaks Middle School choruses will help with David Metzger’s “Willamette Winter Suite.”
• A cabaret March 7 and 8 will find the group teaming up with a jazz combo.
• A masterworks concert on May 15 and 17 features Faure’s “Requiem,” with professional orchestra.
Visit www.SouthMetroChorale.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
RenFest celebrates Shakespeare’s 450th
The Renaissance Festival this year will celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.
You’re invited to take part by, among other things, uploading a video of yourself performing a monologue.
Uploads go to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival Shakespeare Competition event page on Facebook. Monologues are chosen from a list on that page. Deadline is Sept. 14.
The top 20 will be invited to the final weekend, Sept. 27-28, to compete on stage for prizes and crowd approval.
Professionals also will perform the bard’s works. There will be 30-minute condensed versions for instance of “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Twelfth Night” and a compilation show.
The festival’s 44th season begins runs weekends through Sept. 28, open from 9 a.m.–7 p.m., rain or shine.
It’s located seven miles south of Shakopee on Hwy 169. Admission at the gate is adults $22.95, children 5–12 $13.95, seniors $20.95; 4 and under are free.
Labor Day weekend at The Landing
Rides in a trolley pulled by draft horses are among the treats this Labor Day weekend at The Landing, the Minnesota River Heritage Park in Shakopee formerly known as Murphy’s Landing.
The mythical townspeople of Eagle Creek will offer games and craft and farm exhibits.