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Youth invited to audition

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - The Youth Chorale, a not-for-profit organization sponsored by the University of the Cumberlands Music Department, is holding open rehearsals on February 5 and 12.

Directed by UC Instructor of Music Laura Chipe, the group is comprised of area youth interested in developing their interests and abilities in song. Rehearsals are every Monday from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m for Preparatory Choir members, ages 6 - 9, and from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for the Advanced Choir, ages 10 through high school.

The basic skills of rhythm, note-reading, movement and instrumental playing are enhanced through the Chorale's celebration of the area's natural mountain heritage of making music. In addition to the folk songs and stories from this region's centuries-old practice of sharing in family, school, worship, and the company of friends, the Chorale incorporates the music from other cultures and languages.

Semester fees are $8, which covers the cost of a uniform shirt, music satchel and the purchase of music. Scholarships are provided to qualifying choristers, and family rates are available. For more information, call Dr. Laura Chipe at 539-4336 or email her at