(All voice parts welcome to audition!)ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir is holding auditions for our upcoming season. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 and begin on September 6, 2022 at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Broomfield. Dues are $75 per ‘semester’. Singers also purchase a concert dress which costs approximately $100. Financial assistance is available for singers unable to afford the dues or concert dress. Artistic Director, Christina Lynn-Craig will be holding auditions throughout the Summer. Experienced choral singers ages eighteen through seventy-something are encouraged to audition. If you are interested in auditioning, contact Artistic Director, Christina by e-mail at Tinaregina@aol.com. Experienced Choral Singers are invited to audition for this small (24-32) voice ensemble. All ASTER members sing on a volunteer basis! The audition consists of vocalization to hear the quality and range of a singer’s voice, and learning a short passage of unaccompanied music and then singing it while other parts are played or sung. No sight-reading is involved in the audition, but an ability to learn music quickly and a willingness to memorize music is an important aspect of participating in ASTER. Experienced choral singers ages eighteen through seventy-something are encouraged to audition.
The meaning of the name ASTER comes from The Meaning of Flowers where Gretchen Scoble wrote: “Asters speak of the tiny beginnings from which all great things proceed.”
Mythology holds that asters originated when Virgo scattered some stardust on the earth. The flowers sprang up where the stardust fell. Gazing at a cluster of these small cousins of daisies with their yellow centers reminded people of clusters of stars in the night sky. European custom has it that asters have magical powers. Their “eyes”, both watchful and beneficial, could drive away any evil spirits. Furthermore, an ointment made of asters was thought to cure the bite of a mad dog!