Yes, there is still time!

It’s not too late to be a part of something amazing!  Auditions for Mobile’s Singing Children’s 2016-17 singing season will continue through August. If you have any questions, email us, give us a call, or visit our Facebook page.

Email: mobilesingingchildren@gmail.com

Phone: (251) 285-2285 (Please leave a message)

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mobilesingingchildren

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Not too late! Auditions are ongoing!

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There are two pre-scheduled audition dates remaining in May.  They are Wednesday, May 18  from 3:00 – 5:00pm  and Saturday, May 21 – 9:00 a.m. – noon.  To audition on one of these dates, simply email us and we’ll let you know  the next open time.

To schedule an audition after May 21, simply email Mobile’s Singing Children at mobilesingingchildren@gmail.com. Please include your contact information as well as the preferred date/time of the audition. (Or any specific days that you are unavailable.)

If you would like more information about MSC, one of our staff members, parents or singers would be happy to speak with you .  Each offers a unique perspective into the MSC experience.

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Spring Concert – Sunday, May 15th at 3pm

MSC Spring 2016 InvitationPlease join Mobile’s Singing Children at their annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 15th. The 3pm concert will be in the sanctuary at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (4051 Old Shell Road, Mobile, 36608).  No ticket is needed.

The concert, entitled “Passport to Music”,  will include music from a variety of countries, languages  and cultures. In MSC tradition, the spring concert will feature all four of Mobile’s Singing Children’s choirs: the Preparatory Choir, the Intermezzo Choir, the Concert Choir, and Encore.  In addition to an enjoyable concert experience, this is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in having a child audition to see first hand the full progression of the MSC choral education and experience.

Just recently, the Concert Choir and Encore were graciously hosted in concert at Spanish Fort United Methodist Church in Baldwin County.  This concert offered something of a sneak-peak into the full concert to come on May 15th .  The video link below compiles some guest-posted videos.  We hope you enjoy this bit of a preview and that it will entice you to join us on Sunday, May 15th at St. Paul’s for the full concert experience.

The May 15th concert is free, with donations gratefully accepted at the door.

“Passport to Music”, Mobile’s Singing Children’s spring performance series, has been made possible by grants through the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

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Concert Choir and Encore! in Baldwin County Concert

Mobile’s Singing Children is pleased to announce a spring performance date on the Eastern Shore. Concert Choir and Encore! will perform at Spanish Fort United Methodist Church on Friday, April 29th at 7pm.  The concert is free, with donations gratefully accepted. IMG_9034-004

This concert is in addition to MSC’s annual Spring Concert which is scheduled for 3:00pm on Sunday, May 15th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mobile.  The spring concert, themed “Passport to Music”, will feature all four of MSCs ensembles — Preparatory, Intermezzo, Concert Choir and Encore!

Both concerts are supported by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

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Spanish Fort United Methodist Church
6690 Spanish Fort Boulevard
Spanish Fort, Alabama 36527

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
4051 Old Shell Road
Mobile, Alabama 36608

Spring Concert Dates

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Passport to Music ~ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church ~ May 15th ~ 3pm

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host Mobile’s Singing Children’s Spring Concert, Passport to Music III, on Sunday, May 15th at 3pm. MSC’s music director, Susan Hoitt,  has chosen beautiful pieces that will delight the audience, in addition to having an educational component.  One of MSCs primary objectives to demonstrate how music connects people across time, language, religion and culture. Music truly is a passport to peace and understanding.IMG_9034-004

The spring concert will feature all four of the Mobile’s Singing Children Ensembles: the Preparatory Choir, the Intermezzo Choir, Concert Choir and Encore!  Admission is free,with donations kindly accepted at the door. IMG_9041

MSC’s Concert Choir will also be performing with Mobile Symphony this spring.  On May 7th and May 8th, MSC will be under the direction of Scott Speck for the concert event “From the Oceans to The Stars”.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Mobile Symphony Orchestra. 

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MSC Audition Dates Announced

Mobile’s Singing Children has scheduled open auditions for the 2016-17 season.  Auditions will be held on:

12339423_926822600687394_654874108112203421_o (1)Wednesday, March 30 – 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 2 -9:00 a.m – noon

Saturday, April 23 – 9:00 am – noon

Wednesday, April 27 – 3:00 – 5:00

Wednesday, May 18  3:00 – 5:00

Saturday, May 21 – 9:00 a.m. – noon

Auditions are open to all children in 2nd – 12th grade, but please email mobilesingingchildren@gmail.com to schedule a specific time.

For more information visit our Open House on April 24th and 25th. At the open house, our rehearsals will be open so that potential choristers (accompanied by a parent or guardian) can learn more about our program first hand. This is a great opportunity see what a rehearsal is like, talk with staff and singers, and get more information about Mobile’s Singing Children.

More information about auditions is also available on this website by clicking on Audition Information, or Audition Info in the navigation menus.  You can also email us at mobilesingingchildren@gmail.com.
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Preview of AMEA Performance

Mobile’s Singing Children’s Concert Choir is hosting a preview of their performance at the Alabama Music Educators Association Conference. The free 30-minute concert will be held at Spring Hill Presbyterian on January 11th at 6:30 pm.  Please join us for this special event!

What: Preview of AMEA Performance
Where: Spring Hill Presbyterian Church, 10 Westminster Way, Mobile
When: Monday, January 11th at 6:30 pm
The concert will last approximately 30 minutes.

Year End Giving – Give Local

MusicLoveIn this season of peace, joy and hope, we at Mobile’s Singing Children would like to ask all of you to consider the impact and value of music in achieving these ideals, and remember our organization, as well as other local music and arts programs, in your giving.

Click here to donate to Mobile’s Singing Children via PayPal

It is because of generous support and donations that Mobile’s Singing Children has been able to enrich the lives of hundreds of children over the last 39 years. Through scholarship, music education and appreciation, and community participation, we’re developing leaders for our community, country and world, all while giving back to the community through performance.  Whether its $10, $100 or $1000, your donation to Mobile’s Singing Children is most appreciated.

 

John Rutter: The Importance of Choir
“Choral music is not one of life’s frills. It’s something that goes to the very heart of our humanity, our sense of community, and our souls. You express, when you sing, your soul in song. And when you get together with a group of other singers, it becomes more than the sum of the parts. All of those people are pouring out their hearts and souls in perfect harmony, which is kind of an emblem for what we need in this world, when so much of the world is at odds with itself…that just to express, in symbolic terms, what it’s like when human beings are in harmony. That’s a lesson for our times and for all time.” John Rutter  (As transcribed from an interview “John Rutter: The Importance of Choir” featured on JW Pepper Blog on March 15, 2015.  Click here to view the interview video or read the full transcript.)

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