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September 6, 2012

Purdue Musical Organizations to hold kids choir auditions

Kids in red

     The Kids Choir, shown in this file photo, has been a key part of the annual Purdue Christmas Show for many years.

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University Musical Organizations will conduct auditions at 2 p.m. Sept. 16 for its Kids Choir, which will be featured in the 79th annual Purdue Christmas Show.

Auditions will be held in University Church at Grant and North streets. Boys and girls between the ages of 8-12 with unchanged voices are eligible to audition. Prior to the audition, children are asked to familiarize themselves with two excerpts from this year’s production. The excerpts do not need to be memorized, but those auditioning should be able to sing them with confidence.

"The PMO Kids Choir is a big commitment, but it's a great experience for the children," said William Griffel, director of Purdue Musical Organizations. "We need kids who can sing, move and perform with great attitudes and lots of energy."

A parent or guardian must accompany their child to the audition.

The Purdue Christmas Show, which is attended by more than 16,000 people each year, will be presented Dec. 1-2. Tickets can be purchased by downloading the ticket order form on the Purdue Christmas Show web page at http://www.purdue.edu/pmo/christmas.shtml or by visiting any Purdue Box Office location. For more information, call Purdue Musical Organizations at (765) 494-3941 or visit the PMO Kids Choir web page at http://www.purdue.edu/pmo/kids.shtml

Contact: Steve Schlenk, 765-496-6091, sschlenk@purdue.edu

Source: William Griffel, 765-494-3941, wgriffel@purdue.edu