Entertainment News July 23

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Schola Cantorum vocalist auditions

Auditions for adult vocalists for the Northwest Florida State College Schola Cantorum ensemble will be held from 5-7 p.m. July 30 and Aug. 6 in room 312 of the Music Wing of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the Niceville campus. Individual audition times may also be arranged. 

The group performs an eclectic blend of music from all periods of composition from early to modern and will present a series of seasonal concerts in December at community venues. 

Singers who audition are expected to be able to read music and have previous choral experience.  Those who need to audition at another time may contact the Director, John Leatherwood, at 850-830-2062. Leatherwood is an adjunct music faculty member at the college and the retired (emeritus) conductor of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra.

Symphony Chorale auditions

The Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale will hold open auditions for vocalists at 6 p.m. Aug. 19 in Tyler Recital Hall in the music wing of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the Niceville campus of NWFSC.

The Chorale, under the direction of music professor Lois (Van Dam) Henry, is a select choral group which performs with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra as well as in independent concerts. The group will perform in November featuring Part I of Handle’s Messiah along with a work to be announced and will also perform in the mainstage theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra in December for a Holiday Pops concert.

To arrange an audition time and receive audition music, email Henry at vandaml@nwfsc.edu or  call 850-729-6009.

Call to Artists: Destin Library

The Destin Library has issued a call to area artists inviting them to schedule an exhibit at the library. Art exhibits will be showcased in the library’s Calhoun Room, a 1,170 square foot unencumbered area frequented daily by more than 300 library members, visitors and residents.For further details, contact Tina Kaple at tkaple@cityofdestin.com or 850-837-8572.

Call for Entries: Pastel Society

The Pastel Society of North Florida has issued a call for entries, soft pastels only, by Aug. 15 for the National Juried Exhibition to be held Oct. 26-Dec. 6 at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. More than $5,000 will be awarded.

For prospectus and link to entry, go to pastelsocietyofnorthflorida.org.

Auditions for Seaside Nutcracker

Seaside will host auditions for the Third Annual Seaside Nutcracker from 5-6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Seaside Assembly Hall, 168 Smolian Circle in Santa Rosa Beach. Dancers ages 8 to 18 from the Northwest Florida regions are eligible to participate in auditions.

The one-time performance of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker in Seaside is scheduled for Nov. 22 and will feature Act II. The performance will be free and open to the public.

An audition fee and pre-registration is required. For more details and registration, direct inquiries to rose.barile@aol.com.