New singers sought for Bel Canto Tweet Published January 25. 2023 12:49PM The Bel Canto Youth Chorus of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem is accepting new singers for the spring term. The choir is open to children and youth ages 7-18, with the Preparatory Chorus for younger singers and the Concert Choir for older singers. The Bel Canto Youth Chorus is internationally recognized for its high standard of musical excellence and style. The choir has been invited to numerous music conferences, traveled internationally, recorded, and sung diverse and thoughtful repertoire. Currently celebrating its 30th Anniversary season, Dr. Joy Hirokawa, artistic director and national leader in youth choral music, leads this educational program. The choir takes a holistic approach to choral instruction that is ideal for any young person who loves to sing and is looking for more ways to be musically expressive. In addition to solid musical and vocal instruction, singers grow as global musical citizens by incorporating historical context, culture, relevance, and understanding of the text. Choristers who audition will perform, travel, develop vocal technique, network with other musicians, and be part of a community of people who are passionate about singing. Auditions are about 15 minutes long and both in person or on zoom. Tuition scholarships are available. To sign up for an audition, of for more information on the Bel Canto Youth Chorus and upcoming events, visit bach.org.