The Heimermann Children’s Choir, founded in 2014 by publishing executive Don Wise and music director and composer Charles Heimermann,
The choir performs and records original works written, arranged and directed by composer Heimermann. Additionally, they have participated in radio shows with an international listening audience and with professional recording artists such as Ricky Skaggs, The White Sisters, Buddy Green, David Phelps and others.
“We are unique because we prepare our students to be ready to perform alongside professional vocal and instrumental musicians of the highest caliber in Nashville’s finest venues, performance halls and recording studios,” Heimermann said in a press release announcing the auditions.
Auditions will be held at the following times and locations:
• 5:30 p.m. on January 10 at Faith Lutheran Church in Thompson’s Station
• 12:30 p.m. on January 13 at at Trevecca University in Nashville
“It is a blessing to be able to provide exceptional musical training to such talented boys and girls in middle Tennessee,” Wise said in the press release. “It has been our goal since the founding of the choir to develop leadership skills through performance and we are proud of the remarkable talent and hard work from the boys and girls who have participated in the choir.”
The Heimermann Children’s Choir provides musical training designed specifically for the talent found in young voices. Vocal technique, reading music and music theory are taught in a positive, classical environment.
This semester two choirs will be formed: the Junior Choir and the Advanced Choir. The students will be placed based their vocal abilities.
Students may select either Nashville or Thompson’s Station as his or her main location, but they are allowed to attend either rehearsal location.
For the Thompson’s Station location at Faith Lutheran Church, the Junior Choir meets from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.
The Advanced Choir rehearses from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.
In addition to weekly rehearsals, each semester will include various performances and recording sessions.
Prospective students should be prepared to perform a simple song at auditions without accompaniment. There is no need for an extensive preparation. Even a rendition of “Happy Birthday” or “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” will suffice. The selection will consider each student’s tonal quality and his or her ability to focus and follow instructions.
Individual auditions can be accommodated if the above listed times do not fit prospective students’ schedules.
Watch “Meet Charles Heimermann and the Heimermann Children’s Choir” on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/
The mission of the Heimermann Children’s Choir is to educate and inspire a new generation of young singers by surrounding them with professional musicians performing new sacred compositions. The choir’s vision is to provide an exceptional training program for musically talented boys and girls regardless of their social background or financial circumstances. It also strives to help enrich the spiritual life of middle Tennessee by performing sacred works and to produce a musical organization that is recognized throughout the area as the best of its kind.
For more information or to sign up for an audition please go to: www.hccsings.com