Sign Up to Join the Chorus
The Westerville Symphony is getting very excited to perform Carl Orff’s monumental Carmina Burana on
Sunday, April 23rd, and we want YOU to take part in this performance! The Westerville Symphony invites all
community musicians who love singing to join the forces of the Westerville Symphony Chorus. The Westerville
Symphony Chorus will perform alongside the Otterbein Festival Chorus in this grand finale to our 40th
What do I need to do to sing in the chorus?
Check out these FAQs!
What is Carmina Burana? You most likely have already heard Carmina Burana before (the most famous
movement is “O Fortuna;” listen to it here: https://youtu.be/zOVP7qfWMA8). It is an earthy, thrilling, fun
setting of medieval goliard poetry. Think Game of Thrones expressed musically.
How good of a singer do I need to be? If you read music, have a good ear, and have sung in choirs in the
past, you are good to go. You should know that we will sing the entire work in its original Latin, which we will
teach to the choir.
Can I miss a rehearsal or two? While we hope you can attend the majority of the rehearsals, as it will make
the performance the strongest, we understand some prior commitments could interfere. If you must miss a
rehearsal or two and you promise to practice on your own, we can work it out. We ask that you do make the
music assistants aware of a conflict. You can also indicate rehearsals you already know you have to miss on the sign-up form.
When are the rehearsals and concert?
Tuesday evenings in Riley Auditorium at Otterbein University (170 W Park St, Westerville, OH 43081)
• Tuesday, February 21st: 6:15-8:15pm
• Tuesday, February 28th: 6:15-8:15pm
(No rehearsal March 7th due to Otterbein Spring Break)
• Tuesday, March 14th: 6:15-8:15pm
• Tuesday, March 21st: 6:15-8:15pm
• Tuesday, March 28th: 6:15-8:15pm
• Tuesday, April 4th: 6:15-8:15pm
• Tuesday, April 11th: 6:15-8:15pm
• Tuesday, April 18th: 7:30-10:00pm, with the Westerville Symphony!
• Saturday, April 22nd: 10am-12:30pm, Dress Rehearsal with Westerville Symphony (required rehearsal)
• Sunday, April 23rd: 5:00pm- Performance!
Choir rehearsals will be directed by Dr. Gayle Walker, Otterbein University Director of Choral Activities.
Rehearsals with the Westerville Symphony will be directed by Maestro Peter Stafford Wilson.
Where do I sign up? Sign up online using the form below. Make sure you are signed up by Sunday, February 19th!
Once you sign up, you will be emailed an electronic copy of the music and receive a physical copy at the first
rehearsal on February 21st.
Should I invite a friend who sings as well? YES! Share this information with any fellow community
singers you know who would enjoy this opportunity and make a positive contribution to the choir!
If you have any questions, please send an email to email@example.com or call (614) 899-9000.
We will see you all in February! And remember that the performance of Carmina Burana will be on Sunday, April 23rd at 5:00pm.