*The Buffalo Choral Arts Society will hold midseason auditions in the evening of Jan. 4 in Sweet Home High School (1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst). Prospective auditioners should prepare a solo from any published source that best exemplifies the singer's range, tone and interpretive qualities. Pitch matching, range exercises and sight reading will make up the rest of the audition. For more information, visit www.buffalochoralarts.org. To schedule an appointment, call Nancy Cannizzaro at 847-6930 or 856-1357.
*The Towne Players of Kenmore-Tonawanda will hold auditions for its winter production of "Twentieth Century." Seven males and three females ages 18 and up are sought. Auditions will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Sheridan Parkside Community Center (169 Sheridan Parkside Drive, Tonawanda). Also sought are people to work back stage and help with props, set construction, decoration, costumes and other needs. For more information, call William Hooley at 636-5333 or Glenn Jumper at 693-9641.
*The Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus is seeking community members to join the organization as either a volunteer or singer. Auditions for singers are open to male vocalists, straight or gay, and take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 4 and 11 in St. John's Grace (51 Colonial Circle). To schedule an appointment, call artistic director Barbara Wagner at 668-1124 or 359-1894.
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-- Evonne Austin