The Valley Symphony Choral will hold auditions on Monday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 21 at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex Choir Room located at 1201 W. University Drive in Edinburg from 4:00 – 6:00 PM by appointment only. To audition for the all-volunteer VSO Choral requirements include: the ability to sing "Gloria to God" from Messiah by Handel; sing the first phrase of "America the Beautiful"...(O beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain) unaccompanied in many different keys and finally a simple sight-reading with an example will also be required.

Visit us online at www.valleyorchestra.org/chorale-auditions to download the audition music. The Valley Symphony Chorale is set to perform in two major symphonic concerts this season. A Touch of Frost – VSO Concert III set for Friday, December 7 and again in the Spring on Friday, April 5, 2019, at The 3B’s: Brahms, Beatles And Beethoven – VSO Concert V -- the season finale. To sign up for an audition appointment, email Dr. David Means, Choral Conductor at david.means@utrgv.edu. If selected, be prepared to rehearse on Monday evenings at the UTRGV choir room from 7:00 – 9:30 pm beginning in September.

VSO 2018-19 Season Subscriptions On Sale Now through September 29

The Valley Symphony Orchestra and Peter Debrowski, Music Director/Conductor, presents the 2018-2019 “SYMPHONY…That’s Entertainment,” five-concert series package which opens on September 28 with Concert I - A Night In Paris; October 26 with Concert II - A Harry Potter Halloween; December 7 with Concert III - A Touch of Frost; March 1, 2019 with Concert IV - Hooray For Hollywood and wrapping the season with Concert V - The 3B’s: Beatles, Brahms And Beethoven on April 5, 2019. All five concerts will be held at the McAllen Performing Arts Center located at 801 Convention Center Blvd on Friday evenings from 8:00 – 10:00 PM.

For the best ticket savings, consider purchasing a season subscription. Season tickets range in price with Backhouse at $190, Front House at $240 and Orchestra at $290 per subscription. A savings of upwards of 37% vs. single ticket online purchases spread across the season. There are many benefits to becoming a season subscriber which include a guaranteed annual seat reservation period ahead of the general public, first notice on all upgrades, guest artist info, no hassle ticket replacements for lost or misplaced tickets, monthly e-newsletter announcements and so much more.

For a complete list of concerts, season savings, music repertoire and guest artist information visit us online at www.valleyorchestra.org. Patrons may purchase their season tickets directly from the McAllen Convention Center Box Office open (Monday thru Friday) from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Or go online to www.valleyorchestra.org for a direct link to instant map selections via TicketMaster. For specific questions about seating locations and availability, call the VSO Box Office to (956) 661-1615. Purchase early for the best seating locations.