Auditions Opening for October Latino Cultural Celebration

  By Heather Whittle Wrigley, Church News and Events

  • 23 May 2012

Article Highlights

  • The annual Latino Cultural Celebration will take place at 7:00 p.m. on October 26 and 27 in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Auditions for singing and dancing parts will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on June 2, 9, and 16.
  • Interested individuals can schedule an audition at audiciones.notlong.com or by sending a request via e-mail to elencosud@ldschurch.org.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting the Latino community along the Wasatch Front to participate in October’s upcoming Latino Cultural Celebration by auditioning in June for the choirs and dance groups that will be performing.

As in past years, thousands of Spanish-speaking members from the community will gather for the festive cultural event, which will include music, songs, and dances in the Conference Center at 7:00 p.m. on October 26 and 27. This year’s program will commemorate the coming of Jesus Christ to the ancient civilizations of the New World.

“Our goal is to gather the local Latino community, rich in heritage, to share in an evening of music, dance, and inspirational messages,” said Malcolm Botto, artistic director for the event.

Event coordinators are looking for 364 adults and 120 children (ages 8–12 years) to form an adult choir and a children's choir. Experienced folkdance groups representing Latin American, Pacific Islander, and Native American cultures are also being sought to perform in the celebration.

All participants, regardless of past involvement, are required to audition.

Interested individuals can schedule an audition at audiciones.notlong.com or by sending a request via e-mail to elencosud@ldschurch.org.

Auditions will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. during three days in June:

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Layton Utah Holmes Creek Stake Building

125 Chapel Street

Layton, Utah

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Brigham Young University

Richards Building, Room 2206

Provo, Utah

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Murray Utah Stake Building

160 East 4600 South

Murray, Utah

Requirements for adult choir audition:

  1. Prepare one verse of a Latter-day Saint hymn or one verse of any song of your choice. An accompanist will be provided.
  2. Participants will be tested to determine which voice part they will sing (soprano, alto, tenor, or bass).
  3. Sing a small section of a song that will be given at the time.

Adult choir audition form (PDF)

Requirements for children’s choir audition:

  1. Prepare the first verse of the song “When He Comes Again” (Children’s Songbook, 82) or a verse of a nursery rhyme. An accompanist will be provided.
  2. Children will be tested to determine which voice part they will sing (first or second).

Children’s choir audition form (PDF)

Requirements for the dance audition:

  1. Prepare a two-minute-or-less dance number that demonstrates your performance abilities. It is preferable to present a folkloric dance from your culture and to be dressed in the traditional attire.
  2. You may choose to audition with no more than three other people.
  3. Learn and present a short dance that will be taught to you at the audition.

Audition form for dancers and other groups (PDF)

Audition requirements for established dance groups:

  1. Prepare a two-minute-or-less dance number that demonstrates your performance abilities. It is preferable to present a folkloric dance from your culture and to be dressed in the traditional attire.

Audition form for dancers and other groups (PDF)