Dr. Scott Glysson to begin rehearsals, audition Sept. 28 for holiday concerts

Staff Report

The Santa Ynez Valley Chorale invites singers to beat the COVID-19 blues and join the Chorale and new Music Director Dr. Scott Glysson in rehearsals for holiday concerts in December.

Sopranos, altos, tenors and basses from young adults and up are invited to a welcome reception at the group’s first rehearsal at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the LDS Church, 2627 Janin Way in Solvang. A quick audition for new singers will be held privately. Rehearsals are scheduled every Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. with concerts scheduled for Dec. 18 and 19. All singers are asked be fully vaccinated.

Glysson, the Chorale’s new music director, is also director of choral activities and vocal studies at CalPoly, says, “I’m pleased to be selected as the Chorale’s music director and excited about the uplifting and joyful holiday program we have planned for the Valley. The center piece of the program will be the Vivaldi “Gloria,” one of the most popular of Vivaldi’s vocal works. We’ll also present traditional holiday carols of various faiths.”

Glysson has been recognized for his achievements in conducting in both the choral and orchestral genres. As the conductor of university, high school and community ensembles, he performs both nationally and internationally. As a graduate student, Glysson was honored as one of eight finalists from across the country to compete in the National Choral Conducting Competition sponsored by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). 

For more information contact Erica 805-459-8983.