Grande Prairie Choral Arts Selects Jo Rodenburg as Artistic Director

Jo Rodenburg

Jo Rodenburg. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Grande Prairie Choral Arts released a statement regarding their selection of Jo Rodenburg as Artistic Director for the 2010/11 season.

The statement reads:

Ms. Rodenburg brings an excitement and energy to our organization based in her commitment to the arts in the overall region, and specifically in her belief that GPCA has been such an important part of the South Suburban performing arts community.

As a classical performer active in opera, classical concert music and such prestigious organizations as Music of the Baroque, Chicago Symphony Chorus and Grant Park Music Festival; Ms. Rodenburg has first hand knowledge and understanding of the skills and tools necessary for the voice as an expressive artistic medium. She has learned from some of the best, and is committed to share that experience with our singers. Her own talents as a vocalist aside, she brings a background as musician, choir director and teacher. She has maintained a busy teaching studio in Chicago for the past 15 years with a range of student experience from the beginner with no prior voice training to seasoned professionals maintaining and still developing their craft. Her students range from 12 years old to 60 years young. She believes music comes from the heart and when released is one of the most fulfilling experiences a person can enjoy.

Please welcome Jo Rodenburg effective August 1st. She invites all individuals who love singing to make an appointment with the only auditioned choral organization in the South Suburbs to rehearse and perform masterworks in all genres from Baroque to jazz for audiences in the south suburban communities.

The organization announced the following audition dates as well:

  • Tues., August 24 (Prairie State College students – Music 110-01)
  • Sat., August 28 (open) Grace United Protestant Church – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tues., August 31 (open) Grace United Protestant Church 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Those interested are asked to contact: Dan Waterman at (708) 481-8684 to schedule appointment (24/7 voicemail).