The Downey Arts Coalition, in partnership with music director Margaret Zeleny have announced auditions for a newly formed city chorus, the Downey Master Chorale. The group is a new opportunity for singers to be challenged and join a community of musicians that wish to share this beautiful art form with their local audiences.
Auditions are ongoing by appointment only. Sign up at www.downeymasterchorale.org for more information.
The Press Telegram has featured the ensemble’s formation, read about it here at this link.
Zeleny is a former music teacher at the University of Minnesota who later joined the Los Angeles Master Chorale. She performed from 1969 to 1978 under the direction of founding-conductor Roger Wagner, then launched her own choir called the Pasadena Repertory Singers in 1981.
Downey originally had an all-city chorus, the Downey Civic Chorus, which relocated to the city of Bellflower in 1989.