MADRID, JAN. 13, 2011 (Zenit.org).- World Youth Day organizers have issued a call for musicians to participate in the orchestra and choir for the ceremonies with Benedict XVI in Madrid this coming August.
Young people with classical instrument and vocal training are invited to be part of the volunteer orchestra and choir to animate the youth day events.
The invitation is extended to advanced instrumentalists in the string, wind and percussion sections, as well as professional or advanced amateur singers.
Pedro Alfaro, director of the music project, stated his belief that “music is the spiritual art par excellence, with a special capacity to awaken great ideals in people.”
Hence, he encouraged all music professionals to share their talent with young people from the whole world.
The deadline for registration is Jan. 27. The selection tests will take place on various weekends in February. The final choice of participants will be published on Feb. 23.
All the tests and practices will be held in Madrid. The practices will take place on Saturday afternoons beginning March 5, and an intensive schedule will be followed in the days preceding World Youth Day.
The project is being organized by Musica para Todos (Music for Everyone), which aims to spread values through music. The group specializes in activities that combine musical quality with forums that bring the ascetic musical experience to large audiences.
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