A new singing group known as The Bach Choir of Northeastern Pennsylvania, will be auditioning voices for membership on Sunday, March 7, 2010, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Avenue in Jim Thorpe. Membership will be open to all interested singers for anywhere in Northeastern Pennsylvania who wish to audition. The chorale, which will be based in Jim Thorpe, has been founded and will be conducted by Randall Douglas Perry, a resident musician in Jim Thorpe for 30 plus years and member of the American Bach Society, who founded and also conducts the Bach and Handel Chorale.

The choir, consisting of no more than twenty auditioned voices, will be the only specialty choral group in Northeastern Pennsylvania to be solely devoted to singing only the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Plans are underway to begin preparing for the first performance, which will include several choruses from cantatas, oratorios and masses by Bach.

Those who are interested in auditioning for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Bach Choir are asked to call (570) 325 - 9440 to schedule an audition or interested applicants may email ibaroque@ptd.net.