A local chorus, Sacra/Profana, has picked up an honor, being selected to perform onstage this fall when the La Jolla Playhouse hosts the stateside premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Sacra/Profana, according to the playhouse, will be featured throughout the play. The group released its debut collection on iTunes in 2012.
“I am so excited to work with Sacra/Profana, noted for their bold approach to new music and choral singing, as a central part of the community that brings our story to the stage,” director Scott Schwartz said in a news release.
The chorus, which began in 2009, has performed throughout San Diego and has begun picking up gigs with mainstream artists like the Chieftains and with Carlton Cuse, best known for his work on the ABC drama Lost.
Their repertoire is varied, and includes everything from classic choral works, holiday tunes and new compositions to selections from pop artists such as Prince, Maroon 5 and the Smashing Pumpkins.
In addition, Sacra/Profana, which has performed with a number of local arts groups, including Art of Élan and San Diego Children’s Choir, is adding new members. They are holding auditions at 6 p.m. Monday at Mission Hills United Methodist Church, 4044 Lark St.
The upcoming production of The Hunchback …, by Alan Mencken, Peter Parnell and Stephen Schwartz, will debut Oct. 28 and continue through December. Mencken is known for Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Little Shop of Horrors, while Stephen Schwartz is noted for Wicked, Godspell and Pippin.
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