Nine winners of St. Louis Symphony open auditions to sing at Blues pro hockey games

Posted on: September 13, 2017

“The Blues and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra were looking for one person to perform ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.’ The results of the auditions were so good that they ended up with nine,” writes Sarah Bryan Miller in Tuesday’s (9/12) St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri). “This was the first event for a new partnership between the NHL team and the SLSO…. In the first round, more than 650 contestants took part…. Thirty-four of them were instructed to come make music onstage at Powell Symphony Hall on Aug. 26. There were soloists, duos, trios and one quartet, with singers, guitar players, a violinist, bongo players and trumpet players taking part. Judges were tenor Charles Glenn, SLSO principal cello Daniel Lee and St. Louis Symphony Chorus director Amy Kaiser… The setup was borrowed from actual SLSO auditions. The first round was blind…. On Thursday, the contestants learned the results.” Among the winners is singer Montel Moore, a member of the SLSO’s In Unison Chorus. Another, Abigail Stahlschmidt, 21, “is classically trained and has played in several youth orchestras…. She will perform at the Oct. 7 Blues home opener against the Dallas Stars.” All nine winners will perform at Blues’ games throughout the season.

Posted September 13, 2017