HAGERSTOWN -- The City of Hagerstown is looking for 50 people to form a choir that will perform during the second annual Utility Relief Benefit Concert in December.
Councilwoman Alesia D. Parson-McBean said concert organizers will hold auditions from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at The Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. If more than 50 people try out, those who are not selected will be invited back to perform in January during a concert to celebrate the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., she said.
People who are interested must be 16 or older and can audition by "just showing up," Parson-McBean said. Participants need to bring one prepared musical piece that will take about two minutes to perform.
"My personal feeling ... is that people need assistance," Parson-McBean said. "There's an impact to families when they don't have enough money to make ends meet. That includes paying for utilities."