COSHOCTON -- The Coshocton Community Choir will have auditions for its 43rd season on Thursday, Aug. 29 at The Presbyterian Church, 142 N. Fourth St., Coshocton.

Vacancies in the choir's membership are open by audition to interested singers, high school age and older. A prepared song is not required.

The choir is directed by its founder, Charles R. Snyder, and has become known for its renditions of sacred a cappella literature. More than 700 singers have sung with the choir since its beginning in the fall of 1971.

The choir will present concerts on Sunday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, April 27, 2014, as well as joining the All-Ohio Youth Choir for a winter pops concert on Sunday, Deb. 16, 2014. The choir has also sung in Mt. Gilead, Somerset, Grove City, Wooster, Newcomerstown and Dresden, and has performed for two conferences for the Ohio Choral Directors Association. Last summer marked the choir's fifth appearance on the prestigious concert series at Lakeside Chautauqua on Lake Erie.

Rehearsals for this season will begin on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church in Coshocton. Auditions for the Coshocton Youth Chorale and Coshocton Children's Choir will take place in early October following the Coshocton County Fair.

For information or to schedule an audition, call choir manager Lee Bown at 740-622-3960.