Placement hearings for children ages 5 to 18 who want to sing with the New Orleans Children’s Chorus will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, at Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd., in New Orleans. Parents of interested singers should contact Teena Baudier at (504) 482-2883 or (504) 399-8871 for information and to schedule an appointment time.

The choirs are open to all children ages 5 to 18 of the metropolitan area. No special talent or experience is required. NOCC finds a place for any young person who wants to sing.

This season includes a Broadway concert with choirs and individual singers performing show tunes, as well as winter and spring concerts. NOCC’s advanced choirs plan a tour to Chicago.

Weekly rehearsals for singers ages 5 to 14 are held Monday afternoons beginning Sept. 8 at Lakeview Presbyterian Church. High-school-age singers rehearse from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays beginning Sept. 11 at the UNO Performing Arts Center.