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Moses shortly before the parting of the Red Sea in the animated classic "Prince of Egypt"

‘Prince of Egypt’ choir starting up in South Bay

The Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto is partnering with TheatreWorks to create a “Prince of Egypt” community choir that will perform songs from the musical set to make its world premiere in the fall in Mountain View.

“The Prince of Egypt,” adapted from the 1998 animated film, and with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, will debut Oct. 6 to Nov. 5 as a TheatreWorks production at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts. The play recounts the biblical tale of Moses freeing the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.

The choir, which will not be part of the TheatreWorks production, will sing and perform musical numbers from the play at the Mountain View center on Oct. 23.

The participation fee is $75 per person for the 10 choir rehearsals, which begin Tuesday, Aug. 22. All singing levels and all performers 7 or older are welcome. More information is available at paloaltojcc.org/princeofegyptchoir.