Auditions

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  • 9/3/2018, Arlington MA. Cantilena [MA]: Auditions for the 2018-2019 Season. Cantilena, a women’s chorale, seeks new members in all treble voice parts (SSAA) to join us for the 2018-2019 season. Choral experience and the ability to read music are preferred. Fall auditions are currently being scheduled on several evenings starting the week of Monday Aug 27, 2018. If you are interested, please fill out the audition request form on the website before September 3, 2018. All auditions are by appointment only and consist of two meetings: 1. An appointment with the Music Director for approximately 15 minutes that includes vocalization, pitch-matching, and sight-reading exercises. Singers are also asked to prepare a song of their choice to demonstrate vocal quality, technique and musicality which will be sung without piano accompaniment. The song can be a simple hymn or folk song; it need not be a formal aria or art song. 2. The second meeting will give singers a better sense of a Cantilena rehearsal. Singers who successfully complete the initial audition will be invited to sing with the full ensemble in the first rehearsal of the semester. Formal invitations for membership will be extended based on blend and balance at this rehearsal. Singers may e-mail Music Director Jennifer Kane directly at search@cantilena.org. Cantilena Women’s Chorale is comprised of singers from a great variety of occupational backgrounds and levels of training; nonetheless, members take their charge of excellence seriously, sharing a passion for music. Cantilena prepares two major programs per year; rehearsing from September to May on Monday evenings from 7:30-10:00 p.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Arlington. As a strong and supportive community, Cantilena singers enjoy friendships and a break from daily stress through the music making process!
  • 9/4 & 9/9/2018, Boston MA. Cantata Singers [MA]: Audition for Cantata Singers. Cantata Singers’ 2018-2019 season includes choral music of J.S. Bach, John Harbison, F.J. Haydn, Arvo Pärt, James Primosch, Igor Stravinsky, Anton Bruckner, and Giovanni Gabrieli, as well as solo repertoire by European and American women composers. Audition times (by appointment): September 4 and 9, 6:30-9:30 pm. Call Michelle Rush at 617-868-5885, or e-mail mrush@cantatasingers.org, to schedule an audition. Please include your name, voice part, phone number, e-mail address, and home address.Audition Material: Please prepare one or two pieces (art songs, cantata arias, or oratorio arias are ideal; please do not bring opera arias). If preparing two pieces, bring ones in different languages (one piece in German would be lovely). A piano accompanist will be provided; Please bring an extra copy of your music for the accompanist. The audition may include sight-reading.
  • 9/4/2018, Weston MA. In Choro Novo [MA]: In Choro Novo Auditions.
  • 9/4 & 9/5/2018, Andover MA. New England Classical Singers [MA]: Auditions. NECS is auditioning for a performance on December 2, 2018, of J.S. Bach's Magnificat in D major. New England Classical Singers is a highly accomplished choral ensemble of 30+ voices that performs significant choral works from a variety of centuries and styles. Auditions for prospective members are held twice a year–early September and mid-December by appointment. Singers should possess excellent musicianship skills including strong sight reading skills. The audition consists of a vocal warm-up, aural memory and pitch differentiation exercises, and sight reading. No prepared piece necessary.
  • 9/11 & 9/4/2018, Cromwell CT. GMChorale [CT]: GMChorale Auditions Fall 2018. The GMChorale invites interested singers in all voice parts to audition to join the ensemble as it prepares for its 42nd concert season. The 80-voice GMChorale, led by Artistic Director Joseph D’Eugenio, performs two major concerts each season, often with full orchestra, and is often invited to perform with other ensembles, including the Hartford Chorale, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and others. Singers interested in joining the Chorale may participate in open rehearsals on Tuesday, September 4, and Tuesday, September 11, 2018 before scheduling a private audition with Maestro D’Eugenio. The GMChorale rehearses in Cromwell on Tuesday evenings. To register for the open rehearsal and/or schedule an audition, please contact audition coordinator and scheduler Margie Livengood.
  • 9/11 & 9/4/2018, Westford MA. Westford Chorus [MA]: Calling All Singers! The Westford Chorus begins our Fall/Winter semester Tuesday, September 4, at 7:15 at the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford. Our Winter concert will be “The Killer B’s” including music from Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and more! Consider joining our fun, friendly group. Open rehearsals will be held September 4 and 11, with no audition required. Our Winter concerts will be held January 26 and 27.
  • 9/11 & 9/4/2018, Framingham MA. Heritage Chorale [MA]: Heritage Chorale Open Rehearsal. Come sing with us! Explore what it's like to perform with a chorus of talented, committed singers under truly distinguished musical leadership. Our Open Rehearsals are welcoming, and our audition process is friendly. The Heritage Chorale sings a wide variety of high quality music. This fall the chorale will perform selections from Leonard Bernstein’s repertoire of masterpieces, including an adaptation of his extraordinary Mass, a suite of music from his landmark musical West Side Story, selections from J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, and “Make this Garden Grow” from his well-known opera Candide. We rehearse weekly, September through May, in Framingham. Under the baton of our renowned Boston-area Music Director John Finney, we will present two concerts this year. Open Rehearsals let you see the energy, talent, and dedication of Heritage Chorale singers, our inspired music director, and expert accompanist. We admit members through auditions in September and January, following open rehearsal(s).
  • 9/11 & 9/4/2018, Lexington MA. Lexington Pops Chorus [MA]: Come Sing With Us. Come sing with us at our open rehearsals. No audition required. Must be 18 years of age or older, be able to read music, and be able to stand on risers for performances.
  • 9/4/2018, Brookline MA. Metropolitan Chorale [MA]: Auditions for the Metropolitan Chorale. COME SING WITH US! The Metropolitan Chorale and Music Director Dr. Lisa Graham are seeking experienced choral singers for our 2018-2019 season. In addition to musical excellence, our chorale is known for its camaraderie and diverse programming. Auditions will be held for all voice parts on Monday-Wednesday, August 27-29 from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, September 4 from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. Please email Reka Peterson, Chorale Administrator, at admin@metropolitanchorale.org to schedule an audition. Repertoire for the season will include Verdi’s Requiem, Menotti's The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore, R. Murray Schafer's A Medieval Bestiary, and a program titled "The Creative Impulse," exploring the historical and contemporary moments when music has given voice to change. Selected members will join the Boston Pops, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, to sing a series of holiday concerts throughout New England.
  • 9/12, 9/19 & 9/5/2018, Worcester MA. Master Singers of Worcester [MA]: Open Rehearsals for the 2018-19 Season. MSW is a chorus of approximately 30 singers under the direction of Artistic Director, Ed Tyler, who rehearse weekly on Wednesdays from 7:00–9:00 pm. Our 2018-19 season will consist of: "An Exploration of the Mass" (November 18, 2018); "On the Lighter Side: A Cabaret/Fundraiser" (February 9, 2019); Mozart’s Requiem, in collaboration with the Manchester CT Symphony Orchestra & Chorale (April 27 & 28, 2019. If you enjoy learning and singing a variety of musical styles - from Mozart to Motown - then come join us! No formal audition is required.
  • 9/5/2018, Somerset MA. South Coast Community Chorale [MA]: Open Rehearsal. Please join us in preparation of our Winter Holiday Concert, which will include classics such as Haydn's Te Deum, Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F Major, and Hallelujah Chorus. We will also be performing a few Christmas favorites such as "A Pentatonix Christmas", "We Need a Little Christmas", "O Holy Night", and many more. We invite you to come have fun singing with us! https://www.facebook.com/events/266961857250763/
  • 9/5 & 9/6/2018, Cambridge MA. The Cambridge Chamber Singers [MA]: Auditions for 2018-2019 Season. Experienced singers of all parts are encouraged to audition. We rehearse from 7:15–9:30 PM on Thursday nights at MIT (Kendall Square, Cambridge). Rehearsals begin on September 6. Audition slots are available on Thursday, August 30, 7:15–9:30 PM; Wednesday, September 5, 7:15–9:30 PM; and Thursday, September 6, 6:00–7:30 PM. In the 10-minute audition you will: 1) Sing a prepared, unaccompanied piece – something you’re comfortable with, demonstrating accuracy and expressiveness; 2) Sight read Renaissance and contemporary excerpts; 3) Do some vocal exercises across your range as requested; 4) Sing back a series of intervals. To commence their 39th year of masterful a cappella music, the Cambridge Chamber Singers presents selections from the English Renaissance, lush romantic motets, and complementary contemporary works, including John Taverner's O Splendor Gloriae, Stanford’s Beati quorum via, and Taverner's God Is With Us (A Christmas Proclamation).
  • 9/6 & 9/8/2018, Boston MA. Coro Allegro [MA]: Coro Allegro Auditions. Coro Allegro will be holding auditions by appointment for experienced choral singers in all voice parts on September 6 and September 8, 2018 and periodically throughout the year. To schedule an audition, please use our audition form at http://www.coroallegro.org/join-us/auditions/audition-form. The audition is approximately 15 minutes and consists of a range check, vocalizing, pitch recognition exercises, and sight-singing. You do not need to prepare a solo piece. Coro Allegro rehearses most Sunday evenings from 6 to 9 pm in Bates Hall at Church of the Covenant in Boston’s Back Bay. Rehearsals will occur on Monday evenings on weekends with a Monday holiday. If your audition for Coro is successful, you will be expected to sing in all concerts for the year. Please review the page about membership. Breathe deep, and good luck at your audition!
  • 9/9/2018, Wellesley MA. New World Chorale [MA]: Auditions for New Members. The New World Chorale will hold auditions on September 9 from 3:00-5:00 pm for new members in all sections (S, A, T, B). Please prepare a short piece (no longer than 3 minutes) that showcases your voice. It can be a cappella or with piano accompaniment. You will also be asked to demonstrate range, sight-reading ability, and language and IPA facility. Please bring two copies of the piece you will be singing and a copy of your vocal CV that includes your contact information (email address, phone, mailing address). To schedule an audition time slot, contact Amy DeRoche at amy.deroche@newworldchorale.org. NWC is approaching its 20th anniversary season. Performances in 2018-19 include Orff’s Carmina Burana, the Mozart Requiem, last movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Beethoven’s Ninth, and more!
  • 9/10/2018, Manchester NH. Manchester Choral Society [NH]: Manchester Choral Society Open Sing. This fall marks the Manchester Choral Society’s 58th Season. We look forward to another successful season beginning with our Holiday Pops Concerts in December at St. Joe's Cathedral in Manchester, and at a new venue, LaBelle Winery in Amherst. Spring 2019 will feature works such as William Grant Still’s “Those Who Wait,” R. Nathanial Dett’s, “The Chariot Jubilee” and Kirke Mechem’s “Songs of the Slave.” Both of these programs are sure to be entertaining, moving and inspiring for our singers and audience alike. All interested singers from high school and beyond are welcome to attend our first open rehearsal from 7:00-9:15 p.m. Please join us!
  • 9/10/2018, Nashua NH. Nashua Choral Society [NH]: Nashua Choral Society Welcomes New Singers. We are a non-auditioned community chorus and welcome singers to be part of our organization. Our 2018-2019 season with Musical Director Dr. Daniel Roihl begins Monday, September 10, 2018. Rehearsals are Monday evenings 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Judd Gregg Auditorium at Nashua Community College. September rehearsals will focus on the December 2 holiday concert, which includes the Bach Christmas Oratorio, Cantata #2, excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, and several other Christmas selections. The season also includes performances as guests of the Nashua Chamber Orchestra for Vaughn Williams's Toward the Unknown Region in February, and Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor on May 5.
  • 9/20/2018, New Britain CT. Main Street Children's Choir [CT]: Auditions for new members only. We are a children's choir for grades 2-8 located in the heart of New Britain. Our artistic director is Ken Craig. Please RSVP at the following email address: mssalombard@gmail.com and mention this listing.
  • 10/16, 10/2, 10/23, 10/30, 10/9 & 9/25/2018, Stamford CT. The Stamford Chorale [CT]: Sing with The Stamford Chorale. Join The Stamford Chorale as it celebrates its 70th year as a non-profit community choir. Rehearsals start Tuesday Sept. 25 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Open rehearsals continue through October. Chorale members include amateurs to professionals. All voice parts are welcome. No audition is required. Just love to sing, be able to stay on pitch and enjoy making music with others! Repertoire is varied, from classical to contemporary music to the Great American Songbook. Winter and Spring concerts will be performed under the direction of Eric Trudel. Follow us at http://Facebook.com/thestamfordchorale