Auditions

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  • 8/18/2019, Boston MA. Ensemble Companio [MA]: Audtion for Ensemble Companio—a unique choir with members from across the Northeast! This unique traveling chorus meets ten weekends per concert season for weekend-long rehearsals and concerts across the northeastern US. For many singers, this model provides greater flexibility than more-traditional weekly rehearsal models. However this setup simultaneously requires greater individual responsibility as singers are expected to study and memorize music between rehearsals scheduled weeks apart. This commitment to the music and ensemble is the secret ingredient to Ensemble Companio’s high-level and richly-rewarding musical excellence and close camaraderie. To audition for Ensemble Companio e-mail auditions@ensemblecompanio.org. We will give you an overview of the chorus, the upcoming season, and walk you through the audition process which involves recording vocal exercises and musical excerpts and submitting them for evaluation. The final in-person round will take place during the first rehearsal weekend of the year, September 21-22. The 2019–2020 audition submission deadline is Sunday August 18, 11:59 EST. Please visit our website to hear Ensemble Companio in action and learn more about this amazing choir!
  • 8/26/2019, Arlington MA. Cantilena [MA]: SSAA - August Auditions - Cantilena - Arlington. Cantilena is holding Soprano & Alto voice-part auditions for the 2019-2020 season, by appointment only. Rehearsals begin Sept 9th. Visit our website to see more about our group. Click on the link to learn more about Cantilena's auditions and to reserve your audition time; https://forms.gle/qVp4Pj2tzJwjLnj28. Social media link: https://www.facebook.com/events/561471151054085/
  • 8/26, 8/27 & 8/28/2019, Brookline MA. Metropolitan Chorale [MA]: Auditions for 2019-20 Season. Auditions will be held August 26th – 28th from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at All Saints Parish in Brookline (1773 Beacon Street) on the D line. Please email Reka Peterson, Chorale Administrator at admin@metropolitanchorale.org to schedule a 15-minute audition. Auditions include vocalizing, an aural memory evaluation, and sight reading. Singers are encouraged to bring a prepared piece, but this is not required. 2019-20 Season information: November 8, 2019 - Kodály: Budavári Te Deum, Janáček: Amarus, Mendelssohn: Die erste Walpurgisnacht - Collaboration with Chorus pro Musica. March 15, 2020 - Music inspired by the World's Fair. May 16-17, 2020 - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Collaboration with New Philharmonia Orchestra. The Metropolitan Chorale is a 100-voice auditioned chorus, and one of Boston’s premier vocal ensembles. Our emphasis on culturally significant programming, combined with excellence in performance, yields a unique artistic contribution to the city of Boston. The chorus is led by Music Director Lisa Graham. Our mission is to unite singers who share the joy of learning and performing a challenging traditional and contemporary repertoire, and to support the growth of music in our community. We strive for a quality of performance that challenges the chorus and attracts an appreciative and loyal audience.
  • 8/29 & 9/4/2019, Cambridge MA. The Cambridge Chamber Singers [MA]: Auditions for the 2019–2020 season. The Cambridge Chamber Singers are holding auditions for experienced amateur singers. We rehearse Thursday evenings at MIT. The December 7-8 concerts will include Palestrina, Schütz, and Schumann; in May we'll be doing an exciting collaboration with the Boston New Music Initiative. Find out more at http://www.cambridgemadrigals.org/auditions.html, or email CTRoosevelt@gmail.com or call 617-958-1853 for an audition time. In the 10-minute audition you will: 1) Sing a prepared, unaccompanied piece – something you’re comfortable with. Demonstrate 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.
  • 9/3 & 9/8/2019, Brookline MA. Cantata Singers [MA]: Auditions for Cantata Singers. Cantata Singers’ 2019-2020 season includes choral music of J.S. Bach, George Frideric Handel, Charles Ives, Yehudi Wyner, Aaron Copland, Irving Fine, Gabriel Fauré, and C. Hubert H. Parry, as well as a new commission by Richard Festinger. Additionally, this season’s Chamber Series features solo songs in two themed concerts: "Under the Northern Lights, Songs from the Nordic" and "Flora and Fauna, Nature’s Timeless Inspiration." Audition Times are by appointment, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 6:30-9:30 pm, and Sunday Sept 8, 2019, 6:30-9:30 pm. Call Michelle Rush at 617-868-5885, or email mrush@cantatasingers.org, to schedule an audition. If emailing, please include your name, voice part, phone number, e-mail address, and home address. For the audition, please prepare one or two pieces. Art songs, cantata arias, or oratorio arias are ideal audition materials. Please do not bring opera arias. If preparing two pieces, bring ones in different languages. One piece in German would be lovely. The audition may include sight-reading. Cantata Singers will provide a piano accompanist. Please bring an extra copy of your music for the accompanist.
  • 9/3/2019, Manchester NH. New Hampshire Gay Men's Chorus [NH]: Open Auditions for Winter Concert Season. New singers are encouraged to audition to perform in the 2019 Winter Concert Series, "Amid the Winter’s Snow", on the following dates: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 6:30 to 7:00 pm (rehearsal follows from 7:00-9:30 pm.); and Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 6:30 to 7:00 pm (rehearsal follows from 7:00-9:30 pm.). The Chorus seeks adult men over the age of 18 — gay, straight (gay-friendly), or adults who identify as male, who enjoy singing in four-part, men's TTBB harmony. Auditions are quick, private and easy. You don’t need to have any material or music prepared. It is an exercise in pitch matching to place your voice in the proper section. The ability to read music is helpful, but it is not a requirement for joining. Rehearsals repeat every Tuesday through the concert series in December. NHGMC asks every member for $50 seasonal membership dues. Members are also asked to purchase a tuxedo to wear at most concert performances. The not-for-profit NHGMC, now celebrating its 21st year, performs two concert series per year in at least four New Hampshire cities, as well as many special outreach performances at assisted living centers and high-profile civic, sports and interfaith service events. Today, the Chorus is larger, stronger, in higher demand, and more respected throughout New Hampshire than at any other time in its history. If you don't sing, NHGMC also welcomes volunteers (women and men) on its support staff.
  • 9/4/2019, Brattleboro VT. Brattleboro Concert Choir [VT]: Sing with the Brattleboro Concert Choir! Open Rehearsal and Auditions. The Brattleboro Concert Choir invites new singers of all voice parts to an Open Rehearsal on Wednesday September 4, 2019, 7-9pm. Come and experience our supportive community of dedicated musicians (and some refreshments, as well)! We are looking for singers to join us for a season including works of J.S. Bach, Arvo Pärt, Ola Gjeilo, Maria Guinand, Herbert Howells, and Isabella Leonarda. For new singers already committed to joining us, auditions will be held by appointment starting in the afternoon and evening on Wednesday August 28, also at the Brattleboro Music Center. For questions about the Open Rehearsal or the audition process, please contact Music Director Jonathan Harvey at the Brattleboro Music Center (802-257-4523; info@bmcvt.org).
  • 9/10/2019, Cromwell CT. GMChorale [CT]: The GMChorale invites singers for the 2019-2020 season. The 90-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. The GMChorale rehearses in Cromwell on Tuesday evenings. Singers interested in joining the Chorale may participate in open rehearsals from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Tuesday, September 3, and Tuesday, September 10, 2019, before scheduling a private audition with Maestro D’Eugenio. To register for the open rehearsal and/or schedule an audition, please contact audition coordinator and scheduler, Margie Livengood at margie.livengood@gmchorale.org or 860-633-6198.