Auditions

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  • 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.
  • 8/31/2019, Boston MA. Ensemble Companio [MA]: Call for Altos! Ensemble Companio is extending their audition submission deadline, specifically seeking Altos! If you are interested the extension deadline is Saturday, August 31, 11:59 pm EST. This unique traveling chorus meets ten weekends per concert season for weekend-long rehearsals and concerts across the northeast. 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, 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 season, September 21-22.
  • 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.
  • 9/10 & 9/3/2019, Framingham MA. Heritage Chorale [MA]: Heritage Chorale Open Rehearsals. 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. At our September 3rd and September 10th 2019 Open Rehearsals, you'll be immersed in our rich choral sound. The Heritage Chorale sings a wide variety of high quality music. This fall the chorale will perform a striking twosome: The Midnight Mass by Marc-Antoine Charpentier and the Sunrise Mass by Ola Gjeilo. Under the baton of our renowned Boston-area Music Director John Finney, we will present three 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).
  • 9/10 & 9/3/2019, Lexington MA. Lexington Pops Chorus [MA]: The Lexington Pops Chorus Welcomes New Members. Don’t miss your chance to join us as we begin our exciting 38th season! The Lexington Pops Chorus currently enjoys the enthusiasm of 70 members from over 20 area towns. Two free open rehearsals will be held. Auditions are not required, but singers must be able to read music and stand for performances. Our winter concerts on January 17th and 18th, 2020, will feature Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living, Mark Zuckerman’s Tum balalaika, Teena Chinn’s “You Raise Me Up”, selections from Les Miserables, and more. If you love to sing, please join us. We look forward to welcoming you.
  • 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.