Chorus and Soloist Auditions

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Chorus and Soloist Auditions

ChorSymphonica will be holding open-call auditions on Monday, September 7, 2020 at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, 9601 Old Georgetown Rd in Bethesda, MD (provided we are clear of Coronavirus precautions). The auditions will take place in the Choir Room, which is located in Caulfield Hall, in the back of the church building. Auditions for our professional ensemble and solo opportunities must be scheduled in our Rockville office by appointment. An accompanist is provided.

To schedule please fill out and submit the form above. Attach your resume (with professional choral experience highlighted), sound files (MP3 or WAV) or link to your YouTube site, and we will get back to you promptly. A link to your website is welcomed, but not required.

The audition consists of three elements: compulsory solo selections for each voice category, plus an excerpt from a major choral work, and a sight reading and fundamentals examination.

The compulsory selections are as follows:

Sopranos:
“Ach, ich fühl’s” (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte) or
“Deh vieni non tardar” (Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro)
“Cum Sancto Spiritu” (Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232), mm 49 – 64, and mm 112 – end, quarter note=108 bpm

Mezzo-sopranos/Contraltos:
“Ach, Golgatha, unsel’ges Golgatha,” and “Sehet, Jesus hat die Hand”  (Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244)
“Cum Sancto Spiritu” (Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232), mm 42 – 64, quarter note=108 bpm

Tenors:
“Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön” (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte) 
“Cum Sancto Spiritu” (Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232), mm 37 – 64, quarter note=108 bpm

Baritones:
“Mondnacht” (Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 39) in Db-Major (!)
“Cum Sancto Spiritu” (Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232), mm 54 – 64, quarter note=108 bpm, and
“Et resurrexit,” mm 74 – 86, quarter note = 100 bpm

Basses:
“In diesen heiligen Hallen” (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte)
“Cum Sancto Spiritu” (Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232), mm 54 – 64, quarter note=108 bpm, and
“Et resurrexit,” mm 74 – 86, quarter note = 100 bpm