Chorus and Soloist Auditions

Chorus and Soloist Auditions

ChorSymphonica will be holding open-call auditions on Monday, September 2, 2019 at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, 9601 Old Georgetown Rd in Bethesda, MD. The auditions will take place in the Choir Room, which is located in Caulfield Hall, in the back of the church building. Individual auditions for our professional ensemble and solo opportunities must be arranged in our Rockville, MD office by appointment. An accompanist is provided.

For more information, and to schedule an appointment for an audition, please send your resume along with an Mp3, .wav, link to your website, or YouTube site of your recent singing with the subject line: ChorSymphonica Auditions, and we will get back to you promptly.

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)
“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