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Harmonium Choral Society offers high school students an exciting opportunity to participate in its 18th Annual New Jersey High School Student Choral Composition Contest. Interested students are encouraged to view the official guidelines, selected texts, eligibility requirements and additional contest materials at www.harmonium.org/contest.shtml or contact contest coordinator George Moser at ccc@harmonium.org. The Grand Prize is $1,000 with a Runner-Up Prize of $250. Students must submit their original choral compositions to Harmonium on or before February 16, 2015.

Compositions must be five minutes or less in length with text from the selected works by Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost or a passage from the biblical Book of Revelation (see www.harmonium.org/contexts2015.pdf). A panel of judges consisting of professional musicians, composers and music educators will select the winning composition which will be performed and recorded live during the Harmonium spring concert "Apocalypse Now" on June 6 and 7, 2015 at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison, NJ.

The contest is open to all students enrolled in grades nine through twelve in any public or private school in the State of New Jersey. It is also open to all students who are legal residents of New Jersey participating in home schooling at the high school level. Every contestant will receive personal comments and advice about their submission from a professional musician and composer. Visit YouTube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOUYUsUVzqw) to hear Fraser Weist, Grand Prize Recipient 2013 and 2014, and Henry Joseph Mathusek, Runner Up 2014, discuss how the student composition contest has inspired them to continue to pursue a passion for musical creativity and exploration. Harmonium seeks sponsors to support this innovative program. Please see www.harmonium.org or send contributions by mail to Harmonium Choral Society, P.O. Box 1317, Morristown, NJ 07962-1317. For more information, call 973-538-6969.
Posted 10/31/2014. Expires 2/16/2015.

My name is Fabio Pace. I'm president of the men's choir Voci del Baldo Città di Verona (Italy), www.corovocidelbaldo.com. I would like to introduce you our project. Verona is a beautiful city in northern Italy, World Heritage Site, and is one hour from the Alps (Dolomites) and Venice. Our choir consists of about 35 men ranging in age between 20 and 70 years old. We've made numerous records, won several competitions, held concerts throughout Europe and once in the United States with great success. In 2015 we will celebrate the (first) 60 years of choral activity and we were thinking of a tour....

We are looking for a prestigious choir willing to make an exchange based on real reciprocity (number of: days, hotel, people, meals, transfers, guided tours, concerts). It does not important matter who starts the with the exchange. We have had several experiences, all very positive. The last group that we hosted was the King's Voices Choir of Cambridge University (UK). If you know a chorus of good level that would be interested in such an exchange, please contact me at fabio_pace@alice.it.
Posted 10/28/2014. Expires 1/28/2015.

One of jazz's pre-eminent vocalists Sofijazz is holding auditions for a choir. Auditions are being held the entire month of November and the link to apply is sofijazz.wufoo.com/forms/jazzalettes/. Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays. Jazzalettes will be performing various genres such as Broadway, blues, soul, jazz, world music and some other contemporary genres. If you need anything you can contact Sofija through www.sofijazz.com or Nancy at nancy.mahogany@yahoo.com.
Posted 10/26/2014. Expires 12/1/2014.

Need Messiah singers. St. Ignatius Choral Society looking for those who already know the work and are willing to give time/talent to our December 7, 2014 concert. Under new direction by Jean Stevenson we are continuing a 60-year tradition with a few updated twists. Some rehearsal required. Contact us today at saint.ignatius.lbny@gmail.com.
Posted 10/26/2014. Expires 12/7/2014.

Music on the Hill invites singers to join the Festival Chorus for a Christmas concert to be performed in Wilton, CT, on Friday, December 12. Artistic Director David H. Connell will conduct. Rehearsals are Tuesdays beginning November 11 from 7 to 9 PM at Norfield Congregational Church in Weston, CT, 64 Norfield Road. Advance registration required. E-mail ellen@musiconthehillCT.org. Past concerts have included Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil; Holst's Christmas Day; Poulenc's Gloria; and works by Copland, Britten, Randall Thompson, Paul Halley and Stephen Paulus, among others. The Christmas concert will be a joint performance with the Jubilate Ringers handbell choir. Learn about Music on the Hill by visiting www.facebook.com/musiconthehillCT. Join the mailing list there to receive notices of future opportunities to sing with Music on the Hill.
Posted 10/26/2014. Expires 11/26/2014.

The ASCAP Foundation will present Harold Rosenbaum's Choral Workshop for Composers on Friday, November 11, 2014 (note revised date), from 3:30 to 5:00 PM in the ASCAP Lounge on the 7th floor of 1900 Broadway in New York, New York. Harold Rosenbaum, ASCAP member and conductor of The New York Virtuoso Singers, will present topics such as the basics of writing for chorus (ranges, notation, format and font), and tips on how to create a user-friendly score for performers, as well as other practical advice, especially useful to composers submitting choral work to conductors. A brief Q&A will follow.

Each workshop attendee will be offered a complimentary ticket to the New York Virtuoso Singers November 15 performance at Merkin Concert Hall. RSVP required, as seating is limited. RSVP at concertmusic@ascap.com. More event information at www.ascap.com/news-and-events/calendar/.
Posted 10/21/2014. Expires 11/11/2014.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Ardsley, New York, is looking for a tenor and bass for two services plus one rehearsal in December. Services are Sunday, December 14 at 10 AM and Christmas Eve at 5 PM. Rehearsal will be one evening sometime prior to December 14 (date TBD depending on availability) and before each service. Compensation is $100/service and rehearsal. Contact: Larry Wolf, Minister of Music, at larrywolf95@gmail.com or 914-450-8467.
Posted 10/20/2014. Expires 12/14/2014.

The Chancel Choir of The Reformed Church of Bronxville is extending an open invitation to anyone interested in performing Mozart's Requiem on Sunday, November 23 at 3 PM. Please join us in singing this last masterwork of W.A. Mozart! Under the inspirational leadership of Dr. Sándor Szabó, you will appreciate even more this sublime choral gem of Western culture. Singers of all levels welcome! choir rehearsals commence October 23, Thursdays 7:30-8:30 PM. For more information, call (914) 337-6776 x126 or e-mail sszabo@reformedchurch.org.
Posted 10/16/2014. Expires 11/16/2014.

The Empire State Building is offering performance opportunities for choirs throughout the fall of 2014 and spring of 2015. Performances will take place on the 80th floor and will have an audience of ticket holders on their way to the 86th floor Observation Deck. This will be a truly memorable experience for your clients. Here are a few specifics:

  • Performance on the 80th floor museum
  • Groups sizes limited to 80 singers
  • Applications required with DVD/MP3/YouTube recording
  • Choral risers and electric piano will be provided
  • Performances will take place on selected dates Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in October - December, 2014 and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in March - June, 2015
  • Performance times available daily between 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM, except on Wednesdays -- 3 performance times 9:00 AM-12 noon
  • Performance length: 30 minutes
  • Audience: All tourists traveling to the top of the Empire State Building must pass by the performance area
  • Secular music only (no sacred, holiday or patriotic music allowed to be sung)
  • $28 performance/ticket required for all participants, purchased directly through the Empire State Building
  • Tour operator branding is available on forms and signage at The Empire State Building
More information found on our website at www.peakperformancetours.com/ESB. To learn more about the above program, call Bruce Rickert, Music Coordinator, at 800-220-0165.
Posted 10/16/2014. Expires 4/16/2015.

Kent Tritle and the Oratorio Society of New York will be traveling from August 17 to 24, 2015 to Halle/Leipzig, home of Handel and Bach, as a Choral Heritage Trip. This will also be a grand celebration of Kent’s and David Rosenmeyer's 10th Anniversary with OSNY. Singers will be accepted on the basis of their recent choral experience; non-singing partners and friends are eligible to join. Cost is approximately $3,000 per person, LAND ONLY, double room, including, local transportation and some meals. Airfare is additional. A Berlin 3-day extension is available for $450, double. Program will include a cappella works in local venues and two concerts featuring Ralph Vaughan Williams's Dona Nobis Pacem. For more details, please send a brief resume of musical experience and your contact information to Janet Plucknett at jfplucknett@aol.com.
Posted 10/15/2014. Expires 2/15/2015.

My name is Ryan Martin. I'm a singer/songwriter based in New York City and currently recording my second full-length record. I have a song that would sound lovely with a choir doing a simple arrangement in support of the melody. It's a ballad with tasteful lyrics. I can come to you and record with a simple setup. Also it would be helpful to work with a director/arranger who has experience with larger choral groups. I'm willing to make a donation to your choir or church in exchange for your talent. You can listen to my last record at ryanmartinmusic.net. Contact me at 347-355-9673.
Posted 10/10/2014. Expires 12/10/2014.

Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble's third annual Emerging Composers Competition is designed to foster the creation and performance of new works for mixed chorus. Composers in the early stages of their professional careers, without substantial publishing credit, national awards or commissions, are invited to submit new, unpublished works for mixed chorus a cappella. The competition is open to composers from throughout the world, and there is no age limit.

In addition to a $250 cash prize, the winning work will be premiered by Cerddorion in May/June 2015 as part of a program entitled "Rise Up, My Love: Choral Settings of the Song of Songs," the third subscription concert of Cerddorion's 2014-2015 season. Submissions should be consistent with this theme. One or more runners-up may also be selected for performance.

Judges for the 2015 competition are Chandler Carter, Associate Professor of Music at Hofstra University (New York); David Wordsworth, Music Director of the Addison Singers (London); and James John, Cerddorion’s Artistic Director. Past winners have included Dominick DiOrio (2013), Steven Serpa, Joshua Fishbein and Theo Popov (2014). For full details, and to download an application form, visit www.Cerddorion.org/ECC. The application fee is $25, and submissions must be received by December 15, 2014.
Posted 10/10/2014. Expires 12/15/2014.

I, Harold Rosenbaum, am excited to announce next summer's choir tour to Vienna, Austria. This is open to you and yours, singers and non-singers alike. You will join singers from Europe in Haydn's The Creation under the direction of Gerald Wirth, the conductor of the Vienna Boys Choir, in Haydn's own church!

I will train you before departing on this magical adventure. But there is much more! I will conduct you in another Vienna church, and we will tour Vienna and other nearby cultural and musical landmarks. All details can be found by clicking on the two links below, where you can also sign up. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at haroldrosenbaum@gmail.com. For itinerary questions and sign-up information, click on the pages below or visit Encore Tours at www.acis.com. Sign-up information can be found at www.encoretours.com/register/index.cfm. The leader ID Number is 87349 and the leader name is Rosenbaum.

Please note that the down payment is due on October 15. Although participants can sign up as late as the spring, Encore Tours must begin reserving seats on the plane and hotel soon. If you have decided to sign up, please send in your first deposit by October 15.
Posted 10/9/2014. Expires 1/9/2015.

Cantus, the nation's only full-time, artist-led vocal ensemble, seeks materials from tenors, baritones and basses for the '15/'16 season. Renewable, salaried positions with benefits package (medical/dental/disability/403b match). Internationally-touring ensemble based in arts-rich Twin Cities. 70+ concerts and 30+ outreach activities each season. Rep spans all periods and genres. Represented by Alliance Artist Management, with numerous recordings. Postmark deadline: January 2, 2015. Auditions: February 20, 2015. Contact audition@cantussings.org for more info. To apply, go to cantussings.org/audition.
Posted 10/9/2014. Expires 12/1/2015.

The First Presbyterian Church of Oyster Bay (Long Island) seeks a bass section leader. Sundays include a 9:00 rehearsal and 10:00 worship service. Christmas Eve, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday services are required. Tuesday evening availability (7:30-9:00) is preferred but not required. Strong sight-reading skills are required. Fostering warm, supportive relationships with volunteer singers is also expected. Pay is $50 per call. Auditions will start immediately and continue until position is filled. Please contact Jessica Chen, Director of Music, at jscjess@gmail.com or 516-695-8946.
Posted 10/4/2014. Expires 12/4/2014.

Calvary Episcopal Church, Summit, NJ seeks a tenor section leader for its semi-professional adult choir of 30 members. The choir sings Sundays at 10:30 AM and rehearses Wednesday evening 7:30-9:30 PM. They also sing occasional concerts, Choral Evensong, and special feast days. Pay is $150/week (extra services are compensated proportionately). The ideal singer will have a positive attitude for working with volunteer singers, be a solid sight-reader, and have the ability to sing straight-tone as necessary. Please send an audio recording to Christopher Jennings, Organist & Choirmaster, at cbj@christopherjennings.me to set up an audition.
Posted 10/4/2014. Expires 12/4/2014.

Obie award-winning and internationally recognized theater company Pig Iron (www.pigiron.org/) is seeking a choir to take part in a residency in November at the Baryshikov Arts Center in NYC for development of a new piece called Period Of Animate Existence. Inspired by Carmina Burana and Lee Breuer's Gospel At Colonus, the piece is about climate change, self-government and the conflict between generations.

Through this residency we are looking to explore performance dynamics between a youth choir and an "elder" choir ("elder" meaning adults between the approximate ages of 40-60). We have already secured a youth choir and are now primarily looking for the adult or "elder" counterpart. Composer Troy Herion has been commissioned to create the score and we will be working with new music for both choirs during the residency. The dates of the residency are November 10-15, 2014. The daily schedule as of right now is rather flexible depending on what groups we end up working with.

If you are a New York-based adult choir that would be interested in exploring exciting, new work with Pig Iron, please contact Katie Naka at kcn2106@columbia.edu for more details. A stipend is available, to be negotiated with Pig Iron management depending on the size and location of the choir.
Posted 10/1/2014. Expires 11/10/2014.

Music on the Hill invites singers to join a Festival Chorus to perform "Songs of Thanksgiving" in November and "Sounds of the Season" in December. Singers may join for one or both cycles. Past Festival Chorus performances have included works by Aaron Copland, Randall Thompson, Paul Halley, Stephen Paulus, Gustav Holst, Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc. Rehearsals for the November concert are Tuesday evenings, October. 7 to November 4, from 7 to 9 PM at Norfield Congregational Church, 64 Norfield Road, in Weston, CT. Concert on Sunday, November 9, at 3 PM at Norfield Church. Artistic Director David H. Connell conducts. Advance registration required. E-mail ellen@musiconthehillCT.org. Rehearsals for December 12 "Sounds of the Season" TBA. Inquire at info@musiconthehillCT.org.
Posted 10/1/2014. Expires 11/30/2014.

ChoralFest USA was created by its Artistic Director Harold Rosenbaum to delight and inspire audiences with performances of choral works written by American composers since the time of Aaron Copland, the dean of American composers...and you can be part of it! This event, to be held on June 14, 2015 at Symphony Space on Broadway and 95th Street in New York City, will feature dozens of choirs from the New York region and beyond, singing in a free marathon concert. Each choir selected through the application process will perform for 15 to 20 minutes. Towards the conclusion of each concert, The New York Virtuoso Singers, ChoralFest USA's resident professional choir founded and conducted by Artistic Director Harold Rosenbaum, will perform. The final performance will include the audience and choirs in a sing-along of Randall Thompson’s most popular work, Alleluia.

The June 14, 2015 concert will be free and open to the public. Doors open at 2:30 PM. In the spirit of Symphony Space's legendary "Wall to Wall" events, audience members may come and go as they please, subject to seating availability, throughout the day.

To participate, please visit http://choralfestusa.org/img/Application%20Form.pdf and fill in the informational form to apply for participation in the June 14, 2015 event. Applications must include a proposed repertoire of American music (15 to 20 minutes total, including pauses) and links to audio/visual samples of the choir in performance. There are no application fees or participation fees for choirs performing in ChoralFest USA. American composers are defined as composers born in the United States, or those who immigrated to the USA and whose creative life was/is focused primarily in the USA. Choirs may present a cappella music or music for choir and instruments. All ensembles using instruments other than a piano will provide their own players and instruments at their own expense. A piano will be available to choirs for the concert. For more information visit choralfestusa.org/.
Posted 9/30/2014. Expires 3/30/2015.

Christ Church in New Brunswick is seeking a tenor section leader for our 25-voice, auditioned, semi-professional choir. We are located in downtown New Brunswick, NJ, just three blocks from the NJ Transit train station and also easily accessible from the NJ Turnpike, Route 1 and Route 18. We sing a wide variety of literature from the Renaissance to traditional Anglican repertoire, spirituals, jazz and more. Strong sight-reading, ensemble singing skills, and a willingness to lead a section of motivated, talented volunteer singers by example are required; ability to cantor chant a plus; ability to sing solo repertory in various styles also a plus.

We generally sing the first, third, fourth and fifth Sundays of each month, plus the usual Holy Days and at occasional other special services. Sunday morning call is 9:30 AM; mass at 10:30 AM, usually ending at about 11:45 AM. Thursday evening rehearsals from 8 PM to 10 PM. Remuneration is $55 per call. For more information please contact John Sheridan, the Director of Music & Organist, at music@christchurchnewbrunswick.org or at (201) 563-7489.
Posted 9/23/2014. Expires 11/23/2014.

The Chancel Choir of West Center Congregational Church is looking for a professional soprano section leader and soloist. Rehearsals are 10 AM Sundays for the service at 11 AM; the season runs from the end of September to the middle of May and includes its Christmas Eve service and possibly other services and events. West Center is at 101 Pondfield Road West, about a half mile from the Bronxville MetroNorth station. For more information, please call Arnold Ostlund, Jr., music director and organist, at (914) 779-7221 or send an e-mail to westcenterucc@verizon.net.
Posted 9/21/2014. Expires 11/21/2014.

Alison Bolshoi, a working international opera singer of world renown, has been teaching out of her private voice studio in Bloomfield, NJ (as well as the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, and the Times Square Arts Building in NYC) and has added a voice class which is not yet full. See her website at www.BolshoiMusic.com. One of Ms. Bolshoi's students was just cast as Nala, the lead female role in The Lion King, on Broadway, and she has adult singers with similar successes. Ms. Bolshoi is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the Association of Teachers of Singing, United Kingdom (AOTOS), the New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA) and is a Trustee on the Board of the new and exciting company Opera Theatre of Montclair.
Posted 9/21/2014. Expires 12/21/2014.

The 7th edition of Antalya (Turkey) International Choir Days & Competition is scheduled for 15-19 April 2015. For information, visit www.festivalantalya.com. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2014.
Posted 9/19/2014. Expires 11/19/2014.

Jersey Harmony Chorus will be having a yard sale on Friday, October 10 from 12 noon to 5 PM and Saturday, October 11 from 9 AM to 3 PM. It will be held at 44 West Union Avenue in Bound Brook, NJ. Items for sale include clothing, household items, furniture, toys, home décor items, books and costumes/dress-up things and so much more! Rain dates are Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18.

The chorus boasts members from Mercer, Somerset, Middlesex, Ocean, and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. They meet weekly for rehearsal on Monday evenings at Griggstown Reformed Church, 1065 Canal Road, Princeton, at 7:15 PM. All women are eligible to audition for membership. Please visit the JHC website at www.jerseyharmonychorus.org. For more information about membership, contact Carole Auletta, 732-236-6803.
Posted 9/19/2014. Expires 12/19/2014.

Maxine Feldman is an experienced and encouraging vocal coach and an expert in the Dalcroze Method of sight-singing who will help you devise a personalized plan to reach your goals. Your joy in singing will increase as you attain higher levels of confidence and skill. Ms. Feldman has served on the music faculties of New York University, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and Hebrew Union College's School of Sacred Music. She also has served as chorus master/vocal coach/pianist for the Regina Opera Company for over 30 years. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Ms. Feldman has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, The Danny Kay Playhouse and the United Nations. Contact 718-490-7556 or maxmusicmf@gmail.com. Group and private lessons are available in Manhattan and Brooklyn. You're sure to have fun and be inspired.
Posted 9/19/2014. Expires 12/19/2014.

The Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute has announced its first Sunday Seminar in New York City of the 2014-15 season, to be presented on October 5, 2014, 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Nola Studios, 244 West 54th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), 5th Floor, Studio 7.

Join Harold Rosenbaum and other choral conductors for problem solving sessions and in depth discussions of choral works and how to master the difficulties in them. The Seminar will also focus on individual conducting technique as it relates to all that which the group discusses. Attendees are welcome to come with questions about music they are or will be conducting. Additional seminars will be offered on November 2 and November 30, 2014.

Sunday Seminars are open to conductors of community, college, high school, church and youth choirs. Eight conductors maximum per session and auditors are welcome. The sessions are $50 each, auditors $30. For complete details, including workshop application form, visit www.haroldrosenbaum.com/institute (scroll down to Sunday Seminars). Registration must be completed no later than two days before each Seminar. For questions and more information, e-mail Harold Rosenbaum at haroldrosenbaum@gmail.com.
Posted 9/17/2014. Expires 11/30/2014.

I am looking for a tenor section leader for my choir at Scarborough Presbyterian Church in Briarcliff Manor, NY. Rehearsal at 9:30 on Sunday morning, service at 10:30. No midweek. Two anthems each Sunday. Must be a good sightreader capable of carrying the part alone much of the time. Solo ability a plus, but being a strong choral singer is more important. Pay is $75 per service. Choir year runs from the Sunday after Labor Day through mid June. Christmas Eve and Good Friday services. 10-minute walk from Metro North, Hudson Line. Contact Ken Potter, director/organist at 845-480-1416 or kgpotter300@gmail.com.
Posted 9/5/2014. Expires 11/5/2014.

Christ Church in New Brunswick is seeking a tenor section leader for our 25-voice, auditioned, semi-professional choir. We are located in downtown New Brunswick, NJ, just three blocks from the NJ Transit train station and also easily accessible from the NJ Turnpike, Route 1 and Route 18. We sing a wide variety of literature from the Renaissance to traditional Anglican repertoire, spirituals, jazz and more. Strong sight-reading, ensemble singing skills, and a willingness to lead a section of motivated, talented volunteer singers by example are required; ability to cantor chant a plus; ability to sing solo repertory in various styles also a plus.

We generally sing the first, third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of each month, plus the usual Holy Days and at occasional other special services. Sunday morning call is 9:30 AM; mass at 10:30 AM, usually ending at about 11:45 AM. Thursday evening rehearsals from 8 PM to 10 PM. Remuneration is $55 per call. For more information please contact John Sheridan, the Director of Music & Organist, at music@christchurchnewbrunswick.org or at (201) 563-7489.
Posted 8/25/2014. Expires 11/25/2014.

Choral singers, ambitious singers, beginning singers, experienced singers---we all need a tune-up now and then. Phyllis Clark is now back teaching private lessons for singers who need help with basic vocal production, vocal stamina, independent part reading, technique brush-up (and YOU thought you were breathing!!!) and various other concerns to keep you striving for new heights in singing. I am teaching daytimes Monday 11-6, Wednesday 3-7, Thursday 11-2 in NYC at various locations. Evenings TBD. and in Saugerties NY on Saturday and Sunday ad hoc. $65 an hour/flexible. The first lesson is free. GIve more of your voice to your singing group and help the cosmos. E-mail tartlepec@aol.com or call 917-783-8436 for a free consult.
Posted 8/20/2014. Expires 11/20/2014.

We invite you to participate in the 33rd International Choral Festival of Preveza, Greece to be held in Preveza on 2 - 5 July 2015. Preveza opens its gates and invites choirs to its charming centre in the summer. We are inviting choirs from all over the world; your songs and performances will contribute to a truly festive atmosphere in Preveza. The International Choral Festival of Preveza counts 32 interesting and exciting years of high quality choral music, challenged by excellent choirs which are continuously raising its standards and a great variety of intercultural experiences with participants from all over the world.

The Festival includes numerous concerts given at idyllic locations of the area like the seaside fortress of Preveza and the historic Ancient Auditorium of Nicopolis "Odeon". The other part of the Festival is the prestigious competition for which through the years we have been honoured to have internationally been acclaimed experts of the field overseas.

For visiting choirs, Preveza provides an opportunity not only to perform; but also to experience some of the world’s best choral music, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the mingling, singing and fun, and explore the picturesque city of Preveza and its surrounds. The festival will be managed by the Choral Society "Armonia" of Preveza, under the patronage of the city of Preveza. Choirs are eligible to join the festival either as non-competitive choirs participating in all the performances of the festival, or as competitive choirs. For further information, please visit us at prevezafest.blogspot.gr.
Posted 8/15/2014. Expires 2/15/2015.

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble announces a composition contest. Composers local to New York City (living within 50 miles) are invited to submit a short (2.5-3 minute) work for 4-part chorus based on a text in some way associated with, connected to, or appropriate to New York City (for example, a setting of text by a New York City poet/ writer -- anyone from Walt Whitman to Langston Hughes to Patti Smith). The work should be a new composition that has not yet been premiered. The work should be of a level of difficulty that it would require a maximum of three hours of rehearsal to prepare for performance. The general repertoire difficulty of the Manhattan Choral Ensemble can be ascertained through the concert listings on the group's website www.manhattanchoralensemble.org. Note: It is the responsibility of the composer to secure permission to use any texts not in the public domain.

Three winners will be chosen by a committee including MCE Director Thomas Cunningham and Artistic Advisor George Andoniadis. Each winner will receive a $500 award and a performance by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble on February 28, 2015. Additionally, one work will be chosen through audience voting on the night of the performance. The composer of the chosen work will receive an additional $500. Submissions must be received by November 1, 2014. Electronic submissions are acceptable. There is no fee to apply. Submissions should be e-mailed to info@manhattanchoralensemble.org or (if not possible to send electronically) mailed to Manhattan Choral Ensemble, PO Box 3852, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163-3852.
Posted 7/30/2014. Expires 11/1/2014.

Meeting Music offers many choir festivals and competitions throughout Europe. Here are a few of the upcoming events. For further details, visit www.meeting-music.com.

  • 2nd Per Musicam Ad Astra, International Copernicus Choir Festival and Competition, 10-14 September 2014--Toruń (Poland)
  • 1st Beira Interior - International Choir Festival and Competition, 8-12 October 2014--Fundão (Portugal)
  • 13. "Venezia in Musica" International Choir Festival & Competition, April 29 - May 3, 2015--Caorle--Venice, Italy
  • World Choir Celebration--hundreds of singers from all over the world performing together Orff's Carmina Burana in the most famous Concert Hall of Budapest. May 23-25, 2015--Budapest, Hungary
  • 6. Musica Sacra a Roma International Choir Festival & Competition, July 1-5, 2015--Rome, Italy
  • 12. In Canto sul Garda International Choir Competition, October 10-14, 2015--Riva del Garda, Italy
  • 14th Concorso Corale Internazionale, around Easter time, 2016--Riva del Garda (Italy)
  • 14. "Venezia in Musica" International Choir Festival & Competition, around May 1, 2016--Caorle--Venice, Italy
  • 7. Musica Sacra a Roma International Choir Festival & Competition, beginning of July, 2016--Rome, Italy

Posted 5/15/2014. Expires 11/15/2014.

My name is Liz and I'm producing a broadcast for Reddit.com that'll be airing on Black Friday. We are working with Joel Hodgson, creator and star of "Mystery Science Theater 3000", and he wants to find a group to perform the Patrick Swayze Christmas song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=icLXx69ydZ4. Please let me know if your group members would be interested in being a part of this. This piece would be pre-recorded in the next two weeks, and then broadcast during our live stream. We are looking at November 23 or November 24 for the shoot date. It'll also be put up on Reddit's Youtube channel afterwards. We would be more than happy to give banner ads on the website promoting any shows you have coming up. This video will also be urging viewers to donate to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. We can also donate to a charity of your choice as well. Contact Liz at ezwiebel9@gmail.com.
Posted 11/14/2013. Expires 11/24/2014.