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The Singing Experience workshops
The Singing Experience was launched in 1977 by two-time MAC Award Winning Director Linda Amiel Burns for aspiring singers and anyone with a "song in their heart" to learn to conquer their fears, sing out with confidence in a non-competitive, nurturing, supportive and encouraging environment. You will learn all the techniques and communications skills necessary to be a "star" on the stage and in life. There have been nearly 500 completed workshops with 5,000+ graduates, and hundreds of cabaret acts and revues directed and booked over the years. These renowned life-changing workshops have been featured on The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning and others including a story in The New York Times (www.nytimes.com/2009/03/01/nyregion/01cabaret.html). The next workshop "Pick Yourself Up!" begins on February 10. For registration and more info, visit www.SingingExperience.com, e-mail Linda at Linda@SingingExperience.com or phone 212-315-3500. See hundreds of performers on www.youtube.com/singingexperience.
Posted 1/26/2015. Expires 5/26/2015.
Ars Musica Chorale seeks Chorus Manager
The Ars Musica Chorale seeks a Chorus Manager for our highly regarded choral organization. Working closely with the Board of Directors and the Music Director, the Chorus Manager will have primary responsibility for the timely submission of an annual grant application to the County of Bergen, NJ; will act as chief archivist and have responsibility for the maintenance and updating of key databases; and will assist several board members and chairpersons in areas including fundraising, marketing and publicity, mailings, and concert plans and arrangements.
The Ars Musica Board of Directors is a working board; therefore, the Chorus Manager will not be expected to take full responsibility for marketing, publicity, concert production and fundraising, but will assist the respective board members and committee chairs in these areas. The Chorus Manager is expected to be available 8-10 hours per week, including mandatory attendance at monthly board meetings, usually on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM, and some or all Tuesday night rehearsals, during which time recurring tasks might be completed. Experience with arts administration and a successful track record with grant writing and/or fundraising required. The candidate should be self-starting, personable, professional, articulate, and willing to work with an active, involved Board. Graphics design skills and the ability to seek out and apply for additional grant funding opportunities are bonuses we would value highly.
For more information about the position, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more about the group, visit www.arsmusica.org.
Posted 1/26/2015. Expires 4/26/2015.
See-A-Dot Music Publishing seeks singers for its 2015 catalog release concert
See-A-Dot Music Publishing is seeking 12 professional choral singers (3 of each voice type) for its 2015 catalog release concert. The ensemble will perform some of the best contemporary choral pieces from our recent catalog of work. The rehearsals and performance will be held in Manhattan and led by director Fahad Siadat. Auditions will be on Sunday, February 22 from 3 to 6 PM. The audition will consist of a sight-reading exercise and a prepared excerpt from one piece from the 2015 catalog. Schedule: Friday, 4/10, 6-9 PM; Saturday, 4/11, 4-7 PM; Sunday, 4/12, 3-6 PM; Friday, 4/17, 6-9 PM; Saturday, 4/18, 10 AM-1 PM; Sunday, 4/19, concert at 3 PM--call time 2 PM (Judson Memorial Hall). Please, send your artistic resume, head-shot and a recording to Bill Heigen at email@example.com. Compensation: $150.00 ($25.00 per service). More about the company: www.seeadot.com.
Posted 1/21/2015. Expires 3/21/2015.
Music on the Hill seeks singers for March concert of Celtic music
Music on the Hill invites singers to join the Festival Chorus for a March concert of Celtic music in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Artistic Director Ellen Dickinson will conduct. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, February 3 - March 10, from 7 to 9 PM, at the campus of the Wilton Episcopal and Presbyterian churches (WEPCO), 48 New Canaan Road in Wilton. Performance on Sunday, March 15 at 3 PM also at WEPCO. No audition; advance registration required. E-mail ellen@musiconthehillCT.org or phone (203) 834-2783. Learn more about Music on the Hill by visiting www.musiconthehillCT.org; follow the link to Facebook for a photo history of its first three years of music programming.
Posted 1/21/2015. Expires 3/1/2015.
Perform Beethoven 9th in inaugural performance of Ridgefield Symphony Chorus
Celebrating our 50th season in 2015, the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra performs concerts of the highest artistic quality to large, appreciative audiences. Under the baton of acclaimed Music Director Jerry Steichen, the RSO is comprised of the finest in orchestral musicians from throughout the tri-state region.
As part of the orchestra's 50th Anniversary Celebration, we are forming the Ridgefield Symphony Chorus, Daniela Sikora, Chorus Master, to participate in a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Ridgefield, CT. We invite all vocalists with considerable experience in choral singing to join us in this historic performance. Our intent is to put together an extremely high-quality ensemble of 80-100 that mirrors the professionalism and high artistic standards of our orchestra. Rehearsals will be Saturday mornings, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, April 11 and 18, May 2 and 9. Additional orchestral rehearsals will be held the week of the performance.
Auditions will be held on February 8, 9 and 11 in Ridgefield. Additional March audition dates TBA. Electronic auditions via YouTube or video files will be accepted as well. For additional information, or to schedule an audition, visit our website at www.ridgefieldsymphony.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-438-3889.
Posted 1/20/2015. Expires 4/20/2015.
Harmonium's 18th Annual New Jersey High School Student Choral Composition Contest
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 email@example.com. 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 March 15, 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 1/20/2015. Expires 3/16/2015.
Verismo Opera auditions for Carmen and Lucia di Lammermoor
New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera announces auditions for male/female vocalists for roles in Carmen and Lucia di Lammermoor. Auditions will be held January 26 and 27 and February 9 from 5 to 9 PM at Bergen Performing Arts Center's The Drapkin Cabaret and Lounge, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ.
Previous experience in a fully staged production and the necessary vocal training to perform leading or supporting roles are required. Accompanist provided. An audition appointment is required! For an audition appointment, call 201-886-0561 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: January 21. Audition information is available at bit.ly/1BJK1ZY. Fee: $25.
Posted 1/19/2015. Expires 2/9/2015.
Join Ars Musica of New Jersey in Montreal and Quebec this July
Music Director Dusty Francis and members of Ars Musica (www.arsmusica.org) invite experienced choral singers to join them on a musical adventure to French Canada from July 25 to August 1, 2015. Non-singing partners and friends are welcome to join. The price of $2185 for the 8 days/7 night tour includes round-trip bus transportation NJ to Canada, double occupancy rooms, some meals, tour guide, admission to some key sites and concerts. Program to be announced. For more details, please send a brief resume of musical experience and your contact information to Robin Kantrowitz at email@example.com. Deadline January 29, 2015.
Posted 1/14/2015. Expires 1/31/2015.
Usdan Center open house January 25
Usdan Center (www.usdan.com), the nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp whose many programs include several vocal music options, announces a free Open House for the 48th, 2015 season. Usdan features Junior and Senior Chorus, a Jazz Vocal Ensemble, individual classical and popular music singing classes, and a special ensemble performing a variety of musical styles. Usdan's vocal ensembles have performed many rare works, including the children's opera Brundibar and Ernst Bloch's Sacred Service, in the Center's 1,000-seat on-site Ampitheater. They also participate in the Center's annual Gala, with orchestra conducted by Adam Glaser, Director of the Juilliard School Pre-College Orchestra. In addition, there are special educational performances by distinguished artists, such as soprano Monica Yunus of the Metropolitan Opera, and singers from current Broadway shows.
The next, free Open House for the new season is on Sunday, January 25 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Center’s 200-acre woodland campus, at 185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights (Huntington), New York 11798. For information and reservations, call (631) 643-7900, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.usdan.com. Families who cannot attend may also make individual appointments for other days. There is a $100 discount for enrollment through January 31.
Usdan Center offers more than 40 programs, annually hosting more than 1,600 students from NYC and towns throughout the Tri-State New York area. No audition is needed for most courses, and transportation is provided in air- conditioned buses that depart from most New York-area neighborhoods. One- third of Usdan’s students receive scholarship assistance based on family need. Video from many of Usdan's choral concerts may now be viewed on the Center’s website as well as on YouTube.
Posted 1/12/2015. Expires 2/25/2015.
Jazz choir reading sessions
We're looking for "a few good men" to join our reading sessions. The sessions are designed to be an evening of serious fun, giving singers the opportunity to read new music and providing a place for arrangers to hear their work. The group is composed of friendly, compatible musicians that love group singing and take joy in jazz harmonies well sung. The reading sessions have been meeting in the Village the second Tuesday of each month since 1990, 7:30-10:00 PM, from September through June. As we only meet once a month, the group is limited to good readers with vocal group experience. Most are "pros" in the sense that they make their living from music, singing, playing, teaching, or some combination of the above, but the sessions also draw accomplished amateurs. We're always open to adding good musicians. We don't conduct auditions, good people just join the group. If you're interested, please e-mail me at email@example.com with a brief note on your background including reading ability, group experience, and the vocal part you sing.
Posted 1/5/2015. Expires 4/5/2015.
VOICES Young Composers Project composition contest
Since 1987, Princeton-area community chorus VOICES has sponsored the Young Composers Project for children ages five through twelve. Submissions for the 2015 contest are now open and will be accepted through March 1, 2015. This participatory and non-competitive program is an excellent and unique opportunity for young children to develop their musical abilities by writing their own music, working with an established composer on their composition, and having their piece performed by VOICES Chorale in a concert on April 21, 2015.
Children ages five through twelve are invited to compose a piece of music with a vocal element for a soloist or choral ensemble, either unaccompanied or with instrumental accompaniment. The music may be written down in any kind of notation, formal or invented. Parents, piano teachers, and music teachers are invited to support, but not edit, the child’s composition, as children hear things in their own imaginations differently from adults.
Please submit a recording and three written copies of the child’s music (with the child’s name and age, assisting adult’s name, phone number, address, and child’s background in music), together with a $12.00 processing fee, to: VOICES Composition Contest, P.O. Box 404, Pennington, NJ 08534. Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2015.
Established composers will review all entries and children will receive written feedback and encouragement on their pieces. In addition, there is a composition workshop for all children who enter. At the workshop, the children play their pieces for each other and receive comments from their peers. Because the goal of the contest is to encourage composition, most children are declared gold and silver winners. Many children write a song with no accompaniment; others write a solo with piano or guitar accompaniment. Still others, primarily those who have been part of the program before, write for chorus.
For additional information on this contest and free song-writing workshops for children and their parents, please leave a message with Susan Evans at 609-291-7456, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about VOICES, please visit www.VOICESChorale.org.
Posted 1/4/2015. Expires 3/1/2015.
Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop in Tuscany
The Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop is expanding. Due to the many conducting applicants each year that we are not able to accommodate with only one session, Simon Carrington, Bronislawa Falinska and Brian O'Connell are delighted to offer two sessions for this, our 12th summer in Sarteano (Tuscany). The first session (July 19-26) will be entirely devoted to sacred music. This session will culminate in a performance in Chiesa di San Francesco, a longstanding wish of Simon's that the final concert be held in one of Sarteano's beautiful churches. The second session (July 29-August 5) will consist of mixed repertoire, and will conclude with a final concert in Sarteano's architectural jewel, Il Teatro Comunale degli Arrischianti. Please visit our website at www.sarteanochoralworkshop.com/english/testimonials.html and read testimonials from our past participants, if you would like to learn more about joining us for this uniquely collaborative workshop experience.
Both sessions offer our participants the same time frames for conducting and singing, and in the Musica Sacra session, Bronislawa will offer plainchant singing, in an authentic setting. We are now accepting applications for both summer sessions! This exhilarating and collaborative workshop has been designed for choral conductors and music educators who are interested in rehearsing and performing chamber choral music. Come join conductors from all over the world and leave inspired and refreshed. Also, we heartily welcome qualified singers who are interested in attending the workshop in a non-conducting capacity; that love to sing in a chamber group environment and/or are specifically looking to learn rehearsal and conducting techniques.
There are three possible tiers of participation: Full Conductor, Conducting Auditor and Singer. Up to two graduate credits are available through The Boston Conservatory.
- Full Conductors -- Daily podium time to conduct your assigned piece in Simon Carrington's daily 4.5 hour Master Class.
- Conducting Auditors -- You will have a private filmed lesson with Simon and rehearse/conduct in the morning session. Over the course of the week, two Conducting Auditors are chosen to conduct a piece in the final concert from the morning repertoire.
Come celebrate the 11th consecutive year of Simon, Broni and I working together in Sarteano, and enjoy the opportunity to work within a collegial mix of international particpants. For a detailed description of the workshop, testimonials from our alumni, and an online application form, please visit our website:at www.sarteanochoralworkshop.com or contact: Gail Leicher +1 781-652-0158.
Posted 1/2/2015. Expires 7/2/2015.
Light Opera of New Jersey holds auditions in January
Light Opera of New Jersey will hold auditions for 2015 productions on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 starting at 8 PM; Friday, January 30, 2015 starting at 7 PM; and Saturday, January 31, 2015 starting at 10 AM. Auditions will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. Auditions are by appointment only. Primarily seeking performers based in New Jersey. Principal roles are paid positions and includes commuting travel stipend based on distance and transit type. E-mail photo and resume to email@example.com for consideration. There is a $10 audition fee to cover accompaniment costs, waived for non-leading role auditions and cast members of prior company productions. For details on the upcoming season, visit lightoperaofnewjersey.org/auditions/.
Posted 12/24/2014. Expires 1/31/2015.
Men's ensemble requested for an April performance of a Dunstable song
Payment TBD (please reply with requirements). Time: April 7, 2015 (afternoon). Location: Manhattan (Upper East Side library). Requested: 4 male voices. Performance: One brief English Renaissance song (2:30) by John Dunstable (c. 1390-1453): Gloria canon (4 parts) male vocals, in Latin, for which see www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY2iCq_UAfU. Singers will arrive 45 minutes before performance. Payment by check immediately afterwards. Total time onsite: 1 hour. Please contact Michael Laird at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 12/21/2014. Expires 2/15/2015.
MTV's Say Say It In Song now casting
Do you have a big moment or milestone coming up that you’d like to share with an important person to you, in a special way? Are you planning a crazy surprise or prank for a loved one, coworker, or frenemy? Do you have a message you want to get across to a specific person in your life? What is the most creative way you can think of to get your message across or tell them something with the use of your creativity, resources, and maybe a little bit of music…
If you have a creative idea for expressing your thoughts/heartache/love/dreams/prank/anger/hope/opinion/thankfulness/fun message to someone in your life, we want to hear from you! If you're between the ages of 16 and 35 and located in NYC or the surrounding areas, please e-mail a recent picture, your age, location and a brief description of your message and the way you want to say it to email@example.com.
Posted 12/15/2014. Expires 2/15/2015.
Verismo Opera Chorus auditions in January
If you enjoy singing and want to perform on the stage in professional productions, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), invites you to audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus. Artistic Director Lucine Amara announces professional, amateur, and retired professional male and female vocalists of all ages may audition for the chorus on January 14, 21 and 28, 2015, beginning at 6:15 PM. An audition appointment is required and must be made in advance.
Auditions for the chorus will be held at 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jersey. An accompanist will be provided. The building is handicapped accessible and designated handicapped parking is available in the lot. The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera is committed to ensuring that its programs and services are accessible. Vocalists requiring a special accommodation or with specific questions about the physical features of a facility where Verismo Opera performs may call (201) 886-0561 at least two weeks prior to the audition.
During the company's 26th season, choristers will perform in the company’s productions of George Bizet's Carmen on Sunday, April 26, 2015 and Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor on Sunday, October 18, 2015. Both operas will be presented at 3 PM at bergenPAC, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey. Male choristers, representing all vocal ranges and ages, are especially needed. Applicants should have a rudimentary working ability to read music and experience singing. An application may be downloaded at www.verismopera.org. For information or to schedule an appointment to audition for the chorus, call (201) 886-0561.
Under Chorus Director Mara Waldman, vocalists will sing in Italian and perform live at bergenPAC. The operas will be fully staged and performed in costume accompanied by an orchestra under internationally renowned Principal Conductor/Music Director Anthony Morss.
Posted 12/12/2014. Expires 1/28/2015.
Join Oratorio Society of New York Choral Heritage Trip to Germany in August
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 12/5/2014. Expires 2/15/2015.
Montclair, NJ church seeks tenor section leader
Church of the Immaculate Conception, Montclair, NJ, is seeking a tenor section leader for the parish Chancel Choir. Position available on January 4, 2015. The magnificent Romanesque church is home to the concert series MUSIC AT IMMACULATE which includes many annual events and is one of the finest buildings for choral singing in northern NJ. The Chancel Choir is a 30-voice ensemble of mostly volunteer musicians who sing a variety of music from deVicoria and Lotti to Gjeilo and Lauridsen. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings and Mass is Sunday mornings at 11 AM. Stipend is $40/call, with greater stipends for holidays and special events. Please contact Preston Dibble, Director of Music, if you are interested in becoming part of the ensemble at email@example.com.
Posted 12/4/2014. Expires 1/31/2015.
University of Manitoba Women's Chorus seeks opportunities for New York tour
The University of Manitoba Women's Chorus, from Winnipeg, Canada is coming to New York City! We are looking for performance/collaboration/clinic opportunities with ensembles and conductors in the New York choral community. We will be in your wonderful city between 14-20 February 2015. Any ideas, offers, contacts welcome. Please e-mail Geung Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to hearing from you!
The University of Manitoba Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Geung Lee, is comprised of singers from the Desautels Faculty of Music, the wider university campus, and the surrounding community. This choir was founded in 1990 by Dr. Henry Engbrecht, and enjoys collaborating in performances with various arts organizations including the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Prairie Voices, Canzona, Musik Barock and the WSO New Music Festival. They had the honour of singing at the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies, and they recently performed the Canadian premiere of From Behind the Caravan: Songs of Hâfez by Abbie Betinis, recorded and broadcast by CBC. The U of M Women’s Chorus has performed across Canada, and most recently travelled to Iceland for their first overseas tour.
Posted 11/7/2014. Expires 2/7/2015.
Choir in Verona seeks choir partner in US for tour exchange
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 email@example.com.
Posted 10/28/2014. Expires 1/28/2015.
Performance opportunities for choirs at the Empire State Building
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
Posted 10/16/2014. Expires 4/16/2015.
Cantus seeks tenors, baritones and basses for 2015-16 season
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. To apply, go to cantussings.org/audition.
Posted 10/9/2014. Expires 12/1/2015.
Announcing ChoralFest USA, a Celebration of American Choral Music, June 14, 2015 at Symphony Space
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.
33rd International Choral Festival of Preveza, Greece 2 - 5 July 2015
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.