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Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island seeks directors for Pirates of Penzance

The Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island is soliciting candidates for Music Director and Stage Director for our upcoming production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance. Rehearsals will generally occur Tuesday and Thursday nights begining in October (music) and January (staging), with performances that will run May through July, 2017. A stipend will be provided. Please e-mail resume to by September 15, 2016. Interviews will be held during second half of September.
Posted 8/30/2016. Expires 9/16/2016.

Canticum Novum Youth Choir seeks new members

Harold and Edie Rosenbaum are seeking new members for their Canticum Novum Youth Choir. Composed of girls from age 8 to 18, the youth choir has in recent years performed in Carnegie Hall, Radio City, The United Nations, and Symphony Space. This season the choir will perform with Dr. Rosenbaum’s adult choirs, The New York Virtuoso Singers (, and The Canticum Novum Singers ( in New York City and in Katonah. The girls will learn a varied and fun repertoire of classical music while experiencing musical growth under the guidance of Edie, a professional singer, and then with Harold when concerts approach.

Rehearsals take place every Thursday from 4:45 to 6 PM in the home of the Rosenbaums in South Salem. If you would like your child to have a wonderful learning and performing experience, please call Edie at 914 582-3912, or e-mail her at
Posted 8/24/2016. Expires 10/24/2016.

VOICES Choral Scholar program seeks singers

VOICES, one of the area's premier semiprofessional choruses with over 50 members, has openings for six Choral Scholars jobs in 2016-17, its 30th Anniversary Concert Season. The VOICES Choral Scholar Program is designed to give music upperclassmen and graduates the opportunity to sing and work with skilled adult singers in the soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass sections of VOICES Chorale.

Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7:15 to 9:45 PM in Hopewell, NJ, with an optional chamber chorus rehearsal several Tuesdays per month. Concerts are on weekend evenings or afternoons. Stipends are paid for rehearsals and concerts.

Music director Dr. Lyn Ransom said, "The ideal candidate is an excellent musician, usually a recent graduate with a major or minor in voice, music education, or conducting. Past choral scholars have said they regard working with VOICES as a grounding experience, and the Choral Scholar Program reminds them of why they went into music. They value the career experience and collaboration, plus it's fun!"

In addition to having good reading skills, Choral Scholars may also share areas of expertise such as vocal technique, language diction or section leading. Choral scholars who expect to continue during the 2016-17 season are Bill Mosher, tenor, a graduate of Westminster Choir College; and Ed Wang, baritone, formerly at Princeton University, currently at The College of New Jersey.

Auditions for Choral Scholars will take place on September 10 and 12 at Music Together, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road, Hopewell, NJ 08525. To schedule an audition, please contact Dr. Susan Evans at, or send your resume and sign up on Please bring the following to the audition: music resume of 1 or 2 pages; a solo song to perform (if song has a difficult piano accompaniment, please mention); a favorite choral piece that was performed. The audition will also include interval recall, sight reading and a language diction check in Latin, French and German. Dr. Lyn Ransom, VOICES Music director, will coordinate the auditions.

For more information about VOICES, please visit and
Posted 8/23/2016. Expires 9/13/2016.

Manhattan Choral Ensemble seeks new compositions

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble seeks submissions from composers living within 50 miles of New York City to submit a short (2.5-3 minutes) a cappella work for SATB chorus that evokes life in New York City. The work should be a new composition that has not yet been premiered. Works should require approximately three hours of rehearsal to prepare for performance, and should not contain individual solos. Visit for examples of the level of difficulty of previous compositions.

We encourage using texts written by living writers. It is the responsibility of the composer to secure permission to use any texts not in the public domain. Previous winners are ineligible.

Three winners will be chosen by a committee comprising MCE Director Thomas Cunningham and Artistic Advisors George Andoniadis and Rich Campbell. Each winner will receive a $500 award and a performance by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble at its March 4, 2017, concert at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Prior to the performance, the composers will be asked to attend a rehearsal to discuss their piece with the choir. Additionally, one work will be voted on by the audience for an additional award on the night of the performance. The composer of the chosen work will receive an additional $500. Submissions must be received by November 1, 2016. Electronic submissions are acceptable. There is no fee to apply. Submissions should be e-mailed to or (if not possible to send electronically) mailed to Manhattan Choral Ensemble, PO Box 3852, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163-3852.
Posted 8/23/2016. Expires 10/23/2016.

Echo seeks new male singer

We will be holding auditions for a new guy (tenors and basses) to join Echo!

Please send us a video of you singing a verse and chorus of a pop song of your choice, preferably one that shows off your solo voice (no show tunes, please). Also, tell us a little about yourself! (i.e. occupation, music experience, and any fun facts or tidbits). Send videos to, please! Videos are due Friday, September 23 at 8:00 PM. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, September 27 at around 8:00 PM. (Please make sure you are available for callbacks before submitting.) We can't wait to hear you! Good luck! Visit
Posted 8/18/2016. Expires 9/27/2016.

Soprano / alto available for High Holy Days

Jill Burstein, an experienced opera singer and church musician, is available for the High Holy Days as either an alto or a soprano. Please e-mail her at for more information .
Posted 8/18/2016. Expires 10/12/2016.

Nikolai Kachanov Singers seeking singers in all sections

Nikolai Kachanov Singers (NKS), a new professional group, led by a profoundly inspiring conductor Nikolai Kachanov, invites experienced choral singers and emerging professionals to audition. Our first performance will be on September 21 at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall with Yuri Boguinia’s Path to Kailas for voices, string quartet and percussion. This is a newly-commissioned work dedicated to the Nikolai Kachanov Singers. On October 1 we will perform George Oakley’s Stabat Mater for harp and chorus, also written for NKS. A full program is planned for October 30 and will include exciting works by Allegri, Arkadelt, Lasso, Messiaen, Monteverdi and Pärt.

Maestro Nikolai Kachanov's rehearsal process is exciting, challenging and rewarding. His system features an enriching vocal and technical workshop focused on mastering pure and Pythagorean tuning systems while continuing to develop each singer's vocal potential. You will be able to sharpen your musicianship and hone technical skills, blending and intonation. The ensemble will be comprised of 16 members, performing 2-3 concert cycles each year.

Hear a few selections from the NKS recorded rehearsal: Watch the NKS’s smaller ensemble rehearsal at the Nicholas Roerich Museum:

The Nikolai Kachanov Singers will offer an opportunity to explore some of the world's best music while rehearsing in the warm and inspiring atmosphere of the Nicholas Roerich Museum on the Upper West Side (see this link for a "tour"). Rehearsals are held on Mondays. Payment is provided after each concert cycle. Auditions are scheduled for August 22, 23 and 24 by appointment. Please send your resume and vocal sample to
Posted 8/17/2016. Expires 10/6/2016.

Verismo Opera announces auditions for the Verismo Opera Chorus

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), opens the 2016-2017 season and invites singers to audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus.

Artistic Director Lucine Amara announces professional, amateur and retired male and female singers may auditionfor the Verismo Opera Chorus on Wednesdays, September 14 and 21, 2016 from 7:00 to 7:30 PM and Saturday, September 17 from 1:00 to 1:30 PM. Auditions will also be held on Saturday, September 10 at the organization's annual Open House after the program from 3:15 to 3:45 PM. Vocalists are invited to learn more about the grand opera company's 28th season and attend the Open House at 2:00 PM.

The auditions and the Open House will take place at 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jersey. For all auditions, an appointment is required and must be made in advance. To schedule an audition appointment, call (201) 886-0561 or contact

During the company’s 2016-2017 season, choristers will perform in the company’s production of Giuseppe Verdi's classic, timeless work, Rigoletto, on October 23, 2016 and the epic Aida on April 23, 2017. Both operas will be presented at 3 PM at bergenPAC, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey.
Posted 8/15/2016. Expires 9/22/2016.

Con Amici Singers starting up in Norwich, CT

We’re starting a new singing group, The Con Amici Singers, in Norwich, CT. It’ll meet on Tuesday evenings at Christ Episcopal Church, 78 Washington Street, Norwich beginning on September 6, 2016. If you're interested--and can sing in tune--contact Susan James at 860-237-1887 or or leave a message on the Con Amici Singers FB page.
Posted 8/15/2016. Expires 10/15/2016.

Verismo Opera Open House September 10

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera), the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), will hold its fall Open House on Saturday, September 10, 2016. The annual event will be held at 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jersey at 2:00 PM.

Artistic Director Lucine Amara, a Met Opera luminary, invites the public to attend the free event and learn more about the grand opera company's fall season. The program features a 30-minute concert of vocalists performing arias and duets from Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto and past productions. Opportunities will be discussed to get involved in the nonprofit opera company as supernumeraries acting in non-speaking and non-singing roles, the 28th Annual International Competition, volunteers working behind-the-scenes, and singers performing in the Verismo Opera Chorus. Exhibits will display memorabilia, costumes and photos from Verismo Opera’s 28 years of producing grand operas, sponsoring the vocal competition, presenting concerts, holding master classes, giving operalogues and training the stars of tomorrow. For further information about the program or Verismo Opera, call (201) 886-0561, send an e-mail to or visit
Posted 8/15/2016. Expires 9/10/2016.

Audition for Light Opera of New Jersey's 22nd season

Auditions for our upcoming fall operettas and spring opera are Monday, August 29, 7-10 PM or Tuesday, September 6, 8-10 PM. Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT only. Please contact to arrange an appointment, and include your headshot and resume. For further information about audition requirements, roles and performance dates, visit
Posted 8/15/2016. Expires 9/6/2016.

Composer seeks singers for a cappella cantata in Mandarin Chinese

Mark Salzwedel, a Brooklyn composer, is looking for a choir or individual singers interested in premiering a new, a cappella, Western-style cantata in Mandarin Chinese. It is 14 movements and is scored for SATB. MIDI files and sample scores are available. The lyrics are based on the Tao Te Ching (Daodejing). Contact Mark at
Posted 8/15/2016. Expires 10/15/2016.

Montclair church choir seeks bass section leader

The Chancel Choir of Church of the Immaculate Conception, Montclair, NJ is seeking a bass section leader for the ensemble. A mostly volunteer group numbering just over 30, we do have paid section leaders for support. The ensemble sings a variety of genres and styles and will feature of concert of the Messe Solennelle by Louis Vierne this November as part of the Centenary Celebration of our church’s organ. The large Roman Church at 30 North Fullerton Avenue in Montclair is an exciting place for music and the liturgy. Competitive stipends; Thursday evening rehearsal for Sunday 11 AM Eucharist. Please contact Preston Dibble, Organist and Director of Music, for more information or to audition: / 973-744-5650 x113.
Posted 8/11/2016. Expires 9/10/2016.

Choir needed for Times Square event in October

Needle2Square ( is an organization consisting of a man named Steve Wescott and his goat Miles walking across America to raise awareness for Steve's best friend's orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya called Uzima Outreach ( Steve began this journey at the base of the Space Needle in Seattle on May 2, 2012 and plans to land in Times Square by October this year (tentatively the first weekend in October). We are looking for a choir with a minimum of six people to help us celebrate this epic event in style! Our request is two songs..."We Are The Champions" and "Bittersweet Symphony." Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to reimburse you for your participation, but we can guarantee it's going to be a memorable time and invite you to join a sea of people as we converge onto Times Square bringing a close to this amazing five-year journey! Please feel free to contact us at if you are interested or have any questions.
Posted 8/9/2016. Expires 10/5/2016.

VOICES Chorale seeks assistant conductor

VOICES, one of the premier choral groups in the Princeton area, NJ, has an opening starting this October for an Assistant Conductor to Dr. Lyn Ransom, VOICES Founder and Music Director.

This two-year position is designed for an early career conductor who plans to spend his or her life in choral music. The job offers opportunities to rehearse and conduct skilled adult singers, many of whom have degrees in music, or currently study voice. The assistant conductor will lead parts at each rehearsal and conduct on most concerts. A monthly stipend is provided.

The music for VOICES' 30th Anniversary Season includes Mozart's Magnificat KV 193, Bach' s Cantata 142, Brahms's Requiem, Thompson's Frostiana, carol arrangements, Irish tunes and spirituals. VOICES also performs outreach concerts and the unique Young Composers Project for children ages 5 to12.

If interested, please e-mail the following to Dr. Lyn Ransom at, with a copy to Linda Weaver, board secretary/archivist, at

  1. Resume
  2. Link to a 5-minute video sample which shows your rehearsal skills (if available)
  3. Contact information for 2 references
  4. Your availability to audition on September 20 or 26
Deadline for applications: September 15, 2016. For application details, visit the VOICES' web site at
Posted 8/9/2016. Expires 9/15/2016.

Section leaders sought for Trinity and St. Phillp's Cathedral Choir

The Cathedral Choir at Trinity and St. Philip's Cathedral in Newark, NJ seeks alto, tenor and bass section leaders. The Cathedral Choir is the centerpiece of a relatively young program of Ministry through the Arts in the arts district of downtown Newark, and sings music of styles as diverse as the membership of the congregation. The Cathedral itself has a history that extends back to 1742.

Requirements: strong musicianship, reading and ensemble skills; clear tone with good intonation; timeliness and reliability; interactive demeanor with congregation and with volunteer singers; extension of the Director of Arts’ ministry. Regular weekly schedule: Sundays, 9:00 AM- 1:15PM (warm-up, Mass, weekly rehearsal). Payscale: $75 per Sunday block; occasional (rare) stand-alone rehearsals $40. Start-up schedule: Thursday, September 8, 7:00-9:00 PM. First Mass to sing: Sunday, September 11 (usual schedule).

To apply for audition, send the following to Dr. Deborah Simpkin King, Director of Arts Ministries at resumé of solo and ensemble training and experience (required); references and link to sound files (optional). Audition by appointment on any Sunday after Mass at the Cathedral; evenings of August 8 (Village), August 17 (Montclair) , August 18 (Jersey City)
Posted 8/6/2016. Expires 9/11/2016.

Violist seeks opportunity to play in Bach's St. John Passion

Dear choral/orchestral conductor,

I am writing to ask if you will be doing a performance of Bach’s St. John Passion this year. I have a life goal of playing in the viola section in a performance of this sublime piece in the not too distant future. I just need to find the right choir and orchestra!

I am a nonprofessional but good violist who played for thirty years ago (am now in my sixties) and working as a contemporary psychoanalyst), and have recently picked up where I left off. I am taking lessons and am proud to say that I am improving rapidly! I used to play orchestral and chamber music, and I am starting to do that again. What a pleasure.

I have a deep strong tone, am musical, and am good at playing in orchestras and ensembles. I have started to practice the viola part in this piece and am really able to hold my own. By Spring, I will be more than ready to join an orchestra of any size to participate in a glorious performance of this piece. I hope you will consider bringing me into your performance. It would mean a lot to me and I will not disappoint. Contact Joan Lavender, 212-866-0461,,
Posted 8/1/2016. Expires 10/1/2016.

Alto section leader needed for Greenwich church

Alto / mezzo soloist / section leader needed at First Presbyterian Church, Greenwich, Connecticut. Must have good low notes -- position is for 2nd alto in a professional octet with volunteer choir. Must be excellent sight reader with strong voice. Traditional repertoire. Season runs September 8 through mid-June, with Thursday rehearsal 7:15-9:00 PM and Sunday warmup and service 9:00-11:15 AM. Extra services Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Easter. Soloists take turns singing solo Sundays during summer. Occasional concerts with dates to be determined, usually in December and February. Pay is $100 per rehearsal or service, additional for concerts. Church is 15-minute walk from Greenwich Metro-North stop. Contact Randall Atcheson, Minister of Music and Organist, at or (203) 661-2466. Visit
Posted 7/29/2016. Expires 9/29/2016.

Polyhymnia hosts September choral workshop on the Eton Choirbook

In our first ever choral workshop, Polyhymnia will join forces with international guest artist and early music and choral specialist JanJoost van Elburg to offer a weekend workshop focusing on the magnificent music of the Eton Choirbook on Friday, September 16, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Saturday, September 17, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM at The Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch, 552 West End Avenue, New York, NY 10024.

The Eton Choirbook is a rare survivor of the Reformation and stands as a singularly important source of sacred music composed at the turn of the 16th century and represents the contributions of 24 composers, some of whom appear nowhere else. Miraculously, 64 of the original 93 works survive. Although musicologically important, the most significant quality is the sheer beauty of the music. Although ancient, the music is composed with elements also found in contemporary music: complex rhythms, intentional dissonance and tonal expressiveness, making it an appealing choral experience not only for early music aficionados but choral music lovers of all styles.

The workshop will provide a unique opportunity to gather New York’s choral community together, crossing the usual stylistic lines to explore and discover this masterpiece of unforgettable and exquisite music. The workshop is open to all choral singers who can read music. Music will be provided for download in advance of the event. To register for the workshop, visit
Posted 7/27/2016. Expires 9/17/2016.

Unique high-profile singing project: Cantori New York and ABT

Cantori New York, an award-winning choral group, is looking for qualified avocational singers for an exceptional opportunity to collaborate with American Ballet Theater (ABT) to perform Maurice Ravel’s ballet Daphnis and Chloe at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center.

To participate, you need to be available for Cantori rehearsals in September and October and orchestral rehearsals and performances between Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 30. If you are interested in volunteering and would like to learn more about the project, please contact us at for detailed information.
Posted 7/27/2016. Expires 10/15/2016.

Music on the Hill seeks singers for October 1 concert

Music on the Hill is pleased to invite singers for the Festival Chorus premiere of "Threads of Light: A Tapestry of African-American Spirituals" by artistic director Ellen Dickinson. The piece is a setting of 40 spirituals in three parts: Hope, Journey, Glory. The performance will feature combined choirs, soloists, handbells, trumpet, and upright bass, with readings of poetry by African-American poets connecting the musical parts. Performance is at Norwalk Concert Hall on October 1 with artistic director Ellen Dickinson, conductor. Rehearsals Tuesdays starting August 30 from 7 to 9 PM at the WEPCO church complex in Wilton, 48 New Canaan Road. Advance registration required to

Music on the Hill is an independent non-profit organization offering music workshops, an August Summer Sings series, and concerts by four performing ensembles -- Summer Chorus, Festival Chorus, Chamber Chorus, and the Jubilate Ringers handbell choir -- all under the leadership of its artistic directors, David H. Connell (D.M.A.) and Ellen Dickinson (M.M.). Music on the Hill is dedicated to high-quality music education and performance for all ages and to enriching lives through music.
Posted 7/20/2016. Expires 9/6/2016.

American Traditions Competiion seeks singers

The 24th annual American Traditions Competiion, held in historic Savannah, Georgia, will celebrate American vocal music. Within that one classification are infinite possibilities and we invite singers of all styles to participate. Nine songs are chosen by each contestant. Each song must represent a different genre. Those include Blues, Jazz, Opera, Art Song, Folk, Gospel, Country & Western, Spirituals, Scared Song, Musical Theater, Hollywood, Songs of Johnny Mercer, Cover Song and Rock/Pop 70s-00s. The competition takes place in February 2017.

All 28 contestants chosen will be awarded a cash prize. Prizes increase from $300 to $12,000 as a contestant progresses through rounds of the competition. Applicants must be at least 21 years old by February 20, 2017. To submit an application and to see the official rules, please visit Application deadline is October 20, 2016.
Posted 7/15/2016. Expires 10/20/2016.

Harold Rosenbaum 2017 choir tour to Vienna

It's never too early to start planning to join me on my 30th European choir tour! Sing Handel’s Messiah (parts 2 and 3) under the baton of the conductor of the Vienna Boy’s Choir in Haydn’s own church, St. Stephen’s in Vienna. Sing under my baton in another beautiful Vienna church. See cultural sites as well. Keep early July, 2017 (one year from now) open. Non-singers are welcome too. If you're interested, e-mail me at and I'll send you information.
Posted 7/15/2016. Expires 9/15/2016.

Summer 2017 -- Jonathan Griffith Singers performance tour of Barcelona

I wish to invite all of you to join me in Barcelona, Spain, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Jonathan Griffith Singers. Our first tour was in 1997 to the beautiful city of San Remo, Italy, with performances of Missa Gaia in Italy and France. For any of you who might remember that trip, we had an absolutely fabulous time, and thus began the Jonathan Griffith Singers tours, which has now taken us to Spain, France, Czech Republic, China, Argentina and Uruguay, Turkey and now back to Barcelona 20 years later.

We will perform the Verdi Requiem in the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, Spain, with at least one additional performance in a venue and city nearby. We will travel from July 17-27, 2017. These dates coincide with the International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM) conference, which is held once every three years. The last time we performed in Barcelona, (2001), we performed the Verdi Requiem to two sold out performances, one in the Palau de la Musica and the other in the Theater de Fortuna, approximately one hour outside of Barcelona. We had over 110 singers and had to turn singers away due to limited capacity. I know this will be a memorable tour and strongly encourage you to sign up now. Because of the importance of this trip, it will be necessary to keep the chorus fully balanced, and therefore, sopranos and altos who are also able to bring a quality tenor or bass will be given priority. Therefore ladies, reach out now and get that man ready to sign up with you.

I look forward to making beautiful music with you--and eating a few fabulous meals in Spain’s tapas cafes and drinking some fine Spanish Cava. For information and to register, visit
Posted 7/15/2016. Expires 9/15/2016.

Choral scores available for free

The following list of choral scores will be given away by Broadway United Church of Christ on the Upper West Side on a first-come basis. Interested persons should phone the church administrator at 212-316-5700, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM to make arrangements to pick them up. These items will not be packaged, shipped or mailed.

15 Bach Cantata No. 135 Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder (Schirmer)
7 Bach St. Matthew Passion (Schirmer)
3 Bach Christmas Oratorio (Schirmer)
10 Bach Motet I Singet dem Herren (Peters)
13 Bach Motet III Jesu, meine Freude (Peters)
28 Bach Motet V Komm, Jesu, komm (Peters)
49 Bach Motet VI Lobet den Herren (Peters)
5 Bach Cantata No. 140 Wachet auf (Schirmer)
12 Bach Cantata No. 11 Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen (Breitkopf)
26 Bach Magnificat (various)
28 Barber Prayers of Kerkegaard (Schirmer)
18 Beethoven Missa Solemnis (Schirmer)
14 Brahms Requiem (Schirmer)
34 Brahms How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place (Schirmer)
9 Britten A Ceremony of Carols SSA (Boosey & Hawkes)
25 Britten Rejoice in the Lamb (Boosey & Hawkes)
13 Charpentier Song of the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Concordia)
5 Fauré Requiem (FitzSimons)
23 Gabrieli Jubilate Deo (Schirmer)
8 Handel Messiah (choruses) (Schirmer)
10 Handel Messiah (complete) (Schirmer)
20 Handel Sampson 22 Handel Coronation Anthem No. 4 (Schirmer)
22 Handel Utrecht Jubilate (Novello)
11 Haydn The Creation (Schirmer)
11 Michael Hennagin Three Emily Dickinson Songs SA (Walton)
29 Norman Luboff African Mass (Walton)
34 Mendelssohn Hymn of Praise (Schirmer)
24 Mozart Requiem (Peters)
25 Mozart Piccolomini Mass, K.258 (Schirmer)
16 Mozart Missa Brevis in F, K.192 (Schirmer)
17 Mozart Te Deum, K.141 (Walton)
7 Rossini Stabat Mater (Schirmer)
11 Rossini Messe Solennelle (Ricordi)
20 Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio (Schirmer)
29 Schubert Mass in G (Schirmer)
37 Schütz Motet Lift Up Your Head (Peters)
10 Schütz St. Matthew Passion (Concordia)
7 Stainer Crucifixion (Schirmer)
21 Michael Tippett Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Schott)
19 Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem (Oxford)
11 Verdi Requiem (Schirmer)
25 Vivaldi Gloria (Walden)
20 Heinz Werner Zimmermann Herr, mache mich zum Werkzeug deines Friedens (Merseburger)

Posted 7/12/2016. Expires 9/12/2016.

Christ & St. Stephen's holds auditions for soprano, tenor, baritone and bass

Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will be holding auditions for soprano, tenor, baritone and bass positions.

The organist and choirmaster is on lookout for choir members who above all will be able to blend in a chamber choir setting. The choir is an octet and performs music from the 16th Century to the 20th, so the ability to sing both straight tone and with vibrato would be ideal! Strong sight reading skills would be required, and preferably a bit of experience with the Anglican/Episcopal music tradition as well (although this isn't binding!). The choir season begins in September and runs through to the end of June. Quartet/Cantor work is available during the summer months. Pay is $110 per appearance, with higher fees for some special/additional services, concerts etc. The Sunday rehearsal begins at 9:15 sharp, with the service at 11AM. Absences are arranged in consultation and approval (substitutes are chosen) by the Organist & Choirmaster. Please submit expression of interest and a resume by e-mail to Parker Ramsay at Résumés will be reviewed soon and interested parties will be contacted for an audition in due course.
Posted 7/6/2016. Expires 9/6/2016.

Cantori New York seeks General Manager

Cantori New York, an award-winning choral group dedicated to the performance of new and neglected choral music, is looking for an exceptional individual to fill the position of General Manager. This position is a wonderful opportunity to work with an amazing group of individuals, exciting repertoire and interesting musical collaborations. This is a rare opportunity to be a part of a rewarding experience, and obtain the job opportunity of a lifetime.

Under the Direction of the Board of Directors of Cantori New York, the General Manager is responsible for overseeing the administration of the concert season. The General Manager’s contract year is from July 1 to June 30. During this period there will be three subscription concerts, a holiday concert and other projects as decided upon from time to time by the Board. The General Manager is the principal contact to the Artistic Director and the President of the Board of Directors for administrative matters. The General Manager is a primary contact between Cantori New York and the individual members, and may recruit assistance from group members as needed.


  1. The General Manager is responsible for arranging and contracting rehearsal and performance space, the cost of which is subject to prior approval of the Board. The location is subject to approval of the Board and the Artistic Director. In addition to regular weekly rehearsals, there will be at least one dress rehearsal for each concert, and occasional full-day weekend retreats and other additional rehearsals.
  2. The GM is responsible for the following administrative tasks:
    • Updating/adhering to the administrative calendar of deadlines, events and activities, and ensuring their timely completion by responsible parties;
    • Maintaining and distributing CNY membership directory and its season schedule, and communicating last-minute changes;
    • Taking attendance at rehearsals and reporting excessive absences to AD and section leaders as needed - to make determinations regarding preparedness; making announcements at rehearsals regarding CNY as needed.
    • Collecting and distributing mail, handling routine correspondence and monitoring Cantori’s voice mail;
    • Assisting with recruitment of the new Cantori members, scheduling auditions;
    • Acting as venue liaison on the day of performance, overseeing lighting and equipment setup, and managing hired musicians;
    • Providing assistance with compilation and creation of the concert program and handling the printing and delivery to the performance venue.
    • At the direction of the Artistic Director and Board, contracting performers and recording engineer, mailing schedules and music and arranging for the rental and carting of instruments and equipment as needed;
  3. In addition to the above referenced tasks, the General Manager is also responsible for:
    • Conducting new member orientation and obtaining additional contact information;
    • In conjunction with Cantori New York Board liaison, recruiting and supervising music librarian for the concert year;
    • Acting as liaison with recording engineer for in-house concert recordings;
    • Assisting in the submission of grant applications as needed, by providing Cantori New York repertoire, membership and other information as needed;
    • Facilitating production of marketing materials such as season postcards and distribution of email announcements using artwork and materials provided by the Marketing Committee;
    • Performing other tasks which from time to time shall be determined by the President and Artistic Director.
  4. The General Manager will maintain archival files, including but not limited to: Incoming/outgoing correspondence; contract templates; publicity materials; grant-writing materials; contact/account information for music vendors; information costs of rehearsal spaces and venues; professional contact information; music inventory; concert programs and attendance.
  • College education with specialized knowledge of choral/vocal/instrumental performance
  • Experience in management of a volunteer or professional performance group
  • Excellent communication, research, time management and record-keeping skills
  • Solid leadership skills and motivation
General Manager is expected to attend weekly and dress rehearsals, and three rehearsal retreats. The approximate time commitment for the General Manager’s administrative work is 20 hours per month. Compensation for the position of General Manager for the Season is $5,500, to be paid in equal monthly installments at the end of the month. The compensation will cover all services described above. General Manager may receive additional compensation for any significant additional services for projects that are not part of the regular Season and for which Cantori receives a performance fee.

If you would like to apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter to Cantori New York, PO Box 1376, New York, NY 10185;
Posted 7/6/2016. Expires 8/31/2016.

Polyhymnia offers workshop on Eton Choirbook September 16-17

In our first ever choral workshop, Polyhymnia will join forces with international guest artist and early music and choral specialist JanJoost van Elburg to offer a weekend workshop focusing on the magnificent music of the Eton Choirbook. The Eton Choirbook is a rare survivor of the Reformation and stands as a singularly important source of sacred music composed at the turn of the 16th century and represents the contributions of 24 composers, some of whom appear nowhere else. Miraculously, 64 of the original 93 works survive.

Although musicologically important, the most significant quality is the sheer beauty of the music. Although ancient, the music is composed with elements also found in contemporary music: complex rhythms, intentional dissonance and tonal expressiveness, making it an appealing choral experience not only for early music aficionados but choral music lovers of all styles.The workshop will provide a unique opportunity to gather New York’s choral community together, crossing the usual stylistic lines to explore and discover this masterpiece of unforgettable and exquisite music.

The workshop, to be held on September 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and September 17 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, is open to all choral singers who can read music. Tuition is $45; students/seniors $25; discounts available to ensembles. For more information, visit
Posted 6/21/2016. Expires 9/17/2016.