Sing with us!
Handel Choir is holding community member and professional chorister auditions for the 2017-2018 concert season on Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26, 2017.
Auditions take place at:
Church of the Holy Comforter, 130 West Seminary Avenue
Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland 21093
*Please note* there are two Holy Comforters in the area, so be sure to navigate to the correct address.
Go to handelchoir.org/Auditions.htm for info about what to expect and what to prepare. Click here to sign up for your audition online.
In the 2017-2018 subscription concert season, Handel Choir will perform Handel's Messiah, the Frank Martin Mass for Double Choir, and the Fauré and Duruflé Requiems, plus additional concerts in the community. Go to handelchoir.org for dates, venues, reviews of recent performances, and more details.
Led by Interim Artistic Director and Conductor Brian Bartoldus in the 2017-2018 season, Handel Choir of Baltimore brings together excellent singers from the greater Baltiore area to perform repertoire ranging from early music to commissioned works. The Choir has performed Messiah every year since 1935.
If you would like to audition, but do not have internet access, please call 667.206.4120 and leave a message with your name and phone number, and we'll call back to set up your audition. Please do not send email.
We are not holding auditions for soloists at this time.
Break a leg!
Handel Choir of Baltimore
Community singers and paid professional choristers
Job Submission Requirements:
You should prepare a song or aria that effectively demonstrates your vocal and musical ability—a folk song, hymn, patriotic song or aria are all fine. You will most likely perform no more than 16-20 measures. We advise you not to pick music that tests the limits of your range or vocal technique; rather, bring a work that you can sing confidently and expressively. You should also be prepared to sing a series of exercises to determine the range and color of your voice, and to sight-sing.
Singers audition individually with the artistic director. You will be asked to sing vocal exercises as demonstrated, to further assess voice category and color, and you will sight-read a relatively simple melody and rhythm to demonstrate musicianship skills. Prior instrumental and/or vocal solo or ensemble experience is strongly recommended. Your audition will last approximately eight minutes. Interim Artistic Director and Conductor Brian Bartoldus will accompany your audition.