Handel Choir of Baltimore will hold community member and professional chorister auditions for the 2018-2019 concert season Friday and Saturday June 8 and 9, 2018.
Handel Choir of Baltimore performs choral and choral-orchestral music of the highest artistic integrity, specializing in baroque, classical and early-romantic styles, to sustain the art form and enrich the lives of Baltimore area residents through concerts, education programs and community collaborations.
Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Brian Bartoldus, critically acclaimed Handel Choir of Baltimore brings together excellent singers and players from across the mid-Atlantic to perform repertoire ranging from early music to newly commissioned works. The ensemble performs three subscription concerts per season (September through May), including Handel's Messiah, which the Choir has performed every year since 1935.
Auditions take place at:
Church of the Holy Comforter, 130 West Seminary Avenue, Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland 21093
Click here to sign up now, or click here for info about what to expect and what to prepare.
Handel Choir of Baltimore
Community singer (volunteer) or Professional chorister (paid)
Job Submission Requirements:
Handel Choir invites all interested singers to audition who are prepared to commit a significant amount of time to rehearsal and private practice from September to May to prepare for concerts. Successful auditioners can read music and usually have some past experience singing in a choir.
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. Associate Conductor and Accompanist Thomas Hetrick will accompany you. Please bring two copies of your song or aria to your audition.
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. Those auditioning for a soloist role should prepare at least two works of contrasting styles.
For more information, including frequently asked questions, and to sign up, go to http://www.handelchoir.org/Auditions.htm