We know it still feels like the middle of summer but we’re already preparing for a new season of choral goodness. Our holiday concert dates are set for December. Our music selections have been finalized. And we’re ready to announce auditions for the fall session. If you or any local singers you know have been thinking about joining the chorale, now is the time! We will hold auditions for new singers on Wednesday, August 21 from 4 to 6 pm at the Newport Campus of the Oregon Coast Community College. Mary Lee and her merry band of musical cohorts will be in the Music Room of the OCCC to listen to potential choral recruits. We are accepting all voice parts but, as usual in practically any choir, we’d love to hear from some men.
More about the audition process…applicants will be asked to perform a series of simple musical exercises to show that they can match pitch, reproduce a rhythm, hold a tone against a contrasting voice part. Singers may prepare and perform a song if they like, there will be a pianist, but it is not required. Although we prefer applicants who can read music, it is not a requirement although we certainly hope that if you are accepted into the chorale you will learn to do so as soon as possible. We can help with that.
If you are interested in auditioning but cannot make the time/date listed above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see what we can do about alternate arrangements. If you need to audition at a specific time in the 4 to 6 window or you’d simply like to let us know you intend to audition, use that same email.
We look forward to seeing you. Come sing with us!