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Singers Services / opportunities

Kachanov Singers has openings for soprano and bass
Nikolai Kachanov Singers (NKS), a 16-member semi-professional ensemble, has openings for paid soprano and bass positions. Emerging professionals are welcome to audition. Rehearsals on Monday (occasional Tuesday) at the beautiful Nicholas Roerich Museum (roerich.org) on the Upper West Side. Send your resume and vocal sample to kachsingers@gmail.com.

Spring season includes a great variety of exciting music: early, romantic and contemporary. The list of composers include Victoria, Gjeilo, Elgar, Taneyev, as well as music by Baltic composers such as Bajoras, Pärt and Vasks.

Maestro Kachanov's rehearsal process is exciting, challenging, and rewarding. His approach is focused on sharpening singers’ vocal potential, developing their musicianship, technical skills, blending, and intonation to perform various genres and styles requiring different voice production. To hear NKS, visit kachanovsingers.org.
Posted 1/27/2020. Expires 3/27/2020.
Seeking The Mikado as well as Pooh-Bah and Yum-Yum understudies
The Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island has the following openings in its cast for its 2020 production of The Mikado, told as a Long Island-set Gatsby-inspired fairy tale.

The Mikado, The Emperor of Long Island. Male. Age 40s and above. Bass or bass-baritone. The Mikado is the embodiment of blissfully ignorant privilege. His word is law, and it doesn't occur to him that the world should or could function any differently.

Pooh-Bah understudy, Lord High Everything Else of Titipu. Male. Age 20s and above. Baritone. Pooh-Bah has a very high opinion of himself and his noble pedigree, and presents himself as the most dignified person in the world. He is the "straight man" to some of the more outrageous characters.

Yum-Yum understudy. A crafty young lady. Age 16 and above. Soprano. Yum-Yum is a clever pragmatist who knows what she wants, and knows what she brings to the table: she'll marry Ko-Ko if she has to, but she would much prefer Nanki-Poo.

Rehearsals are Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings from now through June. Performances scheduled on weekends from April to July. Interested parties should contact director Tony Tambasco at tambascot@yahoo.com for more information or to arrange an audition.
Posted 1/23/2020. Expires 3/23/2020.
Boricua College Choir seeks part-time conductor
Boricua College Choir is seeking part-time choral conductor to conduct our small adult choir in upper Manhattan area (3755 Broadway, between 155th and 156th Streets). Rehearsals are every Friday from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. with extra rehearsals on Monday when needed. We sing a variety of languages and styles, but mainly Spanish. Duties include:
  1. Rehearse for Spring concert
  2. Participation in college graduation June 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM (two songs)
  3. Help audition and recruit new members for the choir
  4. Help select new repertoire
Please contact or forward resume to Yvett Goa, Boricua College Choir President, at argy75.rgs@gmail.com or 917-324-6163.
Posted 1/22/2020. Expires 3/22/2020.
Choral library giveaway
Chelsea-based chorus has over a hundred choral folio titles to give away, ranging in condition from well-used to almost-new. For a spreadsheet with information get in touch with us at nyccommunitychorus@gmail.com.
Posted 1/21/2020. Expires 3/21/2020.
Auditions for LONJ's In the Heights
Auditions for Light Opera of New Jersey's upcoming summer production of In the Heights will take place on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7 PM and Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 10 AM with call backs (by invitation only) taking place on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10 AM. Auditions are open to REGISTERED actors only. Please register for an audition date at reg.lonj.org/ithreg. Auditions, performances and rehearsals will be held at SOPAC (South Orange Performing Arts Center) , 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ. Performances will be on July 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2020. For further information about audition requirements and roles, visit lightoperaofnewjersey.org/auditions-2/.
Posted 1/21/2020. Expires 3/7/2020.
Montclair Early Music Singers seek tenor and alto
This small a cappella group in Montclair, NJ is seeking experienced singers with excellent sight reading skills and a passion for early music for our Spring concert. Please contact Tracey at melhuisht@yahoo.com to schedule an audition. For more about the group, visit www.montclairearlymusic.org.
Posted 1/15/2020. Expires 3/15/2020.
New Britain church seeks tenor and soprano II section leaders
South Church in New Britain, CT is currently looking for one tenor section leader/soloist and one soprano II section leader/soloist. Rehearsals are Thursday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. SIngle service Sunday mornings at 10:25 AM (with a short rehearsal at 9:30 AM.) $65 per call ($130/week). Contact Michelle Horsley, Director of Music, at Mhorsley@southchurch.org.
Posted 1/14/2020. Expires 3/14/2020.
Mount Kisco church seeks staff singers
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mount Kisco, New York is accepting applications for soprano, alto, tenor and bass Staff Singers for the Spring 2020 choral season.

St. Mark’s has an historic music program, lead for many years by Dr. Edgar Hilliar, longtime Professor of Organ at the Mannes School of Music. Repertoire largely consists of Renaissance polyphony. The G. Donald Harrison organ is of significant note, Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1201. St. Mark's, at 85 East Main Street, is an easy train ride via the Metro-North Harlem Line, and easily accessible via the Saw Mill River Parkway. $150 per call.

Interested parties can e-mail resumes and (optional) recordings to Buck McDaniel, Organist & Choirmaster, at buck_mcdaniel@yahoo.com.
Posted 1/14/2020. Expires 3/14/2020.
Choir in northern France seeks exchange with New York choir
French choir in northern France (Boulogne sur mer) is looking for an exchange with a New York choir. We recently had an exchange with Parisien Choir. They came to Boulogne and we went to Paris to sing. Each singer was "bed and breakfasted" in a guest house. We can accommodate 40 singers.

Our program: classics like Rossini's Petite Messe, Fauré Requiem and Dvoark Requiem along with arrangements made by music professors of the school of Queen, Beatles and French classical songs.

We look forward to building this project around human exchange, music and tourism. If you're interested, contact Jean Filliette at jeanhugofilliette@orange.fr.

French text:

Bonjour à vous,

Je suis chanteur amateur au sein du chœur du Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental de Boulogne sur mer ( France ).

Nos récents concerts nous ont amené à des échanges avec un chœur parisien. Les résultats, sur un programme classique autour du Requiem de Fauré ont emballé tout le monde….les choristes mais aussi les instrumentistes ainsi que nos chefs de chœur et professeur de chant et chef d’orchestre.

De là est née l’idée un peu folle d’aller chanter plus loin…..et la ville de New York a été évoquée….et petit à petit, l’idée fait son chemin…..

Pour moi, cette expérience pourrait être mise en place au premier semestre de 2021….la faisabilité technique….programme, dimension du chœur, orchestre ou pas et à quelle dimension, est du ressort de nos chefs de chœur et professeurs….

Il va également de soi que nous aurions plaisir et possibilité de vous recevoir et vous loger sur nos terres du nord de la France, avec la mise en place de concerts locaux….vers un dernier semestre 2020…

Voilà donc quelques idées et réflexions…. Vos avis sur le sujet… ?

Dans l’attente de vous lire.

Cordialement.

Jean FILLIETTE
Posted 1/9/2020. Expires 3/9/2020.
Fun, small, social Manhattan SATB vocal ensemble seeks singers
New SATB vocal ensemble is seeking tenors, altos and sopranos as we grow to 8 to 12 singers. We sing Broadway and pop/rock tunes during rehearsals and go out for drinks after them. We also have a wonderful musical director. We're doing rehearsal drop-ins in lieu of auditions, but you should be able to match pitch and carry a harmony part. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at a midtown studio, presently starting at 5:30, but will likely start later come March. This is a great chance to get in on something new to start the year! If interested, please contact nycensemble2020@gmail.com with a bit about you, your singing experience and what's most important to you in a singing group.
Posted 1/6/2020. Expires 1/31/2020.
Hudson Chorale seeks artistic director
The Hudson Chorale seeks a new artistic director for the 2020-2021 season. Experience leading a large, auditioned choir and conducting an orchestra expected. We rehearse Monday evenings in Pleasantville, NY, a five-minute walk from Metro-North and a 50-minute ride from Grand Central. For current season, past repertoire, mission and history see Hudsonchorale.org. Please send CV, letter of interest and performance video links by January 31, 2020 to hudsonchoralesearch@gmail.com.
Posted 12/31/2019. Expires 1/31/2020.
12th World Symposium on Choral Music in Auckland 11-18 July 2020
Twenty-four of the world’s best choirs, over 40 distinguished speakers on choral music and thousands of delegates will descend on Auckland, New Zealand 11-18 July 2020 for the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM2020).

One of the most anticipated events on the international choral calendar, the World Symposium on Choral Music is a major international arts festival which also serves as a global choral congress – a triennial opportunity for a significant proportion of the world’s choral music leaders and practitioners to meet, share ideas and be revitalised.

The WSCM programme offers a range of talks, masterclasses, workshops, demonstrations and performances for both choral music industry delegates and the wider public. Delegates usually include choristers, conductors, composers, music industry academics, singers, teachers and enthusiasts from all over the planet. The theme of New Zealand’s Symposium is "People and The Land \ He Tangata, He Whenua" – the connection and tensions between people and land, between urban life and the natural world.

We are delighted to announce that British ensemble VOCES8 will join the programme with two headline performances. WSCM2020 will be the ensemble’s Auckland debut.

This has inspired many of the presentations, which include such topics as indigenous music and "ownership," diversity and social empowerment, respectful collaboration with indigenous artists, singing as a haven for migrants and refugees, choral singing in prisons, welcoming transgender and non-binary singers, alongside cornerstone subjects such as conducting and vocal technique, articulation, rhythm, intonation, genre exploration, repertoire, movement and programming.

An international Artistic Committee reviewed the unprecedented number of 360 choir and presenter applications from more than 50 countries around the world to produce the final line-up of choirs and presenters for WSCM2020. The 12th World Symposium on Choral Music is supported by New Zealand Major Events and Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED), and hosted by the NZ Choral Federation in tandem with the International Federation for Choral Music.

Sitting alongside the Symposium is the Surround Sounds programme, in which 20 more top international and NZ choirs will perform for delegates and the public. Performance venues for both festivals include the Auckland Town Hall, the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre and the rest of the Aotea Centre, St Matthew-in-the-City and St Patrick’s and Holy Trinity Cathedrals. Public concert tickets will be on sale from early 2020.

Attending choirs range from widely regarded ensembles such as NOTUS and Portland State Chamber Choir from the USA and Mexico’s Voz En Punto, to young performers such as the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Canada’s Hamilton Children’s Choir, Shenzhen Lily Choir from China, Australia’s Gondwana, the Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley and the New Zealand Youth Choir, national indigenous choirs including Nairobi Chamber Chorus, and all-female ensembles such as Slovenia’s vocal theatre Carmina Slovenica, Canada’s Xara Choral Theatre and Ewha Chamber Choir from Korea.

Registrations for the Symposium are now open with hundreds of delegates from over 40 countries having already signed up ahead of the recent Earlybird deadline. Thousands of delegates attended the 11th World Symposium in Barcelona (2017) and the New Zealand event team is looking to have the same level of success. The next Advance Ticket deadline is 31 December 2019. Registrations are available online at wscm2020.com.
Posted 12/24/2019. Expires 4/30/2020.
Free introductory lesson in Alexander Technique
Contact Elizabeth Hurwitt for a free introduction to this dynamic mind-body method. Alexander Technique can help you improve your vocal production and breathing, along with your postural support and ease of movement. For further information, call (646) 981-9330 or visit betterATbeing.com.
Posted 11/20/2019. Expires 2/20/2020.
Join Harold Rosenbaum's Choir Concert Tour of Costa Rica June 2020
Join Harold Rosenbaum for his second tour to Costa Rica, June 27-July 3, 2020. Much more information about the tour, including itinerary, costs and other particulars can be found at concept-tours.com/my-tour/rosenbaum-costa-rica/. No auditions required. Non-singers welcome, too.
Posted 11/20/2019. Expires 2/20/2020.