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Singers Services / opportunities

Bass-baritone needed for Sunday services in Bedford, NY
Need bass-baritone for Sunday services weekly at Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church in Bedford, New York. Rehearsal at 9 AM, service at 10 AM; pays $200. Starts October 27. Should be able to sing straight tone if necessary; must be fine sight-reader. We sing only great music. Best if you have a car. Contact Anthony Newman, director of music, at Ajn1941@gmail.com or 203-253-0171.
Posted 10/17/2019. Expires 10/31/2019.
NJ Choral Consortium early music workshop on November 2
Come enjoy a wonderful day of exploring and singing Renaissance and Medieval music! NJ Choral Consortium will host "Sing We & Chant It!" on Saturday, November 2 in Princeton. This full-day workshop will be led by Dr. Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, an expert in chant and early music, Princeton University music faculty member and long-time member of the Grammy award-winning ensemble Anonymous 4. We will sing ecstatic chants of Hildegard of Bingen, early polyphony and delightful Renaissance madrigals.

The workshop runs from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (brown bag lunch) at Stone Hill Church, 1025 Bunn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540, a beautiful, wheelchair-accessible site with free parking. Cost: $35 for NJCC members; $40 non-members; $20 students with ID. (If your chorus is listed in our online Chorus Gallery, all your members get the member rate.) Please visit the NJCC website for online registration and more info. We will provide links to sheet music for registrants when available.
Posted 10/3/2019. Expires 11/2/2019.
Harold Rosenbaum conducting workshop January 6-10, 2020
Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, author of the critically-acclaimed A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting, published by Routledge, will present the first of his 2020 conducting workshop at Columbia University from January 6 through 10. If you'd like to have your technique improved studying and working directly with one of the world's leading choral conductors, sign up for this marvelous opportunity. Spaces are limited, so please reserve your spot today. The workshop will take place each day from 10 AM to 4 PM (except Friday 10 AM to 2 PM). See www.haroldrosenbaum.com/institute for registration information and more about this and his other upcoming 5-day workshops. See his online conducting lesson at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1vwOPFDJ0I.
Posted 9/30/2019. Expires 11/30/2019.
Montclair Early Music seeks soprano and tenor
Montclair Early Music is a mix of experienced avocational singers and recorder players and other period instruments. We are seeking a high soprano and a tenor for our upcoming concert on December 15 entitled "An Italian Renaissance Christmas." Singers should have choral singing experience, can sing with clear, straight tones, and the ability to blend. The two major pieces are Palestrina's Hodie Christus Natus Est (unaccompanied) and Bassano's two-choir Hodie Christus Natus Est with recorder choir.

Five rehearsals are scheduled on Thursday evenings beginning October 24 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 73 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ. For audition and additional information, contact Info@montclairearlymusic.org.
Posted 9/27/2019. Expires 10/27/2019.
Uncomon Chord seeks vocal jazz director
Uncommon Chord is a mixed-voice jazz/pop ensemble of 10 talented amateurs. We primarily perform standards from the Great American Songbook, with an emphasis on fresh arrangements in the style of contemporary vocal groups like New York Voices and The Real Group. Our repertoire is about 50/50 accompanied and a cappella. We typically prepare two one-hour sets a year (December and June), hosted in cabaret venues such as the Triad Theater, as well as informal / charity gigs when they arise. Our rehearsals are 7:30-9:30 PM each Wednesday on the west side of Manhattan.

Candidates should:
  • Be a kind, capable and enthusiastic leader
  • Have a passion for jazz and the chops to match
  • Have extensive experience teaching vocal technique, style and blend to advanced adults
  • Have experience with the performance and staging practices of contemporary vocal ensembles
  • Be comfortable rehearsing at the piano
And ideally could:
  • Perform our accompanied numbers — using keyboard alone at informal gigs, and anchoring a 2-3 piece rhythm section at our fully staged shows
  • Arrange charts for our singers’ unique voices
If interested, please send a brief statement describing your interest in the position and what you’d bring to Uncommon Chord, along with resume and salary requirements to music@richardberg.net. Finalists will be invited to lead a 90-minute rehearsal this fall. The audition will consist of (1) rehearsing a song that UC knows well (2) teaching a new selection of your choice to UC. The latter can be an original arrangement, an adaptation, or a published work that well illustrates your knowledge and taste — either accompanied or a cappella.
Posted 9/25/2019. Expires 11/25/2019.
Audition for Die Fledermaus with LONJ
Auditions for Light Opera of New Jersey's upcoming February 2020 production of Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus, to be sung in English. Producer: William Corson. Stage Director: Reegan McKenzie. Music Director and Conductor: Jason Tramm. Audition dates: Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7-9:30 PM; Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10 AM-12:30 PM. Auditions are BY REGISTRATION ONLY. E-mail info@LONJ.org to register for one of the above dates. Please include your head-shot, resume and home town. Auditions will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. Accompanist will be provided. Performances and rehearsals will be in Basking Ridge, NJ. All positions paid. Performance sates: February 21, 22, 27 and 29, 2020. For more information, visit lightoperaofnewjersey.org/auditions/.
Posted 9/7/2019. Expires 10/26/2019.
Sing in Sicily with Serenades Choral Travel
Serenades Choral Travel is now accepting applications from choral singers, both amateur and professional levels, for the program’s special 15th anniversary edition that will take place in Southeastern Sicily, in the heart of the Sicilian Baroque, from June 27 to July 8, 2020. The program will be based for eight days in Noto, move onto Ragusa Ibla for two nights, and one night in Catania. Four-star accommodations and all transportation included. Ensemble performances are set up in beautiful venues in Noto, Ortigia Island (Siracusa), and Ragusa Ibla. The program also includes guided walking tours, eight special meals with wine, three of which are at prominent Sicilian wineries in Noto, Ragusa and Mount Etna areas, a chocolate tasting and demonstration in Modica, and a boat tour around Ortigia Island. Guest conductor for the program will be David Hayes (Mannes, Curtis and director of NYChoral). Karen La Rosa of La RosaWorks is our cultural coordinator.

For more detailed information regarding pricing, repertoire, application process, videos, photos, please visit www.serenadeschoral.com or contact founder and artistic director Paulo Faustino at serenadeschoraltravel@gmail.com or text/call (267) 259-0575. Application deadline is Friday, December 6, 2019.
Posted 9/6/2019. Expires 12/6/2019.
Downtown Brooklyn church choir seeks alto
Paid alto choir/cantor position available at major church music program in Downtown Brooklyn, conducted by Benjamin Niemczyk. By audition only. Sunday rehearsal and mass with extra calls for Christmas and Holy Week.

Recent repertoire includes works by Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, Schönberg, Messiaen, Nystedt, Corigliano, Ives, Stravinsky, Duruflé, Tallis, Palestrina, Copland, Bernstein, Saint-Saëns, Liszt, Williams, Mealor, Muhly, Koppin and much more. Reading ability and straight-tone singing required. Write bonifacechoir@gmail.com to schedule an audition. Saint Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 109 Willoughby, Brooklyn. Q,R,F,A,C,2,3 trains.
Posted 8/30/2019. Expires 10/30/2019.
New Zealand tour with Jonathan Griffith
Travel with the Jonathan Griffith Singers to beautiful New Zealand for a Special Performance Tour including the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Sir Karl Jenkins's work The Armed Man, conducted by Jonathan Griffith.

From July 12 to 24, 2020, the JG Singers will tour four of New Zealand's most famous cities: Rotura, Hamilton, Tauranga and Auckland, including a visit to Hobbiton, the filming location for The Lord of the Rings movies! For more information, visit www.dciny.org/jgsingersnz/, e-mail Diane@DCINY.org or call (212) 707-8566 x320. Limited slots available per voice section.
Posted 8/28/2019. Expires 10/28/2019.
Experiment with Vocal Ensemble Laboratory!
The Vocal Ensemble Laboratory invites amateur, semi-professional and professional singers and other musicians to try out choral endeavors in a supportive, low-stakes environment. Come practice small ensemble singing, sight-singing, conducting, or workshop a choral composition with us.

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Posted 8/12/2019. Expires 11/12/2019.