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Seeking additional choral singers for Chelsea's Litha Symphony gala summer kickoff concert, Saturday, June 24, 7 PM
The Litha Symphony Orchestra is a semi-professional ensemble entering its 6th season of summer classical pops concerts in the heart of Chelsea in Manhattan. For its opening gala concert of the summer, led by Artistic Director Eric Hayslett, they will be joined by the Litha Symphony Chorus in excerpts from Verdi's Requiem and Copland's The Tender Land, plus a third pop number. We are putting out a last-minute call for extra choral volunteers who are interested and available for three rehearsals and concert in the space of a week. A perfect quick choral summer sing, particularly for folks who are familiar with the Requiem. We are looking to invite as many singers as possible, to help make this gala truly spectacular. Each season we bring fantastic summer music to Chelsea audiences, when most orchestras are on break, and the ensemble has built quite a following.
All rehearsals and concerts are 7 to 10 PM at Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 9th Avenue at 28th Street, Chelsea. The chorusmaster Conrad Chu is former choir director of Eugene Lang College, The New School, and current music director of North River Sing Community Chorus in Jersey City. Rehearsals are Tuesday, June 20; Wednesday, June 21; and Thursday, June 22. Visit the Litha Symphony website for full details on the concert season at www.lithasymphony.org. Please contact Conrad Chu directly for further details and music at email@example.com or 917-533-9348.
Posted 6/19/2017. Expires 6/24/2017.
Sing with Long Island Voices in "A Concert for Peace"
My summer choir, Long Island Voices, will soon begin rehearsals for a summer benefit concert with rehearsals in the Bayport, NY and the concert at Saint Peter’s by-the-Sea in Bay Shore, NY. This is going to be a powerful concert, featuring my Requiem Dies Magna (in collaboration with Sound Symphony), but also a few new shorter pieces, My Name is Lamiya: Don’t Call Me ‘Refugee’ and Pay the Ferryman for David Aaron. The concert is called "A Concert for Peace" and will benefit F.I.S.T., www.familiesinsupportoftreatment.org (supporting families struggling with a loved ones drug addiction), as well as 911 Veterans, Inc. My Name is Lamiya: Don’t Call Me ‘Refugee' is part of the Child Refugee Awareness Choral Consortium I’ve organized. Pay the Ferryman for David Aaron is part of the Opioid Epidemic Awareness Choral Consortium. There will be some additional pieces, but those are the main highlights. And the Requiem will be premiering a new, powerful final movement, "Pacem Relinquo Vobis (Peace I Leave with You)," which is a cry for peace, which the world struggles to give.
I can’t wait to start rehearsals (Tuesday nights in Bayport from 7:15 to 9:15, starting 6/20). We are actively seeking more basses (we need to build up to 10 at a minimum) and tenors (we are currently at 6 but need a minimum of 10 as well). We still cheerfully welcome sopranos and altos, but are hoping to reach the minimums for the basses and altos so we can keep an appropriate balance. The concert is Sunday, September 17 but there are no rehearsals on Tuesday evenings in September, as all my members will be returning back to their regular season choirs that month.
For additional info, visit mbqstudio.com/life/long-island-voices/. Please contact me, Michael Bussewitz-Quarm, at Hello@MBQStudio.com to join us in making a difference!
Posted 6/12/2017. Expires 8/12/2017.
Seeking soprano and alto singers for Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir.
Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir is an internationally renowned radical performance company in residence at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater with upcoming shows at Celebrate Brooklyn, Dublin Live Art Festival and more. We are not religious. We make politically charged, activist music. We are an ethnically, sexually and economically diverse 35-voice group, with opportunities for soloists and choral singers alike. Regular ongoing rehearsals Sundays evenings (5-8 PM) in the East Village, NYC; regular performances ongoing locally, with some touring. This is a mostly volunteer choir but sometimes there is pay. Music director is Nehemiah Luckett. You can listen to the music here: soundcloud.com/revbilly.
We have performed on stages all over the city, St. John the Divine, Brooklyn Folk Festival, Creative Time and opened for Neil Young on his National Rebel Content Tour. Morgan Spurlock made a documentary about our work called What Would Jesus Buy and we have been on national news and featured in international news many times. We have won an Obie Award, The Alpert Award and The Edwin Booth award. Check out revbilly.com for more information. Interested applicants should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 347-693-8857.
Posted 6/8/2017. Expires 8/8/2017.
Taconic Opera invites choral singers to participate in the world premiere of a new opera
For choral singers who are interested in something new and exciting, Taconic Opera invites you to participate in a truly unique experience: the world premiere of a new comedic opera, In Bocca al Lupo (Into the Mouth of the Wolf), opera’s equivalent of theatre’s "break a leg") by the company’s founder and General Manager and Artistic Director, Dan Montez. In addition to heading Taconic Opera for the last 20 years and directing all of its productions, Montez’s career includes lead tenor in over 50 productions, composing six oratorios and numerous other works, teacher, author, concert pianist, and conductor of oratorios and other concert performances around the world.
An Italian opera within an English opera, the work will be performed in both English and Italian with English supertitles above the stage. This comedy about a buffoon trying to run an opera company takes us on a hysterical journey through the audition process, musical coaching, stage directing, backstage disasters during a performance, running the opera office, holding a fundraiser and finally presenting the show.
All voice parts are welcome, particularly men. Membership for experienced choristers will not require an audition. There are no dues to sing with the chorus, however members are required to secure their own music. There will be three performances of the production at the Yorktown Stage in Yorktown Heights, NY: Thursday, October 19 at 10:00 AM for schools; Saturday, October 21 at 8:00 PM; and Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 PM.
Requests to participate in the chorus will be accepted until June 24, 2017. New members may be accepted after June 24 based on their experience and musical abilities. Singers who have a conflict with the complete rehearsal schedule may likewise be accepted based on experience and ability. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and Saturdays from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, beginning on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Attendance at all rehearsals is not strictly required but highly recommended. In addition to rehearsals, chorus members will need to spend some time on their own working on the music. Rehearsals take place at the Cortlandt School of Performing Arts, 24 Old Albany Post Road/Route 9, Croton-on-Hudson, NY.
Anyone with interest in pursuing this opportunity or who has additional questions can contact Mary Corda at email@example.com or by calling (914) 649-1826. Complete information about Taconic Opera can be found on its website, www.TaconicOpera.org.
Posted 6/8/2017. Expires 8/8/2017.
New Jersey Choral Society Summer Sings of the Verdi Requiem
The New Jersey Choral Society invites singers to join them in Summer Sings, featuring the vibrant and dramatic Verdi Requiem. These events will be held on Tuesdays: June 13, June 20 and June 27, 2017 from 7 to 10 PM at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 169 Fairmount Road, Ridgewood, NJ. The Summer Sings will be conducted by Artistic Director Eric Dale Knapp, with Linda Sweetman-Waters, accompanist. Participants may attend individual evenings or all three. Bring your own Verdi Requiem score (if possible) and pay at the door with check or cash. The admission fee for Summer Sings is $10 per rehearsal or $25 for all three sessions. For more information on NJCS Summer Sings, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-379-7719.
Summer Sings are an open reading of world-renowned masterworks. Attending NJCS Summer Sings is a great way to meet current members, especially for those who may be considering auditioning for the regular season. Established in 1980, the New Jersey Choral Society is one of the state’s most prestigious choral groups, well-known for presenting outstanding and unique programs. Repertoire ranges from Holiday to Broadway to Masterworks. Under the direction of Eric Dale Knapp, NJCS performs three major concerts annually in Bergen and Essex counties. They have performed at Carnegie Hall and the White House and have toured internationally in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, China, Australia, England, France and, this summer, in Italy. Visit www.NJCS.org for more information.
Posted 6/8/2017. Expires 6/27/2017.
Audition by June 30, 2017 for the Choral Music Intensive at Drew University
Choral music educators and experienced singers are invited to audition now for the Fall 2017 Choral Music Intensive program at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, scheduled for September 29-30 and October 15-17, 2017. Limited spaces are available for sopranos, tenors and basses at this time. Professional development certificates for New Jersey public school educators will be provided.
The program features three works by Johann Sebastian Bach: motet: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (BWV 230); cantata: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich (BWV 150); and mass: Missa in A major (BWV 234).
Drew University’s Choral Music Intensive (CMI) is a choral immersion project combining highly experienced choral musicians with advanced student vocalists at Drew in the preparation of challenging choral repertoire. All participants receive music in advance and prepare independently prior to a short and rigorous rehearsal schedule. Drew's CMI is a popular professional development activity for regional singers and music educators, while also offering valuable performance and mentorship opportunities for Drew students. The Fall 2017 CMI will culminate in the performance of an all-Bach program on Sunday, October 15, 2017.
For more information or to schedule an audition, please e-mail Dr. Jason Bishop, Director of Choral & Vocal Studies at Drew University, at email@example.com by June 30, 2017.
Posted 6/5/2017. Expires 6/30/2017.
Yankee Male Chorus concerts in Vermont and New Hampshire in August
Men from 16 male choruses throughout New England and New York have been meeting for over 60 years in southern Vermont and New Hampshire to rehearse songs and present four evening concerts in four different towns. We will be rehearsing at 1PM on Wednesday, August 9 in West Brattleboro VT in the First Congregational Church. Songs include: The Gift of Song, You Raise Me Up, America the Beautiful, Steal Away, Unchained Melody, September Song, Ride the Chariot, Lida Rose, The Sound of Music, Let There Be Peace on earth and River in Judea. Our lead conductor is Michael Wright. All concerts are at 7:30 PM August 9-12 in West Brattleboro, VT; Acworth, NH; Westminster, VT; and Chester, VT. Admission to the concerts is by free-will offering. For more information, contact Marty Edelman at 212-249-3038 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 6/2/2017. Expires 8/12/2017.
Seeking youth choir director for The Celebration Singers, NJ
The Celebration Singers of Cranford, NJ, a premier NJ-based adult community choral group that has been in existence for over 75 years, is seeking an experienced choral director to lead its approximately 25 member Children's Choir and 25 member Middle C’s mixed teen choir.
- Advanced degree in music or equivalent knowledge/experience
- Significant experience working with young singers
- Broad knowledge of choral repertoire for the young singer
- Positive contact and rapport with parents
- Excellent teaching, verbal and written communication skills
- Willingness to work collaboratively with the Artistic Director/Conductor of the Adult Choir and Board of Directors
- Be flexible, open to opinions, and share vision with Artistic Director and Board in regards to the organization's continued development and creative path
- Be open to performing combined numbers with the adult choir during all major concerts
- Ability to conduct instrumentalists
- Keyboard skills a plus but not required
- Direct the choir in performance which include a 2-night holiday concert in December, a 1 or 2 -night spring concert in May/June and additional performances as applicable, which may include a showcase in February.
- Audition prospective members
- Conduct rehearsals; prepare the choir for all performances including teaching the children's choir part of all combined numbers
- Select appropriate music based on the theme of the concert agreed upon by the Artistic Director and Board
- Take an active role in recruitment of new members and audience development
- Attend board meetings
The Celebration Singers Children's Choir, established in 1995 as an extension of the Celebration Singers Adult Choir, is a tuition -free, auditioned choir for children between the ages of 9 through 13. The Children's Choir was created to give children the opportunity to learn and perform music, ranging from light Classic works to Broadway show tunes and to perform with the adult choir. The choir meets once a week on Tuesday evenings for rehearsals at the Cranford United Methodist Church. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Celebration Singers Children's Choir has provided an amazing choral experience for more than 300 young singers throughout north and central New Jersey.
The Middle C’s mixed teen choir was established in 2011. It was formed to accommodate high school age girls and boys, as well as boys of the Children’s Choir with changed or changing voices. The Middle C’s range in age from 13-17. They perform on their own as well as with the Children and Adult choirs.
The Celebration Singers is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic background, sex, disability or sexual orientation. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Posted 5/30/2017. Expires 6/21/2017.
Crosstown Vocal a cappella group seeks singers
Crosstown Vocal, an established co-ed NYC a cappella group, is seeking talented singers and vocal percussionists to join us. Over the past few years, we've been featured at the NY Public Library's Holiday Gala, performed live on WNYC at Lincoln Center, sang the national anthem for the Mets at Citi Field and competed in the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival. We perform with other local groups at venues around the city, most recently selling out a show at the Duplex in the West Village for the second year in a row there. This group has a strong foundation and a lot of talent, and we are looking for a few more members to round out the roster. We are especially seeking basses and dedicated vocal percussionists but are also hoping to add a few other voice parts to round out the mix. We are looking for musicians who are willing and able to commit to a regular practice schedule, who can learn fast and who like to have fun. We practice once a week, usually Wednesday evenings, and try to have semi-regular gigs at various venues dependent on group availability.
If you're interested in submitting, please e-mail email@example.com with a short clip of yourself singing a cappella or beatboxing (freestyle is fine!) and a little info about yourself. Informal cell phone recordings are completely acceptable! Auditions will be held the evenings of June 7 and June 14, so also please include your availability for those evenings. Callbacks will be held the evening of June 21. For more info, visit our website at crosstownvocalnyc.com or visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/crosstownvocal.
Posted 5/30/2017. Expires 6/21/2017.
Sing with Music on the Hill's Summer Chorus
Music on the Hill invites singers to join the 15th annual Summer Chorus to rehearse and perform the Schubert Mass in E-Flat. This is one of Schubert's last major works, rarely performed but filled with the lyrical beauty for which he was admired. Artistic director Ellen Dickinson conducts. Students welcome!
Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 PM starting June 27 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 36 New Canaan Road, Wilton, CT. Concert: Thursday, July 27 at 8 PM, also at St. Matthew's. No audition. Advance registration with voice part required to ellen@musiconthehillCT.org or 203-529-3133. Cost: suggested minimum contribution of $40; students $20. All singers are welcome! The Summer Chorus includes those who are already in a choir (high school, church, or community ensemble) as well as singers who are looking for a new place to sing or who haven't sung in a while.
The Summer Chorus is one of Music on the Hill's four performing ensembles. It draws singers from across the region to perform a major choral work each July. Learn more, and join the mailing list, at musiconthehillCT.org.
Posted 5/27/2017. Expires 7/27/2017.
Verismo Opera's 29th Annual International Vocal Competition
Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites vocalists of all ages worldwide to apply now to the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's (Verismo Opera) 29th Annual International Vocal Competition. The early bird registration deadline is July 31, 2017. Preliminary auditions will take place on November 1, 3, 6 and 8, 2017 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. Final auditions will be held on December 6, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The preliminary and final auditions will be held at The Liederkranz Foundation, 6 East 87 Street in New York City in the United States of America. The application deadline is October 31, 2017.
At the preliminary auditions, a luminary panel of judges will officiate, including Metropolitan Opera legend Lucine Amara; Maestra Lucy Arner, Music Director/Principal Conductor, New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera; and Evelyn La Quaif, General Manager and Stage Director, New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera. Upon request, the judges' comments will be sent to all preliminary participants and finalists. A professional accompanist will be provided to all vocalists participating in the preliminary and final auditions. A free master class will be offered to all applicants accepted to sing in the preliminary auditions, and finalists selected to perform in the vocal competition will be invited to attend three four-hour free master classes. During the master classes led by Amara and La Quaif, artists will learn deportment, language, style and presentation at auditions.
Finalists will be given feedback; extensive free coaching on language, style and presentation; and the opportunity to perform in Verismo Opera's fully staged upcoming productions. Winners will receive cash awards totaling $3,500 ($2,000 first prize, $1,000 second prize and $500 third prize). The early bird registration fee, $55, is in effect through July 31, 2017, changing to $75 on August 1, 2017. Payment may be made securely online at verismopera.org/donate-2/ located at the bottom of the page or by check made out and sent to Verismo Opera, PO Box 3024, Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024-9024.
All applicants are required to send a resume, bio, a MP3 file or a CD containing at least three arias, an 8 x 10 black and white photo, and the application fee. Applicants will be notified if they are accepted into the competition. An application may be downloaded at verismopera.org/causes/vocal-competition/. For further information or to schedule an audition appointment, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (201) 886-0561.
Posted 5/24/2017. Expires 10/31/2017.
Choir of the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin seeks singers
The Choir of the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, under the direction of Music Director and Organist Dr. David Hurd, is seeking professional singers to expand its roster of substitute choiristers as well as possible members of the regular choir.The Choir, consisting of nine voices, sings regularly Sundays and feast days October through June at the historic church located on West 46th Street in Manhattan. The repertoire ranges in style from Early Music through Contemporary. There is no midweek rehearsal; the choir meets Sunday mornings at 9 AM for an 11 AM service. Seeking exceptional musicians with a blendable tone and excellent reading skills. If interested in auditioning for Dr. Hurd, please send a cover letter/resume to email@example.com or call 212-869-5830 x10.
Posted 5/23/2017. Expires 8/23/2017.
Unitarian Society of East Brunswick seeks Music Leader
The Unitarian Society of East Brunswick, NJ, a small and energetic Unitarian Universalist congregation, is seeking a Music Leader to provide instrumental music for Sunday morning worship services. The Music Leader will lead the musical portion of Sunday services all Sundays, with one Sunday off per month, and will also play on Christmas Eve. General dependability and timely communication with the minister and relevant committees are key to helping Sunday services be successful, joyful and engaging. This position is approximately equivalent to quarter-time. Piano is our primary instrument (with harpsichord also available). We welcome other appropriate instruments, as well as a mix of music styles, including classical, jazz, folk and contemporary.
Skills/qualities needed: understand the role of music in worship service; ability to work within the congregational music budget; responsive to communications (e-mail, phone) from minister and committees, bringing a collaborative approach to the work. Preferred: familiarity with the commonly used hymnals of UUA; understand and appreciate Unitarian Universalist values; availability for memorial services and weddings (additional private pay for these opportunities).
For more information about The Unitarian Society, go to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Unitarian-Society-a-Unitarian-Universalist- Congregation-162468840441863/ or our web site at www.unitariansociety.org/. Accepting resumes and cover letters now until the position is filled. More detailed job description available mid-late May. Preferred start date: September 4, 2017, with first playing date: September 10, 2017. Compensation: competitive. E-mail address for cover letter and resumé: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 5/15/2017. Expires 7/15/2017.
Seeking choirs for the Lamiya Consortium Commission
The My Name is Lamiya: Don’t Call Me ‘Refugee’ Choral Consortium Commission is a go, and we are actively seeking additional choirs. The major commissioning choir is the Omaha Children’s Choir of Omaha, Nebraska. Already joined are the The American International School of Muscat, Oman; PIM Arts High School of Minneapolis, MN; and The Silver Chords Chorus of Smithtown, NY. Questions about joining? Please contact Michael Bussewitz-Quarm, composer, at (516) 729-0970 or ListenAfresh@gmail.com. Visit mbqstudio.com/refugee-choral-commission/.
Posted 5/15/2017. Expires 7/15/2017.
Cantigas Women's Choir seeks Artistic Director
Cantigas Women's Choir, Hoboken NJ, seeks an experienced, visionary and energetic choral conductor to become the Artistic Director in September 2017.
Cantigas is a 30+ member ensemble of professional women and students who hail from many countries. We perform classic Western repertoire and world music, with a recent focus on traditional songs from the Middle East and Latin America. The choir rehearses weekly. We give two formal concerts a year and also participate in smaller outreach performances. We often collaborate with other choirs!
Salary is commensurate with experience. Hoboken is located 15 minutes from New York City. Potential candidates should send a letter of interest and CV and if possible, a short segment of a video clip of a rehearsal or concert to email@example.com.
Posted 5/1/2017. Expires 7/1/2017.
Blind singer needed for feature film shoot
We are looking for an older man to perform on camera for an independent film shooting in NYC. If you know of anyone, please ask them to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 4/26/2017. Expires 6/26/2017.
Sing with the King's Singers at Carnegie Hall in April 2018
Join the King’s Singers for an exclusive weekend choral residency in New York City. This intensive workshop will culminate with a performance at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, April 22, 2018 produced by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY), with Bob Chilcott and Simon Carrington as guest conductors. For more information, visit pub.s7.exacttarget.com/1a0u542dmdf.
Posted 4/6/2017. Expires 7/6/2017.
Harold Rosenbaum choral conducting workshop July 17-21
The second 2017 Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute 5-Day Workshop, open to conductors as well as observers, will be held at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York from Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21.
As an observer, you will have a unique opportunity to witness how Dr. Rosenbaum trains other conductors. As a conductor, this enlightening workshop will help you focus on establishing a standard and effective physical technique which includes proper posture, various styles most appropriate to the music at hand, different forms of cuing, expressive phrasing, effective use of the left arm, and much more. Specific works will be discussed with copies handed out for everyone to view. Participants can bring their own works and ask questions about how to handle problem spots. In addition, general choral concerns will be discussed. Singers come for free and are welcome on days 3-5. For details, e-mail Harold at email@example.com.
Posted 3/31/2017. Expires 7/17/2017.
Canadian police choir seeks networking opportunity with New York choir
I am a member of the Hamilton Police Female Choir in Ontario, Canada. The choir was formed in 2001 and has 25 members comprised of Sworn Police Officers, Civilian and Volunteer personnel. We perform under the direction of a musical director and accompanied by a pianist. We are an SSA amateur choir and our style includes music from the 40s to contemporary, show tunes and memorial music. We are planning a trip to NYC in late June 2018 and hoping to meet a NYC choir that we can network with and perhaps join in a concert together! If a choir is interested in this venture, please contact me, Sabrina Feser, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 3/22/2017. Expires 6/22/2017.
Cantate Chamber Singers Young Composers Competition
Cantate Chamber Singers announces its Eleventh Biennial Young Composers Competition, with a $1000 award. The competition is open to residents of the US and Canada, 35 years old or younger as of June 30, 2017. The submission deadline is June 30, 2017. This year's entries must be scored for SATB choir (4 to 8-parts); a cappella or with piano accompaniment; a setting of the Bert Ifill poem, "The Rest is Silence"; no more than eight minutes long; never previously performed. The Application Form, which must accompany submissions, and Guidelines are available at cantate.org/ycc-2017/. Questions? Please contact email@example.com.
Posted 2/28/2017. Expires 6/30/2017.
Maiori Choir Festival, Amalfi Coast, September 19-25, 2017
Learn more about the first Maiori Choir Festival, to be held on the Amalfi Coast in Italy September 19-25, 2017. Slots are available for a number of international choirs to participate in this non-competitive festival that features informal performances, workshops, singing tours and excursions. Visit www.rossoaranciomusic.org/maiorichoirfestival for details.
Posted 1/31/2017. Expires 7/31/2017.