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Make Music Winter, December 21, 2021--opportunities for singers
The 11th annual Make Music Winter celebrations are less than a month away! Most of our programs are participatory – and a great way to get involved is by joining one of our of two innovative programs created for specifically for vocalists of all skill levels.

Mobile Hallelujah
Midtown Manhattan, 6:00-8:00 PM

The always popular “Mobile Hallelujah” returns this season, in which the most dramatic 4 minutes of Handel’s famed oratorio Messiah are distilled into “pop-up” style performances that will take place from seven iconic midtown Manhattan locations, including Times Square and Rockefeller Plaza. You can chose to travel with the core ensemble of vocalists from location to location, all within walking distance of one another, or to meet the group at any of the spots at the appointed time. Either way, you’re sure to surprise the bystanders in your midst and to enjoy the revelry of your fellow choralists. To sign up to participate, or to learn more about the program, e-mail us at mmnymobilehallelujah@gmail.com with the word “Hallelujah” in the subject line. Singers of all skill levels and ages are welcome to participate, but if you have experience and already know your vocal range (SATB), please share this in your e-mail.

Pilgrimage
Upper West Side, 6:00-7:30 PM

We also have an open call to participate in “Pilgrimage,” a more introspective but equally inspiring music procession. In this program, you and your peers will don headlamps and walk a route up Riverside Park and over to the steps of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, making stops along the way to perform medieval melodies once sung on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. To sign up to participate, or to learn more about the program, e-mail us at info@makemusicny.org with the word “Pilgrimage” in the subject line. Again, singers of all skill levels are invited to join, from beginners to Early Music specialists, but if you know your singing part (SATB), let us know this in your e-mail.
Posted 11/29/2021. Expires 12/21/2021.
Early Music New York seeks baritone for holiday performances
Opportunity for a baritone to perform with Early Music New York, Frederick Renz, Director, as part of a 10-voice men's vocal ensemble during its December concerts at Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The program, called "Angeli Anglicus: A Tudor Christmas," will feature repertoire from Renaissance England. Mr. Renz favors voice production essentially without vibrato for optimal cohesive blend.

The performance and rehearsal schedule:

Performances at Cathedral of St. John the Divine (Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street)
  • Sunday afternoon, December 19, 2021, 2 PM
  • Saturday afternoon, December 25, 2021, 2 PM
  • Saturday afternoon, December 25, 2021, 5 PM
  • Sunday afternoon, December 26, 2021, 2 PM
  • Sunday afternoon, December 26, 2021, 5 PM
Rehearsals at First Church of Christ, Scientist (Central Park West and 68th Street)
  • Monday through Friday afternoons, December 13-17, 1-4 PM
  • Friday evening, December 17 TBA
Rehearsals at Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  • Sunday afternoon, December 19, notes and warm-up, 1:00-1:30 PM
  • Saturday afternoon, December 25, notes and warm-up, 1:00-1:30 and 4:15-4:30 PM
  • Sunday afternoon, December 26, notes and warm-up, 1:00-1:30 and 4:15-4:30 PM
Please e-mail Daniel Guss at d.guss@earlymusicny.org, and include CV and samples of your work.
Posted 11/24/2021. Expires 12/13/2021.
Polyhymnia seeks two altos
Early music ensemble Polyhymnia (polyhymnia-nyc.org) is seeking two alto singers for the remainder of their season. There will be an audition on Wednesday, December 8, at 7:30 PM. Must be able to read music and straight tone a must. Experience with early music vocal technique helpful but not required. Must be comfortable singing in a small ensemble. All applicants must be vaccinated against COVID 19 to be considered. There is a $250.00 honorarium per concert. For information and to audition, please contact director John Bradley at john@polyhymnia-nyc.org for more information.
Posted 11/24/2021. Expires 12/8/2021.
Rockland Camerata seeks music director
The Rockland Camerata, a recognized 501c founded in 1978 in Rockland County, NY, is conducting a search for a Music Director, effective February 1, 2022.

We seek an experienced choral director who will continue to grow our 43-year tradition of bringing high-level performances of traditional and contemporary choral literature to the greater Hudson Valley. Potential candidates should have a strong background in choral conducting with an extensive knowledge of traditional, classical and modern choral repertoire.

Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings, September through June, at the Rockland Conservatory in Pearl River, NY. Concerts are held in January and June. This is a part-time paid position. Salary is based on experience. Inquiries and resumes may be addressed to Elaine Royal, Search Committee Chair, kingdom4@optonline.net or 845-642-4724.
Posted 11/15/2021. Expires 1/15/2022.
Early music choral library available
The Renaissance Chorus, having lost the long-standing hosts of its library, is offering up to 40 boxes of scores--masses, motets and madrigals--to a school, college or seminary with an active early music program, or one seeking to form one. We make no claims of uniformity or esthetics -- it is a hands-on, marked-up and OOP/photocopy-laden batch of masterworks built up over 50 years. Any church with a great service tradition might be interested, one with a knowledgeable director and vestry. We are unable now to specify online our holdings, though you can view the group's repertoire at www.renaissancechorus.org/. Contact Sig Rosen at sigrosen@earthlink.net if you're interested.
Posted 11/14/2021. Expires 1/14/2022.
Casting for Barber of Seville at Winter Harbor (ME) Music Festival
The Winter Harbor Music Festival is casting all roles for Rossini's Barber of Seville. Rehearsals will start in early August with the possibility of some coachings arranged prior. Performances will be in the third week in August in Winter Harbor, Maine. The production will be fully staged with orchestra. All ages and levels are encouraged to apply. Find out more about us at www.winterharbormusicfestival.com
Posted 11/3/2021. Expires 2/3/2022.
Greenwich Village Chamber Singers seek music director
The Greenwich Village Chamber Singers are seeking a permanent, part-time music director whose term will begin on July 15, 2022. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

For 45 years The Greenwich Village Chamber Singers (GVCS; formerly known as The Greenwich Village Singers) has performed secular and sacred choral music of all periods. Based in Greenwich Village, the chorus is comprised of more than 30 members from all over the greater New York metropolitan area. This vibrant ensemble is known for its intimate performances, varied repertoire and performances that feature a cappella and professional instrumental accompanists and soloists. Recent concert program repertory is available on the Concerts tab of the chorus’s website at www.gvcsingers.org. For more than four decades GVCS has provided a welcoming space for singers and contributed to the artistic life of the community.

The chorus rehearses weekly on Wednesday evenings (7:30-9:45 PM) from September 1 through May 30 of each year, usually with a break of two to three weeks from late December to early January. The music director has discretion to request ad hoc rehearsals for small groups or ensembles as required by concert demands. The successful candidate will be expected to program two to three concerts each year. GVCS has historically performed a wide range of repertoire. While GVCS values breadth and diversity in music selection, the music director will have substantial flexibility to develop programming based upon their vision for the chorus, with the sole caveat that respect for the chorus’s repertoire history should inform future programming decisions.

In addition to concert programming and rehearsals, the music director is primarily responsible for organizing auditions and the selection of new singers. The music director will also work closely with the GVCS board of directors – a group of dedicated volunteers – to facilitate concert booking, audience development, advertising and fund-raising. This may include activities such as assisting in the development of fund-raising materials and events; providing concert programming in a timely manner following a schedule coordinated with board members; interacting with potential donors; and developing learning aids for choir members where needed.

Applicants should hold a Masters of Music or doctoral degree in music or equivalent professional credentials. Desirable attributes include (but are not limited to) a record of creative programming, commissioning and arranging. In addition, the music director must be able to foster a positive and productive working environment in rehearsals, work closely with the administrative director of the chorus, and facilitate collegial interactions among singers and the board.

Applicants should submit the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Unedited recording of a choral rehearsal and performance. Note, a video recording is strongly preferred; however, an audio recording will be considered if necessary. Recordings may be submitted as links to downloadable and streamable files. Links should be freely accessible and remain open for the duration of the application process. Links to posted videos (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo etc.) are also acceptable.
  • Names and contact information for at least two professional references.
Please e-mail application materials to Laurie Nelson, Administrative Director, The Greenwich Village Chamber Singers, at lauriegvcs@gmail.com. For more information, please contact info@gvcsingers.org.
Posted 10/25/2021. Expires 1/25/2022.
Montclair Early Music seeks soprano who plays recorder
Montclair Early Music is seeking a soprano with interest or ability to play the recorder for our French holiday concert, December 5, 2021, 5 PM. The major piece is Gloria in Excelsis Deo by Josquin. Rehearsals are Thursdays 5:30-7:30 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 73 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ. Preference will be given to a singer who plays the recorder or has an interest in learning to play the recorder. Please send bio and a short recording to Juliennepape@gmail.com.
Posted 10/19/2021. Expires 11/30/2021.
Ars Musica Chorale seeks part-time chorus administrator
Ars Musica Chorale, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) NJ non-profit corporation that began in 1965 as a small community chorus. Nearly sixty years later we continue to offer singers the opportunity to perform a wide variety of great music, holding ourselves to the highest standards. Our roster is made up of dedicated and talented avocational singers, all of whom devote hours each week to rehearsals and supporting activities. Our rehearsals are distinguished by a genuine sense of camaraderie among the members who come together to sing some of the world’s most beautiful choral compositions. Our concert season runs from September to June.

Ars Musica is seeking a part-time chorus administrator to assist in carrying out the key day-to-day tasks associated with running an active community chorus. The person in this role will be responsible for the following duties (either directly, or through assisting others):
  • Prepare and maintain communications with membership, including weekly e-mails during concert season and as otherwise needed
  • Manage Ars Musica’s Facebook and Instagram profiles, producing content on a regular schedule to increase audience engagement and market penetration
  • Develop other marketing and publicity materials as needed, including concert programs
  • Manage choral operations/logistics (e.g., acting as primary contact for venues, organizing calendars and timelines, managing distribution of complimentary tickets, etc.)
  • Assist in maintaining a master database for all members, donors, advertisers and audience members
  • Assist with grant writing and application submissions
  • Attend Chorale functions (first rehearsal, concerts, etc) and Board of Directors meetings as needed
The ideal candidate for this role will have:
  • An interest in classical music and the arts
  • A high level of proficiency with Google Docs, web-based e-mail design, e.g., Mailchimp (familiarity with arts management software, e.g., ArtsPeople, and website management on Squarespace are a plus)
  • Comfort and proficiency in writing regular status updates, press releases and other marketing and publicity materials
  • Experience with managing third-party social media accounts (e.g., Facebook, Instagram)
  • A high degree of attention to detail, and the ability to produce accurate work with limited direct oversight
  • The ability to work effectively both independently and in close collaboration with teammates and volunteers
  • A desire to learn new skills and technologies
The expected weekly commitment averages 10 hours per week, but will fluctuate depending on the time of year (e.g., less in early summer, more on concert weeks). Compensation will be $20-25 hourly, commensurate with experience; travel time and expenses will not be compensated/reimbursed. For further informaiton, contact Peggy Brizzolara, choir president, at plbrizzolara@gmail.com.
Posted 10/6/2021. Expires 12/6/2021.
Education opportunities with Harold Rosenbaum
Harold Rosenbaum is offering conducting lessons either virtually or in person. He is also giving 5-day choral conducting workshops (haroldrosenbaum.com/institute), both virtual (in January) and in person (August). Please e-mail him at haroldrosenbaum@gmail.com for more information.
Posted 10/3/2021. Expires 12/3/2021.
Study Alexander Technique -- for a lifetime of healthy singing
AT can help you to find your own authentic voice, and keep it healthy and vibrant, throughout your performance, your career and your life. AT lessons will improve your breathing, poise and freedom of expression. It will also calm performance anxiety. Thorough virus safety precautions are in place to protect both client and teacher -- vaccination required. For more information, visit www.betteratbeing.com or call Elizabeth Hurwitt at 646-981-9330.
Posted 9/17/2021. Expires 1/17/2022.
Join Harold Rosenbaum's Scotland tour in June, 2022
From Harold Rosenbaum: Now that the world is starting to cautiously open up again, let’s start to dream, to visit beautiful places such as Edinburgh, to plan a singing tour to Scotland in June, 2022 and perform Mozart's Requiem together!. This will be my 32nd European choir tour, with over 1,000 singers participating since 1988! What a great way to see the world! We will perform Mozart’s Requiem, a work which has drawn huge audiences every one of the 19 times I have conducted it in Europe. Most of our time abroad will be spent visiting and learning about this gorgeous country by visiting its most exciting cities and memorable sights. Therefore non-singers are welcome as well! Rehearsals will take place in early June, 2022 in NYC and Westchester. More details about the tour, including a downloadable brochure, can be found at Music Celebrations International's website at musiccelebrations.com/canticum-novum-tour-choir/.
Posted 8/30/2021. Expires 12/30/2021.
CantaNYC seeks conductors
CantaNYC, a small volunteer SATB community chorus based in Manhattan, is reorganizing and seeking [an] experienced choral conductor[s] (honorarium). We are progressive and eclectic, with a mission of performing both classic and contemporary (but tonal) choral works, with an emphasis on new commissions. Our skill level has ranged from avocational amateur to semi-professional.

Our first project was in David Lang’s 2018 The Mile-Long Opera, performed on The High Line. In Spring 2019 we performed the US premiere of Antoine Miannay’s jazzy Human Rights, with text from the UN’s 1951 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and reprised it for an Amnesty International benefit concert.

The Board of Directors is currently collecting and selecting new repertoire for a concert in Spring 2022, but we would also consider any works suggested by [a] conductor[s]. To inquire, please e-mail information@cantanyc.org, and include a summary of your conducting experience and any other musical experiences or achievements you wish to share.
Posted 8/17/2021. Expires 2/17/2022.
2021 Josquin Sing-in/Play-in
Calling all singers, instrumentalists and interested audience-members! Tickets are now on sale for the Josquin 2021 Sing-in/Play-in events on 14 Tuesdays from September 7 through December 7, 2021. Each sing-in/play-in features one mass and one or more motets and chansons. Location: Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan, 164 West 100th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue), Manhattan. Sing/play all of Josquin's choral works in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Full details and tickets at gemsny.org/events/josquin2021/107-josquin-2021/664-josquin-tickets-downloads.
Posted 7/25/2021. Expires 12/7/2021.