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Seeking singers for High Holy days choir at Bellmore synagogue
I am looking to form a choir for the High Holy days at my synagogue in Bellmore, Long Island.
There would be rehearsals during the summer 1-2 days per week and the performances would be on the holidays themselves: first and second days of Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur. I am looking for six men: three low voices and three high voices. If there are two women as well that would be nice but the priority is men. My budget is $8,000, to be divided up evenly among all the singers. Unfortunately there are no hotels with one mile of the synagogue but we can figure something out for housing and meals if needed. Music would need to be learned in advance of rehearsals.
If you're interested, contact Cantor Joshua Diamond at email@example.com.
Posted 5/11/2022. Expires 7/11/2022.
Learn to improvise counterpoint
Calling all singers and instrumentalists!
"Counter" is a NYC-based project dedicated to reviving the lost art of improvised counterpoint, and we are looking for local musicians interested in participating. No experience with early music is necessary! We will take you through the teaching methods of historical treatises, from the ground up, and enjoy the very same exercises and strategies Medieval and Renaissance musicians used to achieve a high level of sophistication in ex tempore polyphony.
You will learn how to:
- Improvise counterpoint against a plainchant
- Improvise counterpoint against a mensural melody
- Improvise canons and other kinds of obligations
- Improvise in a group, simultaneously, upon the same subject
Posted 4/30/2022. Expires 6/30/2022.
Sign up for summer ensemble singing workshops with The Western Wind
Workshop enrollment for our summer programs at Isabella Freedman (Falls Village, CT, June 22-26) and Smith (Northampton, MA, August 5-7 and 8-13) is distressingly low.
We are very concerned and we need your help.
We have found a way to go forward with the Isabella Freedman Workshop in June by reducing expenses, although a few more participants would be most welcome.
However, we need folks to register for the Smith Workshop this August. Please let us know if you intend to come. (If you're coming, please tell us what period you would sign up for.) We need to sign the contract with Smith by May 15 specifying the estimated number of attendees and to make a deposit. We need to be sure we have enough participants to go forward.
Visit www.westernwind.org/workshops.html for links to both workshops as well as the one-day Big Apple Workshop on May 7. We can be generous with partial scholarships for all the workshops. We need your help to spread the word. Please speak to your friends and singing buddies. Let us know if we can assist in your efforts. Please feel free to call us at 212-873-2184 with any questions and ideas.
Global conditions are distressing, clearly affecting our emotional well-being and our pocketbooks. Singing exquisite music in community with others is a form of self-care that can help us cope.
Posted 4/30/2022. Expires 6/30/2022.
Composer-conductor seeks collaborators to premiere new Requiem
I am a New York City-based composer and conductor. In the spring of 2022, as the pandemic began to fully consume our lives, I composed a Missa pro Defunctis in honor of the victims of this tragic time. As we begin to return to normal concert life and choral singing returns I would like to invite singers, choruses and choral directors across the city to help me bring this piece to life.
It is a large-scale work, scored for SMzTB soloists, SATB chorus and full orchestra (188.8.131.52-4.4.3-0-T+5.Str); it has a duration of ca. 90 minutes. It is set in Latin. I would like to premiere the work in late 2022 or early 2023. A full score and MIDI recording are available for perusal on request, and a piano/vocal score will be available in early-mid-June. Any singers, choruses and/or choral directors who are interested can e-mail me directly at JoachimAmadeus@gmail.com or fill out this form: forms.gle/J5yhksMneTSEVzkb9.
Posted 4/12/2022. Expires 6/30/2022.
Greenwich Choral Society seeks music director
The Greenwich Choral Society (GCS) seeks an inspirational conductor, visionary leader, outstanding musician and talented teacher with exemplary communication and organization skills, to serve as its Music Director. GCS is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive community, and is actively seeking to attract a pool of candidates with varied backgrounds. GCS will welcome the new Music Director in July of 2023, a year before GCS celebrates its Centennial season.
The Greenwich Choral Society is an auditioned volunteer chorus of 100 dedicated singers who come largely from the counties of Fairfield (CT) and Westchester (NY). The group performs sacred and secular music of all eras with professional orchestras and soloists, typically in a three-program season. GCS has performed before diverse regional and international audiences and actively collaborates with local student groups and choruses. GCS has commissioned numerous choral works over the years.
The Music Director provides musical leadership, creative vision, and artistic direction to the Greenwich Choral Society. Working closely with a volunteer Board of Directors, the Music Director ensures that the chorus fulfills its mission and achieves its goals for artistic excellence with a diverse and challenging performance repertoire, quality educational programs and strong community outreach.
The ideal candidate will combine a thorough knowledge of choral and vocal performance with experience conducting and leading volunteer and professional singers accompanied by professional instrumentalists in a broad range of repertoire and musical styles. The successful candidate will also be flexible, patient, responsive, receptive to feedback and open to collaboration. The position is a part-time position. The salary range is $35,000 - $40,000, based upon experience.
For complete details about the position and the application process, visit www.gcs-ct.org/music-director. Applications are due by June 1, 2022. The Search Committee will review credentials on a rolling basis as completed applications are received and plans to identify the new Music Director in March of 2023.
Posted 4/11/2022. Expires 6/1/2022.
Novus NY Concert Productions seeks choirs
Novus NY Concert Productions is a new company dedicated to supporting the classical music community here in NYC. We are in the process of organizing a series of choral concerts in the tri-state area, and we are seeking choirs that would like to be part of our series called "C2C: a choral meeting."
Basically, during a Saturday morning/afternoon, two choirs will come together to participate in workshops, lectures and networking. Also, by the end of the event, the choirs will perform for each other and may perform one or two pieces together that will be rehearsed during the day. Our focus is to create a fun event in which choir members will have a great time meeting other people, listening to different sounds, and making music!
Dates and locations are still "TBD" because it will depend on the choirs that will be performing.
If your ensemble is interested in participating, please, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Also, feel free to visit our website www.novusny.com to learn more about the company.
Posted 3/29/2022. Expires 5/29/2022.
New Amsterdam Singers seeks part-time chorus manager
New Amsterdam Singers, one of NYC’s premier avocational choruses for more than 50 years, seeks a part-time manager experienced with performing arts or other non-profit organizations. The ideal candidate is a champion for the arts, affable, detail-oriented, able to work independently on a variety of projects simultaneously, tech-savvy, and comfortable working with volunteers and diverse constituents. The Manager reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for all aspects of running the chorus, including Concert Management and operations related to Development, Marketing, Singer and Audience Databases and Bookkeeping. The Manager works in close partnership with all Board committees and coordinates with the Music Director to ensure the chorus operates with a high degree of professionalism.
Interested candidates can find the full position description and application procedures at www.nasingers.org/mgrjob. More information about the New Amsterdam Singers can be found on our website: www.nasingers.org.
Posted 3/22/2022. Expires 5/22/2022.