Auditions in 2021-2022
Auditions for our musical season typically take place in late August and early January. Our fall 2021 auditions will be held on Mondays Aug 23 and 30.
We are currently working out our rehearsal and performance plans for fall of 2021 – stay tuned!
We invite you to indicate your interest in an audition (ages 16+) via the link below, and our Membership Chair will contact you.
The format for auditions this fall will be dependent upon the pandemic conditions at the time. Our first priority is everyone’s health and safety. At this point, we are planning to have in-person auditions at the Cary Arts Center. About a week before auditions, we will update singers on the protocols that we will follow, including distancing, potential use of masks, or if we need to have the auditions be online rather than in person.
Auditions will be with our Artistic Director Dr. Nathan Leaf. Each audition will be about 12 minutes long. You do not need to provide an accompanist or memorize any music.
What to Prepare for your Audition
Symphonic Choir candidates
The Symphonic Choir is our primary large ensemble that performs in most concerts; about 110 people (rehearsals Mondays 7:30-9:30pm). Please be prepared to sing either My Country, ‘Tis of Thee (PDF) or The First Noel (PDF). The audition will also include vocalizing, music reading, and other choral skill evaluation.
Chorale & Chamber Choir candidates
The Chorale is a large subgroup of the Symphonic Choir, used for select additional performances; about 70 people. The Chamber Choir is a select small ensemble that performs regularly throughout the season; about 35 people. Advanced musicianship and strong music reading skills are necessary.
Those who would like to be considered for the Chorale or Chamber Choir should prepare, in addition to the Symphonic Choir requirements, the following excerpts:
For Unto Us a Child Is Born (PDF)
-Soprano: Measures 7-18
-Alto: Measures 56-61
-Tenor: Measures 38-41
-Bass: Measures 19-25
“But All Shall Be Well”: Pages 79-82.
Beyond that, an additional prepared solo is not required. However, if you have a solo that you would like to sing for the audition, we would be happy to hear it.
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Cary, NC 27511
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