Singer Info

What Singers Need to Know

New singers in the Chorale are welcomed twice every season through auditions with Conductor William Payn in late August and mid-January. Singers auditioning should be prepared to sing a selection of their choice and demonstrate understanding of a musical score.

The audition piece should be a test of the performer’s range and their understanding of intricate works. Hymns, the National Anthem and/or Pop songs will NOT be accepted. Any of the arias in Handel’s Messiah or Mozart’s Requiem would be excellent examples. Italian Arias, French songs or German lieders are also good choices; and, Sacred works by significant composers such as Malotte’s “Lord’s Prayer” or Handel’s “Where’er You Walk.”

We suggest visiting www.musicnotes.com where you can find appropriate music to download, as well as choosing your key.

For further examples of the works performed by the Chorale over the past several decades, click here.

Regular attendance and preparation by singers are a fundamental part of the quality of performances for which the Chorale has become known. Attendance is taken at every rehearsal. In case of professional, health or other reasons, two absences per concert are permitted. Attendance at the dress rehearsal prior to each concert is mandatory.

AUDITIONS:
All Auditions Scheduled By Appointment on the following dates.

August 30, 2016, 6 – 6:45 pm  (rehearsal to follow 7 – 9 pm)
Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewisburg

January 17, 2017, 6 – 6:45 pm  (rehearsal to follow 7 – 9 pm)
Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewisburg

Download the 2016-17 rehearsal schedule.
Download the 2016-17 rackcard.
To schedule an audition, or if you have questions, please contact us by using the form below or call the SVC Executive Manager at 570-547-0455.

OUR 2016-2017 SEASON:
October 15 & 16 – FALL – Sunrise Mass by Ola Gjeilo and Mass in G by Franz Schubert
December 10 & 11 – WINTER – Candlelight Christmas
March 11 & 12 – SPRING – Voices of Light by Richard Einhorn
May 12 & 13 – POPS – The Golden Age of Musical Theatre