2013-2014 The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus Auditions
What tune has inspired and unified our times? "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony has been sung around the world as people stood up for freedom in Chile, as (and after) the Berlin Wall was dismantled, in China as students demonstrated in Tiananmen Square, and as the Japanese healed from a devastating earthquake. In Santa Fe we have an opportunity to join together and sing the complete Ninth Symphony with The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, under the direction of renowned choral director Tom Hall. There are two performances at The Lensic: Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18.

Click here for a complete rehearsal and performance schedule.

Don't miss being a part of this celebration of life and the 30th Anniversary of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. Call The Symphony Office now (983-3530) to schedule a short audition held on Saturday, March 22 from 9:00 a.m. to noon or Tuesday, March 25 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

You may aslo stop by The Symphony office to schedule an audition: 551 West Cordova, Suite C (next door to Maria's New Mexican Kitchen). Business hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Symphony Chorus performances for remainder of the season include:

Bruch & Rachmaninov (Borodin: Polovtsian Dances)
Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Lensic, Santa Fe's Performing Arts Center
Conducted by Case Caglione


Beethoven's Ninth
Dates: Saturday, May 17—7:30 p.m & Sunday, May 18— 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Lensic, Santa Fe's Performing Arts Center
Conducted by Tom Hall (Language: German)



Viva Wivaldi
Date: April 30—7:00 p.m.
Location: Cathedral Basilica of St. Frances of Assisi
Conducted by Linda Raney

What you will need in prepration for your chorus audition:

All are welcome to audition for contract singer positions. In addition to singing all of the selected audition pieces, to be considered for a paid position you will be asked to sight-sing and perform a prepared piece.

1. Singer Information Form — please print out the Singer Information Form and complete it prior to your audition. Please bring the completed form with you to your audition, if possible. If you have trouble printing the form, we will have blank copies available at the audition.
2. Standards for Auditioning Singers — please review this document prior to your audition.
3. Sheet Music for Chorus Auditions — sheet music for chorus auditions is available below:
4. Audio Music for Chorus Auditions:
We now have a new type of study aid: "Virtual Audition." Below are links to 8 mp3s of our accompanist, Bill Epstein, performing what he will play during The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus auditions. These music files are available for all Santa Fe Symphony Chorus auditionees to download in preparation for your auditions. We hope you find them useful! (Note: Files may take a few seconds to appear.)
Borodin_Sop.mp3     Beethoven_Sop_Alt.mp3    
Borodin_Ten_Bas.mp3     Beethoven_Ten_Bas_Pt2.mp3    

Please remember that if you qualify as a member singer, the annual dues of $35 are expected to be paid by the second rehearsal of the season. Income from dues allows The Symphony Chorus Council to invest in the Chorus by organizing vocal workshops, the ordering of study aids, other vocal improvement tools, and Chorus enhancement objectives. Dues also provide additional funds when needed for purchase of sheet music and vocal scores.

P.O. Box 9692• Santa Fe, NM 87504 • Tel. (505) 983-3530 Copyright © 2014 Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Inc.