2014-2015 The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus Auditions

The Symphony Chorus Council and Choral Director, Linda Raney, are pleased to announce Fall auditions for the 2014-2015 Season::

September 2, 2014
September 9, 2014
September 16, 2014
September 23, 2014
September 30, 2014

Auditions will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm in 10-minute time slots, at 1st Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Avenue in Santa Fe.*To sign up, please call The Symphony Office at 983-3530. Very important: All singers need to provide full name, vocal section, phone number, and email address when signing up to audition. Please note: There is no guarantee that additional audition dates during our season will be offered. It is recommended that you audition in September. 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.

  Our audition requirements have been reduced! The new requirements are as follows:

For singers who sang last season (Fall 2013-Spring 2014) - the Verdi selection is required.
For new and returning singers (did not sing last season) - the Handel and Verdi selections are required.
For Contract singers who sang last season (Fall 2013-Spring 2014) - Handel and Verdi selections are required.
For new Contract singers (did not sing last season) - Handel and Verdi selections are required, plus a prepared piece and sight singing.

Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, October 7th. A rehearsal schedule will be forthcoming.

Please remember that if you qualify as a Chorus member singer, the annual Chorus member dues are expected to be paid by the second rehearsal of the season. Annual Chorus membership dues are $35 (if you perform in 2 or more concerts during the entire season) or $20 (if you perform in 1 concert only during the entire season). Dues income allows the 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. All are welcome to audition for contract singer positions. Please see the audition requirements listed above.


The Symphony Chorus performances for the 2014-2015 season include
(More dates TBA)

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Handel's Messiah
Carols & Chorues
December (TBA) 2015
Verdi's Requiem
May 16 & 17, 2015
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, prior to your audition.
3.   Sheet Music for Chorus Auditions — sheet music for chorus auditions is available below:
Handel's Messiah
"Since by Man"
  Verdi's Requiem

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.)
Handel's Messiah
"Since by Man"
  Verdi's Requiem  

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