The Houston Choral Society
HCS Large Chorus Auditions for the Spring of our 2019-2020 Concert Season
Monday, March 9th
First Rehearsal: Monday, March 9th
*If you audition, please plan to stay for rehearsal if you are accepted into the chorus.Location: Foundry United Methodist (Handbell Room)
Come audition and be a part of the 2nd half of an amazing concert season with the Houston Choral Society! May 16, 2020 (7:30pm) - Happy Birthday, Beethoven! - featuring his Mass in C and Choral Finale ("Ode to Joy") from the Ninth Symphony (HCS Large Chorus)
Auditions consist of the following:
- Vocalization to hear your upper and lower ranges
- Pitch-memory exercises
- Sight-reading excerpt
- Prepared piece of your choosing (aria, art song, hymn, etc.) - Please bring a copy for the provided accompanist
Auditions are for new membership (current membership does not need to re-audition). If you have a conflict with March 9, please email [email protected]
Auditions, rehearsals, and concerts are held at The Foundry United Methodist Church, 8350 Jones Road, Houston, 77065 about ½ mile north of Highway 290. Regular rehearsals are held every Monday evening from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM, unless announced otherwise. Members are expected to attend all rehearsals unless extenuating circumstances arise. Additionally, there may be dress, technical, orchestra and/or sectional rehearsals called before a performance in order to fine-tune the concert. Auditions will be performed in front of an audition panel, including the artistic director and section directors. Dues are $50/semester. Women's attire and jewelry cost is $120. Some scholarship is available on a need basis.
2019-2020 Concert Season:
Oct. 5, 2019 (7:30pm) - Psalmfest! An Evening with Bernstein and Rutter - featuring Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Rutter's Psalmfest (HCS Large Chorus)
Dec. 14, 2019 (7:30pm) - A Glorious Christmas - featuring Poulenc's Gloria and Christmas favorites (HCS Large Chorus)
Dec. 20, 2019 (8pm) - Handel's Messiah (HCS Chamber Choir)
Feb. 29, 2020 (7:30pm) - The Gospel Spirit - featuring arrangements of spirituals & gospel music (HCS Large Chorus)
May 16, 2020 (7:30pm) - Happy Birthday, Beethoven! - featuring his Mass in C and Choral Finale ("Ode to Joy") from the Ninth Symphony (HCS Large Chorus)
June 26, 2020 (8pm) - The Contemporaries - featuring works of the 21st Century (HCS Chamber Choir)
Membership in the HCS Chamber Choir requires an additional audition. All members in the HCS Chamber Choir must also participate in the HCS Large Chorus. More information about this will be given at the first rehearsal for the fall.
Contact Penny Nelson at [email protected] or at 281-578-3127 for more information.