Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Blossom Festival Chorus
Candidates may audition for either the Blossom Festival Chorus or the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus or both. Please review the schedules for both groups and indicate group for which you would like to be considered when you sign up.
Audition Requirements for Blossom Festival Chorus:
- Sing one solo prepared piece. Repertoire may be art song, aria, or Broadway, and may be in any language.
- Prepared piece must have piano accompaniment (no a cappella singing). An accompanist will be provided.
- Bring at least three copies of your solo piece. One each for yourself, the accompanist, and the director. A copy machine will not be available at the audition location.
- Sight reading will be part of the audition.
- Sing the provided excerpt from Mozart Mass in C minor. Excerpt will be attached to audition confirmation email. Pdf download link also available below, or email [email protected] to request a printed copy.
- Fill out the audition application and bring to your audition. Application will be attached to email confirmation, and is also available for download below.
Audition Requirements for the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus:
IN ADDITION TO ALL OF THE ABOVE:
- Sing a second solo prepared piece. Repertoire may be art song, aria, or Broadway, and must be in a foreign language.
- Bring at least three copies of your second solo piece. One each for yourself, the accompanist, and the director.
Excerpt Study Aids:
- Music study tracks. Download the appropriate voice part and the All Parts tracks listed below. Note that the individual parts are played at a slightly slower tempo to aid in learning. The All Parts track is faster (half note = 100), although still not at performance tempo. You should be prepared to sing the excerpt at the All Parts tempo for the audition. A great reference recording for this work is Bach Collegium of Japan with Masaaki Suzuki conducting, available on Spotify.
- Also available for download: a very brief track for diction help with Germanic Latin as pertains to this excerpt.
- (optional download) The summer and 19-20 season schedule is also available in the below links.
- Download the audition application.
- Download the materials you need before choosing your audition time. Signing up for a time slot will direct you away from this page.
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