Greater Newburyport Children's Chorus
Welcome to the registration page for the inaugural "Get Vocal", a Youth Vocal Competition sponsored by the Greater Newburyport Children's Chorus and the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport. This competition is open to solo VOCALISTS only (no duets/groups/etc). Vocalists will be judged by local music industry professionals on their vocal abilities, stage presence and professionalism of performance. Please read carefully below and signup with appropriate link. For more information regarding the competition, please check out our website - www.gncchorus.org and any questions may be emailed to [email protected]
Please choose ONE audition Format per applicant below...
For LIVE auditions:
Please register for one 5 minute audition per person. There is NO Fee to audition and singers in grades 2 - 12 are welcome to audition. Auditions will be held at Hope Church, 11 Hale Street in Newburyport. Auditionees should prepare a single song selection, up to 2 minutes long. There will be an accompanist provided at auditions and singers must provide sheet music if they are planning to use the accompanist. The singer may also audition with a background track and a bluetooth speaker will be made available. Singer must provide their own background track.
For VIDEO auditions:
There is NO signup required to submit a video audition.
For singers auditioning by video, your video submission should include a single song selection, up to 2 minutes long. You may sing with a background track or a live accompanist. Singer must say their name, grade and title of song in the video. Please submit a shared link (YouTube, Google, etc) of your audition video to us via email at [email protected]. The subject line of the email should read "Video Audition", and the body of the email should again include auditionee's name, grade, best contact information (phone number). Video auditions will be accepted through May 4, 2019 by 11:00 p.m.
There will be approximately 16 singers chosen to perform on the shows on May 20th and May 21st. Finalists will be notified by Tuesday, May 7th, 2019. Each finalist will perform ONE of the 2 nights and will be competing for cash prizes in their age bracket. If selected as a finalist, singers MUST be available May 20th & 21st for the performances on the Firehouse Stage in Newburyport. There is also a mandatory rehearsal the day of the performance in the afternoon at the Firehouse. Vocalists will be judged on their vocal abilities, stage presence and professionalism of performance.