Chattanoooga Bach Choir and Orchestra Delighting audiences with Classical and Baroque choral music since 1985

Auditions for new and current singers July 29-30

Auditions for new and current singers are being held the afternoons of July 29-30, 2017 at Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave. Send an email to David Long for more information and to reserve an audition time.

If you are considering auditioning, please read our singer handbook.

Audition Requirements:
We welcome and encourage singers to audition for the Chattanooga Bach Choir. We are interested in the ability of each singer to keep vibrato under control at all volume levels, especially higher voices.

1. A sostenuto, piano-accompanied solo of your choice, or a hymn. Please provide a copy for the accompanist. The purpose of this is to hear your voice with music in which you are very comfortable and will demonstrate the quality and tone of your voice.

2. Your voice part to “And He Shall Purify” from Handel’s Messiah (soprano, mm. 44-51, alto, mm. 46-51, tenor, mm. 41-48, bass, mm. 7-10). The purpose of this is to determine your flexibility at a fast tempo. Please sing the passage as close to quarter note = 108 as you can.

3. We will also test on legato exercises singing over large intervals. We will vocalize you for upper/lower range and please be prepared to sing minor/major seconds, thirds, and perfect 4th’s and 5th’s a capella.

4. Sight read a chorale and rhythmic exercise.

The Repertoire for the 2017-18 season includes the Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil, Handel’s Messiah and Schubert’s Mass in G. People who are chosen for the 24 voice Bach Choir have the option to sing in the cantata series (in whole or in part) as well. Substitute/extra singers are also chosen and are often invited to sing in larger Masterworks.

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