We will be holding auditions for our upcoming season as well as for a special trip in late March to perform the Bruckner E Minor Mass in Carnegie Hall, New York. We are in particular need of tenors and basses. Auditions for the ECC and EVAE will be held at Emmaus Lutheran Church in the evening on December 11th, 2012. After reviewing our audition requirements, please contact the Eugene Concert Choir office (541-687-6865) if you are interested in signing up for an audition time.
The Concert Choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings, and the Vocal Arts Ensemble rehearses on Monday evenings, from September through May.
For a choir audition, the following is required:
1) Please prepare a solo song that shows your voice to best advantage. Classical repertoire is preferred, but any song of your choosing is acceptable. Please bring music for the accompanist. We will provide the accompanist. If you do not have a song at your audition, you will be asked to sing the “Star Spangled Banner.”
2) You will be asked to sing scales to demonstrate your range.
3) There is a requirement that you have some sightreading ability. Sightreading will be offered in two ways. First, you will be given single lines of music with a starting pitch and key, and you will sing these lines on your own. Second, you will be asked to sightsing your voice-part in a four-part choral piece while the other parts are being played.
4) For tonal memory, several examples will be played on the piano and you will be asked to sing back what you hear.