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Chorus Auditions – September 2016
If you are interested, but cannot make the audition time, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for an audition time here
The audition piece for the 2016-2017 season is Dona Nobis Pacem by J.S. Bach in its entirety, found here.
For reference: Candidates may prepare a piece of their own choosing, though this is not necessary. The audition will also include a short sight-singing passage, as well as a three-note sing-back and a range check.
Important Dates 2016-2017 Season
Regular Rehearsals: Mondays 5:30-7:30 PM, starting September 19, 2016 in the Fall Term.
Monday 19 September 2016, 5:30-7:30 PM: First rehearsal for Fall term.
Saturday 5 November 2016 – Annual Chorus Farm Trip
Monday 21 November 2016 – Last rehearsal for Fall term.
Friday 25 November 2016 or Saturday 26 November 2016 – Dress Rehearsal
Sunday 27 November 2016 – Concert
Monday 9 January 2017, 5:30-7:30 PM: First rehearsal for Winter term.
Saturday 25 March 2017 – Dress rehearsal with orchestra
Sunday 26 March 2017 – Concert with orchestra
Monday 27 March 2017 – Last rehearsal for Winter term.
Saturday 1 April 2017 – Dress rehearsal at Hart House
Sunday 2 April 2017 – Concert at Hart House
Auditions are held twice a year, at the beginning of fall and spring term in September and January, respectively. Every September, past and prospective members must (re)audition for the choir. Members accepted in September are, however, not expected to reaudition in the following January.
The chorus is open to all those with Hart House clubs membership. All current U of T students are automatically Hart House club members upon payment of student incidental fees. Further Hart House membership details can be found at harthouse.ca/about-us/membership
The audition will involve singing a choral excerpt, which you are expected to have practiced and prepared in advance of your audition (sheet music will be provided prior to and at your audition), and sight-singing a brief passage. You may also bring a prepared piece of your choice if you wish, although time may not allow for its performance in completion.
The audition music will be available in hard copy at the Hart House Hub (main desk) or in a downloadable PDF in September.
Acceptance decisions will be posted on the members page and emailed to auditioners by 12 noon on the first rehearsal date. Adjudicators will include our conductor, executive secretary, vice executive secretary, and assistant conductors. If you are not accepted this semester, please consider auditioning in January or September of next year.
All accepted members must pay a membership fee (which includes a music deposit refundable at the end of year upon receipt of intact sheet music) and participate in the choir’s mandatory rehearsals and concerts for the duration of the school year.
The Chorus rehearses most Mondays from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Great Hall at Hart House. Attendance is extremely important for the mutual enjoyment and musical coherence of our choir, and our attendance policy reflects this.