Auditions

 


— Share your quest for musical excellence with fifty other dynamic voices in a focused yet friendly environment. —


The next audition time is coming up in January 2017!

Chorus Auditions – September 2016

 
We are currently auditioning all voice parts for the Hart House Chorus 2016-2017 season.

Audition times:

    • Friday 16 September, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Room TBD, Hart House
    • Saturday 17 September, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Room TBD,  Hart House

If you are interested, but cannot make the audition time, please send an email to tonnyc.huang@outlook.com

Register for an audition time here

Audition Material

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.

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

Winter Term

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

General Information

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.

Eligibility Requirement

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

Audition Components

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

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.

Rehearsal Schedule

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.