The Wichita Chamber Chorale has held vocal auditions for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Universal auditions will be held again in August 2015.
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The Chorale is regarded as the premier choral ensemble in the region and has been performing exceptional choral music for 35 years for local audiences as well as in national and international venues. Members of the Chorale must audition every two years, according to Dr. Mark Bartel, Artistic Director and Conductor.
“We welcome all interested singers to audition for a position in the Chorale. Singers with vocal skill, strong musicianship and a passion for choral music are what make the choir a success,” Bartel said.
The Chorale is a mixed ensemble of approximately 32 singers. They meet on Monday evenings for rehearsal between September and June, with additional rehearsals required during performance weeks. The Chorale has scheduled concerts in Wichita December 14-15, 2013 and April 12-13, 2014, and will also be performing on Dec 5th as part of the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series.
For more detailed information about the audition and to reserve a time slot, call Steve Bixler, Personnel Manager, at 316-734-0001, or email Steve at email@example.com.
You will be required to sing a song or aria of your choice that demonstrates the quality of your voice and musicianship. Your selection should be approximately 2-3 minutes in length, or if it is longer, you may be asked to perform a portion of the piece. An accompanist will be provided.
You will also be asked to vocalize to demonstrate range and aural/sight-singing skills. The audition will last about 7 minutes. The Wichita Chamber Chorale Artistic Director and Personnel Manager will be considering the following when determining membership:
- Vocal amplitude and endurance
- Vocal range
- Ability to be flexible with vocal color/weight (eg. vibrato vs. minimal vibrato/straight tone)
- Performance demeanor and communication abilities
- Sight-reading and aural skills
- Record of exemplary performance and commitment in choirs and musical activities
Thank you for your interest in the Wichita Chamber Chorale.