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– Chorus Auditions – January 2018 –
For those desiring to sing with the Chorus in 2018, you may now register for an audition time slot.
All those desiring to sing with the Chorus in 2018 must register for an audition.
Click here to register for an audition time slot for 2018. Make sure to fill out the information form, and to choose an audition time on the Doodle.
If you can’t make it to the official audition day or if you have further questions, please contact Oscar at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no set audition piece for this semester. You must sing a short choral work of your choice. Note that this semester our concert will be the Mass and other works by Leonard Bernstein.
For reference: The audition will also include a short sight-singing passage, as well as a three-note sing-back and a range check.
Important Dates 2018 Season
Regular Rehearsals: Mondays 5:30-7:30 PM, starting January 8, 2018 in the Winter Term.
Monday 8 January 2018 – First rehearsal
Monday 19 February 2018 – Family Day, no rehearsal
Dress rehearsal Saturday 7 April, 10 AM – 1 PM
Sunday 8 April 2018 – Concert 3-4 PM; Call time 2 PM
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.
For mid-term auditions in January there is no set audition piece; applicants are asked to prepare a short choral work of their own choice.
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.