Auditions

 


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


 

– Chorus Auditions – September 2018 –

 Auditions for the 2018-2019 season are fast approaching! We will be auditioning all voice parts.

For those desiring to sing with the Chorus this season, registration for a time slot is now open!

Audition times:

  • Friday, September 75-9pm in the South Sitting Room
  • Saturday, September 86-10pm in the Bickersteth Room

If you’re not sure where to go, simply check in at The Hub for directions. 

Registration

All those desiring to sing with the Chorus in 2018 must register for an audition and sign up for an audition time. 

Step One: Click here to register. 

Step Two: Click here to sign up for an audition time. 

If you can’t make it to the official audition days or if you have further questions, please contact Oscar at oscar.liang@mail.utoronto.ca

Audition Material

Handel’s Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne

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 Fall Season

Rehearsals are Mondays from 5:30pm – 7:30pm starting September 10

Monday, October 8 – No rehearsal (Thanksgiving)

Saturday, October 27 – Farm Retreat

Friday, November 23 – Fall Concert Dress Rehearsal (6pm – 10pm)

Sunday, November 25 – Fall Concert (3pm – 4pm)

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.

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

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.