Auditions

 


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


 

– Chorus Auditions – September 2017 –

 
We are currently auditioning all voice parts for the the Hart House Chorus 2017-2018 season!

For those desiring to sing with the Chorus in 2017-18, you may now download the audition piece and register for an audition time slot.

Audition times:

  • Friday, September 8th, 2017, 5:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Saturday, September 9th, 2017, 5:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: North Sitting Room of Hart House (you can get directions from the Hart House front desk if need be)

 

Registration

All those desiring to sing with the Chorus in 2017-18, including returning Chorus members, must register for an audition.

Click here to register for an an audition time slot for 2017-18. Make sure to fill out the information form, and to choose an audition time on the Doodle.

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

Audition Material

The audition piece for the 2017-2018 season is the fourth movement of Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, which may be downloaded by clicking 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 2017-2018 Season

Regular Rehearsals: Mondays 5:30-7:30 PM, starting September 11, 2017 in the Fall Term.

Fall Term

Monday 11 September 2017, 5:30-7:30 PM: First rehearsal for Fall term.

Saturday 11 November 2017 – Annual Chorus Farm Trip

Sunday 26 November 2017 – Concert

Winter Term

Sunday 8 April 2018 – Concert

 

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.