ChoralArt Masterworks Auditions

Photograph by Richard Sawyer Photography

The next audition for Masterworks is scheduled for fall 2023.

Please contact the ChoralArt executive director Ben McVety at ben@choralart.org if you would like to be notified of the next auditions.

Vaccination will be required. Please bring proof of vaccination to your audition.

Due to the recent increase in Covid-19, all at the audition – including each and every singer – will wear a mask for the duration of the audition.

 Audition Content:

 – Sing your part, a cappella, in Brahms’ “How lovely is thy dwelling place.” A PDF copy is available here .  Prepare measures 1-60.
– Sing a scale to determine your range.
– Sight Reading: a brief example in a major key.

MASTERWORKS

The Masterworks consists of 80-110 voices. They perform primarily symphonic works, often as a guest of the Portland Symphony Orchestra.
Rehearsals are usually held on Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. A schedule of rehearsals will be provided before the audition.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

• Members must attend at least 80% of regular rehearsals to sing the concert(s).
• Three tardy arrivals or early departures equal one absence.
• Attendance is mandatory at all final rehearsals.

A singer is expected to make a commitment to all concerts in the season.
Absences for extenuating circumstances—your illness, an emergency in your family, or unanticipated job obligations—are completely understandable. An occasional absence from a concert because of travel with family is also OK. Absences for other reasons are viewed less kindly. Members may ask for an exception to the policy, which will be reviewed by the attendance committee. Consistency of attendance will be a factor considered at the time of the next re-audition.

2022 – 2023 SEASON

Carmina Burana
Sunday, October 2, 2022, 3:30 p.m.
Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME

Verdi’s Requiem
with the Portland Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, October 23, 2022, 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME