The Melbourne Women’s Choir and Melbourne Chamber Choir are auditioning choristers for 2017!
With a strong performance history, these versatile ensembles enjoy exploring a range of music from classics to contemporary works and have an exciting program lined up for the year ahead. The choirs seek passionate and accomplished singers who are over 18, have sight-reading and voice skills and who love adventurous music.
For the Melbourne Chamber Choir, we seek alto, tenor, bass, but especially tenors and basses;
Melbourne Women’s Choir – soprano 1, soprano 2, alto 1, alto 2, but especially soprano 1.
Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings in North Melbourne for MCC and on Tuesday evenings in East Melbourne for MWC. This is a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and develop your musical ability in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Please feel free to contact us with any enquiries:
Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble - Auditioning for Bass and Tenor or Baritone
Opera Australia Scholarship Program
Each year, Opera Australia tours regional Australia with an Opera sung in English, accompanied by an Orchestra and presented with full sets and costumes. In 2017 we will be touring The Marriage of Figaro to Queensland, Western Australia, Victoria and the Northern Territory.
As part of our Touring and Outreach programme, we invite singing students from years 10, 11 and 12 to apply for an audition through our online portal as part of our scholarship program. In each regional centre 10 students will be selected to take part in a private 15 minute Master Class taken by our Choir Master. Each student will be recorded and these will be sent off to Sydney where our Musical Director will select 4 winners of the Scholarship Program who will then fly to Sydney to spend a week with Opera Australia in January of 2018.
The audition process will be very low key and held in a supportive and caring environment. We will be welcoming any students to apply from outside of these centres, however successful students will need to attend their audition at one of the above locations.
Should you wish to discuss any details regarding this then please call Jonathan Schmolzer (Touring and Outreach Assistant, Opera Australia)
A HEALTHY CHORAL TRADITION - Queensland Choir
The Queensland Choir is one of Australia's oldest musical organisations having been founded in
1872 and its Chorus Master, Kevin Power, believes its longevity speaks volumes for the importance of choral singing in the community and the benefits it brings to its members.
Karen Livermore, who has been singing alto in the Queensland Choir for the past 15 years, agrees. She is keeping up a family tradition as a chorister as her mother sang with the Choir for some 20 years before that.
“I have sung in and worked with choirs for most of my life” Karen said. “Initially at school and church but later through my work as a School Music specialist with the Queensland Education Department.”
“Music has been my profession and I find that the Queensland Choir helps me to keep up my professional standards and keep my musical skills sharp as I am still challenged by the level at which the Choir works, but it also helps me to relax.”
“There have been several studies which have shown that choral singing improves mental stimulation, lowers blood pressure, relaxes muscles and improves singers' overall sense of well-being. I would recommend it to anyone. It is a great social activity which demands physical, mental and emotional involvement and brings great satisfaction.”
The Queensland Choir begins rehearsals shortly for its 2017 season and is currently conducting auditions for new members. The Choir consists of singers of a wide range of ages and social and professional backgrounds and sings a broad repertoire which this year includes some of the great choral classics, opera and musical comedy choruses and light music. The Choir will finish the year with Handel's masterpiece Messiah in the Brisbane City Hall.
Anyone wishing to join the Choir for this year's season should contact the Choir office now on 3895 8188 or by email at email@example.com. Details of the audition requirements can be found on the Queensland Choir's website www.qldchoir.com
Sing with Strange Weather Gospel Choir in Canberra!
Our lively non-auditioned community choir is looking for new members in all voice parts, for an exciting year of singing and performances. We love to sing Gospel, Spirituals, African, Indigenous, folk and contemporary songs.
Come and visit a rehearsal at 6.45 pm on 1, 8 or 15 February at the Ainslie Arts Centre, Elouera Street Braddon, to hear how we sound and see how we learn.
You are also invited to a workshop on 17/18 February (Friday night/Saturday), where we will be learning songs in the gospel and spiritual tradition, led by the choir’s Musical Director, Daniel Bennett, and Assistant Musical Director, Lucus Allerton.
If you love choral music and would enjoy being part of one of Queensland's major choirs then the Queensland Choir would like to hear from you. The Choir will shortly begin rehearsals for its exciting 2017 season and currently has some vacancies in all sections. Singers interested in participating are invited to apply now to join the Choir.
The Queensland Choir is one of Australia's oldest performing arts organisations and is a large community choir with members of all ages and differing levels of experience. “We are a friendly welcoming group” said Chorus Master, Kevin Power, “and we would love to hear from anyone who has an interest in choral singing.”
The Queensland Choir has presented a series of choral concerts in Brisbane each year since it was founded in 1872, and will begin its 147th season in 2017 with a performance of choral classics at a brand new venue, the Sunnybank Performing Arts Centre on April 29.
The Choir will also perform in the 4MBS Festival of Classics in St Stephen's Cathedral in June singing Mozart's Requiem and music by J.C. Bach. Later in the year it will present a concert of modern American classics in St John's Cathedral including the Australian premiere of Dan Forrest's beautiful Requiem for the Living and Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms.
The Choir will finish the year with its biennial performance of Brisbane Sings Messiah in the Brisbane City Hall in early December. All of the Choir's major concerts are performed with professional soloists and orchestra.
“The experience of singing great music as part of a large choir is hugely rewarding.” Kevin Power explained, “The opportunity to work with like-minded people in a collaborative performance that is at the same time both disciplined and fun makes it particularly satisfying.”
The Choir currently has vacancies for all voice types but is especially looking for sopranos and basses for its 2017 season. Full details of the Choir's 2017 programme and the audition requirements are available on its website www.qldchoir.com
Singers wishing to join the Choir in 2017 should contact the Choir office now as auditions will be held shortly and rehearsals resume in early February.
For Further Information and Interviews with the Musical Director
Contact: Ian Orchard Mobile: 0407 593 788
Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus is currently auditioning singers!
In 2017 our three concerts are Carmina Burana, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’s Belshazzar.
The Chorus prides itself on being welcoming to new members and is keen to hear from anyone who loves to sing.
For information on the audition process to be held in January 2017, and to register your interest please visit www.philharmonia.net
You can also find us at www.facebook.com/adelaidephilharmoniachorus
For more information please download APC Brochure.
North Coastal Children's Community Choir Inc - New Members Welcome
We rehearse Wednesdays 3.30pm till 4.25 for 5yrs to 8yrs and 4.30 to 5.30 pm for 9yrs to 12yrs. Rehearsals are at Butler Community Centre, inside Kingsbridge Park, Connolly Dr, Butler, WA. No auditioning required.
Harambee A Cappella - 2017 Expressions of Interest
Are you a fan of Pitch Perfect and have been dreaming of joining an a cappella group? It may be easier than you think!
Harambee A Cappella is a contemporary a cappella choir who are seeking expressions of interest for new members to join our humble group in 2017. Rehearsals are held on Sunday afternoons in the Collingwood area.
Our ideal new members are:
- Fun and enthusiastic about singing and music
- Have experience singing in groups/solo
- Have some knowledge of how to read music
- Are able to make weekend and potentially after work gigs as they arise throughout the year.
If this sounds like you, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
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Looking For Singers!
High Spirits Harmony is an award-winning women's a cappella singing group based in the suburb of St Peters in Adelaide. We currently have a limited number of vacancies in the top soprano voice part. If you would like to know more about being part of our vibrant group, head to our website www.highspiritsharmony.com for further information and complete an Expression of Interest on our Visit Us page.
Calling all Sopranos and Altos!
The Melbourne Women’s Choir and Melbourne Chamber Choir are auditioning for new choristers, particularly sopranos and altos! With a strong performance history and a focus on achieving excellence, these versatile ensembles enjoy exploring a range of music from classics to contemporary works and have an exciting program coming up.
The choirs seek passionate and accomplished singers who are over 18, have sight-reading and voice skills and who love adventurous music. We are especially keen for younger members to join us. This is a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and develop your musical ability in a welcoming and supportive environment. Act on that resolve to sing in a rewarding choir.