National Youth Choir of Australia: Season 2019: Auditions Closing Soon!
Applications are now being sought from outstanding young singers aged 18-26 to form the National Youth Choir of Australia in 2019.
NYCA has been appointed as ensemble-in-residence for the RSCM Winter School 'SydneyinSpires' encompassing an intensive rehearsal and performance schedule from July 6 - July 14 inclusive.
The choir's patron Dr David Hill (London Bach Choir & Yale Schola Cantorum) will conduct an extensive repertoire culminating in a performance of Bach's magnificent St Matthew Passion at the Sydney Town Hall.
Prospective singers should view the Audition FAQ and submit their application via the website.
Auditions will take place via Skype on 24/25 November and 17/18 December. Places are strictly limited.
Click here to listen to NYCA 2018 perform Timor et Tremor by Francis Poulenc under NYCA's Artistic Director Noel Ancell OAM.
Call For Singers - Sing with Pride Series
Perth Symphonic Chorus are looking for extra singers to boost their numbers for their next couple of concerts and their annual Summer Sing. No audition required!
CENTENARY REMEMBRANCE CONCERT Sunday 11th November 2018 – Perth Concert Hall
Rehearsals commence on the 16th October 2018
HANDEL’S MESSIAH Saturday 22nd December 2018 - Perth Concert Hall
Rehearsals commence on the 27th November 2018
SUMMER SING 2019 – OUT OF AFRICA Saturday 9 February 2019 - Winthrop Hall, University of WA
Rehearsals commence on the 21st January 2019
Click here for more information and links to register
Seeking Skilled Singers
Coro Austral Chamber Choir in Sydney is looking for a few more skilled singers to join us in the second half of this year. If you are interested, or know someone who could be, please read on...
Baritones and basses are particularly needed right now, especially for the August and September events (see below), but other voices are also welcome. We are a small chamber choir, seeking to grow a little, whilst maintaining our high standard in presenting Spanish, Latin American, Australian and other choral works in Sydney and surrounds, including the Eugene Goossens Hall (ABC studios), Canberra School of Music, the new Harold Park entertainment precinct, Mosman Art Gallery and St Augustine's Catholic Church in Balmain.
We rehearse on Wednesday evenings in Leichhardt, with occasional extra sessions close to performance dates. The events are:
Sun 19 Aug (afternoon, Sydney) - CD Launch for Australian composer Margaret Brandman.
Sat 25 Aug (evening, Blue Mountains) - Blackheath Choir Festival.
Sat 8 Sept (arvo/evening, Thirroul) - backing vocals in the Chilean/Australian Cantata Popular for Victor Jara.
Sat 15 Sept (arvo/evening, Glebe) - Cantata Popular again.
Fri 12 Oct (arvo/evening, Canberra) - Latin American Gala concert.
Sat 13 Oct (morning/arvo, Canberra) - TBA.
Sat 20 Oct (arvo/evening, Mosman) - Latin American Gala again.
Sun 25 Nov (arvo/evening, Balmain) - Full concert, including Australian premiere of a Cuban mass.
Please contact us ASAP if you are interested/available for any or all of these, or if you can suggest other skilled/experienced choristers who could be. Thank you!
Margot McLaughlin, Artistic Director - 0414 505 784, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Goodwin, Administrator - 0410 505 562, email@example.com
Rehearsals will be in Ballarat Sunday afternoons through September, with a full general rehearsal at Christ Church on Friday 28 September 1-3pm.
If you are an experienced chorister and are interested in singing in this exquisite masterwork, please contact artistic director Christine Heald at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ballaratchamberopera ASAP for further information.
Casey Choir is an all women’s choir that meets in Berwick, Victoria on Thursday evenings.
We are actively seeking more 1st Sopranos. We are a non-auditioned choir that sing at numerous community events as well as our own annual and Christmas concerts. We seek to have fun as well as strive for excellence. Our current membership is 55 and we are ably led and conducted by Mr Simon Loveless. We vary in age from early 30s to late 70s and represent a large number of varying cultural backgrounds.
Trinity Grammar School Looking for New Singers
We are looking for a few singers (mainly sopranos and altos) to supplement our choir, which is all male. We have a concert on 12 September at 7:30pm, "The Chichester Psalms and Other Joyful Noises" at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. So come and join us and be a part of this wonderful commemorative event
About the concert:
Trinity Grammar School will be commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein with a choral concert featuring a performance of the Chichester Psalms.
The Chichester Psalms is a work in three movements for mixed choir, orchestra and boy soprano soloist, sung in Hebrew. We are excited by the opportunity perform this wonderfully joyous work, that was originally commissioned for the 1965 Chichester Festival. The central message of the work, and the linchpin of Bernstein’s philosophy of life is a thought which we all must hold dear:
Chichester Psalms will feature The Bernstein Choir, comprised of the Trinity Grammar Junior and Senior Choirs, St Paul's Cathedral Choir and members of the wider Trinity Community, including staff, Old Grammarians and family.The concert will also feature performances from each of the Trinity Grammar School choirs.
The Yarra Voices - June Auditions
The Yarra Voices is a new children's choir based in North Fitzroy. We are holding auditions in June and are looking for boys and girls between 7-14 who love to sing!
Our aim is to provide quality music education and choral experiences for children of all backgrounds. Boys and girls will enjoy performance opportunities stemming from an excellent rehearsal and learning environment. Choristers will learn about music in a manner that will develop their music literacy capabilities. Most importantly, it is our hope students leave the program with a love of quality music that will stay with them for life.
Please contact Renee at email@example.com to book an audition, or if you would like some flyers or simply visit the link to our website for more information. www.theyarravoices.com/audition-information
Recognised for over 50 years, the National Boys Choir of Australia is a not for profit organisation that has performed extensively both nationally and internationally, regularly with the Melbourne Symphony, Opera Australia, in the acclaimed Qantas ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ advertisements and at Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight in Melbourne. Current choristers performing in the National Boys Choir of Australia also reap the intrinsic benefits of being part of the choir.
Recently, a report by CNBC.com revealed that singing in a choir could be the ‘new exercise’ as presented in a new book by behavioural science author Daniel H. Pink. In his book, Pink argues that “choral singing calms the heart and boosts endorphin levels. It improves lung function. It increases pain thresholds and reduces the need for pain medication."
Some of the National Boys Choir of Australia’s past choristers include:
- Principal Conductor for Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Nicholas Carter
- Mannheim-based opera singer Christopher Diffey-Wilson
- Australian tour manager, record producer and studio engineer Nikita Miltiadou
- International award-winning ballroom dancer Nathan Ryan
June 16 will provide boys in Melbourne the opportunity to audition for the National Boys Choir of Australia, inviting families to be part of this established and esteemed choral community.
Auditions will be held at the National Boys Choir of Australia office and studios at 3/9 Pilgrim Court, Ringwood 3134 Victoria on Saturday 16 June. Bookings are essential by calling the National Boys Choir of Australia on 03 9872 4480 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . Readers can visit the National Boys Choir of Australia website at https://nationalboyschoir.com.au/ to learn more.
Download the flier for more information.
To register your interest in being a part of the chorus for this special performance, please email Louise ASAP at email@example.com
Or just come along to the Rossini Information & Listening Session!
Chart-topping English composer Patrick Hawes has written The Great War Symphony, an epic new work for choir, soloists and orchestra as one of the official U.K. events to mark the end of the centenary commemorations of the First World War. Of the new work, Patrick says “I wanted to create a memorial in music to all those who were victims of the First World War. It is so easy to forget that we owe our freedom and ways of life to those men and women who died for us. I would like to think that, during this centenary year, our nations will bequeath substantial and approachable works of art to future generations.”
The result is The Great War Symphony which will be premièred at London's Royal Albert Hall on 9th October 2018 in aid of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, and in partnership with Classic FM. The work is also currently being recorded at Abbey Road Studios for release later this year.
A month after the world premiere, The Great War Symphony receives its U.S. première at New York’s Carnegie Hall on 11th November 2018, the exact centenary of the Armistice. For this, Patrick is looking for singers to join him on stage in New York. “The poignancy of performing the U.S. Premiere of the work on Armistice Day makes this a really special event and I’m hoping to have a large group of singers with me to mark this unique occasion. We already have choirs singed up from the U.K., U.S., and Germany, and I would love a contingent from Australia, not least because I’ve referenced Gallipoli in the work. It’s open to individual singers as well as full choirs and is being organised by Distinguished Concerts International New York (www.dciny.org), so do get in touch if you are interested in joining me.”
Conceived for and dedicated to the bravery and sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the First World War, the performance is sure to be highly emotive experience.