Vancouver Chamber Choir to Hold Auditions

Vancouver Chamber Choir to Hold Auditions

The Vancouver Chamber Choir is a fully professional choir of 20 experienced, well-trained singers. The key activities of the Choir include a subscription series that is unique in Vancouver, extensive touring in Canada and abroad, broadcasting live concerts, recording, commissioning and premiering new choral compositions, and presenting four to five educational programs throughout each season. The Choir demands a major commitment of time and needs to be the singers' top priority.

The Vancouver Chamber Choir usually rehearses on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. A list of substitute singers is maintained; these people may also be used to augment the Choir if a larger group is needed.

An audition lasts approximately one half hour and singers will be required to sing three or four pieces in different styles and languages. There will also be an interview with Jon Washburn. A formal résumé is required. Singers are expected to provide their own accompanist for the audition.

Pacifica Singers is a select vocal ensemble which exists as part of the Vancouver Chamber Choir organization. The ensemble will perform with Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir in three concerts this season and present two independent concerts with its new conductor, Fiona Blackburn.

Pacifica Singers provides an ideal performance venue for experienced and motivated choral singers whose goal is to make music at a very high level. By providing direct exposure to the world of professional music making, it is an experience of great value for singers intending to make a career in music.

Current members live throughout the lower mainland, with many serving as conductors, music educators, and/or professional singers in their communities. Most rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings, with occasional weekend rehearsals and additional dress rehearsals as required.

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to audition for Pacifica Singers, there are two other options. On Tues, Sept 5 and Tues, Sept 12, Fiona will be holding evening auditions. You may contact her directly for an appointment for either of those dates at fiona@fionablackburn.com.

Sat, Sept 9 & Sat, Sept 23

Professional-level singers for the Vancouver Chamber Choir

Substitute and/or occasional singers for the Vancouver Chamber Choir

New members of Pacifica Singers

All voices (SATB) are invited to audition

And Mr. Washburn is always happy to hear prospective soloists

Contact Grant for an appointment by sending your résumé to grantwutzke@live.com

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