Be part of the magic!

The Susquehanna Chorale invites interested adults (age 18 and older) to audition for the 2020-21 concert season. There are openings for all voice parts.

Due to the need for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering the option for  singers to submit an audition video for consideration now. See instructions below.

 

If restrictions are lifted, opportunities for live auditions may be made available on June 8 and 15,

and later this summer.

 

Check our website frequently for updates. 

Audition Requirements

- Previous singing experience is required.

- Completed online audition form (below)

- 2 prepared pieces and 1 of those in a foreign language.

- Sight singing will be a required part of the audition.

- Availability for 2020-21 rehearsals & performance dates

- You are encouraged to listen to/watch recordings of the Chorale before auditioning.

Video Submission Guidelines

Singers should perform two prepared pieces (one in a foreign language if possible) that demonstrate their vocal and performance ability (i.e. posture, expression, tone, and range). Submissions may be accompanied by a live accompanist, a previously recorded accompaniment track (with no vocals), or a cappella (not preferred).

Start your recording device and state:

- Your full name

- The title of the pieces you will perform

You may submit one video including  both songs, or a separate video for each selection. When your video audition is complete, upload it to YouTube, marking it as unlisted (click here for instructions), or to a cloud storage service (Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, Microsoft OneDrive, etc.). Submit the link(s) to the YouTube video(s) or shared file(s) in the space provided at the end of the online audition form (below).

Please use the highest quality recording equipment available to you. For best results, place your recording device on a stationary object, such as a tripod or table. Please do not tape a close-up; have your entire body (from head to toe) in the frame. Prior to recording, test that you are in focus and well-lit, and that your video is free from distracting

background noise.

If the Artistic Director is interested in hearing more from you after reviewing your video audition, she will be in touch to schedule a live video call (or in-person audition if/when it is safe to do so) including sight-singing and

ear-training exercises.

SEASON/COMMITMENT INFORMATION:

Rehearsals

Weekly on Monday evenings in Hershey 

from September to early May

2020-21 Concerts

Youth Choral Festival (Nov. 22)

Christmas (Dec. 18, 19, & 20)

Spring (May 7 & 8, 2021)

2020-21 Special Performances

Nov. 14, 2020 & April 2021 with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra 

August 2021 at Mt. Gretna’s Summer Concert Series

 

For more information, call or e-mail the Chorale at 717.533.7859 or sc@susquehannachorale.org.

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