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Audition for our 2016-2017 season!

The Oriana Consort seeks tenors and basses, and welcomes inquiries from other voice parts. We will be preparing two November performances of folksong settings by Vaughan Williams, Poulenc, Brahms, Stravinsky, Tormis, and others, and three December performances of Advent music by Bach, Schütz, and Cooman. Sunday evening rehearsals in Cambridge began September 11.

The Oriana Consort is an accomplished chorale of approximately 30 voices, with an eclectic repertory, enthusiastic audiences, and a warm, attractive sound. Listen to samples from recent concerts. We seek good-to-excellent readers with clear, center-of-the-pitch voices that work well with the group. Soloists are always drawn from the membership.

To schedule a half-hour audition, email Walter Chapin at, summarizing your choral and solo experience. Singing with a quartet of members, you’ll read excerpts from our repertory, including a brief but difficult choral part that you’ll prepare two days in advance. Bring a solo of your choice.