Photo by Hendrik Broekman
The Oriana Consort holds auditions in Cambridge on Thursday evening May 2 and Saturday afternoon May 4 for one first alto and one second tenor. The two whom we accept will join our chorale, rehearse and perform a sendoff concert (probably July 21), and depart July 26 for a 10-day, 4-concert tour to Frankfurt and Leipzig. Travel and lodging cost to each member will be between $350 and $600.
Works on our tour program, which we’ve already performed twice in April, are by Bach, Mendelssohn, Hindemith, Telemann, Barber, Bernstein, Fine, and Whitacre.
The Oriana Consort is an accomplished chorale with an eclectic repertoire, enthusiastic audiences, and a warm and attractive choral sound. Oriana members are good-to-excellent readers with voices that are clear, well-produced, and center-of-the-pitch.
To audition, please email Walter Chapin at email@example.com, and include a summary of your choral singing experience. For your audition you’ll join a quartet of Oriana members to read excerpts from our tour repertory and to sing a difficult but brief choral part that you’ll prepare 2 days in advance. Please also bring a solo of your choice.