Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Greenwood Singers Auditions Thursday, May 10, 2012 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Greenwood Singers rehearses Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30 starting in September and usually going until our concert in April. Their 2012-2013 Season will see the choir perform their own concerts in December and April as well as a Carol Service at St. Joseph's Basilica.

The audition consists of singing a song or aria of your choice with piano accompaniment. Those auditioning are asked to bring music for our accompanist, with whom they will be able to rehearse before the audition. Following the song, our music director takes each singer through various vocalises to determine range and tessitura. There will also be a pitch-retention test, during which singers are asked to sing back short melodies played on the piano and also to sing the lower note of harmonic intervals and the middle note of a 3-note chord. Finally, there is sight-reading.  This is a very important skill for members of Greenwood Singers as we often have to prepare music with very little rehearsal time.

Auditions will be held on the 4th Floor, Education Building South, Room 464, University of Alberta Campus. To book an audition time, or for more information, please contact Kent Sutherland at 780.982.9916 or

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