Auditions announced for The Edison Singers, a new professional choral ensemble. Artistic Director, Noel Edison
The Edison Singers, conducted by Noel Edison, is a new professional choral ensemble that will produce concerts in Toronto and other centres in southern Ontario with a sound of polished perfection. They will also create two international recordings each season. Repertoire will comprise music from the most ancient to the newly written. The Edison Singers will go beyond the conventional boundaries set for choral music, and present thematic concerts that will take listeners on a transformative journey. In time we want to help our singers branch out with their own solo careers and also create educational programs for up and coming choristers and conductors.
The Board of the Edison Singers invites experienced singers to audition for this new professional chamber choir. Strong musicianship skills, professional vocal training, excellent sight-reading skills and previous choral experience are a must. The Edison Singers’ auditions will take place as follows:
Audition Dates and Locations:
Guelph (venue TBD)
Toronto (venue TBD)
Successful candidates will be part-time, independent contractors for a 2-year term at a rate of $35 per hour. The Edison Singers will produce 2 recordings and 3 concerts (9 performances) each year. It is very likely that there will be extra performances throughout the season as well as touring opportunities.
The audition will last approximately 7 minutes. Singers are asked to prepare one solo from oratorio, opera or art song, demonstrating musicianship and vocal range. A brief interview will be part of the audition process. An accompanist will be provided at no cost. Please bring a copy of the music for the accompanist. If you prefer to provide your own accompanist, you may do so at your own expense.
To book an audition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred date and location. Include a current one-page CV or resume, briefly outlining your musical education and qualifications, as well as solo and choral experiences. Also include a list of amateur and professional positions and any choral leadership roles you may have held.