ChoralNet - Subscriptions for Archive User Your subscriptions on ChoralNet. To change your subscription options, go to ad: NYC The Canby Singers Auditions Cheryl Helm, %27 %b %2014 %23:%Aug:%th 23AugGMT+0000 for The Canby Singers:
Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014, 7:15 pm.
All voices are welcome, tenors and basses especially.  
Singers should have experience in ensemble singing and strong reading skills.
Our fall semester features Italian and English madrigals, French chansons and German lieder by:
Farmer, Wilbye, Pallavicino, Montovano, Lassus, Gombert, Hassler, Senfl, and more. 
Rehearsals and auditions held on Tuesday nights beginning Sept. 2, 7:15-9:45 pm, in the chapel of
Seafarers & International House:
123 E 15th Street, NYC (15th St. & Irving Pl.). 
For more info about our (painless and brief) audition process,
please go to: and click on “message” at the top of the page,
or visit our webste at 
Hope to see you!
Classified ad: HS/MS Accompanist Adam Robinson, %27 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000
Seeking experienced piano accompanist for rehearsals and concerts for our high school and middle school choirs. Five choirs total with both secular and sacred works.
Please contact Adam Robinson at for more information.
Forum message: Acoustical Paint Barbara Pinto-Choate, %27 %b %2014 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000 All,
I am the Director of Music Ministries for a large traditional Church. Many years ago, before my time here, a team of members decided to deaden the sound in the Church by installing acoustical tiles from midway up the wall to the ceiling, entire back wall of the choir loft, and the arches surrounding the choir loft. A few years ago, the flooring needed replacing so I insisted on wood as the two choices were wood or carpet. They then installed laminate wood. Now we have a new pastor who is making significant changes. Because of the current acoustics, if the choir returns to the loft, half of the congregation will no longer understand/hear the music and words of the choir. They come out muffled. Having all the acoustical tiles removed would cost a tremendous amount of money and will not be done so I am looking for alternatives. Some years back, I heard that there is a "hard shell" paint that when painted over acoustical tiles, would seal in most of the deadening issues. So far I have been unsuccessful in find this product. If you have any experience with this product or have other cost effective ideas, I would love to hear them.
Thanks very much!
Barbara Pinto-Choate
Announcement: Coming Soon - The Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute's First Sunday Seminar in New York City of the 2014-15 Season Jeffrey James, %27 %b %2014 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000 soon - The Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute's first Sunday Seminar in New York City of the 2014-15 season, to be presented on September 7, 2014 - 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Nola Studios, 244 W. 54th St. (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), 5th Floor, Studio 7.

Join Harold and other choral conductors for problem solving sessions and in depth discussions of choral works and how to master the difficulties in them. The Seminar will also focus on individual conducting technique as it relates to all that which the group discusses. Attendees are welcome to come with questions about music they are or will be conducting.

Additional seminars will be offered on October 5, November 2, and November 30, 2014.

Sunday Seminars are open to conductors of community, college, high school, church and youth choirs. Eight conductors maximum per session and auditors are welcome.

The sessions are $50 each, auditors $30. For complete details, including workshop application form, visit (scroll down to Sunday Seminars). Registration must be completed no later than two days before each Seminar.

For questions and more information, email Harold Rosenbaum at
Classified ad: "Spirit of Comfort, Spirit of Hope" (Angerman & Nolan) Gregg Bunn, %27 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000 original BRAND NEW anthem copies of David Angerman & Douglas Nolan's "Spirit of Comfort, Spirit of Hope" for sale.  $1.90 per anthem, plus shipping.
Classified ad: Hymnos small ensemble auditioning SATB voices Eric Sorum, %27 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000
Hymnos vocal ensemble
Eric Sorum, artistic director
Hymnos is a small ensemble of select voices specializing in early music.  We are seeking only a few additional SATB voices to join a group of nine excellent singers.
 Hymnos is a versatile ensemble, performing a variety of music for full chorus, as well as opportunities for quintets, duets, solos, etc.  Music is performed both a capella and with period instruments.
Auditions are held by appointment with the director  Singers with classical music experience, strong vocal technique, and sight-reading skills are sought.  No prepared piece is required.
Rehearsals are in St. Paul on Sunday afternoons, 4:00-6:00, beginning Sept. 7.
Singers are paid a $40 monthly stipend for membership throughout the season, September through May.
Please e-mail to schedule an audition:
Membership will involve a wide variety of performances, including appearances in churches, retirement centers, pubs, tap rooms, open mics, a rock music recording, and caroling on the street.
Hymnos is dedicated to bringing the greatest choral music and songs into the center of spiritual and social life to create a wide, unparalleled impact on the community through singing.  Hymnos presents innovative events of artistic excellence and audience engagement that seek to:
  • Rejuvenate old singing traditions
  • Inspire hymnody and church music
  • Encourage community singing
  • Educate listeners about music
  • Challenge singers to aspire to excellence
  • Expand the audience of choral music
Classified ad: middle school/easy high school octavos: free for pick-up Amelia Nagoski, %27 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000 New England University in Springfield, MA has the following music available to be given away--free to anyone who can pick them up!  All copies are in good shape, used only once or twice.  Message Amelia Nagoski with questions or to arrange pick-up.  
“The Ash Grove,” arranged by Dick Averre (SATB, 20 copies, piano/flute, English)
“Gloria in Excelsis Deo,” by Franz Joseph Haydn, arr. Russell Robinson (SAB, 7 copies, piano, Latin)
“Candle in Your Heart,” by Jerry Estes (3-part, 18 copies, piano, English)
“Come in from the Firefly Darkness,” by Amy Bernon (SATB, 40 copies, piano, English)
“That’s What the Devil Said,” by Jay Althouse (SAB, 7 copies, piano, English)
“Fa Una Canzona,” by Orazio Vecchi, arr. Russell Robinson (3-Part, 19 copies, piano, Italian)
“Homeward Bound,” by Marta Keen, arr. Jay Althouse (SSA, 22 copies, piano, English)
“The Drunken Sailor,” arranged by Emily Crocker (2-Part, 16 copies, piano, English)
“Riversong,” by Roger Emerson (SAB, 10 copies, piano, English)
“Disney Spectacular,” arranged by Mac Huff (SAB, 10 copies, piano, English)
“Adieu, Sweet Amarillis,” by John Wilbye, arr. Russell Robinson (3-part, 10 copies, a capella, English)
“Dansi Na Kuimba,” by Dave and Jean Perry (2-Part, 18 copies, piano, Swahili)
“J’entends le Moulin,” arranged by Emily Crocker (2-Part, 9 copies, piano, French)
“Sakura,” by Linda Spevacek (2-Part, 21 copies, piano/finger cymbals/metalophone, Japanese)
“The River Sleeps Beneath the Sky,” by Mary Lynn Lightfoot (3-Part, 16 copies, piano, English)
“Seasons of Love,” by Jonathan Larson (2-Part, 21 copies, piano, English)
“Down to the River to Pray,” arranged by Sheldon Curry (SATB, 25 copies, piano, English)
“¡Cantar!” by Jay Althouse (2-Part, 38 copies, piano/horn/sax/trumpet I, II, III/trombone I, II, Spanish, English)
“The Drinking Gourd,” arranged by André Thomas (2-Part, 22 copies, piano/flute, English)
“The Water is Wide,” arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram (2-Part, 22 copies, piano, English)
Classified ad: Auditions for the Jameson Singers Jameson (Jim) Marvin, %27 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000 for the Jameson Singers will take place on Saturday, September 13th 10:30am-1:00pm at Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont Street, Belmont, MA. The audition consists of singing an unaccompanied piece of your choice: Folk Song, Christmas Carol, Patriotic Song, Church Hymn, and evaluating your range (best vocal part), ear, and sight-reading. Bring your healthy voice!
The Jameson Singers is open by audition to Boston area singers who have choral/vocal experience and quick musicianship. A good ear, strong sense of rhythm, inherent musicality, and good sight-reading skills are important.
The 2014-2015 concert season includes two Christmas/Holiday Concerts, two Spring Concerts of American Music, and an invited performance for the Chorus America National Conference in Boston, June 2015. Repertoire throughtout the year ranges from motets by Josquin, Palestrina Schütz, and Brahms, British works by Holst and Howells, and contemporary American coompositions by Sametz, Finney, Kim, Martino, Rindfleisch, Tcherepnin, and Marvin.
Forum message: a cappella patriotic music? Michala Martin, %27 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000 all.  I have an a cappella SATB Chamber Choir that traditionally sings at our Veteran's Day assembly.  We usually sing the National Anthem plus another piece.  However, I seem to have come to the end of my very short mental rep list of a cappella music suitable for this occasion.  Anyone out there have any ideas to offer?
Michala Martin
Forum message: Advice on doing a Sacred music competition and/or festival Michael Morgan, %27 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000 church's music program is growing and I, the pastor, the Vestry and the congregation are pleased with the overall results. As part of that growth we are interested in doing a Sacred Music competition and/or a Sacred Msuic Festival. We have never done one and I have little experience in the "competiton" field. We would like to use this as a fund raiser for the church, community outreach for the all musicians (as far as we can reach) and continue to grow the chruch and it's music program and other programs. We are Located North 30 minutes of Baltimore, Md.
Has anyone ever done a competiton or Festival.
any Advice?? WE do not mind starting on a smal level. We are just open to trying it and see what the end results are.
Announcement: Ten Contrapuntal Choral Carols for Christmas, arranged by Jameson Marvin, published by Paraclete Press Jameson (Jim) Marvin, %27 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000 Press recently published ten a cappella Contrapuntal Choral Carols for Christmas arranged by Jameson Marvin. They are presented in three volumes: four for SATB Chorus; three for TTBB Chorus; three for SSAA Chorus. These Carol arrangements are appropriate for church choirs, community choirs, high school choirs, colleges and universities choirs.
Volume I: SATB: 1. A Festive Fantasia: Angels we have Heard/Cantamus Domino; 2. Good People All, this Christmastime; 3. O, Come all ye Faithful; 4. Of the Father's Love Begotten
Volume II: TTBB: 1. Once in Royal David's City; 2. Angels, from the Realms of Glory; 3. We Three Kings
Volume III: SSA: 1. All my Heart this Night Rejoices; 2. Lo, how a Rose e'er Blooming; 3) Silent Night
Classified ad: New A Capella Choir starting in St. Paul- Chanson Voice and Music Academy Justin Spenner, %27 %b %2014 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 Voice and Music Academy is happy to announce the formation of a new, small-group, adult A Capella group and would love to have your voice join in!  The goal is simple:  create a low-risk, high-creativity environment for singers of all experience and styles to collaborate, sing, and build a community.  We do have the goal of performing out in the cities, but the first goal is to set a line-up and make some music. Styles will very between jazz, classical, and contemporary music. It is low-commitment (only every other week), and the projected cost of enrollment is only $20 a month per person! (Fee is for pianist and coach-adjustable to amount of members)  View the details below, and email if you're interested!

What:  Adult A Capella Choir
When:  Every other Sunday from 7:30-8:30/9pm (Starts Sept. 14)
Why:  Make music with like-minded musicians!
Enrollment Cost:  Estimated cost of $20 per month for pianist and coach/director

Contact CVMA Voice Teacher Justin Spenner at for more information!
Classified ad: Vanguard Voices Open Rehearsal/Auditions Nancy Scott, %27 %b %2014 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000
Vanguard Voices, directed by G. Kevin Dewey, welcomes new choristers in all voice parts for the 2014-2015 season. Interested singers are invited to attend an open rehearsal on Thursday, September 11, 7-10 p.m. in Room F-113, MacKenzie Fine Arts Center, Henry Ford College, 5101 Evergreen, Dearborn. Following the open rehearsal, those wishing to audition may schedule an appointment.
Vanguard Voices has concerts scheduled for November through May. The 75-voice mixed chorus will perform “Viva Vivaldi,” a modern interpretation of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria”; Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem”; and Randall Thompson’s “The Peaceable Kingdom.” Additional repertoire includes works by Samuel Barber, Gerald Custer, and Harold Darke and features the world premiere of a new piece by Vanguard Premieres composer Frank La Rocca. Vanguard Voices is sponsored by the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department and choir-in-residence at Henry Ford College.
Announcement: New Choral Works for Fall/Winter 2014 Steve Danyew, %27 %b %2014 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000

Hi All! Here are five new choral works – anthems and hymn arrangements perfect for your Fall, Advent, and Christmas programs! Take a look at the scores, listen to the recordings, and let me know if you are interested in any of these works. I’d love to hear from you!

Best wishes for a wonderful Fall semester!

Steve Danyew


Wake, O My Soul
SATB Choir Unaccompanied

A carol-like anthem for the Advent and Christmas season – full of joy, awe, and reverence.  Perfect for Christmas Eve or a special holiday program! The opening stanza reads, “Wake, O my soul, and hail the morn, for unto us a Savior’s born; see, how the angels wing their way, to usher in the glorious day!”  See the score here.

For All His Blessings
SATB Choir with Piano

This lyrical anthem quotes the text and music from the doxology – “Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost” – in a recurring refrain.  D.W. Griffin’s text is general enough to be used at any point of the year, but it is especially fitting for Thanksgiving! The final stanza illustrates the richness of textual imagery: “O praise the Lord for all He’s done, for all His blessings, one by one, and see His goodness, mountains high, fill all the earth and sea and sky.  See the score here.

An Hour of Hallowed Peace
SATB Choir with Piano

Newly updated, this tender and hopeful piece works well for All Saints’ Day, Holy Week services, funerals and memorial services, and more.  See the score and listen to a recording here

Once In Royal David’s City
SATB Choir & Organ with optional String Quartet and Congregational Singing

My own take on this classic Christmas hymn – true to the original with some of my own harmonies and an optional Soprano descant for the last verse. Use with organ accompaniment or organ and string quartet as a hymn arrangement with congregational singing or as a choral anthem.  Would work well in any Advent or Christmas service!  See the score here.

O Little Town of Bethlehem
SATB Choir & Organ with optional String Quartet and Congregational Singing

A simple and serene setting of this well-known carol, with the tune FOREST GREEN. This work was written as a hymn arrangement to be used with congregational singing, but may also be used as a choral anthem.  Perfect for a Lessons and Carols service! Use with organ accompaniment or organ and string quartet.  An optional Soprano descant is included for the last verse.  See the score here.

Announcement: NCCO LIVE CONCERT FEATURED ON GOING BEYOND WORDS THIS SUNDAY Stanley Schmidt, %27 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 
Going Beyond Words, one of the longest running choral radio programs in the United States, continues it series CHORAL CONCERT LIVE.   This program will be featured on Going Beyond Words at Noon Central Time, Sunday August 27, 2014.   Go to KVNO.ORG and click on listen.  All of the music on this broadcast is taken from the NCCO National Collegiate Choral Organization Convention and was recorded November 3-5, 2011 at Coloradio State University by Soundwaves Recordings of Huron, Ohio.   The CD  for this program is available by calling 419-433-4919 or Visiting
While you are listening to this live Concert, check out your Choral Journal and make plans to connect at the ACDA National Convention, February 25-28, 2015 in Salt Lake City.
HOW TO LISTEN: Go to KVNO.ORG and click on Listen
WHEN: Sunday, August 27, 2014 at Noon Central Time
ENSEMBLES TO BE HEARD: University of Northern Colorado Concert Choir; Western Michigan University Cantus Femina and 
Azusa Pacific University Chamber Singers
University of Northern Colorado  Concert Choir, Dr. Galen Darrough, Conductor
Gala del Dia (From: "Las Indianas") Carlos Guastavino
Mi Lumia  Javier Zentner
La Muerte del Angél Astor Piazzola Arranged by Javier Zentner; 
    Socrates Garcia, Guitar; Andrew Holcombe, Percussion
CD NCCO as listed above
Western Michigan University Cantus Femina; Dr. Delores Gauthier, Conductor, Tina Carter, Piano
Anne Frank: A Living Voice - Music by Linda Tutas Haugen; Text: Anne Frank
There are seven movements to this work, However, only five were performed at this concert.
For more information on this work, contact the San Francisco Girls Choir Susan McMane, Conductor
CD NCCO as listed above
Azusa Pacific University Chamber Singers and Chamber Orchestra
Anna Nizhegorodtsova, Accompanist; 
Michelle Jensen, Conductor
CD NCCO as listed above
In Windsor Forest - Ralph Vaughan Williams.  Cantata adapted from the Opera "Sir John In Love"
The Conspiracy
Drinking Song
Falstaff and the Faried
Wedding Chorus 
You are invited to visit my blog of http://WWW.GOINGBEYONDWORDS.COM You will find CD images
and complete lists of music for the last five years.   If you have any questions or comments please write
Announcement: Cork International Choral Festival 2015 Leona Murphy, %27 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 US IN CORK IN 2015! 
Make MUSIC, make FRIENDS, make MEMORIES, MAKE A DATE now with the 61st Cork International Choral Festival 2015
From 29th April – 3rd May 2015 Cork, will welcome choirs from across the world for a programme of choral concerts, national and international competition, and internationally renowned performers as thousands of participants bring the city to life for five days in May. For visiting choirs, Cork provides an opportunity not only to perform; but also to experience some of the world’s best choral music, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the mingling, singing and fun of the Festival Club, and explore the vibrant city of Cork and its surrounds on Ireland’s beautiful south coast.
Fleischmann International Trophy Competition: Each year some of the finest amateur choirs are selected to compete in the prestigious Fleischmann International Trophy Competition. The selected choirs will also be scheduled for a range of additional Festival activities throughout the week including fringe concerts, church and informal performances. Entries are welcomed for the  2015 Festival which takes place  29th April – 3rd May 2015.  Closing date for the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition is 31st October 2014.

Non-Competitive Participation: The Festival has always featured choirs from around the world on a non-competitive basis. Selected Non-Competitive Gathering choirs are given the opportunity to present informal performances in various locations across Cork city and county, see some of Ireland’s beautiful countryside, to meet with other choirs, attend Festival events, sing, mingle and soak up the festival atmosphere. Entries are welcomed for the 2015 Festival which takes place  29th April – 3rd May 2015. Closing date for Non- Competitive entries is 30th November 2014.
For further information and to download the 2015 Application Form please see or email
Classified ad: HS Choral Maternity Leave Seredy Williams, %27 %b %2014 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000 am looking for a highly qualified maternity leave sub for my high school choir and piano classes...Mid Oct-Mid Jan... Any questions please contact me:
Any interest please apply:
Classified ad: Choir Conductor from Italy Mauro Marchetti, %27 %b %2014 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000!
I'm Mauro Marchetti, choir conductor from Rome. Experience of 30 years as director of the choir. With the Città di Roma Choir I participated in numerous concerts, competitions and festivals. I was choirmaster in many concerts and CD recordings with Ennio Morricone. I have been master of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Boy's Choir. I'd like to make myself available to choirs American masterclasses and concerts. I'm seriously thinking of leaving Italy to relocate abroad. If anyone is interested can contact me directly to my email! 
You can visit website of Città di Roma Choir and my website

Thank you !!
Mauro Marchetti
Classified ad: Paid Soloist for Choir Dan Clark, %27 %b %2014 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000 Warminster Presbyterian Church in Bucks County, PA, is seeking paid soloists for our choir.  The two positions we are seeking to fill are:  Tenor and Bass.  Th remuneration is $60 per call.  The choir rehearses on Thursday, 7:30-9:00 and sings on Sunday morning with a warmup starting at 9:00 prior to the service at 9:30.  In addition there will be possible requests for singing at special services such as Thanksgiving and Advent.  Contact Rev. Clark at the church office, 215-675-0801 or by email, ]]>Announcement: Verona International Choral Competition Marie Fox, %27 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000, Italy
March 30- April 3, 2016

Sponsored by the Association of Choirs of Northern Italy, this festival offers an adjudicated performance for an international panel of choral experts. Enjoy the opportunity to receive informed feedback from the knowledgeable judges. Exchange with a local Italian choir, sing individually at a school or senior center, and meet choirs from around the world.
Classified ad: St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Holding Auditions Sean Fleming, %27 %b %2014 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000 Cecilia Chamber Choir will hold auditions for all voice parts at St. Andrew’s Church in Newcastle on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Aug. 27th, Sept. 3rd, and Sept. 10th. The Choir performs a variety of challenging repertoire from the medieval period to new compositions. Last spring’s semi-staged performance of Purcell’s Baroque opera, The Fairy-Queen was received with great acclaim, and the Choir’s annual Ceremony of Lessons and Carols concerts have become a perennial Christmas favorite in Midcoast Maine. To schedule an audition, call director Linda Blanchard at (207) 380-2768 or email For more information about the Choir, please visit our website at


Singers wishing to audition should have good vocal control, and sopranos and altos should be able to sing without vibrato. Tenors and basses need not be able to sing with a straight tone. The ability to read music is much preferred, but those who cannot read may participate by spending extra time learning the music at home with the aid of provided practice materials. We especially encourage gifted student singers to audition.


Rehearsals take place in Newcastle on Wednesday nights, 7:00 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Church. The Choir is directed by Linda Blanchard, M.A. Conducting, University of Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor, and A.B. Bowdoin College, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta.

St. Cecilia Chamber Choir is a fully auditioned community chorus based in Newcastle and founded in 1995. Our mission is to present outstanding performances of the very best choral repertoire; to provide challenging musical opportunities to gifted local youth; to support our community with outreach programs; and to support Maine composers through the commission and performance of new music.
Announcement: Schubert Magnificat D 486 Stuart McIntosh, %27 %b %2014 %06:%Aug:%th 6AugGMT+0000 have just completed a new performing edition of the Schubert Magnificat, a little known and quite early gem from the great composer. If you are interested in seeing some examples of the scores and parts please contact me at
My editions are for performance. The scores are clean and well laid out. The notation is modern and straightforward. The parts can be altered quite flexibly to suit your requirements - larger size, different page turns etc.
Let me know if you are interested in this piece or any other that you might be contemplating a performance of. I have made editions of quite a few larger works.
Stuart McIntosh
Classified ad: AUDITIONS THIS SATURDAY - Tulsa Children's Chorus Erik Collins, %27 %b %2014 %02:%Aug:%th 2AugGMT+0000 ]]>Classified ad: Auditions for the West Chester Boys and Girls Choirs Ohio Randall N. Wolfe, %26 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000
Students in grades 3 through 8 may audition for the West Chester Boys and Girls Choirs (Ohio) Tuesday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m., at St. Anne Episcopal Church, 6461 Tylersville Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069.
Performances of the West Chester Boys and Girls Choirs and its soloists have included collaborations with the West Chester Chorale, the American Choral Directors Association National Convention, the Kettering Children’s Choir, Sinclair Community College Opera Scenes, the Mason Chorale, the St. Anne Episcopal Church Children’s Choir, and the Mount Pleasant Retirement Community. The choirs are conducted by Dr. Randall N. Wolfe, Faculty at the University of Dayton and Director of Music at Forest Chapel United Methodist Church, assisted by music teachers Tina Kramer and Terri Cerimele-Rieger. Dr. Wolfe has served as a music teacher in the public schools, director of the Cincinnati Boychoir, pianist in Carnegie Hall, and clinician and adjudicator for competitions including Music in the Parks at Kings Island.
Classified ad: Polyhymnia A Cappella Chorus Auditions (DC area) Joyce McCarty, %26 %b %2014 %23:%Aug:%th 23AugGMT+0000
Polyhymnia Auditions
September 16, and 23, 2014 at 7:15 PM
Polyhymnia, an  a cappella chamber chorus that has charmed Washington area audiences for more than 20 years, and now a 501(c)3 organization, will audition all voice parts for our Fall "semester" (rehearsal and performance calendar at right).  Singers must be technically proficient.  Dues are $90 per semester.  Regular weekly rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:45 PM to 10:00 PM.
There also are two extra Thursday rehearsals in the two weeks preceding the first concert weekend.  Our Winter performances will occur on the last two weekends of January, 2015.  Singers must commit to missing no more than three rehearsals and none of the performances.  There are no obligations to sell tickets or do fundraising.
Rehearsals and auditions occur in the basement of:
    The Church in Bethesda
    5033 Wilson Lane
    Bethesda, MD 20814
Please find directions below.
To get to the basement, auditioners must enter through the back door.  Walk down the driveway to the left of the church.  The back entrance will be well lighted.
All auditioners should arrive at 7:15 PM.  You need not prepare an audition piece, as all audition music will be provided. Each auditioner will have a brief (10-15 minute) individual audition with the music director, Steve Beck, who will first have you do some simple scales or other exercises to learn about your range and voice quality, and then listen to you read a brief section of choral music. You will get at least two tries at the reading - the interest is not necessarily how well you sight-read the first time, but in how well you learn the music.
After that, all auditioners join with Polyhymnia veterans in their rehearsal.  After rehearsing together, we will form quartets of veterans and auditioners together to sing what we've just rehearsed.  Auditioners get multiple quartet
trials with differing singers on the other parts.  Every effort is made to help the auditioner put his or her best foot forward!
The repertoire for the Fall semester will include some of Poulenc's Chansons Francais, a group of Janacek pieces, a set of Medieval/Renaissance pieces and a set of modern ones.
 If you are interested in auditioning, please contact:
    ​​Steve Beck, Musical Director
    Brock Hansen, President
    (202) 550-4295
 Each Tuesday  September 16 through January 20 (except December 23 and 30) and Thursday January 15 and 22.
   January 24, 25, 31, and February 1, 2015.
Announcement: New Calypso Carol: “Mary and Joseph to Bethelhem Go” SATB+guitar+perc. Ken Malucelli, %26 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000

     By request I have just rearranged my Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers SATB a cappella chart of “Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem Go,” an original calypso carol I’d composed for the company some years back.  The new version has guitar, and additional percussion: güiro; triangle; tom-toms; tambourine; sleigh bells; finger cymbals.  

     You can hear the original MOCC chart here: ... track 26.

     To view an excerpt of the new version you may e-mail me directly:

     Thanks much for the consideration.


Classified ad: New World Music Chorus in Indianapolis! Meagan Smith, %26 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000 Indianapolis World Music Chorus is a new, non-auditioned choir for adults and teens. The IWMC will be led by Meagan Johnson Smith, an experienced choral conductor and voice educator with a passion for world vocal traditions. The music will be invigorating and challenging, including folk songs from the Republic of Georgia, South Africa, the US and many other countries. All music will be sung in original languages, as we work toward authenticity and musical excellence in an atmosphere of cultural respect and celebration.

Membership is open to all teens and adults. Sight-reading skills and prior choral experience are not required, as all songs will be taught by example - some will have printed music, others will be taught by ear. But you must be enthusiastic, be able to match pitch, and be able to hold your own part when singing in harmony.

We will rehearse once a month on a weekend afternoon. Currently, all rehearsals are on Saturdays from 1-4. If you have a few rehearsal conflicts, please consider singing anyway. This is a community-voice-building venture: feel free to join even if you can't make every single rehearsal. Please contact Meagan Johnson Smith if you would like to sing but cannot attend the first meeting:

Rehearsals will be at First Mennonite Church, 4601 Knollton Rd., Indianapolis, 46228, beginning on September 27, 2014, from 1-4 PM. See the full rehearsal schedule at

Registration will be through RegOnline:

If you'd like to “try it out” before committing to the year, please feel free to attend your first rehearsal before registering. Please do contact Meagan Johnson Smith before you attend your first rehearsal if you have not yet registered.

If you have any questions about the chorus or registration process, please e-mail More information can be found on the chorus webpage,

We look forward to singing with you!


Classified ad: ENSEMBLE COMPANIO (UPDATED): Openings for TENORS, BARITONES, and BASSES living in New England/Mid-Atlantic regions Joseph Gregorio, %26 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000 This is an UPDATED version of
Ensemble Companio is a 24-voice, professional-quality volunteer choir with tenor, baritone, and bass openings for its 2014-15 season.  Founded in 2011, we won the 2012 American Prize in choral performance (community division) on the strength of a live recording of our debut concert.  We perform repertoire from all eras and of many styles.  This year's concert program, Love's Faces, features music by Passereau, Duruflé, Arcadelt, and Lars-Erik Larsson, as well as arrangements of traditional music, folk songs, and popular songs from around the world.
Our mission is to build bridges between people through authentic, inspiring performances of the finest choral music.
Please read carefully before responding, as Ensemble Companio is unusual in several ways:
• Membership requires (ground) travel.  Though we are legally based in PA, our rehearsals and concerts take place throughout the northeast USA.  Most 2014-15 rehearsals and concerts will be held within a two-hour radius of the greater New York City area.  In past seasons, we have traveled as far as Gettysburg, PA; Ithaca, NY; and Wellfleet, MA.  If you live near Philadelphia, New York City, or Boston, carpooling might be an option as we have members from all of these metropolitan areas.
• We hold one rehearsal weekend a month from September through early March.  On rehearsal weekends, we usually work from 9-5:30 on Saturday and 9-12 on Sunday, often with a dinner or other group outing on Saturday night.
• We perform one concert apiece in late March, April, and May.
• We prepare only one program of high-quality a cappella music per year, which allows our musicians to learn and deeply assimilate the music and perform it from memory.  Work outside of rehearsal is expected, but it is facilitated by custom-made pedagogical MIDI files and recordings.
• Membership dues are $75 per season; these can be partially or completely waived if they present a hardship.
With all of these caveats out of the way, know that Ensemble Companio is a very tightly-knit group of friends, perhaps socially more akin to an extended family than to the average choir.  Monthly rehearsals require hard work, but they are invariably joyful.  Because of the high level at which we prepare our concert repertoire, rehearsals are almost always deeply emotionally engaging as well.
Because of the unique nature of the time commitments, Ensemble Companio is an ideal choir for young professionals or stay-at-home parents.  Many of our singers have full-time jobs and families.  (If members need to bring their children to rehearsal weekends, Ensemble Companio helps secure childcare.)  We are open to qualified singers of all ages and from all walks of life.  We have some professional musicians in the group; we also boast social workers, teachers, lawyers, engineers, stay-at-home parents, consultants, and graduate students of various sorts.
For samples of our performances, please visit
If you are a tenor, baritone, or bass and are looking for an authentic, inspiring choral experience with a loving and highly talented group of musicians, Ensemble Companio might be the right group for you.  Contact director Joseph Gregorio at for more information about the audition process.
Forum message: Concerns regarding apparel. Alex Probst, %26 %b %2014 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000 guys,
I'm going into my 4th year of teaching.  I have a select mixed, and select women's.  They're actually good, as far as apparel goes.
My concerns lie with my 9-12 non select.  Every year for the past 3 years, I have given all my choirs music and taught them the sheet music I thought was appropriate.  
The non select always had the hardest time with this.  And I was baffled because this music was so easy.  Then I realized that the pieces were easy to me, and not necessarily easy to the 9th grader, or the 12th grader who just decided to take choir on a whim.
So this year, I'm taking this group down a different path.  We are going to spend a lot of time developing our musicianship, and our voices, instead of pounding away fruitlessly at a song in hopes to get it ready for a concert.  Last year, both my select choirs performed 3-4 songs, and my nonselect struggled to get through even one.  This was a clear indication that I cannot teach one the same way I teach another.  I'm even contemplating not having them sing for our first concert depending on where their skill level is at.
But this does concern me.  These kids typically sing in 3 concerts a year, a fall, christmas, and spring.  But spring is usually spring attire, not concert.  
Should I have them buy the same attire they have every year, or should I change it?  Any advice would be wonderful!
Classified ad: Looking for singers! Kevin Babuder, %26 %b %2014 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000 James Church, a 100+ year old parish in Redondo Beach, CA is looking for volunteer singers to join our 40 person choir.  We are especially in need of tenors and basses.  St. James was the original home parish of Maestro Paul Salumonovich. 
St. James Adult Choir sings weekly at our 10am mass and prepares a "sold out" Christmas Concert on Friday, December 5th.  We perform a wide variety of repertoire from gregorian chant to modern works from Lauridsen, Gjeilo, and Mealor. 
Please contact our director, Kevin Babuder for information on an audition.
Classified ad: Braintree Choral Society Charles Dillingham, %26 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 singers in all voice parts are welcome to join Braintree Choral Society for the upcoming season. BCS is a 50 member non-auditioned SATB chorus that has been making music on the South Shore of Boston for 91 seasons! The first rehearsal this fall is Tuesday, September 9th at 7:30 pm. For more information, please see our website. Emails will get a timely reply. Thanks for considering the Braintree Choral Society. ]]>Classified ad: Rutgers University Singers looking for conducting apprentice Julia Zavadsky, %26 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000
Rutgers University Singers in Camden looking for conducting apprentice for Fall 2014.
      The Conducting Apprentice(s) is an unpaid musical position to provide interested persons with conducting and musical preparation experience commiserate with their previous experience. The Conducting Apprentice shall assist the Music Director with all rehearsals and concerts during the Spring 2014 semester. Open to instruction, he or she will be personable, detail-oriented, and will work with the Music Director to provide a high level of musical experience for the RU Singers. At the discretion of the Music Director he or she may run sectionals as needed and will be provided with other opportunities for musical growth.
Potential candidate will demonstrate:
          Excellent musicianship skills
          Experience with instrumental and vocal ensembles
          Excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and oral
          Ability to work effectively with a diverse team of singers
          Ability to work under frequent observation and take direction
For questions, more information, or to submit a resume, please contact Dr. Julia Zavadsky by email:
Classified ad: Singers welcome - DeKalb Festival Chorus (Illinois) Steven Grives, %26 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 of all voice parts are welcome to join the DeKalb Festival Chorus for the 2014-15 season. The chorus meets Monday evenings, 7:15-9:15pm in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University. Rehearsal is Monday, September 8th. Interested singers will have a short placement audition during this time. Repertoire for the Fall is Part I of Handel's Messiah.
Send questions to Steve Grives,
Classified ad: CONDUCTOR from Europe (Italy/Austria) looking for experience(s) in the US Giuseppe Montesano, %26 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000!
My Name is Giuseppe I´m 31 and I´m a choir/orchestra conductor...
I´d love to make an experience in the US. I cannot apply for a long-term job because I have some concerts in Europe during the season 14-15, but I´d love to join a project or to work with you within a programm which could suite both your and my expectations: german or italian music (Choir a cappella, with orchestra, just orchestra or opera...): I would love to gain my experiences before my job as conductor here in Europe will cover all my time!
Please send me your ideas: I´m an open minded person!
see you
Classified ad: Auditions - South Bend Chamber Singers Nancy Menk, %26 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000
The South Bend Chamber Singers
Nancy Menk, conductor
David Eicher, accompanist
Auditions for our 26th Concert Season, 2014-15
Concerts for the coming year include Christmas at Loretto on December 21st, showcasing new music for the season performed in a great acoustical space and featuring harpist Charles Lynch.  Repertoire will include the world premieres of new works by Swiss composer Ivo Antognini and American composer Marjorie Rusche.  We’ll preview this concert on December 20th at Peace Lutheran Church in South Haven, Michigan.  On March 1st we will join with several choirs from the University of Notre Dame to perform Mendelssohn’s great oratorio Elijah, with guest soloist Nathan Gunn, under the baton of Carmen-Helena Tellez.  For our final concert of the season on May 17th, we return to the Church of Loretto to explore rarely heard works from the vast collection of Russian sacred music in Radiant Russian!
Auditions will be held August 29-September 5 in Room 309 Moreau Center for the Arts on the Saint Mary's College campus. Singers should bring a prepared solo, and sight-reading and aural abilities will be tested.  An accompanist is provided.
Please call 284-4632 or 233-6927 to schedule an audition time.
For more information please visit our web site at
Classified ad: Presbyterian Hymnals 1990 noel nichols, %26 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford NY has an abundance of the 1990 blue Presbyterian Hymnal.  We're looking to pass these along to anyone who can provide them with a good home.
-Ideal for any congregation looking to replace their inventory of hymnals.
Pickup in Western NY is best.  Delivery to NYC area might be possible.
We're looking to cover the cost of shipping if choosen.  Price would be determined.
Please email directly with any interest, or for more information. 
Thank you,
Announcement: Little Angel, a Christmas Carol by Judith Lang Zaimont Now Available From Subito Music for Holiday 2014 Programming Jeffrey James, %26 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000
Little Angel, a new, lyrical and original Christmas carol by Judith Lang Zaimont is now available from Subito Music for Holiday 2014 programming -
The composer writes, “Many depictions of the Nativity show a scene with an Angel hovering above. I wondered about that Angel and then imagined that a child, who’d naturally be curious about the wondrous commotion in the manger, might politely ask permission of this ‘sentry’ Angel to come closer and stand beside the Babe.”
“From that imagining came the idea for a new Christmas carol. The original poem, written jointly by myself and my sister, conductor Doris Kosloff, was composed after I wrote the melody and then adjusted along the way as the complete carol developed.”
The close of the first verse is:
Through His light  
the Prince of Goodness
Graces all the Earth this day --
Angel, may I stand before Him,
Angel, will you lead the way? 
         -- Lead me to the Holiest Child.
For a perusal score, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at For ordering info about Little Angel, go to
Visit composer Judith Lang Zaimont at
Forum message: Filipino Choral Music Marti Martinez, %26 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 have a huge population of Filipino students and I'd like to perform some Filipino folk music.  They are a beginning/Freshman SATB Concert Choir of about 65.  Any suggestions?
Marti Martinez
Classified ad: For Sale: Superscope PSD340 CD Recording and Music Practice System Jeanette MacCallum, %26 %b %2014 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000 School choral music educator is selling Superscope PSD340 CD Recording and Music Practice System.  Comparable model sells for $899 new.  Paid $999 for this model new.  Have used it only twice. Will sell for $250 plus shipping.  Includes user manual and a quantity of CDs. ]]>Classified ad: Paid SOPRANO & ALTO position available Randall Swanson, %26 %b %2014 %03:%Aug:%th 3AugGMT+0000
The Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet, Illinois seeks experienced choral singers to fill soprano and alto positions in its professional Choral Scholar ensemble.  Choral Scholars should have the training and ability to sing a wide range of choral repertoire with a warm vocal tone, and must have excellent sight-reading, musical, and interpersonal skills.  In addition, Choral Scholars must be able to commit to the ensemble's rehearsal and performance schedule, which generally consists of two choral calls per week: 1) a Thursday evening rehearsal, and 2) a Sunday morning rehearsal & liturgy; plus a few extra calls for concerts and large diocesan liturgical events throughout the choral season (mid-September through early-June).  Choral Scholars form the core of the Cathedral Choir, and members serve as section leaders in the larger ensemble.  Choral Scholars also sing as a stand-alone ensemble on occasion, and repertoire spans the centuries from Medieval chant and Renaissance polyphony to the finest sacred choral music of our own time.
A complete job description for Choral Scholars and the complete 2014–2015 choir schedule are available upon request.  
For more information on the Cathedral and its music program, please visit us online at 
The Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus is located less than 40 minutes from downtown Chicago, and the stipend-per-call for Choral Scholars is highly competitive.  Additional stipended opportunities abound for Choral Scholars who also wish to serve as cantors for Cathedral masses, weddings, and funerals.  To schedule an audition, please contact Cathedral Director of Music Dr. Randall Swanson at or call 815.722.6653 x222.
We also have openings in all voice parts for exceptional volunteers.
Please feel free to forward this notice to any singers you think might be a good fit for us!
Classified ad: Choral Music - SATB, SSA, TTBB, 2-Part and more Paul Husby, %26 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000 web page link above will take you to a spreadsheet detailing the music I have for sale.  At the bottom of the page you will find tabs for the different voicings - SATB, SSA, 2-part, etc.  Within each voicing I have tried to group the music into categories. The prices listed are all postpaid.  Any comments on condition are at the far right of each row.  If nothing is said in the comments, the set is in good physical condition and may have minor pencil markings, and probably library stamps or numberings.  I am happy to divide large sets.
Classified ad: Tenor Section Leader (Arlington Heights, IL) Alan Wellman, %26 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000 Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, IL is looking for a tenor section leader.
The section leader will be required on two calls per week--Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:00, and Sundays, 9:00-12:00.
Pay is $60 per call.
Please contact Alan Wellman, Associate Director of Music at
Classified ad: Schola Nova seeks singers Terry Larsen, %25 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000
Schola Nova announces auditions for the 2014-2015 season!
Schola Nova, a repertory choral ensemble dedicated to the study and performance of choral music of sacred traditions, announces auditions for the 2014-2015 concert season.  There are openings for capable singers in the alto, bass, and tenor sections.  We invite interested singers to contact us (see below) and to attend our first rehearsal and audiitions, which will be held on Friday, September 5, 7:00 pm, at LarGoVoce Music Studio, 35 Pleasant Street; Room 8 of Our Lady's Child Care Center.  Easthampton, MA 01027. Schola Nova rehearses on Friday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at LarGoVoce Music Studio. Repertoire for the season includes works by Mendelssohn, Pärt, Sweelinck, Palestrina, Whitacre, Culloton, Willan et al.  We will present ten to fifteen performances this season. 
For more information go to or contact us:
Announcement: Introducing the choral music of Mark Templeton Michael Kaulkin, %26 %b %2014 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000,
I run Swirly Music, a newly formed non-profit music distribution service for self-publishing composers.  I wanted to let you know about some gorgeous choral music I just added to our web store. Mark's music is exceptionally well written and very much has the enjoyment of the chorus in mind.  There ten pieces so far, in a variety of styles and voicings, which I'll list below.  Here's a link to Mark's page on our site in case you'd like to bookmark it for later.
You'll notice that, for all pieces listed, you can peruse the entire score in a full-screen viewer, and listen to high-quality performances.
Many thanks for taking a look!
Michael Kaulkin
Founder, Swirly Music
Mixed Chorus
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
for SATB choir a cappella
Abun D’bash’maiyo
for SATB divisi Chorus acappella
Odi et Amo
for SATB a cappella
for SATB chorus, Soprano solo, & Piano/Organ or optional String Quartet
Come Unto me
for Soprano solo & SSAATTBB chorus, a cappella
Swingin’ Down to the River
for SSATTB chorus, a cappella

Men's Chorus
I Will Arise (Medley)
for TTBB chorus, a cappella
for TTBB chorus, a cappella
for TTBB chorus, a cappella
Women's Chorus
In the Bleak Midwinter
for SSAA chorus, Flute, & Violin
Community Forum Post: Successful Commission Harv Wileman, %26 %b %2014 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000 is Harv Wileman of Voci Virili Men's Consort, a 10-17 men's ensemble based in Chattanooga, TN. We just had a very successful concert of English sacred music and I decided to commission a young, local composer (early 20's) who is VERY talented to write a TTBB Anglican Evening Service (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis) for us to premiere at the otherwise all-English concert as there are very few settings of this canticle for TTBB. He did a great job, completed the job on time, and for an extremely reasonable rate. I had heard several of his choral pieces before (he also writes for piano, organ, and solo voice) and loved his harmonic language and vocal writing. I am telling you this in case anyone wants to sing this new work (about 9 minutes total with a bass solo and organ) or commission a new work from him. Having been in the music business for quite a while now, I can say he is the easiest-to-work-with composer (as opposed to arranger) that I've encountered and his is a unique voice that I think will have legs in the choral world. We did not know each other before this commission idea, so I am not writing this as his friend but as a director that has a hard time finding accessible but interesting pieces for men's chorus. His web site is and his contact info is on the web site. I imagine that he is on as well. ]]>Forum message: The Ballad of the Brown King - Langston Hughes/Margaret Bonds Dr. Orville Lawton, %25 %b %2014 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000'm desirous of having my choir perform The Ballad of the Brown King, words by Langston Hughes and music by Margaret Bonds. If ANYONE knows how to secure permission to copy the work as it is permanently out of print. I appreciate very muc any information you can share.
Orville Lawton
Ebony Chorale of the Palm Beaches
Classified ad: Casio PX-310 88-key Keyboard Bill Paisner, %25 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000$250 firm for quick sale. In excellent condition, barely used. Has built-in speakers, many voicings and ability to split and layer voices. Identical units appear regularly for $360 & up used. Perfect for those "away" gigs or for basic accompaniment/performance. Includes power supply, pedal, and attachable music stand. Buy a keyboard stand and bench separately and you are in business - no amplifier needed for rehearsals or small performance venues. Must pick up, no shipping possible. ]]>Classified ad: Cheap Apparel - Dresses (Multiple Colors) and Matching Vests - Make an offer Daren Small, %25 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000 "Claret Red" satin dresses - varying sizes
67 "Burghundy" satin dresses - varying sizes
37 Silver/Red/Black verticle striped men's vests with matching bow-ties in "Claret Red"
New versions of all these dresses and vests can still be purchased today from Southeastern Formalwear so you can keep your ensembles looking uniform. I can give more specifics and I have pictures (and can take new ones) of all the dresses and vests.
Please e-mail with any inquiries or offers. I am willing to work with mostly any offer. Mostly I think they should be used instead of sitting in a closet or a box in some warehouse. Thanks for looking!
Classified ad: Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Tennessee Angie Batey, %25 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000
Duties: Assist with the conducting and administration of the University of Tennessee Choral Ensembles.
Stipend for a minimum of four semesters plus tuition waver and medical coverage.
Deadline:  February 1, 2015.  Pre-screening DVD required.
The University of Tennessee (with an enrollment of 28,000 students is centrally located in a region of exceptional scenic, historical, and recreational interest.  The School of Music is housed in the beautiful new state-of-the-art Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, and offers an exceptional and individualized graduate choral conducting degree in a supportive environment.
Classified ad: Supplemental and Sub position: Tenor Brian Bloye, %25 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000 tenor sought to serve as a supplemental and substitute singer. The choir is fully professional, and a high level of sight-reading is expected. Filling in would occur mostly Sunday mornings, with very few weeknight calls. The repertoire is varied and interesting, including a significant amount of Renaissance polyphony. Hearing auditions now. ]]>Classified ad: Director of Music Ministry Phyllis Otto, %25 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000 Charles Episcopal Church, in St. Charles, Illinois (approximately 35 miles west of Chicago) is seeking a Director of Music Ministry who will support and grow the high standard of musical quality that our church has historically maintained.
Duties and responsibilities include planning and providing music for 3 unique Sunday services and special services througout the year as scheduled.  The Director of Music Ministry will rehearse and lead the Parish choir and be responsible for all other aspects of the music program, including, but not limited to the 9:00 band, a monthy Taize service, quarterly Evensong, Holy Week services and Lessons and Carols.
Candidate should be proficient in playing organ, keyboard and piano, be knowledgable and experienced in choral conducting and should be familiar with Episcopal liturgy.
Interested candidates may obtain a full job description upon request.
Please send resume with cover letter to:
  • St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. Fifth Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174
  • Fax:  (630) 584-8633
Classified ad: Paid Section Leaders: Soprano and Alto Falls Church VA Lisa Billingham, %25 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000
Falls Church Presbyterian Church in Falls Church, VA seeks both a soprano and alto section leader for two calls per week Thursday evenings 7:30-9 pm and Sunday morning from 10am -12 pm. The FCPC Chancel Choir sings weekly and is active from September to mid-June. The successful candidate will have solo and ensemble experience singing choral literature of varying styles and have strong abilities to sight read and be a leader with fellow adult members of the Chancel Choir. Interested parties should contact Lisa Billingham at with a CV to be considered for an audition.
Classified ad: Baritone Section Leader - near Boston Rebecca Kenneally, %25 %b %2014 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000 Section Leader Wanted: Endicott College, Beverly, MA (45 min. north of Boston). Endicott Singers, (40-voice SATB ensemble) seeks baritone with good sight-reading skills and blending tone to assist with rehearsals and concerts in the 2014-2015 academic year. Monday evening rehearsals, 4-5 concerts/semester. Pay to be discussed. Best if you have your own car, but not essential. Please contact me if interested. Becca Kenneally (978) 232-2397 ]]>Classified ad: Washington DC Premier Pops Chorus Auditions Catherine Colosimo, %25 %b %2014 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000
Guest Nights and Open Auditions for The Alexandria Singers!
Come join the D.C. area’s premier pops chorus!

Limited spots, but openings in all voice parts!

2014 Fall Auditions will be held on Tuesdays, September 9th and 16th
When: We invite you to join us at our regular rehearsal time from 6:45-9:30 with auditions immediately following.
Where: Lincolnia Senior Center
4710 N. Chambliss Street, Alexandria, VA

New members will join us in time to start preparing for our Holiday show, where you could be a featured act! **Save the Dates: Dec 12 & 13!**
RSVP RE: visiting us or scheduling an audition time with Karen & Keith, Membership Co-VPs:
For more information, visit:
Calendar note:
This fb event referenced above is scheduled for the first of 2 audition nights, please feel free to "RSVP" there even if you intend to join us the following Tuesday. The Singers' facebook team will update the event after the first night of auditions to reflect the second date/time.
Thank you, all for your support! We're growing quickly, but still have spots available!!
Classified ad: Malmark Handbells needed Melissa Emerson, %25 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 are needing more bells, as the youth bell program has "exploded"!  I am looking to double the anything between G4 - G5, but will gladly purchase any extra bells or octaves anyone might have.  Prefer Malmark, as this is what we currently have.  Please send e-mail with bells you have to sell, pictures if possible, and a price:
Melissa Emerson
Director of Music Ministries
Calvary United Methodist Church
Nashville, TN
Classified ad: Assorted Choral Works Kerry Kuplic, %25 %b %2014 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 Choral Department at Dodge City Community College is selling the following works:
TITLE                                                      Number of Copies
Sunday Excursion                                            7
The Goliath Jazz                                            24
The Song of Christmas                                   31
The Christmas Tribute                                    25
Bethlehem: A Christmas Cantata                      19
Gospel Mass                                                  51
This is Noel: A Carol Cantata                            28
Fifteen Two-Part Anthems                              14
The Christmas Jazz                                         24
America Sings                                                 4
Choral Music of Today No. 1                             5
Stop You’re Killing Me!
                3 Conductor’s Scores
                8 Scripts books
                10 Choral books
                15 Vocal leads
There's no set price-just make an offer!  Some have never been used and all are in at least very good condition.
Classified ad: Paid TENOR & BARITONE/BASS positions available Randall Swanson, %25 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000
The Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet, Illinois seeks experienced choral singers to fill tenor and baritone/bass positions in its professional Choral Scholar ensemble.  Choral Scholars should have the training and ability to sing a wide range of choral repertoire with a warm vocal tone, and must have excellent sight-reading, musical, and interpersonal skills.  In addition, Choral Scholars must be able to commit to the ensemble's rehearsal and performance schedule, which generally consists of two choral calls per week: 1) a Thursday evening rehearsal, and 2) a Sunday morning rehearsal & liturgy; plus a few extra calls for concerts and large diocesan liturgical events throughout the choral season (mid-September through early-June).  Choral Scholars form the core of the Cathedral Choir, and members serve as section leaders in the larger ensemble.  Choral Scholars also sing as a stand-alone ensemble on occasion, and repertoire spans the centuries from Medieval chant and Renaissance polyphony to the finest sacred choral music of our own time.
A complete job description for Choral Scholars and the complete 2014–2015 choir schedule are available upon request.  
For more information on the Cathedral and its music program, please visit us online at 
The Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus is located less than 40 minutes from downtown Chicago, and the stipend-per-call for Choral Scholars is highly competitive.  Additional stipended opportunities abound for Choral Scholars who also wish to serve as cantors for Cathedral masses, weddings, and funerals.  To schedule an audition, please contact Cathedral Director of Music Dr. Randall Swanson at or call 815.722.6653 x222.
We also have openings in all voice parts for exceptional volunteers.
Please feel free to forward this notice to any singers you think might be a good fit for us!
Announcement: New Spanish work for TTBB by Kurt Knecht from Colla Voce Music Chris Matthews, %25 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.
Setting the words of San Juan de la Cruz, Kurt Knecht has created a lush and compelling work for unaccompanied TTBB chorus.  Careful attention to voice leading will make for a successful performance and makes this title ideal for your men's choir or male section.  View the score today, as well as many other settings for men's voices at
Featured photo: Music on the Hill Summer Chorus concludes a July 31st performance of Mendelssohn's "Elijah" with applause for pianists Kevin Koai (right) and David H. Connell, Artistic Director and arranger of a two-piano orchestration of the oratorio. Carol Bogard, %17 %b %2014 %06:%Aug:%th 6AugGMT+0000 ad: Choral Conducting Fellow Jean Player, %25 %b %2014 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000
Chorus pro Musica, in Boston, MA, seeks a Conducting Fellow for the 2014-2015 season.
  • Sing as a regular member of CpM, participating in all rehearsals & performances. Chorus pro Musica rehearses on Monday nights, 7:30-10:00pm, at Old South Church in Copley Square, Boston, with additional rehearsals for concert weeks as scheduled; we have a Tuesday night rehearsal when Monday is a holiday.
  • Conduct rehearsals, sectionals, and warm ups as assigned.
  • Take & distribute rehearsal notes when Section Leaders are absent.
In addition, the Conducting Intern may attend Auditions, Executive Committee Meetings, and Board Meetings.
  • A Masters of Music degree in choral conducting.
  • Interpersonal and Leadership skills
  • Excellent piano skills
The Conducting Fellow will be paid a stipend of $1,000 for the season, September 2014 – June 2015.
To Apply
E-mail a CV, cover letter, and contact information for 2 references by September 2 to Jamie Kirsch, Music Director:
Classified ad: Looking for Cassocks and Surplices Kevin Lindsay, %25 %b %2014 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000 am looking for 15-20 Cassocks and Surplices for our junior singers program.   Cassocks would be sized for 8 years to 13 year sizes.   Our adult choir went back to Cassock/Surplices but not enough money to keep going a few years back.   Now we have some funds , though not enough for brand-new, and would love to get the kids matching the Adults for our combined services.  
Thanks Choral-net community  
Kevin G. Lindsay
Announcement: Performing Saint-Saëns, Poulenc, Respighi? Lee G. Barrow, %25 %b %2014 %12:%Aug:%th 12AugGMT+0000 is pleased to announce the third installment of its choral monograph series, Camille Saint-Saëns, Christmas Oratorio. This monograph attempts to bring into one publication as much practical information as possible about the work including background, analysis, a discography, suggested program notes, information about editions, and numerous relevant quotations from the composer collected from a wide variety of sources. It will assist conductors and musicians who are learning and performing the Oratorio in getting to know the man and the music and help them in developing an authentic interpretation of this approachable and often-performed work.
It is available now from CreateSpace (an Amazon company) and will soon be avaiable at Amazon and other retailers:
Previous choral monographs include Francis Poulenc's Gloria, with extensive errata lists:
and Respighi's Laud to the Nativity:
Forum message: Gene Puerling's arrangement of Tom Wait's "A Foreign Affair" Tom Feledy, %25 %b %2014 %02:%Aug:%th 2AugGMT+0000
I first heard this Gene Puerling arrangement on Manhattan Transfer's 1979 Extensions album and again on their 1992 Anthology CD's. Gene Puerling's "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square," is also on these albums, and that is available here: and here:
But as far as I know, "A Foreign Affair" has never been published. Listen to Tom Waits, who wrote the song, sing it: . Then hear what Gene Puerling had Manhattan Transfer do with it:
Does anyone know how I might get my hands on this elusive Gene Puerling arrangement?
Borrowing request: Looking to borrow Brahms' Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen Timm Adams, %25 %b %2014 %02:%Aug:%th 2AugGMT+0000 Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen ("How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place")
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Brahms, from Deutsche Requiem, preferably Schirmer edition
Starting: Now
For: now through mid-November
Copies: 45
Willing to rent: Yes
Hi, Colleagues,
Would like to borrow (or rent) 45 copies of the German version of "How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place" for Chicago Chamber Choir's fall concert series. Series closes Nov. 2nd.
Thank you!
Timm Adams
Artistic Director
Chicago Chamber Choir
(312) 420-2886
Announcement: Like as the Wave (SAB, piano) by Michael A. Gray Michael A. Gray, %25 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000
Like as the Wave (SAB, piano) is the latest addition to the “Book of Sonnets.” 
The immortality of Shakespeare’s beloved sonnet is set to simple, noble lines over a hypnotic ostinato.
It’s newly published on-line where it is available as a free download at
Announcement: Two New Christmas Pieces, SATB, a cappella Michael Sandvik, %25 %b %2014 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000 new Christmas pieces, "Prayer And Answer" and "Our Lamb Is Born" are available at my website, (also available from sheetmusicplus).
All pieces are on sale, 25% off the listed price, through September 21, 2014 as part of the website launch sale.
Prayer And Answer:
Our Lamb Is Born:
God Bless,
Michael Sandvik
Classified ad: Pianist for girls training chorus - Part time Kaneez Munjee, %24 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000
Pianist Needed
for the Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco (YWCP)
The Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco, Susan McMane, Artistic Director, seeks a piano accompanist for its training chorus, Prelude.
The Young Women’s Choral Projects (YWCP) of San Francisco is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of young women through exceptional artistry in choral performance and bring the expressive power of their music to the community, the nation, and the world.
Prelude Chorus is beginning in the Fall of 2014 for girls in 2nd through 7th grade who have no previous music training. The organization has two other ensembles, Allegro Chorus, an intermediate group, and the Young Women's Chorus of San Francisco, a challenging, advanced young women's chorus.
• Regular accompanist for Prelude, a training chorus of YWCP
• Accompany rehearsals on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons, 4:00-5:30pm in San Francisco    
• Accompany up to 2 concerts in the Bay Area during the 2014-2015 season (September – May)
• Love of children and helping them discover the joys of music
• Ability to read 2-part treble music in open score
• Ability to play medium to difficult accompaniments
• Rehearsal and performance accompanying experience needed
• Ability and desire to help with music theory in break-out groups during rehearsals
• Kodály training a plus
START DATE: Sunday, September 7, 2014
SALARY:  Rehearsals $40/hour, Performances $150 each
HOW TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resumé to
Please put Prelude Pianist Position in the subject of the email.
Classified ad: Young Women's Choral Projects is Auditioning for 2nd-12th grades Kaneez Munjee, %24 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000 ]]>Forum message: Advice/Tips for a Brand New Choral Teacher (Junior/Senior High) Katie-Anne Papizzo, %24 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000 there,
I am a brand new teacher just about to begin my first year as a choral teacher for Junior/Senior High (Grades 7-12). I will be directing 9 different choirs throughout the school year.  I have already selected all of the repertoire I would like to attempt with the choirs (mostly 2 and 3 part) but I am looking for some tips and advice from experienced choral directors on what you have found to work well in regards to long-term planning, grading, assignments, and structuring rehearsals.  My goal is to teach all of the students solfege, and I hope to spend a portion of each rehearsal on developing their sight-reading skills.  I am also hoping to try to include a choral journal as an assessment tool for the junior choirs (grade 7/8) in which they will be required to reflect on rehearsals/repertoire and individual goals/challenges/successes faced throughout the semester.
I am looking for some ideas for fun assignments, tips for staying organized with SO many choirs, and any general comments or tips you might have for me as a new choral teacher!  Thank you in advance for your time and for your feedback!
Classified ad: MARYLAND CHORAL SOCIETY Announces Fall Auditions Stephen Caracciolo, %24 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000
The Maryland Choral Society announces Fall auditions for experienced volunteer choral music enthusiasts living in the Metro DC region. Choral singing is alive and well in the United States, and the Washington, DC region has been for quite some time a thriving community for choral singers. Those of us who live and work here cannot get enough of this authentic and beautiful art form, and many in the Society have found deep fulfillment learning, rehearsing, and performing with the Maryland Choral Society.
Please take a moment to review our incredible 2014-15 season of concert literature, learn more about the Choral Society's new Artistic Director, Dr Stephen Caracciolo, our rehearsal times, and our membership and auditions process. Contact Dr. Stephen Caracciolo at for information and an audition time, and start a new musical adventure with talented, dedicated, and light-hearted friends! All voice types are welcome. LISTEN TO MCS
2014 - 15 CONCERT SEASON                     ABOUT THE SOCIETY AND ITS HISTORY                                                                                                                                
Mass in G - Schubert
Magnificat in G Minor - Vivaldi
How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps - Caracciolo
Requiem - Rutter
  and more ...
Contact us soon,
Friends of the Maryland Choral Society
Classified ad: Seeking Vocal Coach for Performing Arts School Sandy Gonzalez, %24 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000 seeking a vocal coach, with knowledge and experience with vocal technique. Pop-sensibility is a PLUS! This position is a Maternity cover for our current vocal coach with the possibility of an ongoing extension. 

We are an established Performing Arts Studio ( that for several years has been working with beginners and even young Broadway professionals. We offer private and group classes for those interested in Music, Voice, Dance, Theater, and Musical Theater. We are currently looking for an instructional vocal cover who can teach private voice and beginner piano for our current and growing list of students. You must be:

- A proficient pianist (should have decent sight reading skills - read chord progressions, etc. - with the capability to learn basic sheet music thoroughly). 
- A general knowledge of show tunes and popular artists/music would be beneficial.
- Be able to explain technique, and basic theory. 
- MUST be good with kids. (Elementary through High School ages)

Base salary starts at $35.00 an hour ($17.50 per each 1/2 hr. lesson). You will be covering approximately 30-35 students per week, starting in Sep 2014 - Dec 2014. There may be opportunities to maintain and expand your schedule after the maternity leave is over. 

Kindly respond to this post with any questions, or to set up an interview. 

THANKS ! ]]>
Classified ad: Minister of Music Jeffrey Smith, %24 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000
Full Time Minister of Music position
for vibrant, dynamic faith community
Applicant must administer and develop the music program including :
            Play the organ for church services (Sunday and extra holiday services)
Choir Director
            Direct and develop adult choir
                        (a) Rehearse & accompany adult choir one week night for 1 1/2 hours and
                              Sunday morning for 1/2 hour before worship
                        (b) Introduce new music and built up a repertoire of choir music
                              appropriate to liturgical seasons
                        (c) Attract new choir members
            Work closely with Pastor to plan music for worship that includes a variety of
              musical genres
            Develop children's choir
Oversee musical facilities, instruments, and library
            Maintain the organ and notify the proper sources if repairs are needed.
            Maintain music library (arranged and stored in categorized system and recorded in computer)
Promote and arrange musical events
            Guest artists (local and visitors)
            Concerts in church
Applicant should be proficient in organ/keyboard skills and choral direction, have a knowledge of Reformed theology, liturgy and tradition, and is encouraged to become involved in the local music and arts community.
Salary commensurate with experience (based on AGO guidelines).
Please include a cover letter and resume and mail to:
St. Thomas Reformed Church
            P.O. Box 301769
            St. Thomas, VI  00803
or email
Announcement: THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD, Christopher Smart/James Johnson James Johnson, %24 %b %2014 %12:%Aug:%th 12AugGMT+0000 title: THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST by the eccentric English poet Christopher Smart (1722-1771);
SSAATTBB, 2:20, in an animated homophonic style, only moderately difficult.
Smart's Latin poem Jubilate Agno was used in English translation as the text of Britten's magnificent motet Rejoice in the Lamb, which contains
the famous passage beginning "For I will consider my cat Jeoffry." 
All my works are written in Sibelius, so professional scores in PDF or hard copy are available, as well as mp3 demos of the Sibelius files (choral parts only "ooo"s).
Please have a look at some of my other titles here on my ChoralNet page, and at my site:, or email me for a complete list.
James Johnson
Williams BA '64, Yale DMA '78, organist in Adolphus Busch Hall at Harvard 1971-1991,
ASCAP, AGO, Mensa, Who's Who in America,
Forum message: Shelves for choral folders in classroom Ethan Nash, %24 %b %2014 %11:%Aug:%th 11AugGMT+0000 morning,
The shelves that have long held our choral folders in my classroom are beginning to wear out their welcome.  Does anyone have a recommendation for a good shelving unit to store/display choral folders?
Classified ad: Auditions for PA Academy of Performing Arts Choirs Kate Mikijanic, %24 %b %2014 %04:%Aug:%th 4AugGMT+0000 PA Academy of Performing Arts' 40 voice mixed choir, Concordia, is holding auditions! Our 2014-2015 performance year is Magic, Myths and Mysteries, our first concert series of which will center on Songs of Mary (December 2014).
Wednesday, August 27th from 7-10pm (by appointment)
Paoli United Methodist Church
Auditions will consist of vocal exercises to assess vocal range, tonal memory, and sight singing skills. Singers are also asked to perform "America the Beautiful" in the key of B-flat major a cappella. No additional pieces need to be prepared for the audition.
For more information or to sign up for an audition appointment, please email
Forum message: high school homeschool choral workshop leelynn ramseyer, %24 %b %2014 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000 direct a homeschool Teen Chorale - this year we will have 50 teens. I am planning a 1-day workshop for the kids to get them excited about Chorale as well as cover some things we never "get to" during our 1 1/2 hour rehearsal each Friday. I would love some thoughts on FUN activities that will also teach good diction/breathing/ear training, etc. I already have planned for some Jewish Folk Dancing (after our lunch, to keep us awake); working separately on vocal technique with boys/girls; starting on one of the songs we will learn this year during Chorale. Want to teach some basic theory - but don't want to get them bogged down with worksheets. Any thoughts would be appreciated. We will meet 10:00-3:00, with pizza and dancing in the middle.
Forum message: FIVE Young Adults - almost teenagers - beginners w/ Learning Disabilities Kirsten Leslie, %24 %b %2014 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000 am teaching a class starting next week with FIVE (ONLY!) young students (the roster just changed again!) - majority are complete beginning singers.  Some of you have already given me some awesome suggestions, but I thought I would post again, since now, I have more details.  There are two boys and three ladies.  They are all about 14 and 15 years of age.  I taught this same class last year - different students - but the same sort of deal, and it was difficult!  The most challenging part of teaching the class was that they all have learning differences - not severe - but it's very difficult for them to focus for 50 to 80 minutes!  Perhaps you might have some exercises that you do from the very beginning of your class to grab their attention? Can you share those with me?  Can you share anything else?  Basically, I want to be the best that I can be for THEM, so that they have a whole new world opened up.  These are kids who have had lots of troubles in other schools, because of their disabilities and homelives.  This is a special school - just for them.  :-)  Perhaps you have thoughts on curriculum?  I can basically do whatever I want!  The class is cited as VOICE CLASS, and the head of the school is okay with whatever I want to do.  Keep in mind - these are BEGINNERS for the most part.  I want to inspire them to SING and to explore the world of GOOD music!
THANK YOU for anything you might contribute!
Classified ad: Paid Church Singers Wanted, Central Arkansas Preston Sweeden, %23 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%rd 22AugGMT+0000 United Methodist Church of Morrilton, Arkansas seeks sopranos, tenors, and basses (or baritone) for paid singer positions. Additional opportunities as soloist, conductor, section leader, and handbell ringer will be available for those with interest but will not be a requirement of the position.
We offer excellent pay and a good church music experience. We sing a variety of quality a cappella and accompanied literature. We are just off Interstate 40, fifty minutes from Little Rock, twenty minutes from Conway, and thirty minutes from Russellville.
Applicants must be strong choral singers and competent sight readers. Please contact the music director, Preston Sweeden, for further information and/or an audition/interview appointment at 501-652-1037
To hear/view the choir, go to  ]]>
Classified ad: Messiah in Texoma Joshua Nannestad, %23 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%rd 22AugGMT+0000 Symphonic Choir of Southeastern Oklahoma State University consists of music majors, student non-majors, and community members. We welcome any interested singer to join our first rehearsal on Monday, August 25th at 6 PM. We will rehearse each Monday at that time, excepting Labor Day, preparing for  SOSU's annual Candlelighting, the oldest tradition on campus.
This year's program will feature Handel's Messiah, Part One, with orchestral accompaniment. Also on the December 8 program are carols by Alfred Burt and Abbie Burt Betinis. 
Southeastern is in Durant, OK, just up route 75 from the Dallas metroplex. For further details, please contact conductor Dr. Joshua Nannestad at
Announcement: “Do You Hear What I Hear?” SATB a cappella Ken Malucelli, %23 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%rd 21AugGMT+0000 Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers’ SATB a cappella arrangement of “Do You Hear What I Hear?” is now available for your more advanced choirs.  Each verse is a solo for separate voice section, progressing from B to A to S to T, with the three non-solo sections singing accompaniment in semi-canon; each verse is up a whole step from the last, and there are a few harmonic surprises thrown in, here and there, as well as a gospel-tinged coda with off-beat tambourine strikes for the Bass section.


Hear a solo quartet version of the piece:  track 12 


To view excerpts from the full score (8 pages), you may e-mail me directly: Ken(at)


Thanks much for your consideration and have fun filling out your holiday programs.




Classified ad: Tulsa Children's Chorus Auditions - Saturday, August 30th! Erik Collins, %23 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%rd 18AugGMT+0000
For more information, please visit the Tulsa Children's Chorus website!
Forum message: Ensemble requirements in college/universitites Janet Galvan, %23 %b %2014 %16:%Aug:%rd 16AugGMT+0000 our NASM review comes up, I am curious as to ensemble requirements in college/universities.  Would college/university people let me know?  I know that many of you have a requirement of students having to be enrolled in an ensemble every semester of residence or 8 semesters.  If that is your requirement, please let me know.  But I also want to know what is considered an ensemble - for example, some schools allow participation in the opera to count as an ensemble. If your students are not required to be in an ensemble every year, I would also like to know about that.  THANK YOU in advance for your responses.  I would be deeply appreciative if you would take the time to respond.  
If your ensemble requirements have been cut back, I would also like to know what effect it has had on your choral program.
Again, thank you.  You may post replies or send them to me privately if you prefer to my email address:  galvanj(a)
Classified ad: Part-time Piano Accompanist Needed!@ Joshua McCrary, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%rd 15AugGMT+0000 Iredell Choral Society, a non-profit community choir in Statesville, NC is looking for a part time piano accompanist to play for our rehearsals and concerts. Rehearsals take place once per week. Please contact Joshua McCrary at 704-903-6625 or 704-380-0548 for more information! ]]>Classified ad: MEN'S CHORUS APOLLO CLUB OF BOSTON INVITES NEW SINGERS John Meurling, %23 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%rd 14AugGMT+0000 Apollo Club of Boston, founded 1871 and the second oldest independent men's chorus in the United States, invites new singers to join us for our 144th season. We are Boston area professional and business men who are amateur singers under the direction of a professional conductor and accompanied by a professional pianist. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00 pm. We welcome all men who love to sing, can carry a tune and enjoy the fellowship of a men's club. More information at ]]>Announcement: What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, August 24, 2014 Robert Kennedy, %23 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%rd 14AugGMT+0000
In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify for you to enjoy: GSM - August 24, 2014
Don't forget that we have more choral and organ music programmed on Sunday
evenings beginning at 10 p.m. eastern.
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
Morten Lauridsen: Ubi caritas et amor
Polyphony, Stephen Layton
Sir Robert Grant: O worship the King
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, John Scott
Christopher Dearnley, organ
Dr. Gerre Hancock: Improvisation on the hymn tune "St. Denio"
Gerre Hancock, organ
Aeolian-Skinner/Adams Organ of St. Thomas' Church, New York
"Ubi caritas et amor" (where charity and love are) is part of the text to the Antiphon sung
on Maundy Thursday during the Washing of the Feet ceremony. The entire text may be
found here:
The combination of a great hymn, a great choir and organist together with ten seconds of
reverberation is a combination hard to beat. The late Dr. Hancock (1934-2012) was renowned
for his improvisations. I suspect that one of his teachers, Nadia Boulanger, had something to do with this. 
Anonymous: Pange lingua, Crux fidelis
Randall Thompson: Ye shall have a song~The Peaceable Kingdom
Atlanta Sacred Chorale, Eric Nelson
Max Reger: Romanze in A minor
Martin Welzel, organ
Johannes Klais Organ, Trier Cathedral
Chanticleer sings two ancient hymns of the church. This professional men's
ensemble is based in San Francisco. Randall Thompson wrote "Ye shall have a song" in
1936. It takes its text from the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 30, verse 29. The 100 rank Klais
organ in Trier Cathedral is a magnificent instrument. More about it here:
George Frideric Handel: Chandos Anthem No. 03, "Have mercy upon me" (Psalm 51)
The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra, Harry Christophers
Lynne Dawson, soprano; Ian Partridge, tenor
Thank goodness that the Duke of Chandos had the good sense to hire Handel to be his
musician in residence at Cannons, his stately home. The resulting collaboration produced
these eleven compositions which we know as the Chandos anthems. They date from 1717-1719.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 46, "Schauet doch und sehet"
Holland Boys' Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium, Pieter Jan Leusink
Ruth Holton, soprano; Sytse Buwalde, alto;
Knut Schoch, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass
Simon Crouch's commentary explained why I thought I had heard the opening chorus
somewhere else. Bach recycled it for the "Qui tollis" movement of the B minor mass.
Francis Pott: Mass for Eight Parts (2011)
Commotio, Matthew Berry
Grace Davidson, soprano
British composer Francis Pott (1957-) captures the ethereal quality of the great renaissance
masses in this exquisite setting of the Mass texts. The eight voice parts weave together producing
a rich vocal tapestry.
Giacomo Carissimi: Historia di Jephte
The Bach Sinfonia, Daniel Abraham
Jennifer Ellis Kampani, soprano; Barbara Hollinshead, alto;
Tony Boutte, tenor; Sumner Thompson, baritone
Carissimi (1605-1674) was one of the first composers of the choral form known as the oratorio. Think
of the oratorio as an opera presented as a concert without the acting and sets and you will get the idea.
You can see a list of Signor Carissimi's oratorios here:
W.A. Mozart: Solemn Vespers of the Confessor, K. 339
Gachinger Kantorei & Bach Collegium Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling
Donna Brown, soprano; Claudia Schubert, alto;
Marcus Ullman, tenor; Klaus Hager, bass

The fifth movement - Laudate Dominum - is perhaps the most familiar movement of this setting of the Vespers
written for use in Salzburg Cathedral in 1779. But the fourth movement caught my attention. The fugue sound
s like some of the writing in the great unfinished Requiem in D minor. What do you think?
Announcement: Conductor Donald Teeters dies at 77 Robert Kennedy, %23 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%rd 14AugGMT+0000
RIP, Don.
Classified ad: College/Community Men's and Women's Choirs in the North Woods Russell Thorngate, %23 %b %2014 %06:%Aug:%rd 6AugGMT+0000
  The Lumberjack Chorus and the Accidentals Women's Chorus invite singers to consider joining us as we begin our new season. The Lumberjacks will rehearse on Wednesday mornings at 7:00-8:15 AM in the Alvord Theatre, Northland College, beginning September 3rd. The Accidentals will rehearse on Thursday evenings at 5:30-7:00 PM in Wheeler Hall room 111, Northland College, beginning on September 11. Potential members need not be at the first rehearsal, but may join at any time. There is no cost.
     Both groups sing a wide variety of music, secular and sacred, accompanied and a cappella. While each group occasionally performs separately, they also perform on concerts with Northland College's other choirs, and sometimes combine together for a large choir to perform with the Chequamegon Symphony Orchestra. The Lumberjack Chorus is all male, and the Accidentals are all female. Both were established over a decade ago at Northland College as community and college collaborations. They have typically been over 80% community members. There is no age limit. For more information, contact Dr. Russell Thorngate, Director of Choral Activities, at . If you are interested, send Dr. Thorngate an email indicating this, or simply show up at the rehearsal site a bit before the beginning time. 
Concert: CARMINA SLOVENICA in BASEL at Theaterfestival sabina sneider, %23 %b %2014 %06:%Aug:%rd 6AugGMT+0000 Basel, 27. and 28.8.2014
Announcement: [Reopening Registration] The 2nd ITB International Choir Comepetition, February 2015 : An Invitation Rolamjaya Hotmartua, %23 %b %2014 %04:%Aug:%rd 4AugGMT+0000
Armed with the desire to create a place for choirs to compete with choirs all around the world in Indonesia, PSM-ITB successfully held the 1st ITB International Choir Competition on 2010. Now, we have the urge to introduce and promote Indonesian culture and to make friends and strengthen our friendship with choirs outside Indonesia. Thus, along with FPS XXIV ITB 2015, we created the 2nd ITB International Choir Competition 2015.
                                                                                                 The 2nd ITB International Choir Competition
                                                                                           ITB Campus, Bandung-Indonesia. February 3rd-February 7th
PSM-ITB as the organizing committee hoped that the FPS XXIV 2015 and 2nd IICC 2015 serves not just as a place to compete, but a place to learn, enjoy the festivity, have fun, and make friends with other choirs. This event can also be the place to expand our knowledge about the different cultures in Indonesia and around the globe.
Board of Artistic Director
  1. Budi Utomo Prabowo (Indonesia)
  2. Jonathan Velasco (Philippines)
  3. Stephen Leek (Australia)
Festival Paduan Suara XXIV ITB 2015
Institut Teknologi Bandung
Jalan Ganesa 10 Bandung 40132
Classified ad: Wenger Travel Master Acoustical Choral Shell Dave Shaleen, %23 %b %2014 %02:%Aug:%rd 2AugGMT+0000 have a used but very nice and functional 5 panel 4 filler L535 choral shell for $3985.00 or best offer (which sells on the Wenger website for $7709.00). I have all the panels, fillers, and legs that hold everything up. It looks pretty majestic when it is it is all set up. We have used it one time since I bought it (used) and a few times at a choral competition where we transported it to help the projection of the competing choirs. The panels look great all set up. They are in very good shape although there are some marks and small little cracks in some of the panels. They definitely work as they were designed to do - they pop out the sound and definitely make the audience better able to distinguish your words. They are currently near Chicago, IL in my garage safely stored. Please call Dave at 815-814-4792. I can't imagine shipping these - if you live around Chicago I could deliver them for a gas delivery fee.
Forum message: Permission to Video John Metz, %22 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%nd 22AugGMT+0000 a nutshell here's my situation: I've just completed a sizable piece for chorus and piano, and it's based on a set of very clever sci-fi poems. In order to use the text I first received a contract and permission from a very small mom-and-pop republishing firm which owns the rights. I have approached them now about a) making a video of the composition to be used as a tool for advertising the piece and for possible distribution within the musical and the scientific community, and b) eventually assigning the rights to my work to someone else once I am deceased. (I'm 70 and not in good health, which makes one think about such things!) Now, it looks to me as if my contract more or less addresses both issues, but, though I seem to have an amicable relationship with this small company, they have become  goosy now that I have raised performance rights questions.  I'm not so much looking for a definitive answer from those who may read this message, as much as I am hoping for a referral to someone with legal expertise in the area of intellectual property and performance rights.  ]]>Classified ad: Choral Sheeet Music Collection Taylor Ford, %22 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%nd 21AugGMT+0000 have a collection of various pieces of choral sheet music both popular and classical. I am selling this music at half the list price or less for each piece. This is a good way for school music directors and church choir directors to obtain sample copies and increase your music library while spending within your reduced annual budget. If you would like to see my Excel spreadsheet with the full details of each piece of music, let me know and I will email the list to you. ]]>Classified ad: Seraphim Vocal Ensemble Tiffany Warren, %22 %b %2014 %20:%Aug:%nd 20AugGMT+0000 Audition date has been extended.
We are looking for voices to add to our ensemble. Especially altos and tenors. The audition is open to all voices.

What we're looking for:
*Nice timbre
*Good sight reading
*Available Monday evenings
*Trained musicians
*Familiar with Polyphony

Our rehearsals are in Manhattan Beach, so please live close to the area or know that you can easily travel the distance for rehearsals.
Please click link below for audition details.

Thank you.

Seraphim Vocal Ensemble]]>Announcement: National Memorial Day Concert Series 2015 Bill Bergeman, %22 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%nd 21AugGMT+0000 Memorial Day Concert Series
in Washington, D.C.

Washington National Mall
May 23 – 25, 2015

Music Celebrations International is pleased to present the second-annual National Memorial Day Concert Series. This exclusive performance series will be one of the many musical events taking place in 2015 in Washington, D.C. as a Musical Celebration of Peace, designed to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II, and the 150th Anniversary of the End of the Civil War. 

Come experience our nation's capital by participating in the National Memorial Day Concert Series. There is no greater place and time to honor America's veterans.
For more information, visit the event website.
Announcement: Windy City Choral Festival 2015 Bill Bergeman, %22 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%nd 21AugGMT+0000

The Windy City Choral Festival will take place April 9-12, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

Mixed (SATB) choirs will join together to sing in one of the world’s great concert halls – Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

World-renowned choral conductor and composer Z. Randall Stroope will serve as Artistic Director. Dr. Stroope will offer optional one-on-one workshops with participating choirs during the festival for choirs that extend their stay in Chicago by arriving on April 8.

Concert and tour production will be provided by Music Celebrations International.

For more information, visit the festival website.


Classified ad: Experienced accompanist available Laurie Walle, %22 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%nd 18AugGMT+0000 and vocal accompanying/coaching. ]]>Borrowing request: Looking to borrow string/piano scores for "In Windsor Forest" Kiersten Honaker, %22 %b %2014 %16:%Aug:%nd 16AugGMT+0000 String/piano score and parts for "In Windsor Forest"
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Vaughan Williams
Starting: mid-September
For: mid-November
Copies: unknown
Willing to rent: Yes
I'm wondering if anyone has the string/piano score and parts for Vaughan Williams' "In Windsor Forest" that they might be willing to loan me. I know this is available via OUP, but it might not be an option for me to go this way, for reasons that are too long to detail here. It might be possible, but in case not, I thought I'd seek out other options.
If you think you might be able to help, please let me know.
Classified ad: Bass sought for professional Schola Christopher Windle, %22 %b %2014 %13:%Aug:%nd 13AugGMT+0000
The Episcopal Church of the Atonement is seeking to appoint a bass or bass baritone in the 10 voice professional Schola. The Schola sings liturgical music spanning several centuries including Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, Viennese classical masses, Anglican cathedral music, and contemporary composers. The choir typically sings a polyphonic setting of the Mass Ordinary, Anglican chant, motets, anthems, and propers. 
The Schola also serves as the core of the 16 voice Atonement Choir which sings for all major feast days throughout the year.  This ensemble typically sings for high feast days and orchestral masses. Orchestral masses are sung 3-4 times a year.
The season begins October 1 and ends on Corpus Christi (mid-June).   The Schola rehearses Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. for the 11:00 a.m. solemn mass. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled occasionally throughout the year, but prior notice will be given.  Christmas Eve midnight mass and Holy week / Easter are required.
Excellent skill in sight reading and the ability to blend are of utmost importance. Extensive choral experience is desirable. 
The church is located in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North side of Chicago and is easily accessible by train and bus.   Please contact the choirmaster to arrange an audition. or (847) 345-2824.  
Announcement: MI Y'MALEIL (Hoffman, SATB) Arranged for Chamber Orchestra Stanley M. Hoffman, %22 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%nd 14AugGMT+0000 am pleased to announce the availability of my popular Chanukah piece, MI Y'MALEIL (SATB & piano) in a new arrangement I made for chamber orchestra just in time for holiday programming. This arrangement was made at the request of conductor Shulamit Hoffmann for performance by her ensemble Viva la Musica this coming December. The orchestration calls for flute, 2 oboes, B-flat clarinet, bassoon, horn in F, 2 B-flat trumpets, timpani, harp, and strings (4-4-3-2-1). Ordering information for the piano/choral score (ECS Publishing Catalog No. 6460), the full score (11x17 conductor's score, ECS Publishing Catalog No. 8155), and the orchestral parts (ECS Publishing Catalog No. 8156) appears below.
Thank you for your consideration.
Stanley M. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Chief Editor (and composer of MI Y'MALEIL)
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e-mail: smhoffman(a)
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Announcement: INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL BARCELONA 2015 Helmut Engel, %22 %b %2014 %13:%Aug:%nd 13AugGMT+0000


The Festival will take place at the beautiful concert hall PETIT PALAU of PALAU DE LA MUSICA.

Extra Open Air Concert at the concert stage of Poble Espanyol


The Festival Concert date is Friday evening, the 15th of May 2015.

Open Air Festival Concerts will take place on Saturday afternoon, the 16th of May 2015

We offer complete Travel packages / adjusting the length of your stay is possible

Registration is possible until the 1st of December 2014!


All kinds of choirs can join the Festival. It is a Festival, no contest.




If you will have any further questions, please let us know: / T 0049-151-70531420



Announcement: INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL LONDON 2015 Helmut Engel, %22 %b %2014 %13:%Aug:%nd 13AugGMT+0000

The International Choral Festival London 2014

The festival will take place at the beautiful Concert Hall of Royal College of Music London on Saturday, the 24th of October 2015.

We offer complete arrangements with choice between hotel or youth hostel.

It is a festival, no contest.

Nevertheless there will be awards for best conductor / best repertoire / best presentation / best soloist singer.

Extra concert at a Church in the City of London.

End of registration is the 1st of April 2015. 



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Classified ad: Children's Choir Seeks New Participants Cheryl Harder, %22 %b %2014 %03:%Aug:%nd 3AugGMT+0000

Vocal Training. Performing. Teamwork. Self-Confidence. Fun!

Join the Pacific Mennonite Children's Choir, who for more than 35 years have exemplified the best in choral tradition, discipline and dedication. PMCC continues to train and motivate children and youth to pursue musical excellence under the direction of Betty-Ann Vroom.

Auditions for interested singers aged 8-17 will be held on Tuesday September 9th from 4:30 – 6:00pm at the Aldergrove Fellowship Baptist Church at 28163 Swensson Ave. Regular rehearsals are from either 5:30-7:00pm or 6:30 – 8:30pm depending on age and experience.

To make arrangements to audition please email: or visit our website for details


Forum message: Populating Choral ensembles at all levels Adam Kluck, %21 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%st 22AugGMT+0000 colleagues, 
     As the new school year begins, I keep thinking about the past few years I've been teaching and especially the focus of many of today's discussions in education. It seems that the focus is always on getting the students through to graduation, whether it be high school or 2- and 4-year institutions. Even at a 4-year university -- where many students may be in a position to experience more new things, take different classes (like a choir) and try things out -- this mentality exists and causes problems for enrollment in the ensembles. At any university, you couldn't populate the choirs you have just with music majors and music grad students. But, as I've seen, the non-music majors and grad students that are in choir often have to drop it after a year or even a semester because they just have too many credits they had to take care of. Sometimes they come back after a semester off, sometimes they don't. Granted, the great directors can often overcome much of this when the students are driven to make it work, and that is a real goal that I have always had. This same thing happens at the high school level, and sometimes it is all one can do to keep even the really talented, high-achieving seniors in school for choir one last year because they all were able to graduate early. Or, they are younger students and they can't do it next year because they need to take so many classes just to stay on track to graduate. I completely understand that students need to graduate, but where does that leave us and the choral program we're trying to build and maintain? It goes without saying that we certainly can't make it with only music majors and graduate students in our ensembles. 
     I am extremely excited every year about bringing music to as many students as possible. I've taught at the high school, university, and now community college level, and I would love any feedback on your successes in navigating what is required of students today and convincing them that choir can and should fit into their lives. I suppose this boils down to recruitment, which may be what I'm getting at. I'm not talking about a solution like a zero-hour class, for example. How can I convince a college student that choir is worth their time and tuition, when they're already being saddled with so much debt just getting through a degree program? Or a high school student being pulled every direction in order to boost their college application? 
     These may be un-answerable, or perpetually up for debate, but I'm still relatively new to the field and seeking some wisdom. 
Sincerest thanks, 
Classified ad: Mendelssohn Glee Ckub Auditions Allan Needle, %22 %b %2014 %00:%Aug:%nd 0AugGMT+0000 Mendelssohn Glee Club based in New York City, founded in 1866,  and America's oldest independent men's chorus,  is welcoming tenors, baritones and basses to auditions for the Winter Concert of our 149th consecutive season. These informal auditions will be held starting Monday evering, September 8,2014 qnd continuing for the follwoing three weeks on the upper west side of Manhattan  Infomation cab be found on our website and by calling conductor Gene Wisoff at (212 ) 362-8550 ]]>Forum message: The first few minutes of rehearsal/class: what are your secrets to success? Stuart Rosenthal, %21 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%st 21AugGMT+0000 choral teachers - I am in awe of the way many of you run your class/rehearsal rooms. Can you share some tips on beginning class/rehearsal successfully? I teach both high school and middle school chorus and am looking for a new routine for getting things started. Here are some of the considerations swirling around in my head:
  • I think some degree of routine is helpful in terms of getting rehearsal/class started, so I'd like the major elements of the process to be familiar and predictable, but with enough built-in variety inside of that to keep everyone awake and on their toes.
  • One of the key objectives of the first few minutes is to transition everyone from the chaos of the outside world and socializing with friends to the focus required for ensemble work. This is not just an external process (getting them to move to their seats and stop talking) but internal as well. Some acting teachers and directors speak of wanting to help actors arriving for rehearsal to “wipe their feet at the door” - guiding and supporting them in the process of quelling or setting aside distracting thoughts and emotions from the outside world so that they can be truly present at rehearsal. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
  • I don't want singing to happen instantly, in that I believe that some physical warmups and activation of the breath need to happen before phonation. So, I feel that launching everyone into “Mee meh mah moh moo” warm-ups while everyone is still bouncing off the walls doesn't support the best singing habits.
  • In my rehearsals, I teach musical literacy as well as rehearse concert literature, so one idea I kind of like is that of the singers having some task to get started with as they arrive – maybe something involving theory or sightsinging/solfege or aural theory/listening. Does anyone do this, and, and if so, how do you get them working on this instead of just chatting?
  • I'm also thinking of having a basic outline of the plan for the class on the board as the students arrive. Does anyone do this? Appreciated by the singers, or too constricting for the teacher?
  • A few practical matters:
  • Attendance - it will need to be taken at some point during the first few minutes of class. How do you do yours? Ideas I've heard: assign seats and look for empty ones; keep folders in a rack and look for folders still in the rack after class starts; assign singers numbers and have them count off in order, noting where the silences are; assign section leaders or some other student leader to do it; put a bar code or QR code on their folders and have them scan in using a smart phone (provides an exact arrival time).
  • Handing in forms or homework - what if they have an assignment to hand in? How and where does that fit into the drill?
  • Announcements – I don't want things to start out with me talking at them about x, y and z as they slump lower and lower in their seats and tune out even before we've started, so I'm wondering where to put that kind of stuff into the overall rehearsal/class sequence.
All in all, I want to establish a routine that will become familiar and comfortable to the singers, but that will still keep them on their toes and be effective without being overly regimented and harsh. Any tips or experiences you could share would be much appreciated.
Borrowing request: Borrow/Rent Conrad Susa "Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest" Liz Virkler, %21 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%st 21AugGMT+0000 Choral Scores for "Carols and Lullabies"
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Conrad Susa
Starting: September 2014
For: 4 months
Copies: 40
Willing to rent: Yes
Announcement: Rome, June 2016 - Passion of Italy Choral Festival with Craig Hella Johnson Michael Clohesy, %21 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%st 22AugGMT+0000
KIconcerts: Passion of Italy 2016 with Craig Hella Johnson

Dear friends,

I am pleased to let you know that I have agreed to lead the 2016 Passion of Italy festival in Rome. After the great success of the festival in Barcelona I am eager to come together again with KI to create extraordinary shared singing experiences that build musical and personal connections.

I invite you to share the power of choral music in this city that resonates with so much of the music we love. I plan to shape a program that will be a diverse collection of pieces and one that will be well suited to the participating singers. It is always one of my favorite parts of this process-- shaping a program that fits the time, location and context and the various strengths and interests of the participating ensembles. I am thrilled about this opportunity and hope to have a chance to make music with you and your singers.

In addition to our work as a festival choir there will be opportunities for individual concerts, immersion in the great history of Rome, engaging sightseeing and the camaraderie unique to performing with peers in the greatest of venues.

You can choose to visit Florence as well as Venice so that you can visit three of the world’s greatest cities on the one tour.

I look forward to further dialogue with you as you consider this invitation.

Craig Hella Johnson

Contact KIconcerts for tour details

Classified ad: BASS and TENOR section leaders Joy Meade, %21 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%st 19AugGMT+0000 Presbyterian Church of Stone Mountain, GA is accepting auditions for talented singers to serve as leaders within our bass and tenor sections.  The position is approximately 42 weeks per year; from the end of August to the beginning of June.  Our regular choir schedule consists of a Wednesday night rehearsal and one Sunday morning service for which we offer $75 weekly ($37.50 per call) compensation.
For more information, or to schedule an audition, please contact the Director of Music:
Andrew Meade
Director of Music
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Stone Mountain, GA  30087
Classified ad: Early Music Alto Jay Lane, %21 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%st 18AugGMT+0000 Lucens, a 13-member early music choir, is searching for an alto to begin this fall.  We sing 16th-century unaccompanied music, and our singers are 4 sopranos, 3 altos (one space open), three tenors, and three basses.  We rehearse on Tuesdays at 7:00pm, and give two major concerts a year (winter and spring), each one twice.  All members are proficient sight-readers and are able to hold a line by themselves.  No solo is required for the audition--applicants will talk to the group and sing with us at a one-hour rehearsal.  For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact director Jay Lane at  ]]>Forum message: Too much air in singers' voices Rebeca Mode, %21 %b %2014 %16:%Aug:%st 16AugGMT+0000!
I started working at a school where the previous teacher was here for 17 years. Maybe because of the schedule changes, or maybe because of "fear of the new", my high school choir now consists of 3 girls. Which is fine, I told them we'd find stuff to sing and it'd almost be private voice lessons. But starting to work on the songs, one of them has a VERY small voice, and the other two have a lot of air in their voices, and they sing like pop singers do. I know with proper vocal technique that "hitting the right note" will get better, but right now I need suggestions of exercises and vocal warm ups that can help the two girls get rid of the air in the voice (not thinking of it as a possibility of nodes), and how I can get more sound of the third girl. Help please? Thank you!!
Also, any suggestions on songs for 2 or 3 female voices? I keep looking online but there are very few options (especially for christian songs - it's a christian school), and the girls are not thaaaat comfortable of singing in 3 voices yet, especially if it's more than thirds or fourths apart. I found 2 songs here that we've been working on, but they're almost done with them...
Announcement: 2016 Young Prague Festival Marie Fox, %21 %b %2014 %17:%Aug:%st 17AugGMT+0000
Prague, Czech Republic
March 23-27, 2016

An international panel of directors adjudicate this Festival for youth choirs, bands and orchestras in its thirteenth year. Over one thousand participants travel to Prague from around the world to perform in venues such as St. Nicholas’ Church and the National House. Enjoy a culturally rich and educational experience while you meet and perform with youth ensembles from around the globe.

Classified ad: Choir Director Marsha Rinke, %21 %b %2014 %16:%Aug:%st 16AugGMT+0000
Historic downtown First Congregational Church of Chelsea, United Church of Christ, is seeking an upper level voice student or recent graduate interested in gaining experience directing a small volunteer SAB adult choir (approx. 9 singers). The candidate should have successfully completed a university course in choral conducting. Responsibilities include leading choir rehearsal on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. and directing the choir on Sunday mornings 9-11 a.m. (rehearsal 9-10; worship at 10 a.m.). This person will work with the Music Minister, who has primary responsibility for the music program and who plays the organ and piano. Our worship style is open, welcoming and yet traditional, following Protestant lectionary and liturgy. Our congregation appreciates quality music literature. Pay is $100 per week and the position is available beginning September, 2014. 
Forum message: New Charter School (6th,7th,8th) With Developing Music Department Eric Camarillo, %21 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%st 15AugGMT+0000 to all,
I am hired at a brand new charter school in the San Antonio area and our admin allowed us to develop a new music deparment. I've talked to the parents of the students the past couple of weeks and have noticed that we have a lot of students requesting a choir deparment (honestly, more than instruments). The head of the school and I have agreed that I will be teaching choir for the 2014-2015 year. This will be a new experience for me since I have never taught choir (graduated with a BM in Music Education with heavy emphasis on band, and have had experience with vocals in a university setting). I am excited about this opportunity, unfortunately, we do not have a choir/band hall, and no equipment (i.e risers, music stands, sheet music/method books. We do have a sound system but that's all). I was wondering, what are some suggestive warm-ups, and sheet music can I start off with my beginning vocalists? Thanks in advance.
Eric C
Classified ad: Bass section leader - Christ Church Cathedral Joshua Slater, %21 %b %2014 %16:%Aug:%st 16AugGMT+0000
Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Hartford, CT, seeks a
regular bass or bass-baritone section leader.  Wednesday rehearsal, Sunday
service; average $65/call; high-quality Anglican church music. Strong
sight-reading and rhythm desired.
Classified ad: Volunteer SATB Singers Welcome (Upper East Side Manhattan) Larry Long, %21 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%st 15AugGMT+0000 Church of the Epiphany (an Episcopal church, 1393 York Ave. at East 74th Street, Manhattan) welcomes volunteers of all voice-parts in its adult choir. There are four professional section leaders in addition to our volunteers.
Weekly rehearsals are Thursday evenings, 6:45-8:15pm. The Holy Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday at 11am, with a 10am warm-up rehearsal prior to the service. Rehearsals begin Thursday, September 11, 2014.
We sing many styles of music from Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets, Bach, through 20th century music including Gospel and spirituals, and works by living composers. Check out the Service Music Schedule and listen to recordings on the Music Ministry page of the parish website.
Please contact Larry J. Long, Organist & Choirmaster, via the parish website for more information. ]]>
Forum message: Music from Spain Lori Maves, %21 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%st 14AugGMT+0000 will be having a foreign exchange student from Spain in my choir this year.  I would love to surprise her with some music from her home.  Do you have any favorite songs from Spain.  Preferrably folk songs, or, a pop song that would be fun for the choir to learn..... Links to performances would be appreciated.  Please include composer if possible.
Classified ad: Mishawum Choral Society Accepting New Members Starting Sept 2nd! Chris Ferguson, %21 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%st 14AugGMT+0000 Mishawum Choral Society is starting its new Fall season on September 2nd and is looking for new members!

The Mishawum Choral Society is a community chorus for experienced singers with a love of choral music who wish to rehearse and sing in our concerts. We give you the pleasure of enjoying fine music and knowing you are a part of a musical community - a team that enriches the life of all of us. We currently have about 50 members. We feature a variety of music from popular to classical. Our selections are fun and challenging for singers and entertaining and rewarding for audiences.

Open rehearsals for potential new members are held in September and January at the beginning of the rehearsal seasons. No formal auditions are held, but we do expect new members to be experienced in four part choral singing, and to have some ability to read along with sheet music. We are always concerned with maintaining a good balance of voices, and we cannot promise to accept all applicants.

Rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening at the Woburn High School off Montvale Avenue from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Parking is available at the school. Concerts are scheduled in December and May and several other events may be held. ]]>
Classified ad: Soprano and Tenor Section Leader Joshua Stafford, %21 %b %2014 %12:%Aug:%st 12AugGMT+0000
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is seeking Soprano and Tenor section leaders for its semi-professional Parish Choir. St. Peter’s has a long-standing tradition of choral excellence, and repertoire is mainly in the Anglican choral tradition. Rehearsals are Thursday evening, 7-9; Sunday call is 10am for an 11:15 Eucharist (Matins on 4th Sunday). There are additional services throughout the year of choral evensong, lessons and carols, as well as a choir concert. Compensation is $60 per call.
Classified ad: Bass Section Leader Needed Immediately Marla Aviva Bentley, %21 %b %2014 %04:%Aug:%st 4AugGMT+0000 section leader needed immediately to join High Holy Day Choir at Temple Beth Israel in Skokie, Illinois.  Professional, excellent sight-reader, works well with volunteer choir, solid vocal technique.  Experience with Hebrew, and previous High Holy Day experience a plus.  Must be available for ALL Services and Rehearsals listed:
REHEARSALS, 7:00-9:30 pm
Thursday, August 21
Monday, August 25
Thursday, August 28
Thursday, September 4
Thursday, September 11
Thursday, September 18
Thursday, October 2
S’lichot at TBI - Saturday, September 20, 11:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. Call)
Erev Rosh Hashanah at ETHS - Wednesday, September 24, 8:15 p.m. (7:30 p.m. Call)
Rosh Hashanah 1st Day at ETHS - Thursday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. (9:15 a.m. Call)
Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day at TBI - Friday, September 26, 10:00 a.m. (9:15 a.m. Call)
Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) at ETHS - Friday, October 3, 8:15 p.m. (7:30 p.m. Call)
Yom Kippur at ETHS - Saturday, October 4, 10:00 a.m. (9:15 a.m. Call)
  • Morning Service at 10:00 a.m.
  • Afternoon, Yizkor & N’ilah Services at 2:30 p.m.
  • Brief break between Morning & Afternoon services
  • Yizkor Service is Professional Choir only
Pay is $1200.  Contact Marla Aviva Bentley 734-476-3187 or
Classified ad: Organist - Traditional Worship Service Steven Grives, %21 %b %2014 %03:%Aug:%st 3AugGMT+0000 Lutheran Church (ELCA) of Clarendon Hills, IL has an immediate opening for a capable organist for its Traditional Worship service. Duties include accompanying the choir in rehearsal (7:30-9, Wednesdays) and providing service music for the 10:15am Sunday service. Familiarity with Lutheran musical resources (LBW and WOV) is a plus. Inquiries and/or resumes should be emailed to Steve Grives, smgrives (at) gmail (dot) com ]]>Classified ad: Accompanist for Lakeside Civic Chorus Needed Bill Witwer, %21 %b %2014 %02:%Aug:%st 2AugGMT+0000 Lakeside Civic Chorus, sharing choral music with the greater Rockwall and Lake Ray Hubbard area for the past 30 years, is seeking an accompanist for the two concerts of the 2014-15 season.  To apply send a current resume and letter of interest to Bill Witwer, artistic director at:   ]]>Announcement: Perchance to Dream (SATB, piano) by Jan Wilke Jan Wilke, %21 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%st 1AugGMT+0000 setting of some of Shakespeare's most famous lines (the "To be or not to be" monologue from Hamlet) won the "Knapp Award for Choral Excellence", awarded by Meistersingers, CA, this year. An excellent concert piece for ambitious choirs, scored for SATB (divisi), piano and triangle.
It is now available from SheetMusicPlus, where you can also have a look at some sample pages and listen to a recording.
Announcement: REFLECTIONS OF STYLE ON GOING BEYOND WORDS Stanley Schmidt, %20 %b %2014 %23:%Aug:%th 23AugGMT+0000 Beyond Words, one of the longest running Choral Radio Broadcasts in the United States continues with ingenious and inventive programming.   In October, Stan Schmidt, Host/Producer will begin his 22nd year in front of the mic.    This Sunday at Noon Central Time on KVNO.ORG you will hear a stirring and exhilarating set of music under the title "Reflections of Style".   Coming across your aural senses will be music by Jan Sweelinck, Ola Gjeilo, a new Missa Brevis by Krzysztof Penderecki written in 2012, a new setting of the Lord's Prayer announced on Choral Net a week ago by Dr. Eric Richards, teacher of Composition at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and the classic five movement work by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Five Mystical Songs.
WHERE: KVNO.ORG (THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA IN OMAHA) One of the few 24 hour Classical stations in the country
Gaudate Omnes (From : Cantiones Sacrae) Jan Peterszoon Sweelinck
The Ground (From: Sunrise Mass) Ola Gjeilo
Artitst: Luther College Collegiate Chorale, Andrew Last, Conductor
CD April 10, 2014 Spring Concert
Missa Brevis (2012) (Six Mvts) Krzysztof Penderecki
Polski Chór Kameralny: Jan Ŧukaszewski, Conductor
CD Penderecki Choral Works, Vol. 2 
Ave Maria Igor Strawinsky  
Windsbacher Knabenchor; Karl-Friedrich Bringer, Conductor
CD Chormusik im 20.Jahrhundert
The Lord's Prayer Eric Richards 
Concordia University Nebraska's Chamber Singers; Dr. Kurt von Kampen, Conductor
(MP3 file)
Dr. Eric Richards is Associate Professor of Composition and Jazz Orchestra at the
Glenn Korff School of Music, University of Nebraska-Lincoln ericrich
Five Mystical Songs Ralph Vaughan Williams
Tomas Allen, Baritone; Corydon Singers, English Chamber Orchestra; Matthew Best, Conductor
CD Vaughan Williams Choral Works - Serenade to Music; Flos Campi; Five Mystical Songs; Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Please visit the blog of WWW.GOINGBEYONDWORDS.COM where you will see
CD images and complete lists of music heard over the last five years.   Worthwhile the visit.
If you have questions or Comments please write to:
Remember: Mark your calender and Attend the ACDA National Convention in Salt Lake City, February 25-28 and hear
The South Dakota Professional Chorale directed by Dr. Brian Schmidt
Classified ad: Paid Tenor Section Leader Amy Dilts, %20 %b %2014 %23:%Aug:%th 23AugGMT+0000 Corner Presbyterian Church in Liberty Corner, NJ is looking to hire a tenor section leader for the adult Covenant Choir. The position will run from September 2014 through June 2015. The choir sings approximately 2 Sundays a month in 2 traditional services per Sunday. Pay is $100 per Sunday and $50 per Thursday night rehearsal. In addition to Sunday mornings there is a Christmas Concert, Christmas Eve services, Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday services.
Please contact Amy Dilts at for all information.
Classified ad: Oberlin Musical Union - MOZART REQUIEM rehearsals begin September 8 Jason Harris, %20 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000 celebrating its 177th season, the Oberlin Musical Union will begin rehearsals on Monday, September 8 in Finney Chapel at 7:15pm. We welcome everyone in the northeast Ohio choral community and beyond to join us on the historic Finney Chapel stage for our December performance of Mozart's Requiem.

Musical Union rehearses Monday evenings from 7:15-9:30pm in Finney Chapel. For more information or to schedule a voice placement session please contact Director of Choral Ensembles Jason Harris at 440 775 8250.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem

with the Oberlin Musical Union, College Choir, and Arts and Sciences Orchestra

Jason Harris, conductor

Sunday, December 7, 8:00pm

Finney Chapel, Oberlin OH

Classified ad: Fall Auditions - San Francisco Boys Chorus Rebecca Nestle, %20 %b %2014 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000 Training. Performing. Teamwork. Self-Confidence. Fun! Join the San Francisco Boys Chorus, a universally recognized arts leader, promoting excellence in performance and arts education.  The mission of the San Francisco Boys Chorus is to provide music education, vocal training, and performance experience at the highest artistic level to boys from all cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. All boys are welcome. Financial aid is available.
San Francisco Campus 9:30-11 AM: Kanbar Performing Arts Center, 44 Page Street, San Francisco 94102
East Bay Campus 2-3 PM: The Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison Street, Oakland 94612
Marin Campus 2-3 PM: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1123 Court Street, San Rafael 94901 ]]>
Classified ad: CATHOLIC ITEMS NEEDED FOR TOSCA! Kaitrin Kinnare, %20 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000
Hello all, 
I'm stage managing a production of TOSCA in LA and we desparately need Catholic items for set dressing and costuming. Please take a look and let me know if you would be willing to donate or rent the following items: 
My contact:
Props/Set Dressing: 
1 large Virgin Mary statue
6 large matching candlesticks for above the altar
6 large matching candles (for above candlesticks)
2 smaller matching candlesticks to go on the altar (St. James may have)
1 Brass candle lighter/snuffer (St. James may have)
1 Processional cross (the more ornate, the better)
2 processional candles
1 Thurible (also called a censer)
1 Incense boat/spoon
3 white & gold vestments 
           -3 albs (long white tunics)
           -3 cinctures (cord tied around waist)
           -3 cope and dalmatic sets (cape & wide sleeved tunic)
1 mitre (tall pointy hat for the bishop)
3 or 4 adult black cassocks (choir robes) 
4 adult red cassocks (2 average size and 2 xxl)  
3 or 4 adult white surplices (a surplice is a short wide robe with a round neck) 
15 children's surplices (to go on top of red robes)
Thank you!
Classified ad: SATB Section Leader Auditions James Douglas, %20 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000 Adult Choir of St. James' Church, Long Branch, NJ

St. James' Church (Episcopal/Anglican) is currently accepting applications for all voice parts in its professional choir.  The music ministry at St. James' Church has a proud history of providing sacred music of the highest caliber in the Anglican Choral Tradition and is an affliate member of the Royal School of Church Music in America.  The choir sings at most Sunday morning masses, in addition to Advent/Christmas/Epiphany Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week/Easter, afternoon Choral Evensong and Compline services, and also Dicoesan events requiring chorister participation.  An annual Christmas Messiah performance has been recently resurrected and highlights from the most recent concert may be found here:

The upcoming 2014-15 season runs from mid-September through late May.  Sundays only, no normal weekday rehearsal commitment (except Ash Wednesday and Holy Week).  Music and schedules are distributed in advance and the expectation is that music is learned outside of rehearsal.  Excellent sight-reading ability and ensemble singing skills are required.  Solo opportunities are available.

Fee is $100 per Sunday.

Located five blocks from the beach, 10 minutes from Long Branch NJ Transit train station/exit 105 off GS Parkway.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter/resume and a solo audio clip to St. James' Church's Director of Music/Organist Jim Douglas, at Deadline for application submission extended to August 25, and auditions will be scheduled thereafter on an individual basis.


Classified ad: THE MILL CREEK CHORALE Sean Berg, %20 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000 MILL CREEK CHORALE is a new SATB Adult Community Choir comprised of auditioned singers based in the beautiful Mill Creek, WA, within the greater Seattle metropolitan area.  We are looking for ALL voice parts!
The Chorale will be dedicated to excellence in choral music. Under the baton of Artistic Director, Sean Berg, The Mill Creek Chorale will strive to enrich the lives of our community and performers through a broad spectrum of repertoire, innovative programming, and arts education.
Our first season will begin with in September in preparation of a Holiday Concert scheduled for December 5 & 6, 2014. We will rehearse once a week, on Tuesday evenings from 7pm-9pm at Advent Lutheran Church in Mill Creek, WA.
AUDITIONS are by appointment only on Wednesday, August 27 and Tuesday, September 2 from 6:30pm-9:30pm
For audition information and to schedule an audition time, please call or email – or 917-279-6629
Auditions and rehearsals, once a week.  We are looking at holding rehearsal on Tuesday evenings from 7pm-9pm.
Classified ad: High School Choir in Twin Cities area for Choral Exchange Rachel Marsh, %20 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000, 
My name is Rachel Marsh. I am the K-12 music teacher at Central MN Christian School in Prinsburg MN. My small group will be singing as a clinic choir at the MN State ACDA conference at the end of the November (20-21). I am looking for one or two high schools to do a choral exchange with. I would love to have the opportunity to meet some new directors and students and sing for each other. If you think you might be interested, please contact me at Thank you! 
Classified ad: Singers for Anglican choir in Westchester Geoff Smith, %20 %b %2014 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000 Mark's Church in Mount Kisco, NY has openings for singers in all sections. You should be a good sight reader and be familar with anglican liturgy and choral tradition. It is helpful if you can demonstrate proficiency with chanting, especially anglican chant. A 9 am call on Sundays during the academic year is standard, and Holy Eucharist begins at 10. Rehearsals are held following the service on Sundays—there are no regular weeknight rehearsls. Contact Geoffrey Smith, Associate for Music via email at for further information and to arrange for a hearing. ]]>Classified ad: Choral Scholar openings in Westchester County Geoff Smith, %20 %b %2014 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000 Mark's Church in Mount Kisco, NY has openings for soprano and alto choral scholars. Applicants must be excellent sight readers and also be familar with anglican liturgy and choral tradition. A successful applicant will demonstrate proficiency with chanting, especially anglican chant. A 9 am call on Sundays during the academic year is standard, and Holy Eucharist begins at 10. Rehearsals are held following the service on Sundays—there are no regular weeknight rehearsls. Compensation may include a travel allowance. Contact Geoffrey Smith, Associate for Music via email at for further information and to arrange for a hearing. ]]>Classified ad: Volunteers Needed Rasaan Bourke, %20 %b %2014 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 ]]>Announcement: Register today for 2014/15 Cross-Choral Training® Workshops Frank Impelluso, %20 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000
2014/15 Cross-Choral Training® Workshops
Applied Vocal and Musician Pedagogy with Dianne Berkun-Menaker and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Extended Full-Year Program OR Two-Day Intensive, October 11-12, 2014
Explore the proven and successful training methods of the Grammy® Award winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus and learn how to prepare your chorus to sing challenging music of varied styles and genres in an educational context and on the professional stage. Join us for our extended full-year training and teacher-support program and take your skills to the next level. Or learn more about the C-CT® methods in a two-day intensive workshop. Through demonstrations, interactive discussions, and performances by members of Brooklyn Youth Chorus, participants learn both the art and the science of vocal and musicianship pedagogy to achieve real breakthroughs with choruses of all ages.
Extended full-year program includes:
·       Sessions on the primary areas of vocal function: breath management and support; laryngeal registration, vowel shaping & resonance strategies
·       Open forum discussions and support for participants in applying C-CT® methods
·       Score analysis for teaching and conducting
·       Master class sessions with BYC ensembles
Two-day Intensive Workshop topics include:
·       Cross-Choral Training® Philosophy and Principles
·       Vocal Function – Registration, Resonance, and Breath Management
·       Developing Vocal Exercises
·       Vocal Qualities for Varied Vocal Styles
·       Sight-Singing and Ear-Training Approaches
·       Problem Solving Vocal and Musicianship Challenges in Repertoire
·       Rehearsal demonstration with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Learn more about The Cross-Choral Training® program at
Classified ad: Alto, Tenor, Bass Choral Scholar Positions Open Rozanna Goocey, %20 %b %2014 %12:%Aug:%th 12AugGMT+0000

Trinity United Methodist Church, Durham, NC

Rozanna Vancil Goocey, Director of Music Ministries and organist   -



Provide musical leadership to the Trinity Choir from August 2014 - May 2015.

(Approximately 40 Weeks, which allows for some weeks off.  Some days off by director’s choosing, and some days off by Choral Scholar’s choosing.)


Attend all scheduled rehearsals, Sunday worship services, and additional seasonal services as requested by the director of music.  Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm – 9:00pm.  Sunday morning worship begins at 11:00 with a 10:15 call for the choir.  Additional services may include, but are not limited to: Advent Lessons and Carols, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday.  Christmas Eve is not required.


Serve as soloist or in a small ensemble as requested by the director of music.


Be a model of professionalism, punctuality, and musical excellence to the other choir members.


Build positive relationships with other choir members and work to develop their musical skills.


If an absence is required, communicate with the director of music well in advance and work to find a substitute.




Excellent vocal technique:

Consistent and relaxed tone, good range, working towards a degree in voice or just recently graduated.


Excellent musicianship:

Sight-reading, intonation, ensemble sense, stylistic awareness.



Being part of a community of wonderful people who love to sing

Opportunity to develop as a musician

Summer break, and weeks off throughout the year.



Approximately $32 per call.



Submit resume via email to the director of music at the email address above.  Audio samples may also be submitted but are not required.  An in-person interview will involve:


- A conversation with the director of music

- Singing, unaccompanied, a 2-3 minute excerpt of your choice that demonstrates your vocal ability.

  This could be from choral or solo repertoire, and English, Latin, German or Italian is acceptable.

- Sight-singing and aural skills evaluation
Classified ad: Catholic Parish in Rockland County, NY Looking for Voices Mark LaRosa, %20 %b %2014 %09:%Aug:%th 9AugGMT+0000
The Parish Choir of Saint Joseph Church, Spring Valley, New York is seeking volunteer choir members in each section for the 2014 - 2015 choral term.
The Parish Choir is the principal choir for the church and sings regularly at the 11:30 a.m. Solemn Mass each Sunday. The choir sings for the annual Lessons and Carols Service during Advent and the Liturgies of Christmas and Holy Week. (The choir is on holiday for the entire month of January. Choral term ends of the Solemnity of Pentecost.) 
Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 7:30 p.m to 9:15 p.m. in the Main Church. On Sunday mornings there is a short rehearsal in the choir room at 10:30 a.m. in preparation for the 11:30 a.m. Mass. 
The choral repertoire for this season includes the works of Thomson, Archer, Elgar, Victoria, Holst and Handel with traditional hymnody. The choir emphasises good choral singing and works to produce a clear and well balanced tone between each section.

If you are interested please contact the choirmaster at for more information. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Announcement: New Yale Schola Cantorum recording on Delos Simon Carrington, %20 %b %2014 %10:%Aug:%th 10AugGMT+0000 am delighted to announce the release of a new Delos live recording of a Yale Schola Cantorum concert.
The program features sacred music spanning the English Renaissance by John Taverner, Thomas Tallis and Orlando Gibbons. The albums centerpiece is The Glory and the Dream: a substantial and moving choral cycle setting Wordsworth's poetry by the late Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, with marvellous accompaniment on the organ of Christ Church New Haven by Thomas Murray.
Announcement: University of Miami Honor Choir Kyle Nielsen, %20 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000
Interested?  Contact us at:
Twitter: @UMiamiChoirs
Classified ad: Tenors and Basses needed (Chicago NW Suburbs) Alan Wellman, %19 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000 Northwest Choral Society will hold auditions for their 2014-2015 season Tuesday, September 2 at 6-7:30 pm at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1095 Thacker St. (between Margaret St. and Jeannette St.), Des Plaines, IL. 

Through the Northwest Choral Society, singers who are at least 17 years of age with previous four-part choral experience enjoy the personal growth and satisfaction that comes from active participation in a performing arts organization known for excellence and camaraderie.  During the year, members sharpen their singing skills and learn a varied repertoire of sacred and secular, classical and popular music that has become the hallmark of the group.

The small size of the chorus (approximately 50 members) means members will see familiar faces each week, and find the group friendly, supportive, and fun.

For further information regarding the Northwest Choral Society, visit its website at  or call 224/585-9127.

Forum message: Now is the cool of the day, Ritchie, Jim Erb Lauren Carley, %19 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000 anyone send me a copy of the choral arrangemnt by Jim Erb of Jean Ritchie's "Now is the Cool of the Day"?  It's out of print. Thanks you, Lauren Carley
3945 Harrison St # 32
Oakland, CA 94611
Classified ad: Soprano Section Leader sought for St. Bede's Menlo Park Katherine McKee, %19 %b %2014 %23:%Aug:%th 23AugGMT+0000 Bede's Episcopal Church choir is seeking a soprano soloist/section leader.  The choir consists of approximately 16 volunteer members and 4 paid soloist/section leaders.  Our repertoire includes the finest choral music from the medieval period through the 21st century, both a cappella and accompanied.  The church has a fine grand piano and an exceptional Beckerath neo-Baroque tracker organ. The choir sings from the beginning of September through the beginning of June.  There are normally 2 calls per week, with midweek rehearsals (7:30 - 9, mostly on Wednesdays, with some on Thursdays) beginning September 3 and Sunday services (9:15 call for a 10:15 service) beginning September 7. Compensation is $60 per call. Additional rehearsals/services for All Souls, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Lenten Evensong, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Ascension.  Good sightreading skills and/or willingness to prepare music in advance is required, as is a good sense of humor and willingness to work with volunteer singers and the music director to further polish the choir's musical and vocal skill set. Please contact Katherine McKee at:
Announcement: D.C. A Cappella Group Announces Winner of North American Young Composers Competition Ehren Dohler, %20 %b %2014 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000 Carolyn Wise July 31, 2014 
Cell: 202-630-9473 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Group to Give World Premiere Performance of “There will come Soft Rains” 
September 27th in Washington, D.C. 
July 31, 2014, Washington, D.C. – D.C.-based a cappella ensemble The Capital Hearings announced today it 
has selected Connor J. Koppin, 23, of Ames, Iowa, as the winner of its inaugural Young Composers Competition. The 
Capital Hearings will premiere Koppin’s winning composition, “There will come Soft Rains,” in Washington on September 
27, 2014, during the group’s fourth annual fall concert, SEASONS. 
The competition attracted entries from 22 states, the District of Columbia, and two Canadian provinces, and was 
open to U.S. and Canadian composers, ages 40 and under. 
"I composed 'There will come Soft Rains' because I believe that this piece captures the essence of the natural 
world while seeking to remind us as humans what it would be like to live in a place free of violence or malice," 
Koppin explained. "I am very humbled to be chosen as the winner of The Capital Hearings' Young Composers 
Competition, and I cannot wait to hear the piece brought to life by this unique ensemble." 
The work, written for men’s and women’s a cappella voices, features text written in the aftermath of World War I 
by American poet Sara Teasdale, and vividly describes how the earth revives itself in the wake of human conflicts. 
Koppin is a 2013 graduate of Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, where he studied conducting with Lee Nelson. His 
choral works have been performed across the U.S., including the premiere of "i carry your heart" at Carnegie Hall in 
March 2013. Koppin’s music has been published by MorningStar Music Publishers and ECS Publishing. He is currently 
the Director of Choral Activities at Roland-Story High School in Story City, Iowa. 
"Our inaugural competition reflects The Capital Hearings’ commitment to the creation and performance of new 
music,” notes Dileep Srihari, the group’s music director. “We were very gratified by the tremendous response and 
look forward to continuing our support of emerging composers in future years.” 
The Capital Hearings will perform “There will come Soft Rains” during its fourth annual fall concert, SEASONS, at 
All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. at 8:00 PM on September 27, 2014. The concert will highlight the 
group’s signature blend of classical, jazz, pop, folk, and more. Tickets are $12 in advance and are available at
SEASONS: The Capital Hearings in Concert Saturday, September 27, 2014 | 8:00 PM 
All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church 
2300 Cathedral Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008 (map) 
Tickets: $12 in advance / $15 at the door     
Announcement: Northwest Choral Society (Chicago suburbs) Meet & Greet Alan Wellman, %19 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000

If you previously sang in a chorus – high school, college or community group – and are now looking for a great activity in which to participate during the non-summer months, the Northwest Choral Society (NWCS) invites you to a “Meet & Greet” on Tuesday, August 26.  The casual social event will be held between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1095 Thacker St. (between Margaret St. and Jeannette St.), Des Plaines, IL.  The evening will include welcoming prospective members, singing, and debuting a video of the group’s recent road trip to Minneapolis/St. Paul.  Refreshments will be served.

For the 2014-2015 performance season, the chorus will feature Daniel Pinkam’s Christmas Cantata and Robert Shaw’s The Many Moods of Christmas at concerts on December 6 and 7, and a program on April 18, 2015 entitled “Annelise”, which is an adaptation of the diary of Ann Frank.  A June 13, 2015 family concert will explore the magical music of Disney.  These concerts are performed in various venues throughout the suburbs.

Through the Northwest Choral Society, singers who are at least 17 years of age with previous four-part choral experience enjoy the personal growth and satisfaction that comes from active participation in a performing arts organization known for excellence and camaraderie.  During the year, members sharpen their singing skills and learn a varied repertoire of sacred and secular, classical and popular music that has become the hallmark of the group.

The small size of the chorus (approximately 50 members) means members will see familiar faces each week, and find the group friendly, supportive, and fun.

For further information regarding the Northwest Choral Society, visit its website at  or call 224/585-9127.

Announcement: Experience Dr. Kirby Shaw in Middle Tennessee! Todd Wilson, %19 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000
Click on the graphic above to register online!
Forum message: The Future of Newly Composed Music is at Risk… donald patriquin, %19 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000
The British 'Sound and Music' stated recently in their 2014 Commission Survey Report "The future of new music is at risk if we continue to undervalue composers... Professional composers are being asked to create new pieces for ‘shockingly low’ fees."
Is the situation different in North America?
Sound and Music reports–
• The average fee per commission in 2013 was £1,392
• Only 15% of those surveyed earned more income than previous year
• 49% of composers feel that there is less rehearsal/preparation time for new works.
You may read more about this situation at 

Download the report (pdf) or at
It’s a bit of a shocker, but at the same time a wake-up call…
Thanks for reading this! And thanks to those far-sighted choral conductors who have commissioned new works recently!
Maybe you could tell us about them... How were they received? Was it a rewarding experience? Do you recommend commissioning generally? ...
Donald Patriquin
Composer, conductor
Forum message: Inter-denominational/interfaith memorial James Koenig, %19 %b %2014 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 I know is looking for an anthem and/or "call to worship" for an inter-denominational/interfaith  memorial service that occurs every five years honoring members of a graduating class
from the business school of a major university.  The choir is a pick-up volunteer group-- so I would estimate easy to medium difficulty.
Borrowing request: Carols and Lullabies, Conrad Susa, SATB to borrow/rent Christine Buran, %19 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000 Carols and Lullabies, SATB
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Conrad Susa
Starting: August 2015
For: 5 months
Copies: 35
Willing to rent: Yes
Need 35 copies of Susa's Carols and Lullabies SATB for First Presbyterian Church, Pensacola, FL, to be used for Advent 2015.
Tina Buran
Classified ad: PME Pacific Mozart Ensemble auditioning now for 35th season Lindy Miller-Castro, %19 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000

Sing With PME


The Pacific Mozart Ensemble is always interested in auditioning new members. A high level of reading skill is required; singing experience can be either classical or jazz & pop.

PME rehearses on Monday nights from 7:30-10:00 pm at the Crowden School, Rose and Sacramento streets in Berkeley. Concert sets are performed three to four times a year.

Auditions consist of singing two prepared pieces of your choice, and vocaleses to hear your range. Please print our audition form (requires Adobe Acrobat software) and fill it out prior to your scheduled audition. If you have a resume outlining your music experience, please bring it as well.

If you are interested in setting up an audition, please call Melinda Miller-Castro at (510) 848-8022, or send e-mail to We look forward to hearing from you!

Classified ad: Choir Director Rob Wren, %19 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000

Cross of Christ Church in Anthem, AZ is seeking a part-time vocal Choir Director for our 8:30 Traditional Worship Service. The Director will be responsible for:

  • Selecting and directing the anthem at the 8:30 a.m Sunday morning worship services (choir performs every other week) and select special services as required.
  • Directing the weekly evening choir rehearsals
  • Selecting and ordering new music, supplies and equipment within the approved budget; making yearly budget requests to Director of Music and Arts.

Time commitment (including all services, rehearsals, and prep time) is approximately 12-15 hours per month, Sep - May. Competitive salary.  Please e-mail resumes and/or direct inquiries to Rob Wren - Director of Music and Arts @ Cross of Christ Church

Classified ad: SINGERS Choral Ensemble seeking new members Norm Te Slaa, %19 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000, Norm Te Slaa, Artistic Director, has three repertoires planned for the 2014 and 2015 season.  The fall concert will feature Brahm's Requiem accompanied by four-hand piano.  Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings beginning September 9, with some breaks during the season before the final concert the end of June.  Auditions are required so please call SINGERS for more information at 303.980.9184
Announcement: Planning NYC Tour in June 2015 - Seeking Venue or Exchange Dan Van Sickle, %19 %b %2014 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000 - I will be bringing 40 high school students from Wisconsin to New York City in June of 2015.  I am seeking suggestions for fantastic performance venues (of which there are no doubt many!), and also reaching out in case there are any other choirs/organizations that would like to share a concert or create some sort of informal "choir exchange."  Specific dates would be Wednesday and Thursday June 10 and 11.  If you have any suggestions or contacts, I would be thrilled to hear about them.  Please email me at  Thanks in advance! ]]>Classified ad: Accompanist- Schoolcraft College Jonathan Drake, %19 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 Schoolcraft College Choral Union at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan is seeking an accompanist who can immediately fill the vacancy left by the retirement of its current accompanist. The SC Choral Union is the oldest music ensemble on campus composed of traditional college students and community members who enjoy singing a variety of choral music that ranges from Renaissance music to Sting. The choral union rehearses on Tuesday nights from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the Livonia Campus of Schoolcraft College. In addtion, the choral union performs two concerts a semester on campus and off-campus in the Schoolcraft College community.
  • Bachelor of Music degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience in accompanying choral ensembles and soloists
  • Experience in working with conductors
  • Proficiency in sight-reading
  • Proficiency in reading the choral score
  • Good people skills
For further information contact: Dr. Jonathan Drake (Director of Vocal Studies) at
Announcement: New Sacred SATB work by Ralph Manuel from Colla Voce Music Chris Matthews, %19 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.
Colla Voce Music is proud to announce the release of this new SATB work by Ralph Manuel.  Setting the text of John E. Bode (1869), Manuel has crafted a work that would work well in many different church settings.  Scored for organ accompaniment, the addition of optional brass quintet would make for a memorable performance.  Take a look at this score today, as well as Ralph's other works, at
Forum message: Help in identifying possible di lasso piece Jennifer Forness, %19 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 have my choral library an arrangement by Marti Pollock published by Staff Music Publishing in 1971 of "Two Madrigals" by Orlando di Lasso. The two texts are both in English with no Italian. They are "O lady Fair" and "Ah Could My eyes Behold Thee." Does anyone know if these two madrigals are really by di Lasso and if so, what their real titles may be? I think the music is suitable for my choir but I'd rather find the Italian version than English. Thanks, ]]>Forum message: Shakespeare texts? Frank Wells, %19 %b %2014 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000 are looking for choral music that uses Shakespeare texts. We are a high school choral program that ranges from two- and tree-part men's & women's up to advanced SATB choirs. All suggestions, in any style, are welcome. Thanks! ]]>Classified ad: A cappella choir seeking additional singers Patricia Smith, %19 %b %2014 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000, a volunteer a cappella chamber choir in the western suburbs of Chicago is seeking additional singers for its upcoming 2014-15 season. We sing a wide variety of styles ranging from classical to contemporary & our upcoming season features a Chicago area premiere & a world premiere.
All voice parts are welcome to audition. Auditions will be held, by appointment, prior to the first rehearsal on Sunday, September 7th. Rehearsals will be held in Villa Park, IL on Sunday evenings from 6-8:30 pm. Performances already scheduled for the 2014-15 season include (3) concerts in December, (2) concerts in March & a benefit program in February. For more information or to arrange an audtion, please e-mail to:
Forum message: A Cappella Thomas Berryman, %19 %b %2014 %12:%Aug:%th 12AugGMT+0000 today's (Tuesday, September 19, 2014) announcement of the ACDA sponsored National A Cappella Connvention next April, isn't it time for some discussion about
1.  how a cappella pop music fits into ACDA's repertoire and standards structure?
2.  how, in educational settings (schools, colleges, universities), student run and professionally run choral groups interrelate?
3.  the experience ACDA can bring to the a cappella movement in areas of quality composition/arranging?
4.  the experience ACDA can bring to the a cappella movement in areas of choral training?
5.  the experience ACDA can bring to the a cappella movement in the area of licensing for arrangements, performances and recording?
Tom Berryman
Massachusetts R&S Chair for Men's Choirs
Classified ad: SACRA/PROFANA searching for new CHORUS MANAGER Kirsten Shetler, %19 %b %2014 %08:%Aug:%th 8AugGMT+0000

SACRA / PROFANA Chorus Manager Job Description (San Diego, CA)



9 months (Aug-Mar, May), renewable



The Chorus Manager of SACRA / PROFANA is responsible and accountable for the overall management of all logistical aspects of the choir. He or she will serve as liaison between the members of the ensemble and the Artistic Director in all non-musical matters (scheduling, attendance, logistics, etc.) The Chorus Manager works in cooperation with the Artistic Director and Operations Manager. A musical background is helpful, but is not required for this position.


Desired qualities:

• Organizational & communication skills

• Personal and interpersonal leadership

• Empathy, understanding and a commitment to nurturing relationships within the ensemble



• Create and implement rehearsal and performance schedules, in conjunction with the Artistic Director.

• Prepare and maintain accurate rosters.

• Utilize accurate rosters to provide payroll information to the Artistic Director & Treasurer by the 25th of each month 

• Maintain attendance records and follow up with choristers regarding lateness and absence.

• Assist with rehearsal and performance logistics, in conjunction with the Artistic Director.

• Communicate scheduling details to members of the ensemble (this includes regular rehearsalreminders, call times, etc.).

• Distribute music to the choir as necessary. 

• Create informational materials (paper and electronic) to assist chorus members in traveling to events and performances.

• Make advance performance site visits, where feasible, to ascertain special needs, requirements & conditions.

• Attend SACRA / PROFANA performances & rehearsals as needed.


Time Commitment:

This is a position that can be done mostly on the individual’s own schedule; many of the responsibilities can be accomplished from home. Periodic attendance at SACRA/PROFANA rehearsals and performances is expected. In general, this requires one weeknight per week, and one or two performances each month.



The Chorus Manager receives a stipend of $200/per month.


Interested applicants may contact Krishan Oberoi, Artistic Director:

Classified ad: COME SING WITH VOCI WOMEN'S CHORAL ENSEMBLE! Susan Sands, %19 %b %2014 %05:%Aug:%th 5AugGMT+0000
If you’re an experienced singer looking for unusual repertoire, high musical standards, a supportive and creative atmosphere, and the opportunity to learn, grow, and shine as a musician… then join the women of Voci this fall!
Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble is currently seeking experienced choral singers in all treble voice parts. Celebrating 23 years of musical excellence, we are considered one of the finest amateur singing groups in the Bay Area . A 24-voice auditioned ensemble, we perform classical music from a wide variety of historical periods, from medieval to twenty-first century. Voci champions music by and for women.
Rehearsals take place in Orinda, Wednesdays, 7:30–10:00 PM. Fall rehearsals start August 20. Fall concert dates are November 16 and 22, in Berkeley and Lafayette. A few additional retreats and/or rehearsals will be scheduled during the season. 
Our ambitious fall season explores the themes of birth and new beginnings. The program includes excerpts from Gustav Holst’s Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda as well as works by Claude Debussy, Hector Villa Lobos, Eve Beglarian, Arvo Pärt, Karen Rehnqvist, Ysaye Barnwell, Pekka Kostianinen, Annea Lockwood, and others.
For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact artistic director Anne Hege at The audition consists of a few exercises in ear-training and sight-singing and of performing a short prepared solo piece a cappella.
Voci’s Artistic Director, Anne Hege, who recently received her Ph.D. in musical composition from Princeton University, also works as a vocalist, composer, improviser, and electronic musician, performing original works in her performance duo New Prosthetics, the laptop ensemble Sideband, and for the Carrie Ahern Dance Company.
Learn more about Voci at
Announcement: Calling Non- Competitive choirs to Filadelfia Festival 21 - 25 may 2015 ( Italy ) Tommaso Conidi, %19 %b %2014 %08:%Aug:%th 8AugGMT+0000
 Festival Filadelfia 2015: The Musical City of Europe
Featuring the Paolo Serrao Special Award Competitions

21 - 25 may 2015
Now accepting applications for 2015 festivals from all types of choirs                     
Apply NOW!
The choir can register for :
I . Festival and concerts
II . Competition

The festival consists of various concerts . "The participants will not only have an opportunity to see others’ performances from the competition, but also will be able to perform at various concerts".

The City of Filadelfia has small hotels that are good for individuals and small groups.
So we decided to accommodate you in hotels located in the area of Tropea  ,
a town nestled along the Costa degli Dei (Coast of the Gods),a charming seaside town famous for its beaches,not far from Filadelfia headquarters of the competition.

We are confident that you will appreciate our beautiful land

Good food, beautiful beaches and great hospitality

Do you need more information and would like to know the prices for the event package LOW COST

Please send me detailed information about your group:


Forum message: Choral Rehearsal using the IB-Arts MYP Program Lynn G. Atkins, %19 %b %2014 %03:%Aug:%th 3AugGMT+0000 All, 
I am interested in talking with a teacher who has experience running their choral rehearsal under the guidelines of the IB-MYP Arts program. I know that this is a relatively new aspect, since there are few IB World Middle Schools, but would love to privately discuss some of my questions! If there is interest, I will be happy to post my findings. 
Thanks everyone,
Lynn A.
Classified ad: Accompanist needed for women's community choir George Sargeant, %19 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000 A Cappella Singers, a women's community chorus which draws its membership from several of Boston's western suburbs, is seeking a new piano accompanist as we enter our 52nd year.  The choir presents two concerts each year: a holiday concert in early December and a spring concert in early May.  Rehearsals take place Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church in Natick.  In addition to regular rehearsals, we also hold one Saturday morning rehearsal per semester.  The dress rehearsal is typically the Wednesday evening before the concert. 
The successful candidate will be comfortable in a number of styles ranging from classical to musical theater.  He/She should also be able to lead sectional rehearsals as needed.  Organ skills would be helpful but are not required.
Compensation is $75 per appearance.  Please contact choir director George Sargeant for a list of audition/interview requirements.  Applications will be accepted through September 1.
Classified ad: Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble Michael Plant, %19 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000
Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble seeks exceptional singers of all voice parts for its 2014-15 concert season.
Now celebrating our twentieth season, we are a highly selective chamber choir dedicated to adventurous programs that span the breadth of the choral repertoire, from medieval polyphony to newly commissioned works. Each subscription concert is presented both in Brooklyn and in Manhattan. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at St. Ignatius of Antioch on West End Avenue and 87th Street, where we are also artists-in-residence. Members also commit to one Saturday intensive rehearsal each concert cycle. 

Programs for our twentieth season include:
  • "Models of Inspiration" (November 14 and 16): Beloved works by Orlando di Lasso and J.S. Bach paired with extraordinary pieces inspired by them. Including the world premiere of the Beatles CantataPlease Please Me by Richard Boukas.
  • "Time and Again: A Celebration of Cerddorion's 20th Anniversary" (March 5 and 8): A retrospective featuring marvelous works written for Cerddorion over the past twenty years, as well as world premieres by Martha Sullivan, Joseph Prestamo and Christopher Ryan.
  • "Rise Up, My Love: Choral Settings of the Song of Songs" (May 31 and June 2): Music spanning five centuries inspired by the abiding, passionate love expressed in these timeless biblical texts. Featuring the winner(s) of Cerddorion's Third Annual Emerging Composers Competition.
Artistic Director James John invites experienced singers who possess solid, healthy vocal technique and advanced sight-singing skills to audition. Appointments are available at St. Ignatius of Antioch on Tuesdays, August 19 and 26 and September 2; To schedule an appointment, please e-mail Dr. John directly at For more information, please visit ]]>
Classified ad: New Choir Looking for New Members Tery Kelly, %18 %b %2014 %23:%Aug:%th 23AugGMT+0000 are looking for new members! All sections are welcome, but really need mens sections and altos.
Please go to our web page and fill out your informatiom on the CONTACT US page.
Our rehearsals start Monday September 8th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.  

Some of the pieces we will be singing for our Winter Concert include:

O Magnum Mysterium - Robert Shaw

Go Tell it on the Mountain - Steve Barnett

Lux Aurumque - Eric Whitacre

There Will be Rest - Frank Ticheli

Forum message: Jalapeno Hallelujah Chorus Julie Taylor, %18 %b %2014 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000 am looking for the music/words to Jalapeno (fun version of the Halleujah Chorus).
President, North Iowa Choral Society
Classified ad: Organist / Choir Director Edward Keefe, %18 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000 First Congregational Church of Hatfield is seeking an enthusiastic organist/choir director for our church. We have a small (but mighty!) choir of 6, which lends itself to being able to perform wonderful music together! We are a kind and caring congregation that truly values its music program. 

Expectations: We have one morning service on Sundays at 10:00 AM. Traditionally, we rehearse on Thursday evenings (flexible) for 1.5 hours. We also have a final rehearsal on Sundays before the 10:00 o'clock service. Choir is seated from mid-September through early June.

The prospective candidate would help to develop the musical talent already present and work with people one-on-one (on occasion) for solos. Organ and piano training are required. Previous experience as a church organist is preferred. 

Interested candidates should apply online by replying to this ad. We hope to start scheduling initial interviews for October 2014. We are led by a talented minister who supports the music program wholeheartedly. Learn more about us by visiting our website at ]]>
Classified ad: One Voice Chorus (Richmond, VA) Seeks Associate Conductor Lynn G. Atkins, %18 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000
Associate Director Search
One Voice Chorus
Richmond, VA
One Voice Chorus is a deliberately interracial community chorus in Richmond,
Virginia that performs excellent choral music as part of its mission to promote
racial reconciliation and healing.
The Artistic Director and the Board of Directors of One Voice Chorus are looking
for a choral conductor who has experience with un-auditioned choirs and who is
able to integrate artistic quality with teaching music fundamentals to adults to
serve as Associate Director.
It is our desire for the new Associate Director of One Voice Chorus to
understand the adult learner; to have the capability to collaborate in concert
programming, rehearsal strategy, and artistic planning with the Artistic Director,
the accompanist (as well as other guest artists); and, to be involved and
invested in the future growth of OVC.
Minimum Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s Degree in Music
•At least 3 years’ experience conducting choirs
•A strong understanding of group/choral vocal technique
To apply, please send a digital dossier complete with:
•Cover Letter
•a list of recently conducted repertoire
•Links to A/V of conducted repertoire (e.g. Vimeo, YouTube, SoundCloud)
Please send all materials via e-mail to:
Applications are invited immediately. In order to receive full consideration,
application must be received by September 30, 2014.
For more information about One Voice Chorus, please visit our website at
Classified ad: 1 tenor section leader, St. Mary Epis. Haddon Heights, NJ William Fenimore, %18 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000 section leader.  Student voice major ok.  Sundays only. 9:00 a.m. rehearsal.  10:00 a.m. service.
Hymns, service music and a weekly anthem ranging from pre-Bach to living composers.  Occasional
solos  possible but not required.  Blending with 15 volunteers is paramount.  $80.00 per Sunday.
Contact Organist/Choirmaster- William Fenimore at
Classified ad: Tenor Section Leader Phoenix Area Dale McCurdy, %18 %b %2014 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000

Tenor Soloist/Section Leader at Faith Presbyterian Church, Sun City.

ONE CALL PER WEEK ONLY, no midweek rehearsal.
8:00 AM Sunday Morning rehearsal until 9:30, with a 10:00 Service.

Occasional solos, bulk of the job is supporting the choir.
$100 per Sunday, September through May.
(Beginning date August 31)
Contact Dale McCurdy, Conductor:

Classified ad: AUDITIONS William Baker Festival Singers 30th Season Lynn Swanson, %18 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000 William Baker Festival Singers of Atlanta, 40 voice semi-professional chorale specializing in short form a cappella classics and spirituals in addition to masterworks for chorus and orchestra is auditioning all voices for the 2014-2015 30th anniversary season.
Music Director, William O. Baker, DMA, who created the ensemble in 1985 will be celebrating his final season as conductor of the chorus.
Highlights include performances with orchestra of Johannes Brahms EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM and J. S. Bach CANTATA No. 106 GOTTES ZEIT IST DIE ALLER- BESTE ZEIT along with Gregorio Allegri MISERERE MEI and other a cappella works by Tavener, Nystedt, Vaughan Williams, Palestrina, and others.
Rehearsals are on Sunday evenings in North Atlanta. Special events include: CONVOCATION 2015, CANDLELIGHT & CAROLS with THE FESTIVAL SINGERS, and a headline performance at CHARLESTON'S PICCOLO SPOLETO FESTIVAL. The Festival Singers have performed annually to capacity audiences at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival since 1989.
Lynn Swanson, Executive Associate Music Director
Scott Smith, Choral Assistant
For additional information or to schedule an audition, please call: 404.909.8357
Classified ad: Bass and Soprano Soloist/Section Leaders Evanston, IL Christopher Owen, %18 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000 Available:
Bass Soloist/Section Leader
Soprano Soloist/Section Leader
Our Music Program:
The music program at Northminster Church, Evanston, IL, involves 30-40 excited lay people with four professional soloists in the performance of high-level choral literature
Time Commitment and Expectations:
The Soloists/Section Leaders are responsible for a 90-minute Thursday evening rehearsal and 8:30 am 30-minute rehearsal and 9:30 am service on Sunday mornings.  The positions pay $60 per Thursday call and $80 per Sunday.  Special services on Christmas Eve, Good Friday, and Easter are also expectations for the soloists. 
  • Possess above-average skills in the areas of sight-reading and vocal production. Section Leaders will also possess advanced musicianship abilities and sensitivities.
  • Attend all rehearsals and performances of the Chancel Choir.
  • Evaluate the musical needs of the volunteer members and ask for guidance of the Director of Music when necessary.
  • Perform solos as requested by the Director of Music.
  • Rehearse a section as needed.
  • Work positively and collaboratively with the Director of Music, Chancel Choir volunteers, Clergy, and other staff members.
  • Adapt to changing situations.
  • Deal with various kinds of people in a friendly, professional manner.
  • Function as an effective member of a team.
Applying Process and Timeline:
Electronic application packets are preferred but not necessary.
  • Resume listing musical training, significant and professional singing experience, and contact information
  • Links to at least two recordings that highlight your singing ability and versatility
  • After initial review, individuals will be contacted to set up a brief in person audition and interview
  • Preference will be given to applications that are received by August 24th, 2014 but will continue to accept applications after that time
  • First service is September 7th, 2014
  • Send questions or application packets to Northminster Presbyterian Church Music Director, Dr. Christopher Owen
           Snail Mail:
           Dr. Christopher Owen
           Soloist/Section Leader Search
           Northminster Presbyterian Church
           2515 Central Park Avenue
           Evanston, Ilinois 60201
Borrowing request: Will Rent/purchase/borrow "Christmas Day", by Holst, instrumental parts. Linda S. McCreery, %18 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000 Instrumental parts to "Christmas Day", esp. strings
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Gustav Holst/any edition (out of print)
Starting: ASAP
For: Sept. 1- December 8, 2014
Copies: 1 copy each part
Willing to rent: Yes
Classified ad: Bel Canto Singers of Daytona Open Auditions David Redman, %18 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000 Canto Singers of Daytona announce their final open audition for the 2014-2015 concert season to be held Monday, August 25, 2014, 7:00 pm at Westminster by the Sea Presbyterian Church in Daytona Beach Shores, FL.  Please visit for audition information.
Bel Canto Singers of Daytona will be offering incentives for collegiate full-time music majors to sing with the chorus with $1000.00 scholarships awarded upon a successful audition for qualified student musicians.  Bel Canto Singers of Daytona also welcomes qualified high school musicians to audition and will award successful vocalists a $100.00 stipend for their participation.
All voice parts are welcome to audition.  In particular need are qualified tenor voices.  Please share this opportunity with those in Volusia County or surrounding areas of east central Florida.
Forum message: SATB and Brass Stephen C Edwards, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000 are doing the Rutter "Gloria" and because we have the brass, I would like to utilize them throughout the concert.  The theme of the concert is "Hope"... Sacred liturature has been easy to find...I do welcome sacred suggestions, but am really looking for more secular or "spiritual" pieces in all styles.  This would also be helpful for future programming.
Stephen C Edwards
Artistic Director - Allegrezza 
Classified ad: Music Director - Albuquerque Civic Chorus (part-time) Renato Estacio, %18 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000
Music Director – Albuquerque Civic Chorus - Part-Time
The Albuquerque Civic Chorus is currently reviewing applicants for the position of Music Director, a part-time position that generally oversees two concerts per year and outreach. The Music Director serves as main conductor and is responsible for developing, coordinating, and supervising music programs that align with the strategic direction of the ACC board of directors and needs of the community. The music produced by the ACC is a product that supports civic goals, is artistically and musically sound, and carefully planned so as to encourage patron development and choir member development. 
The Music Director is responsible for leveraging the resources of the community by networking with corporations, civic groups and business owners as a key ambassador to the ACC.  Other responsibilities include recruiting and rehearsing members of the musical group and overseeing productions. The Music Director is responsible for the strategic placement of the group in the community to increase ACC brand awareness, effective outreach and marketing by providing a sensible and well-planned product.
The ideal Music Director understands and has experience in music and can lead members of the organization and community as a conductor, leader and ambassador. This person should have a strong background in the performance of music, teaching of private voice, leading large groups of people, as well as conducting ensembles.  The Music Director should be a strong team player and accomplished solo musician who has multiple channels of business contacts who can encourage community involvement and support of the ACC.  Skills in business and marketing are strongly preferred as the ACC will need to rely upon a strong and carefully selected product geared toward untapped target markets as well as the broader community.
  • Preside as main music director over musical programs and oversee production.
  • Plan and produce special musical concerts and/or workshops that align with marketing and business development strategies.
  • Coordinate fundraising efforts.
  • Select music appropriate for a civic chorus.
  • Audition soloists and other musicians as needed.
  • Direct rehearsals.
  • Facilitate the recording of performances for later review or distribution.
  • Help soloists and choir rehearse.
  • Plan and schedule rehearsals.
  • Study and interpret scores.
  • Determine via research what is needed for outreach.
  • Coordinate and organize outreach to missing (target market) audience members.
  • With assistance of ACC personnel and choir members, promote concerts and help sell tickets via target market plans.
  • Devise short- and long-term product/service goals, business development and educational plans of the chorus and have it reviewed and approved by the board of directors every semester to ensure feasibility of programming.
  • Supervise maintenance of and additions to music library and equipment.
  • Expand and enhance the breadth and depth of the choir’s range of music.
  • Speak to the media, civic groups, and other entities regarding music programs, opportunities for engagement and for general support.
  • Attend networking functions outside of the field of music to garner general community support.
  • Lead on a strategic level using business, marketing and music strategies that are both visionary and detailed with target dates and measurable outcomes.
  • Oversee the technical production, marketing, artistic development and campaign of each concert to ensure artistic and musical elements are branded properly and aligned with ACC goals.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Has experience working at a nonprofit at a senior level in roles to include director or above.
  • Has conducting experience and willing to hold sectionals outside of normal rehearsal time.
  • Can speak to and has relationships with local, state and federal levels of government to seek support and encourage funding for the arts.
  • Knowledgeable in the diction of standard music language to include French, German, English, Italian and Latin. Working knowledge of at least one (other than English) is preferred. Two years of foreign language study (French, German or Italian – or combination of them) at the College/University level required – evidence on transcripts required.
  • Has performance or education degree in music (minimum Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music, or Bachelor of Music Education). Bachelor of Music is preferred. Advanced degree in music vocal performance or applied music (Master of Music) preferred. Evidence of other advanced degrees to show strategic abilities are highly desirable.  Transcripts required.
  • Evidence of current vocal performance ability at the professional level.
  • Ability to develop and use ACC related research, analytics and produce actionable insights use audience and ACC ensemble surveys to facilitate the selection of music for future semesters, as well as guide the strategic direction of the group and relationships among group members and community members.
  • Evidence of ability to think strategically with the board of directors to develop a suitable product for the choir, the community and the overall organization in terms of music and business to ensure the long-term success of the choir.
  • Understands the competitive music landscape in terms of musical groups, offerings and how the civic chorus fits and can grow in the landscape.
  • Can discuss various aspects of style and time periods of music.
  • Strong musical, organizational, marketing, public relations and technical production skills.
  • Maintains a current, broad network locally outside and inside of the music field.
  • Has sung professionally and has taught voice to ensure the healthy production of vocal sound.
  • Strong musician with a clear vision of where a civic chorus is and can be in the next 3 – 5 years.
  • Evidence of fundraising and working in a business development capacity where strong relationship-building is needed in the arts and in business.
  • Has experience similar to project management and marketing to ensure the smooth production of concerts, outreach and small musical projects that are musically and artistically aligned with ACC mission and goals.
  • Can read music to include open scores and piano reductions.
  • Experience with the media in terms of public relations, maintaining relations and speaking about the history, mission and vision of prior organizations in or outside of the music field.
  • Surveys and analyzes the audience and chorus members once a semester to gain feedback on demographic information, likes/dislikes and other needed information that would help shape the long-term development of the ACC is preferred.
  • Ability to present analysis (based on surveys) of ACC offerings to the board of directors and ACC members is preferred.
  • Letter of interest that addresses the above minimum qualifications: please send to above contact person of this advertisement using ATTN: MD Search - ABQ Civic Chorus
Classified ad: Concord Chorus Auditions Kevin Leong, %18 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000
Founded in 1946, the 100-voice Concord Chorus performs two concerts of choral-orchestral and smaller works each season.  Auditions for all voice parts will be held during two open rehearsals on Mondays, September 8 and 15, 2014, from 7:30 to 10 PM at Newbury Court’s Duvall Chapel (80 Deaconess Road) in Concord, Massachusetts.  The audition consists of scales, ear and pitch memory exercises, and sight-reading in order to evaluate voice, ear, and reading abilities.  A prepared piece is not required, but prior musical experience is expected.
The repertory of the Concord Chorus encompasses music from the 16th century to the present.  This year’s concerts include Handel’s Messiah with professional soloists and period orchestra; Michael Gandolfi’s Chesapeake: Summer of 1814 with the Concord Orchestra; and beautiful works by Morten Lauridsen, Dmitry Bortniansky, Ernest Bloch, and Pēteris Vasks.
Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 10 PM and begin September 8, 2014.  This season’s concerts will be Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 2 and 5 pm (Winter Holiday Concerts); Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, 2015, at 8 pm (Concord Orchestra); and Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 8 pm (Messiah).
The Concord Chorus is a wonderful group of welcoming people who enjoy singing and learning excellent choral repertoire and performing at the highest level.  Under the leadership of its Music Director, Kevin Leong, the Concord Chorus invites you to share in a musical experience that will be fun and fulfilling.  For more information, please visit or email the Music Director at
Classified ad: Brand New Ladies uniforms for sale Tracy Williams, %18 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 Everyone,
I have 36 brand new ladies tops for sale, still in polythene bags & labels from Bon Marche priced originally at £19 each. Sizes ranging from 14 to 22. If you are interested, please contact me & offer me a price. They are a 2 part set, camisole with a tie blouse over the top in tonal blues. Can send pictures to you on request.
Thank You 
Forum message: Football Team Chorus Linda Staiger, %18 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 have decided to talk the Football team into singing one song....maybe turn into a Men's Chorus???!!!    These guys probably have not sung in choruses so I need a song with which I can approach them....a song which is intriguing enough to step out of comfort zone and sing.     Any suggestions????
Announcement: Calling Non- Competitive choirs to Cork 2015 Leona Murphy, %18 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000
Entries are welcomed for the 2015 Festival which takes place 29th April – 3rd May 2015. 
Each year a number of international choirs are selected to participate in the Non-Competitive strand of the Festival. Participating Non-Competitively gives choirs the opportunity to present informal performances in various locations across the city, while having the possibility to meet with other choirs, see some of Ireland’s beautiful countryside, attend some of the festival events, sing, mingle, and soak up the festival atmosphere here in Cork.
Non-competitive choirs are free to organise their own tourist activities while here, but are asked to please keep the Festival office informed as their itinerary comes together to ensure that no time-tabling cross over occurs. The Festival is very flexible in terms of programming non -competitive choirs, and while we would be happy to schedule up to 2 to 3 informal performances per day for each choir, we would also encourage you to highlight any specific requests in relation to your schedule you may have at this time.
The Festival offers the following range of activities to visiting Non-Competitive choirs:
• Various informal public performances as part of the Festival’s popular Choral Trail
• A performance at a mass or church service in one of the city’s churches.
• A performance, on a selected basis, in one of the Festival’s concerts
Each choir is required to forward:
  1. A completed application form (available below)
  2. A recent CD recording of the choir, or approximately five MP3 files sent by email
  3. A short history of the choir detailing activities and achievements
  4. A recent high-resolution photograph of the choir (suitable for publicity purposes)
  5. Details of repertoire
  6. Receipt of payment of entry fee (See Entry Fees)
  7. All items for submission can be sent by email, however, please note that a printed and signed copy of the application form must still be received by the Festival Office by November 30th of the preceding year to secure your application.
Only applications enclosing all of the requirements detailed under Application Procedure will be considered. Choirs are selected on the basis of their application material. Particular attention is paid to the repertoire and quality of performance presented on the audition CD submitted with the application. The final selection of choirs remains with the Cork International Choral Festival.
The administration fee for Non-Competitive participation is €30 per participant (including the conductor). A minimum fee of €200 per ensemble will apply. This fee will cover your choir’s participation fee, festival accreditation, an assigned ‘fáilteoir’ (Festival welcomer and liaison); your official Festival Badge, special choir discounts to Festival Events and specially negotiated accommodation rates. The entry fee must be paid by bank transfer to the Cork International Choral Festival’s account by November 30th of the preceding year. Choirs are responsible for all related bank charges. The entry fee minus any bank transfer charges will be refunded to those choirs who are not selected for non-competitive participation. Any increase/decrease in participant numbers will be settled on arrival at the Festival.
The Festival does not contribute to a choir’s travel costs to and from Cork.
Participating choirs are responsible for all matters related to the organisation, booking, and payment of all accommodation and meals during their stay in Cork. A comprehensive list of specially negotiated accommodation options in varied price ranges (including Hotels, Guest Houses and Hostels) will be provided to all choirs selected for the Non-competitive Strand. The Festival is not responsible for any booking issues that may arise.
For further information, rules & regulations and to download the 2015 Application Form please see 
If you have any questions or queries please contact Festival HQ 
Closing date for Non- Competitive entries is 30th November 2014.
Classified ad: Open Rehearsals- AV Mastersingers-Northborough MA Robert Eaton, %18 %b %2014 %12:%Aug:%th 12AugGMT+0000 Assabet Valley Mastersingers will hold open rehearsals/auditions for the 2014-2015 season Monday August 25, Tuesday, September 2, and Monday, September 8 at Church of the Nativity 45 Howard Street, Northborough, MA. Rehearsal are 7:30-9:45.  The fall concert program will be Duruflé Requiem and Gounod's Messe de Ste. Cécile.  For more information ]]>Classified ad: Dallas Symphony Chorus announces auditions Joshua Habermann, %18 %b %2014 %12:%Aug:%th 12AugGMT+0000 Dallas Symphony Chorus (Joshua Habermann, director) announces auditions for the 2014-2015 season. The 190-voice chorus is the official vocal ensemble of the Dallas Symphony, and performs major masterworks, Christmas concerts and special events, both in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and abroad on regular international tours. Highlights of the 2014-2015 season include works by Fauré, Mozart, Mahler and Bernstein's rarely performed Kaddish, Symphony #3. Late pre-season auditions for all voice parts will be held on Sunday, August 24th, and additional auditons for tenors and basses can be made by appointment thereafter. To schedule and audition or for more information please call Donna Krauss at (214) 871-4084 or visit:
Classified ad: Spring 2015 Lecturer in Fine Arts (Choral) Helena von Rueden, %18 %b %2014 %11:%Aug:%th 11AugGMT+0000
The Department of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a lecturer in Music for the spring 2015 semester; classes begin in January and end in May.  This is a one-semester appointment with no benefits.  The replacement person will lead the Hampden-Sydney Men’s Chorus and teach sections of music fundamentals, music appreciation, and a course on opera history, jazz history, or American music, for a total of four courses. 
It is preferred that candidates have a doctorate in music or be enrolled in a doctorate program; however, candidates with exceptional choral and teaching experience who lack any work toward a doctorate will be considered.
Submit a cover letter, current résumé, and a list of three references to .  The list of references should include phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and brief descriptions of your relation to each person of reference.  Deadline: September 15, 2015.
Classified ad: Managing Director - MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Choir Rachel Kramer, %18 %b %2014 %09:%Aug:%th 9AugGMT+0000
MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, is seeking a managing director. The position oversees all administrative and production aspects of the organization's operations and also leads the organization’s audience development and fundraising activities (dependent upon previous experience). The Managing Director reports to the Board of Directors and collaborates closely with the Artistic Director.
MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, is a 75 member auditioned choir in the culturally rich city of Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 1983 by Dr. Catherine Roma and currently led by Artistic Director Rhonda Juliano, MUSE is one of the most highly regarded women’s choirs in the nation. MUSE has built a feminist, collaborative culture and developed forms of democratic decision-making. MUSE is committed to increasing the repertoire of choral music for a wide range of women’s voices and seeks to continue the choir’s growth as a diverse musical organization supporting peace and justice issues.  For more information, please see
Responsibilities: The Managing Director’s job responsibilities include:
  • Ensure that detailed objectives in the following general areas are established, implemented (within budget) and evaluated: fundraising and development, marketing, audience development, and merchandising
  • Recruit and facilitate the work of volunteers in assisting in overall operations
  • Oversee and coordinate all administrative aspects of the organization's operations and productions
  • Oversee creation and management of a donor relations strategy
  • Assist in creating and adhering to a budget; track all expenses in adherence with approved budget
  • Serve as the choir’s direct liaison for external affairs
Hours: Part-Time. Hours are flexible; evening and weekend work required, including but not limited to attendance at rehearsals on Monday evenings, committee and board meetings, concerts, etc; some time required during normal business hours.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Experience with development and fundraising in a non-profit or arts organization
  • Marketing and communications experience, especially related to audience development
  • Superior writing, organization and communication skills
  • Strong computer skills required. MS Word and Excel required; experience with QuickBooks, Access and database platforms a plus
  • Sound interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively in group decision making settings
  • Must be flexible, possess a strong work ethic, show initiative, and have the ability to work independently and manage time efficiently
Application Information: Applications accepted through September 5th, 2014 (postmark deadline). Applications must include:
  • Cover letter
  • Complete curriculum vitae
  • Names of three references (name with full title, email address, phone number)
Applications may be returned digitally to or by mail to:
MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir
PO Box 23292
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Candidates for Managing Director must be committed to the MUSE Philosophy: MUSE is a women’s choir dedicated to musical excellence and social change. In keeping with our belief that diversity is strength, we are feminist women of varied ages, races and ethnicities with a range of musical abilities, political interests and life experiences. We are women loving women; we are heterosexual, lesbian and bisexual women united in song. We commission and seek out music composed by women, pieces written to enhance the sound of women’s voices and songs that honor the enduring spirit of all peoples. In performing, we strive for a concert experience that entertains, inspires, motivates, heals and creates a feeling of commu ]]>
Classified ad: Auditions Valley Concert Chorale 2014-2015 season heidi massie, %18 %b %2014 %05:%Aug:%th 5AugGMT+0000

~~The Valley Concert Chorale, the Tri-Valley’s premier chorus, is now scheduling appointments for auditions for singers who would like to be a part of the Chorale’s 2014-2015 seasob.  Auditions will be held on the following dates:

• Mondays, September 8 and 15th

Auditions and rehearsals are held at the First Presbyterian Church of Livermore. The church is located at 2020 Fifth Street.

The Chorale is seeking experienced singers with sight-reading skills who enjoy singing exciting and challenging music. The Chorale performs a wide variety of music ranging from classical to contemporary, and folk to jazz. To schedule an appointment, call (925) 462-4205.

The Chorale’s 51st concert season will feature the following performances and events:
Cantata140 “Wachet Auf” by Johann Sebastian Bach
Ave Maris Stella by Cecilia McDowall
Requiem by Gabriel Fauré
Luminous Night of the Soul by Ola Gjeilo
Oscar Winning Songs from the movies

More information about the Valley Concert Chorale is available at or by calling the general information line at (925) 866-4003.

About Valley Concert Chorale
The Valley Concert Chorale, celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season in 2013-2014, is the Tri-Valley’s premier chorus. Under the direction of John Emory Bush, the Chorale has offered a variety of musical performances to serve the diverse musical tastes of its audiences.

Valley Concert Chorale’s mission is to engage audiences in the transforming power of music by sharing their passion and joy in live performance. They are dedicated to excellence in singing choral music of all genres, nurturing the next generation of singers, and supporting musical endeavors in the Tri-Valley community.

The all-volunteer, non-profit chorale receives financial support from grants, ticket sales, membership dues, fundraisers and donations.

About the Director
John Emory Bush has been the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Valley Concert Chorale since 1998.  He holds a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music and is also trained as a pianist, organist and harpist. He was Music Director and Conductor of the San Francisco Concert Chorale for eighteen seasons and Director of Music and Organist at St. Matthew's Episcopal Cathedral in Dallas from 2000-2010  Mr. Bush is Principal Organist at First United Methodist Church, McKinney, Texas.  For the past twelve years, Mr. Bush has divided his time between the Bay Area and Dallas, contributing to both musical communities.

Classified ad: Join the Outer Banks (N.C.) Chorus Elaine Reed, %18 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000 Outer Banks Chorus welcomes new singers to its Fall 2014 season with weekly rehearsals beginning Tuesday, August 26, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church at 803 W. Kitty Hawk Road in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
    The 60-voice chorus will present two December concerts with repertoire spanning the Renaissance to Broadway. 
     No auditions are necessary, but a love of singing fine music is required as is a desire to spend quality time with talented and fun folks. All interested vocalists, especially male voices, should contact Dr. David Evans at 252-480-1692.  ]]>
Forum message: Pacing and variety for beginning choir Archive User, %18 %b %2014 %02:%Aug:%th 2AugGMT+0000 have a group of 30 high school boys and girls - pretty good singers but mostly beginners. Takes a while to learn parts. Not accustomed to rehearsal discipline. I need ideas to help teach parts quickly and effectively and keep a good pace so as not to frustrate nor bore them. Need to keep them engaged AND learning - quickly. ]]>Classified ad: Tenors and Basses - We need YOU! Angela Rosser, %18 %b %2014 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000 Circle City Chorale is holding auditions for it's holiday season. Formal auditions end August 18th but we will make exceptions for experienced singers! We are a 60+ voice community choir located in the Inland Empire. Looking for experienced choral singers with a special need for tenors and basses.  Our current repertoire will be "holiday" based and promises to be a lot of fun while offering some challenges, even to the experienced singer! We meet on Monday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 in Corona California. We are a fairly new choir, ending our 4th year in December! Come be a part of this exciting group as we take the IE by storm! Check out our website and please contact Angela Rosser, Founder and Artistic Director for audition details.   ]]>Classified ad: Cantlena Chamber Choir limited openings Andrea Goodman, %18 %b %2014 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000 Cantilena Chamber Choir, western MA's premiere vocal ensembled located in Trinity Church in Lenox, MA has limited openings for small stipends in all sections. Respond to, 518-791-0185
Our season is as follows:
Concert #1 October 12 Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms and Rachmaninov Vespers
Concert #2 December 7 Palestrina Missa Beata Virgine
Concert #3 Sunday, January 18 Martin Luther King Psalms and Spirituals sing
Concert #4 Sunday, May 3 Copland Old American Songs & Bernstein Candide selections and more.
Classified ad: SECTION LEADERS/SOLOISTS Hannah Carr, %17 %b %2014 %23:%Aug:%th 23AugGMT+0000 Street United Church in West Roxbury is looking for Section Leaders for all voice parts for a start date of September 14th. Rehearsals begin at 8:45 for a 10:00 AM service. Fee for 8:45 to 11:00 is $75, with an extra rehearsal on the last Sunday of every month from 11:15 to 12:45 for an additional $50. Paid singers will often sing as a solo quartet during the Offertory. 
Please email an audio file of your voice, singing a cappella, to Hannah at
Forum message: Searching for "Little April Shower" acappella arrangement Derek Granger, %18 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000 all,
I am trying to locate this arrangement of "Little April Shower" from Bambi (youtube video link is below). I cannot seem to find it anywhere. I am aware Disney is very restrictive with copyright so it may not be published or readily available...but it's worth a try. If you have any knowledge of it, please share! Thank you in advance!
Derek Granger
Flowing Wells HS Choirs
Tucson, AZ
Classified ad: Seeking 2 Tenors and 2 Basses for Small Chamber Group (Philadelphia PA area) Carol Grey, %17 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000
Cantores, a small vocal ensemble (10-16 singers) performing primarily a cappella choral music from the 15th through 21st centuries, is looking for two Tenors and 2 Bass/Baritones to round out the roster.  
Cantores is made up of a group of friends who love to sing – choral musicians all.   We are committed to excellence through choral performance.  Our members have a great deal of choral singing experience, are familiar with singing in various languages as well as English, have the ability to sight-read and learn music fairly quickly (we work on parts as needed), possess good vocal quality, and have the ability to adjust their sound as styles dictate. 
We rehearse weekly from 7:30-9:15 on Monday nights. We meet in the homes of some of our members (as well as other locations) on Philadelphia PA’s Main Line, making about equal amounts of music and fun.    
Our repertoire is drawn from madrigals, anthems, love songs, folk songs, spirituals, octavos, and some popular music and jazz arrangements in settings for two to eight voice parts.  We prepare one or two programs a year and give concerts in area churches and retirement communities. 
The current program is called If Music Be the Food of Love. It is a varied program from Renaissance madrigals, to vocal jazz with an emphasis on texts of William Shakespeare.  Previous programs have included Spring, Swing Sing; Heart & Soul: Songs Sacred, Sentimental, and Silly; Comings and Goings, music describing the comings and goings of our lives; A Grand Night for Singing; Music of the Four Seasons; A Celebration of Love, madrigals to vocal jazz; A Celebration of Psalms, psalm settings from Germany, Italy, Great Britain and the Americas; and From Dusk to Dawn, with selections describing things that transpire during the night.   
For additional information, please see our website ( and/or contact the director, Carol Grey, at or 267-847-4314. 
Classified ad: WomenSing Open Rehearsal, New Ensemble and Auditions Barbara Beck, %17 %b %2014 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000 will be holding auditions for experienced singers for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday, August 20,  or by appointment.  WomenSing's first rehearsal of the season on Wednesday September 3 will be an open rehearsal where prospective singers can get a feel for the group.  A second audition date is scheduled for Thursday, September 4.
New this year is the formation of a small a cappella ensemble, selected by audition from the larger group of singers.  Membership in this group will provide additional opportunities for performing, both at and outside of regular WomenSing concerts.
Contact us by email at or go to our website - - for more information.  All voice parts are welcome and scholarships are available for qualified singers.
Classified ad: La Jolla Renaissance Singers Auditions new members Christine Micu, %17 %b %2014 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000
The La Jolla Renaissance Singers are looking for new members across all voice parts to join us for the upcoming 2014/2015 season and beyond. 
About LJRS: Since 1963, the La Jolla Renaissance Singers have been bringing the finest of early choral music to the San Diego area. Based in La Jolla, California, the elite choir draws members from across the county. The 25-member group performs vocal music written from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance, with occasional forays into the Romantic and Modern periods. Members are singers with strong sight-reading skills. The group performs in concert halls, museums, and churches, as well as in libraries, parks, and for private parties in period costume.
Auditions will be held as part of our normal rehearsal time on Wednesday nights from 7:45 to 9:45 beginning August 27th. Auditionees are encouraged to attend rehearsal to get to know the group and the group can get to know you. The audition process includes participating in a rehearsal, singing in a quartet, and going through some vocal exercises with the director following rehearsal.
Email to schedule an audition. Please include information about your voice part and prior choir experience.
Classified ad: Cascade Foothills Chorale seeking accompanist Dean Suess, %17 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000

Dynamic Community Chorale seeks Piano Accompanist



Salaried: $2,500 annual ($1,200 winter / $1,300 spring)


Qualified candidates will be able to provide full range of accompaniment skills, including:

Being committed to working with a non-audition, largely non-reading chorale who enjoy the fun of singing together

Ability to follow the Conductor/Director

Technical competence on the keyboard instrument

Strong sight reading skills

Knowledge of both the accompaniment and choral parts

Ability to play all combinations of vocal parts together (ability to read open choral scores usually 4-part only is preferred)

Knowledge of performance practice in all styles relevant to the repertoire being rehearsed or performed

Ability to assist faltering choral lines, allowing rehearsal to continue without stopping

General flexibility in deferring to directions of Conductor/Director, and supporting chorale and individual performers as needed


    Duties of the Accompanist include prepared attendance at all rehearsals and concerts; notifying the Conductor/Director of absences to assist in arranging for guest accompanist if absence is unavoidable (including payment of same). Rehearsal are Thursday evenings 7PM to 9:15PM at Enumclaw Sr. Center or at designated alternative sites. Additional rehearsals may be called in weeks preceding concerts. The Winter Concerts will be held the weekend of 13 and 14 DEC 2014. The dates for the Spring Concerts are yet to be determined (? 30/31 May, 2015). Term of engagement is ~1 year.


    Please submit inquiries and/or resumes to Phone 206 354 4864. Include phone number and possible dates in August for audition with Director and members of the chorale.


    ]]>Classified ad: SECTION LEADERS/SOLOISTS – FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Oklahoma City Warren Puffer Jones, %17 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000
    The Sanctuary Singers of the First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City have openings for Section Leaders/Soloists for all voice types.
    Wednesday evening rehearsal and one service Sunday morning.
    Compensation: $30 per service (extra for special occasions)
    To schedule an audition, please contact:
    Warren Puffer Jones
    Music Director
    First Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City
    Positions open until filled.
    Classified ad: Treble Choir Director - First Presbyterian Church, OKC Warren Puffer Jones, %17 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000
    The First Presbyterian Church of Oklahoma City seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Treble Choir, a choir for children in grades 3-5.  This is a paid, part-time position. 
    The Treble Choir rehearses Wednesday evenings, 6:15-6:55pm, from late August through early May.  The Treble Choir sings in Sunday morning worship services approximately twice each month. 
    The Director of the Treble Choir will select music, prepare and rehearse the children, and conduct the choir during worship services.  The Director will work with the First Presbyterian Church Music Director to manage the ensemble, including scheduling and recruitment.  The Treble Choir has a volunteer accompanist.
    Applicants should be strong musicians who enjoy working with children. Strong leadership skills, a collaborative spirit, a positive attitude, and the ability to self-motivate are important for this position.
    To apply:
    It is possible to combine this position with the position of section leader/soloist of the Sanctuary Singers (adult choir) at First Presbyterian Church.
    First Presbyterian Church of Oklahoma City belongs to the Presbyterian Church (USA). More information about the church and its music programs can be found at
    ]]>Forum message: Looking for arranger for Shaw's "Go Tell it On the Mountain" recording Joanne Kambouris, %17 %b %2014 %02:%Aug:%th 2AugGMT+0000 evening!  I'm looking for the name of the arranger of the spiritual Go Tell it On the Mountain that was sung by the Robert Shaw Chorale on the "FESTIVAL OF CAROLS" album made back in the late 50's-early 60's.  I have searched far and wide, and have actually ordered the CD to see if there is any information on the CD jacket.  It is almost certainly NOT Alice Parker, as every list that I have seen of her arrangements does not include that particular title.  Any help would be appreciated.  This is a memorable arrangement for me, as I remember this album very definitively as a child and would love to do this version with my choir.  If anyone has any idea where it might be obtained, I would love to know that as well.
    Joanne K, Palm Harbor Florida.
    Forum message: If music be the food arrangement Jennifer Forness, %17 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000's your favorite SATB arrangement of "If music be the food of love?" I'm looking for something a little outside the box. Thanks, ]]>Borrowing request: Away In A Manger (David Willcocks) Matthew Herzog, %17 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000 Away In A Manger
    Composer/Arranger/Edition: David Willcocks
    Starting: Before October
    For: Until the end of December
    Copies: 1
    Willing to rent: No
    Looking for a copy of "Away in a Manger" arranged by David Willcocks. It's my understanding that it's in a book called "100 Carols for Choir," published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193355798). I'm only in need of the one piece from the entire book.
    Forum message: SATB Non Traditional Sounds Robert Colbourne, %16 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000 for SATB rep that would include using non traditonal vocal tones (i.e. panting, breathing heavy etc.)  Kind of in the style of Rajaton. ]]>Classified ad: Exciting Choral Opportunity for Volunteer Singers Suzanne Kazi, %16 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000
    Capital Singers of Trenton/ Trenton Community Singers is a 100 voice choir founded in 2006 by Artistic Director Richard M. Loatman.  Composed of amateur and semi professional singers of all ages, our repertoire includes an eclectic mix of musical genres and styles, both sacred and secular.  Our mission is to promote the art of choral singing, enrich the cultural life of New Jersey, and serve as goodwill ambassadors for the city of Trenton through concerts, special performances, and community outreach.  Rehearsals are held twice a month on Sunday evening at Sacred Heart Church, 343 South Broad Street, Trenton.  We are currently welcoming singers of all voice parts, but particularly tenors and basses.  For more information go to or call 609-799-5939.  
    Announcement: New choral composer at Bärenreiter Mårten Jansson, %16 %b %2014 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000 choral composer at Bärenreiter

    Hot off the press we present three sacred a capella choral works by Marten Jansson, a Swedish contemporary composer with whom we are very proud to start a cooperation. We are already fans of Marten Jansson's compositions and we hope you will like them too.

    Would you like to get an impression of the pieces?
    Flip through a sample score which contains musical excerpts of each work:

    Would you like to hear the music?
    Find audio files on our youtube-channel:

    And these are the works we are talking about:

    Fear thou not (SSMAA) (English)
    The piece depicts how man can change from doubting to believing, led by the Father's voice which both comforts and admonishes.

    Maria (IV) (SATB) (Swedish/English)
    The music depicts Mary's sorrow as the mother of a child that belongs not to her, but to all mankind.

    The Choirmaster's Burial (SSATBB) (Latin SSA/English TBB)
    This piece uses word painting to re-tell Thomas Hardy's classic poem about an old tenor and the death of his choirmaster. The men and women are divided into two choirs; the men represent the old tenor telling the story and the women represent an angelic chorus singing the antiphon "In Paradisium" from the Requiem Mass. ]]>
    Announcement: What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, August 17, 2014 Robert Kennedy, %16 %b %2014 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000 case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify for you to enjoy: GSM - August 17, 2014
    Don't forget that we have more choral and organ music programmed on Sunday
    evenings beginning at 10 p.m. eastern.
    Rob Kennedy
    Great Sacred Music
    The Classical Station
    Traditional Maronite Chant: Ya umma-I-Iah
    Soeur Marie Keyrouz
    Gustav Holst: Ave Maria, Op. 9b
    Choir of Westminster Cathedral, James O'Donnell
    The Maronite church traces its origins back to Mount Lebanon. Gustav
    Holst's eight part setting of the Ave Maria for women's voices is an early
    work which dates from 1900.
    James Whitbourn: A Prayer of Desmond Tutu
    Commotio, Matthew Berry
    Desmond Tutu, speaker
    George Frideric Handel: Dixit Dominus Domino meo
    Choir of King's College, Cambridge; English Chamber Orchestra
    Philip Ledger
    The opening to "Dixit Dominus", Handel's setting of Psalm 110
    Leo Sowerby: Picardy (from Six Meditations on Communion Hymns)
    Robert Parris, organ
    1927 E.M. Skinner organ at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rochester, New York
    James Whitbourn (1963-) marries his own distinctive choral writing with
    elements drawn from African traditions in this superb "A Prayer of Desmond
    Tutu". Handel's "Dixit Dominus" is a major choral work which dates from
    1707 when Handel was living in Italy. The lush sounds of the E.M. Skinner
    organ in St. Paul's Church, Rochester suit Dr. Sowerby's meditation on the
    hymn-tune "Picardy, commonly used with the text "Let all mortal flesh keep
    J.S. Bach: Cantata 168, "Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort"
    Concentus Musicus of Vienna; Tolzer Knabenchor, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Helmut Wittek, soprano; Christian Imler, alto;
    Paul Esswood alto; Kurt Equiluz, tenor; Robert Holl, bass
    The German translates as "Give an account of thyself! Word of thunder!"
    Simon Crouch tartly observes that "the two recitatives in the cantata
    paint a picture of life as being a loan that needs repayment on judgement
    day and the Lord is the best bet for repayment." You can read the rest of
    his commentary here:
    Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Robert Shaw
    Barbara Bonney, soprano; Florence Quivar, mezzo-soprano;
    Jerry Hadley, tenor; Thomas Hampson, baritone
    "Elijah" was written for the 1846 Birmingham Festival. Mendelssohn uses
    Bach and Handel as his models for the oratorio form. The music is
    distinctly Mendelssohn's own early romantic period voice. The work was
    sung in English at the Festival.
    Classified ad: Bass Section Leader Position Juan Mesa, %16 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 Mary's Church in Holliston, MA is looking to hire a Bass Section Leader for a weekly rehearsal and one Sunday Service, starting in September 2014. Rehearsals take place on Thursday 7:30-9:30pm, and the Sunday service is at 11:30 am (call at 10:45am)  There are 4 paid section Leaders, who sing in a choir made up of accomplished volunteers, skilled in traditional liturgical music. Excellent sight-reading skills are necessary. Repertoire includes a variety of styles and genres, but is strongly focused on a-capella traditional sacred music, including Gregorian Chant and 16th century polyphony.  The choir also sings two concerts a year. Pay per call is $60, with additional cantoring opportunities for weekly masses, weddings and funerals (compensated separately). If interested, please contact Juan A. Mesa, Director of Music, at ]]>Forum message: Music as Protest Christopher McCafferty, %16 %b %2014 %10:%Aug:%th 10AugGMT+0000 am thinking of doing a concert themed on "Music as Protest". Note - I'm not talking about protest songs, but regular songs that were used in some way as an act of protest itself, like Peter Ten Boom playing the Dutch National anthem at church and getting arrested by the Nazis, or the Slovenian youth choir that added a song about freedom, with Italian officers seated in the front row (12/12/1941).
    Can anyone think of any other circumstances when music, that was not particulalry written to be a "protest song", became one or was used as such?

    Thanks in advance!!

    Christopher J McCafferty
    Artistic Director, Illumni Men's Chorale
    Forum message: Looking for lush, grand, accompanied piece SSAA for winter Kathleen Hansen, %16 %b %2014 %08:%Aug:%th 8AugGMT+0000 have an adult women's chorus of approximately 100...non-auditioned, but they're willing to be pushed a little. Hoping for SSAA.
    I'm looking for an accompanied piece (piano definitely, bonus if other instruments) to fill out our winter program. Hopefully something about peace, love, joy, holiday... anything that will inspire/move/or create contemplation.
    The chorus loved "Tree of Peace" (Gwenyth Walker) - I'm looking for something full and moving like that.
    I'm open to other grand pieces, too. I have room on the program for a couple.
    Classified ad: Puccini Messa di Gloria parts Lorna Wright, %16 %b %2014 %11:%Aug:%th 11AugGMT+0000 parts for Puccini Messa di Gloria. 
    Also 6 vocal scores.  No conductor score.
    Just pay for the shipping (about 5 pounds)
    contact:  Lorna Wright, president.
    Classified ad: Paid Alto Section Leader Wanted Darin Lewis, %16 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000 are looking for an Alto Section Leader for our Church Choir.
    St. Francis Episcopal - North Stamford -
    3 - 4 calls per month - $100ea - typically 3 Sundays a month and a Saturday morning rehearsal -  annual compensation is about $4200  September- Mid June
    Small choir - great group of people -  1 Section Leader in each section - a congregation and clergy which is very supportive. 
    Need a sense of humor
    Great Sight-reading skills
    The ability to be flexible. St. Francis provides a very inclusive environment - must be comfortable in a very diverse congregation. 
    Please contact Darin Lewis, Minister of Music -
    Borrowing request: Need to borrow/purchase 10 Vivaldi "Gloria" Linda Nason, %16 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000 10 Vivaldi "Gloria"
    Composer/Arranger/Edition: Ed. Mason Martens, Walton Publishing
    Starting: ASAP
    For: Borrow until January 2015
    Copies: 10
    Willing to rent: Yes
    Can pick up anywhere in the greater Orange County/Diamond Bar, CA area.
    Classified ad: Come join Diablo Choral Artists! Sue Cevasco, %15 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000
    Diablo Choral Artists performs significant works of sacred and secular choral music, and has openings for all voice parts (esp. tenors and basses). Rehearsals are Mondays 7-9:30 pm, beginning September 8, 2014, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1924 Trinity Avenue, Walnut Creek.  Mark Tuning, Music Director. See  for details and more information, or call 925-680-7089,
    Classified ad: Interim Choir Conductor - Countryside Church Ron Polomchak, %15 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000
    Seeking Interim Choir Conductor* to lead the vocal music program and the congregation in hymn singing at Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist. The vocal music program includes an adult choir that will sing two services on two Sundays a month. Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in Music with choral emphasis or commensurate experience. For more information please review the related job description CLICK HERE.
    Preferred start date: September 2, 2014
    Compensation: $600-$960/mo depending on experience
    What to submit
       Professional Resume
       Letter of Introduction
       Video of a Choral Conducting Performance (optional)
    Contact Information
       Attention: Choir Conductor Search
       Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist
       1025 Smith Street
       Palatine, IL 60067

    Or email to:

    * In accordance with the advice of the Unitarian Universalist Office of Church Staffing and Transitions, the Interim Choir Conductor at Countryside Church will not be considered for the permanent Director of Music position.
    Borrowing request: Borrow/Rent I Wonder as I Wander Katy Abraham, %15 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000 I Wonder as I Wander (SATB)
    Composer/Arranger/Edition: Arr. Aaron McDermid, Published by Morningstar (Out of Print)
    Starting: ASAP
    For: August 15th - December 12th
    Copies: 52
    Willing to rent: Yes
    Any available copies would be appreciated. Will pay shipping both ways. 
    Announcement: Looking for a world class international festival with a domestic tour price tag? Christa Tumlinson, %15 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000 ]]>Classified ad: Paid Church Choral Position Kate Meyrick, %15 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000
    Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church seeks experienced collegiate singers to fill 1-3 compensated Choral Scholars positions (sopranotenor, alto, and/or bass) in our Celebration Choir.  These singers should be music majors, be able to sing a wide variety of music styles, possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and must be excellent sight-readers.  These leaders must be able to commit to Wednesday night rehearsals and bi-weekly Sunday morning worship services (9:00 & 10:45am) from early September to the end of May, as well as Christmas Candlelight (Dec. 14 at 6:00pm) and Holy Week services. We take a four week break after our Candlelight service through mid-January.  Audition includes one hymn solo of your choice, an audition excerpt, and sight-singing.
    Candidates may be any year in college (freshmen through seniors) and must be studying music. We also have openings in all voice parts for volunteer choir members.
    Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church is located 25 minutes southwest of downtown Chicago.
    To schedule an audition for this position in our ensemble, please contact choral director Courtney Supple at
    DEADLINE: September 5, 2014
    Announcement: Your 2015/2016 touring planning - choir festivals & custom tours Michael Clohesy, %15 %b %2014 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000 2014, 2015, 2016
    The coming of fall is a timely reminder of the exceptional destinations and festivals being finalized now for 2015 as well as new 2016 opportunities.
    2014 - Our best season ever – rave reviews for our festivals and revisiting exceptional destinations including Greece and Turkey! Everyone is home happy and safe!!!

    2015 - Custom tours throughout Europe – north, south and central, UK/Ireland, South America, Central America, Australia/New Zealand, Asia, South Africa...  Summer festivals: Ireland – Dilworth, France – Breden, Athens/Greek Islands – Hamre, Austria – Kennedy, Italy – Leck, Gentry and Conlon

    2016 - Our range of custom tour destinations continues to grow – tell us where you wish to perform!  Our 2016 festival roster will include: Hella Johnson – Rome, Leck – South of France, Dilworth – Vienna/Salzburg, Wyatt – Budapest, Galvan – Ireland.

    Please feel free to talk to us about your 2015 & 2016 touring ideas now. 

    Wishing you well for the singing year ahead

    Oliver Scofield 
    Executive Chairman
    Announcement: Latvian Voices: Exotic Latvian Female A Cappella available for bookings Spring and Fall 2015 Chris Merkle, %15 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000
    Latvian Voices is an a cappella ensemble from Riga, the capital city of the “Singing Nation” of Latvia. An astounding choral group of seven dazzling women, Latvian Voices always delivers a mesmerizing concert experience. The repertoire of the ensemble consists of a wide range of musical styles: Latvian folk song arrangements, classical works of choral music, as well as original compositions including elements of classical, pop, and jazz. Since their first European concert tour three years ago, these singers have quickly achieved international success. Currently, Latvian Voices is considered one of the leading vocal ensembles of their kind in the world and has been invited to represent Latvia as its musical ambassadors in 2014 when Riga is the Cultural Capital of Europe. Recently, the third Latvian Voices album, “Tā Kā Taka” (Like A Path), has been nominated for a 2012 Latvian Music Recordings Award and is praised as one of the five best a cappella recordings. In the summer of 2013, the ensemble performed at the prestigious Schleswig-Holstein Festival to critical acclaim.
    “A clear audience favorite was Latvian Voices, seven women …whose tangy, exotic Baltic harmonies and flawless ensemble work shone in folk songs …” -Washington Post
    “Full tones, mature technique… this is what their award-winning a-cappella music tells, even from the first glorious note.”    -Ploen
    Performance clips:  Latvian Voices Introduction
            Latvian Voices-Ave Maris Stella Edward Grieg
            Latvian Voices-Eriks Ešenvalds: O salutaris hostia
            Latvian Voices in Hamburg Kulturkirche Altona "Tā Kā Taka"

    Latvian Voices will offer brilliant and exciting performances, and will bring musical excellence to your audiences.
    If you are interest in presenting this exceptional Latvian ensemble, please contact Chris Merkle to discuss dates and fees: 703-683-6040

    Classical Movements, Inc. is pleased to announce its United States Touring Division for Professional Ensembles. The division will specialize in arranging all concert and tour logistics in the United States for professional and nonprofessional ensembles of a high artistic level. For a complete artist roster, please click here

    Classified ad: Wayzata Community Church Chancel Choir Thomas Paulson, %15 %b %2014 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000 WCC Chancel Choir is currently auditioning volunteer singers by appointment for the 2014-2015 season. Auditions involve a get acquainted discussion and singing your favorite hymn. Choir members need not be a member of WCC. To set up an appointment email Thomas Paulson, Director of Music Ministry
    The WCC Chancel Choir is a select 60-voice auditioned choir that sings everything from Palestrina to Rutter for worship most Sundays at 10:45 am worship September through May. Rehearsals are Wednesday evening 7:15-9:15. The choir also collaborates regularly with Wayzata Symphony Orchestra, WCC orchestra in residence. 2013-2014 collaborations included Rutter Requiem, Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio, Haydn Harmoniemesse and the premiere of Nothing is Silent, Nothing is Dark by Curtis Kettler, commissioned for WCC Chancel Choir and WSO by Robert Parish. 2014-2015 anticipated collaborations are a music festival, Rutter Requiem, and Mozart Requiem.
    The Vision of Wayzata Community Church: Inspire the world with the inclusive love of Jesus.
    The Vision of WCC Chancel Choir: Called to express God’s grace and love through song.
    For more information see Music Ministry at
    Announcement: AFTER APPLE-PICKING, TBB, Robert Frost/James Johnson James Johnson, %15 %b %2014 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 rustic early poem (1914) is in the public domain. I've set it for three men's voices, hoping to reflect the poet's
    increasingly sleepy mood after a long day in the orchard. TBB, 5:00, not difficult. 
    All my works are written in Sibelius, so professional copies are available in PDF or hard copy, and mp3 demo files of the Sibelius audio.
    Please have a look at some of my other titles, on my ChoralNet page, and also at my site:
    James Johnson
    Williams BA '64, Yale DMA '78, organist in Adolphus Busch Hall at Harvard 1971-1991,
    ASCAP, AGO, Mensa, Who's Who in America,
    Classified ad: Experienced arranger/orchestrator/copyist for hire Nathan Lofton, %15 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 arranger/orchestrator/copyist for hire
    Degrees from New England Conservatory and Temple University. Extensive experience as arranger and copyist. Performances by ensembles in the United States and Europe, including the United States Navy Band, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony.
    Reasonable rates for high-quality work. Work samples and references available on request.
    Forum message: opera choruses Dwight Uphaus, %15 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 recommendations of opera choruses might one have for high school choirs? ]]>Forum message: Church job vacation pay Daniel Fry, %15 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 was recently on vacation, and planned in advance to be gone from my church job (salaried, but part-time, average of about 25 hours/week).  An organist sub was needed for Sunday, but not for anything else.  I was very surprised to see my pay docked for my vacation time. Apparently it's in our employee manual that part-time employees receive no paid vacation. I certainly didn't remember it in my job description.  I have worked in a number of church settings for nearly 20 years, and this is the first place to offer no paid vacation.  If I was in ignorance of the policy, that's my fault, but I find it to be a rather punitive one. The church also asks for time sheets to be turned in by pay period. I've always been used to spending the time it took to get the job done right-it might be 15 hours one week and 30 another.
    I am curious what folks out there have in terms of vacation?
    Classified ad: Countertenor, Tenor, and Bass positions at Grace Church in Newark Joseph Arndt, %15 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 choirs of Grace Church in Newark (Episcopal) have openings for countertenor, tenor, and bass positions.
    These positions participate in two choirs: an all paid ensemble and a men's choir with ten very talented volunteers who are all strong readers. Repertoire emphasis is Renaissance polyphony, the English Baroque, and plainsong.
    Singers who possess excellent ensemble and reading skills should contact Joseph Arndt at:

    Videos of choral music at Grace Church can be found on YouTube.
    Sundays rehearsal at 9 a.m. followed by High Mass at 10:30 a.m. (finished around 11:45)
    Occasional mid-week services (flexibility here)
    Holy Week, Easter Day, Christmas Eve/Day attendance are required.
    Grace Church in Newark (Episcopal)
    950 Broad Street
    Newark, NJ 07102
    Classified ad: Auditions--Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus Nancy Menk, %15 %b %2014 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000 for the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus will be held on Friday, August 22 at the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts on Ridge Road in Munster.  Call Nancy Foushi at 219-836-0525 to schedule an audition appointment with Choral Director Nancy Menk.  The Chorus performs regularly with the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Kirk Muspratt, Music Director, and occasionally with other area orchestras.  For more information, please visit ]]>Classified ad: Anglo-Catholic Episcopal Church Needs Voices Jeffrey Parola, %15 %b %2014 %06:%Aug:%th 6AugGMT+0000 Los Angeles-based singers,

    My name is Jeffrey Parola, and I am the Organist & Choirmaster at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, a very special and unique Anglo-Catholic Episcopal parish in Hollywood, CA. I was very recently appointed Choirmaster, and I am looking for talented, intelligent, and deeply spiritual Christians to audition for the St. Thomas the Apostle choir.

    As the new Choirmaster, my goal is to cultivate an English Cathedral, Anglican sound: rich, vibrant, clear, and expressive. If you think your voice/skill might lend itself to this aesthetic, please contact me for more information:

    Repertoire this year includes music by Fauré, Vaughan Williams, Howells, Mendelssohn, Byrd, Conte, Ives, Stanford, Elgar, Stainer, Morales, Victoria, and many more. We will also chant very often from the Liber Usualis and the Graduale Romanum.

    I look forward to hearing from some of you. Otherwise, please be well!


    Jeffrey Parola

    P.S. To see our beautiful liturgy in action, please check out this sample of one of our Masses:

    Classified ad: MalMark Hand bells Victoria Bond, %15 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000 MalMark Hand bells recently listed for sale, were just sold. Thank you to the many
    interested inquiries.  If you would like to know what these were sold for, just email
    Victoria at  also let me know what other items you are interested in.
    Announcement: Larry Minton's Choral Music page on Facebook Larry Minton, %15 %b %2014 %05:%Aug:%th 5AugGMT+0000 visit my new page: 
    At this time, most of my pieces are available at no charge on; links are included for:
    John the Revelator, a blues spiritual 
    Adoro Te Devote, an original motet dedicated to Paul Salamunovich 
    Rose-Cheek'd Laura, a new setting of the poem by Thomas Campion
    While Shepherds watched their Flocks, in which St. Luke and Jan Sweelinck meet in the Caribbean
    and several others.
    Your feedback and "likes" are greatly appreciated.
    Classified ad: LP Vinyl Records Collection - $1 (Central Tucson, AZ) Jonathan Ng, %15 %b %2014 %05:%Aug:%th 5AugGMT+0000

    Large collection of records


     Operas, Symphonies, Oratorios, Choral Works, Piano Works, Classical Vocal Repertoire to name a few.

     $1.00 each, Discount will be given for large quantity.


    Concert: NORFOLK CHORAL FESTIVAL CHOIR 2014 YALE SUMMER SCHOOL Simon Carrington, %15 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000, August 16 at 4:00PM

    Simon Carrington, Director
    Festival Conductors (see below)
    Molly Netter soprano, Ilya Poletaev piano/harpsichord
    Antico Moderno & Norfolk Festival Orchestra

    Tant que vivray
    Je n’ay point plus d’affection Claudin de Sermisy
    Steven Berlanga, conductor

    From: Platée Jean-Philippe Rameau
    Soleil, fuis de ces lieux
    Que nos voix applaudissent
    John Wilson,conductor

    Harpsichord Concerto in A-minor Wq.1 H 403: 3rd mvt CPE Bach
    Ilya Poletaev, harpsichord, Renata Dworak, conductor

    Ecce Sacerdos magnus J. Michael Haydn
    Jonathan Harvey, conductor

    Spanisches Liederspiel Op. 74 Robert Schumann
    1. Erste Begegnung
    2. Intermezzo
    3. Ich bin geliebt
    Salome Rebello, & Christian Jeub, conductors

    From Silver Spring Magnificat (2000) Andrew Carter
    Et misericordia
    Fecit potentiam
    Han Nah Jang, conductor

    Liubóv Sviatáya (Sacred Love) Gyorgii Sviridov
    Molly Netter, soprano, Adam Begley, conductor

    Lines on a Page (2014) Balint Karosi (Festival commission; world premiere)
    Simon Carrington, conductor

    The lark in the clear air (1994) arr. Andrew Carter
    Molly Netter, soprano, Hannah Carr, conductor

    From Return of the Moon (1997) Peter Klatzow
    In a far off place
    Jeff Stern, marimba, Steven Berlanga, conductor

    Alleluia (2013) Jake Runestad
    Renata Dworak, conductor

    Come to me, my love Stephen Chatman
    Josh Anderson, clarinet, Julie Huang, conductor

    Try, try again (from Sweet and Sour Nursery Rhymes) 2000 Libby Larsen
    Will Eisenberg, Horn, Christian Jeub, conductor
    Classified ad: Auditions for The Choral Union at Drew University Jason Bishop, %15 %b %2014 %04:%Aug:%th 4AugGMT+0000 Choral Union at Drew University, an SATB community ensemble, is pleased to announce auditions for new members for the 2014-2015 season. The Choral Union unites singers from the surrounding area with faculty, staff, and student singers at Drew. With an average membership of 80-90 singers, the Choral Union primarily performs choral-orchestral masterworks and rehearses on Wednesdays, 7:00-9:30p.m., beginning September 3. Auditions are available by appointment August 29 through September 7. For more information, e-mail or call 973-408-3791.
    Classified ad: Baritone/Bass Section leader needed for UU in Sherborn, MA Joe Turbessi, %15 %b %2014 %02:%Aug:%th 2AugGMT+0000
    The UU Area Church at First Parish Sherborn (11 Washington Street, Sherborn, MA 01770) seeks a baritone or bass section leader for our volunteer choir to begin September 2014.  UUAC Sherborn is a beautiful, historic church (gathered 1685) with a thriving and enthusiastic volunteer music ministry.  Visit our church's website at to learn more.
    Our choir rehearses on Thursday nights from 7:00-9:00 PM.  On Sunday mornings, we begin warmups at 9:30 AM for a 10:30 service.  Section leaders will occasionally be asked to lead informal sectional rehearsals and to sing solos. Pay is $50 a call ($100 a week).

    We sing a variety of music, with our foundation in traditional classical music.  Twice a year the choir presents a “Music Sunday” service, presenting a large piece of music accompanied by a small professional orchestra.  Past music Sunday offerings have included selections from Handel’s Messiah, Faure’s Requiem, Will Todd’s Mass in Blue,  Kuhnau’s Uns ist ein Kind geboren, and other works. 
    The successful candidate will be a good to excellent reader, responsible, and friendly, with access to reliable transportation (as the church is not accessible via public transit).  To schedule an audition, please send your resume to Music Director Joe Turbessi at
    Classified ad: Part Time Choral accompanist - Rochester, NY Kristina Butler Houston, %15 %b %2014 %02:%Aug:%th 2AugGMT+0000 Rochester Women's Community Chorus is seeking a collaborative pianist for our 2014-2015 season. We rehearse weekly on Tuesday nights, and perform two concerts a season. For more information, contact Kristy Houston, music director, at ]]>Classified ad: The Concert Singers (Westchester, CA) Wants You! Phil Theodorou, %15 %b %2014 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000
    Open Auditions for The Concert Singers in Westchester, CA
    The Concert Singers will hold auditions for new singers on all voice parts on Tuesday, September 2 and Tuesday September 9, 2014 from 6-7:30 PM. Adults with any choral experience and basic sight-reading skills are encouraged to audition. Singers should be prepared for a brief and easy musicianship assessment. Auditions last for about 10 minutes and will be held at the Covenant Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles (6323 W 80th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90045). Details about membership fees, concert attire, performances, and outreach activities will be available at the time of the audition; see for more details. All singers who audition are considered for solo and small ensemble opportunities as well.

    The Concert Singers, the oldest independent choral group in Los Angeles, was established in 1948 as the Westchester Civic Chorus.  Based in the Westchester area, the group has performed at many venues throughout Southern California and present a wide variety of choral repertoire including sacred and secular seasonal music, traditional choral masterworks, premieres of new works, madrigals, pops, Broadway, and vocal jazz. They typically perform three concerts a year, plus occasional performances for local civic groups and corporations. Currently under the direction of Dr. Phil Theodorou, the group has received grants to help support and enhance their performances, including a grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

    Rehearsals for our December 14 Holiday Concert "Upon A Midnight Clear" will begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. The Concert Singers rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:45 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Westchester, CA. For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact Phil Theodorou at pdtheo(a)
    Classified ad: Auditions for PrairieSong Chamber Choir Jeanne Carter, %14 %b %2014 %23:%Aug:%th 23AugGMT+0000 are open for PrairieSong Chamber Choir.  Openings are available in bass, tenor and alto sections.  See for more information or email ]]>Featured photo: New, children's "Wyandanch Family Life Chorus" Reva Cooper, %15 %b %2014 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000 Richard Tucker Music Foundation Presents Tucker Award-Winning Singers in Free Concert on Third Annual “Richard Tucker Day,” August 28 Laura Malick, %14 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000 Richard Tucker Music Foundation celebrates the third annual “Richard Tucker Day” on August 28 in New York City. Events throughout the day and throughout the city culminate in a free concert at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in Manhattan, featuring recent winners of the Richard Tucker Award and Richard Tucker Study Grant. This concert continues the foundation’s long-standing tradition of bringing world-class opera to the public in free performances across New York’s five boroughs. Richard Tucker Award-winners Stephen Costello, Ailyn Pérez and Isabel Leonard highlight the evening’s line-up, which also includes Metropolitan Opera stars Anthony Roth Costanzo and Erin Morley, as well as other outstanding young singers who have recently been recognized by the foundation.
    Tickets: Free and open to the public 
    call 212-757-2218 or visit for further information 
    Concert: Song of Atlanta International Competition Send-Off Show Amy Walker, %14 %b %2014 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000 of Atlanta, the 5-time international top ten champion chorus, is heading to Baltimore in November to participate in the 2014 Sweet Adelines International Chorus Competition.  Come to our International Send-Off Show for an upbeat, family-friendly, a cappella performance that will delight one and all.  We will feature our new contest songs in front of a live audience for the first time!
    Location: St. David's Episcopal Church, 1015 Old Roswell Road, Roswell, GA, 30076
    Dates:  Saturday, September 13, 2014
    Times:  7:30pm
    Cost information:  Donations accepted to help offset the costs of our preparation for the contest
    Facebook Event link:
    Classified ad: Convivium Musicum SATB Auditions Sarah Riskind, %14 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000 Musicum, a 20-member Renaissance choir directed by Michael Barrett, has openings for experienced singers in all voice parts for the 2014-2015 season. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings in Brookline, and performances occur mainly in January and May. Visit for more information about the group, and email to schedule an audition in early September. ]]>Classified ad: Choir Director -- St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (Part-Time) Miles Canaday, %14 %b %2014 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000
    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Aurora, CO seeks a paid, part-time Choir Director. St. Stephen’s is an open and affirming church with a remarkably diverse congregation of roughly 350 members. The position requires roughly 8-10 hours per week on average. Position to start Fall 2014.
    -Choose hymns, anthems, and service music with organist
    -Rehearse choir one evening per week & conduct choir in weekly Sunday morning services
    -Conduct choir in extra services during Holy Week & Christmas Eve
    Qualifications: bachelor’s degree in music (or equivalent), 2-3 years of conducting experience, some keyboard experience helpful (staff organist accompanies all rehearsals and services)
    To apply: please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references that includes their email and phone information to Pamela Thomas, Parish Administrator (contact listed below)
    Contact: Pamela Thomas, Parish Administrator
    (303) 364-3186
    Mission: to be the heart and hands of Christ to each other and in the world.
    Address: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
    1 Del Mar Circle
    Aurora, CO 80011
    Classified ad: Join Warwick Valley Chorale for holiday performances! Zoey Savale, %14 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000 60-member SATB chorus, brass ensemble and three area performances of Christmas cantatas by Gwyneth Walker and K. Scott Lee... Would you like to sing with us?  Dues are charged, but no formal auditions are required.  Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings, 7:30 - 9:30, in Warwick NY 10990.  For further information, visit our website,  or our Facebook page, . ]]>Classified ad: Looking for female vocalists for SF Jazz Group Janet Mansinne, %14 %b %2014 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000

    ~~The High Seas are looking for two new members. We will hold auditions in early September and have openings for a First Soprano and a First Alto (S1 and A1). 
    The High Seas is a 12-voice, female jazz vocal group, sponsored by the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco.  It’s an upbeat, fun group and we have a good time together at rehearsals and events.
    We perform regularly at the Yacht Club as well as for private parties and other events. Past performances include the December Holiday Party, the Lighted Boat Parade, Opening Day on the Bay, Fleet Week and an Annual Spring show.
    Most of our repertoire consists of original, four part arrangements. We focus on a jazz sound and perform in an a cappella setting and/or with a small back-up band.  We offer opportunities for solo and quartet performances and during the holidays, we perform holiday tunes along with the Sons of the Sea, the SOTS, which is the Yacht Club’s men’s chorus.
    We rehearse Monday nights, 7-9 PM at the Yacht Club, from September – May with a summer break from June – August.  We sometimes schedule extra rehearsals for performances, so flexibility is required.  Membership in the Yacht Club is a requirement and dues are approximately $ 130 per month. 
    What we are looking for:
    • Upbeat, fun singers with a passion for performing
    • 10+ years experience with a cappella harmony
    • Strong Sight-reading skills
    • Ability to blend well without vibrato
    • Good chemistry with the group
    • Commitment to excellence

    Please contact Janet Mansinne, Auditions Chair for details
    Phone:  415/595-7090  

    Concert: Final Summer Sing----Greenwich, CT---Handel Zadok and Haydn Te Deum Craig Scott Symons, %14 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000

    Do you miss singing with your choir during the summer months? 

    Come as you are from 7:30-9:30 on Wednesday August 27 and, within two hours, 

    we will have shared in an energized rehearsal and an ‘instant performance’ of great choral music.

    Music will be provided. Hospitality, refreshments, and fun are all included! No sign-up necessary. 

    Just come ready to sing! Suggested minimum donation of $5 per person.


    All ‘performances’ are held in the air conditioned Meetinghouse of 

    The First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach, across from Binney Park, in Old Greenwich. 


    Dr. Craig Scott Symons, conductor Alistair Reid, accompanist.

    Wednesday, August 27

    Handel Zadok the Priest; Haydn Te Deum in C

    Forum message: Anti-War oratorios Bing Vick, %14 %b %2014 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000 for other anti-war oratorios.  Can you help?
    I have the following:
    F.J.Haydn  -  Messe in tempore belli  (Paukenmesse)  (1796)
    Ralph Vaughan Williams  - DONA NOBIS PACEM    (1936)
    Michael Tippett -  A CHILD OF OUR TIME   (1944)
    Benjamin Britten - WAR REQUIEM   (1962)
    can you add to this list?
    Bing Vick
    Forum message: HS candlelight processional Cathy Murray, %14 %b %2014 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 have been doing to same Christmas candelight procesisonal for 17 years and am looking for something new. I have a high school, non-auditioned choir that does this processional. What would you recommend for SATB that is not too difficult, is accompanied and would be good for this? Nothing cheesy! ;-) ]]>Forum message: Searching for Extended classical works with just piano accompaniment Jon Arterton, %14 %b %2014 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 live in a part of the world where almost all orchestral players are tied up with other commitments during December when we have our concerts, so I'm always putting together programs that feature just piano or piano and percussion accompaniment. As a community chorus with people of many religious faiths we try to steer away from Christmas themes. Any recommendations of "classical" works that you've performed that worked well with this accompaniment would be most welcome! ]]>Classified ad: Secondary Vocal Music Teacher Brian Haverkate, %14 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 closes Sunday, August 17th 2014. ]]>Classified ad: Afterschool Music Program Teacher Hilary Butler, %14 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000
    POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for planning and teaching a weekly afterschool music class for 20-30 3-5th grade girls at a local elementary school in conjunction with YWCA. This is a pilot community outreach and education project hosted by Princeton Girlchoir, which we hope to expand in the future. Reports to Executive Director.
    ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND: Fueled by the power of a girl’s voice, Princeton Girlchoir presents extraordinary performances at home and throughout the world, while educating the musician, building confidence, and fostering a life-long love of singing together.
    Founded in 1989 as an after-school activity for a small number of girls interested in choral music, PGC has grown into the area’s premier training and performance choir for girls, with over 250 choristers each year.  The choir presents music from a wide array of genres, conductors and composers.  While honing their musicianship, our choristers begin life-long friendships, enjoy professional performance opportunities, and travel the world. Choristers in third through twelfth grade come from towns throughout Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania to rehearse each week from September through May, performing approximately 30 concerts throughout the year. The group has been honored to perform in prestigious concert halls across the country and around the world.

    • Plan and execute weekly 1-hour experiential music classes for girls who sign-up for program. Classes should be approximately 2/3 general music, 1/3 vocal music.
    • Prepare the class to perform 2-3 vocal pieces at the end of the term at a final concert.
    • Collaborate with Artistic and Executive Directors in developing appropriate curriculum in conjunction with Princeton Girlchoir’s existing learning model.
    • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Music
    • Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience in Elementary Vocal Music
    • Able to conduct sessions without a weekly accompanist. An accompanist will be provided 1-2 times during the term to prepare for performance.
    • Training in Kodaly is a plus
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team
    • Ability to work with youth and families from a variety of backgrounds required
    REPORTS TO: Executive Director, works closely with PGC Artistic Staff.
    HOURS: Part-time, approximately 2 hours per week, plus curriculum development prior to the first week of class. Potential for position to grow as the program expands.  
    TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to and reference Afterschool Music Teacher in the subject line.
    Classified ad: Pro Arte Chorale auditions for 2014-2015 season Patricia Klecanda, %14 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 Pro Arte Chorale is holding auditions for all voice parts on August 28 and September 11 from 4 - 9pm.  Interested singers should contact the Chorale at to schedule an audition.  Our season will feature the works of Faure, Vaughn Williams, Elgar, Victoria, Morley and Parry, and will also include a collaboration with the NJ Festival Orchestra in three performances of Carmina Burana.   ]]>Forum message: Schubert Magnificat in C parts Ethan Nash, %14 %b %2014 %10:%Aug:%th 10AugGMT+0000 morning,
    Does anyone have a recommendation for parts for the Schubert Magnificat in C?  The choral score is on cpdl and the full score is on imslp, yet there doesn't seem to be a set of parts on either.  Wondering if there is an edition that anyone has used that they have had success with (both in terms of accuracy and expedience with regard to shipping, cost and availability).  There is a set of parts available for purchase on imslp, though I'm not sure how reliable that is.  The Carus edition seems very expensive.  Obviously, creating a set of parts from the full score is an option as a last resort.  Interested to hear opinions on any of the above.
    Ethan Nash
    Announcement: Cuba's premiere men's choir Sine Nomine returns to the US in 2015! Available for booking Feb 20 - Mar 4, 2015 Yarina Conners, %14 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000
    Cuba's premiere men's choir Sine Nomine returns to the US in 2015! Available for booking Feb 20 - Mar 4, 2015
    After a successful West Coast Tour earlier in 2014, Sine Nomine will be returning for an exclusive participation in the ACDA 2015 National Conference and Classical Movements is booking their concerts and arranging their U.S. 2015 tour.
    Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine, an award-winning a capella men's chamber chorus from Havana, Cuba performs a wide range of musical genres including traditional historical works, spirituals, and contemporary Cuban music. Founded in 2003 by its first director, Enrique Filiú O’Reilly, Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine has established itself as a premiere group in Cuba’s rich choral environment. Unique to this ensemble is the use of male voices for the soprano, alto, and countertenor parts as well as the standard tenor and bass lines.  The focus of Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine is to embrace the Cuban public with choral repertoire that represents centuries of artistic choral performance. The current director, Leonor Suárez Dulzaides, has led the ensemble since 2008.
    Sine Nomine will offer brilliant and exciting performances, and will bring musical excellence to your audiences.
    If you are interest in presenting this exceptional Cuban ensemble, please contact Chris Merkle to discuss dates and fees, at
    Classical Movements, Inc. is pleased to announce its United States Touring Division for Professional Ensembles. The division specializes in arranging all concert and tour logistics in the United States for professional and nonprofessional ensembles of a high artistic level. For a complete artist roster, please click here
    Classified ad: Lend Me A Tenor! We'd like to keep our basses loaded, too! Juliet Johnson, %14 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 Heritage Singers of Jacksonville - Jacksonville's premier audition-only singing group - is looking for one Tenor and a Bass or Baritone.  
    It is our 10th season, and we're celebrating with 3 concerts in September and 5 more over the Holidays.  If you enjoy varied choral music, exquisite note shaping and blend and a chance to sing with a World Class conductor, this is the group for you!
    Auditions run Monday evenings through August.  We rehearse Monday evenings, and perform on evenings and weekends.
    For more information, please call Michael Dell at 904-434-4625.
    Classified ad: Georgetown Chorale (DC) Seeking New Members Richard Giarusso, %14 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 Georgetown Chorale, a 65-member SATB chorus in northwest DC, seeks new members in all sections. Founded in 1989, the Chorale is known for its mission of community service through music. Each year, a portion of our concert ticket sales are donated to a designated DC-area charitable organization. So far, the Chorale has raised more than $250,000 for local charities!
    We rehearse on Wednesdays from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at Iona House, one block from the Tenleytown Metro on the Red Line, from September through early May. The Chorale presents two concerts each year, one in December in one in early May, in venues throughout the metro area. Repertoire for the 2014-15 season includes music of Respighi, Lauridsen, Copland, and others.
    Auditions for new members will be held at Iona House on September 3. Interested singers may also attend our first rehearsal on September 10.
    For more information and to schedule an audition, please write to 
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    Classified ad: Choral arranger needed David Albracht, %14 %b %2014 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000 of music for the Psalms in the Bible needs choral arranger for hire. Please contact me for more information. ]]>Announcement: Cuba's Coro Entrevoces available for booking June 11th - 29th, 2015 Yarina Conners, %14 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000
    Classical Movements is proud to announce the next U.S. Tour of the exceptional Coro Entrevoces from Cuba, directed by Digna Guerra.
    Entrevoces, winner of multiple international prizes and contests, celebrates its 30 years with a tour to share the choir’s vocal richness and wide repertoire. Acknowledged around the world for its stunning vocal artistry, Entrevoces is known in particular for its interpretation of diverse styles from Spanish Renaissance polyphony to contemporary Cuban and Latin-American folksongs. Entrevoces is also one of the premier interpreters of Cuban vocal works, both traditional and modern, and continues to represent Cuban choral music and its high standards of music around the world.
    Previous tours include travels to Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Canada, among other countries. Entrevoces was awarded first prize at the Havana Chamber Music Competition as well as at the Concurso de Masas Corales in Tolosa, Spain, where they were also awarded the Audience Pick Prize. Under the direction of Professor Digna Guerra, the choir has also recorded the first choral DVD to be produced in Cuba and have produced several award-winning CDs.
    If you are interest in presenting this outstanding Cuban ensemble, please contact Chris Merkle to discuss dates and fees.  Telephone +1(703) 683-6040 or email
    Classical Movements, Inc. is pleased to announce its United States Touring Division for Professional Ensembles. The division will specialize in arranging all concert and tour logistics in the United States for professional and nonprofessional ensembles of a high artistic level. For a complete artist roster, please click here
    Featured photo: National Conference Conducting Competition Choir Scott Dorsey, %14 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 photo: National Conference Conducting Competition Choir Scott Dorsey, %14 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 photo: National Conference Conducting Competition Choir Scott Dorsey, %14 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 ad: Assistant Conductor - Measure for Measure: A Men's Choral Society Steven Lorenz, %14 %b %2014 %04:%Aug:%th 4AugGMT+0000
    Assistant Conductor
    Measure for Measure: A Men’s Choral Society is seeking an Assistant Conductor who will work in partnership with the Conductor to further the ensemble’s mission.  M4M is a community men’s chorus celebrating their 27th season performing throughout southeast Michigan and the Midwest.
    Employ an assistant conductor who will have an opportunity to work closely with the conductor, board, and choristers; to assist the Conductor in the execution of his duties; to facilitate the operation of the choir; prepare the assistant conductor for a job as a future community chorus artistic director.
    Assist the Conductor in the development of programs for the M4M concert season.
    Attend and sing in all rehearsals (Sundays from 6:30-9:00 PM) and performances.
    Lead sectionals as necessary, with the possibility of conducting the full ensemble in concert.
    Meet with the Conductor to plan and discuss strategies for continued musical development of the singers in the ensemble.
    Work closely with the M4M Board and Conductor in the development of the organization.
    Participate in marketing for the organization.
    Develop professional and cooperative relationship with M4M choristers.
    Accomplish other appropriate assignments as directed by the M4M Board.
    Enrollment in or completion of a bachelors and/or masters program in vocal music education or choral conducting.
    Experience in group vocal technique and choral leadership.
    Part-time position, 3 hours per week.
    9-month contract from September 2014 through May 2015.
    A stipend is provided, commensurate to experience.
    Send cover letter, resume, and references to Steven Lorenz, at by August 25, 2014. ]]>
    Classified ad: FAIRFIELD COUNTY CHORALE AUDITIONS Elisabeth Rose, %14 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000
    Fall is the time for new beginnings, and The Fairfield County Chorale invites you to welcome the new season with us as we launch our spectacular 52nd year. The Chorale is calling singers of all voice parts as we prepare for three performances of magnificent choral classics: December 14th, Handel’s, Messiah, March 28th, Beethoven’s Symphony 9 with The New Haven Symphony, and May 9th, Mozart’s Requiem. Under the baton of Maestro David Rosenmeyer, you will experience the intellectual, spiritual and artistic joy of being part of this accomplished group
    Auditions for the 2014-2015 season will be held on September 8, 6:15 PM at Norwalk City Hall/Concert Hall on East Ave, Norwalk CT, the date of our first rehearsal (7:30-10PM).  Auditions are informal and do not require preparing anything ahead of time. Please email, to reserve a time slot.  If you are unable to audition on that date, please call the office 203-254-1333 or email for an alternate audition day.  Auditions are usually held on Monday rehearsal nights to allow prospective members time to meet our singers and experience a rehearsal.  
    For more info, check our website:, or email
    Classified ad: Philomusica Concert Choir Auditions Faith Knabe, %14 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000
    It’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming concert season, and never too early to look for a choir to join!
    Philomusica Concert Choir is pleased to announce auditions for its December 6 and 7, 2014 concerts.  
    The Choir, based in East Brunswick, NJ, will be holding auditions on September 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6 at the Unitarian Society at 176 Tices Lane in East Brunswick after rehearsals at 10 pm.  Rehearsals are every Monday and run from 7:30 to 10 pm. Come to rehearsals at 7:30 pm, sing in with us, or just listen.  If you like what you hear and would like to audition, please see Faith Knabe, President.  You may also call or email to set up an audition (see below).
    The choir welcomes all auditioners, but we especially need tenors, basses and altos.  
    The December concert program features three versions of “O Magnum Mysterium” (by Tomas Luis de Victoria, William Hawley and Francis Poulenc); Tomas Luis de Victoria’s Mass “O Magnum Mysterium”; carols of our time by Daniel Pinkham, and Bob Chilcott; three carols by Peter Warlock; and familiar carols.  Audience participation in “O Come, All Ye Faithful” will conclude the concert. 
    For further information or to set up an audition, call 888-744-5668, or email Visit our Website at and click on the “Auditions” tab for what to expect in your audition.  
    Classified ad: Auditions for Voce Chamber Singers Richard Giarusso, %14 %b %2014 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000 Announcement

    Voce Chamber Singers

    Audition Dates:  Monday, August 18 and Monday, August 25

    Oakton, VA — Auditions for the Voce Chamber Singers continue in August. Singers in all sections are welcome, but we have a particular need for tenors and basses. Auditions will be held, by appointment only, on Monday, August 18 and Monday, August 25 at Oakton United Methodist Church, 2951 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton, VA.

    Hailed by The Washington Post as “Northern Virginia’s premier choral ensemble,” Voce is a group of highly skilled, volunteer singers dedicated to the study and performance of the greatest works from the chamber chorus repertoire. Throughout its 25-year history, Voce has gained national recognition for its commitment to commissioning new works by distinguished composers. In addition to the catalogue of works written for and first performed by the ensemble, Voce has also presented national and regional premieres of many contemporary choral works.

    The group begins the 2014-15 season under the leadership of its newly appointed artistic director, Dr. Richard Giarusso. Repertoire for the upcoming season includes works of Schütz, Brahms, Howells, and Donald McCullough.

    Auditions will consist of simple vocalises to evaluate range, a series of pitch memory exercises, and performance of a well-known American folk song (music to be provided). For more information and to schedule a time for an audition, please contact Jane Waldrop at or call Voce at (703) 277-7772 and leave a message. ]]>
    Concert: Summer Sing with The Fairfield County Chorale Elisabeth Rose, %14 %b %2014 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000
    Date and Time:  
    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 4PM
    Choral Group:  
    Fairfield County Chorale
    Learn about and sing Mozart’s Requiem.  Conducted by Maestro David Rosenmeyer (Music Director of the Fairfield County Chorale, Associate Conductor of the NY Oratorio Society, and Music Director of the NYU Chorus), the Sing will include an introductory talk with a question and answer period.  Enjoy the opportunity to sing the solos and meet the Fairfield County Chorale conductor and singers.  Bring your own music or rent it.
    Wine and cheese reception following the event
    Trinity Church Southport, Pequot Avenue, Southport CT
    $10 (includes music rental)
    Phone #:  
    (203) 254-1333
    For more info email:
    Concert: Street Requiem : For those who have died on the street Caroline Knaggs, %14 %b %2014 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000
    Tuesday 19 August, 8.00pm – 10.30pm
    Malvern Town Hall
    Corner Glenferrie Road & High Street, Malvern
    Combined Choir
    Street Requiem is a new choral work that aims to bring a sense of peace, remembrance and hope to many communities, struggling to come to terms with street violence and a loss of safety on our streets.
    Conceived by the award-winning conductor and Founding Artistic Director of the School of Hard Knocks, Dr Jonathon Welch AM, Street Requiem is collaboratively written with Dr Kathleen McGuire, recently returned from the USA after creating the “Singers of the Street” in San Francisco, and Director of Curriculum for the School of Hard Knocks, Andy Payne.
    Street Requiem is a contemporary setting of the traditional sung requiem with additional English, African and Persian lyrics and a modern setting of the Latin text.
    At times deeply moving and reflective, Street Requiem is an essentially optimistic work that features music reflecting the multi-cultural and multi-faith traditions of multi-city living utilising gospel, celtic, romantic, indigenous and contemporary musical genres and instrumentation to spectacular effect.
    Following its recent world premiere, the Street Requiem at the Glow Winter Arts Festival will feature internationally acclaimed soprano Rosamund Illing, and a massed choir including members from THECHO!R, along with local singers from the City of Stonnington including The Melbourne High School Choir.
    Seating:  General Admission. Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. If you require wheelchair access please call our Box Office on 8290 7000.
    Tickets: $20 full, $15 concession (+ transaction fee)
    Featured photo: National Conference Conducting Competition Choir Scott Dorsey, %14 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 message: Grieg - Våren IPA Cynthia Wahl, %13 %b %2014 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000 Choral Community!
    Does anyone know where to find an IPA transcription of Grieg's Våren (Spring)?  I would love to program it with my choirs, but would like to put the IPA resource in their hands as Norwegian (Nynorsk) is not a language they encounter frequently.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Cynthia Peyson Wahl
    Classified ad: AMERICAN BOYCHOIR SEEKS FULL-TIME ACCOMPANIST Myles Glancy, %13 %b %2014 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000

    The American Boychoir seeks a full-time accompanist.      


    • Proven record of experience accompanying at the highest artistic level
    • Excellent piano, accompanying and sight-reading skills required
    • The ability to read from open vocal scores essential
    • Expertise playing a wide variety of musical styles imperative
    • Proficiency with various keyboard instruments (continuo/organ) a plus
    • Experience working in a Kodaly-based environment a plus


    • Natural facility for working with young people in a creative environment in which the overarching goal is character education
    • Ability to teach music theory is a plus


    • Ability to work in an ever-changing environment
    • Accompany the choir for all rehearsals (10+ hours per week)
    • Accompany the choir for all concerts and performances (75+ per year)
    • A minimum of 9 weeks travel per year distributed among 4 tours (September-June)
    • Work frequently includes nights and weekends
    • Regular national and international travel


    • Ability to work as a team player harmoniously with many departments
    • Must work well with young children
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Kind and nurturing disposition (a sense of humor is a plus)
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Highly collaborative creatively

    Additional needs:

    • May perform small administrative tasks in preparation for rehearsals and tours
    • Will oversee the 5 pianos on campus and coordinate regular tunings
    • Assist Tour Manager with general coordination of performances
    Compensation and Benefits:
    Salary plus benefits


    Application Procedure:

    Please send an email with the subject “Accompanist” including a cover letter and CV with three references. Links to videos of performances demonstrating diverse musical styles should be included. Qualified candidates will be invited to audition with the choir during fall music camp at the start of the 2014-15 Season.  Interested applicants should submit resumes to by August 25, 2014. For more information, visit

    Classified ad: The Stamford Chorale seeking singers Carol Bakinowski, %13 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000
             Love to sing? The Stamford Chorale invites you to its first rehearsal of the fall season on Sept. 2.   “Mozart – A Musical Genius” is the theme of the concert to be presented Dec. 14 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stamford.
             This year the chorale, which has been bringing the best in choral music to the Stamford area for more than 60 years, welcomes the multi-talented David Gomez as permanent conductor.    He is the director of choral activities at New Canaan High School, where he leads the highly ranked Madrigal Ensemble.  Previously he directed the Brooklyn Borough-Wide Chorus and was a conductor at the Summer Arts Institute in New York City.  He is a choral curriculum consultant for the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall.
             He also is a film and TV composer and the founder of Alma Music Designs, a New York-based company that produces music for all media.  He directs the advanced placement music-theory program in New Canaan and hosts an open music-theory internet channel called “InMusicTheory.”
           Mr. Gomez, who was guest conductor for the chorale’s spring concert of modern music, says, "Our repertoire has no boundaries and can range from early music to music of the contemporary.  Whatever we tackle, we aim to have a great time making the music come to life, with an emphasis on blending, precise diction and elegance of tone."
           The Stamford Chorale began as the New Canaan Community Glee Club in 1949 and later was known as The MasterSingers of Greater Stamford.  In 2002, the group was reincorporated as a non-profit 501(c) organization.  The chorale gives two concerts a year and performs at other community events.  Members come from Fairfield and Westchester counties.
            The chorale rehearses at the Atria, 77 Third St., Stamford, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. each Tuesday September to May.  No auditions are required.  New members are welcome until Sept. 16.  Dues are $150 a semester and include the cost of music.
            For more information, call 203-359-0659 or contact or
    Classified ad: Choral Teacher - Dimmitt Middle School, Renton, WA Brian Hoskins, %13 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000

    Just opened!

    Full time choir at Dimmitt Middle School in Renton, WA.

    It's a full time choir position: 3 sections of choir and 2 sections of either music survey or drama (dependent on the strengths of the new teacher). There is a ton of potential for music at this school.

    Contact the principal:

    Job should be posted today, Wednesday, Aug. 13 on the RSD Website:

    Classified ad: Cantabella Children's Chorus Artistic Director Margaret Souers, %13 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000  June 2015
    Contact:  Bee Chow,
    Location:  Livermore, CA USA
    Web page:
    Position Description
    Cantabella Children's Chorus (CCC) is seeking a dynamic and experienced Artistic Director who will have overall responsiblitiy for the artistic leadership of an internationally-acclaimed children's chorus.  The Artistic Director will work in collaboration with the Choir Administrators to oversee the administrative functions of the organization, with the Board of Directors to provide financial and strategic oversight, and with the Artistic staff to direct musical goals for the choir.
    With 7 choruses, including an advanced touring Honors choir, an SATB Chamber choir, and a Jr. Honors Choir, CCC has set the stage for excellence in music education, fine choral production and collaborative cultural arts experiences in the Tri-Valley region of the Bay Area for over 22 years.  The Artistic Director will continue CCC's tradition of excellence -- teaching, directing and leading the chorus in performing a wide variety of languages and styles.  The Artistic Director will conduct at performance venues ranging from local Bay Area churches to international choral festivals and prestigious events.
    Current Specific Responsibilities
    The Artistic Director will have primary responsibility for developing and implementing the artistic vision for the chorus; for the oversight, teaching, conducting and inspiring CCC's choristers (ages 5-18); and for promoting CCC through performances, conventions, collaborations, chorister recruitment, parental engagement and touring.  Specific responsibilities include:
       1.  Teaching and Conducting:  Conduct at least two of the four performing choirs and the corresponding joint repertoires, in all three rehearsal locations
            --Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin.  Determine and teach appropriate performance repertoire in a variety of genres for each level based on skill, experience,
            and age on a weekly basis.  Teach related musical and performance skills including sight-reading, vocal technique and general performance skills, and oversee
            integration of choral choreography.  Coordinate and secure guest clinicians to arrange at least one annual choral retreat for each level of the performing choir.
       2.  Performance:  Conduct two annual concerts per year for all chorus levels including joint and technical rehearsals.  Conduct outreach performances each 
            semester to promote the concerts in the cities of our rehearsal sites and to achieve the performance readiness of the choirs.  Coordinate with Choir
            Administrators to solicit and book all private and public performances/venues.  Pursue and secure other artistic opportunities including guest musicians and
            artists, commissions and collaborations with other performing groups such as operas and adult choirs.
       3.  Touring:  Lead choirs on national and international tours annually or on alternate years.  Solicit appropriate touring and on-tour performance opportunities
            consistent with CCC's focus on choral education, artistic inspiration and high-level performance.
       4.  Summer workshops for performing choirs (Camp):  Prepare curriculum and repertoire, hire and oversee clinicians, direct and oversee classes and 
            rehearsals.  Camps are held between late June and early August.
       5.  Management and Administration:  Coordinate with Choir Administrators to ensure effective management of administrative responsibilities related to artistic
            direction of CCC including the music library, musical equipment, auditions and the rehearsal and performance calendar.  Supervise artistic staff and
            accompanists and evaluate their performance and continuing education.  Attend monthly Board of Directors' meetings and lead regular artistic and 
            administrative staff meetings.
       6.  Artistic Direction:  The Artistic Director will determine the appropriate artistic direction for the optimal development of each level of the chorus while
            working within the reasonable budgetary guidelines developed collaboratively and approved by the Board of Directors.  As a measure of success of the 
            chorus's development, the BOD will conduct an annual review of the duties and salary of the Artistic Director.
       7.  Promotion and Reputation-Building:  Promote CCC nationally and internationally.  Maintain and enhance CCC's reputation as a top-tier choral
            organization.  Participate actively in professional organizations including attendance at yearly conventions and conferences.  In cooperation with the 
            Choir Administrators, recruit choristers throughout the Tri-Valley region (cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and San Ramon) to maintain/grow
            chorus size and quality and to ensure financial stability and viability.  Communicate with parents regularly to share long-term vision and annual plans.
       8.  Growth:  Support the Board and staff as needed to continue the activities and growth of CCC.
    Advanced degree in music and choral conducting, preferably with Kodaly training
       1.  Significant professional experience directing choirs, including conducting, management of auditions, music programming and rehearsal planning
       2.  Evidence of good understanding vocal technique and pedagogy suited for youth singers
       3.  Strong leadership abilities and commitment to excellence in choral performance
       4.  Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills and a desire to work with staff, volunteers, parents and young singers
       5.  Good verbal and written communication skills
    Salary will be negotiable based on experience.
    To apply, please send cover letter and resume by mail to:
    Cantabella Children's Chorus
    1434 Calais Ct.
    Livermore, CA 94550
    Or, by email to:
    Classified ad: Riverside Choral Society Announces Auditions for 2014-2015 Season Cathy Fischer, %13 %b %2014 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000 for experienced singers for Riverside Choral Society's 2014-15 concert season will be held starting in August. Sing with a world-class conductor, soloists, instrumentalists and a friendly and diverse group of singers who come together to share their love and passion for making exquisite music together! 

    The highlight of the season, our spring concert, will be on April 25 at Alice Tully Hall with orchestra and soloists, and will feature Rossini's Stabat Mater and the Dvorak Te Deum. The December concert, which will be at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, will feature a cappella music perfect for this wonderful New York venue, with the celebrated counter-tenor soloist Ryland Angel singing Tarik O'Regan's Now Fatal Change (for countertenor and violin), interspersed with the chorus singing Gorecki's Totus Tuus, a beautiful new setting of the Ave Maria by Pawel Lukaszewski, Biebl's Ave Maria, the Marian movements from Rachmaninoff's All Night Vigil and Tavener's God Be With Us, among others. 

    The Riverside Choral Society has made a specialty of presenting finely tuned performances of great classical works with full orchestra and highly esteemed soloists. Under the baton of acclaimed director Patrick Gardner, who is also the director of choral activities at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, RCS has performed major works by Beethoven, Bruckner, Brahms, Mozart, Schubert, Haydn, Britten, Pärt, Fauré, Harrison, Orff, Stravinsky, Berlioz, Shostakovich, Schnittke, Verdi and many others at major concert halls throughout the city. RCS has been a featured performer with the Mostly Mozart Festival since 1998, with the Kirov Orchestra with Valery Gergiev conducting at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, with the Mark Morris Ballet at the David A Koch Theater and BAM, and at the Wall-to-Wall concerts at Symphony Space, among others. Through Patrick Gardner's inspiring leadership, rehearsals with this congenial and welcoming group, are not only an opportunity to obtain an intimate and historical knowledge of each piece, but to perfect the craft of singing and choral artistry. 

    Auditions will be held by arrangement in August for the upcoming season, and before rehearsals (Tuesday nights from 7 to 9:30 PM at the Riverside Church at 91 Claremont Avenue between 120th and 121st Streets). RCS is seeking experienced singers with a high degree of musicianship. A prepared audition piece is not required. To arrange an audition, contact Eliza Lansdale at or 917-734-7512. ]]>
    Announcement: New Pieces for Women's choir by See-A-Dot Publishing Fahad Siadat, %13 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000 pride ourselves on carrying a small, tightly curated, and excellent collection of new choral music, and we love it so much we want to make sure it’s available for anyone who wants to perform it. Whenever possible, we (well, the composers usually) create arrangements of each piece for a variety choir types, so if you hear something you like but direct a men’s chorus, there is plenty for you to look at. Here are some of the latest pieces to check out (links to recording and score previews included):

    Treble Choir

    Shar Ki Ri – Andrea Clearfield

    Fast paced and energetic, this danceable piece incorporates foot stomps and spoken text interspersed with catchy melodies. It is a movement from the larger cantata Tse Go La (coming soon!). A great piece for teaching rhythmic precision that is a favorite of both singers and audience.

    Alleluia – Rachel Fogarty

    See above for Description

    Please note all recordings and score samples on the site will be for the piece’s original choir type. I hope that doesn’t cause any confusion! You can email to request perusal scores for specific choir arrangements.

    Classified ad: Chorus Manager of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Elizabeth Woodhouse, %13 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000
    Chorus Manager
    Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy is seeking a part-time Chorus Manager for afternoon hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The position requires excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as and interest in and dedication to working with children ages 10- 12.
    Duties include management of weekly rehearsal sessions, including managing music and rehearsal material distribution, attendance record keeping, and parent communication. The Chorus Manager travels and supervises the Chorus at all performances. The Saturday position also includes some front desk duties, to be determined at the time of hire.
    The right person for this position must be high energy, like working with students of all ages and be very organized and proactive. Qualifications include: excellent verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills; attention to detail and willingness to work in all aspects of the academy. The individual must exhibit a warm personality and show an interest and excitement in working with choristers ages 10-12. Some musical experience and literacy is desired, but not required. 
    Position Hours (days and times are subject to change)
    Mondays, 3:45 - 7:00 pm (BYC Cobble Hill)
    Tuesdays, 3:15 - 6:00 pm (Red Hook Annex)
    Thursdays, 3:45 - 6:30 pm (Brooklyn Heights satellite location)
    Saturdays, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm (2 rehearsals at BYC Cobble Hill)
    Compensation: competitive hourly rates
    To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Woodhouse, 
    Classified ad: Manhattanville College Choir John Cuk, %13 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000 College Choir is looking for community members to sing with the choir this season from the Westcheter and Fairfield County areas. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings from 7-9:30 PM. The first meeting is on Monday, August 25 in the Berman Center.  ]]>Classified ad: The Historic Ephrata Cloister Chorus Seeks New Members Rebecca Lawrence, %13 %b %2014 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000 new Ephrata Cloister Chorus season begins Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Historic Ephrata Cloister in Ephrata PA.  Rehearsal will begin in the visitors center at 7:30pm. Prospective members are encouraged to arrive by 7:15pm. Prospective members can expect to attend three rehearsals, then new singers will have a private audition with Choral Director Martin Hinkley, Juliet Mitton, Accompanyist, and others from the Ephrata Cloister chorus music committee before joining the Ephrata Cloister Chorus.
    The Ephrata Cloister Chorus is a dedicated group of volunteers which bring to life the music of the Ephrata Cloister as a special educational program of the Ephrata Cloister Associates. Wearing white robes patterned after those worn by the Brothers and Sisters of Ephrata in the mid-eighteenth century, the modern Chorus performs at the historic site and throughout the region. In addition to work from Ephrata's past, the group performs compositions from other early American communities including works from the Shakers, the Moravians, the Harmonists, the Kelpius Community, the First New England School, and African American spirituals. The season begins in September and lasts until June with a break in January. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings at the Historic Ephrata Cloister, 632 West Main Street, Ephrata PA, from 7:30-8:30.
    Prospective singers are encouraged to contact Cathie Oliphant, Chorus Coordinator, at 717-336-3030 or email
    Classified ad: Tenor section leader and soloist Joseph Fort, %13 %b %2014 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 Episcopal Church, Newton, MA seeks to appoint a paid tenor section leader/soloist to its 16-voice (section leaders and volunteers) choir.

    Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7-8.30pm;
    Services: Sundays, 10.30am (preceded by rehearsal), plus occasional extras.
    The program year runs from September to early June.
    In addition to the regular Sunday services, the choir also occasionally performs large works (e.g. Fauré's Requiem and Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri), with section leaders performing solo roles.
    Competitive rates of pay. Church is well served by local bus routes.
    To apply, please email a very brief statement of interest and a résumé to Joseph Fort (Director of Music) at . 
    Deadline for applications extended to 25th August.
    Classified ad: Tenor and Bass Section Leaders for Episcopal Parish John Pavik, %13 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000
    Section Leader Positions Available
    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
    5500 N Adams Rd
    Troy, MI 48098
    (248) 641-8080

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is currently seeking one tenor and one baritone section leader for a traditional, liturgical choral program. This position requires the following:

    -One Wednesday rehearsal each week from 7:30-9:00 beginning September 3rd
    -Performance at 10:00 mass with 9:15 choir rehearsal prior
    -Performance at Christmas Eve and Easter morning services
    -Strong sight reading abilities
    -Confidence with solo and choral vocal techniques crossing multiple genres
    -At least two years background in a choral setting
    -Ability to lead sectionals encouraged but not required

    Section leaders will be paid every other week by the rehearsal and service. This will be an excellent opportunity for students as well seasoned vocalists. Those interested in auditioning, please contact John Pavik at or by phone at (313) 400-5494.
    Classified ad: Tenor Section Leader Amy Dilts, %13 %b %2014 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 Corner Presbyterian Church in Liberty Corner, NJ is looking to hire a paid tenor section leader for the 2014-2015 church year. Please contact Amy Dilts at for information about this position. ]]>Classified ad: Church Accompanist needed ASAP! Martin Vasquez, %13 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 ad: Open Enrollment for Singers Wesley Fairman, %13 %b %2014 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000

    Got a song in your heart? You don’t need to be a great singer to become a part of the VOICES family. We use everyone’s talent to make our concerts and events the best they can be.

    Open Enrollment for the VOICES “Holiday Magic” Concert

    Would you like to sing with VOICES? We are an all-inclusive, non-auditioned chorus and welcome all singers. Open enrollment for the fall season will be held at:

    Central Presbyterian Church
    318 West Kentucky Street
    Louisville, KY

    Sunday, August 24, 2014 and Sunday September 7, 2014 at 3 pm

    You may be “voiced” by our director to ascertain your voice part but there is no audition.

    A full rehearsal will follow from 4 until 7.

    Need additional information? Please email us at!

    Silent VOICES and Volunteers

    Are you strictly a “shower singer?” You can still be a part of the VOICES family. Silent Voices are those folks who support us behind the scenes. Helping with receptions, committee work and office tasks, our “Silents” make it possible for us to deliver our message. If your partner sings with us, if you have VOICES friends, or you are just looking to become involved in a group with a very important mission, come on and get in on the fun! Email us at if you have questions.

    Volunteers are needed to assist with concert preparation and production. Curtain pullers, ticket takers, ushers and special event helpers are always needed and much appreciated.

    If you think you might be able to help VOICES as a volunteer, just let us know!

    Classified ad: Soprano, Tenor, and Bass Staff Singer Openings Michael Dauterman, %13 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 Trinity Parish (Episcopal) in Decatur, GA is searching for 3 staff singers - preferably a soprano, tenor, and bass. These singers will be responsible for leading their section at the 10:30 am Eucharist and attendance at regular Thursday evening rehearsals is required. Numerous solo opportunities will also be available. Excellent sight singing skills, familiarity with Anglican choral repertoire - including Anglican chant, and experience with plainchant are highly desireable, but not required.  Must be willing to work with a talented and dedicated choir of volunteers. Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive for the area. To schedule an audition, please contact Michael Dauterman (Minister of Music) at  ]]>Forum message: Arrangers for the Middle School Choir Devin Ceperley, %13 %b %2014 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 your favorite choral arranger you always find yourself using for your middle school choirs...
    One of mine has to be Nick Page!
    Classified ad: Director of Music - Fort Myers, FL RC Fleeman, %13 %b %2014 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000
    Director of Music, Part-Time, Fort Myers, FL:
    Lamb of God Church, a Lutheran-Episcopal congregation, is seeking a dynamic and inspiring Director of Music.  We seek someone with experience in leading congregational singing as well as directing choirs or other musical groups. The ability to work as part of a team is essential, and an outgoing, enthusiastic personality is a plus. This is a part-time position that reports to and works closely with the Senior Pastor.
    To apply, send resumes by email to or by US Postal Service to MUSIC POSITION, 19691 Cypress View Dr., Fort Myers, FL, 33967.
    Borrowing request: Borrow/rent Seven Last Words James Filosa, %13 %b %2014 %10:%Aug:%th 10AugGMT+0000 The Seven Last Words of Christ
    Composer/Arranger/Edition: Haydn - Schirmer edn
    Starting: ASAP
    For: 8 to 9 months
    Copies: 50
    Willing to rent: No
    First Presbyterian Church of Coral Springs, Florida will be presenting Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ and we have a limited budget (read none) so any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Many Thanks
    Jim Filosa
    Concert: ALBION - Underground Andrew Throssell, %13 %b %2014 %11:%Aug:%th 11AugGMT+0000

    ALBION - Underground

    Venue: Peak Cavern (Devil's Arse), Peak Cavern Rd, Castleton, Hope Valley, , S33 8WS
    Dates: 24 October 2014
    Price: £15 Website
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     ALBION UNDERGROUND – Friday 24th October, 7.30 and 9pm

    Gates open 30 minutes before each performance.

    Bar and Refreshments available


    Come underground with Albion and experience the traditional music of Britain and Ireland in a stunning unique setting!

    Guided by candlelight, the group’s ten singers lead you ever deeper into the mountainside, filling the spectacular caves with their beautiful, fresh sound. Favourite tunes such as Scarborough Fair, The Skye Boat Song, Danny Boy, and Jerusalem are brought inspiringly to life in this hour-long underground odyssey. It culminates, movingly, at the furthest reaches of the Devil’s Arse as the ancient Latin text ‘God be in my head’ is sung. Hosted warmly by the singers themselves, this will be a spell in another world, surrounded by the haunting harmonies of a choral group that has been hailed as “divine in every sense”.

    Uniquely among choral groups, ALBION sings the musics of “these islands”– England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales – and further afield. The islands’ musical heritage stretches back a thousand years, offering a rich store of treasures: dances, folksongs, madrigals, plainsong chants, airs, anthems, and more. In their variety and beauty, they lie at the heart of Albion’s inspiration.

    Drinks, which you can bring underground, will be on sale at the bar from 30 minutes before each concert. The temperature in the cave is 9 degrees, please dress warmly and wear suitable flat footwear.

    Friday 24 October at 7.30 and 9pm

    The Devil’s Arse (Peak Cavern), Castleton

    Tickets £15

    “I was transported to another place for a short time – a little bit of heaven”

    Audience member

    Click on this link to purchase tickets: Albion Underground Adult