NYC: Ember openings for soprano and low bass
Ember announces openings for two sopranos and a low bass, effective immediately; potential first rehearsal on Tuesday, March 12th. Ember rehearses two blocks from Penn Station, in New York City.
Interested singers are invited to reach out online, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by phone (888-407-6002, ext 3). We will follow up with an introductory call, and work with you to find a time to meet with our Artistic Director.
Solid sight reading skills and excellent intonation are requisites.
Who is Ember? Ember is an 8-part SATB chamber ensemble for experienced singers who can read music. The ensemble stands out for its programming, which focuses on telling a meaningful story over the course of a full concert season. Artistic Director Deborah Simpkin King is well known for her new music advocacy and extensive collaboration with living composers.
New NYC rehearsal venue: Ember has recently moved its Tuesday-evening rehearsal location to the Opera America building, 330 7th Avenue (2-1/2 blocks south of Penn Station). Ember is unusual in its wide radius from which its singers hail — and equally from NY and NJ. The new location, near Penn Station, was selected for its accessibility to singers from both states.
An Ember audition? Ember holds auditions at the beginning of each concert cycle. While the performance standard for membership is high, what knits Ember together is the experience of music as a living, breathing thing, connected to our daily lives, and filled with meaning. The group always welcomes new members who share this passion for storytelling through song.
Auditions consist of vocalizing, singing a prepared aria, art song or show tune, and sight reading. Ember singers read music, and work with heightened ensemble discipline and flexibility to maximize expressive potential. Ember is a mix of professionals and amateur singers and we welcome auditions from both.