Interested in joining our ranks?
At the BCS, we are always on the lookout for talented voices who are interested in joining our group. We hold auditions at the beginning of each of our semesters. The auditions are private and are conducted by Richard Riley, our Artistic Director.
Here are a couple of facts about auditions:
Auditions are held during August and January
Auditions consist of:
An interview with our Artistic Director
A short musical assessment
A sight-singing assessment
From our Artistic Director, "You do not need to prepare anything for the audition. I will ask you to sing some scales, sing some notes in a chord, sing "Happy Birthday to You" on three different pitch levels, and sight read a piece that you will have not seen before."
Depending on the needs of the chorus, we might not have openings for a particular voice type for a given concert. When you submit your application for the chorus, please note your vocal range. If we do not have a need for your voice type for the upcoming semester, we will retain your information for future opportunities.
Membership Dues: Dues for each semester with the BCS are $100. Of that, $20 is non-refundable and is required once you are accepted and before we are able to provide you with your music. Payment in full is expected by the third rehearsal for the concert. Special arrangements may be available for those who need them. If you have financial issues, please talk to Andrew directly, in private.
Next Auditions: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, from 5:15 p.m. until all are heard. Singers will be heard in order of arrival. Location details will be given after you preregister.
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Our spring concert will be on Saturday, April 13, in Burlington. There will be a second performance on Sunday, April 14, in Montpelier.
We'll present a program of works for Lent and Easter: Bob Chilcott's "St. John Passion," Taverner's "Dum Transisset" and Mascagni's "Regina Coeli." See more on the Concerts and Events page. [link]
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m., at Elley-Long Music Center in Colchester, VT.