Chronos Choristers talk about singing with the ensemble...
Music: “Psalm 100” by Stuart Beatch. Recorded January 22, 2023 at ‘Generation to Generation’. Performed by Chronos Vocal Ensemble with organist Jeremy Spurgeon. Video by Morgan Gold.
“I really love that we work with living composers, so it really feels like we’re giving back to the choral community”
“The concept that exemplifies Chronos the most to me, is asking people to do unreasonable things, and people being excited and happy to do them”
“‘Peak Chronos’ is honestly just the day-to-day, and just […] giving it our all, and just singing with my friends.”
Are you a singer with great musicianship, strong vocal technique & versatility?
Chronos Vocal Ensemble takes a project based approach to presenting professional calibre performances. The ensemble tackles challenging repertoire, including brand new commissions, especailly from canadian composers.
“We can focus an intense week or two right before the concert, get some really good music out there.“
“There’s just been a constant quality of musicianship, and also just really great, awesome people to be around. […] that’s really core to what Chronos is”
We are seeking ambitious singers on all voice parts to join us!
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Auditions for qualified singers will include a brief interview, some vocalises, singing one’s own part on a short prepared piece, some sight-singing, and working a little with conductor Jordan Van Biert. Preparation of an aria or any solo repertoire is not required.
Schedule and Commitment
The choir rehearses regularly throughout the length of the choral season, primarily on weekends and concentrated in the two weeks prior to each major performance.
The choir mounts 3-4 major performances per year as a part of its subscription season, and also takes on guest performances, some of which are optional.
Positions are available for the length of the season, or to join on an as-needed basis to fill a spot in the roster.
This volunteer ensemble takes a professional approach to its process: Given our efficient rehearsal schedule, a commitment to near-perfect attendance is required. A full schedule is available in advance of making a commitment.
Chronos singers are expected to invest effort into their musicianship and vocal ability through individual training, and to prepare material prior to and between rehearsals as necessary.