Process & requirements
Do you have a high level of musicianship, strong vocal technique, and versatility?
The choir rehearses regularly throughout the the choral season, and for major performances, generally concentrated in the two weeks prior. Given our efficient, performance-oriented rehearsal schedule, a commitment to near-perfect attendance is required.
Chronos singers are expected to invest time in their musicianship and vocal ability through individual training, and to prepare repertoire before and between rehearsals as necessary.
Summer 2021: Anticipating a return to in-person singing this fall, we are arranging auditions for singers on all voice parts in July and August. We are currently seeking Tenors in particular, and have a dedicated Tenor audition day set for August 7.
Interviews/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.
We expect the 2021-22 Season to be a joyful and challenging one as we return to group singing, with premieres of new works by Stuart Beatch, Katerina Gimon, Matthew Emery and Leonard Enns among others. The choir will record again toward its next album release, and experiment with new ways of reaching out to our audience. Contact us to learn more!
Learn more about being part of the choir.
Three of our singers talk about how Chronos fits into their lives, and about the audition process (from 2018).
Music: “When the sun comes after rain” by Matthew Emery. Published by Pavane Publishing.
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Exciting concert footage and an encouragement to come out and audition to join us!
Music: Excerpts from “Ambe” by Andrew Balfour, published by Cypress Choral Music. Video by Legacy Films, audio by Silver Studios.
Chronos Vocal Ensemble is always seeking additional singers, and adults of any age with a high level of musicianship, strong individual vocal technique and versatility, and a desire to be challenged in an ensemble environment.
It is expected that Chronos singers will invest time in their musicianship and vocal ability through individual training, and that repertoire will be prepared prior to and between rehearsals as necessary.