Hershey Symphony Festival Chorus


Singers Wanted

The Hershey Symphony Orchestra is forming a festival chorus under the direction of Mr. Sean Hackett to perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the orchestra on April 17, 2015.  The concert will also feature the choruses from Dickinson College and Lebanon Valley College.

All singers in the chorus will be auditioned, just as the instrumentalists in the symphony are auditioned.  Members of the college choirs (Lebanon Valley College and Dickinson College) that are partnering with us have previously auditioned for their respective directors.   Singers from non-auditioned choirs will be asked to audition for us (information can be found below).   We will, however, invite singers already singing in auditioned choirs to join the symphony chorus with only a recommendation from their ensemble’s director.

Singers will be auditioned for intonation, general musicianship, and ability to blend with the chorus. Auditions will be held at Palm Lutheran Church (pending approval). Please arrive at least ten minutes prior to your audition time. Singers will be given one minute to vocalize, or sing an excerpt of a prepared piece, as a final warm up and to demonstrate range and vocal quality. They will then sing both Beethoven segments with the recording, in German. There is no sight-reading or other requirements. There is no cost to audition or perform.  Performers will receive one complimentary ticket to the performance.

Auditions will be held by appointment with Chorus Director Sean Hackett.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Thursday March 19 – Rehearsal (Palm Lutheran Church, Palmyra, PA)
Thursday, April 2 – Holy Thursday (No rehearsal)
Thursday, April 9 – Rehearsal with orchestra (Time & Venue – To be announced)
Thursday, April 16 – Dress Rehearsal  (Time & Venue – To be announced)
Friday, April 17 – Concert (Hershey Theatre)

Audition Materials Below

Audition Piece 1

PDF – Music Excerpt
PDF – Pronunciation & Translation Sheet
MP3 – Audition Piece 1 Pronunciation Guide
MP3 – accompaniment with Soprano Part highlighted
MP3 – accompaniment with Alto Part highlighted
MP3 – accompaniment with Tenor Part highlighted
MP3 – accompaniment with Bass Part highlighted
MP3 – accompaniment only

Audition Piece 2
PDF – Music Excerpt
PDF – Pronunciation & Translation Sheet
MP3 – Audition Piece 2 Pronunciation Guide
MP3 – accompaniment with Soprano Part highlighted
MP3 – accompaniment with Alto Part highlighted
MP3 – accompaniment with Tenor Part highlighted
MP3 – accompaniment with Bass Part highlighted
MP3 – accompaniment only

Please contact seanhackett@hersheysymphony.org for more information.

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