Auditions

Choral Ensemble

Singers interested in joining the Choral Ensemble must attend a musical interview that will cover the following criteria:

  • A vocalise that demonstrates quality of singing tone, flexibility, agility, range, and accuracy of pitch.                     

  • A brief sight-singing example and rhythm to clap to demonstrate sigh reading/rhythmic skills and basic theoretical knowledge.                                                                                                                                                      

  • A brief song or melody chosen by the singer that demonstrates musicality, expression, beauty of tone, and interpretive qualities. Examples: (from jwpepper.com):

12 Folk Songs for Singers "A Roving", mm. 13-24;

American Folk Songs for Solo Singers "How Can I keep From Singing?", mm. 6-13

Other examples:

Amazing Grace,

Oh Shenandoah,

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.

A link to the Audition signup will be posted on the website and announced via our social media channels when the next audition round opens.

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We acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Îyâxe (Stoney) Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.