AUDITION with ATLANTA MASTER CHORALE
If you are passionate about choral music and looking for a challenging, satisfying choral experience, we would love to hear from you!
Atlanta Master Chorale presents a four or five concert season starting in October with multiple performances of each concert at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening from 7:30 pm – 10 pm starting in late August through early May.
Our spring concerts will not be taking place, but we plan to return to the stage in the fall for our next season. We will hold auditions for the 2021-2022 season on Saturday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 10.
Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will be in touch again to schedule your audition.
Prospective choir members need not be professional musicians, but singers should possess an excellent choral “skill-set,” including:
good music-reading skills
Atlanta Master Chorale sings with a warm, tension-free tone, often without vibrato. Though our members come from different walks of life and have a wide variety of vocations, many are highly experienced singers and may be featured as soloists within the group.
Prospective members are encouraged to listen to excerpts of Atlanta Master Chorale in performance, which may be found at our You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/atlantamasterchorale.
At your audition, you will be asked to vocalize and to sight-read a portion of a choral work. The sight-reading will be a cappella. Additionally, we ask that you prepare EACH of the following in advance to sing at your audition. An accompanist will be provided.
One classical solo piece of your choosing (oratorio, aria, or art song preferred) that demonstrates your best vocal qualities. A few possibilities are provided as follows:
Soprano: “Quia respexit” from Bach Magnificat
Alto: “O Rest in the Lord” from Mendelssohn Elijah
Tenor: “If with all your Hearts” from Mendelssohn Elijah
Bass: “Bright is the ring of words” by Vaughan Williams
Sing your part from this section of the following two choral works:
Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem AND Rheinberger Abendlied
To schedule an audition, please contact us by completing the form at the bottom of this page.
There is a Membership fee and it will be announced in the initial communications. Scholarship options are available.
Atlanta Master Chorale rehearses and performs at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts:
1700 North Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA, 30322
ANTI-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: Atlanta Master Chorale is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity volunteer choral community chorus. Atlanta Master Chorale does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.