Bach Society of Saint Louis Auditions

Auditions are held from May through July, by appointment only. To set up an audition, email us or call (314) 652-BACH. Please download the audition form and bring it with you to your audition.

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Rehearsals are held on Monday nights, August through May,  from 7:30-10:00pm at the Church of St.Michael and St.George, 6345 Wydown Blvd, Clayton MO, 63105.

ALL Potential Chorus Members Are Expected to Be:

– Experienced in choral singing
– Competent in reading music
– Above average in sight reading skills and musicianship
– Experienced in singing in Latin and German
– Able to blend easily with other voices
– A good listener who sings with good intonation
– Able to control vibrato from none to full
– Privately trained in voice and an instrument

Chorus Member Auditions Will Include:

– A prepared solo no longer than 4 minutes. An accompanist will be provided; please bring a copy for the accompanist that is marked for tempo, dynamics, ritards, etc.
– Sight reading and tonal memory
– An evaluation of vocal characteristics

Young Artist Auditions Will Include:

An audition of fifteen to twenty minutes will include sight reading, tonal memory, scales, and three vocal selections including:

– An operatic aria in a foreign language
– A concert aria (oratorio, mass, requiem, cantata) in any language
– An operetta/Broadway song in English, suitable for informal entertainment

The three selections will demonstrate the applicant’s range, timbre, flexibility, diction, expressiveness and stage presence. Memorization is expected but not required.  An accompanist will be provided; please bring a copy for the accompanist that is marked for tempo, dynamics, ritards, etc.

Visit the Young Artist page for more complete information on this opportunity.

Principal Singer Auditions Will Include:

– Two prepared selections in contrasting styles, with one in English. Selections should demonstrate the applicant’s range, timbre, flexibility, diction, expressiveness and stage presence. Memorization is expected but not required. An accompanist will be provided; please bring a copy for the accompanist that is marked for tempo, dynamics, ritards, etc.
– Sight reading and tonal memory
– An evaluation of vocal characteristics

Visit the Principal Singer page for more complete information on this opportunity.

Returning singers are required to sing only one selection.

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