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Houston Choral Society Open Auditions January 7, 2017

Subject: Houston Choral Society Open Auditions January 7, 2017
by Falcon78 on 2017/1/4 9:35:44

The Houston Choral Society (HCS), directed by Artistic Director Dr. Kevin M. Klotz, announces open auditions for its two concert 2017 Spring Concerts.

Auditions will take place on Saturday, January 7, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon, and Monday, January 9, 2017, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM by appointment at Foundry United Methodist Church located in Northwest Houston at 8350 Jones Road, Houston, TX 77065.

Singers can make an appointment for an audition time slot by emailing Penny Nelson at or calling her at 281-578-3127. Please include your vocal part, preferred email address, and best contact number in your request. Singers will receive a phone call and an email response with an assigned time slot. Auditions will be performed in front of an audition panel, including the artistic director, section directors, and board members.

HCS is looking for strong singers ages 18 and over who have previous choral experience. Auditions are open to the community. HCS always welcomes new faces!

Auditions will consist of the following:
• Vocalization.
• Repetition of short melodic patterns.
• Short sight-reading excerpt.
• One song selection of your choice (accompanist will be provided).

Rehearsals are held at Foundry United Methodist Church and begin on Monday, January 9, 2017. Rehearsals are from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. There are occasional sectional rehearsals that start at 7:00 PM. The week of a performance there is an additional Thursday rehearsal from 7:30 to 10:00 PM. One or two rehearsal conflicts can usually be accommodated with the exception of two weeks prior to a performance. There is one choral workshop on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

The two concerts are:

Americana: Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 12 at 3:00 PM
Rich and varied repertoire of American choral music, featuring Randall Thompson's Frostiana (Seven Country Songs).

Music Fit for a King: Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 PM
Handel's Coronation Anthem No. 1, "Zadok the Priest" and Mozart's Mass in C Major, K. 317 "Coronation," as well as an anthem composed by John Rutter for the marriage ceremony of Prince William and Kate Middleton

There is a $50 semester membership fee and members are required to provide their concert attire.