UTAH SYMPHONY | UTAH OPERA HOLDS CHORUS AUDITIONS FOR TENORS AND BASSES FOR 2012-2013 SESON
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Symphony Chorus and Utah Opera Chorus will be holding open auditions for tenors and basses for the 2012-2013 season September 5 and September 6, 2012. Both choruses are directed by Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Chorus Master Susanne Sheston.
The Utah Symphony Chorus is an acclaimed volunteer chorus that performs symphonic choral repertoire with the Utah Symphony, led by Music Director Thierry Fischer and outstanding guest conductors. The repertoire for 2012-2013 includes Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang, Handel’s Messiah, and Schoenberg’s Peace on Earth, as well as pops programming. The audition for the Utah Symphony Chorus consists of vocalizing, sight-reading, and singing My Country Tis of Thee.
Members of the Utah Opera Chorus have the opportunity to work with nationally- and internationally-acclaimed conductors, stage directors and principal artists in Utah Opera’s upcoming productions of Verdi’s Il Trovatore, Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Applicants should be trained singers living in Utah with significant stage experience. They must have one aria or art song prepared (4 minutes or less) and will be asked to sight-sing.
Auditions for both choruses will be held by appointment only. Applicants should contact Shaun Ricks, firstname.lastname@example.org to request an audition.
About Utah Opera
Since 1978, Utah Opera has cultivated and entertained a growing audience of more than 150,000 annually around the intermountain area. Led by Artistic Director Christopher McBeth, the company produces four operas each season, with artistic standards of distinction and a fresh vibrancy of new works for our area as well as the classics. For more information, visit www.utahopera.org.
About the Utah Symphony
Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony is dedicated to providing Utah residents and visitors with great performances which engage, educate and enrich lives. Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, the orchestra’s parent organization, reaches 450,000 citizens in Utah and the Intermountain region, with educational outreach programs serving more than 200,000 students annually. The orchestra presents more than 70 performances each season in Abravanel Hall, participates in the Utah Opera's four annual productions at the Capitol Theater, and gives numerous concerts as part of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera's Deer Valley® Music Festival, held each summer in the Park City mountain community. With its many subscription, education and outreach concerts and tours, the Utah Symphony is one of the most engaged orchestras in the nation. For more information visit www.utahsymphony.org.