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Audition Applications Now Available

Have you ever considered auditioning for a professional choral ensemble?

Do you think you have what it takes to sing in a fast-paced, exciting and versatile chorus?

Auriel Camerata is now accepting applications for auditions for our 2017-18 choral season.

We are interested in hearing all voice types – please CLICK HERE to start the application process today!

Catching up!

Ack! Was July really our last post? We’ve been so busy we’ve been neglecting the blog!

So, in the spirit of “what I did last summer (and fall)”, here’s what we’ve been up to:

  • we listened to a lot of really wonderful singers at our September auditions and took on two fabulously talented singers! Welcome soprano Carla Fisk and bass Tyler Thomas!
  • We welcomed our Auriel Scholar, Class of 2015! Caleb Eick is a senior at the College of Saint Rose, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, where he studies with Dr. Susan Harwood. Caleb brings so much enthusiasm, passion and talent to our group! We’re very happy to have him aboard. First on Caleb’s agenda was assisting in the preparation of program notes for our first concert, and he did a great job!
  • we prepared and rehearsed and presented our first concert of the season, “This Other Eden: Music of The English Masters”, and it was glorious! We’re so grateful to the large, appreciative audience and the wonderful folks at Immaculate Conception Church in Glenville, NY, who made us feel so very welcome.

Here are a few pics from rehearsals for that concert:

Auriel Camerata rehearses for “This Other Eden: Music of the English Masters” at Immaculate Conception Church, Glenville, NY


Interior shot of Immaculate Conception Church as Auriel Camerata rehearses for “This Other Eden: Music of the English Masters.”

And here’s a bit of video from rehearsal:

 
 
From now on, we promise we won’t get so far behind on the blog!

In defence of singers | Schmopera

“Along the road that is a singer’s development, there are checkpoints at which a number of aspiring singers are filtered out of the race. Auditions for undergraduate and graduate schools are two big checkpoints, but the filtering really just comes when young singers are presented with a hurdle. By the time singers are working professionally, they have braved stage fright, foreign language skills, and the struggle for a consistent and workable vocal technique. It seems like the last of these hurdles is learning to “adapt to the business”, which means “read people’s minds”. And I think that’s sort of lame.”

via In defence of singers | Schmopera.

This is a fantastic and thoughtful blog post from Schmopera about the frustrating realities about the audition process and the struggle to become your own artist. Definitely worth the read! Be sure to bookmark Schmopera, a vastly entertaining blog out of Canada (who doesn’t love Canadians, right?).