The Cincinnati May Festival Chorus and May Festival Youth Chorus are currently scheduling auditions for singers (all voice parts) for the 2014-2015 Season. Auditions for both choruses will be held throughout the summer by appointment and during the first week of September
MAY FESTIVAL CHORUS AUDITIONS
Audition requirements for the adult May Festival Chorus include a performance of two solo works, one to be sung in English, another in Latin, French, German or Italian. Vocalization and sight-reading are an integral part of the audition process. An accompanist will be provided. Rehearsals are regularly scheduled on Tuesday evenings from 7-10 pm. at Music Hall.
During the upcoming season, as the official chorus of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra, the May Festival Chorus will be featured on subscription concerts performing Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Gustof Holst’s The Planets and will be participating in Meredith Willson’s The Music Man with the Pops. The 2015 May Festival season repertoire will be announced soon.
This premier choral organization has gained international acclaim for its annual May Festival Season and for performances with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops Orchestra on subscription series concerts. The May Festival Chorus is under the direction of Robert Porco.
MAY FESTIVAL YOUTH CHORUS AUDITIONS
Audition requirements for the May Festival Youth Chorus are one prepared piece, classical in nature, sight-reading and vocalization. Students grades 9-12 are eligible to audition. Rehearsals are regularly scheduled on Sunday afternoons from 2:30-5 pm at Knox Prebyteria Church in Hyde Park. The May Festival Youth Chorus is under the direction of James Bagwell and David Kirkendall.
To schedule an appointment to audition or to obtain additional information, please call the May Festival office at 513 744-3229 or email RWetzel@mayfestival.com