2014-2015 Audition Requirements (by appointment)

Singers interested in auditioning should contact Betty Dunn, 603-893-8501, email canobieque@aol.com to schedule an audition. This year, continuing sopranos and tenors will be asked to audition. The yearly auditions are designed to assess your capabilities and to place you appropriately in the choir. Auditions are private. Please fill in this form and bring it with you to your audtion. Prepare this excerpt in your preferred voice part on a neutral syllable. You will also be asked to vocalize and sight-sing, in addition to performing basic tonal memory and hearing exercises. Notification will be made by phone. Auditions are by appointment and take place at Manchester Community Music School.

Obligations to MCS
  • Dues = $125 per year or $75 per semester, paid at first rehearsal in September (Students = $75 per year or $50 per semester; scholarships available) PLEASE PAY BY CHECK OR CASH IF POSSIBLE!
  • Purchase of music = TBA
  • Assist with selling tickets to concerts
  • Assist with selling advertisements for program booklet
  • Serve on committees and volunteer to help where needed - be prompt, bring a pencil, practice at home
  • Do your best to memorize music according to the assigned schedule. Committing some of our music to memory will enhance the level of communication between choir and conductor, and provide greater interpretive nuance and freedom.
  • Practice and prepare music during the week on your own. Bring a high level of preparation and commitment to each rehearsal.
Concert Dress

Women: MODEST, elegant black concert attire (black dress slacks, or ankle/tea length skirt and black blouse, or black long dress; top should have sleeves or should be worn with jacket/sweater; no off-the-shoulder, no cleavage, no bare belly); scarf (supplied by MCS)
Men: Black tux/suit, white shirts with black bow tie, black socks, black shoes

Attendance Policy
  • Rehearsals are held Monday nights, 7:00 – 9:15 p.m., Recital Hall, Manchester Community Music School
  • No more than two absences during the fall semester; additional absence approved by the Music Director
  • Attend a minimum of two sectionals per concert series.
    Hard-scheduled sectionals are scheduled per project at Manchester Community Music School.

    Fall dates are on the calendar.

    Spring dates are TBA

    Section leaders will also schedule additional sectionals. These sectionals may be led by section leaders or a capable designee. Sectionals should be at least 1 hour in length preferably not on Monday evenings.
  • Mandatory attendance at dress rehearsals; singers participate in rehearsals only if they plan to sing in concert.
Documents and Forms

To schedule an audition, contact Betty Dunn, 603-893-8501, email canobieque@aol.com or call the MCS office at 603-472-6627.

 

A Child of Our Time - Spring, 2009

MCS with Plymouth State University Choirs, New Hampshire Master Chorale, Pinkerton Academy, and Akwaaba - 2007

A Child of Our Time - Spring, 2009