ChoirFilter: Please help vet my song choice -- first time auditioner!
August 16, 2013 6:05 PM Subscribe
I have an audition with a classical community choir in a few weeks and need some help choosing music, and tips on surviving the experience.
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I have no formal voice training but have sung with community choirs in the past, but these were all non-auditioned. I suspect this choir may be a bit out of my league, but I really want to sing in an ensemble which focuses on classical works (I'm not really into show / jazz choirs, which seem to predominate where I am). I'd like to give this my best shot but don't know how to go about this.
I'm told that the audition will require one piece sung with piano accompaniment and some scales to test range (no sight singing). For the song, I was thinking about either The Lord is My Shepherd
(by Goodall) or Ave Verum Corpus
(by Mozart). Would these be appropriate? Which would be preferable?
With regards to the audition process itself, what typically happens in an audition of this nature? What would cause me to fail the audition? Conversely, what could I do within the short time I have to put my best foot forward? I've looked into hiring a singing teacher, but so far no luck... any suggestions would be useful here as well.
The choir is the Toronto Classical Singers
if that's helpful.