Cantata Singers, Inc.

361 Newbury StreetSPACES, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
August 21, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Auditions for Cantata Singers 2019-20 Season


Cantata Singers’ 2019-2020 season includes choral music of J.S. Bach, George Frideric Handel, Charles Ives, Yehudi Wyner, Aaron Copland, Irving Fine, Gabriel Faure´, and C. Hubert H. Parry, as well as a new commission by Richard Festinger. Additionally, this season’s Chamber Series features solo songs in two themed concerts: Under the Northern Lights, Songs from the Nordic; and Flora and Fauna, Nature’s Timeless Inspiration.
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• Cantata Singers is a professional-level chorus. Participation as a member of the chorus is unpaid, but possible paid opportunities include: solo roles in the Concert Series, participation in the Chamber Series, participation in the Chamber Chorus performances, and teaching/performing in Cantata Singers’ educational outreach songwriting program, Classroom Cantatas.

• Singers invited to participate in the ensemble will be asked to sing all, or part, of the season, depending upon the needs of each program.

• Participating singers are expected to attend all rehearsals.

• These auditions are for singers interested in participating in the chorus. Any chorus member wishing to be considered for solo opportunities may audition for them during, or at the end of, the season.

How To Apply:

Audition Appointments: Call Michelle Rush at 617-868-5885, or, to schedule an audition. If emailing, please include your name, voice part, phone number, e-mail address, and home address.

Audition Material

Please prepare one or two pieces.

  • Art songs, cantata arias, or oratorio arias are ideal audition materials. Please do not bring opera arias.

  • If preparing two pieces, bring ones in different languages. One piece in German would be lovely.

  • The audition may include sight-reading.

  • Cantata Singers will provide a piano accompanist.

  • Please bring an extra copy of your music for the accompanist.

Apply by:
September 08, 2019
About this Organization:

Cantata Singers is a Boston-based chorus and orchestra inspired by the musical genius of Johann Sebastian Bach. Our concerts explore relationships in music from the 17th century to today and invite exploration of Bach’s profound and continuing influence on our music, our culture, and ourselves.

Our education program, Classroom Cantatas, teaches songwriting and choral singing to under-served Boston schoolchildren, guided by the belief that all children deserve the means to express their creative voices.