Monday, May 29, 2017

Audition for Vox16's 2017-2018 Season!

We are pleased to announce auditions for our upcoming 2017-2018 season. We are looking for singers of all voice parts. Interested singers must sign up by June 28th. 

2017-2018 SCHEDULE More information about repertoire here

Sat Oct 7 at 7:30pm
Trinity Parish Church 
609 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Renaissance and contemporary settings of Marian motets. Featuring England's finest composers Cornysh, Tallis, Tavener, and Jackson.

Mon Sept 25 at 7pm-10pm
Tues Oct 3 at 7pm-10pm
Wed Oct 4 at 7pm-10pm

January 2018

I would like to record a CD of new choral music in January featuring the selected compositions for the April 7 concert (to be released at that concert). A fundraising effort will be announced in the next few weeks to raise money for the project. 

Interested composers should contact Markdavin at 

Sat April 7 at 7:30pm
Trinity Parish Church 
609 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

New music from local composers

We are looking for composers to submit new compositions for this program. Compositions will be included in the CD project in January (pending funding) which will be released at this concert.

Mon March 26 7pm-10pm 
*This rehearsal will be canceled if we record in January 2018
Wed April 4 at 7pm-10pm
Fri April 6 at 7pm-10pm

Interested singers are required to sign up for a 10-minute audition slot on one of the following dates:

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 2pm-6pm
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 2pm-6pm

Trinity Parish Church 
609 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Interested singers must sign up by June 28th. 

Singers are required to learn a part of their choice on Lobo's Versa est in luctum and will sing their part with five other singers on the other parts. There will also be a short sight-singing component. 

Singers will be evaluated on the following skills:
1. Execution of Assignment  (25%)
2. Tone Quality (25%)
3. Intonation (20%)
4. Ensemble skills (singing with others) (20%)
5. Sight-singing (10%)

Singers are expected to attend all rehearsals and concerts during the 2017-2018 season. 

Singers pay no fees and are paid a small honorarium. Singers will be entitled to 1/20 of net revenues (ticket sales minus expenses - (sheet music, program printing, building use fee, etc.) This has typically amounted to about $40-$50 per concert and is paid two weeks after each concert. 

If the recording project is funded, singers will receive a fee for each recording session.

Vox16 is a professional chamber ensemble of sixteen singers dedicated to performing unaccompanied choral music from the Renaissance period to the 21st century. An exciting new presence in Seattle’s vibrant choral community, Vox16 was founded in 2015 by director Markdavin Obenza and is part of the Byrd Ensemble's Professional Choral Affiliates Program.

DIRECTOR MARKDAVIN OBENZA has dedicated his career to music. In addition to Vox16, Markdavin is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Byrd Ensemble, a Seattle-based early music vocal group, and Producer for Scribe Records, an independent record label. He is an active singer and has performed with the Tudor Choir (US) and members of the Tallis Scholars (UK), in addition to the Byrd Ensemble. He is currently the Director of Choral Music at Trinity Parish Church (Seattle, WA). 

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