Monday, April 30, 2018

Byrd Ensemble Bass Auditions





WHAT:
The Byrd Ensemble is holding Bass auditions for their 2018-2019 season. Register here by May 15, 2018.

The Byrd Ensemble is a Seattle-based professional vocal ensemble that performs chamber choral music, particularly Renaissance polyphony. The group of 10-12 singers presents a subscription series (4 programs) at St. James Cathedral and rehearses twice before each program. The Byrd Ensemble performs twice a year in Portland, OR and engages in recording projects with Scribe Records.

WHEN:
Saturday, May 19th at 6:00pm-9:00pm

WHERE:
Trinity Parish Church
609 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

OUR IDEAL BASS:
Strong reader. Can learn and prepare a full program of music in two rehearsals. (Singers will get music in advance).
Clear and firm sound. Medium to large voices welcome.
Excellent Intonation.
Experience singing in small groups.
Excellent musicianship.

Singers are not required to sing every concert. 

COMPENSATION:
We pay $100 per service (3-hour rehearsal or concert).
$50 an hour for recording sessions.

Rates may vary depending on project.

AUDITION DETAILS:
Interested Bass applicants will sign up for a 15-minute slot and sing a Bass part of their choice from the pieces below with members of the Byrd Ensemble, and sightread one piece. Auditions will be recorded for internal purposes and will not be publicly released.

Tallis - Loquebantur
Tallis - In jejunio et fletu (will sing 1 whole step up)

REGISTER:
Sign up by May 15, 2018. Feel free to email Markdavin Obenza at markdavin@byrdensemble.com if you have any questions.

Depending on the number of applicants, we cannot guarantee that every singer will receive an audition spot.


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