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Chorus Auditions

The Kalamazoo Bach Festival announces open auditions for the Bach Festival Chorus to perform the Brahms’ German Requiem on Saturday, May 30, 2015.  Soprano, Tenor and Bass voices are invited to audition.


When and where auditions are held: December 1, 2, 3, and 4, Kalamazoo College Light Fine Arts Building, by appointment.


To schedule an appointment: Please call 269-337-7407 or email, to schedule an audition with Maestro James Turner.


What to expect: Be prepared to sing any song of any length in any language.  Some sight reading will be required.  Audition will last no more than 15 minutes. 


Rehearsals and Concerts: The Chorus will rehearse for Brahms’ German Requiem on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Kalamazoo College, beginning January 6.  The concert will take place on May 30, 2015, 8 pm, Chenery Auditorium.


The BACH FESTIVAL CHORUS is the core of the Kalamazoo Bach Festival with a membership of 60 to 70 singers who share a love of great music. The choir performs two to three concerts a year: the annual BachFest Christmas! concert, the Bach Festival Finale concert held each year during Bach Festival Week in spring, and occasionally a third concert in the winter. The Bach Festival Chorus has performed major choral works of J.S. Bach and composers indebted to his legacy, from Mendelssohn, Mozart, Brahms and Haydn to more modern composers such as Rachmaninoff and Bernstein. 

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