Magnum Chorum Auditions for 2015-2016 Concert Season

Magnum Chorum, the 50+ voice Twin Cities choral ensemble, seeks singers of all voice parts for its dynamic 25th Anniversary Season. Works featured in the 2015-2016 season include Josef Rheinberger’s beautiful Mass in E flat major for double choir, Pieta by John Muehleisen, music from “Spiritual Songs” by Ken Jennings, new work by local composer Paul Rudoi, and music by Anton Bruckner, Felix Mendelssohn and Eriks Esenvalds. We open our concert season with Requiem on October 25, followed by candlelight Christmas Concerts of seasonal carols and brass at the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas and Wayzata Community Church on December 12 and 13. Our midwinter program is on March 6 at St. Bart's Catholic Church. Culminating this robust season are the 25th Anniversary Gala on April 9, 2016, a special collaboration with the St. Olaf Choir, and the 25th Anniversary Spring Concert on May 14, 2016. Magnum Chorum also sings for Sunday worship services across the Twin Cities. The concert season schedule will be available at auditions.

Magnum Chorum rehearses on Tuesday nights from 7:00-9:45 p.m. from September to May at Westwood Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park where Magnum Chorum serves as Choir in Residence.

Audition Times

Tuesday, May 12, 2015: 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Tuesday, May 19, 2015: 6:00-9:00 pm

Other audition times may be available by special appointment. Please call to inquire.

Auditions are by appointment only and to schedule your audition time and receive directions, please call Peter Haugen, Operations Manager, at (612) 219-4151. Auditions on Tuesday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 19 will be held in the choir room at Westwood Lutheran Church, 9001 Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park. Auditions held on Saturday, May 16 will be held in the music center at Colonial Church of Edina, 6200 Colonial Way, Edina.

Audition Preparation

Your 10-minute audition includes a prepared vocal solo (art song, aria or lied), and sight-reading and tonal memory exercises. Please bring an extra copy of your prepared music for the accompanist (provided). Following your vocal audition is a brief interview regarding your interest in singing with Magnum Chorum.