Audition for the 2022-2023 Concert Season
Magnum Chorum seeks singers of all voice parts (tenors and altos in particular) who are interested in offering music of transforming artistry and spirit. The two-step audition process is outlined below. Deadline for application: Wednesday, July 27.
Step 1: Complete this online form and submit a recording of your prepared solo (a selection that demonstrates your highest musicianship) by Wednesday, July 27. You may sing a cappella or with accompaniment. If you require a recorded accompaniment, please submit that request on your form by Monday, July 25. Submissions will be reviewed and selections made to participate in the next step of the audition process on Friday, July 29.
Step 2: If invited to continue in the audition process, you will be assigned a time for an in-person audition on Monday, August 1 starting at 6:00 p.m. Your range, flexibility, sight-reading, and tonal memory will be assessed in this 10-minute audition. COVID protocols will be in place and details will be shared prior to your audition. If you are not able to audition in person, please let us know and alternative arrangements will be made. Following your vocal audition is a brief interview regarding your interest in singing with Magnum Chorum.
Our hopeful plans for Magnum Chorum’s 2022-2023 season include a November collaboration with René Clausen and Magnum Chorum alums and a celebration of 150th Birthday of Ralph Vaughan Williams with Paul Drayton's imaginative arrangement of The Lark Ascending for choir and violin, Christmas concerts featuring Ralph Vaughan Williams' beloved Fantasia on Christmas Carols, March Concert featuring Caroline Shaw's thought-provoking To the Hands, paired with the piece it was based on, Dieterich Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri which is considered the first Lutheran Oratorio and concludes with Spring Concerts highlighting music of Sweden and Norway and an international tour to Sweden and Norway in June 2023.
Magnum Chorum rehearses from September to June on Tuesday evenings at Westwood Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park, where Magnum Chorum serves as Choir in Residence.