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Cantare Chorale

Audition dates/times
By appointment; use inquiry form in website
Audition venue Church of the Nazarene, 6040 Mother Lode Dr., Placerville
Audition contact or 530/677-6964
Voice part openings All, but especially tenors and basses
Experience or other requirements Our group invites excellent musicians with good sight-reading and vocal ensemble skills to audition and join us. New members are welcome, subject to audition and balance of section sound. Candidates must be familiar with reading music, whether through instrumental lessons or experience in choral singing.
Audition procedure

The audition will include all or some of the following:

  1. Matching pitches and short musical phrases; singing scales to determine range.

  2. Singing a solo of his/her choice, with or without accompaniment (as accompanist is not always available for auditions)--it need not be lengthy or memorized.

  3. Sight-reading a short, relatively simple piece.

  4. Singing a part (choosing from soprano, alto, tenor or bass) from music provided by the committee, in a duet or quartet setting.

Day(s)/time(s) of rehearsals Monday evenings, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Place of rehearsals Church of the Nazarene, 6040 Mother Lode Dr., Placerville
Dates/venues of upcoming performances Heartstrings - 25th Anniversary Concert
Oct. 6 - Holy Trinity Catholic Church, El Dorado Hills
Oct. 8 - Location TBA
Oct. 14 - Harris Center, Folsom
Profile "The Cantare Chorale was formed by Bill Pearson and David Smythe in September of 1992, to perform quality choral music in El Dorado County. This small, select ensemble of talented musicians from the foothills is dedicated to attaining the highest caliber of choral singing, using a wide variety of musical style and content. Coming from very diversified musical and personal backgrounds, the group includes administrators, businessmen, clergymen, educators, engineers, home-makers, and nurses. The Cantare Chorale sings for enjoyment and for the love of the arts. It is with pleasure that they share their voices with the El Dorado County community."  Repertoire includes "sacred music, madrigals, spirituals, folk songs, traditional American, patriotic standards, Christmas music, Broadway favorites, original compositions, and a bit of jazz."

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