January 2020 Auditions

Saturday, January 4, 2020 First Unitarian Church
9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Our January 4, 2020 audition date is open to sign-up! Join us for the second half of our season to sing Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Kodály’s Psalmus Hungaricus, and Bruckner’s Psalm 150.



Audition Requirements

  • PREPARED SOLO: One approximately 3-to-4-minute, piano-accompanied solo song or aria of your choice from classical repertoire (no show tunes, no jazz, no Top 10) that will showcase your singing technique and the features of your voice. Please bring a copy of your solo that is bound in some way (original score or 3-ring binder) for the provided accompanist.  You may also bring a copy for your own use, if you like.

  • SCALES/VOCALISES: Scales and other vocalises as directed by the Audition Team for range, timbre and vocal dexterity. 

  • SIGHT-READING: Sight-reading piece chosen that day by the Audition Team.


Frequently Asked Questions

When and where does PSC rehearse?

For the 2019-20 Season, PSC will be rehearsing at First Unitarian Church (1211 SW Main St) on Tuesday nights from 7:15-9:30 p.m. During the week before the concert(s) additional rehearsals may be scheduled in the concert venue.

How many performances are there a year?

PSC typically produces three concerts each season (fall, winter, spring). Additionally, PSC is regularly contracted by other performing organizations, such as the Oregon Symphony, Oregon Music Festival, and others. These contracted performances usually occur two – three times a year.

Where does PSC perform?

PSC is proud to present concerts in a variety of places around the Portland Metro area.

What kind of commitment do I need to make to sing in PSC?

Singing members of PSC are expected to attend at least 80% of all rehearsals. Dress rehearsal and performances are considered mandatory and may not be missed. Each singer is allowed one leave during a performance year, at the discretion of the Artistic Leaders. If a singer needs to miss more than one concert cycle in a year, they will need to re-audition for the choir.

Choir members joining mid-season pay pro-rated annual dues of pay annual dues in the amount of $100 that may be paid in one lump sum, or monthly installments. There is also a one time, refundable $25 music fee.

Choir members provide their own performance outfit per the membership guidelines.

Each choir member is expected to learn their music outside of rehearsal, and come prepared for each rehearsal.

Each choir member is expected to be an advocate for the organization – promoting concerts and encouraging excellent singers to audition for the ensemble.

Choir members are provided a membership handbook with all expectations clearly explained upon admission to the choir.

 

Still have questions? Email us: auditions@pschoir.org