Residentiary Choir for Adults

Date: Monday 31 July – Sunday 6 August 2017
Venue: Carlisle Cathedral, CA3 8TZ
Director: Silas Wollston

Singing cathedral services for a week in the summer under the direction of Silas Wollston, this choir of about 40 voices is open to anyone over 18 years of age, and entry is subject to audition for vacancies as they occur. Vocal coaching is included.

2017 vacancies

We are looking for up to 4 sopranos, 3 tenors and 2 basses to join the choir for their visit to Carlisle, and add their names to a reserve list for future visits. Please email to arrange an audition.

It may be possible, depending on numbers, to arrange auditions at events occurring in the following places during January and February. Please indicate, when you email, which of these you would be available for.

Date Location
07 January Peterborough
14 January Gildersome
14 January Tewkesbury
14 January Linlithgow
28 January Gildersome
28 January Taunton
04 February London
11 February Hereford
18 February Durham
18 February Ely
18 February Wells
18 February Taunton
25 February Manchester

Course code: 2017RES
Price: Early bird marker Early bird price of £200 available until Wednesday 30 November for those successfully auditioned or awaiting audition. Full price £215. Prices exclude accommodation.

Audition content

1. Vocal exercises

2. Performance of an appropriate, pre-prepared piece of the candidate’s choice from Sections A (Tests 2 or 3) or B (Test 2) of the RSCM Gold Award syllabus (please bring two copies to the audition) 

3. Sight reading

4. Reading a passage of text at sight

5. Follow-up questions to assess underlying knowledge of musical terms and music theory

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