District Chorus Auditions

All 10th-12th graders are eligible to audition for PMEA’s District 11 Chorus Festival. This is a wonderful opportunity to sing new, challenging repertoire in a large, accomplished group, with an excellent conductor.

Participation requires acceptance through a CHS audition with Ms. Hutton, an official audition through PMEA District 11, and, if accepted, significant independent work to prepare music for the actual festival. All eligible, motivated students are encouraged to audition!

The timeline for this year:

    Mon, Nov 5 3:00-4:30 Auditions for CHS Candidates, in the choir room

    Sat, Nov 17 7:15a-1:30p PMEA Auditions at Upper Merion High School

    W-Fr, Feb 6-8 PMEA District 11 Chorus Festival at Hatboro-Horsham High School 

    Students are away from school Wednesday-Thursday; concert is Friday.*
    *Change from original schedule

The two audition pieces are:

Batten’s O Sing Joyfully

Mozart’s Laudate Pueri

For both pieces, you must be able to sing your voice part a cappella, with accurate pitches and rhythms, excellent vocal tone, and accurate dynamics and articulation. In the audition, you’ll be given a starting pitch, then you’ll sing from a chosen point, a cappella, for a duration of about 12-30 measures. You’ll be evaluated on pitch and rhythm, vocal tone, and dynamics/articulation.

The audition will also consist of two sight-singing excerpts. You’ll be given a starting pitch, 30 seconds to study, then a starting pitch again.

Here are some resources to help you study. (Thank you, Mr. Williams, for letting us link to your site!)

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3 comments so far

  1. Tom on

    AUDITION! ITS THE BEST

  2. Jack Rosen on

    Will do!

  3. Ms. Hutton on

    Note the date change to the Festival. It’s Wed-Fri this year, not Thu-Sat. Correct dates are Feb 6-8, 2013. Thanks!


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