March 2017

Auditions 2018 - Basel (CH)

Auditions 2018 - Basel (CH)

Collegium Vocale Gent is organising auditions for excellent choral singers and young soloists born after 1978, with an interest in all voice types, with a high grade of musicality, flexibility and experience in ensemble singing. Our main focus is the Romantic repertoire, but singers interested in our polyphony, baroque and contemporary projects are also welcome.

The auditions will take place in:

- Basel – Switzerland: 19-21 Mai 2018
Sigrist Kirche St.Theodor (Gemeindesaal), Claragraben 43, 4058 Basel

They will be judged by Dominique Verkinderen and Matthias Lutze.

We’re very sorry but the auditions in Basel are FULLY BOOKED. Next auditions will be organised in autumn 2018.

You will be required to prepare:
1. An aria of your choice by J.S.Bach or G.F.Handel (at your chosen pitch of A=440 or 415 Hz)
2. A Lied of your choice from the Romantic German repertoire (countertenors can sing a song by Dowland or Purcell for example).
3. For choir and ensemble singers – the motet ‘Singet dem Herrn’ BWV 225 by J.S.Bach (only the final part, from bar 256). Soloists should sing another aria of their own choice.
Please note: Piano A = 440..

Readable and well organised scores must be sent before 1st May 2018 by
normal, unregistered post to the accompanist:
Professor Jonathan Alder | Stubenrauchstraße 4, 12161 Berlin | Germany

Please write on the scores whether you want 415/440 Hz

Dominique Verkinderen – casting and auditions
Collegium Vocale Gent | Drongenhof 42, B-9000 Gent | Belgium | t +32 9 265 90 54 | m +32 475 97 67 97 |