Collegium Vocale Gent

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
PHILIPPE HERREWEGHE

Bach Workshop young soloists

From 25th till 29th September Collegium Vocale Gent is organising a Bach masterclass for young vocal soloists!
For five days conductor Philippe Herreweghe and bass Peter Kooij will coach young talent through the world of Bach’s cantatas.

Interested? Read on for more information, deadlines and registration!

Bach Masterclass Young Soloist

This masterclass offers young singers/soloists the opportunity to work intensively with conductor and Bach specialist Philippe Herreweghe aswell as the international renowed solo singer and vocal coach Peter Kooij on the performance and interpretation of solo aria’s and recits from various vocal works by Johann Sebastian BACH.

  • Selected singers are accompanied by basso continuo (cello/cembalo). Obligato instruments will join for the general rehearsal and a filmed presentation concert.
  • Singers are selected by sending an audition video*
  • The working language during the masterclass is English.

 

DATES & VENUES

The 5 day masterclass runs from 25th-29 September 2022.

A public presentation concert is organised on the last day at 16h00.

Venue: Gent, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen

 

ADMISSION FEE

There is no application fee.
Selected singers pay an admission fee of €300
Included in this fee are:

  • 8 individual singing sessions
  • 1 group session with obligato ensemble
  • A presentation concert
  • A link to the filmed presentation concert (to be used freely afterwards)
  • 1 light lunch/sandwich per day + diner after the presentation concert on 29/09

 

The masterclass is also open to other music students, conductors or interested listeners. An admission fee of €200 covers all session + presentation concert. Alternatively you can pay a fee of €50/day.

All payments should be done before 15 September via the Collegium Vocale Gent account:

COLLEGIUM VOCALE GENT vzw
Drongenhof 42
B-9000  GENT
IBAN : BE69 2900 2103 5378
BIC : GEBABEBB

  • Please mention yourNAME’ + ‘MASTERCLASS BACH CVG 2022’

HOW TO APPLY?

The masterclass is open for a maximum of 8 singers:

  • studying/holding a Master’s degree (baroque singing or other)
  • born after January 1st, 1990

Fill in the online application form.
The deadline for application is 15th August 2022.
Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected by 1st September 2022.
Feedback on the audition videos will not be provided.

 

*AUDITION VIDEO

Audition videos (1/applicant) take 12 minutes maximum and should contain:

  • Personal introduction stating your first and last name
  • 1 aria & 1 recitativo from the below list**

The required recording pitch should be A=415 Hz.
Please record the chosen pieces in one shot. (An edit of two shorter videos is allowed but only one link is allowed).
Upload your video on Youtube (choose for the option ‘hidden’) and copy/past the Youtube-link into the provided field of the application form.
Please put your name and voice type in the title of the video.

 

ANY OTHER QUESTION?

Please contact  Dominique Verkinderen, our casting & audition responsible via:

dominique@collegiumvocale.com  or Mobile +32 475 97 67 97

 

**Repertoire list audition video:

Please record 1 aria and 1 recitativo according to your voice type

SOPRANO

Aria:
Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen BWV 32
Seufzer, Tränen, Kummer, Not BWV 21
Die Seele ruht in Jesus Händen BWV 127
Wie zittern und wanken BWV 105
Ich wünschte mir den Tod BWV 57
Qui tollis BWV 234

Recitativo:
Im Schweisse meines BWV 84
Gott ist mir ja nichts schuldig BWV 84

ALTO/COUNTERTENOR

Aria:
Vergnügte Ruh BWV170
Es ist vollbracht BWV 245
Ach Bleibe doch mein liebstes Leben BWV 11
Wie starb die Heldin so vergnügt BWV 198
Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde BWV 83
Betörte Welt BWV 94

Recitativo:
Die Schlange BWV 40
Der Glocken bebendes Getön BWV 198

TENOR

Aria:
Wie zweifelhaft BWV 109
Ich will leiden, I will schweigen BWV 87
Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht BWV 55
Das Blut BWV 78
Erschüttre dich nur nicht BWV 99
Ich will an den Himmel lenken BWV166

Recitativo:
O Liebe BWV 170
So klage du zerstörte BWV 46

BASS

Aria:
Fürwahr, wenn mir das kömmet ein BWV 113
Wer bist du BWV 132
Gute Nacht BWV 27
Streite, siege starke Welt BWV 62
Betrachte meine Seel BWV 245
Ich will den Kreuztab gerne tragen BWV 56

Recitativo :
Mein Jesu, ziehe mich BWV 22
O Christenheit, wohlan BWV 91
Die Welt bekümmert sich BWV9