There are many ways to participate! You can sing with the choir or volunteer your time on the Board, behind the scenes (production, stage management) or help the front of house at concerts and events (usher, box office).
Do you like to sing? Sing with us! The Bach Elgar Choir holds annual auditions of singers for all sections of the choir. We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic people to join our organization for a rare opportunity to perform some of the greatest choral music ever written. Help us present both exciting and artistically fulfilling concerts, as we have done for more than a century.
Our Artistic Director, Alex Cann, is holding auditions:
FOR NEW MEMBERS: Monday, September 12 @ 6 – 9 pm; and Tuesday September 13 @ 5 – 7 pm. If you would like to audition, please use the following link to our online audition sign-up Sheet: http://www.slyreply.com/app/sheets/h6jbc1iwu6v6/
For RETURNING MEMBERS: Tuesday, August 30 @ 4 – 9 pm; Wednesday, August 31 @ 4 – 9 pm. If you would like to audition, please use the following link to our online audition sign-up sheet: http://www.slyreply.com/app/sheets/timz0xavj3qe/
Alex would like you to prepare a song of your choice in a classical or folk style and would be grateful if you could bring 2 copies of the music. He will provide piano accompaniment if desired. He may also ask you to do a small amount of sight reading to assess your range and assess determine your ideal placement. Auditions will be held at Melrose United Church.
Auditions will be held at Melrose United Church (www.melroseunited.ca), which is also where we hold practices and all of our concerts in the coming season. The street address is 86 Homewood Avenue, but the church faces Locke Street and the parking lot is off Stanley Avenue.
Practices are on Tuesdays from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Our upcoming 2016-17 season is:
Canadian Folksong – Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 4:00 pm
Handel's Messiah – Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Mozart's Requiem – Sunday, April 9, 2017, at 4:00 pm
Please send me an email (email@example.com) if you experience any difficulties with the online form or if you have any questions at all. The annual membership fee is $250, $100 for choristers under 30 or $50 for full-time students.
Want to know more? Contact the auditions coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome the assistance of volunteers! Volunteers can act as concert ushers, assist with baking for a post-concert reception, or provide housing for our out-of-town guest artists. We offer free admission to the concerts in return for your help.
Have a unique volunteer service that you would like to offer to the choir? Please contact us at email@example.com and tell us about how you would like to help.