Pacific Chorale, resident chorus at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, today announced upcoming auditions for prospective volunteer singers. Auditions will be held January 20–26, 2019 by prior appointment only. Prospective singers are requested to visit Pacific Chorale’s web site at pacificchorale.org/auditions to learn about the audition process, then to submit their information via the online form provided to schedule an audition time. Rehearsals for the fall begin in September, although singers are also encouraged to participate in Pacific Chorale’s Festival Chorus in August 2019. The 140-voice ensemble will present its own concert season at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall conducted by Artistic Director Robert Istad, as well as appearing as the guest chorus in several performances presented by Pacific Symphony.
While applications are being accepted for both volunteer and paid positions with Pacific Chorale, this year’s auditions are primarily focused on proficient volunteer singers. Volunteer members of the Chorale hail from a broad range of backgrounds and career fields, but share a love for and extensive experience performing choral music. Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in both self-produced and contracted engagements calling for larger groups of singers. Pacific Chorale members enjoy a wide variety of challenging and stimulating repertoire and performance opportunities, including world and West Coast premieres and guest appearances with prominent ensembles and artists.