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Audition Information

Davis Chorale

Audition dates/times

Auditions are ongoing.

Audition venue Venue for other auditions to be arranged individually.
Audition contact Alison Skinner, 530/574-8419 or
Voice part openings All
Experience or other requirements Previous experience singing in choirs and a desire to work hard in rehearsals.  Preferred, but not required: Singers can read music and have the ability to learn music on their own
Audition procedure "Singers are asked to come prepared to sing a rehearsed piece and exhibit both range and sight-reading ability."
Day(s)/time(s) of rehearsals Mondays, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m., September through December and January through May
Place of rehearsals Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Rd., Davis
Dates/venues of upcoming performances

"The Davis Chorale performs at least two major performances each year, in addition to the occasional interfaith Vespers service sponsored by the Davis Community Church.

"The Davis Chorale and Davis Children's Chorale perform mini-concerts of their Christmas repertoire at a Saturday Davis Farmer's Market in early December. The Chorale and Children's Chorale also perform selections from their Christmas repertoire in the State Capitol Rotunda in Sacramento, usually on the Monday before Christmas at Noon."

Other commitments There are additional rehearsals before concert performances.  These are usually scheduled far in advance and are part of singing with this ensemble
Profile "The Davis Chorale is an auditioned choral ensemble of thirty to forty singers from Davis and the surrounding areas.... The Chorale was founded in 1978 as a community chorus to provide an opportunity for adults to sing oratorio, sacred, and secular works. Since then, the Chorale has performed in numerous special events, along with its regular performances in the Fall, Winter and Spring under the direction of Founding Director Rachel Kessler and its assistant conductors. Artistic Director Alison Skinner assumed the baton in 2010. The Chorale has performed with other instrumental and vocal groups, such as the Sacramento Youth Symphony and the UC Davis Symphony and Chorus.

"The Davis Chorale performs many themed concerts in a variety of venues. The Chorale's varied repertoire ranges from a cappella works from the Renaissance through orchestral works with chorus by modern composers. These can range from serious requiems in the Davis Community Church, to concerts with orchestra at the Sacramento Community Center, to light and festive ice cream socials featuring patriotic songs or the beloved music of Gilbert & Sullivan.

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