|The Davis Chorale will not be doing auditions for the
remainder of spring 2015 season. Auditions will resume over the summer
for fall 2015.
||Alison Skinner, 530/574-8419 or
|Voice part openings
||None at present.
|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
||"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
||Davis Community Church, 412 C St., Davis
|Dates/venues of upcoming performances
Chorale performs at least two major performances each year, in addition
to the occasional interfaith Vespers service sponsored by the Davis
"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."
||There are additional rehearsals before concert
performances. These are usually scheduled far in advance and are part
of singing with this ensemble
||"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.