Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Chorus Auditions for the 2011-2012 Season - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Chorus Auditions for the 2011-2012 Season

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For Immediate Release:
Thursday, November 18, 2010

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO ANNOUNCES CHORUS AUDITIONS
FOR THE 2011-2012 SEASON – OPENINGS FOR ALL VOICE CATEGORIES

Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions in January, February, and March for experienced, classically trained singers in all voice categories who seek positions in the company’s choral ensemble for the 2011-2012 season.

Auditions will be held on the following dates in 2011:

PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS

Saturday, January 22                           10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday, January 29                           10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Wednesday, February 9                       3:00 – 6:00 PM

Friday, February 11                             2:00 – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, February 15                          3:00 – 7:00 PM

Friday, March 4                                   4:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 5                               11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (for out-of-town auditionees only)

The deadline for submitting materials is Friday, January 28. Applicants must sing a preliminary audition to be considered for the callback auditions.

CALLBACK AUDITIONS (if necessary)

Saturday, March 5                               3:00 – 5:00 PM

Lyric Opera of Chicago will mount a production requiring a chorus of African-American singers. Positions will be available in all voice categories for African-American singers for this production.

AUDITIONS BY INVITATION ONLY

To obtain an audition invitation, singers should send a current résumé and photo to:

Chorus Auditions Coordinator
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 860
Chicago, IL 60606

Please include a cover letter indicating your first, second, and third choices for your audition dates and times. You may also email your materials to choraud@lyricopera.org  Once you have submitted your materials, your information will be evaluated by the Chorus Master and appointments will be made for qualified candidates.  Not all applicants who submit a résumé and photo will be asked to audition.  Walk-ins will NOT be seen.

To obtain a current audition brochure, please go to www.lyricopera.org and click the “About Lyric” link.  If you are unable to download the brochure please email: choraud@lyricopera.org or call the Audition Hotline at (312) 827-3548.

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