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Audition with Cantabile Chorale (formerly BCG)

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  • Sonja Wohlgemuth
    The Cantabile Choral Guild announces auditions for new members! Cantabile Choral Guild holds annual auditions for new members of Cantabile Chorale before each
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 16, 2004
      The Cantabile Choral Guild announces auditions for new members!

      Cantabile Choral Guild holds annual auditions for new members of Cantabile
      Chorale before each concert season. We are also happy to hear singers
      periodically throughout the season.

      Auditions for New Singers

      August 30 First Presbyterian, Palo Alto 7:00-10:00
      August 31 All Souls Episcopal, Berkeley 7:00-10:00

      Our procedure is simple. You are asked to sing a prepared piece--it can be
      any type of song. Music Director, Sanford Dole will also ask you to do some
      vocalizing and sight-reading. The audition lasts 10-12 minutes. You will be
      notified of the audition result by phone. We look forward to hearing you!

      For further information and to schedule an audition time, contact Sonja
      Wohlgemuth at (650) 424-1410 or sonja@.... When emailing, please include
      your contact information, voice part, and previous choral music experience.

      2004-2005 Season

      10, 11, & 12 Seasons of Christmas
      A musical journey from Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, thematically
      connected by text. Early Renaissance motets by Josquin, Handl and the
      Spaniard composers, Victoria and Guerrero side-by-side with more recent
      compositions by Howells, Willan and Dole. This gorgeous program is sure to
      make your Christmas season merry!

      11, 12, & 13 Songs of Love and Liturgy
      Three masters from distinctly different eras. Palestrina’s book of motets on
      texts from the Song of Songs, a very satisfying taste of this Italian master
      ’s oeuvre. Introducing Einojuhani Rautavaara, the Finnish composer of
      Vigilia, a choral cannon and exquisite setting of the Russian orthodox
      vespers liturgy. The first in the Finnish language and a tour-de-force.
      Concluding the program, Bach’s Lobet den Herrn.

      4, & 5 Winds of Time
      An exciting collection of larger works for brass, keyboard and chorus.
      Joined by players from California Symphony, the first half of the evening
      presents the three-choir Magnificat by Gabrieli, a rousing composition,
      complemented by a reprise of a work we originally commissioned, the Ludtke
      Mass. To conclude the evening, the enchanting Seven Ghosts, by Libby Larsen.
      A setting of letters written by and to famous historical figures. A
      fascinating look into the lives of notable figures, such as George
      Washington, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charles Lindberg and Louis Armstrong.

      Recent Reviews

      Five reviews of the Guild Chorus’s collaboration with the California
      Symphony as they performed Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and a new work by
      composer Kevin Beavers.

      Cal Symph scores a 10 with Beethoven’s Ninth
      The California Symphony doesn’t have its own chorus, but Jekowsky recruited
      one of the Bay Area’s best for these performances. Under the direction of
      Sanford Dole, the Baroque Choral Guild contributed thrillingly large,
      focused sound in the finale’s “Ode to Joy.”
      —Georgia Rowe, Contra Costa Times

      Choral performance a real ode to joy
      The 25-year-old Baroque Choral Guild, currently under the direction of
      Sanford Dole, is another outstanding chorus on the Peninsula. I don’t think
      that its support in Beaver’s composition and the Beethoven Ninth could be
      done better by anyone, anywhere.
      —Keith Kreitman, San Mateo County Times

      Composing From the Inside, Conducting From the Outside
      Dole’s Baroque Choral Guild sang like blazes, with ample power, clear,
      unstrained sopranos at the top. If the 20 or 30 men had an open sound, not
      as focused and muscular as could be wished for, they carried their part with
      the thrust the Ode to Joy must have. The chorus sang with belief.
      —Robert Commanday, San Francisco Classical Voice

      Earnest ‘Songs’ lacks buoyancy
      The Baroque Choral Guild, led by Sanford Dole, made a good showing in the
      finale, especially in the stirring final pages
      —Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

      A New Symphonic Messsage, With Poland-USA Link
      Sanford Dole has shaped his Baroque Choral Guild singers, over 50 strong,
      into one of the Bay Area’s elite ensembles.
      —Paul Hertelendy, artssf.com

      Sonja Wohlgemuth, Executive Director
      Cantabile Choral Guild (formerly Baroque Choral Guild)
      953 Industrial Ave, Suite 118
      Palo Alto, CA 94303
      650-424-1410 Phone
      650-424-1430 Fax
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