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AUDITION EXCERPT

 

Required Audition Excerpt

*Excerpt has been updated for 2023-24 season auditions.

 

Prospective singers for the Cleveland Orchestra Choruses are typically asked to prepare an excerpt from a major work representative of what the chorus may need to prepare in coming seasons. Singers are provided with the relevant pages from the score and the same study tracks that chorus members will receive to prepare the work at home. This shows the director the level of your ability to study outside of and prepare for rehearsal.

 

The required excerpt for Cleveland Orchestra Chorus consideration is from William Walton's Belshazzar's Feast. Please prepare it with the English text. Specific instructions are included on the first page of the excerpt.

Those auditioning for only the Blossom Festival Chorus, should prepare the Kyrie movement from Mozart's Requiem. If auditioning  for consideration in BOTH choruses, you need only prepare the Walton excerpt.

Study tracks are provided for each voice part, as well as an accompaniment-only track.

Belshazzar's Feast Excerpt
(prepare this one for Cleveland Orchestra Chorus consideration)

Sheet Music 
for Excerpt

Accompaniment Track

 

Note that in the recording he helps you count where there is no accompaniment. He will not do this in the audition.

Belshazzar's Feast (Piano)William Walton
00:00 / 02:19

STUDY TRACKS - SLOW TEMPO

BF Excerpt-SLOW-Soprano 1
00:00 / 02:57
BF Excerpt-SLOW-Alto 1
00:00 / 02:57
BF Excerpt-SLOW-Tenor 1
00:00 / 02:57
BF Excerpt-SLOW-Bass 1
00:00 / 02:57
BF Excerpt-SLOW-Soprano 2
00:00 / 02:57
BF Excerpt-SLOW-Alto 2
00:00 / 02:57
BF Excerpt-SLOW-Tenor 2
00:00 / 02:57
BF Excerpt-SLOW-Bass 2
00:00 / 02:57
BF Excerpt-SLOW-Balanced
00:00 / 02:57

STUDY TRACKS - AUDITION TEMPO (quarter = 140)

BF Excerpt-Soprano 1
00:00 / 02:14
BF Excerpt-Alto 1
00:00 / 02:14
BF Excerpt-Tenor 1
00:00 / 02:14
BF Excerpt-Bass 1
00:00 / 02:14
BF Excerpt-Soprano 2
00:00 / 02:14
BF Excerpt-Alto 2
00:00 / 02:14
BF Excerpt-Tenor 2
00:00 / 02:14
BF Excerpt-Bass 2
00:00 / 02:14
BF Excerpt-All Parts Balanced
00:00 / 02:14

Mozart Requiem Kyrie
(prepare this one for Blossom Festival Chorus consideration)

Accompaniment Track

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Mozart Kyrie - piano accomp
00:00 / 02:36
Sheet Music 
for Kyrie

STUDY TRACKS 
Note the tempo in the study tracks are a slower tempo.
The accompaniment track tempo is reflective of the audition tempo.

MR_Kyrie_(Soprano)
00:00 / 02:34
MR_Kyrie_(Alto)
00:00 / 02:34
MR_Kyrie_(Tenor)
00:00 / 02:34
MR_Kyrie_(Bass)
00:00 / 02:34
MR_Kyrie_All Parts Balanced
00:00 / 02:34
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