New member auditions for the 2023-24 season will be held Sunday, September 24, 2023 from 2:00-5:00 pm in the chapel at First Presbyterian Church, 174 N. Mill Street, Lexington, KY.
To request an audition, please complete the online audition form.
The Kentucky Bach Choir is a professional 24-voice chamber choir. We seek highly skilled musicians with extensive classical choral training and experience, outstanding musicianship, music-reading, and foreign language diction skills, flexibility to sing in multiple styles (including with minimal vibrato), and a fine ear for balance, tuning, and phrasing in an ensemble setting.
We hold new member auditions each fall for all voice parts, although there may not always be openings in each section every season. An accompanist will be provided.
Please prepare the following prior to your audition:
Sing m. 17-38 of the provided excerpt (tempo: dotted quarter = 56 bpm)
One classical solo of your choosing (art song, opera, or oratorio). Please bring a copy for the accompanist. A legato selection is strongly recommended. German language is preferred, but not required; those who do not sing in German will be asked to read a brief passage in German.
In addition, singers will be vocalized to determine range and asked to sing several sight-reading passages. The audition lasts approximately 20 minutes.
Singers who are accepted into the Kentucky Bach Choir are expected to learn their music in advance and attend all scheduled rehearsals and performances. Exceptions must be approved in advance by the Artistic Director.
REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
We perform two concerts each season (Fall/Winter and Spring). There is an eight-week rehearsal period prior to each concert. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 174 N. Mill Street, Lexington, KY.