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Musica Sacra Auditions
Wed, September 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-4
Musica Sacra is currently seeking experienced first sopranos, low altos, tenors, and basses for our 2018-2019 season. Auditions will be held by appointment beginning on Wednesday evening, September 5, until the slots are filled. Auditions are held at Harvard Epworth Church, 1555 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. (Harvard Square, Red Line) If you would like to arrange an audition time, please fill out and submit our Audition Form. You are not required to prepare a piece for the audition, but you will be asked to demonstrate your sight reading skills. We typically perform four concerts per year. This fall, however, we are excited to temporarily expand our size for a performance of the Robert Levin edition of the Mozart Requiem as guests of the Cape Symphony under the direction of Jung-Ho Pak. These concerts will take place in Hyannis the weekend of November 3rd.
This season’s concert schedule is:
Sat, Nov 3 at 7:30 PM and Sunday Nov. 4 at 3PM: Robert Levin edition of the Mozart Requiem by invitation of Cape Symphony in Hyannis, MA
Saturday, December 15, 2018 7PM A Baroque Christmas: Charpentier’s Messe de minuit, Durante’s Magnificat, and motets of Schütz
Saturday, March 16, 2019 8 PM: Stories in Song: Choral Settings of Tales Familiar and New- music from the Renaissance, Romantic and Modern eras including Copland’s In the beginning and Britten’s Ballad of Little Musgrave
Saturday, May 11, 2019 8PM: Voices from the Village: Folksongs from Around the World- Music of Europe, America and the Pacific Rim including music by Bartok, Hindemith, Augustinus, Felciano, and Taiwan
Musica Sacra has sung in Cambridge and Boston for over 50 years, more than 30 of them under the direction of conductor Mary Beekman, who is known in the Boston area for her inspired programming. We sing a diverse selection of both sacred and secular music, ranging from the 15th-century Flemish to the newly-composed, with everything in between suited to our size of 28-32 singers. We work to adapt our sound to the spirit of each piece being sung and are looking for singers who are able to do the same. The music Mary selects can be challenging; the group often sings acappella works with adventurous voicings and harmonies, and it always presents compositions in their original language. We perform in mixed formation, and occasionally numerous divisi require a singer to be alone or with one other on a part. The result is a sound that is distinctively transparent (recently called “jaw-droppingly good” in the Boston Musical Intelligencer), with programs that are extremely rewarding for our singers and audiences alike!
Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7-10 PM at Harvard-Epworth Church near Harvard Square. Concerts are performed at First Church in Harvard Square.
Auditions will take place at the Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge (near the Harvard Law School and Cambridge Common). If you would like to arrange an audition time, please fill out and submit our Audition Form.