The chorus, especially, has become in recent years one of the gems of Phoenix's cultural scene. It is a great chorus.
Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
About the Chorus
The all volunteer Phoenix Symphony Chorus is led by Chorus Master Thomas Bookhout. Founded in 2001, the Chorus celebrates its 11th anniversary this season, and serves as a professional-level performing partner for Arizona's only full-time orchestra. The Chorus is comprised of over 100 volunteers and is governed by its own members in partnership with the Chorus Master and Symphony staff. Chorus members collectively donate more than 12,000 hours of service to music and the Symphony each year.
|Thomas Bookhout, Chorus Master||William Gorton, Assistant Chorus Master
The Phoenix Symphony Chorus is pleased to announce auditions for experienced singers to perform with the Chorus during the 2012-2013 Season. Auditions will in late August or early September. Specific dates will be announced as soon as they become available.
Audition Requirements: Singers over the age of 18 having familiarity with musical notation are invited to audition. Singers will be asked to perform a prepared solo (art song, folk song, hymn, or aria - no pop or Broadway songs, please), and demonstrate sight reading ability, followed by a brief interview with the Chorus Master.
What to Expect: Auditions will each take approximately 15 minutes and consist of five parts: two or three minutes of a prepared piece, preferably an art song, folk song, or aria (no pop or Broadway songs and please note that you may not be asked to sing the whole piece), and sight-singing, followed by a brief interview with the Chorus master.