Hear our music
Auditioning for Crescendo
welcome engaged and experienced SINGERS to join!
appointment, please contact the Artistic Director via
If you sang the most recent concerts with Crescendo, you can pay
your chorus fees for the next project on our Chorus
Questions and Answers about auditioning with
|Question: Should I prepare
an audition piece?
||Answer: Generally this is not
necessary. The Artistic Director will tell you when your audition
is arranged whether you should prepare in any specific way for your
qualifications are expected of applicants for the Crescendo Chorus?
||Answer: At least limited
ability to read music, and some experience singing in a chorus or choir
is preferred. That said, Crescendo often offers workshops, and
singers find they can learn or improve their skills while they are preparing for a concert.
Commitment and dedication are the most important qualifications.
|Question: What is involved
in singing with Crescendo in terms of time commitments?
||Answer: During the months
leading up to a concert, the Chorus usually rehearses one evening per week,
currently on Mondays, at Trinity Church in Lime Rock. Depending
upon needs, there may be additional rehearsals, both sectional and
of the entire chorus, during this
time as well. During the final week before a concert, generally
there will be a "dry run" of the concert on Saturday preceding the
concert, and three rehearsals during concert week. On
concert weekend, you should plan to be available to Crescendo at all
times except Sunday morning, when we recognize that many of our signers
have long-term commitments singing in church choirs.
|Question: What are financial
||Answer: Chorus members pay a
fee at the beginning of the rehearsal period for scores and incidental
expenses. For the current project the chorus fees, including practice
CDs, scores, and processing, if paying online,
total $75, but this is subject to change. Scholarship
assistance may be available, particularly for young people who wish to
perform with the Chorus.
|Question: What is attire for
||Answer: In recent years,
Crescendo has standardized its performance attire for all except
soloists as black shirt, black trousers or floor-length
skirt, and black shoes. The black shirts have been turtleneck for
some concerts and black with collar (men) and u-neck (women) for others.
The attire will be announced well in advance of the concert. There
are no plans to require formal attire.
|Potential player for the orchestra?
Potential vocal soloist or vocal ensemble member?
||If you fall in any of these
categories, you should speak directly with the