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Audition for our 2017-2018 season!

The Oriana Consort seeks experienced choral singers in all voice ranges for our 2017-2018 season. We’ll present concerts on December 1, 3, and 9 of Renaissance works by Gabrieli, Hassler, Lassus, Palestrina, Sweelinck, and Victoria; mid-20th century works by Kenneth Leighton and Samuel Barber; and J.S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 40, Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes. Sunday evening rehearsals in Cambridge began on October 1, 2017.

The Oriana Consort is an accomplished chorale of approximately 30 voices, with an eclectic repertory, enthusiastic audiences, and a warm, attractive sound. Listen to samples from recent concerts. We seek good-to-excellent readers with clear, center-of-the-pitch voices that work well with the group. Soloists are always drawn from the membership.

To schedule a half-hour audition, email director Walter Chapin at, summarizing your choral and solo experience. You’ll join a quartet of Oriana members to read excerpts from our repertory and sing a brief but difficult choral part that you will receive two days before the audition, to prepare in advance. Bring a solo of your choice.