Make your professional debut or add to your resume of professional experience.
Performance: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
FINAL DEADLINE for emailing of application(s):
Monday, October 21, 2019.
Complete information: http://theamericanprize.org/coa.html
Perform Handel’s MESSIAH in December 2019 as a soloist with The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra and the CBA Chorus, under the baton of CBA Chorus Director, Maestro Stephen Blackwelder, at St James Episcopal Cathedral / Chicago. This is a “Do-It-Yourself” performance, where those in the audience who wish are invited to sing along with the chorus and orchestra.
For the ninth consecutive year, The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David Volosin Katz, chief judge, is sponsoring an online contest to select vocal soloists to be winners of The American Prize Chicago Oratorio Award. This season TAP and the CBASO are offering four $200 prizes in open competition, one each for soprano, mezzo-soprano (alto), tenor, baritone (bass), to be awarded as performance fees to soloists selected to appear under Maestro Stephen Blackwelder’s baton in concert with The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra and the CBA Chorus, performing the Christmas portion of Handel’s MESSIAH (sung in English) at St James Episcopal Cathedral, Chicago.
The CBASO and CBA Chorus, sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association, are Chicago’s unique ensembles made up almost entirely from members of the city’s legal community. The orchestra, David Volosin Katz, founding music director, was formed in 1986. The chorus, Stephen Blackwelder, director, is now in its thirteenth season.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
Although this year’s contest is geared primarily to provide professional debuts (or early professional experience) to skilled college-age singers or young professionals eager to add to their professional resumes, applications will be accepted from any soprano, mezzo-soprano (alto), tenor, and baritone (bass) interested in being considered. There are no age limits. There is no live competition. Be sure to apply for the Chicago Oratorio Award by Monday, October 21, 2019.
SCHEDULE, APPLICATION FORM and PROCEDURE, COMPLETE INFORMATION: http://theamericanprize.org/coa.html