Auditions are being scheduled now for soprano and alto singers. Auditions are by appointment and are held in the sanctuary of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church (630 Massachusetts Ave.) in Arlington, MA. The audition takes approximately 15 minutes and consists of vocalization, pitch-matching, and sight-reading exercises. Singers are asked to prepare a song of their choice to demonstrate vocal quality, technique, and musicality. This song need not be a formal aria or art song: it can be a simple hymn or folksong. Please note that this song will be performed without accompaniment as there will be no accompanist at auditions. For more information visit: https://www.cantilena.org/audition
Cantilena, a women’s chorale, is an ensemble of approximately 40 singers, dedicated to performing music written for the treble voice. Our challenging and diverse repertoire spans the 15th to the 21st centuries and includes works in many different languages and musical forms. We strive to introduce both our members and our audience to works they are unlikely to encounter in other forums, with an emphasis on music composed specifically for women’s voices. The ensemble is directed by conductor, Elinor A. Armsby.