The Capital Hearings are currently looking for Bass 2s! Please read below for more information.
Interested singers in all other voice parts should complete the form below and we will contact you when our next round of auditions is announced.
Our group performs a wide range of classical, jazz, and contemporary pop music – everything from Paulus, Gershwin, and Whitacre through the Beatles, Ingrid Michaelson, Coldplay, and Mumford and Sons. Our members include several former collegiate a cappella music directors, and we were recently nominated for a 2013 Washington Area Music Award (Wammie). Many of our current members perform in Washington's larger choruses or a cappella groups, have church choir jobs and/or work as music teachers. We've been invited to perform at local venues including Strathmore, the National Portrait Gallery, the Phillips Collection, the Embassy of Switzerland, Watergate, the Convention Center, the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory, and on Capitol Hill.
Rehearsals are typically held in Woodley Park every other Wednesday evening during the fall and spring, increasing to weekly during the summer and as performance opportunities require. We also spend 2-3 weekends per year together for retreats or to perform at CASA festivals like VoCal Nation.
In addition, any of following are helpful but not required:
First-round auditions are scheduled in 15-minute slots and conducted by the music director. Auditions will involve range testing, ear exercises, and some melodic & rhythmic sight-reading. Auditionees should also prepare a solo in a non-classical style (pop, rock, jazz, etc.) that shows off your musical skills and stage presence. No accompanist will be provided so you should be prepared to perform the solo a cappella.
Callback auditionees will join the full group for a short rehearsal of two pieces, and will then perform their parts in a quartet with three current members. The music will be provided in advance, but memorization is not required. Callback auditionees should plan to stay for the full duration of the callback rehearsal / audition (7:30-10:00 PM).
We are holding first-round auditions for Bass 2s in Fall 2013 on a periodic basis. To schedule an audition, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, email address, voice part, and telephone number. You can also leave a phone message at (202) 630-6067.
Please fill out the form below and we will email you when our next round of auditions is announced. Interested singers may also contact Music Director Dileep Srihari (email@example.com or (202) 630-6067) for more information.