We are eager to have new singers join us. While auditions are closed for our upcoming concert features Charpentier’s Christmas Midnight Mass, we’ll be auditioning for our next program, In Every Corner Sing, in January. SDG shares a family-like atmosphere which is very welcoming to new arrivals.
Next auditions are at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central, in Alameda, or by appointment. Auditions will be in the meeting hall and there is plenty of street parking. Our regular rehearsal will begin at 7:15 immediately after auditions. Please let us know if you’re planning to audition.
Auditions consist of an evaluation by the director of your vocal range and some brief sight-reading. Most of the audition process consists of listening to singers by section. In this way, auditioners feel more at ease singing in a group and Dr. Simon can listen for overall blend among singers.
Each singer will also sing alone in a supportive environment. You do not need to prepare solo material but will be given excerpts of music from the upcoming concert to sing. Ability to improve a musical phrase on the second or third try counts for a lot.
● Bring a water bottle.
● Wear comfortable shoes
● Warm up your voice a bit before arriving
● Arrive early enough to fill out your paperwork and meet other singers
● During the audition, breathe deeply and try to relax
● New and returning singers will be present. Take your cue from singers who seem to be relaxed.
Proof of COVID vaccination will be required.
Be prepared to stay for rehearsal after the audition! Please send an email for more information.