Learn About the Consort Program

Please note that the Consort Program is temporarily suspended!

 

We look forward to accepting applications once the TCC is safely singing again!

Please feel free to read about the application process below for the future.


Potential applicants should be aware that most of our Consort singers have had experience/training in the field of historical performance (usually in summer programs, university collegiums, projects with period instrument ensembles, etc.).

Applicants should start by studying the season schedule at the bottom of this page. In order to be offered a position, applicants should be able to commit to this schedule. Exceptional absences can be granted but must be negotiated well in advance with the TCC Artistic Director. Applicants with some conflicts are still encouraged to apply, however. The possibility of sharing positions between two singers has enabled us to find solutions to conflicts in the past.

Note that the TCC holds an intimate fundraising evening for the Consort Program each spring. Consort members are asked to prepare a solo to perform at this event (past recital themes have included songs by Monteverdi, Schubert songs with guitar, English lute songs, and cantatas by Barbara Strozzi).

Application Process

Selected finalists will be asked to do a 20-minute audition/interview with a few choir members present.

This audition is about your musicianship and leadership skills, so you won’t be asked to sing an aria (and you won’t need an accompanist). You’ll be given a short sight-reading and musicianship test and then be asked to lead a short (8-10 min.) sectional rehearsal. This sectional will be with a few singers from the choir on a short piece of choral music emailed to you a couple of days before the audition.

Please send all materials by email to musicdirector@torontochamberchoir.ca using the subject line CONSORT APPLICATION, indicating the section position you are applying for (SATB), and including the following:

✔ Describe your experiences singing early music. Include any training you’ve had in historical performance and/or performing experience with early music ensembles.

✔ Describe any section-lead work you’ve done or other leadership responsibilities you’ve been given in any ensembles you’ve worked with.

✔ Mention briefly any special skills you have to offer the TCC.

✔ Discuss any potential conflicts with this season’s TCC rehearsal schedule that you know of at this time. (Please see the schedule below.)


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