Applying for the 2017 – 2018 Season

Applicants should start by studying the season schedule 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. However, because of the possibility of sharing positions described above, applicants with some conflicts are still encouraged to apply (i.e., if your conflicts are primarily with dates for a certain concert, we may be able to offer that concert to another applicant).

Application process:

The deadline for all materials to be received is Monday, June 5, 2017.

Selected finalists will be asked to do a 20-minute audition/interview on the evening of Wednesday, June 14.  (Please advise us if this date absolutely cannot work for you.)

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 & 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 (info@torontochamberchoir.ca) using the subject line CONSORT APPLICATION.

Please provide the following materials in the same email message, addressed to Artistic Director Lucas Harris:

  • A current CV
  • An example of your singing, preferably in Renaissance or Baroque repertoire.  Please include an internet link or attach an audio or video file to the message.
  • A letter of introduction. This can simply be in the body of your email message. Please try to include all the information listed here:
✔ Name
✔ Contact information
✔ Which section position you are applying for (SATB)
✔ Describe some of your most significant experiences singing early music.  Include any training you’ve had in historical performance and/or 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).
✔ One or two references with a phone number and/or an email address.  These should be conductors, coaches, or teachers you’ve recently worked with.

 

TCC 2017-2018 schedule, subject to change

  • Please note that on Wednesday nights the time from 7:00-7:30pm is “Consort time.” Consort singers may be called to work on solo/small ensembles as needed.
  • Note that “Retreats” are special Saturday daytime rehearsal/workshops which include the Consort singers.

Program #1: The Architecture of Music

1: Wednesday, September 6: 7:30-10:00pm

2: Wednesday, September 13: 7:30-10:00pm

3: Wednesday, September 20: 7:30-10:00pm

4: Wednesday, September 27: 7:30-10:00pm

5: Wednesday, October 4: 7:30-10:00pm

6: Wednesday, October 11: 7:30-10:00pm

7: Wednesday, October 18: 7:30-10:00pm

8: Wednesday, October 25: 7:30-10:00pm

9: Saturday, October 28: 10:30am-1:30pm Dress Rehearsal

Concert: Sunday, October 29: 1:00pm warmup, 3:00 performance

Program #2: Christmas Vespers in San Marco

1: Wednesday, November 1: 7:30-10:00pm

2: Wednesday, November 8: 7:30-10:00pm

3: Wednesday, November 15: 7:30-10:00pm

4: Wednesday, November 22: 7:30-10:00pm

5: Wednesday, November 29: 7:30-10:00pm

6: Wednesday, December 6: 7:30-10:00pm

7: RETREAT: Saturday, December 9: 10:00am-4:30pm

8: Wednesday, December 13: 7:30-10:00pm @ Calvin

9: Friday, December 15: 7:00-10:00pm Dress Rehearsal @ Calvin

Concert: Saturday, December 16: 6:00pm warmup, 8:00 concert

No rehearsal Dec. 17-Jan. 9 (Xmas break)

Program #3: Bach’s Foundations

1: Wednesday, January 10: 7:30-10:00pm

2: Wednesday, January 17: 7:30-10:00pm

3: Wednesday, January 24: 7:30-10:00pm

4: Wednesday, January 31: 7:30-10:00pm

5: Wednesday, February 7: 7:30-10:00pm

6: MINI-RETREAT: Saturday, February 10: 10:00am-1:00pm

7: Wednesday, February 14: SECTIONALS (Rescheduled to avoid Ash Wednesday / Valentines’ Day)

8: Wednesday, February 21: 7:30-10:00pm

9: Wednesday, February 28: 7:30-10:00pm

10: Friday, March 2: 7:00-10:00 Dress Rehearsal

Concert: Saturday, March 3: 6:00pm warmup, 8:00pm concert

No rehearsal March 4-April 3 (Month-long March/Easter break)

Wednesday, April 4: Consort program fundraiser (7-10pm)

Program 4: The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci

(Elizabeth Anderson, guest director)

1: Wednesday, April 11: 7:30-10:00pm

2: Wednesday, April 18: 7:30-10:00pm

3: Wednesday, April 25: 7:30-10:00pm

4: Wednesday, May 2: 7:30-10:00pm

5: Wednesday, May 9: 7:30-10:00pm

6: Wednesday, May 16: 7:30-10:00pm

7: Wednesday, May 23: 7:30-10:00pm

8: MINI-RETREAT: Saturday, May 26: 10:00am-1:00pm

9: Wednesday, May 30: 7:30-10:00pm

10: Saturday, June 2: 10:30am-1:30pm Dress Rehearsal

Concert #1: Saturday, June 2: Please hold evening for possible outreach concert

Concert #2: Sunday, June 3: 1:00pm warmup, 3:00 performance