Auditions

Peninsula Cantare is actively seeking new members to join us in creating exciting, artistic performances of great choral music. We hold auditions by appointment throughout the year, and we invite singers with choral experience to audition for openings in all voice parts.

Our singers typically have at least several years’ music background in high-school, college or community choruses and possess some degree of music-reading ability. In addition, some of our members have had private voice instruction, but that certainly isn’t a requirement. We’re looking for new members with a pleasant choral singing voice, some music-reading ability, and a positive attitude.

Our rehearsals provide a lively, enjoyable atmosphere for developing musicality and expressive singing. Because we often perform challenging repertoire, our members are expected to practice and learn their own part outside of rehearsal. Occasional section rehearsals held outside of regular rehearsal times assist the singers in each section with learning more difficult passages and to help the section achieve a unified sound.

Request More Information or an Audition Appointment

To request an audition appointment or more information, email us at
peninsulacantare@yahoo.com.

The first rehearsal date for the current concert set is Tuesday, September 23.

Registration Form

Singers can download a Registration Form to fill out prior to the first rehearsal. Forms will also be available at the rehearsal.

Cantare Quick Facts
  • We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 10:00 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E. Meadow, Palo Alto. There is also a separate dress rehearsal for each concert during the week of the performance(s). Occasional section rehearsals are scheduled during each concert set.
  • Cantare usually performs three concert sets (one or two concerts per set) each season: November/December, March, and May/June.
  • Members pay a membership fee to help cover costs, and also pay for their own music if scores need to be purchased.
  • Scholarship assistance covering part or all of membership fees is available for qualified singers.
  • Cantare has a dress standard for concert performance: women wear formal black long skirt/pants and black top or long black dress; men wear tuxedos.

 

Page maintained by Ron Hodges . Last update 16 September 2014.