We are an accomplished mid-size chorus widely recognized for its ambitious and interesting repertoire. And we have a great time singing together. You might, too. We rehearse from 7 to 9:45 PM on Tuesday nights at Broadway Presbyterian Church at 601 West 114th Street in Manhattan and perform at venues all around New York City. First rehearsal of the season will be Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
Music Director Clara Longstreth invites singers with choral experience and sight-reading ability to audition for our 2019-2020 season, featuring Mass for Double chorus by Frank Martin, In the Beginning by Aaron Copland, Reincarnations by Samuel Barber, a newly commissioned work by Robert Paterson for chorus and marimba, and works by Irving Fine, Vincent Persichetti, Andrew Rindfleisch, Benjamin Britten, Arvo Pärt, Dale Trumbore, and Eriks Esenwalds.
To arrange an audition (starting in August), please contact Clara Longstreth at 212-663-0576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions about Auditioning
What happens at an audition?
Your audition will be private; one-on-one with Music Director Clara Longstreth. At your audition, Clara will have you sing some scales to test your vocal range, will play series of notes for you to sing back to her, to test your listening and pitch, and will ask you to sight-read some music. You will also sing one prepared piece of your own choosing.
Do I need to be able to sight-read?
It is expected that all members of New Amsterdam Singers have at least basic sight reading skills.
When are auditions held?
Most auditions take place in August, prior to the beginning of the new season. There are occasionally openings during the course of the year, however, so singers are encouraged to inquire about openings at other times of the year as well.
Do you have an opening in my voice part?
We have some openings in all voice parts each year, so singers are always encouraged to audition if interested.
Can I hear a sample of New Amsterdam Singers in performance?
We’ve provided some excerpts of New Amsterdam Singers in performance here.