Cordus Mundi is Looking for a Few Good Men - Tenors & Basses Wanted
As we head into our 14th year, Bucks County, PA-based male a cappella group Cordus Mundi (www.cordusmundi.com) is looking to expand our membership by at least a couple of voices. We are an all-volunteer choir, with leadership coming from our artistic director, music director, and board members. We rehearse on Monday evenings in Solebury, PA from September - June, and present four core concerts per season, with additional engagements scheduled throughout the year.
Our repertoire ranges from the 12th - 21st century and comes from a wide range of composers and styles. We will be recording our next CD throughout the upcoming season. Your good voice, good reading skills, reliability, and choral musicianship could be a great match for Cordus! Please contact us to arrange for an audition.
Cordus Mundi holds auditions for new singers in August/the beginning of September, and again in January of each concert season. Experienced singers who arrive in the area in between these times are invited to request an audition by appointment.
To arrange an audition with Cordus Mundi, please contact us on our Facebook page, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at 650.219.2748.
Expectations for prospective singers:
- Sufficient fluency in music reading to be able to learn music independently and not exclusively by ear;
- At least two years of recent experience singing in a community, school, or church choir
- Availability for weekly Monday evening rehearsals (7:00-9:00pm) from September through June at Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 6587 Upper York Rd., Solebury, PA; a maximum of two missed rehearsals are allowed during each concert period.
- Payment of annual dues of $125 and purchase of individual music, as ordered by Cordus Mundi.
Auditions will be held with founder/artistic director Rick Rosen, musical director David Fryling, and accompanist Tim Harrell, and will consist of:
- Vocalizing up and down your range
- Tonal memory exercises (listening to 4-note melodies on the piano and then singing them back accurately)
- Tonal sight-reading
- Performing a song, aria, or hymn of your choice
- Singing some Cordus Mundi material with the adjudicators