Sharim v’Sharot is looking for singers to complement our signature sound and be a part of our choir. Auditions for the 2021-2022 season are being held through Nov. 5th. Please read all of the information below. If you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule an audition, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rehearsals are on Tuesdays evenings in Lawrenceville, NJ from October 5th (excluding Jewish holidays), and will run until the week before our Spring 2022 concert. Our members come from Central New Jersey and the Delaware Valley. We sing in four parts (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) or more as the music requires. If you also have instrumental talent, please let us know!
What to expect at your audition
You will meet with our conductor, Dr. Elayne Robinson Grossman. She’ll want to hear you sing without accompaniment. Songs can be taken from Broadway, opera, folk, Israeli or liturgical repertoire.
- Please prepare two songs that you love to sing, one fast and one slow (not a niggun or a vocal exercise without words). The lyrics can be in any language.
- Be prepared to sing several scales.
- Expect to repeat patterns of melody and rhythm. There is really no way to prepare for the echo pattern portions of the audition. You will be asked to repeat melodic patterns played on the piano and rhythmic patterns that will be tapped or clapped.
- Be prepared to do some sight-reading. While sight-reading is not necessary for acceptance into the choir, familiarity with notation and an ability to negotiate a score and to learn quickly is appreciated.
We look forward to hearing from you!