VAE Season 35, 2014-2015
VAE is holding auditions for professional singers on August 25 and August 26. Please call Rosanne Wetzel at 513-744-3229 to schedule an audition time.
Auditions are open to any and all interested singers, but VAE membership demands superior vocal technique, sight-reading skills and musicianship, along with a love for and acute sensitivity and commitment to chamber music engagement and ensemble artistry.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Two contrasting solo works, with one in a language other than English. (NOTE: These auditions are NOT for St. Matthew arias, which will come later in the season, so no need to prepare Bach at this time.)
Each audition will also evaluate sight-reading skills and tonal memory. An accompanist will be provided.
Audition times are as follows:
• Monday, August 25 6-10 p.m
• Tuesday, August 26 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Recall auditions in ensembles
• Wednesday, August 27
Sopranos 8-8:30 p.m.
Altos 8:30-9 p.m.
Basses 9-9:30 p.m.
Tenors 9:30-10 p.m.
VAE 2014-15 concert dates are as follows:
• Nov. 8
• Dec. 13-14
• Jan. 31-Feb. 1
• March 28-29 (Palm Sunday)
Dates and repertoire are subject to change.
Rehearsals are compacted within a two-week period prior to each concert program.
About our upcoming season...VAE Music Director Craig Hella Johnson, entering his second season, has planned a diverse series of four concerts – in November, December, January and March – culminating with J. S. Bach's epic St. Matthew Passion, in which VAE members will serve as aria soloists. Reviewing a performance of St. Matthew Passion led by Johnson, Michael Greenberg of the San Antonio Express-News wrote: "A full 24 hours after it was over, it was still with me – a fleet, magisterial account, conducted with total authority and sweeping sense of line by Craig Hella Johnson."