Auditions will be Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from 10:00am-1:00pm at the Reno Phil Office inside the McKinley Arts & Culture Center (925 Riverside Dr, Suite 3). Auditionees should prepare the two excerpts and be ready to do vocalizing, rhythm reading, sight singing, and melodic memory.
The upcoming season of the Reno Philharmonic and Chorus is a busy one! We have several terrific opportunities. With the growth of the chorus comes a request from the Philharmonic leadership for an increased level of commitment from each singer in the chorus.
We want to strongly encourage you to consider membership in the chorus to be a complete year commitment! We love to have a full chorus for all of our performances. It is challenging to program when 120 people say they are available to perform a piece, we order 120 pieces of music, we plan for 120 seats on stage, then to have 100-110 actually complete the performance. Each singer, truly, is valuable.
The Reno Phil leadership has worked carefully to create a year-long calendar. We ask you to look at the dates below and assess your availability. You are expected (barring unforeseen circumstances) to attend 80% of pre-concert week rehearsals, and are allowed ONE absence concert week, but it must NOT be the final dress rehearsal. All pre-concert rehearsals are 9:30am – 12:30pm, Saturdays, unless otherwise noted.
Spirit of the Season:
CONCERTS: December 6 (7pm), 7 (2pm & 7pm) & 8 (2pm), 2019
Dress Rehearsal: December 5, 7-9:30pm
Concert Week: Rehearsals with the orchestra Dec 3, 4, 5, 7-9:30pm
Rehearsals: Saturdays – 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23
Classix 6: Beethoven Symphony No. 9
CONCERTS: April 25 & 26
Dress Rehearsal: April 25, 10 am
Concert Week: Rehearsals with orchestra April 20-24, 7-9:30pm,
Rehearsals: Saturdays – 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18
To audition, follow these steps:
(For this excerpt from Beethoven 9, all singers will start at Q on their voice part and sing in German until the end of the page. The accompaniment will be played with the singer.)
To sign up for an audition, click this link and add your name to an empty time slot.