The Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra (BCCO) is accepting applications for soloists for the 2017-2018 season as part of a new Vocal Soloist Program. Repertoire the 2017-2018 season features:
Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky
Mendelssohn's St. Paul Oratorio
Successful applicants will be invited to Berkeley, CA for the week of the performance. BCCO will provide round-trip airfare, accommodations (home stay), mastered professional recording of the performance(s), per diem, an honorarium of $1,500, and access to any photos and marketing materials associated with the concerts.
Not intended for those with fully established professional careers, it is the intent of the BCCO Vocal Soloist Program to support exceptional emerging vocal talent. Singers that are part of residency programs or who have completed residency programs are certainly encouraged to apply; the intent of the program is to provide meaningful performing opportunities and support for the early careers of vocalists.
Interested applicants should submit a video or audio recording of the following:
If applying to solo for Alexander Nevsky, please prepare "Field of the Dead," in Russian. If applying to solo for St. Paul, please prepare a representative selection from the oratorio (either German or English).
We also ask for a current resumé and headshot. Deadline for submission of materials will be April 15th. Applications must be submitted through YAP Tracker (YAP Tracker membership is not required) with an application fee of $5; DVDs/CDs will not be accepted, nor will emailed files.
BCCO is comprised of over 230 singers who perform choral masterworks with professional orchestra. Repertoire in recent years has included Mendelssohn's Elijah, Bach's St. John Passion, Verdi's Requiem, Mozart's Requiem, Cherubini's Requiem, and Dvořák's Stabat Mater.
The jury will consist of Sylvia Anderson (Voice Professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music), Peter Grunberg (Vocal Coach at the San Francisco Symphony, former Master Coach for Merola), and Brian Thorsett (Voice Professor at Virginia Tech).
Members of our Honorary Panel are Ragnar Bohlin (Chorus Director at the San Francisco Symphony and Artistic Director of Cappella SF), and Ian Robertson (Chorus Director at the San Francisco Opera).
For the application, please click here.
You do not need to be a paying subscriber to YAP Tracker to use the application form, although you will need an account (guest accounts are available; see the website for details). Registration can be completed at http://www.yaptracker.com