The Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, directed by Maestra Elena Sharkova, will perform as soloist choir with the Symphony on October 22, 24 & 25, 2009 – Copland "Old American Songs", Alasdair Neale, music director Marin Symphony, Guest Conductor. And on December 12, 2009 – Carols in the California, Elena Sharkova, Conductor .
Weekly Rehearsals on Tuesday nights, in Campbell.
WHEN: on Tuesdays at 6 pm by appointment
WHERE: Seventh Day Adventist Church
600 West Campbell Avenue, Campbell
CONTACT: To schedule an appointment or for more information contact Elena Sharkova at: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Interested singers must demonstrate vocal training, advanced sight-singing skills, excellent musicianship, and a willingness and availability to commit to the rehearsal schedule and concert engagements.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS (accompanist will be provided):
a) One prepared solo piece (aria or art song) that demonstrates your best vocal capabilities. Please bring a score for the accompanist.
b) Vocal range testing.
c) Aural and sight-reading skill testing: 16-measure sight-reading test (tonal) and 7 short tonal memory exercises.
VOICE CLASSES and WORKSHOPS
In the spring, Chorale holds an annual singin workshop with a distinguished lecturer. There are also weekly hour-long voice chasses for interested Chorale singers prior to general rehearsal.
Chorale welcomes members of the community, press and prospective singers to attend our general rehearsals for a glimpse of the dynamics and intensity of our concert preparation. For direction and updates on our rehearsal venue, please contact email@example.com
Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale is composed of about ninety auditioned singers with musical and choral experience. In addition, the Chorale has a smaller a capella group of selected singers, the Symphony Silicon Valley Singers, for the performance of chamber choral pieces in more diverse venues.
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The SSV Chorale, directed by Maestra Elena Sharkova, has become known for its eclectic mix of vibrant programs. It often performs at the California Theatre, as soloist choir with the Symphony, and presents in December " Carols in the California". Formerly the San Jose State University Chorale, the SSV Chorale first performed with Symphony Silicon Valley in Poulenc's Gloria in December 2004, a concert hailed by the Mercury News as one of 2004's most noteworthy Bay Area musical events. Earlier, the Chorale served as "choir in residence" for the former San José Symphony Orchestra for 15 years. Its highly acclaimed performances included such masterpieces as Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, and Symphony No. 9, Verdi's Requiem, and Orff's Carmina Burana. The Chorale has collaborated with other professional performing arts organizations such as Ballet San Jose. In the summer of 2000 and 2007 the Chorale toured Europe bringing music from the Americas.
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