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Photo Above: 2018 - 2019 Concert Season Conductors, David Mennicke and Ahmed Anzaldúa

Our 2018 - 2019 Concert Season

November 10 & 11, 2018 - David Mennicke, Conductor

"Crossing the Channel"

Dr. Mennicke and Singers in Accord will collaborate to produce a concert the features two stunning pieces of the choral canon: the beautifully melodic Requiem of French romantic composer Gabriel Fauré and the equally stunning masterpiece by Ralph Vaughan Williams, "Five Mystical Songs".  

 

April 2019  - Ahmed Anzaldúa, Conductor

Ahmed Anzaldúa is a Mexican classical pianist, teacher, and conductor of Egyptian descent. He is an active musician, performing in Mexico and the United States frequently as a soloist and conductor with orchestras, choirs, in recitals, and as a collaborative pianist. Ahmed Anzaldúa has eschewed competitions in favor of constantly learning new repertoire and championing new music. He currently lives in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he is part of the conducting graduate program at the University of Minnesota. He is the director and founder of Border CrosSing, an organization dedicated to integrating historically-segreated audiences, repertoire, and musicians through the performance of choral music. He is also an active freelance pianist, conductor, and teacher.

The program for this concert is still under development. Stay Tuned!

 

Three great reasons to sing in Singers in Accord:

  1. Each season allows the singers the opportunity to work with two different, top level choral conductors who are experts in that concert's genre.
  2. The season is divided into two, 10 week projects, which allows for mid-winter break around the holidays and mid-winter vacation.  Fall Project: Early September through Mid-November; Spring Spring: Mid-February to through Early May.
  3. While our ensemble emphasizes excellence and high performance standards, the culture of the group is welcoming and egalitarian. You'll enjoy the people you'll be singing with.

We are looking for Singers who:

  1. Have experience in choral singing at least at the college level
  2. Will conscientiously prepare in advance of each rehearsal
  3. Have the ability to learn music quickly and independently
  4. Can commit to sing for an entire concert season (preference is given to admitting these singers). 
  5. Are available to rehearse Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Rehearsals are held at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church in Edina [map].

 

Listen to selected audio samples from our past concerts.

 

Auditions will be held in May 22nd, 2018 by appointment starting at 6:30pm at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church in Edina [map] in the choir room. Park in the lower parking lot on the east side of the building.

Fill out the form at the bottom of this page, or call 612-597-5483 and leave us a messge. 

The 15-minute audition will include:

  • Performance of a one minute section of a solo (any genre, e.g. art song, folk song, hymn tune)
  • Sight singing a solo line
  • Preparing page 1 of "O Radiant Dawn" to be sung with a quartet of SIA singers. (Download here.)
  • Range testing
  • Short interview with audition team

After your audition request form is submitted, a member of the SIA audition team will contact you to schedule your audition.

Please tell us about your vocal experience.
If you have any other relevant musical experience, or skills in any other area that may be helpful to the organization, please list them here.
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