Submissions to audition for Voices NZ Chamber Choir are now open. The deadline for submissions is 31st October at 5:00pm.
In 2023 we are auditioning for new members only. If you are an existing Voices NZ singer, you do not need to re-audition.
Why sing with Voices NZ?
If you share our love for great choral singing and are passionate about working professionally with a group of like-minded singers on exciting repertoire, exploring the next level of choral singing and reaching the heights of choral excellence, Voices NZ is for you.
Voices NZ offers:
- Repertoire you would usually not come across - Performance opportunities at large arts festivals - National and international touring - Recording session for new CD’s - Payment for rehearsals and performances - Soloist fees - Working with some of the finest choristers around - Management by a professional organisation (Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Trust) - And more…
If you like the sound of that we would love to hear from you.
About Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir
What’s the commitment from you?
We are looking to grow our pool of Voices NZ singers to be part of the team for project specific work or larger orchestral projects. As a guide, singers are usually aged 25 or older.
By joining Voices NZ you need to commit to being generally available for all the engagements a year in advance and to further develop your singing alongside the Voices NZ program.
International auditionees are welcome; please note that reimbursements are based on domestic costs and expenses.
Our commitment to you?
Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir is run as a professional choir by professionals. NZ travel and accommodation expenses are covered by the organisation and singers receive a fee per rehearsal and concert and per diems when working away from home. The Artistic Director of Voices NZ is Karen Grylls who will share her wealth of knowledge, experience and passion for choral music with all choir members. We are also committed to helping you to become a better ensemble singer.
Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand receives support from other organisations such as our Major Funder, Creative New Zealand and NZCT. We also apply for grants and donations on a regular basis.
How to apply for an audition?
In 2023 we are accepting digital auditions. Please prepare the following, and submit your audition through this link.
Please record a video of you completing this vocal exercise: Voices NZ Auditions - Range exercises
Feel free to include a short introduction about yourself
Videos should each be one take, and unedited.
Once your audition submission has been reviewed, you may be contacted to schedule a sight-reading exercise, and you will be sent an audition report.
Auditions will be assessed by our Artistic Director, Karen Grylls. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Voices NZ Manager Louise Jakeway: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are much look forward to hearing you sing.