Auditions are generally held in the summer or in December, but can be scheduled by special arrangement. To arrange an audition, please call (603) 298-9249.
Bring a short prepared piece to sing at whatever level and style best showcases your voice.
A music stand and piano accompanist will be provided.
Please bring two printed copies of the sheet music for your solo–for the Music Director and the Accompanist.
You will be asked to sing a few vocal exercises to demonstrate range, pitch, vocal quality, and agility.
You will be asked to sight-read as part of a quartet.
The Music Director will notify you of the audition results by phone.
Bel Canto rehearses weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00pm between September and early December and then January and late April each year (we take summers off). Rehearsals take place at the First Congregational Church, 10 South Park Street, Lebanon, NH. Rehearsal time is extended to 9:15pm during the four rehearsals leading up to the fall and spring concerts. Additionally, there is usually one special Sunday afternoon rehearsal before the concerts, and an evening dress rehearsal as well.