Singers welcome to audition for La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

Singers with excellent music reading skills and a serious commitment to music are invited to audition for La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, which offers a season of choral masterworks and premieres at Mandeville Auditorium on the UC San Diego campus on Sept. 22 and 28; and Oct. 4, 2014.

Auditions for singers in all voice parts are 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22; 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 and 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Male singers are especially needed.

Auditions will be held by appointment at the Conrad Prebys Music Center on the UCSD campus. Membership is open to community singers as well as UCSD faculty, staff and students.

The audition process includes vocalization, sight singing and music skills exercises; a written section to demonstrate understanding of music scores; and singing a prepared song for choral director David Chase.

Choral repertoire for the 2014-2015 La Jolla Symphony and Chorus season includes the Berlioz Requiem (Grand messe des morts) as well as Beethoven’s inspiring Symphony No. 9. New works include the world premiere of Nathan Davis’s “a Sound, uttered, a Silence,” crossed-scored for chorus and four-percussion ensemble, which draws text from a unique collaboration between composer and the chorus; in addition the chorus performs the West Coast premiere of “There Was a Child,” a grand cantata composed by Jonathan Dove in 2009.

For an audition appointment, contact chorus manager Mea Daum by e-mail at

or by phone at (858) 243-2045, evenings. Audition information can be viewed at