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Join the HKS Beethoven 250 Chorus!

Share the message of hope and joy! Sing alongside Hong Kong Sinfonietta and four internationally renowned vocalists in their performance of Beethoven’s monumental 9th symphony!

*New application deadline: 21 September 2020 (Monday)*

 


 

The Concert

Inspired by Beethoven series – Ode to Beethoven
30 January 2021 (Saturday) 8pm
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Details


Christoph Poppen
(Principal Guest Conductor)

Vivian Ip
(Chorus Master)

Susanne Bernhard
(Soprano)

Marie Henriette Reinhold
(Mezzosoprano)

Matthew Swensen
(Tenor)

Markus Suihkonen
(Bass)


 

Eligibility

  1. The applicant must be a permanent resident of Hong Kong with a Hong Kong ID card;
  2. The applicant must be 18 years old or above (i.e. born on or before 7 January 2003);
  3. Applicants who are musically trained and experienced in choral singing will be preferred.

* Candidates accepted into the Chorus will be notified before 11 November 2020 via email.

 


 

Rehearsal Schedule (including concert)

Performance prerequisites:

  • Rehearsals 5-7 are compulsory.
  • An overall attendance of 75% or above is required for Rehearsals 1-4.

 


 

Audition Arrangements

You may choose to attend a live audition or submit a video audition.

 

Option 1 – Live Audition

You may choose to attend a live audition (by invitation) to be held on the following days:

  • For your audition, please prepare a short work for voice. We may also test your range and sight-singing.
  • An accompanist will be provided at the audition if required.
  • Candidates selected will receive an email invitation before 6 October 2020 to attend a live audition.

Application Submission & Deadline:

Application materials to be submitted on or before 21 September 2020 (Monday):

    1. The completed application form;
    2. A copy of the piano score of your audition piece;
    3. A copy of your Hong Kong Identity Card (both the front and the back);
    4. Any relevant additional information (no more than two A4 pages) (optional).

Submission methods:

  • By email to chorus@hksinfonietta.org (attachments in PDF format); OR
  • By post to Hong Kong Sinfonietta, 3/F Winsan Tower, 98 Thomson Road, Wanchai (attn.: Beethoven 250 Chorus).

 

 

Option 2 – Video Audition

You may record and submit a video audition in place of attending a live audition.

Please refer to the video audition guidelines for further instructions and details.

Video Audition Guidelines

 

Application Submission & Deadline:

There are two parts to your application process.

Part 1 – to be submitted on or before 21 September 2020 (Monday):

    1. The completed application form;
    2. A copy of the piano score of your audition piece;
    3. A copy of your Hong Kong Identity Card (both the front and the back);
    4. Any relevant additional information (no more than two A4 pages) (optional);

Part 2 – to be submitted on or before 21 October 2020 (Wednesday):

    1. Your audition video.

Submission methods:

Part 1

  • By email to chorus@hksinfonietta.org (attachments in PDF format); OR
  • By post to Hong Kong Sinfonietta, 3/F Winsan Tower, 98 Thomson Road, Wanchai (attn.: Beethoven 250 Chorus).

Part 2

  • By uploading your audition video in MP4 or MOV format to any file sharing website (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive), generate a shareable link, and email the link to chorus@hksinfonietta.org; OR
  • By sending a CD, USB or any other portable storage device containing your audition video to Hong Kong Sinfonietta, 3/F Winsan Tower, 98 Thomson Road, Wanchai (attn: HKS Beethoven 250 Chorus)

 

Note:
Hong Kong Sinfonietta reserves the right to make changes to the details of the recruitment, rehearsals and concert.
In case of any dispute, Hong Kong Sinfonietta reserves the right of the final decision.