I received this today from the folks at Mercury Orchestra. Channing Yu is their Music Director and Conductor and he’s fantastic. Check out the announcement if you’re looking for some musical activities this summer.
Mercury Orchestra announces its 2014 ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS and CHORALE AUDITIONS
The Mercury Orchestra is an all-volunteer symphony orchestra in Cambridge, Massachusetts directed by Channing Yu. The 100-member ensemble is the national first place winner of the 2010 American Prize for Orchestral Performance in the community orchestra division.
The orchestra will perform two summer concerts in 2014, in Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA.
July 19, 2014:
Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”)
August 16, 2014:
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 “Classical” Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor Piotr Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”
The orchestra has open positions in trumpet, tenor trombone, percussion, harp, violin, viola, violoncello, and contrabass. Auditions for new members will be held in May 2014. All auditions are by appointment.
For more information about scheduling an orchestral audition, please visit our website:
The Mercury Orchestra Chorale is a 80-member all-volunteer chorus which is the primary choral collaborator of the Mercury Orchestra.
In 2014 the Mercury Orchestra Chorale will perform Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”) on Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA. Because of the abbreviated rehearsal schedule, the Chorale is best suited for singers who can prepare the score on their own.
Auditions for new members will be held in June 2014. All auditions are by appointment. For the audition, please prepare a 2-4 minute classical piece (art song, opera aria, or choral selection) in any language (German preferred). We will provide an accompanist; please bring an additional copy of the music for the accompanist. Current active members of selected area choral ensembles may be able to join the Chorale without an audition.
For more information about joining the chorale, please visit our website:
These concerts can be a lot of fun. I’ve performed many times with them over the years and in various iterations of the Mercury Orchestra. You should check them out.