Junior Mendelssohn Choir 2020 Auditions
August 17-19, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm
Third Presbyterian Church
5071 Fifth Avenue (at the corner of Fifth and S. Negley)
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
In-Person Audition requirements:
- Please fill out the online audition form by your selected audition date.
- Prepared solo of your choice, preferably a classical selection (art song, aria, etc.) Carefully selected works from musical theater may be performed, but these should demonstrate a classical singing technique rather than belting.
- We will ask you to perform a short sight-reading exercise.
To schedule an audition contact Emily Leal-Santiesteban at 412-926-2488. Alternate audition times may be available upon request.
Due to the current worldwide COVID-19 situation, this season we are accepting audition submissions in an online format on a rolling basis from May 1-August 15. Please submit the following, via a private YouTube link, sent to Chorus Manager Emily Leal-Santiesteban at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please fill out the online audition form.
- Prepared solo of your choice, preferably a classical selection (art song, aria, etc.) Carefully selected works from musical theater may be performed, but these should demonstrate a classical singing technique rather than belting. These solos may be performed a capella, or to a live or recorded piano track.
- Learn and perform your voice part of a short choral excerpt. This excerpt may be recorded a capella or with a live or recorded piano track.
If there are any questions, please contact Chorus Manager Emily Leal-Santiesteban at email@example.com or 412-926-2488.
Tuition for the Junior Mendelssohn Choir is $375. Scholarship assistance is available to qualifying students.
2020 JMCP Season Rehearsal and Performance Schedule
Jr. Mendelssohn Retreat: Saturday, August 29, 2020 – 9:00AM-3:00PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. Note: We will be spending our retreat time with the adult Mendelssohn Choir!
Weekly Rehearsals: PLEASE NOTE, ALL REHEARSALS ARE ON MONDAY NIGHTS!
Attendance at all rehearsals is mandatory.
All rehearsals will be held at Third Presbyterian Church.
August 31 – 6:30PM-9:00PM (Monday)
September 14, 21, 28 – 6:30PM – 9:00PM (Mondays)
October 5, 12, 19, 26 – 6:30PM – 9:00PM (Mondays) – October 12 rehearsal will be held at Calvary Episcopal Church
Choral Festival with Pittsburgh Youth Chorus: Saturday, October 24 at Ebenezer Baptist Church
November 2 – 6:30PM – 9:00PM (Mondays)
Dress Rehearsals: November 9, 16 – 6:30PM-9:30PM
Concert: Friday, November 20, 2020 – 7:30PM at Third Presbyterian Church
Sunday, November 22, 2020 – 3:00PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church