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Courtesy photo of the Long Beach Camerata Singers performing live.


Under any circumstance, we’d strongly suggest to the singers out there that they take advantage of the opportunity to audition for the Camerata Singers, one of the leading choral groups in Southern California, that performs its own programs as well as in collaboration with other music organizations, often with the Long Beach Symphony.

And it’s because of the latter relationship that this audition seems an even greater opportunity. Singers chosen from this round of tryouts to be volunteer members of the group will have the great fortune of having their first live performance with Camerata be in support of Long Beach Symphony’s highly anticipated Violins of Hope.

The concert commemorates and features a unique collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust,  many while in concentration camps. Camerata will perform the Verdi Requiem, the significance and power of which during such a program, goes without saying.

The auditions will take place this evening in the recreation room of the American Gold Star Manor, located at 3021 N. Gold Star Dr. But you’ll have to make an appointment. You can do that by clicking here.

Another great thing: A little intel, regarding the process. Your audition will take about 15 minutes and you need to be at least 18 years old to try out. You’ll sing a warm-up/vocalise to check your range. You’ll be asked to perform a prepared solo with a provided accompanist; bring an additional copy of sheet music for her/him. The song can be no more than three minutes in length and it’s suggested you choose a classical art song or aria. Memorization of your selection is not required.

Giving us a moment’s pause: Just once, once, we’d like to be provided with an accompanist.

Auditions for the Camerata Singers take place at American Gold Star Manor, located at 3021 N. Gold Star Dr. To reserve an audition time, click here.