The West Jordan Symphony is holding open auditions for vocal soloists for our 28th annual "sing-along" performance of Handel's Messiah. The performance will be held on Sunday, December 18th, at 7:00 PM at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan.
Auditions will be held on the following dates in the cultural hall of the LDS chapel at 3407 West 9625 South | South Jordan, UT 84095.
Saturday, October 8th, from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday, October 15th, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Soloists should prepare one aria from Messiah. Recommended pieces are listed below.
Soloists may audition unlisted pieces, but there is no guarantee that the piece will be selected for performance.
Multiple soloists will be selected in order to give as many qualified performers a chance to sing with the orchestra as possible. As such, the piece with which you audition may not be the piece you are selected to sing.
We will confirm piece selections with the soloists before finalizing the performer list.
Soloists must be available to attend rehearsals on select Saturday mornings between 9:00 – 11:30 AM from November 5th through December 10th. Soloists will be invited on a per-week basis and are not expected to attend all rehearsals during this time-frame.
Soloists must also available for the dress rehearsal on December 17th, which will run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Final selection is subject to soloist interest/availability, orchestral preparation, and the discretion of the Music Director and Board.
Alternate dates or times can potentially be arranged at the discretion of the Music Director and Board.
A pianist will be provided, but soloists are welcome to bring their own accompanist if desired.
Please RSVP by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and indicating your name, which piece you are interested in singing at the audition, and on which of the two days you will be attending.
2. Comfort ye my people (Tenor) 3. Ev'ry valley shall be exalted (Tenor) 5. Thus saith the Lord, the Lord of Hosts (Bass) 6. But who may abide the day of His coming (Alto) 8. Behold, a virgin shall conceive (Alto) 9. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Alto/Chorus) 14 A & B. There were shepherds abiding in the field (Soprano) 15. And lo the angel of the Lord came upon them (Soprano) 16. And suddenly there was an angel (Soprano) 19. Then shall the eyes of the blind be open'd (Alto) 20. He shall feed His flock like a shepherd (Duet Alto/Soprano) 23. He was Despised (Alto) 30. Behold and see if there be any sorrow (tenor or soprano) 45. I know that my Redeemer liveth (Soprano) 47. Behold, I tell you a Mystery (Bass) 48. The Trumpet Shall Sound (Bass)
Note that the West Jordan Symphony is a community symphonic orchestra fully run and staffed by volunteers. We greatly appreciate the time and skill of all the soloists volunteering their talents for this performance!