In partnership with Trinity Church Wall Street, the Weill Music Institute presents a performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with a choir of 40 New York City music educators and members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street under the direction of Julian Wachner.
Like Bach’s monumental B-Minor Mass, this pivotal masterpiece encompasses a full spectrum of genres and styles of the time, from the archaic to the avant-garde, with massive choruses, enchanting solos, and innovative combinations of instruments.
The Weill Music Institute invites K–12 music educators from any music learning environment in New York City to audition for the Music Educators Choir and attend six weeks of rehearsals in February and March, 2018, in preparation for the final performance on March 24, 2018.
Thursday, February 15 | 4 PM–7 PM
Monday, February 26 | 4 PM–7 PM
Monday, March 5 | 4 PM–7 PM
Thursday, March 8 | 4 PM–7 PM
Wednesday, March 14 | 4 PM–7 PM
Thursday, March 15 | 4 PM–7 PM
Wednesday, March 21 | 4 PM–7 PM
Thursday, March 22 | 4 PM–7 PM
All rehearsals will take place in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing.
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 7 PM
Trinity Church Wall Street
Julian Wachner, Conductor
Members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street
Music Educators Choir
Sound check is at 5 PM.
Music educators from around New York City are eligible to audition for the Music Educators Choir through our online application.
The application portal is now open.
Audition materials will be accepted until 11:59 PM on Friday, January 12, 2018.
Applicants should prepare two videos in which they sing contrasting songs with piano accompaniment or a cappella. There are no restrictions on song selection. The combined length of the videos should not exceed five minutes. Reviewers will listen for tonal production and musical flexibility.
Applicants should prepare a video in which they answer the following question:
How do you see your work as a performer making an impact on your students’ musical learning?
Videos can be shot with your mobile device and will not be judged on production value.