BOSTON, Mass.—Boston Gay Men’s Chorus announces that auditions for its 2014-15 season will be held on January 4, 2015. The BGMC will embark on an historic Middle Eastern Tour in June 2015. Members who join in January are eligible to participate with the tour.
Auditions are run by Music Director Reuben Reynolds in a relaxed atmosphere. The audition includes singing a familiar song, sight singing, an assessment of musical skills, and an informational interview. No prepared piece is necessary. Prior choral singing experience and elementary music reading skill is helpful. Experienced singers are especially encouraged. New members are assigned a chorus buddy to help them learn more about the BGMC experience. [pullquote]“The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus has members from age 18 to 78, from all backgrounds and life experiences,” said Executive Director Craig Coogan. “The community of gay men supporting each other through music is an especially powerful experience – we look forward to welcoming more to our family.”[/pullquote]
“The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus has members from age 18 to 78, from all backgrounds and life experiences,” said Executive Director Craig Coogan. “The community of gay men supporting each other through music is an especially powerful experience – we look forward to welcoming more to our family.”
To schedule an audition fill out the inquiry form at bgmc.org/our-stories/audition-form. Auditions can also be schedule by texting SINGBGMC to 41411.
Boston Gay Men’s Chorus creates musical experiences to inspire change, build community and celebrate difference. The BGMC is one of New England’s largest and most successful community-based choruses. Founded in 1982, the 175-voice ensemble is celebrated for its outstanding musicianship, creative programming, and groundbreaking community outreach. Under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Reuben M. Reynolds III, the BGMC sings a wide spectrum of classical and popular music and creates social change by providing a positive, affirming image of the gay and lesbian community. The Chorus is heard live by more than 10,000 people each season and thousands more through recording, television and internet broadcasts. In November 2013 CBS-WBZ named The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus one of the “top 5” choruses in the city of Boston.
[From a News Release]