The Elizabethan Syngers: Evoking the Past. Entertaining the Future.
The Elizabethan Syngers is auditioning for all voice parts on Tuesday, October 1 and 8, beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Eastside Community Lutheran Church, 1212 Earl St. St Paul
The Elizabethan Syngers is an a cappella choral arts organization of volunteer singers dedicated to preserving, promoting, and performing music of and inspired by the Renaissance era. We are seeking confident performers who sing with imagination and have an affinity for theatrical presentation. Strong basic musicianship and mature vocal skills are required. Candidates must be capable and comfortable in a fast-paced learning environment and must be willing to commit the necessary personal time to be prepared for rehearsals and performances.
The audition process includes Rhythmic Sight Singing, Melodic Sight Singing, Aural Recall, Harmonic Acuity, and Quartet Singing on a familiar song. The candidate will sing without accompaniment any song of his or her choosing (such as a hymn or other familiar song). The audition will be approximately 15 minutes in duration.
Founded in 1971, the Elizabethan Syngers is the longest-running musical act at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.
The active performance season runs from mid-May through mid-December and is divided into two sub-seasons, culminating with the MN Renaissance Festival in mid-August through September; and a festive Christmas concert in December. On-demand performances may be scheduled in the off-season as opportunities arise. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings at 7:00-9:30 p.m. during the regular performance season.
There are no membership fees or dues associated with the Elizabethan Syngers, however, all singers are required to procure an approved Renaissance costume. It may be rented from the organization’s extensive collection at a flat fee of $75 or purchased independently. The Elizabethan Syngers’ costume coordinator, in accordance with Minnesota Renaissance Festival standards, must approve all costumes.
Perks: Why "Syng" With The Elizabethan Syngers?
- Synging Renaissance music with 30 of your new friends!
- Joining the cast of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival!
- A Renaissance costume that will make all of your friends jealous!
- There are no dues associated with joining!
Schedule an audition NOW! Huzzah!
Please contact Mark at: [email protected] for more information and to schedule your audition time. Auditions and rehearsals take place at Eastside Community Lutheran Church, 1212 North Earl Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106.
Artistic Director Doug Cox photo by Steffi Ricketts