AUDITIONS

Auditions are now open!

2019-2020 Schedule & Information

Schedule

  • *Aug 2-4: Retreat Weekend (Land O’ Lakes, FL)

  • **Sept 21-22: Fall Concert (First Presbyterian Church, Lakeland, FL)

  • **Jan 3-4: Rehearsal/Concert (Weekend Naples United Church of Christ, Naples, FL)

  • Feb 7-8: Rehearsal/Concert Weekend (First Presbyterian Church of St. Pete, St. Petersburg, FL)

*Due to no Friday rehearsal prior to the Sept 21 fall concert, attendance at Retreat Weekend is mandatory for all members (new and returning).

**Sunday offertory performances at host church may be scheduled, details to be determined. Attendance for these performances, is encouraged but not mandatory. Your section leader will speak to you about Sunday service attendance at retreat.

Membership Dues

  • $180.00 per member, includes

    • Membership dues

    • Repertoire

    • *Retreat Fee

*Payment in full by July 31 is mandatory to attend retreat. Retreat is mandatory to participate in the 2019-2020 season.

Payments

  • Returning members - due July 31 (can pay now via link in email)

  • New members - due July 31 (payment upon contract offered in early July) 4

 

2019-2020 Audition Information

Thank you for your interest in performing with FSOF! 

Auditions will be available via the application and upload in the link below. Deadline to submit audition is July 1. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • PREPARED SOLO: Perform 60-90 seconds of a prepared solo of your choice (with piano accompaniment if possible). Select a piece that will allow you to demonstrate your ability to sing legato with expression. The piece should be in a comfortable range.

  • EXCERPT: Sing your vocal part to excerpt from “The Beatitudes” (download here). The purpose is to determine your personal preparation skills—be prepared to demonstrate accurate pitches and rhythms as well as articulation and phrasing as indicated in the score.

Acceptable File Formats: .wav, .mp3, .m4a, .aiff, .aac, .wma

Returning Members

Please complete the interest survey linked below for returning members by July 31 to indicate your plans to return to Festival Singers for the 2019-2020 season.

If you have any outstanding dues or attendance issues from 2018-2019, please contact your section leader regarding your standing for the 2019-2020 season.

All returning members should receive an email with a link to complete their dues payment online (due July 31).