Mercury Orchestra

 

MERCURY ORCHESTRA CHORALE

The Mercury Orchestra Chorale is a 80-member all-volunteer chorus which is the primary choral collaborator of the Mercury Orchestra. Auditions for new members will be held in June 2016.

In 2016 the Mercury Orchestra Chorale will perform Serge Prokofiev’s cantata Alexander Nevsky on Saturday, July 16, in Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA. Because of the abbreviated rehearsal schedule, the Chorale is best suited for singers who can prepare the score on their own with the assistance of Russian diction recording.

Chorale members should be available to attend rehearsals below:

REHEARSALS:
• Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 7:00-9:30 pm, Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA
• Sunday, July 10, 2016, 4:30-8:30 pm, Center for Arts at the Armory
• Thursday, July 14, 2016, 6:00-8:30 pm, Center for Arts at the Armory
• Friday, July 15, 2016, 7:30-10:00 pm, Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

CONCERT:
• Saturday, July 16, 2016, 8:00 pm (6:50 pm warmup), Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

How do I join?
Auditions for new members will be held in May 2016. All auditions are by appointment. For the audition, please prepare a 2-4 minute classical piece (art song, opera aria, or choral selection) in any language (Russian preferred but not required). We will provide an accompanist; please bring an additional copy of the music for the accompanist. Current active members of selected area choral ensembles may be able to join the Chorale without an audition. Sign up for an audition time here.

I am interested in playing an instrument in the orchestra. How do I join?
For information about instrumental auditions, please visit here.