Call for choir members Christmas Oratorio

In December, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Toonkunst Rotterdam will perform Bach's Christmas Oratorio. Toonkunst Rotterdam is looking for advanced singers to participate in this project.

Sparkling brass, drum rolls and a jubilant choir: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio gets straight to the point. After that radiant start, the Christmas story unfolds in all its glory. The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the first three cantates together with Toonkunst Rotterdam on December 19, 20 and 22 in De Doelen, Rotterdam. The concerts are under direction of conductor and artist-in-residence Nathalie Stutzmann. Her experience as an alto will give a new dimension to this special program, in which you can participate.

Toonkunst Rotterdam is looking for enthusiastic advanced choir singers who preferable have sung the Christmas Oratorio before. They get the unique opportunity to collaborate with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Auditions will be held at the end of October.

Auditions take place October 28, 29 and 31 in Rotterdam. Preparations:
• A solo piece or choir part of your choice
• Christmas Oratorio part 1 (first Chorus)

Rehearsals and concerts
Rehearsals led by Maria van Nieukerken: November 14 and 21, December 5 and 12
Rehearsals led by Nathalie Stutzmann: December 16, 18 and 19
Concerts in De Doelen: December 19, 20 and 22

You can register for the auditions via, stating your name, telephone number and vocal range. Also indicate whether you have sung the Christmas Oratorio before, and if so, when and with which choir.

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