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“RING!”
Holiday Concert, Fall 2019

Join us Wednesday, December 18, 2019 for Choral Club’s end-of-season concert and fundraising event at the historic Point Loma Assembly building at 3035 Talbot Street in Point Loma.

Bells will be ringing at this star-studded holiday event. Enjoy old and new favorites like “Catch a Falling Star,” “Stardust,” “Miss you Most at Christmastime,” and “Perfect Christmas Night” (from How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Sing and swing along with new and classic versions of holiday favorites like “Carol of the Bells,” “Caroling, Caroling” and “Ding, Dong Merrily on High.” Special appearances by the Mink Pack and Dr. Kyle Adam Blair.

Enjoy a pre-show mixer with beer, wine, and refreshments available.

The concert will last approximately 75 minutes and includes a raffle before the show and during intermission. All proceeds benefit Choral Club of San Diego programs and scholarships.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Doors open at 7:10pm (mixer)
Concert at 7:30pm

WHERE: Point Loma Assembly Building

3035 Talbot Street
Point Loma, San Diego, 92106

Purchase Tickets

$25 Club | $30 VIP | $50 Diva

USE COUPON CODE “BELLS’ FOR $5 OFF ANY ADULT TICKET UP TO 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE EVENT

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Enjoy a fun, family-friendly holiday concert and support the arts in San Diego.

 

Club Singers Holiday 2018

Open Audition for the Club Singers – August 26th, 6:30pm

WHAT: Open Audition for the 2019 Fall Season

WHEN: August 26th, 2019, 6:30pm

WHERE: Wesley Palms (Activity Room)
2404 Loring Street, San Diego

Seeking women who love to sing! Join us to meet other Choral Club singers, get the skinny on rehearsals, concerts and activities, and practice the fall season music. At least 10 outreach and public concerts will be performed from April through June, 2019.

Please try to arrive by 6:15 to complete the enrollment process before rehearsal starts at 7pm. Auditioning members will be informed of their results via email within the following week. If you cannot audition on this time and date, you may sign up to audition before the first rehearsal of the season, September 9, 2019 starting at 6pm. Space will be limited, and you must contact us to schedule an audition slot.

NOTE: This evening will start with auditions for the CLUB Singers, the large ensemble. Current and prospective Club Singers are then invited to stay afterwards for an open rehearsal by the Mink Pack as they prepare to open their 2019-20 season. This will be a ‘finishing touches’ rehearsal, so a good show!

Any NEW candidates, please take a moment to send us some basic information using our simple Pre-Audition form. Returning members can skip this step.

AUDITION CRITERIA

1. To be successful in Choral Club of San Diego (“CCSD”), you should have some prior music experience either singing in a school, community or church chorus, or playing a musical instrument. Music sight-reading skills, while helpful, are not required.

2. You must be able to commit to the full rehearsal and performance season (Spring Season runs from late-January/early February through mid-May/early June, and Fall Season runs from mid- August through early-December). Rehearsals are held on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. At the end of each season, there are 10-12 performances which will occur on evenings and weekends.

3. Your audition with the CCSD Music Director and Assistant Music Director will include the following:

a. Performance of 16 to 32 measures of one of the solo audition songs posted on the CCSD website. The website contains the lyrics and the accompaniment for each song. [Find prep tracks and lyrics on our Auditions page.
(Worth up to 20 points.)

b. A check of your vocal range, from high notes to low notes, to determine your vocal placement.

c. A test to see how accurately you can sing a note played for you on the piano. (Worth up to 10 points.)

d. A test to see how accurately you can sing back a short combination of notes and rhythms played on the piano. (Worth up to 10 points.)

e. Performance of 16 measures of a song with others in your same vocal range to see how well you can blend your voice with the group. (Worth up to 10 points.)

4. In order to maintain impartiality, no coaching or assistance with preparation for the audition can be provided by the CCSD Music Director, Assistant Music Director or other agent of CCSD.

You must score at least 35 points at the audition to be admitted to the CCSD chorus.

Wonder Women Concert Flyer

Spring Concert – WONDER WOMEN – June 7th, 2019

Wonder Women Concert FlyerJoin us Friday, June 7th, 2019 for Choral Club’s joyous end-of-season concert and fundraising event at the historic Point Loma Assembly building at 3035 Talbot Street in Point Loma.

We’ll be rocking the house with Girl Power numbers from Billie Holiday to Beyonce, Judy Garland to Lady Gaga, with medley tributes to Aretha Franklin and Madonna, plus lots more.

Special appearances by our 2019 Voice Scholarship winners, the Mink Pack and Dr. Kyle Adam Blair. Beer, wine, and refreshments available. Tickets start at $20.

WHEN:  Friday, June 7th, 2019

Doors open at 7:00pm (mixer)
Concert at 7:30pm

WHERE:  Point Loma Assembly Building

3035 Talbot Street
Point Loma, San Diego, 92106

Purchase Tickets

$20 Club  |  $25 VIP  |  $50 Diva

$20:        Club Ticket – Admission only
$25:        VIP Ticket – Includes admission, one (1) drink token, and five (5) raffle tickets.
$50:        DIVA Ticket – Includes admission, all-you-can-drink and snacks, and ten (10) raffle tickets.

Add a child ticket >>

Enjoy a fun, family-friendly concert and support the arts in San Diego.

Club Singers Holiday 2018

Open Audition for the Club Singers

WHAT: Open Audition for the 2019 Spring Season

WHEN: January 21, 2018, 6:30pm

WHERE: Wesley Palms (Activity Room)
2404 Loring Street, San Diego

Seeking women who love to sing! Join us to meet other Choral Club singers, get the skinny on rehearsals, concerts and activities, and practice the fall season music. At least 10 outreach and public concerts will be performed from April through June, 2019.

Please try to arrive by 6:15 to complete the enrollment process before rehearsal starts at 7pm. Auditioning members will be informed of their results via email within the following week. If you cannot audition on this time and date, please contact us to schedule an alternative audition time.

NOTE: This evening will be auditions, only–no rehearsal. Regular rehearsals start January 28, 2019.

AUDITION CRITERIA

1. To be successful in Choral Club of San Diego (“CCSD”), you should have some prior music experience either singing in a school, community or church chorus, or playing a musical instrument. Music sight-reading skills, while helpful, are not required.

2. You must be able to commit to the full rehearsal and performance season (Spring Season runs from late-January/early February through mid-May/early June, and Fall Season runs from mid- August through early-December). Rehearsals are held on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. At the end of each season, there are 10-12 performances which will occur on evenings and weekends.

3. Your audition with the CCSD Music Director and Assistant Music Director will include the following:

a. Performance of 16 to 32 measures of one of the solo audition songs posted on the CCSD website. The website contains the lyrics and the accompaniment for each song. [Find prep tracks and lyrics on our Auditions page.
(Worth up to 20 points.)

b. A check of your vocal range, from high notes to low notes, to determine your vocal placement.

c. A test to see how accurately you can sing a note played for you on the piano. (Worth up to 10 points.)

d. A test to see how accurately you can sing back a short combination of notes and rhythms played on the piano. (Worth up to 10 points.)

e. Performance of 16 measures of a song with others in your same vocal range to see how well you can blend your voice with the group. (Worth up to 10 points.)

4. In order to maintain impartiality, no coaching or assistance with preparation for the audition can be provided by the CCSD Music Director, Assistant Music Director or other agent of CCSD.

You must score at least 35 points at the audition to be admitted to the CCSD chorus.

Welcome Dr. Kyle Adam Blair, Assistant Director for Mink Pack

Choral Club is very pleased to introduce Dr. Kyle Adam Blair, the new Assistant Music Director for Mink Pack. Laura Morrell continues as Artstic Director of Mink Pack. Kyle and Laura will be working closely together to design and present the Mink Pack’s new show for 2018-19.

ABOUT DR. KYLE ADAM BLAIR

Dr. Kyle Adam Blair is an active pianist, musical director, and vocal coach in the San Diego area who specializes in the performance of American contemporary music. As a pianist, Kyle not only performs works from established 20th century American composers such as Copland, Ruggles, Crumb, and Carter, but also champions music by living composers, with whom he often collaborates.

Among Blair’s notable collaborations are numerous appearances with the La Jolla Symphony under the direction of Steven Schick, performances with Bang-On-A-Can All-Stars in Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Diego, and appearances with redfishbluefish at the Ojai Music Festival, sharing the stage with the likes of eighthblackbird’s Lisa Kaplan, The Bad Plus, and members of the Mark Morris Dance Group.

He is currently slated to release his solo debut record in the coming months. The record, entitled “Palm Sunday,” consists of a collection of solo piano works composed by New England-based composer Stuart Saunders Smith, a frequent collaborator with Blair.

An active vocal coach in San Diego as well, Blair has acted as a music director, pianist and/or composer for ten major theatrical productions in the San Diego area in the last four years, several of which were theatrical premieres performed at La Jolla Playhouse, as well as multiple shows with La Jolla’s renowned JCompany under the direction of Joey Landwehr.

Blair earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Contemporary Music Performance at the University of California, San Diego in 2018 under the tutelage of Aleck Karis.

Open Audition for the 2017 Spring Season

Seeking women who love to sing! Join us to meet other Choral Club singers, get the skinny on rehearsals, concerts and activities, and practice the fall season music. At least 10 outreach and public concerts will be performed in April and May, 2018.

Please try to arrive by 6:45 to complete the enrollment process before rehearsal starts at 7pm. Auditioning members will be informed of their results via email within the following week. If you cannot audition on this time and date, please contact us to schedule an alternative audition time.

NOTE: This evening will be auditions, only–no rehearsal. Regular rehearsals start January 24, 2018.

AUDITION CRITERIA

1. To be successful in Choral Club of San Diego (“CCSD”), you should have some prior music experience either singing in a school, community or church chorus, or playing a musical instrument. Music sight-reading skills, while helpful, are not required.

2. You must be able to commit to the full rehearsal and performance season (Spring Season runs from late-January/early February through mid-May/early June, and Fall Season runs from late August through mid-December). Rehearsals are held on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. At the end of each season, there are 10-12 performances which will occur on evenings and weekends.

3. Your audition with the CCSD Music Director and Assistant Music Director will include the following:

a. Performance of 16 to 32 measures of one of the solo audition songs posted on the CCSD website. The website contains the lyrics and the accompaniment for each song. [Find prep tracks and lyrics on our Auditions page.
(Worth up to 20 points.)

b. A check of your vocal range, from high notes to low notes, to determine your vocal placement.

c. A test to see how accurately you can sing a note played for you on the piano. (Worth up to 10 points.)

d. A test to see how accurately you can sing back a short combination of notes and rhythms played on the piano. (Worth up to 10 points.)

e. Performance of 16 measures of a song with others in your same vocal range to see how well you can blend your voice with the group. (Worth up to 10 points.)

4. In order to maintain impartiality, no coaching or assistance with preparation for the audition can be provided by the CCSD Music Director, Assistant Music Director or other agent of CCSD.

You must score at least 35 points at the audition to be admitted to the CCSD chorus.