Saturday, February 27, 2016

BRAHMS REQUIEM: selecting soloists by recorded audition. DEADLINE APPROACHING MARCH 15th.

THE AMERICAN PRIZE—CHICAGO ORATORIO AWARD: selecting Brahms Requiem soloists.

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2016

As in the past, soloists for the CBASO & Chorus performance of the Brahms Requiem this spring will be selected through The American Prize nonprofit competitions in the performing arts. These annual competitions, founded by CBASO music director David Katz in 2009, have gained a national following, with contestants applying from every state in the union except Alaska.

If you know any excellent professional or pre-professional (college/university) singers who might be interested in being considered as soloists for the Brahms, complete information about the Chicago Oratorio Award may be found on the website:

And you can follow the progress of the competitions by liking The American Prize Facebook page:
Two $750 prizes will be awarded as performance fees to soloists selected to appear under Maestro David Katz's baton in concert with the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, in May 2016, performing the Brahms German Requiem, at St James Episcopal Cathedral, Chicago.

For more information about this additional opportunity, which is limited to applicants in the professional and college/university divisions of The American Prize contest, please download the opera/operetta or art song/oratorio application (link above.) There is no live competition. The American Prize judges recorded performances only.