Bach Vespers — Auditions 2022

Thank you for your interest in singing/playing for Bach Vespers.  We have a strong core of singers and players who have worked with us over the years, but are always on the lookout for new talent.  Please note that we only review applications from musicians with prior experience in historically informed performance/period instruments.  

We regret that we are unable to hold live auditions at this time, due to the continued risks of Covid-19.  

To be considered for Bach Vespers, please send a ZIP file containing the following to

  • Brief cover letter of interest, including voice part/instrument(s) and experience with historically informed performance of Bach
  • Résumé or CV, including education/teachers and performance experience
  • Letter of recommendation from a performer or teacher of high standing, specifically regarding solo & ensemble work for historically informed performance of Bach.
  • Two video recordings of live performances.  For singers: one Bach solo aria, and a contrasting baroque or renaissance work (the contrasting piece can be solo accompanied, or a cappella one-on-a-part.)  For players, either solo or one-on-a-part:  one Bach movement (solo preferred), and a contrasting baroque or renaissance work.  For current/recent students, unedited recordings (done in one take) without audience are acceptable for reasons of covid policies.

The audition process is a rolling one — there are no deadlines, and materials are reviewed as soon as possible upon receipt.  

Important:  We are not able to acknowledge receipt of applications, and ask that all applicants trust that the email process works.  We will contact you only if there are any questions or if we have difficulty opening links.   Similarly, please do not email us asking for exceptions or modifications to the above required materials; if in your judgment you believe a modification needs to be made, explain the modification but still submit all materials.

If we decide to add you to the Bach Vespers roster, we will notify you.   Acceptance to the roster does not guarantee work, but it does mean that we are likely to ask you to sub in during the coming year if the need arises.

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