Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir, with approximately 50 members, is the most advanced choir at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Its mission: to educate professional musicians through performance. The Kirkpatrick Choir performs a significant repertory of major choral orchestral masterworks, Baroque music accompanied by period instruments, and important works of the 20th and 21st century. The Kirkpatrick Choir was approached by the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music to record several CDs of important 20th-century works, including Miriam Gideon’s Sacred Service, which was released as part of the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music’s comprehensive multiyear recording series on Naxos American Classics series. They also have a Naxos release of Samuel Adler’s Five Sephardic Songs.
Kirkpartrick Choir performing Jerusalem by Kenneth Lampl:
Mondays 3:55-5:55 p.m.
Thursdays 3:55-5:55 p.m.
September 2‒5, 2014
Auditions for the 2014-2015 academic year will take place in the newly constructed Mortensen Hall during the first week of classes.
Students are not required to bring prepared material to the choral auditions. You will be asked to sing some brief and easy exercises to help the directors determine your voice part. A brief pitch-matching exercise will be given to you and you may be asked to sing Happy Birthday or My country ‘Tis of Thee. Directors of all four vocal ensembles at Mason Gross attend the auditions, so you only need to sing once. Teaching assistant and choir officers will be available to assist you with scheduling conflicts.