Watch: audition call for St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation children’s choir

St Johns Co-Cathedral

The St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation has announced the formation of a children’s choir for young singers aged between eight and 15 years which will represent the foundation both locally and abroad in international festivals and competitions.

The choir will be trained by leading soprano Gillian Zammit and sessions will include classes in vocal technique, choral singing, history of music, theory and sight-singing which will aim to give the choristers an all-round musical experience. Apart from vocal ability and musical aptitude, an important requirement to forming part of this choir is full commitment to the project.

Rehearsals will be held on Wednesdays from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm and will run from September through to June.

Auditions will be held on the 9th, 10th and 11th September 2020 at St. John’s Co-Cathedral Valletta. The deadline for applications is 16th August 2020, and audition times will be allocated upon receipt of application.

Auditionees are to prepare any one of the following pieces in any key that is suited to their vocal range, the chosen piece is to be sung a cappella. Some vocal exercises will be given during the audition to check vocal range as well as some simple pitch and rhythmic tests. No previous experience is necessary

Audition setlist:

  • Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
  • Panis Angelicus (C. Franck)
  • Amazing Grace (J. Newton)
  • Morning Has Broken (Traditional)

You may send an email to events@stjohnscocathedral.com and include the following details :

  1. Applicants name
  2. Age
  3. Parent/guardian contact details
  4. Musical education (if any)
  5. Performance experience (if any)