Audition For The WYC

Singers for this choir are selected through an audition process.

2017-2018 auditions for the Junior and Senior Choruses will take place on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm and Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9:00am – 4:00pm

Auditions for the WYC are made up of the following components:

  • A basic choreography component which will be taught and evaluated at the audition. This component is used to evaluate the singer’s ability to move in time with music.
  • An ear testing / pitching matching component. This component is used to evaluate the singer’s aural skills.
  • A solo sing component that will be used to evaluate the singer’s tone, projection, breath quality and pitch. This component requires the preparation of BOTH of the following two requirements:
    • One song, of the singer’s choice, to be prepared and performed either a capella (without music) or with our accompanist (either piano or guitar)
    • One song selected from the list below, to be prepared and performed along with our piano accompanist (additional instructions outlined below)

Here Are The Songs You Can Choose From

Please select one song from the below options.  Use the age and gender guide to assist you in your selection.  Each song has associated instructions that advise the singer where they should begin and where they should end.  Each song has two accompanying rehearsal tracks; one with the melody of the line they need to learn and the second with the piano accompaniment part. Both should be used by the singer when preparing for the audition.  Start by using the simple melody line to learn the part and then gradually begin using the accompaniment part to rehearse along to.  Singers will be expected to sing their selection along with the corresponding accompaniment part which will be played for them live during the audition by our accompanist.

Tomorrow (Annie)

Guide: This is aimed at younger singers aged 7-12. Can be male or female, but is usually female.

Instructions: Start at the beginning and sing through the end of the first ending which is on the top of page 3.

 

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Castle on a Cloud (Les Miserables)

Guide: This is aimed at younger female singers aged 7-12.

Instructions: Start right from the beginning and sing through to the end of verse 1 which is on the middle of the second page.

 

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The Girl I Mean to Be (Secret Garden)

Guide: This is aimed at younger female singers aged 7-14.

Instructions: Start at the bottom of the first page where is says: ‘I need a place where I can hide’ and sing through to the top of page 3 where it ends with ‘and there I’ll find me.’

 

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I Won’t Grow Up (Peter Pan)

Guide: This is aimed at unchanged boy voices, or younger female singers.

Instructions: Start at the beginning of the song and sing through to the bottom of page 2 where it says: ‘I’ll never grow up, never grow up. Never grow up. Not me! Not I!’

 

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Electricity (Billy Elliot)

Guide: This is aimed at unchanged boy voices.

Instructions: Start from the bottom of page 2 with the last few words: ‘And then I’ and continue to the top of page 4 at the first ending where it says: ‘and I’m free, I’m free.’

 

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The Perfect Nanny (Mary Poppins)

Guide: This is aimed at younger female singers aged 7-14.

Instructions: Start at the bottom of the first page where is says: ‘I need a place where I can hide’ and sing through to the top of page 3 where it ends with ‘and there I’ll find me.’

 

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A Lovely Night (Cinderella)

Guide: This is aimed at female singers aged 13 and up.

Instructions: Start at the beginning of the song and sing through the whole song once finishing at the first ending.

 

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Notice Me Horton (Seussical)

Guide: This is aimed at female singers aged 13 and up.

Instructions: Start at the bottom of page 2 where it says: ‘My eyes are too small.’ And sing up to the top of page 5 where it says: ‘There’s a new leaf your neighbour’s turned over…’

 

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Home (The Wiz)

Guide: This is aimed at female singers aged 16 and up.

Instructions: Start at the beginning and sing through the entire first verse which ends on page two with the words: ‘to the dark and the end of the skies.’

 

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The First Time (Ever I Saw Your Face) (Roberta Flack)

Guide: This is aimed at female singers aged 16 and up.

Instructions: Start at the beginning and sing through the entire first verse which ends on page two with the words: ‘to the dark and the end of the skies.’

 

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Ten Minutes Ago (Cinderella)

Guide: This is aimed at changed voices.

Instructions: Start at the beginning of the song and sing through the entire first verse to the end of the first ending on page 4.

 

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Alone in the Universe (Seussical)

Guide: This is aimed at changed voices.

Instructions: Start at the top of page 3 and sing through to the bottom of page 5 (to the key change).

 

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Fallin’ (They’re Playin’ Our Song)

Guide: This is aimed at changed voices.

Instructions: Start right at the beginning of the song and sing though most of the way to the end of page 2 where the first ending is. The last few words are: ‘why do I always take a fall when I fall in love?’

 

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