Auditioning for The Baden Street Singers

Everything you need to know to join

The Baden Street Singers are looking for dedicated singers to join our ranks. We have an ambitious programme for 2018, including interstate travel for national competitions, high calibre home performances and participation in West Australian festivals. Through these opportunities, you can expect to be challenged and grow musically and professionally. We offer opportunities for members to develop any skills they have an interest in, from musicianship to directing and management. 

Our next round of auditions will take place on Wednesday 6 June. If you cannot make this time but would still like to audition, please email us to let us know. You will be asked to sing as part of a quartet in front of our musical director and a small panel. We will also ask you a few questions to gauge your experience and your future intentions.

To book your audition, please email us with the following details:
  • Full name
  • Phone number
  • Voice type (if known)
  • Previous choir experience
  • Relevant musical background
We are particularly looking for basses, baritones and tenors, but we encourage all voice types to apply.
 
Audition registrations are open for season 2 of 2018. Contact: to express your interest in becoming a member.
 
FAQs

Q: You guys look pretty young, am I too old to join The Baden Street Singers?
A:
Nope! But if you would like to sing with us in Barbershop Harmony Australia (BHA) competitions, there is a registration fee which is slightly cheaper for under-25s. Apart from that, we do not discriminate based on age (or anything else).

 

Q. What kind of songs do you sing?
A. We will always have a couple of barbershop songs on the go, as well as a whole range of other songs. At the moment we're singing mostly contemporary songs, a few classical ones, and even one in Latin. Our repertoire is extraordinarily diverse and the songs change with each season. We're like a box of chocolates...

Q: When do you rehearse?
A: Wednesdays, 7pm - 9.30pm at UWA.

Q: Do I have to be able to read music?

A: Reading music definitely helps - but as long as you can learn music one way or another between rehearsals (either through listening to recordings, or getting together with other people to learn the songs together), then reading music is not mandatory! We're not having any "sight-singing" in the audition. It's all stuff that you've had a chance to prepare at home before-hand, so no surprises there!

Q: When can I expect to receive my audition results?
A: Within one to two weeks.

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