Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Soloists needed for The Messiah with the Richard Eaton Singers

Attention Soloists!  The Richard Eaton Singers, Leonard Ratzlaff music director, will be performing Handel’s Messiah on Saturday, December 18, evening, at the Horizon Stage in Spruce Grove, AB.  We are holding auditions for solo assignments for interested singers from the Edmonton area. Assignments will be made on an aria-by-aria basis.  Please prepare the aria or arias you would like to be considered for (recit and aria list provided below). An accompanist is provided if necessary for your audition. A small honorarium will be offered to each singer.

Auditions: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7-9 PM
Convocation Hall, U of A Campus
To sign up for an audition time, please contact Jochen Eggert at info@richardeatonsingers.com
or call the Richard Eaton Singers office at 780-428-3737.

List of Recitatives and Arias (Watkins Shaw edition Nrs.)

Part I:
Tenor Recit and Aria (2-3): Comfort ye – Every valley
Bass Recit (5): Thus saith the Lord
Alto (or Bass) Aria (6): But who may abide
Alto Recit and Aria (8-9): Behold a virgin shall conceive – O thou
Bass Recit and Aria (10-11): For behold, darkness – The people
Soprano Recits (14-16): There were shepherds, etc.
Soprano Aria (18): Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
Alto-Soprano Aria (20: Version II): He shall feed his flock

Part II:
Alto Aria (23): He was despised (shortened version – no da capo)
Tenor Recit (27): All they that see him laugh him to scorn
Tenor Recits (29-30): Thy rebuke – Behold, and see
Tenor or Soprano Recits (31-32): He was cut off – But thou
Soprano Aria (38): How beautiful are the feet
Bass Aria (40): Why do the nations
Tenor Aria (43): Thou shalt break them

Part III:
Soprano Aria (45): I know that my redeemer liveth
Bass Recit and Aria (47-48): Behold, I tell you – The trumpet shall sound

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