Auditions

Auditions for Opus 7 are held throughout the year. If you are interested in auditioning, please email Loren Ponten, or leave a message on the Opus 7 phone line at 206-782-2899 to set up your individual audition.

Click here to fill out and email back your audition form, or you may print it and bring it with you to your audition.

Audition Process

  • Please bring a prepared selection to the audition that highlights the best qualities of your voice. This can be an art song, hymn or a selection from a choral piece that you know. Be prepared to sing this a cappella.
  • Test of your vocal range
  • Test of your sight-reading abilities
  • Schedule comparison & discussion of commitment level with Loren Pontén

Logistics

People have joined Opus 7 to rehearse in detail and perform with excellence the most challenging and beautiful works of the a cappella choral repertory. Opus 7 singers are good to excellent sight-readers. Those that don’t have good sight-reading skills spend whatever time is needed outside of rehearsals learning their parts on their own. To that end, it is understood that when singers commit to a project, they are expected to know their part by the second rehearsal.

Rehearsals occur normally on Wednesdays from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. with occasional rehearsals on the weekends especially the week of the concert.

Opus 7 prides itself in excellent ensemble singing. We all know that this depends on everyone’s attendance, and that every rehearsal for a given concert requires each member’s full priority. By committing to a concert, it is understood that members will attend every rehearsal for that project.