The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra Announces Auditions for the First Symphonic Choir in Fort Bend County

The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra in concert. Photo by Britany Lovett.

The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra in concert.
Photo by Britany Lovett.

In honor of its upcoming 25th season, the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra (FBSO) announces the creation of the first symphonic choir in Fort Bend County. Open call auditions for singers of all ages will be held on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th at Grace Presbyterian Church’s music department, located at 10221 Ella Lee Lane in Houston.

Applicants may audition solo or as a small group, and an accompanist will be provided. For solo auditions, please come prepared to perform one classical solo or two musical theatre tunes. There will be a sight reading exercise, as well as tonal memory exercises. Small groups will be asked to perform vocalizations and to sight sing a Haydn choral selection. There will also be tonal memory exercises. Sight singing may be performed with solfege, numbers or a neutral syllable.

Group auditions will be held both days from 1 to 2 pm and solo auditions from 2 to 2:30 pm each day. Auditions for symphony musicians of all ages will be held both days from 3 to 4 pm.  There are currently orchestral openings for bassoon, percussion, double bass, cello, viola and violin.

The FBSO Chorus will sing with the symphony during the regular season, September through May, joining the orchestra at the annual holiday concert, Deck the Halls, on Sunday, December 4th and at the season finale performance of Carmina Burana on May 21, 2017.  Both performances will be at the Stafford Centre at 2 pm. The chorus will also perform stand-alone concerts beginning with the First Annual Choral Classics Concert on Saturday, September 24th at 2 pm at the Ismaili Jamatkhana Center in Sugar Land.

Audition forms and links may be found on the FBSO page under the “Chorus” tab or the “Audition” tab at Email for more information.