Adelaide Chamber Singers believes strongly in the power and the passion of vocal chamber music and the profound impact it can have in our lives. 

ACS is delighted to announce its new seasonal ensemble ACS², and is inviting expressions of interest to audition.

In 2022, ACS² will be involved in three programs:

  • UKARIA A Cappella Academy
  • Beginnings – a dedicated ACS² concert as part of the ACS Season 2022
  • ASO’s Messiah under the direction of Erin Helyard.

These programs will give the ensemble a variety of performative experiences that will provide valuable developmental opportunities in the first year.

ACS² will provide:

  • Valuable training in a wide range of high-level choral ensemble skills under the directorship of Christie Anderson and Carl Crossin, with vocal mentors from the Adelaide Chamber Singers Core
  • A career pathway for emerging or established choral singers who aspire to work at a professional level
  • Opportunities to perform at the highest level when combining with ACS Core ensemble

Due to its seasonal nature, we believe that being a member of ACS² will allow singers to continue to participate in their “home” choir. We also hope that these ACS² experiences will impact positively on the other choirs the ACS² members sing with.

Audition process

Stage 1 – Expression of interest form

Submit your expression of interest form by Friday 4 March 2022 at 5pm

This includes:

  • Indicating your availability for stage 2 of the audition process and ACS² activities (download schedule here)
  • Nominating a conductor to act as a referee
  • Indicating your COVID-19 vaccination status (download ACS COVID-19 information here)
  • Recording and uploading a video (max file size 10MB) of you singing an atonal audition except. This excerpt is to be sung unaccompanied and will be used to assess the accuracy of personal learning – it is not a sight-reading exercise. Please present the treble OR the bass version (download excerpt here)
  • Recording and uploading a video (max file size 10MB) of you singing a song or excerpt from a piece of choral music of your choice. This can be accompanied or unaccompanied.

Stage 2 – Face to face audition

  • Applicants from stage 1 will be shortlisted for a face to face ensemble audition on 13th March with members of the ACS Core. You will be sent some music to prepare for this stage.

We look forward to hearing you!
Christie Anderson & Carl Crossin