Concordia Master Chorale
Dr. Michael Busch, director
Auditions - Concordia Master Chorale
The Concordia Master Chorale announces its plan to present J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor
The Concordia Master Chorale is seeking talented vocalists for its 2016-2017 performance season.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor is the exciting centerpiece of this year’s Concordia MasterWorks Concerts. As early as 1811, C.F. Zelter commended it as “the greatest work of art that the world has ever seen.” The large vocal work embodies Bach’s lifetime of experience in expressing theological ideas through music. The Mass in B Minor is a compendium of all the compositional techniques of Bach’s day and is extraordinarily rich in symbolism. As such, each modern-day presentation of this monumental work is a special event. The Master Chorale will be joined by the Concordia Choir, four soloists, and a professional orchestra for its performances this April.
The season also includes a Festival of Hymns led by organist/composer Robert Hobby in October and the popular Concordia Christmas Concerts during the first two weeks of December.
Audition-interviews will be held during the first two weeks of September. To schedule an appointment, visit www.signupgenius.com and search for the sign up list under firstname.lastname@example.org, or to receive further information, please call (949) 214-3419.
The Concordia Master Chorale performs under the direction of Dr. Michael Busch, who is beginning his twenty-first season with the ensemble. Dr. Busch serves as Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Concordia University in Irvine, where he supervises the choral program of four choirs in addition to teaching choral methods, theory, and conducting.
The Concordia Master Chorale is dedicated to excellence in the performance of sacred choral literature. They perform annually for thousands of people each year in the beautiful acoustics of the Concordia Center for Worship and Performing Arts. Recent performances include such works as Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Durufle’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem, and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.