Spring 2024 Auditions

Siskiyou Singers invites experienced vocalists to audition for the choir’s Spring 2024 season.

Auditions will be held at 6:30 p.m. January 23 and again January 30 at Ashland’s First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St. For details and to schedule an audition time, contact Director Mark Reppert at markreppert@gmail.com. Walk-in auditions are also welcome.

Concerts will be May 4 and 5 at Southern Oregon University’s Music Recital Hall. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church starting at 7:00 pm January 23.

The theme of the concert, “The Definition of Beauty,” comes from four Emily Dickinson poems on that theme. The poems are set to music by the brilliant American composer Alice Parker, and the concert will be divided into four sections, each reflecting the theme of the corresponding poem:

  • At The River – Folk/Copland
  • Bright Morning Stars – Folk/Kirchner
  • No Time – Folk/Brumfield
  • Ain’a That Good News – Spiritual/Dawson
  • The Pasture – Thompson
  • Choose Something Like a Star – Thompson
  • maggie and milly and molly and may – Persichetti
  • Don’t Fence Me In – Porter/Leyden
  • The Cloths of Heaven – Stroope
  • David’s Lamentation – Shank
  • Nootka Paddle Song – Raminsh
  • The Boy Who Picked Up His Feet To Fly – Shank
  • Sure On This Shining Night – Barber
  • Of Crows and Clusters – Dello Joio
  • Gate Gate – Tate

Proof of vaccination is not required. Masking is optional, and singers are asked not to attend rehearsals or performances if they are not feeling well.

Siskiyou Singers, founded in Ashland in 1982, is a community choir emphasizing high-quality performances that are accessible and affordable to listeners of all ages and interests. The choir’s repertoire is diverse, encompassing both sacred and secular music from Renaissance madrigals to American spirituals, from 18th century masses to multi-cultural and contemporary compositions, including commissioned works and world premieres.

The choir presents two concert programs per year (one in early December, another in late April/early May) at SOU Music Recital Hall. The choir also performs at local schools through its Educational Outreach program and at various community events, most recently singing the National Anthem for the Medford Rogues baseball team. In June 2024, choir members will embark on an 11-day concert tour of Northern Italy and will perform at the Alta Pusteria International Choir Festival. Singers planning to join the tour must sing in the Spring 2024 season. (Interested? Details are here.)

For more information about the choir, email info@siskiyousingers.org.