The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra (RICCO), Rhode Island’s oldest continuing community choral ensemble, will hold its fifth annual collegiate vocal solo competition. This year, four winners in the categories of Soprano, Mezzo-soprano (or Alto), Tenor and Baritone (or Bass) will appear as soloists with the Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra in its March 16, 2013 concert. The work on the program that will include the winning soloists is Schubert’s Mass No. 3 in B-Flat Major.
In addition to the opportunity to appear as soloists with the Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra and to receive the publicity prior to the performance, each winning contestant will receive a remuneration of two hundred dollars. Each entrant should be prepared to sing an aria or art song of his/her choice and should also be prepared to sing the “Benedictus” movement of Schubert’s Mass No. 3 in B-Flat Major.
The competition will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2013 between 1 and 6 p.m. in Room 198 of the Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at Rhode Island College. An accompanist will be provided.
Entrants must be enrolled as a student at an institution of higher education (R.I., Mass., Conn.) at the time of the audition and must be recommended by a teacher at his/her school. The recommendation may be indicated by signature on the application. The adjudicators are three of New England’s most respected singers who have appeared on numerous occasions as soloists with the Chorale.
Upon receipt of the application, the entrant will be assigned an audition time. A $25 entry fee in the form of a check made payable to RICCO should accompany the application form, which must be submitted to RICCO by Jan. 13. Application forms can be obtained from www.ricco.org.