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Coffee Concert Application

STEP 1: CONTACT INFORMATION
Primary contact person for the application and planning purposes:
STEP 2 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Upload a PDF or Word Document with the following numbered sections. Maximum length 5 pages.

1. Program Description
Describe your proposed program in detail including why/how this program was selected and concert length (the total time of your program may not exceed 55 minutes). Describe any instrumentation, dancers, theatrics or other stage space needs.

2. Unique, creative, and high quality programming
How is your concert program unique from other programming at Festival 2020? What makes it stand out? How do you ensure it will be of high artistic quality? Does your programming include a new commission or collaboration?

3. Visible diversity and inclusion on stage
How will your programming illustrate diversity and inclusion as a model for other GALA choruses? How will diversity and inclusion be visible on stage (singers, guest artists, instrumentalist, speakers) in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, age, etc.

4. Connection to the mission of GALA Choruses.
How does your proposed program support GALA’s mission?

5. Ability
Describe your chorus’ experience producing a concert of this type and the resources and skills you have to accomplish it.

Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
STEP 3 PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

Indicate your preference for performance halls. We cannot guarantee availability but hope to be able to offer each choir their first or second choice. See the GALA Festival website for venue information.

List general technical needs including lighting, sound, etc. If your concert requires significant re-configuration of a Festival stage describe it here (orchestra, theatrical sets, large choreography, etc). You will have a chance to submit more detailed information in your Production Worksheet (due spring 2020).
STEP 4 ADDITIONAL NOTES OR REQUESTS
If you have notes, questions or requests regarding your Festival performance, please describe them here.
STEP 5 AUDITION RECORDINGS

Submit three (3) audio or video recordings of your chorus.

  • The total time may not exceed 15 minutes
  • All selections submitted must be performed by your chorus and recorded during the past two years
  • Applicants are encouraged to include at least one work similar to the proposed program. If a recording sample from your proposed program is available, include that as part of your audition selection and indicate this in the notes field for that track.
  • At least one selection should be a complete piece.
  • At least one selection must be an unedited live performance or rehearsal.
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: mp3.
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: mp3.
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: mp3.
STEP 6 CONCERT PROGRAMS
Submit three concert programs (PDF) that are representative of your chorus’ typical repertoire and programming. If the files are too large to upload, please show a link below. Any narrative notes regarding these concerts may be included here:
Limit of 4mb per file
STEP 7 CHORAL SCORE
If your proposed set includes a new commission or multi-movement work, upload a PDF of the score. If the work is not yet completed, include a copy of the libretto, as available. Otherwise, simply describe the work in detail in Step 2 above.
Application Checklist:

ALL materials must be received by March 1, 2019.

Questions?

Joseph Nadeau, Festival 2020 Co-Chair - josephnadeau@hotmail.com

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