Audition: new alto

We are auditiong for a new alto to join the group as a member.

ARS NOVA Copenhagen consists of 12 singers and is led by Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Paul Hillier. The singers employ new members of the group in collaboration with the chief conductor. The audition takes place on Wednesday the 10th of April 2013 in Copenhagen from 10am to 2pm.

The audition: Candidates must sing a self-chosen song or aria by Johann Sebastian Bach, accompanied by our pianist. Also bring an 'art-song' in a different language from your chosen Bach-aria. After that we will test your sight-reading skills and ensemble singing.

Your profile: We expect you to be experienced as an ensemble singer as well as a soloist on an advanced professional level. We need a flexible singer with a sound that fits into the voice group, combined with the initiative of the solo singer.

The job: Ars Nova is a professional ensemble, and singers are paid by the hour. Rehearsals are normally held on week days from 10am to 2pm. Rehearsals can take place at other times. When employed for a project you are expected to participate in all rehearsals, concerts and tours.


Applications with Curriculum Vitae, photo and sound sample (or a link) can be sent to The deadline for application is Friday the 5th of April 2013. 

Please also let us know what you would like to sing at the audition. Ars Nova will provide the pianist.

Contact producer Jakob Skjoldborg for further information:, phone +45 28748037 (work hours).

ARS NOVA Copenhagen is one of the leading vocal ensembles in Europe. At the heart of ARS NOVA Copenhagen’s work lies its dedication to early music and new music. In February 2010 the CD ‘The Little Match Girl Passion’ with music by David Lang received a Grammy Award. 2012-13 have among other included music by Buxtehude, Britten, Ortiz, Tormis, Shulamit Ran and Arvo Pärt at venues like Roskilde Festival, Museum of Skagen, Glasgow Life, Kloster Malgarten, Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Wales and a number of Danish churches and concert venues.

Paul Hillier is Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of ARS NOVA Copenhagen since 2003. His career has embraced singing, conducting, and writing about music. Earlier in his career he was founding director of the Hilliard Ensemble, and subsequently founded the vocal ensemble Theatre of Voices. He has taught in the USA at the University of California campuses at Santa Cruz and Davis, and from 1996-2003 he was Director of the Early Music Institute at Indiana University.