Soprano audition September 11

ARS NOVA Copenhagen is one of the world leading vocal ensembles particularly in early and contemporary music. The group consists of 12 professional singers and are lead by artistic director and chief conductor Paul Hillier. With an annual concert season in Denmark and tours to a long list of European countries, North and South America as well as Asia is the group is more in demand than ever before.

The coming years will among other things offer new works by Line Tjørnhøj, Peter Bruun, Huang Ruo and Gerald Barry; concerts with music by composers like Holmboe, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Allegri, Palestrina, Scarlatti, Svend Nielsen, Schütz and Byrd; tours to the UK, Germany and China. As well as partition in an effort to establish a new choral-centre in Copenhagen with special focus on children and youth.

The job: ARS NOVA is a professional ensemble, and singers are paid by the hour. There are typically 6-8 projects of 2-3 weeks a year, which corresponds to roughly 400 hours. 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

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. ARS NOVA depends on the commitment of the permanent singers. An interest in and active effort for the continued positive development of the group is expected.

The Audition: is held on Wednesday September 11. 2013 from 12.00pm at Luther Kirke, Østerbro, Copenhagen. Candidates must sing a self-chosen song or aria by Johann Sebastian
Bach and a song in Danish. After that we will test your sight-reading and ensemble-singing skills. 

Application with CV, photo and sound clip or link to sound clip are send by email to The deadline for application is Friday September 6. Remember to write which songs you are going to sing. ARS NOVA will provide a pianist. Supplementary information is available from producer Jakob Skjoldborg; mail or phone +45 28748037 (10am-2pm)