Tickets for our Carnegie Hall debut are on sale

Brace for an incredible evening of music. Tickets are on sale for our debut concert at Carnegie Hall on Saturday December 8th, 8pm. We will be singing a dozen of the most beautiful songs from our repertoire. Stay tuned for the program ! We would love to see you all there !

We will be singing at the closing of the first Southold Opera Singing Competition, where many professional and amateur singers will be competing for Prizes in front of a panel of judges and the audience of Carnegie Hall.

Four divisions—“Junior”, “Young Emerging Professional”, “Seasoned Professional”, and “Passionate Amateur”—offer opera singers the chance to compete for cash prizes, scholarships, and participation in master classes given by coaches from the Metropolitan Opera, Juilliard School, and Conservatoire de Paris.

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We’re making our Carnegie Hall debut as a guest of Southold Opera

The French American Choir of New York is thrilled to announce its Carnegie Hall debut. We will be performing on December 8th at the Weill Recital Hall during the Southold Opera’s 2018 singing competition final (more details on the competition below). Thank you Southold Opera for hosting us. 

We will be singing the most beautiful songs of our repertoire. Don’t miss it ! Tickets will be on sale shortly on the website of Carnegie Hall. 

If you wish to support us and Southold Opera, please consider making a tax-deductible donation here.

2018 Southold Opera Singing Competition

The Southold Opera is happy to announce its first Competition for Opera Singers!  We welcome singers of various ages and abilities to sing their hearts out for a chance to win prizes and perform at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall!  Our elite panel features international stars from the Metropolitan Opera. 

When and Where:

Applicants may choose if they would like to perform their first round in either our Southold, Long Island location or Manhattan Location.

First Round in Manhattan

Wednesday, December 5

4-9pm at Yeoryia’s Studio

2067 Broadway
New York, NY 10023

First Round and semi-final in Southold

Saturday, December 1

12-6pm at the Southold Opera House

53930 Main Road

Southold,NY 11971

Semi-Finals will all be held in Manhattan

Thursday, December 6

4-8pm  Location TBD

Finals will all held in Manhattan in front a live audience

Saturday, December 8

Carnegie Hall in the Weill Hall

Divisions and Eligibility:

Junior Singers

13-19 years old

Junior Singers must prepare 2 songs, at least 1 in the classical repertoire.  You must also submit proof of age.

Winners will receive scholarships to study voice technique and masterclasses at one of the locations of the Southold Opera School of Music (Southold, Long Island and Manhattan).

Adult Amateurs

35 years old and up

Amateur singers have not been paid to perform in the past 3 years. You must submit proof of age.

Adult Amateurs Singers must prepare 2 arias from the classical repertoire.

Winners will receive scholarships to study voice technique and masterclasses at one of the locations of the Southold Opera School of Music (Southold, Long Island and Manhattan).

Emerging Professionals

20-35 years old

Emerging Professionals must prepare 2 opera arias in 2 different languages.

Winners will receive cash prizes, roles in the upcoming season of the Southold Opera, and paid performance at the Southold Opera New Year’s Eve Gala.  First prize winner will receive a featured recital at the Southold Opera.

Professional Opera Singers

36 years old and up

Professional Opera Singers must prepare 2 opera arias in 2 different languages.

Winners will receive cash prizes, roles in the upcoming season of the Southold Opera, and paid performance at the Southold Opera New Year’s Eve Gala.  First prize winner will receive a featured recital at the Southold Opera. 

Submission Requirements:

Junior Divisions:

Please submit a short bio describing their involvement in music and singing, and proof of age along with your selections to admin@southoldopera.org.  You may also submit a picture to be used for promotional materials.  If your preference is to audition in Southold, then the audition fee is $15.  If you chose to audition in Manhattan, the application fee is $20.

Amateur Adult Singers:

Please submit a short bio describing their involvement in music and singing along with your selections to admin@southoldopera.org.  You may also submit a picture to be used for promotional materials.  If your preference is to audition in Southold, then the audition fee is $20.  If you chose to audition in Manhattan, the application fee is $25.

Emerging Professionals and Professional Opera Singers:

Please submit your bio, headshot, and resume along with your selections to admin@southoldopera.org.  The application fee for Emerging Professionals and Professionals is $30.  Emerging Professionals must also submit proof of age.

Application fees can be made payable to Southold Opera by check at the door.

Announcing new concerts for May and June 2018

May and June will be busy months for the French American Choir of New York. We have four concerts lined up in New York and Long Island.

  • Friday, May 11 at 3pm at the French Consulate in New York (this is a private event honoring veterans)
  • Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30 for the Paris American Club of New York, a French-American organization. We will be singing the anthems and other pieces. It will be at the French consulate in NY.  For info and tickets, here
  • Saturday, June 23 at 7:30pm at the Southold Opera (53930 Main Rd, Southold, Long Island). Stay tuned for the tickets !
  • Monday, June 25 at 7:30pm at the Holy Trinity Church (316 E 88th St, New York) in Manhattan. Stay tuned for the tickets !

Conductor: Anne-Julia Audray

Join us for our Holiday concert in Southold, LI

Join us for our Holiday concert celebrating the opening of the Southold Opera House on Dec 20, 2015

Directed by Anne-Julia Audray with the participation of singers from the Long Island Opera Company and the French American Choir of New York.

Sunday, December 20, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST) in Southold, Long Island

Tickets here

Join Southold Opera House founder Anne-Julia Audray for an afternoon of holiday music from around the world, featuring the French American Choir of New York and guest musicians from the Long Island Opera Company.

The concert will be the first official performance inside the brand new Southold Opera House, housed in the former Southold United Methodist Church in the heart of North fork in Long Island. Anne-Julia Audray, an opera singer who has performed around the world. With her husband, she has acquired the former church last summer with the ambition of transforming it into a vibrant performance space for young and gifted and International musicians. Anne-Julia Audray is also the president of the Long Island Opera Company.

 

What? Opening concert of the Southold Opera House

When? Sunday Dec 20th, 3pm

Where? Southold United Methodist Church

53930 Main Road, (Route 25), Corner of Mechanic Street

Southold, NY 11971

Parking available

The Opera House is steps away from the Jitney stop.

Payments online or at the door. No refunds.

PROGRAM

Marche des Rois  (JB Lully)

Ave Verum (Mozart)

Silent night

O Chanukah

Aurtxoa Seaskan (Basque song)

White Christmas

Czardas de Monti (played by violinist Filip Pogady)

Jesu meine Freude (Bach)

Ave Maria (Caccini)

Cantique de Noel (Adam)

Deck the Halls

Auld Lang Syne

Memory

This is what we did at France Run in Central Park

We would like to thank the organizers of France Run, a French-American 8K race in Central Park. We were invited to sing La Marseillaise and were proud to be asked to sing the Star Spangled Banner too. This is what the choir is all about: France, United States, together in song!

Check out this video of our “Marseillaise”:

 

The French American Choir Will Sing The French Anthem in Central Park for “France Run”

We are thrilled to announce that we were invited to sing “La Marseillaise”, the French National anthem, in Central Park on Saturday, August 29th, for the opening of “France Run”. And of course, we said “oui”!

7.000 runners from all around the world will be participating in this new 8K race. We will be singing around 7:50 am, right before the start of the race. We will be at the start line (see map here) at the 66th St level, making sure that we boost the runners before they start running.

The run will benefit an organization called Imagine for Margo, which funds research against child cancer.

We hope to see you there! With French and American flags of course, and coffee!

Announcing our end of season concert on the Upper West Side, June 12

Join us for our last concert of the season at the beautiful Church of the Blessed Sacrement on the Upper West Side, as we welcome the summer with a series of beautiful songs from the 17th Century to today.

Conducted by Anne-Julia Audray

Friday June 12, 7pm-8pm

Church of the Blessed Sacrement

152 West 71th St @ Broadway (72nd St on the 1, 2, 3 subway)

Tickets are here

PROGRAM

Adieu, sweet Amarillis

By J. Wilbye

Supplique des Albigeois

By François-Auguste Gevaërt

My Dearest, my Fairest

By Purcell

Tambourin

By J. Ph. Rameau

Piu Non Si Trovano

By W.A. Mozart

Se Lontan Ben Mio Tu Sei

By W.A. Mozart

Ecco Quel Fiero Istante

By W.A. Mozart

Aurtxoa Seaskan (Basque Lullaby)

By G. Olaizola

Pueblito, mi pueblo (O Village, So Lovely)

By C. Guastavino

Jesu meine Freude

By J.S. Bach

Ave Maria

By G. Caccini,

Soloists Katrina Golubchik, Blanche Lortholary, Lou-Ann Sire, Polina

Chères fleurs from Chansons Des Bois D’Amaranthe

By J. Massenet

Barcarolle from Les Contes d’Hoffmann

By J. Offenbach