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.

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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

“Merci” Saint-Agnes! “Thank you” Brooklyn! We love you

“Thank you” to the great audience who came to see us at Saint-Agnes Church in Brooklyn Sunday afternoon. And “merci” to Saint Agnes Church for welcoming us, along with guest singers Andrew Pulver and Meghan Picerno and pianist Arthur Bosarge, in its absolutely gorgeous venue. We hope to be back soon for another great concert.

The choir will hold its first ever open house on Monday April 20th (details TBC). Come meet the singers and the founder of the French American Choir of New York Anne-Julia Audray.

For details about the open house and upcoming events/ concerts, please subscribe to our free mailing list here

Tickets on sale for our Brooklyn concert on March 29

The French American Choir of New York is thrilled to bring its repertoire of old American and European songs to Saint Agnes Church, in Carroll Gardens (Brooklyn).

Conducted by the opera singer and President of the Long Island Opera Company Anne-Julia Audray, the choir will perform Mozart, traditional French and English songs as old as the XVIIth century, Bach and Purcell among others and some opera extracts like the Barcarolle from Tales of Hofmann, for the pure joy to fill the beautiful acoustic of Saint Agnes Church.

With the participation of Meghan Picerno, coloratura soprano, Andrew Pulver, soprano boy (Two Boys at the Metropolitan Opera), and more young talents from the Audray School for Singing.

The French-American Choir of New York was founded by Anne-Julia Audray in 2013. It has performed in various venues across New York, including the French consulate, and was part of the 2014 production of La Traviata by the Long Island Opera Company, performed in 2014 at the Madison Theater in Long Island.

Concert Sunday March, 29, 4pm

Saint Agnes Church, 433 Sackett Street @ Hoyt St 

Tickets available for purchase at the door too.

No refunds.

Tickets here

Tickets On Sale for Our 2014 Holiday Concert

The French American Choir of New York is back on stage. We will be holding our annual Holiday Concert at the French Consulate on Friday December 19th. Make your reservation here!

It will be conducted by Anne-Julia Audray, with the participation of soprano Meghan Picerno, baritone Sol Jin, violinist Filip Pogády, and the young soloists of the Audray School

During the concert, the French-American Choir of New York and special guests will sing wonderful Holiday songs from all around the world, including “White Christmas”, “La Marche des Rois”, “Douce nuit” and other Holiday classics.

This concert will benefit the Audray School Scholarship Fund for Young Singers.

Concert on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

Please arrive at 6pm sharp. Late comers will not be accepted. No refunds available and no tickets available at the door.

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