Open Call for Voices Festival Choir

An open call to form the Voices Festival Choir 2023.


Esplanade’s Voices Festival Choir is an auditioned group of youth choristers aged 17 – 26, who will participate in various activities leading up to and during Voices 2023, scheduled to take place from 30 Nov – 10 Dec 2023, Thu - Sun. Throughout this period, choristers will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of rehearsal styles, be exposed to a diversity of choral and vocal styles and gain a better understanding of nuances.


The Festival Choir will offer a unique chance for choristers to collaborate with renowned international artists Die Singphoniker and London Community Gospel Choir, as well as Singaporean choral music educators from MI6, who will serve as the main facilitators and conductors of the project.


This programme is aimed at inspiring youth choristers by introducing them to fresh aspects of choral singing and creating opportunities for youth practitioners to establish connections with existing professional groups. It is hoped that the knowledge and expertise from these artists will serve as inspiration for this young community, encouraging them to keep on with the artform, and fueling their appetite for further learning experiences in the future.


Key activities include:


  • Sectionals and rehearsals, where participants will be exposed to a variety of vocal styles and gain a better understanding of their nuances

  • A day-long camp conducted by MI6, which focuses on fun and effective ways to build ensemble skills, musicianship, vocal production and aural skills

  • Exclusive closed-door workshops, rehearsals and perform alongside Die Singphoniker and London Community Gospel Choir in the Esplanade Concert Hall

  • During the festival, the Festival Choir will perform and premiere a new work at the Esplanade Concourse

Programme Dates: 30 Nov – 10 Dec 2023
(Subject to change, timing to be confirmed)


Applications Open: 26 Sep, Mon, 10am


Application & Submission Deadline:
Voices Festival Choir 2022 Alumni: 8 Oct, Sun, 11.59pm
New Applicants: 22 Oct, Sun, 11.59pm


Update: To allow more individuals the opportunity to be part of the Open Call for Voices Festival Choir, we will be extending the application deadline to 27 Oct 2023, Fri, 12pm.


All successful applicants will be notified by 6 Nov 2023, Mon

Voices Festival Choir 2022 Alumni
Standard: $80
Concessions for Students: $50


New Applicants
Standard: $90
Concessions for Students: $60


Prices exclude ticketing agent's booking fees.
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A private link will be sent to successful applicants for payment by 8 Nov 2023, Wed.

As part of your application (new applicants only), you will be required to submit:


  • Information about your music background

  • A short statement about your interest in this programme

  • Digital video or audio recordings of a solo performance

  • A recording of a range test


Please email should you have any question. Good luck!

Application is closed


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