Are you an experienced Tenor, Baritone, or Bass singer aged 18-30 looking for a challenging and enriching pre-professional mentorship and singing opportunity?

The Emerging Choral Artist Program is a world-class performance and mentorship opportunity with nine of North America’s finest ensemble singers – The Leonids – whose credits include both solo and ensemble features across the world. This intimate, week-long program will put you in one-on-one contact with the Leonids for an enriching mentorship, coaching, and performance experience, all at professional-level pacing. This is a priceless opportunity for those looking to pursue a career in singing. 

 

THE LEONIDS

Eric Alatorre, Bass – Chanticleer

Enrico Lagasca, Bass-Baritone – Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Daniel Schwartz, Baritone – The Crossing, Variant 6, Skylark

Sam Kreidenweis, Baritone – Anúna, Conspirare, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and Vocal Arts Ensemble

Tim Keeler, Countertenor – Chanticleer, Clarion Choir, Trinity Wall Street, New York Polyphony

Andrew Fuchs, Tenor – Pegasus, Tenet, Artek, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, New York Polyphony

Jacob Perry Jr., Tenor – Apollo’s Fire, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Mountainside Baroque, Tempesta di Mare, The Thirteen

Steven Soph, Tenor – Seraphic Fire, Conspirare, Roomful of Teeth

Steven Caldicott Wilson, Tenor – New York Polyphony, Handel + Haydn Boston, Trinity Baroque Orchestra NYC

Click here to learn more about The Leonids

 

Program participants will work with the Leonids, receive mentorship and coaching from the Leonids singers and Chor Leoni Artistic Director Erick Lichte, perform in The Turning: Chor Leoni & The Leonids, collaborate with Chor Leoni, and participate in the VanMan Choral Summit.

The Emerging Choral Artist program is free for participants. To apply, please email Erick Lichte (ericklichte@gmail.com) with a cover letter stating your voice part, reasons you wish to be a part of this program, and in-depth background on your solo and choral singing experience. Applications are closed for 22/23 season, keep an eye on this page for 23/24 season’s application process!


PROGRAM DETAILS

REPERTOIRE

In Media Vita – Michael McGlynn (with The Leonids)
The Watcher of the Wood – Sarah Rimkus, world premiere. (with Chor Leoni and The Leonids)
Sugav rahu (Deep Peace) – Giovanni Bonato, North American Premiere. (with Chor Leoni and The Leonids)
Not Heat Flames Up and Consumes – Steven Samtez (with The Leonids)
Amazing Grace – arr. Rasmus Kringstrom (with Chor Leoni and The Leonids)
O Sacrum Convivium – Tomas Luis de Victoria (ECAP solo)
Bandon Ribbenen – Michael McGlynn (Festival piece)
We Rise Again – arr. Stephen Smith (Festival piece)
You’ll Never Walk Alone – arr. Ken Cormier (Festival piece)


SCHEDULE

Friday, May 5 | St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church
Optional complimentary seats to Early Music Vancouver’s Schubertiade feature Chor Leoni and The Leonids.

Sunday, May 7 | Rehearsal location TBD
1:45pm – 5:30pm Rehearsals with The Leonids and Erick Lichte

Monday, May 8 | St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church
3:30pm – 5:45pm Rehearsal with The Leonids and Erick Lichte

Tuesday, May 9 | Orpheum Annex
4:30pm – 5:00pm Rehearsal with The Leonids and Erick Lichte
5:00pm – 6:30pm Provided dinner with The Leonids
6:30pm – 9:30pm Rehearsal with Chor Leoni and The Leonids.

Wednesday, May 10 | St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church
3:30pm – 5:00pm   ECAP rehearsal with Erick Lichte
6:15pm – 7:45pm   Rehearsal with Chor Leoni
7:45pm – 8pm   Break
8pm – 10pm  Dress Rehearsal Tutti

Thursday, May 11 | St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church
3:30pm – 6:45pm Concert sound check and rehearsal
7:30pm Perform in The Turning, a concert with The Leonids and Chor Leoni

Friday, May 12 | St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church
3:30pm – 4:45pm ECAP rehearsal with Erick Lichte
5:00pm Provided dinner with The Leonids, Chor Leoni, MYVoice and VanMan Festival Singers
6:30pm Private concert with The Leonids
7:15pm Q & A with The Leonids
7:30pm – 9:00pm Rehearsal with Chor Leoni, MYVoice, VanMan Festival Singers

Saturday, May 13 | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
12pm- 10pm VanMan Festival. Day full of rehearsals, clinics and fellowship with The Leonids, Chor Leoni, MYVoice and Festival Singers.
7:30pm Perform in VanMan Summit Concert in solo set and with The Leonids, Chor Leoni, MYVoice and Festival Singers.
10pm Singers 19 and over invited to after concert social gathering.


major educational program sponsor

We are grateful to our Major Educational Program Sponsor – RBC. Their support of the arts has been a longstanding priority as they recognize that the arts play an important role in building vibrant communities and strong economies. RBC feels that the arts encourage a culture of creativity and innovation, and helps foster diversity and inclusion in our communities.