Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia





Fondazione Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia is announcing an international public competition for the hiring, under open-ended contract, to positions as chorus performers to be assigned the following professional roles:

– CONTRALTO (1 position)

– TENOR (1 position)

– BASS (1 position)

The competition entrance application shall be received by the Fondazione by no later than 30 April 2021 and may be submitted exclusively online, by completely filling out the ENTRY FORM published on the Fondazione’s website, at, “bandi e concorsi” section, and sending it in accordance with the instructions available on the website.

The examination programmes are as follows:


Vocal exercises, with or without piano, at the indication of the examination Commission.

Three opera arias, one of which in Italian, by memory.

Three arias from the symphonic, chamber, oratory, or sacred repertoire.

Sight reading of a sung solfe?ge.


Performance, where applicable, of the programme as per points 1), 2), and 3) of the elimination auditions.

Performance of the following choral pieces:

• J.S. Bach, from St. Matthew Passion, no.1, “Kommt, ihr To?chter,” Chorus part 1

• G. Rossini, from Stabat Mater, “Quando corpus morietur”

• J. Brahms, from Ein deutsches Requiem, no. 6, fugue, Allegro, “Herr, du bist wu?rdig”

• Stravinsky, from Symphony of Psalms, 2nd movement, “Expectans expectavi Dominum”

other three voices provided by the Foundation.

Performance of a vocal quartet chosen by the examination Commission, after a 30-minute study along with the other three voices provided by the Foundation.

Sight reading of a choral piece chosen by the examination Commission.

Sight reading of a spoken solfe?ge.

Please read entire announcement on website.

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