Audition for Pathways – Eastern Horizon

Choirs for Change’s chamber choir Eastern Horizon is holding auditions for an upcoming project, Pathways. Under the direction of co-conductors Amelia McMahon & Thomas Burton, Eastern Horizon is a high-level chamber choir that performs music by Canadian composers and composers that are often underrepresented in the choral canon. Pathways explores themes of joy, justice, liberation, and the journeys we undertake to reach those states of being. 

We are currently auditioning soprano, alto and tenor voices for our upcoming project. Here are the details:

Rehearsals:  June 24, 25, 26 and July 2, 3 from 6:30-9:30pm in Halifax/Kjipuktuk

Evening concerts: 

July 5 in Lunenburg/E’se’katik 

July 6 in Halifax/Kjipuktuk

July 7 in Wolfville

Recording (pending funding): 

July 6 full day

Singers must demonstrate a strong musicality. They must be able to sing challenging melodies, harmonies and rhythms and work well with others in a professional setting. Following a successful audition, each singer will be given access to the digital scores along with part assignments which they will be expected to learn prior to the first rehearsal. Printed music can be made available upon request. For this upcoming project, singers will receive an honorarium of $400 upon completion of the project. 

The program includes works by Tracy Wong, Andrew Balfour, George Chung, Stuart Beatch, Aaron Manswell, Christopher Ducasse, and Sydney Guillaume. We will workshop several of the pieces with the composers ahead of time and share some videos from previous workshops.

To audition, singers are asked to prepare a song of your choosing, vocalises that demonstrate your vocal range, and an excerpt of a choral score provided in the form below. Here is the link to the submission form:


Friday, April 19, 2024

If you have any questions about Eastern Horizon or the audition process, please reach out to us at