Soloists for 
“A Night at the Light Opera”
~A Theatrical Buffet~
Selectees will perform solos, duets and ensembles with 
The Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra (CHICO)
Dr. KuanFen Liu, Artistic Director/Conductor
Saturday/Sunday, March 10 and 11, 2018
 Click HERE for the Application


The theme of this year’s concert will be the music from Light Opera such as The Merry Widow (Lehar), The Student Prince (Romberg), Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss), songs from shows by Victor Herbert, and works from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.


  • Singers of all ages and voice types from Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties are welcome.
  • Video submissions will be required for the first round of auditions – posted on YouTube – featuring the singer performing two (2) contrasting selections, one in English.  DEADLINE 23 OCTOBER 2017, by 11:59 pm
  • We encourage audition selections from the works of light opera, operetta, and early musical theatre, but any audition material will be acceptable.
  • Since duets and ensembles will be programmed, we ask that you list in your application any such repertoire that you already know as well as some favorites that you would like to perform.
  • We welcome past performers to audition again, and also hope for new voices to showcase.
  • A nominal stipend totaling $400 per singer will be paid for the rehearsals and performances.




    • Complete form attached to this email including a YouTube link to your video.
    • Submit resume/bio/CV
    • Submit photo


APPLICATION DEADLINE 23 October 2017, 11:59 pm
to Dr. KuanFen Liu at




    • Selectees will be contacted and scheduled for a live audition time-slot to be held 1 DECEMBER 2017, 4:30 to 7:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 1338 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura, CA 93001
    • Bring your own accompanist to the audition.  ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SELECTED SINGERS AND PROGRAM FOR CONCERT 15 DECEMBER 2017




23 OCTOBER 2017 Due date for submittal of application (11:59 pm)
30 October 2017 Announcement of selectees for live auditions
1 December 2017 4:30 – 7:30 pm Live auditions at First United Methodist Church, Ventura
15 December 2017 Announcement of selected singers and program for concert
28 February, 6 and 9 March 2018 Rehearsals with orchestra at 7 pm (* rehearsals with piano prior TBD)
10 March 2018 at 7 pm Concert performance at Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo
11 March 2018 at 3 pm Concert performance at Ventura First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara Street, Ventura


*  Additional rehearsals prior to the orchestra rehearsals will be scheduled for Saturday or Sunday mornings or afternoons in Ventura (TBD).  The purpose of these is to rehearse ensembles as well as solos as needed.  Please contact Dr. Liu by email with any questions or for further information.

 Click HERE for the Application