Who can apply?
Choir singers of all ages, nationalities and faiths – as long as you have an interest in humanity and utilizing music as a springboard for a meaningful discussion about social and political change.
For the sake of balance in our community and activities, we strive for (roughly) even numbers between Israeli, Arabic and international singers (and, by international in this case we mean from outside of Israel and Palestine). This may affect the election process, should the number of applications from one of the three groups greatly exceed the other two. However, once a CGV alumni, you will automatically be prioritized and accepted.
Do I need to be a professional singer?
What’s expected of me?
Openness. Decent English language skills so you can understand instructions and communicate.
You need to be able to learn the music by heart as we never use sheet music on stage, and use movement and improvisation in our performances.
I’m applying as an instrumentalist, what is expected of me?
All instrumentalists, except keyboards, are welcome to take part in the CGV. Instrumentalists are expected to be able to improvise in many musical styles.
How often does the choir meet?
There are usually 1-2 residencies per year.
Where do these residencies take place?
Could be anywhere, but thus far we’ve met in Stockholm, Jerusalem, participated in a festival in Germany and in Akko.
Does it cost anything to sing/play with CGV?
Usually you pay for your own travel expenses to the residency, but not for lodging or food, but every residency might be different.
For the upcoming session in Jerusalem 2023, 29th of June to 4th of July, there will be a participation fee of 95 USD, to be paid in advance. This will cover costs such as group activities, snacks, transports, rent for stage and rehearsal rooms. You will arrange your own travels and pay for your own food and lodging, however, we are working on finding a low cost and convenient option for staying in Jerusalem, this will be communicated later.
When can I apply?CGV continuously accepts applications for future sessions.
How do I apply?Fill out this form and state if you have previously participated or not. (Previous members don’t have to upload an audio file.)
For new applicants only:
Fill out this form and upload an audio file of you singing a song/aria of your own choice, either with or without accompaniment. If you’re applying as an instrumentalist – upload a file where you play your instrument(s). (Or if you have a video on YouTube/Vimeo etc – put the link in the “Anything else”-box.