Do you enjoy spreading a message of empowerment and positivity through song? Do you want to bond with a wonderful group of talented women through acapella? Are you a student at the University of Oxford or Oxford Brookes who identifies as female? If so, come and wow us with your vocals and sparkling self at our 2019 auditions!
Experience or no experience, now is your time to try it out.
Still not sure? Let us tell you what we have been up to this past year. The Belles have released our latest single and music video for ‘That’s My Girl!’ where we acknowledge and thank those women who have inspired us throughout our lives (see our YouTube:
and our Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/38bMTQEwR7fQI6mNDAGg7p?si=-utYgkG4RP2huezF7NNPxg
). Additionally we have performed at events throughout Oxford such as Oxford Pride, REACH Water’s international conference and for charities like Sing Inside. Most notably we were lucky enough to sing at and take part in the International Women’s Day event at Doughty Street Chambers, a prominent London-based law firm.
Now we are looking for fresh faces to carry the Belles into another fantastic year!
If you think being a Belle might be for you, fill out our google form to request an audition slot here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5q6ia7E_pQCYZbclyqSowkTMApCPC-ih1_WgDuxDvs4B4lQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
OR find us at our stall at the University of Oxford’s Freshers’ Fair to sign up for a slot there!
Auditions will be held at Worcester College running from Saturday 12th to Tuesday 15th October. We are looking for all voice parts, as well as vocal percussion (don’t worry if you don’t have experience if you’re willing to give it a try!). Get your name down quickly as we expect to be fully booked!
At the audition we will ask you some questions to get to know you better, and then our Musical Director will take you through a couple of short, simple aural tests. We would also like you to prepare a verse and chorus of any song (most people choose a current pop song, but pick whatever you’re most comfortable with to show off your range and voice) to sing unaccompanied.
It’s a really relaxed and informal process, a chance to have fun, for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you as well as your voice!
We hope to see many of you there!
Loads of love, The Oxford Belles??