Join the Bach Society Chorus

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Our award-winning chorus comprises Volunteer Singers, Principal Singers and Young Artist Award Recipients, each group with varying qualifications, audition requirements and compensation.

However, all chorus members are experienced choral singers with above-average sight-reading skills, can sing well in German and Latin and have had private voice and/or instrumental training. We rehearse Monday evenings, August through May,  from 7:30-10:00pm at the Church of St. Michael & St. George in Clayton.

Our 2018-19 season will include the Duruflé Requiem, Bach’s B-minor Mass, selections from Ole Gjeilo, Felix Mendelssohn, Stephen Paulus and others.

Volunteer Chorus Member Auditions

Chorus auditions are held in the late spring/early summer or during the season by special appointment with the Artistic Director.

Singers interested in a volunteer position are asked to perform a classical selection in any language, not to exceed four minutes.  Your audition will last about fifteen minutes and will include sight-reading, tonal memory and vocalization to determine range, flexibility and correct placement in the chorus. An accompanist will be provided; please bring a marked copy of your selection.

Principal Singer Auditions

Chorus auditions are held in the late spring/early summer or during the season by special appointment with the Artistic Director.

Singers interested in a principal (paid) singer position are asked to sing two selections (at least one in a foreign language, preferably German).  Solo selections should showcase your range, timbre, flexibility, diction, expressiveness and stage presence.  Your audition will last 15-20 minutes and will include sight-reading, tonal memory and vocalization.  An accompanist will be provided; please bring marked copies of your selections. Visit the Principal Singer page for more complete information on this opportunity including details about compensation.

Young Artist Award Applicants:

For more information, please visit the Young Artists page.