JOIN THE CHOIR
Great singers and great people are always welcome!
Our auditions are by appointment, and usually take place at Shoreline Community College in Shoreline. Please contact us for an audition!
WHAT VOICE PARTS ARE OPEN FOR AUDITIONS?
We are always holding auditions for all voice parts, positions open for each concert! If we don't have room for one concert, definitely check back for the next.
WHAT LEVEL OF CHORAL TRAINING DO I NEED?
Choir members should have music reading skills and past experience as a singer or instrumentalist, as well as familiarity with singing in foreign languages. Choir members come from all walks of life. Many choir members are music educators or other professionally trained musicians, though the general membership's background is more diverse and includes graphic designers, veterinarians, lawyers, students, and other non-music professionals.
WHAT ARE THE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS?
At your audition, you'll be asked to vocalize, sing major and chromatic scales, various ear training and pitch memory exercises by ear. Additionally, we ask that you prepare one short solo piece of your choosing in advance to sing at your audition, in any language. This could be an art song, aria, hymn, or folk song – essentially, we want to hear your vocal quality and musicianship. This will be entirely a cappella with no accompanist and should range from 1-2 minutes; no repeats.
You don't need to sing from memory at the audition.
WILL THERE BE AN ACCOMPANIST AT THE AUDITIONS?
No, all auditions will be performed a cappella.
WHO WILL HEAR MY AUDITION?
Artistic Director and Conductor Evan Norberg hears all auditions. Occasionally, members of the board or ensemble will be present to listen. Evan will be happy to be there to greet you when you arrive and to answer any questions you may have about the choir.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN AUDITION?
To sign up for an audition or to receive more information about member responsibilities and the full season rehearsal schedule, please contact us!
WHERE ARE AUDITIONS HELD?
Auditions are often held at Shoreline Community College (16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133).
WHEN AND WHERE DO YOU REHEARSE?
Summer, the choir rehearses on Monday and Tuesday evenings, 7:00–9:00 pm, at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church (7500 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103).
During the school year, the choir rehearses on Sunday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm, at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church (7500 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103).
WHAT ARE THE DUES REQUIREMENTS?
Dues are $85 per concert series. There are also ticket sales and minor reception requirements for after concerts, and scholarship options and volunteer opportunities are available.
WHAT ARE THE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS?
This season, the choir will perform three concert series. One in August, another in December, and finally a spring concert. Please visit our Gigs page for more information on dates of performances.
HOW MANY SINGERS MAKE UP THE CHOIR?
The full choir, is about 40 singers of balanced sections.