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Westchester Chorale  20141216 (updated 12/16/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Larchmont
The Westchester Chorale, chorus-in-residence at the Larchmont Avenue Church, is holding Open Rehearsals on Tuesdays, January 13, 20 and 27 at 7:30 PM in Russell Hall, Larchmont Avenue Church, 60 Forest Park Avenue, Larchmont, NY. We will rehearse the beautiful, melodic Petite Messe Solennelle by Gioacchino Rossini for our concert on June 6, 2015. All singers are welcome and scores are provided. For information,contact 914-725-7507 or visit www.westchesterchorale.org.
The Stonewall Chorale  20141216 (updated 12/16/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Village
The Stonewall Chorale, the nation's first LGBTQ chorus, has openings in all voice parts. Our 38th season continues with "From Estonia with Love," Saturday, March 21 with the String Orchestra of New York City; and our June Pride Concert, "Pass the Popcorn! The Stonewall Chorale Goes to the Movies," Saturday, June 13. All concerts are held at Holy Apostles in NYC. Rehearsals in the West Village on Tuesdays from 7 to 9:30 PM beginning January 6.

Auditions are by appointment -- if you can carry a tune, read music, and have a willingness to work hard and have fun with like-minded people, The Stonewall Chorale is for you! Check us out at www.stonewallchorale.org and e-mail us at auditions@stonewallchorale.org. Singing with Stonewall is a great way to meet new people, explore beautiful choral music, and give back to the community. LGBTQ-friendly folk also welcome!
The Art Mob  20141210 (updated 12/10/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Madison Square / Union Square
The Art Mob, an endlessly inventive 15-ish voice a cappella choir that excavates its repertoire from the dusty corners of musical memory, is in need of a tenor. Interested? You ought to be, especially if you're curious or knowledgeable about shape note hymns, Victoriana, radio gospel, and 19th and early 20th century obscurities (and not-so-obscurities). The members set the theme for each concert, and propose and pick the repertoire. There truly is nothing else like this in New York. If you're looking to sing Verdi in a big hall, lieder in a parlor, or pop in a club, that's not us. But if you're a musically adventurous singer, if your sense of humor is a bit … odd, and if you're heavily into a collaborative environment with lots of personal responsibility, read www.artmob.org and contact music director Brent Frederick at brent@brentfrederickmusic.com. We rehearse Monday evenings in the Madison Square / Union Square area, and brilliantly perform two programs a year, three times each.
Long Island Choral Society  20141208 (updated 12/8/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Rockville Centre, NY
The Long Island Choral Society will be presenting Bach's B Minor Mass March 14, 2015 at 8 PM. Auditions for singing members will be held at 7:30 PM January 8, 12 and 19 at South Side Middle School, 67 Hillside Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY. LICS is a dues-paying organization that hires professional soloists and orchestra. Singers in all voice parts are welcome. Contact auditioninfo@lics.org to schedule your audition. Visit our website at www.lics.org for more information.
Bay Area Chorus  20141130 (updated 11/30/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bayport, NY
Rehearsals for Mozart's Missa Solemnis in C and Halley's Freedom Trilogy, to be performed on March 29, will start on January 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM. The Bay Area Chorus of BAFFA (Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts) rehearses at the James Wilson Young Middle School, 602 Sylvan Avenue, Bayport, Long Island. All voices are welcome to sing with the chorus. Men's voices are always needed. For further information call 631-589-7343.
eVoco Voice Collective  20141128 (updated 11/28/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hofstra University
The eVoco Women’s Ensemble has openings in all voice parts, and invites women of the highest musical, technical, and expressive abilities to audition for the 2015 inaugural concert project event. Rehearsal schedule and an online request form for auditions can be found at www.evoco.vc.

The eVoco Voice Collective firmly believes in the transformative power of music. As such, we aspire to be passionate advocates for excellence in the choral art by presenting evocative concerts and recitals of the highest caliber, summoning the power of the empathetic imagination to remind us of our shared human experiences.

If you're interested in joining this truly special collection of women, t's easy to reserve an audition time online--just click through to www.evoco.vc to read more about us, the audition process, and to sign-up now. Auditions occur in January 2015.
Dalton Chorale  20141128 (updated 11/28/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
The Dalton Chorale, under the direction of David Shuler, welcomes new members, with or without affiliation to The Dalton School. We perform sacred and secular compositions of the 17th to the 20th century. The Dalton Chorale is made up of amateur singers, men and women, of all ages and all walks of life. Performances feature professional orchestra and soloists.

Our May 13, 2015 concert will feature Fauré’s Requiem in D Minor. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings, 7:15 to 9:15 PM at The Dalton School, 108 East 89th Street. Our first two rehearsals, January 13 and 20, will be open to anyone interested in joining. We enthusiastically accept all singers with at least modest sight singing ability. Try us out for a rehearsal or two, after which you may audition with the Music Director. Learn more about us at our website, www.daltonchorale.org, or contact us at info@daltonchorale.org.
Melodia Women's Choir of NYC  20141126 (updated 11/26/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Village
Melodia Women's Choir, Cynthia Powell, Artistic Director, is auditioning sopranos and altos for our spring 2014 season. Come and sing rich and varied music for women's voices, including classical, contemporary and premiere works. Auditions are December 15 and dates in January TBD. Singers need strong sight reading skills and choral experience. Rehearsals are Monday evenings with occasional Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons – concerts are May 2 and 3, 2014. Melodia is a high level, friendly group. For more information and to hear Melodia sing, visit www.melodiawomenschoir.org. To schedule an audition, contact Jenny Clarke at womenschoir@mindspring.com.
St. Vincent Ferrer Chorale  20141121 (updated 11/21/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
The Saint Vincent Ferrer Chorale provides music for Masses and other liturgies at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, including the Sunday 12:00 noon Mass from October through June as well as for the many principal liturgies throughout the church year including Christmas and Holy Week. The choir, along with orchestra, also presents concerts throughout each season including major choral works such as Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Requiem and Mendelssohn's Elijah, to name a few. Choir rehearsals are held from mid-September through early June on Thursday evenings from 7 - 9 PM and occasionally one other evening each week.

New singers are welcome and should possess good singing skills such as some note-reading ability, good pitch, and a voice that blends well in a choral setting. Contact Dr. Mark Bani at (212) 744-2080, ext. 16, or markbani@gmail.com to sit in for a rehearsal and learn more about the choir.
Florilegium Chamber Choir  20141121 (updated 11/21/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Florilegium Chamber Choir, which draws its members from throughout the New York metropolitan area, announces auditions on December 8 starting at 6 PM. Auditions will consist of singing a solo excerpt of a prepared piece, vocalizing and sightreading. Rehearsals are Monday evenings and concerts will be Sunday, November 23, 2014, and March 8 and May 31, 2015 at 4 PM. Please contact Ariela Noy at info@florilegiumchamberchoir.org.
City Bar Chorus  20141117 (updated 11/17/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
High sopranos, tenors, baritones and basses! Do you watch "The Voice," "Pitch Perfect" or "The Sing-Off" and wish you had another chance to sing in a group -- such as a flexible, diverse and friendly (non-dancing) chorus featured on NY1 News as New Yorker of the Week? Would you enjoy singing sophisticated arrangements of great, fun music, ranging from The Fab Four to Pharrell, Gershwin to gospel, and West Side Story to Pippin and Wicked? (To hear us in action, click here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=osxulPh_7H4.)

The 80+ voice New York City Bar Chorus ("CBC") will conducting a limited number of auditions (brief, private and low-pressure) in December 2014 or early January 2015 for our winter cycle. We rehearse two or three Tuesday evenings per month, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, in midtown Manhattan to produce what our audiences describe as a professional-quality sound. We perform frequently as a goodwill ambassador of the New York City Bar, serving our community by bringing music to people in group residences and medical facilities. We also sing for luminaries of the bench and bar and are making connections with other legal and law enforcement choruses around the world. This past season, we hosted both the Chicago Bar Association Chorus and the Vizcaya Bar Association Chorus (of Spain), and look forward to more exchanges in the near future.

We also provide a forum for legal professionals to meet and sing together in a warm, fun and supportive environment offering many social and business networking opportunities. Prior choral or a cappella experience is preferred but not mandatory. Music-reading or sight-reading ability is helpful but not required if you have a "good ear." You also don't have to be a salesperson -- unlike other choruses, we don't require members to sell tickets, and annual dues are modest. Come help us celebrate our 22nd year of spreading musical joy.

If you practice or study law, or otherwise work in a law firm, in-house corporate or government law department, court, law school, legal non-profit, or any other legal setting, whether as a lawyer or non-lawyer, and would like to join us, please e-mail us as soon as possible at membership@citybarchorus.org. Visit us at www.citybarchorus.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/citybarchorus.
Urban Kantorei  20141116 (updated 11/16/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown Manhattan
Join us for a brief informational meeting for Urban Kantorei's 2015 concert season on Tuesday, December 9 at 7 PM at Quinn's Pub (First Floor), 356 West 44th Street, New York, NY.

Urban Kantorei is a mixed-voice choral ensemble of 36 voices whose membership ranges in age from 20 to 40. The ensemble is committed first and foremost to an uncompromisingly high artistic standard. Repertoire is mostly unaccompanied and the ensemble embraces a vast array of music from multiple periods and styles. Urban Kantorei is also committed to service-related and social activities for its members. The conductor is Dr. James M. Meaders. Visit www.UrbanKantorei.com for more information. Bring yourself and maybe a few dollars for a drink. We will be socializing and giving you more information about the group. To respond, contact Andrea Macy at macyandrea@gmail.com.
Ars Musica Chorale  20141114 (updated 11/14/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgewood, NJ
Ars Musica is having an open rehearsal on Tuesday, November 25, 7:30 PM-10:00 PM at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood: 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ. We will be rehearsing for the December 12 concert of Handel's Messiah, traditional carols, Three Nativity Carols by Stephen Paulus, and a newly commissioned work by our Ars Musica Composer-in-Residence, local composer Joshua Groffman.

Ars Musica is a concert choral group of approximately 55 voices. Interested singers in all voice parts are invited to attend. Regular rehearsals are held on Tuesday nights at The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood from September to June. Interested singers who cannot attend on November 25th are welcome to join us at any rehearsal or contact Ars Musica Music Director/Conductor, Dusty Francis at (551) 226-9305 or e-mail info@arsmusica.org to make audition arrangements.

Singers who aspire to join Ars Musica may sign up for an informal audition with Mr. Francis. A typical private audition includes a brief warm-up and some sight singing. From the audition, he is looking to determine the following: A candidate’s voice quality, level of vocal technique and musical skill.
Uncommon Chord  20141111 (updated 11/11/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Uncommon Chord, a 19-year established, mixed-voice ensemble of about a dozen singers whose members participate for the pleasure of singing outstanding close-harmony music together, is now holding auditions for bass and tenor.

Our repertoire consists of challenging arrangements of jazz and popular songs. Candidates should be willing and able to blend well and sing in the jazz/pop style, be comfortable singing and memorizing complex harmonies one on a part, and able to learn a part quickly through good sight-reading and/or preparation outside of rehearsals. We rehearse Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 on the Upper West Side, and self-produce two or three concerts each year in Manhattan. You can find out more about us on our web site at www.uncommonchord.org. Interested candidates should contact music director Scott Stein at scottypiano@gmail.com or call (917) 409-7639 to schedule an audition.
C4: The World's First Choral Composer/Conductor Collective  20141109 (updated 11/9/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown West
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective is holding auditions for singers, singer/conductors, singer/conductors/composers or any combination thereof on Thursday, November 20 from 7 to 10 PM, location TBA. The audition will consist of vocalizing for range and timbre, prepared pieces, which will be e-mailed ahead of time, rhythmic and melodic sight singing, and a mini-interview if time allows.

C4 is a semi-professional choir that is directed and operated collectively by its singing members, functioning not only as a presenting ensemble in its own right, but also as an ongoing workshop and recital chorus for the emerging composers and conductors who form the core of the group. It is the first organization of its kind and one of the few choral groups in the nation to focus exclusively on the music of our time, performing only music written in the last twenty-five years. The group's repertoire is challenging and requires members to have excellent musicianship skills and sight reading ability. Singers should have singing experience and a strong interest in contemporary choral music.

The group performs three cycles per season, and a small honorarium is paid to C4 members for each cycle. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7 PM to 10 PM with few exceptions. In addition to the weekly rehearsals, the group will also rehearse two Saturdays per each cycle. If you are interested in setting up an audition please send an e-mail to info@c4ensemble.org with a copy of your resume and a short statement describing why you are interested in performing in a contemporary choral collective. Visit www.c4ensemble.org/ for more information about the group and audio samples.
Central City Chorus  20141109 (updated 11/9/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Share the joy of choral singing with an energetic group of dedicated amateur music-makers! Central City Chorus, now in our 34th season, performs a repertoire consisting of old masters, new masters, contemporary works, commissioned pieces, and a cappella music. We enjoy lively rehearsals on Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:45 PM, September to June at St. Ignatius of Antioch, 552 West End Avenue at West 87th Street, on Manhattan's Upper West Side. We particularly seek tenors and basses, but welcome auditioners in all sections who can bring strong sight-singing skills, excellent musicianship, and an interest in varied repertoire. Since we audition soloists from within the Chorus in addition to hiring professionals, singers with strong solo performance backgrounds are especially encouraged to respond. Our Music Director, Phillip Cheah, is a versatile performer and conductor in the New York City choral music scene, and we are assisted by Brian Hamer, Assistant Conductor.

We will hold new member auditions for our Spring concert cycle on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 6 PM at St. Ignatius of Antioch, by appointment. To schedule an audition, please e-mail CentralCityChorus@gmail.com. For details about audition procedures and requirements, updates on our 34thrd season, and additional information about the Chorus, visit our website at CentralCityChorus.org.
No Strings A Cappella  20141101 (updated 11/1/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Sussex County, NJ
No Strings A Cappella, a small vocal ensemble based in Sussex County, is seeking one bass and one tenor to complete our ensemble.

No Strings is made up of a group of friends who come from diverse musical backgrounds but share a love of a cappella music in all its variety. We regularly perform memorized works of classical, jazz, and pop throughout Sussex County and the surrounding area where we aim to inspire and entertain our audience with our devotion to vocal excellence and irrepressible sense of fun. Rehearsals are Thursday nights from 7 to 9:30 and alternate between locations in Sparta and Ringwood.

Potential singers should have the ability to sight-read well, have stylistic versatility and great stage presence. Audition times are available Thursdays from 7 to 8 PM. For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact Artistic Director Pat Autilio at pat@nostringsacappella.com.
Big Apple Chorus  20141101 (updated 11/1/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
The Big Apple Chorus, a NYC a cappella group, is sponsoring a unique event for the upcoming holiday season. They are inviting all men who like to sing to be part of the now-forming Community Chorus. There will be limited rehearsals on Monday evenings at Norman Thomas High School (Park and 33rd) culminating in a performance on Saturday, December 6, 2014. A spokesman said, "We believe there are many men out there who like to sing Christmas Carols, Chanukah songs and non-secular holiday music but may not have had the chance to do so since high school or college glee clubs. Free music, learning CDs, and excellent professional coaching are provided to give all singers an exciting a cappella experience, and give them the opportunity to perform for their family, friends, co-workers and others in their community."

The Big Apple Chorus is an award-winning group that recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. The chorus has performed at many iconic NYC venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, The Statue of Liberty, and Madison Square Garden. For twelve years the Big Apple Chorus performed as the Living Christmas Tree at South Street Seaport. Interested men should call John at 516-610-5227, e-mail info@bigapplechorus.org or go to the website at www.bigapplechorus.org,
NJWOMENSONG  20141031 (updated 10/31/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Flemington, NJ
NJWOMENSONG, created by Hillary Colton and Rosemary Nagy, is holding auditions for their second season. This new choir is a nonprofit ensemble designed for women who share a passion for choral singing. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 3 and Monday, September 8 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM in the Hunterdon Central Regional High School Choir Room in the Music Building. The school address is 84 Route 31, Flemington, NJ 08822. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 PM. Please call 908-720-0267 or e-mail njwomensong@gmail.com to schedule an audition time. Concerts: Friday, December 5, 2014, Holiday Concert; Saturday, January 17, 2015, Newtown Chamber Orchestra's Soloists on Stage; Sunday, April 2015, Yom HaShoah 9 AM service, specific date TBA; Friday, June 19, 2015, Spring Concert.
Chelsea Song  20141030 (updated 10/30/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chelsea
We are looking for more singers (all voices) to join us. We welcome female tenors! Chelsea Song is a small (8-10 people) amateur a cappella singing group that meets twice a month in Chelsea, usually on a Sunday night from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. We each chip in $20 a session to pay our wonderful coach, Elliot Levine, baritone of The Western Wind. Intermediate sight-singing skills and/or experience in choral singing are required. In recent seasons, we have not performed, but that could change. We sing mainly for the joy of singing together. For more information, please contact Evelyn at 212-675-0057 or 212-217-5374 or Evelyn_Triantafillou@fitnyc.edu.
The Babylon Chorale  20141015 (updated 10/15/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Islip, NY
A part of the Long Island cultural scene since 1950, the Babylon Chorale is rapidly growing at nearly 100 voices; our chorus represents singers from all over Long Island. Under conductor Jared Berry, we are excited for this season when we will perform three diverse concerts in December, March and June. In addition, this past year we also sang at Carnegie Hall, a Long Island Ducks game, a Long Island Rough Rider game, St. Joseph's of Brentwood Convent and the Bay Shore Arts Festival. Our choral repertoire spans the musical spectrum: seasonal, classical, contemporary, Broadway, jazz, and popular. Weekly rehearsals are Monday evenings (September through early June).

We are excited to invite new members to join us. Auditions are open to singers 16 years of age and over, all voice parts (SATB). Our next auditions will be Monday, January 5, 2015 and Monday, January 12, 2015 at St. John the Baptist High School, 1170 Montauk Highway, West Islip (just west of Robert Moses Causeway). The parking lot entrance is on Beach Drive -- use South entrance near gym and auditorium. Rehearsal begins at 7:30 PM; auditions will be held around 8:45 PM. Bring a selection to sing of your choosing, any style of music. Auditions may include some vocalizing and sight-singing. Please arrive early to complete an auditions form. For further information, contact 516-795-1022 or 631-321-4460 or e-mail babylonchorale@aol.com. Feel free to view our website at www.babylonchorale.org.
Immanuel Lutheran Church Choir  20141006 (updated 10/6/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Did you love your college chamber choir, because they sang challenging a cappella music? Do you love composers like William Byrd, Lassus, Bach, Mendelssohn and can you manage pretty well with Latin, German, French and other languages? Do you have sufficient sightreading to, say, play piano a bit, or some other instrument? Are you a busy professional in your work life, with just one chunk of time to commit to a choir on a regular basis? Then, the Immanuel Choir is perfect for you.

We rehearse once a week, Upper East Side (right near the East 86th subway station) on Sunday mornings, from 9 to 10:40 AM. Coffee break, then we sing at the 11:00 AM service which lasts until 12:15 or 12:30. We do sing the service music, but we sit in a choir loft (not really visible to congregation) and it's completely your choice to actively worship, do the Times crossword puzzle, or just enjoy a calm meditative atmosphere during the service. Lutheran services are liturgical, so if you are Roman Catholic but cannot stand the usual RC music, with us you would sing many of the great RC music of the past. (As well as all the great Lutheran masters, like, Bach!). We have Lutheran, RC, Protestant, Jewish and decidedly non-religious members in our choir; we respect each person as an individual. Our congregation is surprisingly multi-cultural and and from a very mixed income strata. And we have lunch downstairs every Sunday after service. We feel more like a cozy suburban church than a glossy image-conscious NYC church.

Musically, besides being relatively traditional. i.e. classical music tradition and 4-part hymns, we are Rutter-free (meaning, with a few exceptions, not much of the easy-peasy contemporary stuff), and we often sing in more than 4 parts. We rehearse the music for a given Sunday for 3-4 weeks ahead of time. Altos often sing in the lowest part of their voice range in order to open up the great world of 15th century polyphony. We do a short "concert" of Christmas music before the Christmas Eve service, and in Holy Week on Good Friday we do a full concert of one of the great musical masterpieces for Holy Week, usually with professional instruments. We have 4 section leaders. We are NOT oversupplied with sopranos; we have pretty equal numbers of men and women in our choir and can use a few new people in any section. So please consider us for your choir home. My style as a choir director is easy-going; there is no chastising for missing a rehearsal, missing a note, or missing your brain on Sunday morning after a stressful week. We are all there to support each other and most of all we are there for the main purpose to sing great, not just good, but great music. Please come join us! Contact Gwendolyn Toth at artekgwent@aol.com for an appointment.
Liberty Oak Chorus  20141004 (updated 10/4/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Freehold, NJ
Women of all ages who enjoy singing are invited to Liberty Oak Chorus Thursday evenings, 7:00 PM in the Performing Arts Room at Applewood Estates, One Applewood Drive, Freehold, NJ. Liberty Oak Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an organization of nearly 25,000 women worldwide who sing four-part a cappella harmony, barbershop style. For more information visit www.libertyoakchorus.org or contact Johanna at 732-252-6171 or e-mail membership@libertyoakchorus.org.
New York Bulgarian Women's Choir  20140928 (updated 9/28/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown Manhattan
New York Bulgarian Women's Choir Yasna Voices is happy to announces auditions for its 2014-2015 season! The season will culminate in an exciting trip to Bulgaria, and participation in Bulgaria's premier folk music festival (held once every 5 years only): Koprivshtica Folklore Festival in early August 2015.

If you are interested in the singing traditions of the Balkans; being an integral part of a vocal ensemble; to grow your music, vocal and ensemble skills, knowledge of Bulgarian folk singing, language and culture, and discover where this experience might take you, please come meet us with a song for a sit-in session! The repertoire features village style, as well as arranged selections in the style of "Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares." Each season the ensemble has varied, and unique performance opportunities throughout the NYC area, and beyond. Collaborations will include visiting vocal masters, folk dance and theater professionals, among many others, and this season will build to the rare and thrilling, unique cultural experience of singing at Bulgarian living museum town of Koprivshtica, where people flock from around the world to come hear and see the most authentic singers in Bulgaria perform in a stunning medieval town tucked in the picturesque Balkan mountains.

Don't miss your chance for this rare and special journey. Auditions will be held on Thursdays, October 2, 9, 16 and 23 (please inquire about possible other dates) from 7 to 9 PM in connection with our regular rehearsals. (You are welcome to sit in!) Auditions are rather informal, more of a way to get to know more about each other. Rehearsals: Thursdays 7-9 PM, near Penn Station Please contact vlada_tomova@yahoo.com with questions, for more information and to RSVP. What to prepare: a song of your choice, preferably a Bulgarian folk song, if you know one, or of another ethnic tradition; a filled-out questionnaire regarding your interests and skills, as related to Bulgarian and other singing, other related experience, schedule, etc. (will be sent to you with your RSVP).
Russian Chamber Chorus of New York  20140927 (updated 9/27/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
The Russian Chamber Chorus of New York (RCCNY) is a preeminent vocal ensemble in its 30th season and is a highly admired ambassador of the Russian creative spirit. A Russian-American ensemble, RCCNY's wide repertoire includes sacred, secular and folk music. The chorus is renowned for its stylistic versatility, richness of sound, subtlety of expression, and heartfelt singing. The chorus performed with world-class conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Leon Botstein, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov and Peter Tiboris. The New York Times selected RCCNY's CD Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom by Tchaikovsky as #4 among the 10 best classical recordings of 2001, praising the chorus's "splendid, radiant, and sonorous" sound. Other reviewers have hailed RCCNY's "stylistic purity" and "exciting, spontaneous" performance. The New Yorker called the group "the superb Russian Chamber Chorus".

Under the visionary leadership of Nikolai Kachanov, RCCNY's founder and artistic director, the chorus's repertoire spans centuries and continents and offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore some of the world's best music in a warm and inspiring rehearsal atmosphere. Kachanov teaches singers advanced vocal skills for performing different genres: from early music and classical epics to works never heard before in America to discover the meaning of the music beyond the notes in the score.

The chorus celebrates its 30th anniversary with a Jubilee program in January with significant and best-loved choral works, featuring Bortnyansky's Glory to God in the Highest; selections from Rachmaninoff's Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom; Kancheli's Amao Omi, featuring a saxophone quartet; along with the choral cycle Benevolence, composed by its own artistic director, Nikolai Kachanov, among other pieces.

The spring program, titled "Currents of Jewish Classical Tradition: Russia, Israel and America," will trace Jewish liturgical, secular, and folk traditions as embodied in compositions from Russia, Israel and the United States. The composers include Modest Mussorgsky, Efrem Podgaits, Jorge Liderman, Ofer Ben-Amots and Zakhar Blyakher.

RCCNY comprises highly experienced Russian and non-Russian-speaking singers. KNOWLEDGE OF RUSSIAN IS NOT REQUIRED and transliterations are provided. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7-10 PM (Columbia University area), and on some Mondays. A love for rehearsing to attain the deepest comprehension and expression as well as good sight-reading skills are a must. A prepared piece is preferred but not required. Auditions are held by appointment. Please call 212-928-1402 or e-mail auditions@rccny.org.
Tapestry  20140923 (updated 9/23/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Tapestry, an 18-member adult volunteer choir in Manhattan is looking to add tenors and basses for its 2014-2015 season.

Founded in January 2014, Tapestry set out with a simple mission: to choose choral music of the highest quality, regardless of genre, and perform for a wide variety of people--especially for those who are not regularly exposed to choral music. In June 2014, Tapestry presented its first performances to wonderful reaction, with many audience members commenting on the quality of blend and artistic sensitivity of the group.

Prospective singers should have previous choral experience (many of the current members are former music majors or people who have experience singing in choirs/a cappella groups), and should be able to demonstrate an ability to blend, sight-read, and hold your own part. Every member of this small choir is a leader. Rehearsals will be held on the Upper East Side, on Wednesdays, from 7 to 9:30 PM, and are generally followed by drinks and merriment nearby. Tapestry members are close and tend to get together often outside of rehearsal.

Auditions will be held by appointment, and on a rolling basis until all slots are filled. If you wish to audition please e-mail TapestryNYC1@gmail.com and tell us a bit about yourself.
Broadway at 92Y Chorus  20140922 (updated 9/22/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Sing classic songs from American musical theater, and take part in our end-of-semester public performance in Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y on Sunday, February 15 at 1 PM. The chorus has limited openings for committed singers; experience is preferred, but not essential. New chorus members are required to audition on October 16.. Continued membership in the chorus is subject to review. To schedule an audition, please call 212-415-5580. 13 sessions: $285. First session: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7 PM-9 PM at the 92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street. Thirteen sessions with conductor Mary Feinsinger.
The University Glee Club of New York City  20140916 (updated 9/16/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
We are pleased to announce the University Glee Club Freshmen Recruitment Event on Tuesday, September 23. All male singers are welcome. The meet-and-greet will take place at Doug Quinn's new establishment, Hudson Malone, 218 East 53rd Street at 3rd Avenue on the 2nd floor from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. There will be a trio, performances and of course, a two-hour sponsored open bar.

We are recruiting for our Fall season which culminates in a January Alice Tully Hall concert and black-tie gala. We will be sponsoring the appearance of The Young Peoples Chorus of New York. Both choruses are conducted by Francisco Nunez, MacArthur Award winner. We start rehearsals the following week.

For additional information, visit our web site at www.ugcofnyc.org.
Grace Chorale of Brooklyn  20140916 (updated 9/16/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights
Grace Chorale of Brooklyn, formerly Grace & Spiritus Chorale of Brooklyn, is welcoming new singers for its 38th season in 2014-2015. All interested singers are invited to schedule an audition for Wednesday, September 17 and 24 at 6:30 PM. We especially need tenors and basses for our Cavelleria Rusticana concerts in November.

The ensemble, directed by Jason Asbury, is a community chorus based in Brooklyn Heights. The 75-member ensemble is committed to serving the wider Brooklyn community by presenting various traditions of choral music. Concerts include well known and little-known masterpieces of choral literature from Early Music to Contemporary composers. The Chorale rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 in Brooklyn Heights. Visit our website at www.gracechorale.org, e-mail auditions@gracechorale.org or call 917-450-8172.
Village Chorus for Children and Youth  20140908 (updated 9/8/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Village
The Village Chorus for Children and Youth is a community chorus for children ages 7 to 14. From Bach to Rock, American Song Book, Freedom Songs, World Music, Classical, Broadway and Spirituals, this choir has a wonderfully broad repertoire. The chorus is starting its third year and is looking for children and youth that have a passion for singing, love to be in community and are excited about the possibility of expanding their musical horizons. Chorus members will have the opportunity to develop their vocal abilities, learn to read music, sing in harmony as well as participate in workshops on movement, stage deportment and some one-on-one vocal coachings. Rehearsals run September through June and are currently held at 122 2nd Avenue, 1st floor on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 2 PM. If you are interested in having your young person participate, please contact John Del Cueto, Director, at j.delcueto@middleproject.org to discuss joining. It's also...GREAT FUN!
The Brooklyn Community Chorus  20140908 (updated 9/8/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Park Slope, Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Community Chorus is seeking tenors and basses for the Fall 2014 term. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 7:30 to 9:30 starting on September 10 at the Old First Reformed Church, 7th Avenue and Carroll Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please contact Steven Coburn, 718-686-6711 or Steve@brooklyncommunitychorus.org, for information.

We are an independent community chorus in Park Slope, Brooklyn, open to anyone who loves to sing a variety of music,both sacred and secular, classical and popular, historic and contemporary. Ages 14 and older, no auditions needed, however all members are expected to pay semester dues. This season our repertoire includes works by Beethoven, Whitacre, Rutter and more! For more information, please visit www.brooklyncommunitychorus.org. Directed by Steven Coburn and Jim DiBenedetto.
Lance Hayward Singers  20140908 (updated 9/8/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday afternoon or Monday night *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
The Lance Hayward Singers, a 16-person, high-level group enjoying more than 25 seasons thus far, is seeking some new members. We seek singers with a good feeling for jazz, a joy in singing, a good team attitude, and a commitment to rehearse once/week for two concerts per year. Previous vocal group singing is important. We are holding auditions for a high soprano, one tenor, one baritone and one bass. We sing original arrangements of jazz, standards, spirituals, and a bit of Broadway. Some amount of reading skill is a plus. Although we sing mostly accompanied by rhythm section, we also do some a cappella material. We will begin auditions on September 7 and have other rehearsal dates after that. We rehearse once/week, alternating Sunday afternoons, 4:00 to 6:00 PM, with Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Rehearsals as well as auditions are on the Upper West Side, NYC. For more information, or to schedule an audition, call 212-255-0553 or e-mail towncrier@att.net.
The Brearley Singers  20140905 (updated 9/5/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
The Brearley Singers invites new members in all voice parts for our 21st season (2014-15). We are a non-auditioned choir affiliated with the Brearley School on 83rd Street, just off East End Avenue. The Brearley Singers are conducted by music director Keith Burton.

About half of our choir come from the greater Brearley family and the other half are singers from around the city. We are a welcoming group, with a designated social time halfway through each rehearsal. We sing a wide variety of music from choral canon classics (Brahms, Dvořák. Mozart, Palestrina) to contemporary classics (Britten Barber, Higdon, Ives) and world music. Rehearsals are on Monday nights from 6:45 to 9:00 at the Brearley School.

We present two concerts per season. The Holiday concert explores a range of music, generally focused on smaller works, though we have typically had one centerpiece of 15-20 minutes (i.e. Britten's Ceremony of Carols and Ramirez's Misa Criolla). This year's Holiday Concert will take place in mid-December with a performance of Bach's Cantata BWV 191, Pärt's Magnificat and Finzi’s Magnificat, along with shorter works by Whitacre, Duruflé and Debussy. For the Spring concert we perform larger works for chorus and orchestra, along with the Brearley Chamber Orchestra.

Our 20th Anniversary Concert was held in Alice Tully Hall in May of this year. Accompanied by a full orchestra and with the Brearley Upper School Chorus, we performed Antonín Dvořák's Stabat Mater.

If you are interested in joining The Brearley Singers, you need to love singing. We all work hard at our art and like to have fun. We are a non-audition chorus but experienced singers will receive a warm welcome too (and won't be alone)! Each rehearsal includes vocal training. Audio tracks for home use are provided as rehearsal aids. Please contact our membership director, John Losk, at br-sing-mem@earthlink.net for more information.
Highland Park Community Chorus  20140904 (updated 9/4/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Highland Park, NJ
The Highland Park Community Chorus (HPCC), under the direction of Benjamin T. Berman, seeks singers of all voice parts in preparation for our December 13 concert. We are an adult secular SATB chorus in our 29h season that sings all types of music with an emphasis on classical. Rehearsals begin on September 8 and are held on Mondays, 7:30-9:30 PM at the Reformed Church of Highland Park, South 2nd Avenue, Highland Park, NJ. Auditions for new members will be held on Mondays in September at 7:00 PM. For additional info, e-mail HPCChor@aol.com or call 732-828-9016.
St. John's Choristers  20140903 (updated 9/3/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Village
St. John's Choristers is a community-based music program which is offered free to children in second grade and above as part of our outreach program. The program provides training in music fundamentals, voice and choral singing. Once a month the choir performs in our church. Repertoire learned includes music by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi and contemporary composers. In addition to there being no fee, Choristers are given a small stipend each month to encourage regular attendance. This program offers in-depth music training and is not a religious program. Most of the children are not church members. The groups meets on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30. For information, contact director Gordon King at Gordon@stjvny.org or 973-851-6385.
Croton Chorale  20140901 (updated 9/1/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Croton-on-Hudson
Enthusiastic amateur singers are invited to join the Croton Chorale at any September rehearsal (Sunday evenings, September 7, 14, 21 or 28) at 7:00 PM. There is no audition; the ability to read (or otherwise learn) music is presumed, but what we seek are singers who genuinely delight in joining with others to make magnificent music. The 2014 Fall/Winter season will offer two concerts. The first, on November 8, will consist of "Masterpieces of Sacred Song by Unsung Masters" -- musical gems by relatively obscure composers (such as Rheinberger) and by celebrated composers (such as Tchaikovsky) not particularly known for their choral works. The second concert will be our 15th annual offering of the Christmas Part of Handel's Messiah, performed with orchestra on December 13. Rehearsals (at 7:00 P.M.) and concerts are all held at Asbury United Methodist Church, 15 Old Post Road South, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520. For further information, please get in touch with Bob Collins at (914) 271-9598, or e-mail him at bcollins@bestweb.net or at (914) 271-9598.
Huntington Choral Society  20140901 (updated 9/1/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Huntington, NY
Do you love to sing? Come and audition for the Huntington Choral Society. We accept singers of all voices, but are in special need of tenors. (Was there ever a chorus that wasn't?) Two open rehearsals are being held on September 8 and 15 at 8 PM in the Huntington High School music room, Oakwood and McKay Roads, Huntington, NY. Please join us.

If you are interested in joining, some ability to sight read music is required. Acceptance into membership is by audition. You can call the HCS at 631-421-SING (7464) or e-mail HCS@huntingtonchoralsociety.org. You will be contacted soon to arrange an audition. Visit www.huntingtonchoralsociety.org/join.php.
Connecticut Choral Society  20140831 (updated 8/31/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: South Britain, CT
Experienced singers are invited to attend any September rehearsal (September 8, 15, 22, 29) at 7:25 PM prior to auditioning. The audition consists of singing a brief portion of a song, answering some questions about your general music background and experience, and being assessed on vocal range to ensure proper voice part placement. No prior preparation is required.The 2014-2015 season consists of two Candlelight & Carols concerts and two spring concerts (with the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra) featuring Verdi's Requiem, Rehearsals are at South Britain Congregational Church, 693 South Britain Road, Southbury, CT 06488. For information, call 888-927-2933 or visit www.ctchoralsociety.org.
VOICES Chorale  20140831 (updated 8/31/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hopewell, NJ
VOICES is seeking additional talented singers with good reading skills for next concert season! Altos and basses are especially needed, but singers in all voice parts are encouraged to audition. A few openings in Sotto Voce, the chamber chorus, are also available.

The chorale, under the direction of Dr. Lyn Ransom, attracts serious amateur musicians from both New Jersey and Pennsylvania and performs an unusually varied repertoire, including choral masterworks and premieres by American composers. The music ranges from Renaissance to contemporary -- from spirituals and show music to the sacred and classic. Besides concert performances, singers also have the opportunity to share their talents with underserved audiences at assisted living homes, and to support the Young Composers Project for children ages 5 to 12. Elisabeth Bonasera, an alto singer who has been with the chorale for more than 20 years, says: "I really enjoy the challenge of learning and performing such a varied repertoire. Besides making many friends over the years, singing with VOICES and sharing this outstanding music with our audiences at a concert or at a retirement home has given me a lot of joy!"

Three major concerts are planned for VOICES 2014-15 concert season: "Christmastide," December 20-21, with selections from Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, various carol arrangements, and three choruses from Handel's Messiah; an Irish-themed concert on March 14-15, with an Irish tenor and fiddler joining the chorale; and Mozart's sublime Requiem in May. Auditions are scheduled by appointment on September 13 and September 15 at Music Together, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road (Route 654), Hopewell, NJ. Other times are available by appointment. Interested singers should contact the audition coordinator, Sandy Duffy, at 609-799-2211, or write to auditions@VOICESChorale.org. All auditions are informal and conducted in a positive and friendly atmosphere. Rehearsals for the new concert season start again on Monday, September 15, 2014, at Music Together, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Rd, Hopewell, NJ 08525.
Young Voyces  20140831 (updated 8/31/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Eltingville (Staten Island)
Young Voyces is a treble choir for hard-working and dedicated girls and boys (with unchanged voices), 4th grade through 12th grade. Repertory is sacred and secular classical, a cappella and accompanied. Young Voyces has the opportunity to perform many different genres, such as opera children's choruses, oratorio, and seasonal Lessons and Carols. Often singing in conjunction with their adult affiliate, Voyces, YV performs on Staten Island and Manhattan and seasons end with participation in a concert of Baroque music with Baroque orchestra. Ideal choristers are kids with good ears who love music. No previous singing experience necessary. Auditions are made by arrangement with the director. Contact Beth Johanning at info@voycessi.org.
Bel Canto Chorale  20140831 (updated 8/31/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Wantagh, NY
Bel Canto Chorale of Nassau County welcomes prospective new members for its Fall 2014 semester. (Lower voices especially encouraged.) We will be rehearsing for our Fall Concert Saturday, December 13, 2014, consisting of Robert Shaw's Many Moods of Christmas Suite 1 and 4 and Joseph Haydn's Mass for Maria in C Major. The first rehearsal will be Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 7 PM.

We rehearse Sunday from 7 to 9 PM at the Congregational Church, at 1845 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY. We have two semesters a year from September to December and January to May. We perform classical choral music from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century in December and May. All soloists are selected from the membership. For questions, e-mail belcantochorale@gmail.com.
The Canby Singers  20140830 (updated 8/30/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Union Square East
Auditions for The Canby Singers, Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 7:15 PM. All voices are welcome, tenors and basses especially. Singers should have experience in ensemble singing and strong reading skills. Our fall semester features Italian and English madrigals, French chansons and German lieder by Farmer, Wilbye, Pallavicino, Montovano, Lassus, Gombert, Hassler, Senfl and more.

Rehearsals and auditions held on Tuesday nights beginning September 2, 7:15-9:45 PM, in the chapel of Seafarers & International House, 123 East 15th Street, NYC (15th Street and Irving Place). For more info about our (painless and brief) audition process, please go to www.facebook.com/thecanbysingers and click on "message" at the top of the page, or visit our webste at www.canbysingers.org.
New York Choral Society  20140830 (updated 8/30/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Join a unique and diverse community of people who have come together to share their passion for music. Join the New York Choral Society!

The 150-voice New York Choral Society, led by music director David Hayes, has been widely recognized for its outstanding performances at prestigious venues around the world for over 50 years. Auditions for the 2014-2015 season will be held on August 25, 26 and 28 and September 2, 3 and 4, 2014. We are looking for experienced choral singers in all voice parts, with good reading ability, musical skills and the desire to be moved, inspired and challenged.

The 2014-2015 concert season includes an appearance at the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala in Avery Fisher Hall, an appearance with superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli in Madison Square Garden and a series of Christmas concerts performed in several boroughs throughout the City including Manhattan and Staten Island. We will return to Carnegie Hall on Sunday, January 25, 2015 for a matinee performance of Mendelssohn's oratorio Saint Paul, and on April 8, 2015 for a performance of John Adams's On the Transmigration of Souls and Hindemith's When Lilacs Last in The Dooryard Bloom'd. In addition the New York Choral Society will join the New York Youth Symphony for two performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on Sunday, May 3 at the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights and in Carnegie Hall on Sunday, May 24, 2015.

In addition there is a Chamber Chorus for those who wish a more intimate choral experience. Auditions for the Chamber Chorus will be held at a later date. If you are interested in joining this unique family of singers for an exceptional musical journey you can find more information about scheduling an audition and membership by calling 212-247-3878 or e-mail info@nychoral.org.
Renaissance Street Singers  20140830 (updated 8/30/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chelsea
New members are always welcome; auditions are any Thursday, 6:30 PM. If you read pretty well and love to sing sacred Renaissance polyphony, this is the group for you. Our repertoire of 20 to 25 pieces changes gradually, but we keep the pieces we like best. On Sunday afternoons about 26 times a year we perform in public for whoever stops to listen. Click on our name above to visit our website
Taghkanic Chorale  20140830 (updated 8/30/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Yorktown Heights
The Taghkanic Chorale invites men and women of all ages to kick off the 2014-2015 concert season by singing Handel's Messiah. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 2 at 7:30 PM for concert performances on December 6 and 7, 2014. Rehearsals are open during the month of September with no obligation to join. The second program of the season will feature Brahms, Bach, Pärt and Grieg, with concert performances on April 25 and 26, 2015.

Singers will gain a unique understanding of choral classics from music director Steven Fox, a master of early music, choral singing, and Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. Rehearsals are fun and educational with a focus on disciplined musicianship and collegiality. Singers who already belong to a choir and are looking to expand their horizons are invited to consider adding a new dimension to their singing by also joining the Taghkanic Chorale.

The Chorale rehearses Tuesday nights from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM at the Yorktown Church of the Nazarene, 1243 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights, conveniently located near the Route 202 Exit off the Taconic Parkway. The Taghkanic Chorale is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization. It serves enthusiastic singers and concertgoers from Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange and the mid-Hudson Valley who appreciate the friendliness of the group, the high caliber of its musical direction and the professionalism of the Chorale’s performances. Information may be found at www.taghkanicchorale.org or by calling 914-737-6707.
The Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus  20140827 (updated 8/27/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan Beach (Brooklyn)
The Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus, Mark Mangini, conductor, is seeking choral singers. The Chorus offers a mixed repertoire of theater, folk and classical music and performs two annual concerts on the Kingsborough Community College campus in Brooklyn, (December and May), as well as additional outreach concerts, at various locations in the community. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM on the Kingsborough College Campus, T-8 building, 2nd floor, room 8207. The first rehearsal for our December 14, 2014 Holiday Concert will be on Thursday, September 11, 2014. An ability to read music or sightread is helpful but not mandatory. Parking is free on campus for chorus members. For information about joining the chorus please call Steve Friedman at (718) 338-9132.
Chameleonic  20140826 (updated 8/26/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Chameleonic, a Manhattan-based avocational chorus in NYC, is hearing auditions for high soprano 1s, tenors and basses. (All voice parts are welcome but the ones listed are most needed.) Chameleonic is led by Vince Peterson in collaboration with members of the established professional chamber group, Choral Chameleon.

Rehearsals begin September 8 and are held on a weekly basis each week on Monday evenings. Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 7 from 2 to 5 PM.To schedule an audition please e-mail us at chamleonauditions@gmail.com with your full name, contact number and voice type. Singers will pay dues of $75 per concert and a nominal music fee. A limited number of scholarships are available.

To audition for Chameleonic, please prepare one piece that you feel best demonstrates your range and your vocal ability, and come prepared to do some simple sight-reading and to talk with us briefly about your musical interests. We will provide an accompanist, but you may bring your own if you would prefer. Please bring an unstapled, single sided copy of your music for the pianist in the correct key.
The Astoria Choir  20140826 (updated 8/26/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Astoria
Auditions for the Astoria Choir's 2014-15 Season will be held on the evenings of September 2-3, from 7 to 9 PM in Astoria. The Astoria Choir works in collaboration with the Astoria Music Society to provide world class choral music experiences to singers and audiences in the community of Astoria, Queens, in New York City.

The choir was established in 2010 to perform major choral works with the Astoria Symphony. Past seasons have included works by Beethoven, Bernstein, Brahms, Britten, Handel, Haydn, Lauridsen, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Persichetti, Poulenc, Saint-Saens, Vivaldi and Whitacre, as well as world premiers by living composers. Singers with varying levels of experience, and from all walks of life, are welcomed to audition for this community-based choir.

Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Astoria. More Information can be found at www.astoriachoir.org. For an audition appointment, please send an e-mail to info@astoriachoir.org.
Zamir Chorale  20140826 (updated 8/26/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Zamir Chorale auditions: 2014-15 season begins September 8. The Zamir Chorale rehearses on Monday evenings from 8 to 10 PM on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Experienced choral singers with strong musical skills can schedule an audition by contacting ZamirChorale@ZamirChoralFoundation.org or by calling 212-870-3335.

The Zamir Chorale has been setting the standard for Jewish choral singing in North America since 1960. Zamir's programs have included works by Renaissance master Salamone Rossi, synagogue classics of the 19th century, art and folk music of Israel, and the premieres of new works by contemporary composers. Conducted by Matthew Lazar since 1972, the Chorale has sung in major concert halls and communities in the US and in Montreal, London and across Israel.
Ten and Change  20140826 (updated 8/26/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown Manhattan
Ten and Change is auditioning for new members! Ten and Change is NYC's oldest all-male a cappella group. We sing a mix of classic tunes and contemporary hits and perform throughout the city and beyond. Some recent shows include The Duplex Cabaret and Piano Bar, Tammany Hall, Central Park, and a victory at a Battle of the Bands at Rockwood Music Hall.

We rehearse once a week on Tuesdays, and attendance is required every week. Auditions will begin on October 7, and tenors, baritones and basses are all welcome. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to 10andchange@gmail.com with your voice part, contact info, singing history, and if possible an audio or video clip of you singing. If you would like to see us live before the audition, please come to Tammany Hall on September 12 at 7 PM for our upcoming show. Looking forward to hearing from you!
The Greenwich Village Chamber Singers  20140826 (updated 8/26/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Greenwich Village
The Greenwich Village Chamber Singers is a chorus where every voice counts. Through the originality and diversity of its programming and the beauty of its sound, the Greenwich Village Chamber Singers strives to be one of the most highly regarded amateur choruses in New York City.

We are currently looking for all voice parts, but only solo-quality voiced altos. Auditions will be held on the evenings of September 3 and September 9 at St. John's. To arrange an audition, send a message to info@gvcsingers.org or call 646-543-9605.

The Greenwich Village Chamber Singers' 2014-2015 season will include performances of Bach's motet Jesu Meine Freude, Tompkins's When David Heard, Haydn's Creation, works by Palestrina and much more.
The College of Saint Rose Women's Chorale  20140825 (updated 8/25/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Albany, NY
The College of Saint Rose Women's Chorale seeks committed singers for its upcoming 2014-2015 season. This Albany-based ensemble has a rich diversity of singers from all ages and backgrounds. We invite students that are both music majors and non-music majors, alumni and community members to join us! Our repertoire seeks to include women composers and women's issues. We raise money and dedicate every performance to those affected by breast cancer.

The fall concert will be in combination with a children's choir and repertoire will include children's favorite and some great multicultural pieces. We also do a Christmas Cabaret that raises money for performances tours and a portion is given to Camp Bravehearts -- an oncology camp for women with breast cancer. The spring concert will feature Diane Benjamin's Where I Live -- A Breast Cancer Oratorio. We will also be performing at Disney in March and do a Jazz Cabaret.

The group has just returned from Germany but has also toured to Costa Rica and Puerto Rico where we not only performed but worked with children's hospitals, cancer patients, etc. These trips have been a wonderful addition to our schedule.

Our repertoire is incredibly diverse and reaches to all genres and styles. We invite you to join us! Contact Dr. Joseph Eppink at eppinkj@strose.edu or 518-301-3345.
The Shrewsbury Chorale  20140825 (updated 8/25/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lincroft, NJ
The Shrewsbury Chorale, conducted by Anthony LaGruth, is a mixed chorus of about 50 members serving Monmouth County. We perform a varied repertoire in an annual series of subscription concerts in addition to performances for various community organizations.

On the evenings of September 9 and 16, starting at 7:45 PM, the Shrewsbury Chorale will be conducting open rehearsals. We invite all interested local singers to join us as we begin rehearsing Pablo Casals's El Pessebre (The Manger) in preparation for our December concert. The Chorale regularly rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:45 to 10:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, 1475 West Front Street, Lincroft, NJ. The open rehearsals will take place in this same venue. We would be delighted to accept new members. To schedule an audition, please call Joy More at 732-216-3907. For more information, call 732-513-8413 or visit www.shrewsburychorale.org.
Twin County Chorus  20140825 (updated 8/25/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Levittown, NY
We are a Long Island women's chorus--a chapter of Sweet Adelines International--that embraces the uniquely American musical art form of Barbershop Harmony. Our music is sung in four parts, and is performed a cappella. We share a common love of music and performance, and revel in achieving a beautiful and exciting sound. Under the direction of Connie Kash and Christine Krowles, we sing a variety of genres, from patriotic anthems and popular ballads, to holiday songs and exciting up-tunes. We currently rehearse in Levittown, NY on Thursday nights, from 7:15 until around 10 PM.

Women of all ages who enjoy singing are invited to attend our Open House on Thursdays in September. Come sit in on a rehearsal and learn about membership. The chorus rehearses at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Levittown, NY. For more information, call Bobbi at 516-983-2128, e-mail diva@twincountychorus.com, or visit our website at www.twincountychorus.com.
East End Women's Choir  20140825 (updated 8/25/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Moriches, NY
East End Women's Choir is a 45-50 voice choir in the Moriches area of Long Island dedicated to the performance of quality literature written for women. We primarily perform music written by contemporary composers such as Gjeilo, Stroope, Chilcott, Szymko and more. The group does two performances in January, two performances in May and a Cabaret Night in March. Singers should have the ability to read music, sing in another language and the ability to blend. Auditions will take place on September 11, by appointment beginning at 7 PM. All auditions and rehearsals are held at the Presbyterian Church of the Moriches, 263 Main Street, Center Moriches, NY 11934. For more information and to schedule an appointment please visit www.eastendwomenschoir.com or call Kamilla Ozman at 631-874-8921.
Connecticut Chamber Choir  20140825 (updated 8/25/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Trumbull, CT
CCC will audition experienced choral singers with good sight-reading skills by appointment only on Tuesday evening, September 2, to fill limited openings in alto, tenor and bass sections. Rehearsals begin September 9, Tuesday evenings, 7:30 PM, in Trumbull, CT. Performances: January 11, 2015, 4 PM, "Music for a Royal Celebration": Haydn Lord Nelson Mass and Handel Coronation Anthems with orchestra. Guest artists: Louise Fauteaux, soprano; Sarah Kraus, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Cimino, tenor; Edward Pleasant, baritone; Alan Murchie, organ. May 3, 2015, 4 PM, "Psalms, Songs and Spirituals," featuring Vaughn Williams's Five Mystical Songs and works by Tallis, Holst, Britten, Walton, Bairstow, Manz, Thompson, Hogan, Alice Parker, Kenneth Jennings, Hubert Bird, Rosephanye Powell, Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory. Guest artist: Christopher Judd, baritone; featuring CCC's newly appointed collaborative keyboardist, Galen Tate.

For further information and to reserve an audition appointment, please e-mail info@connecticutchamberchoir.com or phone 203-526-8835. Connecticut Chamber Choir, now in its thirty-seventh season, is an auditioned ensemble of professional and dedicated avocational musicians from throughout the state of Connecticut and Westchester County, NY. Please visit www.ctchamberchoir.org. For further information and to schedule an audition, please e-mail . or phone 203-459-1496. Connecticut Chamber Choir, now in its thirty-sixth season, is an auditioned ensemble of professional and dedicated avocational musicians from throughout the state of Connecticut.
Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus  20140825 (updated 8/25/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
You are invited to audition in New York City for the acclaimed Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus with Binyumen Schaechter, conductor. Auditions for the 2014-2015 season will be held on the evenings of Tuesday, September 2, Wednesday, September 3 and Thursday, September 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at The Workmen's Circle / Arbeter-ring, 247 West 37th Street, 5th floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues), New York City. Auditions by appointment only. E-mail information@thejppc.org. If unavailable at the times listed above, please contact us to schedule another time.

The JPPC is an intergenerational 4-part Chorus (SATB). They perform only in Yiddish. Knowledge of Yiddish is *not* required to sing in the Chorus. Most of the singers don't know Yiddish. Lyrics are written in English transliteration. Word-for-word translations are provided. MP3s of vocal parts with lyrics are provided. By concert time, all singers sound fluent. Ability to read musical notes or sight-sing is beneficial. Rehearsals are Monday evenings September through late May except Jewish and some national holidays. First rehearsal this year: Monday evening, September 8.
Schola Cantorum on Hudson  20140823 (updated 8/23/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Village
Choral Artistry for the 21st Century!
  • Largely new music with focus on compelling presentation.
  • Experienced singers with strong reading skills. Solo technique honored and supported; soloists from within membership. Multiple ensembles. Occasional professional opportunities beyond self-produced season.
  • 20th Season (2014-15) to include East Coast premiere of major oratorio: Pietà by John Muehleisen
  • Rehearsal locations to accommodate our broad geographical membership radius: all easily PATH accessible; variously in Jersey City and West Village venues. Free parking at Jersey City venue.
  • Performance venues -- always both NYC and NJ:
    • NYC: St. Malachy’s, The Actor’s Chapel, 49th Street between 8th and Broadway
    • Montclair, NJ: Church of the Immaculate Conception, 30 North Fullerton Avenue
  • See what Schola singers say.

  • Auditions only for the remaining positions: 2 deep altos, 1 tenor, 2 basses. Appointments available in both NYC and Montclair, NJ.
  • Call (888-407-6002 x3), e-mail or request an audition electronically.
  • Info and FAQ, and audition scheduling
Dr. Deborah Simpkin King, Artistic Director and Founder
Home of PROJECT : ENCORE™
Mendelssohn Glee Club  20140821 (updated 8/21/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
The Mendelssohn Glee Club of NYC, the oldest men's chorus in the United States, rehearses from 7 to 9:15 PM on Monday evenings on the Upper West Side. First rehearsal / audition date is Monday, September 8. Rehearsals are held at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 86th Street between Broadway and West End Avenue. Candidates should either have had some choral experience in a church or school choir, musical theater or have a basic grasp of musical notation and can reproduce a given pitch accurately. For more info, contact conductor Gene Wisoff at (212) 362-8550 or visit www.mgcnyc.org.
The Chorale of the Church of St. Patrick, Huntington  20140821 (updated 8/21/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Huntington, NY
The Chorale of the Church of St. Patrick, Huntington, is currently accepting new members of all voice parts for the 2014-2015 season. Directed by composer Matthew Koraus (MM, FAGO), this semi-professional chorale sings the 11:30 AM Mass each Sunday, as well as the major feasts and solemnities of the church year (September through June), offering the finest treasures of sacred music, from ancient chant and polyphony to newly commissioned works. The Chorale will also collaborate with a professional orchestra to present a Masterwork Concert on Sunday, May 31, featuring Mozart's Coronation Mass.

Rehearsals take place every Thursday from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM in the church. Prospective members are encouraged to attend any one of our upcoming "Open Rehearsals" on 9/4, 9/18, 9/25 or 10/2. Please contact Matthew Koraus for more information at musicdirector@stpathunt.org or (631) 385-3311 x365. Visit stpatrickhuntingtonmusic.weebly.com for more information and audio samples of the Chorale.
Kol Rinah  20140821 (updated 8/21/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Pleasantville, NY
Kol Rinah, the Jewish Chorale of Westchester, invites all interested singers, especially tenors and basses, to our Open House on September 3, 2014 at 7:15 PM at Rosenthal J.C.C., 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville, NY. All new singers will be auditioned by our Music Director, Ben Gruder. For information, e-mail kolrinahchorale@gmail.com or call (914) 243-9059.
Cantigas Women's Choir  20140820 (updated 8/20/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hoboken, NJ
Cantigas Women’s Choir seeks skilled and committed singers for its upcoming 2014-2015 season. The Hoboken-based women's chorus brings a diverse community together -- from all ages and all backgrounds -- to explore the rich tradition of women singing and perform a broad spectrum of global music, both classic and contemporary. This year, the repertoire will focus on the Americas, including African-American spirituals and gospel songs, traditional American songs arranged by Aaron Copland, Mexican folk songs such as Las Mañanitas and La Chiapaneca, Missa Brevis by Canada's Imant Raminish, and well loved classical repertoire by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.

The winter concert will also feature music from young composers on the theme of peace, including Damascus Breeze by Syrian composer Wassim Ibrahim, Fear No More the Heat O the Sun by American Lillian Redl, Jerusalem Luminosa by American Abbie Betinis, Gloria by Argentine Leonardo San Juan, Trěs Cantos Nativos dos Indios Kraó by Brazilian Marcos Leite.

Cantigas is seeking women of all vocal ranges, with a particular need for soprano 1s, who can confidently sing a high A. The group rehearses on Thursday nights from 7 to 9 PM at the Mustard Seed School at 422 Willow Avenue in Hoboken. Interested singers should contact Artistic Director Joan Litman by e-mail at joanlitman@gmail.com to visit one of the open rehearsals on September 18, September 25 or October 2. Sight reading skills are strongly desirable, but not required. Ability to sing in tune and blend in classical style is essential.
Mineola Choral Society  20140820 (updated 8/20/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Mineola, NY
Now in our 67th year, the Mineola Choral Society, directed by Thomas W. Jones, is looking for choral singers to join us for our 2014-2015 concert season. We have openings in all sections for adult singers who have good music skills and who are eager to participate in our tradition of choral music excellence.

This season presents a wonderful opportunity for singing some of the finest music in the choral repertoire. At our Winter Concert on January 25, 2015, the chorus and orchestra will perform the final movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, and his Mass in C Major, Op 82. The Ninth Symphony, which includes the setting of Friedrich Schiller's poem An die Freude (Ode to Joy), is widely viewed as his greatest composition. The introduction of the human voice into the instrumental domain of the symphony created some of the most memorable and influential music from Beethoven's remarkable career. Modeled on the late Masses of Haydn, the Mass in C Major has the direct, heartfelt quality found in the great music from Beethoven's middle period.

Our Spring Concert on May 17, 2015 will include John Rutter's Mass of the Children, which the chorus will perform with a local treble choir and chamber ensemble, and Igor Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms. Rutter’s Mass of the Children skillfully combines the traditional Latin Mass (minus the Credo) with the morning and evening English texts of Bishop Thomas Ken (1637-1711) as well as other poems. These are beautifully interwoven by Rutter in his classic style of engaging melody and catchy rhythm. Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms is widely recognized as one of his most successful and enduring compositions. The strong rhythms and distinct harmonies characteristic of Stravinsky are coupled in this piece with a lyrical quality and a meditative, reverent mood.

Chorus auditions will be held in September by appointment in the chorus room of Mineola High School, 10 Armstrong Road, Garden City Park, NY 11040. Please call 516-294-1175 to schedule an audition appointment or for additional information. Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 8, 2014.
Glen Ridge Congregational Church Chancel Choir  20140819 (updated 8/19/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Glen Ridge, NJ
Come join an outstanding 25-voice choir, which provides a diverse style of weekly musical offerings. Repertoire includes music of all periods, Renaissance through Contemporary, both accompanied and a cappella. Rehearsals are held on Thursday nights from 8 to 10 PM. Sunday morning service at 10 AM, with a 9 AM warm-up.

In addition to presenting two choral offerings each Sunday, this season the choir will be presenting Howard Goodall's Requiem Eternal Light on November 2, with instrumentalists. They will take part in the annual Christmas Concert, "Welcome Christmas!" on December 14 at 3 PM, and will present a Spring Concert on April 19, 2015 at 3 PM, featuring Gian Carlo Menotti's Missa "O Pulchritudo". We welcome new members of all voice parts. Previous choral experience and an ability to read music are desirable. Contact director Thomas Mustachio at tom.mustachio@glenridgecong.org.
Summit Chorale  20140819 (updated 8/19/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Summit, NJ
Summit Chorale, one of New Jersey’s oldest continuously running community choirs, will hold auditions for its 2014-2015 season September 2 and September 9, 2014. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Dr. Thomas Juneau, the choir embarks on its 106th season with repertoire ranging from the masterworks of choral literature to exciting new music from contemporary composers.

Singers are invited to come and sit in on either of these, or any, rehearsal, to learn more about us. Rehearsals begin promptly at 7:30 PM, and are held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 587 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ. If you would like to attend, send an e-mail to membership@summitchorale.org for additional details.

The chorale's most recent season included performances of Rutter's Gloria, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Duruflé's Requiem, and works by Brahms, Britten, Juneau, Patriquin and Whitacre. The upcoming season will be highlighted with performances of Schaffe in mir Gott by Johannes Brahms, Herbert Howells's tranquil Requiem, and a celebration of the 330th birthdays of Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frederic Handel featuring Handel's Dixit Dominus with orchestra.

Summit Chorale is a volunteer chorus. Membership includes recent college graduates, well-qualified amateurs and active professional soloists, ranging in age from their 20s to 70s. The chorale's membership extends well beyond the Summit area, with singers coming from many New Jersey communities. The choir rehearses weekly on Tuesday evenings and performs at least four concerts each season. More information about the choir can be found at www.summitchorale.org.
Camerata d'Amici  20140818 (updated 8/18/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: South Salem, NY / Ridgefield, CT
Camerata d'Amici is seeking new members for all voice parts for its upcoming 2014-2015 season beginning September 4. Drawing singers from Ridgefield and other surrounding towns in Fairfield and Westchester counties, Camerata rehearses Thursday evenings at South Salem Presbyterian Church in South Salem, NY from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Formed in 2006 and directed by Kristin Sponheim of Redding, CT, the group's repertoire features a wide range of choral music, both sacred and secular. The 2014-2015 season includes three concerts: Our Christmas concert on December 14, 2014; a midwinter concert on March 8, 2015; and a year-end spring concert on May 17, 2015. Describing the attributes of the group Sponheim said, "Camerata d'Amici is always thrilled to welcome new singers to our group. We enjoy making music together, and communicating that music to our audiences."

Auditions will be conducted August 20-30, 2014 or by appointment. Persons interested in joining the group should contact Kristin Sponheim at kmsponheim@optonline.net to arrange an audition. Visit our website, www.cameratadamici.org, or find us on Facebook and YouTube.
Riverdale Choral Society  20140818 (updated 8/18/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Riverdale
Riverdale Choral Society announces open rehearsals on Wednesdays, September 10 and 17 at 7:30 PM at Christ Church Riverdale, 5030 Henry Hudson Parkway in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Rehearsals for the December 7 concert are held on Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 9:45 PM. We will be performing Brahms's German Requiem. Singers of all levels are welcome. For more information e-mail riverdalechoral@gmail.com or call 718-543-2219. Visit our website at www.riverdalechoral.org.

Riverdale Choral Society is celebrating our 50th Anniversary Year. Please join us for the celebration!
Glen Ridge Choral Society  20140818 (updated 8/18/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Glen Ridge, NJ
This enthusiastic community chorus of 35-40 members is dedicated to performing great choral masterpieces. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 8:00 in Glen Ridge, NJ, located about 20 minutes west of Manhattan, in Essex County. Rehearsals take place at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ.

Concert opportunities for 2014-2015 include Sunday, November 2: Eternal Light (Requiem) by Howard Goodall with instrumentalists; December 14, 3 PM: "Welcome Christmas!" -- our annual Holiday Concert and carol sing with brass, handbells and percussion; Saturday, January 31, 2015: "Pasta & Pops" -- lighter musical fair served with a side of fresh pasta; Sunday, Sunday, April 19, 3 PM: Spring Concert -- featuring Missa "O Pulchritudo" by Gian Carlo Menotti. We welcome new members in all voice parts. Previous choral experience and an ability to read music are desirable. Contact director Thomas Mustachio at tom.mustachio@glenridgecong.org.
Lehman College and Community Chorus  20140818 (updated 8/18/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday and Wedenesday afternoons, Tuesday evening *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bronx
Two Lehman College choruses are accepting new members for the Fall semester. The first rehearsal for the Lehman College Chorus, which meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 PM, will be held on Wednesday, September 3. The Lehman College Community Chorus, which meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 PM, will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, September 2.

Community members may join either chorus. There is no course fee required to participate unless college credit is desired. Previous choral experience and note reading ability are recommended. Each chorus will prepare Handel's Messiah part 1 and finale of part 3 and shorter works by Rutter, Johann Strauss, and multi-cultural selections for a joint concert with the Lehman College Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. Both choruses rehearse in Room 330 of the Music Building on the Lehman Campus. located at Bedford Park Boulevard West and Goulden Avenue in the northwest Bronx. The campus is accessible by either subway or bus. Free attended parking is available. For more information, please call the choral director, Professor Diana Mittler-Battipaglia, at 718 960-7795.
Polyhymnia  20140818 (updated 8/18/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Polyhymnia is seeking tenors and a soprano for our 2014-2015 concert season. Please e-mail director John Bradley at john@polyhymnia-nyc.org for more information. The auditions are September 10, 7:30 PM and rehearsals for the first concert begin the following week. Auditions will be held at The Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch, 552 West End Avenue, New York, NY 10024. If you are unable to attend the audition, alternate arrangements may be considered.

Polyhymnia is a small select vocal ensemble specializing in sacred music from the courts and cathedrals of the Renaissance world. We are one of the ensembles-in-residence at the Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch, and are part of their concert series. Our repertoire extends from the late Middle-Ages and the works of Dufay and Ockeghem to the early Baroque of Schütz and Monteverdi. Our past season featured Music from Renaissance Poland, Tudor England and Imperial Vienna.

Concert dates are November 15, 2014, March 7, 2015 and May 16, 2015. There are six to eight rehearsals per concert, and we rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:30. A rehearsal schedule is available on request. Repertoire for this season includes Music for Mary I by John Sheppard (c. 1515-1559), Music of Shadows, Music for the Office of Holy Week, by Crecquillon, Lassus, Palestrina, Victoria and White, and Psalmen Davids, a collection of double-choir German language psalms by Heinrich Schütz, (1585-1672)

The singers of Polyhymnia are advanced avocational and professional singers, and the fee for the concerts is $150. All singers must have strong sight-reading skills, and have a working knowledge of early music vocal technique; voices with vibrato well under control combined with the ability and desire to blend with other singers. Singers must also have the ability to sing one on a part if needed, but should primarily enjoy the experience of sharing a part with one other singer. Experience in a small ensemble is a must. For more information about the ensemble please visit Polyhymnia. To hear music from our concert by William Byrd please visit our YouTube videos: Ne irascaris and O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth. You can also hear selections of our more recent concerts on Soundcloud..

Please contact Artistic Director John Bradley at john@polyhymnia-nyc.org for more information,or with any questions that you may have.
Warwick Valley Chorale  20140818 (updated 8/18/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Warwick, NY
The Warwick Valley Chorale will begin rehearsals for its Fall 2014 season on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the Warwick Reformed Church at 16 Maple Avenue, Warwick NY. Registration begins at 6:30 PM on September 9, September 16 and September 23. Dues are $40 for individuals or $30 each for two or more family members. Music will be provided once dues have been paid during registration weeks. Rehearsals will follow registration at 7:30 PM. Regular rehearsal hours are 7:30 to 9:30 every Tuesday evening. The Chorale is actively seeking new members. No auditions are required.

The Chorale is anticipating an exciting fall season! Under the direction of Stanley Curtis, along with accompanist Gail Johnson, the Chorale will rehearse two Christmas Cantatas: Rejoice by Gwyneth Walker and Christmas Cantata by K. Lee Scott, plus a selection of holiday favorites. The Chorale will present these in concert accompanied by Ms. Johnson and a brass ensemble in early December in Warwick and at other local sites around Orange County. The program and venues for the local area concerts will be announced at a later date. Please visit the Warwick Valley Chorale website at www.warwickvalleychorale.org or facebook.com/warwickvalleychorale for further details as they become available.

Over the summer, members of the Chorale, led by Gail Johnson, performed selections from the Chorale's recent All- American concerts at local nursing and retirement homes. The members were glad to be able to bring the joy of music into the lives of those unable to be out and about. The Chorale was honored to be able to participate in the dedication of the Civil War Plaque at the Warwick Town Hall on August 9 with renditions of favorite patriotic songs such as When Johnny Comes Marching Home.

Further information regarding the Warwick Valley Chorale, membership and performances may be obtained by contacting the Chorale’s President, Zoey Savale, at 845-477-8391 or by visiting the Chorale's website or Facebook page, noted above.
Hudson Chorale  20140815 (updated 8/15/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Briarcliff Manor, NY
Hudson Chorale, the areas largest mixed-voice chorus, has been performing in venues throughout Westchester County since 2010. The chorus brings the best in choral singing to music lovers in the southern Hudson Valley and has earned a region-wide reputation for both outstanding programming and superb artistry over the last four years, offering exciting programs that include the entire choral repertoire. New members are welcome in the month of September, and singers who already belong to a chorus or choir and are looking to expand their horizons through a new or additional choral family are invited to consider the Hudson Chorale.

"Singer-friendly" auditions by appointment will take place prior to rehearsal on Monday, September 8, and on subsequent Mondays if needed, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY. Rehearsals for the upcoming season will begin on Monday, September 8, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM and will take place on subsequent Monday evenings.

The chorus's upcoming 2014-2015 season is an example of the kind of eclectic mix that makes their concerts so enjoyable and far from ordinary. On Sunday, January 25, 2015, a brass ensemble will accompany the chorus for a performance of Missa in Sono Tubae (Mass in Brass) by one of Norway’s favorite composers, Trond Kverno. The program will also include An American Medley by Stephen Paulus, which includes everything from traditional folks songs to gospel. Additional works for chorus and brass by other composers will be presented as well.

The Chorale's second concert of the upcoming season will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, and will feature American composer inspired by American poets: Americana written by Randall Thompson, using newspaper articles that appeared in American Mercury magazine to create musical parodies reflecting life in the 1930s; Four Pastorals, a suite by Coloradan Cecil Effinger with the words of Colorado's most famous poet, Thomas Hornsby Ferril, who wrote lovingly of the West; Normal Dello Joio captures the spirit of his favourite poet, Walt Whitman, in a piece titled Song of the Open Road; and lastly, Hudson Chorale's Music Director, Michael Conley, will debut his tribute to the poetry of Emily Dickinson entitled This Bequest of Wings. It will be a star-spangled event exploring the richness and great beauty of American culture.

To receive additional information and/or to schedule a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant JeanneWygant@optonline.net or call (914) 478-0074. To learn more about the chorus, visit the website at www.HudsonChorale.org. To hear sample music performed by the chorus, click on the YouTube link on the website.
Melodia Singers  20140815 (updated 8/15/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Basking Ridge, NJ
A newly-formed 12-member women's vocal ensemble, Melodia Singers is holding auditions for all voice types. We have openings for singers with good musical skills who enjoy challenging choral singing as well as frequent solo opportunities. Here's the chance to get in on the ground level of an exciting new musical venture in New Jersey! Rehearsals will be Sundays, time TBD. E-mail melodiaaudition@gmail.com for further information and to set up an audition time.
Rockville Centre Choral Society  20140815 (updated 8/15/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lynbrook, NY
The Rockville Centre Choral Society starts a new season September 3, 2014, for a December concert. Rehearsals every Wednesday 7:30-9:30 P.M.; new voices (all parts) interested in popular as well as classical are welcome in the first month. Contact: rvcchoralsociety@gmail.com or 516-354-3931.
Gotham Rock Choir  20140815 (updated 8/15/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lower East Side, Midtown, Chelsea
Gotham Rock Choir (GRC), NYC's first choir devoted to the performance of Rock, Pop and Soul music, seeks singers for its upcoming cycle, running from September to December, 2014. GRC repertoire includes pop/rock songs from the 60s to today, made famous by artists such as Queen, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Bon Jovi, "Glee," etc. Music-reading skills and previous choral experience not required--all you need is a good ear, a passion for singing and an appreciation of pop/rock music. Many solo/small group opportunities for especially talented vocalists. Rehearsals once a week, on Tuesdays from 7-9 PM on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. For more info, GothamRockChoir@gmail.com or see our website at www.GothamRockChoir.com.
The Glass Menagerie  20140815 (updated 8/15/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Greenwich Village
The Glass Menagerie, a 60-member SATB chorus directed by noted music educator Susan Glass, is seeking qualified singers for its upcoming 31st season. Requirements include recent choral experience and good sight-reading ability. Auditions for the fall semester, in preparation for our December holiday concert, will be held on Thursday, September 4 (late afternoon/early evening). Rehearsals begin September 11 and are held on Thursdays, 6:30-9:00, at the Little Red School House, 6th Avenue at Bleecker Street. For more information, consult www.glassmenagerie.org, e-mail gmenagerie@yahoo.com or call 212-289-3532.
First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown Choir  20140814 (updated 8/14/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Yorktown Heights, NY
The Adult Choir sings each Sunday at the 10:45 worship from September through May, as well as at special services throughout the year. The choir is open to all who love to sing, and rehearses on Thursday evenings at 8:00 PM in the Board/Music room (Room 14). Previous choral singing experience is not required, but a basic ability to read music is a help, and singers are encouraged to participate as their schedules allow. A friendly core group of experienced singers welcomes newcomers and helps them feel secure. Small groups and soloists from the Adult Choir provide music at the 8:30 worship and in the summer months. The choir participates in 2 -3 of the concerts in our yearly concert series. For information, e-mail office@fpcyorktown.org.
The Uptown Sound A Cappella Jazz Ensemble  20140814 (updated 8/14/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
A friendly a cappella jazz performance group of 10-14. We sing old standards in 4-8 part jazz harmonies, from swing to ballads to the blues -- such as Lullaby of Birdland, My Romance, Sweet Georgia Brown, NIghtingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, My Funny Valentine, Kalamazoo, I'll Be Seeing You, Basin Street Blues. Arrangements by Gene Puerling, Kirby Shaw, Jacques Rizzo and others. Wednesday evenings. 8 PM, Upper West Side. Some sight reading. All parts welcome. Call 212-580-4941. Directed by Elizabeth Farnum.
Philomusica  20140814 (updated 8/14/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Brunswick, NJ
It’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming concert season, and never too early to look for a choir to join!

Philomusica Concert Choir is pleased to announce auditions for its December 6 and 7, 2014 concerts. The Choir, based in East Brunswick, NJ, will be holding auditions on September 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6 at the Unitarian Society at 176 Tices Lane in East Brunswick, NJ after rehearsals at 10 PM. Rehearsals are every Monday and run from 7:30 to 10 PM. Come to rehearsals at 7:30 PM, sing in with us, or just listen. If you like what you hear and would like to audition, please see Faith Knabe, President. You may also call or e-mail to set up an audition (see below).

The choir welcomes all auditioners, but we especially need tenors, basses and altos!

The December concert program features three versions of O Magnum Mysterium (by Tomas Luis de Victoria, William Hawley and Francis Poulenc); Tomas Luis de Victoria's Mass O Magnum Mysterium; carols of our time by Daniel Pinkham, and Bob Chilcott; three carols by Peter Warlock; and familiar carols. Audience participation in O Come, All Ye Faithful will conclude the concert. .

For further information or to set up an audition, call 888-744-5668, or e-mail info@philomusica.org. Visit our website at www.philomusica.org and click on the "Auditions" tab for what to expect in your audition.
The Fairfield County Chorale  20140814 (updated 8/14/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Norwalk, CT
Fall is the time for new beginnings, and The Fairfield County Chorale invites you to welcome the new season with us as we launch our spectacular 52nd year. The Chorale is calling singers of all voice parts as we prepare for three performances of magnificent choral classics: December 14, Handel's Messiah; March 28, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with The New Haven Symphony; and May 9, Mozart's Requiem. Under the baton of Maestro David Rosenmeyer, you will experience the intellectual, spiritual and artistic joy of being part of this accomplished group.

Auditions for the 2014-2015 season will be held on September 8, 6:15 PM at Norwalk City Hall/Concert Hall on East Ave, Norwalk CT, the date of our first rehearsal (7:30-10 PM). Auditions are informal and do not require preparing anything ahead of time. Please e-mail realmgr@aol.com, to reserve a time slot. If you are unable to audition on that date, please call the office 203-254-1333 or e-mail realmgr@aol.com for an alternate audition day. Auditions are usually held on Monday rehearsal nights to allow prospective members time to meet our singers and experience a rehearsal. For more info, check our website at www.fairfieldcountychorale.org or e-mail realmgr@aol.com.
Queens College Choral Society  20140814 (updated 8/14/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Flushing
The Queens College Choral Society is accepting new members of all voice parts for our 2014-2015 concert season. The Society welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to share the joys of choral singing in a friendly atmosphere. Through its unique affiliation with the Aaron Copland School of Music, the Society offers members of the New York Metropolitan area, as well as students and faculty of Queens College, the opportunity to learn and perform choral masterpieces from all musical eras with professional soloists and orchestra.

Repertoire for 2013-2014 will include Handel’s beloved Messiah (December 2014), Fauré’s Requiem and Poulenc's Gloria (Spring 2015). Auditions will be held August 27, 6 PM-8 PM; September 3 and 10, 6 PM-7:15 PM. To schedule an audition or for further information, contact our Music Director, James John, at 718-997-3818 or jmsjhn@aol.com. Rehearsals begin on September 3, 2014.

For the 2014-2015 season the Society is pleased to offer a 2-for-1 new member discount! If you join the Choral Society along with a friend or family member, you will each receive a fifty-percent reduction on dues. Take advantage of this opportunity to sing with a spouse, co-worker, friend or family member. For more information visit our website at www.qcchoralsociety.org.

High School singers are invited to join us through our High School outreach program. Talented singers of all voice parts who are interested in expanding their musical experience can sing side-by-side with community members and college music majors. Contact Emily John at ejharpist@gmail.com for more information.
Voices of New York  20140812 (updated 8/12/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown East
Voices of New York, a 20-member adult community chorus, rehearses Mondays, September 8-December 8 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at an East 50s Manhattan location. Attend our first rehearsal on September 8 free and see how you like our chorus!

Age range mid-20s to 70s; choral experience level varies from novice to highly experienced. Two- to four-part harmony. Everyone who can sing on pitch is most welcome. Very nice people; we work hard and we have fun!

Our Fall 2014 term will focus on sacred and secular music of the Christmas season and will include a Hanukkah song or two. Three December concerts are scheduled at three locations. Solo opportunities are available to interested participants. Regular rehearsal attendance is necessary to build the ensemble; occasional absences are permitted. Course fee goes toward conductor's/accompanist's stipends and ongoing operating expenses. For further information, please phone conductor Mary Homan at (212) 724-0798 or e-mail maryhoman@earthlink.net.
Bella Voce Singers  20140812 (updated 8/12/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Park Slope (Brooklyn)
Bella Voce Singers, a 45-member Women's choir in Brooklyn New York; is happy to announce auditions for the Fall 2014 semester! Auditions will take place on Wednesday, September 3,2014 starting at 7 PM by appointment. Please e-mail bvs.assistant@gmail.com to schedule an audition, and you can check www.bellavocesingers.com for more information about the audition. The auditions and all rehearsals take place at Greenwood Baptist Church, 461 6th Street (corner of 7th Avenue) in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Rehearsals are Mondays, 7-9 PM, beginning on September 8, 2014. Please note that this is a dues-paying organization.
The Choral Union at Drew University  20140812 (updated 8/12/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Madison, NJ
The Choral Union at Drew University is pleased to announce auditions for new members for the 2014-2015 season. The Choral Union is an SATB community ensemble in residence at Drew University in Madison, NJ, bringing together singers from the surrounding area with faculty, staff, and student singers at Drew. With a current membership of nearly 100 singers, the Choral Union focuses primarily on choral-orchestral masterworks and performs approximately 3-4 concerts per year, from September to April, with a performance of Handel's Messiah scheduled for December 6. The Choral Union is under the direction of Dr. Jason Bishop, director of choral and vocal studies at Drew University, and rehearses on Wednesday nights, 7:00-9:30 PM, beginning September 3. Audition times are available by appointment throughout the month of August. For more information or to schedule an audition, e-mail choirs@drew.edu or call 973-408-3791.
Choral Chameleon  20140812 (updated 8/12/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Choral Chameleon is a paid/professional ensemble of twelve singers who perform three series concerts annually, as well as a host of additional gigs and appearances. We are currently hearing auditions for all voice parts. If you are interested in auditioning please go to www.choralchameleon.com/choral-chameleon-auditions.html and fill out our auditions form. Make sure to complete the entire form or we will not accept your application. This form is used as our prescreening process, upon completion, the singers that are chosen will be called back for an in-person audition with us.
Rhinebeck Choral Club  20140811 (updated 8/11/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Rhinebeck, NY
Rhinebeck Choral Club invites all Hudson Valley voices to join and sing with us, Wednesdays, September 10 and 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM. So come sing, relax and have fun at ArchCare at Ferncliff Nursing Home, 21 Ferncliff Drive, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. For info, call (845) 849-5865.
Manhattan Choral Ensemble  20140811 (updated 8/11/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Midtown
The Manhattan Choral Ensemble is looking for experienced singers to join a dynamic musical organization for its 15th season.

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble (MCE) is an exciting, 40-voice independent choir dedicated to the passionate performance of an international and historically varied repertoire. In celebration of New York City's rich and diverse heritage, the MCE performs in historic New York spaces and creates concert events in partnership with the city's cultural organizations. The MCE also fosters the musical life of the city through its innovative commissioning project, "New Music for New York," focused on New York City composers.

MCE's 2014-15 season
  • December 12 and 14, 2014: Readings and Carols: Peace, Joy, Hope, and Love
  • February 21, 2015: New Music For New York Composer Competition Concert
  • May 9, 2015: M0NT3V3RD1 Reconstructed: Songs of Love and War
Audition dates are:
Thursday, September 4
  • 7:30-9 PM: Open rehearsal -- all are welcome
  • 9:00-10 PM: Auditions
Thursday, September 11
  • 7:00-7:30 PM: Auditions
  • 7:30-9 PM: Open rehearsal -- all are welcome
  • 9:00-10 PM: Auditions
Auditions will take place at the Church for All Nations, located at 417 West 57th Street. Auditions will consist of sight-reading, vocal exercises and an optional prepared piece. Auditioners will be expected to have some sight-reading ability, and prior choral experience is preferred. Please write to Auditions@ManhattanChoralEnsemble.org with "Auditions" in the subject line for more information or to schedule an audition, and explore our website at www.ManhattanChoralEnsemble.org for more information about the choir. We look forward to singing with you!
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Choir  20140808 (updated 8/8/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Forest Hills, NY
The Choir of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church is a four-part (SATB) choir comprised of 45+ dedicated and talented members with varying degrees of musical background. We are interested in people who want to be a part of a dynamic choral experience and who can blend in either by being able to read music or by learning fairly quickly "by ear." The choir performs an Annual Christmas Concert with full orchestra presenting the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah and beloved carols of the season.

The time commitment we ask of our members is as follows: Tuesdays 7:45 PM -- weekly rehearsal. Sundays 11:30 AM -- the High Mass with the choir every Sunday. Feast days -- these include Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, Easter Holy Week and more. These Masses are some of our most extensive musical offerings and we ask you to plan accordingly so that you may be present at each of these. Concerts -- we present a very big Christmas concert each December with a full, professional orchestra and professional soloists. The music for this concert is rehearsed at both the regular Tuesday rehearsals and at special Sunday afternoon rehearsals that are scheduled periodically before the concert. The choir sings weekly from September through June. We ask within reason that our members make every effort to attend all choir functions.

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs is located in the heart of Forest Hills. Main entrance of the church is Ascan Avenue at Queens Boulevard. Rectory address: 110-06 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, NY. More questions? Please call 718-279-2939 or send us an e-mail at davidwclose@gmail.com.
VOCTET  20140807 (updated 8/7/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
VOCTET is a dynamic young chamber choir in New York City. Formed in 2012, this unique ensemble brings together experienced choral professionals from the Tri-State Area with a shared love and passion for choral music. Education is central to the mission of VOCTET and the ensemble has been fortunate to inspire young people in a series of concerts and events, including performances at Symphony Space and on the Zankel Stage at Carnegie Hall. VOCTET specializes in early music. This a cappella choir combines a wealth of enthusiasm with dedication and experience, resulting in a unique and distinctive sound. Rehearsals are Tuesday nights at the Church of St. Matthew & St. Timothy on West 84th Street. We are delighted to welcome you to our site at www.voctet.org and hope that you will be inspired to follow us on our musical journey.
Monmouth Civic Chorus  20140807 (updated 8/7/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Red Bank, NJ
Experienced singers are invited to audition for the award-winning Monmouth Civic Chorus by appointment on Wednesday evenings beginning in September. The 2014-15 season features early 20th-century English music in November; the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah along with holiday favorites in December; music by Bernstein, Kodaly and Whitacre in March; and Vespers settings by Mozart and Monteverdi in May. This is MCC's third season led by Artistic Director Dr. Ryan Brandau, who holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the Yale School of Music, an M.Phil. in historical musicology from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), and a BA in Music from Princeton University.

Interested singers are encouraged to attend a rehearsal. Auditions and rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at Red Bank Charter School, 58 Oakland Street, Red Bank, New Jersey. For an audition appointment or more information, visit www.monmouthcivicchorus.org. and click Sing with Us, e-mail membership@monmouthcivicchorus.org, or call 732-933-9333.

The Monmouth Civic Chorus is the proud recipient of the 2008 ASCAP/Chorus America Alice Parker Award, and the 2010 Spinnaker Award for Arts and Culture from the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chorus has been called "close to perfect" (Asbury Park Press), "alive and evocative" (The Star-Ledger) and "exceptional" (Red Bank Green).
New York City Gay Men's Chorus  20140807 (updated 8/7/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Village
The New York City Gay Men's Chorus will hold auditions Thursday, August 28, Tuesday, September 2 and Wednesday, September 3 for our 2014-15 season. Auditions are by appointment only and may be scheduled by e-mailing auditions@nycgmc.org before Friday, August 22.

We are looking for a passion for singing, musicality, a good voice, movement skills, openness, teamwork and a positive attitude, some level of reading skill and/or a good musical memory and a commitment to our mission of singing fabulously and campaigning for equality through song. Whatever your skills, all we ask is that you embrace singing in all styles. We guarantee you'll find people in the Chorus who share your interests and voices in the Chorus with whom you can blend. We have an amazing season ahead and this is an exciting time to be a part of NYCGMC.

For more information about auditioning for please visit our website at www.nycgmc.org/join-us/auditions/.
Greenwich Choral Society  20140807 (updated 8/7/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Old Greenwich, CT
The Greenwich Choral Society, celebrating 90 years of excellence in choral music, is holding open auditions on August 26, September 2 starting at 6 PM, as well as on September 6 starting at 10 AM. Singers are needed for all voice parts, particularly sopranos. The Greenwich Choral Society, a 130-voice experienced volunteer chorus, sings a broad repertoire of classical music. Musical plans for 2014-2015 include a traditional Christmas concert featuring Rutter's Magnificat (December 6 and 7), Mozart's Requiem with the Stamford Symphony Orchestra (March 14 and 15) and an American Tribute concert with an all-star "Big Band" (May 17).

The Chorus rehearses Tuesday nights in Old Greenwich. A 10-minute private audition consists of vocalizing to demonstrate range and quality of production, followed by sight-singing; NO prepared piece is required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bill Fulton at cbful@snet.net.
Hunter College Choir  20140807 (updated 8/7/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
The Hunter College Choir is actually two choirs! The evening section of the Hunter College Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings (6:00-8:30) while the day section rehearses twice a week, Monday and Thursday (1:10-2:25). Members of the community who work during the day choose the evening section because of convenience of time and location while retired community members actively involved in auditing classes at Hunter College find the day section can easily be combined with other interesting courses in the music department. Registration at Hunter College is a prerequisite for participation in either section of the Hunter College Choir, either through Continuing Education (www.hunter.cuny.edu/ce), through the Senior Citizen Program at Hunter (www.hunter.cuny.edu/prospectivestudents/ug_students/senior-citizen.shtml), or as a fully registered student at the College. Informal auditions will be held during the first week of rehearsals, starting August 28 (see schedule below). Please note: An audition is required. Do not register until you have successfully passed the entrance audition at the first meeting of the choir as outlined below under "Rehearsals."

Repertoire for Fall 2014: Bach, Macdowall and Mahoney.

Rehearsals: Evening Section rehearses Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 PM, starting Thursday, August 28; Day Section rehearses Monday and Thursday, 1:10-2:25 PM, also starting Thursday, August 28. (Audition only on August 28 or by arrangement.) In addition to the regular rehearsal scheduled above, one or two additional rehearsals will be scheduled, with a concert on December 12. Location: Room 635HN (North Building of Hunter College). If you need a guest pass, first go to the Visitor's Center in the West Building on the SW corner of East 68th and Lexington Avenue. They can also provide directions to Room 635HN. For more information, call 212-772-5026 or contact paul.mueller@hunter.cuny.edu.
Masterwork Chorus  20140807 (updated 8/7/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chatham, NJ
The Masterwork Chorus holds auditions on September 3 and September 10, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM at the Chatham United Methodist Church, 460 Main Street, Chatham, NJ. Potential singers must have choir/choral experience and good vocal and sight-reading skills. Auditions may be scheduled by contacting Membership Chair, Don MacGowan, at 973-479-4020 or membership@masterwork.org. Walk-ins are also welcome and will be heard as time permits. Visit www.masterwork.org. for details.
Garden State Philharmonic Chorus  20140807 (updated 8/7/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Toms River, NJ
The Garden State Philharmonic Masterwork Chorus will hold open rehearsals for new singers on all voice parts on Wednesday, September 10 and 17, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. The rehearsals will be held on the campus of Ocean County College in the Performing Arts Center. Come and join us for a great music making experience and find out how you can become a part of this community organization. After the open rehearsals, auditions will be scheduled. Membership is open to anyone aged 17 or older. Singers should be prepared for a brief and friendly musicianship assessment.

The chorus presents three concerts annually and rehearses weekly on Wednesday evenings at the time and location mentioned above. Concert dates this season include December 14 ("Messiah and More" with orchestra), March 14 and 15 (Rutter Requiem and Mozart Coronation Mass with orchestra), and a June date to be arranged (annual gala concert). For more information or for answers to any questions, please e-mail us at info@gardenstatephilharmonic.org or call 732-255-0460.
Riverside Choral Society  20140806 (updated 8/6/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
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*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Auditions for experienced singers for Riverside Choral Society's 2014-15 concert season will be held starting in August. Sing with a world-class conductor, soloists, instrumentalists and a friendly and diverse group of singers who come together to share their love and passion for making exquisite music together!

Our spring concert will be on April 25 at Alice Tully Hall with orchestra and soloists, and will feature Rossini's Stabat Mater and the Dvorak Te Deum. The December concert, which will be at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, will feature a cappella music perfect for this wonderful New York venue, with the celebrated counter-tenor soloist Ryland Angel singing Tarik O'Regan's Now Fatal Change (for countertenor and violin), interspersed with the chorus singing Gorecki's Totus Tuus, a beautiful new setting of the Ave Maria by Pawel Lukaszewski, Biebl's Ave Maria, the Marian movements from Rachmaninoff's All Night Vigil and Tavener's God Be With Us, among others.

The Riverside Choral Society has made a specialty of presenting finely tuned performances of great classical works with full orchestra and highly esteemed soloists. Under the baton of acclaimed director Patrick Gardner, who is also the director of choral activities at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, RCS has performed major works by Beethoven, Bruckner, Brahms, Mozart, Schubert, Haydn, Britten, Pärt, Fauré, Harrison, Orff, Stravinsky, Berlioz, Shostakovich, Schnittke, Verdi and many others at major concert halls throughout the city. RCS has been a featured performer with the Mostly Mozart Festival since 1998, with the Kirov Orchestra with Valery Gergiev conducting at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, with the Mark Morris Ballet at the David A Koch Theater and BAM, and at the Wall-to-Wall concerts at Symphony Space, among others. Through Patrick Gardner's inspiring leadership, rehearsals with this congenial and welcoming group, are not only an opportunity to obtain an intimate and historical knowledge of each piece, but to perfect the craft of singing and choral artistry.

Auditions will be held by arrangement in August for the upcoming season, and before rehearsals (Tuesday nights from 7 to 9:30 PM at the Riverside Church at 91 Claremont Avenue between 120th and 121st Streets). RCS is seeking experienced singers with a high degree of musicianship. A prepared audition piece is not required. To arrange an audition, contact Eliza Lansdale at rcsauditions@gmail.com or 917-734-7512.
Harmonium  20140806 (updated 8/6/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Mendham, NJ
Harmonium Choral Society has a limited number of openings in all voice parts for experienced singers with good sight-reading skills. Auditions for the 2014-2015 concert season will be held by appointment only on August 23 and August 30, 2014 in Madison. Please e-mail Dr. Anne Matlack, Artistic Director, at director@harmonium.org to schedule an appointment. Weekly rehearsals for the upcoming year begin Sunday evening, September 7, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church in Mendham.

The Harmonium concert season includes three concerts with the full chorus -- held in December, March and June -- and a concert featuring the select Harmonium Chamber Singers in April. The season also includes special appearances throughout the year.

This year’s December concert, "O Mystical Journey," will be held at 8:00 PM December 13 and 3:00 PM. December 14, 2014 at St. Peter's Church in Morristown. "O Mystical Journey" features a collage of many settings of three of the Great O Antiphons and otherworldly compositions by Hallock, Pärt, Willan, Bruckner, Gretchaninoff, Chilcott, Tavener and others. The chorus will be accompanied by Kris Lamb, flute, and Joshua Stafford, organ.

Our March program, "Dark Night of the Soul," will be held at 8:00 PM March 7 and 3:00 PM March 8, 2015 at the Morristown United Methodist Church. "Dark Night of the Soul" features the mesmerizing title work by Ola Gjielo with string quartet and piano, the world premiere of the complete choral setting of Farlon Alemen by Andrea Clearfield, and works by Schűtz, Purcell, Virgil Thomson and more.

The season finale, "Apocalypse Now," will be held at 7:30 PM June 6 and 7, 2015, at Grace Church in Madison and includes Randall Thomson's Peaceable Kingdom and works about the end times, both scary and comforting by Stanford, Takach, Takemitsu, Walker, Vaughan Williams and features the winner of the 18th annual High School Student Composition Contest.

Harmonium concert soloists are selected from the chorus’s 100-voice membership, over one third of whom are professional musicians and/or music educators. Singers are also invited to audition for the Harmonium Chamber Singers, a 20-voice vocal ensemble selected from the full Harmonium chorus.

Harmonium, one of New Jersey's leading choral arts organizations, is known for its eclectic programming and community spirit. The 100-voice chorus, which includes a large number of music educators, sponsors commissions, premieres, and musicianship workshops, as well as an Outreach Chorus which performs in schools, nursing homes and other venues. Harmonium has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Eastern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association and at the opening convocation of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) 2011 Region II Convention and toured internationally. For more information, visit www.harmonium.org and check us out our Facebook!
Westchester Choral Society  20140806 (updated 8/6/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: White Plains, NY
Westchester Choral Society, Frank Nemhauser, director, welcomes new singers in all voice parts, especially male voices, to its Open Rehearsals, Tuesdays 7-9:30 PM, September 23 and 30 at the Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY. Our December 7 concert features Susa's Christmas in the Southwest, Rutter's Dancing Day and Vaughan-Williams's Carols for Men's Voices. On May 2, 2015 we will perform selections from Broadway hits and the Beatles. Previous choral experience helpful. For user-friendly auditions, contact 914-285-9026 wcspresident@gmail.com.
Middle Community Chorus  20140806 (updated 8/6/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Village
The Middle Community Chorus is a professional-level volunteer choir that sings mostly gospel music, but also music of all genres accompanied by a 4-piece band. It provides the music for Middle Collegiate Church's Art & Soul worship at 6 PM. Music reading is very helpful, but not as important as good intonation and a keen ear for gospel music. The only rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons at 4:30, for the 6:00 PM worship (start date 9/7) so it is essential that singers must be able to work on music outside of rehearsal that will be distributed several days in advance. Middle Collegiate Church is located in the East Village at 2nd Avenue and 7th Street.

If you are looking to share your gifts in a dynamic, multi-cultural, radically-welcoming church that opens its doors to all; if you want to hear edgy, provocative preaching; if you want to empower and be empowered, be healed and heal the world while sitting amidst other very gifted singers and musicians with Broadway, film and television credits, contact Dionne McClain-Freeney, Director of Community Music, at dmcclain-freeney@middlechurch.org. We'd love to have you!
Greater Nassau Chorus  20140805 (updated 8/5/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Baldwin, NY
The excitement is growing at Greater Nassau Chorus, Long Island's best kept secret. This award-winning barbershop chorus of 65 women has just come off a year of great success, with medals from our 7th place finish at the Sweet Adelines International Competition in Honolulu, Hawaii, joined by the medals from our 1st place win at the NY/NJ Regional Competition of SAI in Albany, NY. That win means we will once again have the honor of representing our region in 2015 in Las Vegas at the SAI International Competition.

If you love to sing, have a great ear for harmony, and yearn to be part of something bigger than yourself, then GNC is inviting you to join our journey. Auditions are now open for the 2014-2015 year with openings in all 4 vocal parts. We invite you to join us at a Tuesday rehearsal and listen as we rehearse our repertoire which runs the gamut from traditional barbershop arrangements to show tunes, contemporary music and rock. Classy, modern and elegant, this is barbershop for this generation. At rehearsal you’ll be greeted by our Membership Coordinators and walked through the audition process. Once you're a member you'll get to experience:
  • The SOUND, soaring, blended and uniquely GNC
  • A MASTER CLASS in vocal production led by our director, Master Director 700 Harriette Walters, whose exquisite ear and educational excellence have created an award winning barbershop a cappella chorus
  • The EXCITEMENT of competition
  • The EXPERIENCE of participating in SAI International Competitions
  • The CAMARADERIE of singing with women who share your passion
As a member, you'll also be part of our many performances outside of competitions. Past performances have included Radio City Music Hall, the CBS Sunday Morning News, the Bay Shore and Long Beach Street Festivals, Breast Cancer Walks, and at Winthrop Hospital for breast cancer survivors. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 7 to 10 PM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Baldwin, NY September through June, and at the School of Communications at Hofstra University in July and August. Although prior choral or a cappella experience is a plus it is not mandatory nor is reading music. For information, go to membership@greaternassauchorus.org or call 516-356-4853. And check us out at our website, www.greaternassauchorus.org.
Cathedral of St. John the Divine Chorale  20140804 (updated 8/4/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Morningside Heights
The Cathedral Chorale, a volunteer choir, sings regularly at the 11 AM Eucharist at the Cathedral, September thru May. The Chorale is led by Director of Music Kent Tritle and the ensemble performs repertoire from the Anglican tradition.

Audition: Tuesday, September 9, 7-8:30 PM, Cathedral Choir Room, St. John the Divine, Amsterdam at West 112th Street. Or make an appointment. Rehearsals on Wednesday, 7-9 PM on Upper West Side/Morningside Heights. Directed by: Kent Tritle, Malcolm J. Merriweather, Raymond Nagem. Contact 212-316-7441 or mmerriweather@stjohndivine.org.
The Greater New Haven Community Chorus  20140804 (updated 8/4/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: New Haven, CT
Greater New Haven Community Chorus, a non-auditioned, four-part (SATB) chorus is currently inviting singers to join for the 2014-2015 season. Currently the chorus has a special need for tenors and basses but is accepting all voice parts.

The GNHCC Fall 2014 Concert -- "War and Peace -- Reflection, Honor and Hope" -- is a concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II, honoring those who served, and the hope for peace. The program will feature Requiem for the Living (with chamber orchestra) by noted composer Dan Forrest, new compositions on historic war texts by composer Matthew Cramer, and other selections celebrating peace, hope and love. The concert is scheduled for Saturday evening, December 13 at Battell Chapel.

Rehearsals begin on Thursday, September 4. Prospective members are invited to attend three rehearsals as guests before committing to join the chorus. This provides an opportunity for interested singers to meet the chorus and Noah Blocker-Glynn, Artistic Director, to see if GNHCC provides an appealing atmosphere. The fall enrollment period is September 4 - September 18, 2014. Interested singers may visit any rehearsal during this period. Rehearsals are held every Thursday from 7:30 to 10:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, at 704 Whitney Avenue, New Haven. Information about location, parking, registration and repertoire for the upcoming season can be found at www.gnhcc.org.

To fulfill its mission of achieving the highest possible standard of choral music performed by a non-auditioned chorus, singers must be able to attend and actively participate in weekly rehearsals. A strong commitment to performance excellence is expected and there are opportunities for small ensemble work and solos by audition, including the auditioned GNHCC Chamber Choir. In addition, members are always encouraged to share their individual skills and talents with the various GNHCC committees or audition for the GNHCC Chamber Choir, a 30-voice ensemble that performs unaccompanied selections and focuses on community outreach.

Greater New Haven Community Chorus consists of approximately 100 voices and draws its membership from throughout the greater New Haven area. GNHCC strives to embrace the wide diversity of the community and is committed to making quality music accessible and approachable for audiences and members alike. Greater New Haven Community Chorus was founded in 1963 as a venture in community singing and continues to perform with pride and distinction. For more information about GNHCC, please visit www.gnhcc.org or e-mail info@gnhcc.org.
NASHIR! The Rottenberg Chorale  20140804 (updated 8/4/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Raise your voice in song! One of New York's finest amateur vocal ensembles, Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale is dedicated to performing a wide range of Jewish repertoire. Auditions: Tuesday, September 23, 7 PM, at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street. To sign up for a specific time slot, please call 212-501-3360 or visit www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/LMS. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, October 14.

Conducted by Benjamin Gruder, Nashir! is one of New York's finest amateur vocal ensembles dedicated to performing a wide range of Jewish repertoire. In residence at the Kaufman Center since 1975, Nashir! brings a sense of joy and passion to Jewish choral music spanning centuries and continents and encompasses a repertoire both spiritual and whimsical.
Grace Church Choral Society  20140730 (updated 7/30/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
Gold Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Greenwich Village
The Choral Society of Grace Church will hold auditions for our 2014-2015 season on two or three weeknights in mid-August (dates TBD). We seek experienced choral singers in all voice parts who will blend as well as lead, tune sensitively without sacrificing vocal color, sing easily with and without vibrato, and master their parts independently in advance of rehearsal. Good intonation, a strong sense of rhythm and solid sight singing skills are important. The Choral Society values its members' time highly and strives to offer a manageable, well-structured commitment. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday nights between Labor Day and Memorial Day at Grace Church, Broadway and 10th Street. Repertoire for 2014-2015 features Haydn's Heiligmesse together with seasonal favorites on December 5 and 6, 2014, and a performance of the Duruflé Requiem with other works TBD in May 2015. All concerts are with professional orchestra players and soloists. To request an audition, please send an e-mail captioned "AUDITION" that includes your name, voice part and choral singing experience to choralsociety@mac.com and someone will be in touch promptly. For more information about the group and to hear sound clips of our work, please visit www.thechoralsociety.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
New Jersey Chamber Singers  20140730 (updated 7/30/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manasquan, NJ
Audition for the New Jersey Chamber Singers: Monday, September 8, 2014 from 7:30 to 10:30 PM and Monday, September 15, 2014 from 7:30 to 10:30 PM at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6 Osborn Avenue, Manasquan, NJ 08736.

Website: www.njchambersingers.org/njcs/Membership/. Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1397761973779726/.

The ensemble is comprised of mixed, auditioned adult singers, both professional and amateur. Maximum membership is 32. Concert season begins in September and ends in May. Rehearsals are held in Manasquan every Monday from 7:30 to 10:00 PM. If you are interested in auditioning, please contact our membership chairman, Sandy Grebel, at membership@njchambersingers.org. The audition is free. Accepted members pay annual dues. If you have any questions regarding this submission, please e-mail for clarification.
Accord Treble Choir  20140728 (updated 7/28/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Accord Treble Choir is seeking to add soprano voices to its current roster of talented singers. Accord works at a rigorous level that requires singers to learn parts independently. We sing a cappella works for treble voices ranging from Medieval chant and Renaissance polyphony to 20th and 21st century works in a variety of languages. Singers come to rehearsals ready to shape the music and strengthen ensemble. In the coming season, Accord will perform a holiday concert in December, an Epiphany service in January (featuring a newly commissioned work by Emily John), and a spring concert in May. Auditions will be Monday nights (by appointment only) at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church where Accord is an ensemble-in-residence. Auditions will include singing assigned pieces with Accord to check for preparedness, intonation, balance and blend. Please contact accord.choir@gmail.com for more information or to schedule an audition.
Cerddorion  20140728 (updated 7/28/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble seeks exceptional singers of all voice parts for its 2014-15 concert season. Now celebrating our twentieth season, we are a highly selective chamber choir dedicated to adventurous programs that span the breadth of the choral repertoire, from medieval polyphony to newly commissioned works. Each subscription concert is presented both in Brooklyn and in Manhattan. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at St. Ignatius of Antioch on West End Avenue and 87th Street, where we are also artists-in-residence. Members also commit to one Saturday intensive rehearsal each concert cycle.

Programs for our twentieth season include:
  • "Models of Inspiration" (November 14 and 16): Beloved works by Orlando di Lasso and J.S. Bach paired with extraordinary pieces inspired by them. Including the world premiere of the Beatles Cantata Please Please Me by Richard Boukas.
  • "Time and Again: A Celebration of Cerddorion's 20th Anniversary" (March 5 and 8): A retrospective featuring marvelous works written for Cerddorion over the past twenty years, as well as world premieres by Martha Sullivan, Joseph Prestamo and Christopher Ryan.
  • "Rise Up, My Love: Choral Settings of the Song of Songs" (May 31 and June 2): Music spanning five centuries inspired by the abiding, passionate love expressed in these timeless biblical texts. Featuring the winner(s) of Cerddorion's Third Annual Emerging Composers Competition.
Artistic Director James John invites experienced singers who possess solid, healthy vocal technique and advanced sight-singing skills to audition. Appointments are available at St. Ignatius of Antioch on Tuesdays, August 19 and 26 and September 2; To schedule an appointment, please e-mail Dr. John directly at jmsjhn@aol.com. For more information, please visit www.cerddorion.net.
Essential Voices USA  20140728 (updated 7/28/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA is "casting chorus members" for its VOLUNTEER component on Monday, August 25, 6:30-9:00 PM. E-mail auditions.evusa@gmail.com to schedule an audition. Bring a piece that you love to sing (preferably a classical work). You will be asked to sight read!

Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA has a flexible roster of auditioned volunteers, professional singers and select high school students who perform a wide range of musical genres and styles. The group's size varies according to the musical needs of each project.
,br> The 2014-2015 season includes music by Bach, Bernstein, Mozart, as well as programs with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall (classical choral works November 14; holiday celebrations with Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Morrison December 19 and 20; and a children’s program December 21). To learn more, please visit www.essentialvoicesusa.com.
The Greater South Jersey Chorus  20140723 (updated 7/23/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Haddonfield, NJ
Now in its twenty-second season, the Greater South Jersey Chorus draws its members from over forty communities throughout southern New Jersey and the metro Philadelphia area. Ranging in age from teens to octogenarians, the members constitute a vibrant mix of amateur and professional singers, dedicated to high musical standards and a widely varied repertoire, from masterworks with orchestra to spirituals and contemporary compositions. In a positive and welcoming environment, the GSJC gives opportunity to take part in outstanding choral performance and inspiring musical experience. Rehearsals are Mondays at 7:30 PM at Grace Episcopal Church, 19 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ. For information, visit www.greatersjchorus.org. Auditions for all voice parts will take place on Monday, August 4 and Tuesday, August 5 at Grace Episcopal Church; for full information and audition times, call 856-858-0987.
Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir  20140722 (updated 7/22/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Poughkeepsie, NY
Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir is an auditioned choral ensemble known throughout the Hudson Valley for producing high quality, well prepared concerts of compelling classical music. Auditions by appointment: call 845-853-7765 or e-mail info@cappellafestiva.org. Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 8, 2014.
Cappella Festiva Treble Choir  20140722 (updated 7/22/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Poughkeepsie, NY
Cappella Festiva Treble Choir, a choral ensemble for unchanged treble voices (boys and girls) ages 10-18, will begin rehearsals on September 13 at the Vassar College Chapel, Poughkeepsie, NY from 5:45-7:15 PM. This group of 20-50 singers performs 2-4 programs per year and collaborates with the Cappella Festiva [Adult] Chamber Choir on a yearly basis. Auditions by appointment: call 845-853-7765 or e-mail info@cappellafestiva.org. Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 8, 2014.
Concord Singers  20140721 (updated 7/21/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Summit, NJ
Concord Singers is a non-auditioning women's chorus that offers a friendly musical home to both novice and experienced singers. The chorus is under the direction of Robert Long. New members are welcome. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7:15 to 9:45 PM at Calvary Episcopal Church, 31 Woodland Avenue in Summit, NJ. Rehearsals for the noliday season begin September 8. For more information, contact info@concordsingers.org or visit www.concordsingers.org.
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Choir  20140721 (updated 7/21/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
The Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Choir is a group of approximately 25 singers that sings at the 11:15 AM Service on Sunday mornings (10:30 AM during summer months) at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue at 73rd Street. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from September through May -- following the Saint Andrew Chorale rehearsal -- from 8:30-9:45 PM. Directed by Andrew Henderson, the choir also sings special services (Christmas, Holy Week) and acts as the core of the Saint Andrew Chorale, a 45-voice choral society that is an important part of the music ministry at MAPC. During the Summer (Memorial Day weekend through July) the group continues to meet as the "Summer Choir of MAPC" -- interested singers are encouraged to join us for the 9:30 AM rehearsal on Sundays. Repertoire for the Church Choir is drawn from the 16th to 21st centuries of classical music, and the group is made up of a core of 8 professional singers as well as a number of committed volunteers. Requirements for membership are good sight-reading skills and a blending section voice. Interested amateur sopranos, altos, tenors and basses will be considered at any time. Although we are not seeking professional singers at the present time, those interested in auditioning (especially those interested in "subbing") are encouraged to set up an audition at any point throughout the year. Though MAPC is an active worshiping community with a long tradition of excellent liturgy and preaching in the reformed tradition, membership in the choir is open to those of all faiths and who enjoy singing in a musically demanding ensemble. Auditions can be arranged throughout the year. Contact Dr. Andrew Henderson at 212-288-8920, or at aeh@mapc.com for an appointment. For further information about MAPC and the music program, please see our web site at www.mapc.com/music/choirs.
Saint Andrew Chorale  20140721 (updated 7/21/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Celebrating our 50th Season! The Saint Andrew Chorale of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (MAPC) rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:20 PM. Founded by MAPC in 1965, the choir has sung a broad repertoire of sacred music from the 16th to the 20th centuries. The Chorale presents Sunday afternoon concerts with orchestras and guest instrumentalists in addition to the popular annual MAPC Carol Sing.

In the 2014-2015 season the Chorale will sing Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem and Alto Rhapsody, with full orchestra; Randall Thompson's The Peaceable Kingdom; Copland's The Promise of Living; and works by Howard Hanson and Morten Lauridsen. Members of the Chorale are also invited to take part in singing with the MAPC Church Choir for the special liturgical music offerings at the Christmas Eve Candlelight service and also for Holy Week and Easter. Auditions for the coming season will be held in early August 2014 -- other times may also be arranged. Choral experience is necessary, and members of the Chorale are expected to have good sight-singing skills and a blending section voice. Please contact the director, Dr. Andrew Henderson, Director of Music & Organist at MAPC, at 212-288-8920 or aeh@mapc.com. Further details about the Chorale, Church Choir, and the previous and current seasons can be found on the church's website at www.mapc.com/music/choirs.
Down Town Glee Club  20140711 (updated 7/11/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lower Manhattan
The Down Town Glee Club, a male chorus that has been performing popular and traditional choral music for over 85 years, will be holding open auditions for singers on Tuesdays in September and October between 6:30 and 8:30 PM. Location: St. Margaret's House, 49 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays, beginning September 2 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Winter Concert: Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM at Saint Peter's Church in midtown Manhattan. Open to all male singers who have the ability to carry a tune.

We open our 88th season with a new director, and honoring two cinematic greats. New Musical Director Joe Martin is an accomplished solo pianist, accompanist and chamber musician. He holds an undergraduate degree from Queens College in Piano Performance and a Masters Degree in Collaborative Piano, the art of accompanying. He works as a freelance accompanist for singers primarily from Queens College, and Manhattan School of Music, participating in former’s “Classical Singers Career Development Club” showcases in 2011 and 2012, and Manhattan School of Music’s Summer Voice Festival in 2013. From classical to contemporary, Beethoven to Broadway, Ravel to rap, Mr. Martin's knowledge and experience encompass the breadth of the music world. The Club could not be more pleased to have him on board.

Mr. Martin's first challenge will be The Club's holiday concert, "Singin' in the Snow," which honors both a man and a movie, two icons of music. Though his name may not be familiar, Arthur Freed was behind some of America’s most seminal music. As lyricist to his and composer Nacio Brown’s songs in the MGM movie Singin' in the Rain, Freed holds a prominent place in music history. But as film producer of a jaw-dropping list of cinematic musical milestones, Freed’s importance cannot be understated. The Wizard of Oz, An American in Paris, The Band Wagon, Meet Me in St. Louis, On the Town, Easter Parade and the aforementioned Singin' in the Rain are but a few of the movies Freed spearheaded. The Down Town Glee Club is proud to be honoring such a monumental figure in the American Songbook canon on the 120th anniversary of his birth.

2014 also marks the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney's Mary Poppins. One of the world’s most beloved films, Poppins garnered a then record thirteen Academy Award nominations in 1964, winning five, including Original Music Score and Best Original Song for "Chim Chim Cher-ee." It seems fitting that the Club recognize this great film.

No Winter concert would be complete without holiday music, and the Down Town Glee Club's annual event is no exception. Seasonal selections from the sacred to the secular will be featured along with our signature surprises and brand of harmonics. Great music, singing, refreshments, and the warmth and spirit of the season make the Down Club Glee Club Holiday Concert an affair not to be missed!

For information, or to schedule a private audition, call 516-248-7549 or contact Jerry Osterberg at osterbergg@aol.com. Website: www.downtowngleeclub.org.
New Amsterdam Singers  20140711 (updated 7/11/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Musical Director Clara Longstreth invites singers in all voice parts with choral experience and sight-reading ability to audition for our 2014-2015 season featuring works by Gabrieli, Pinkham, Betinis, Mäntyjärvi, Perera, Lauridsen, Argento, Hindemith, Whitacre and more. We are a chorus of 60-70 voices with a chamber chorus of 24, widely recognized for interesting and unusual repertoire. "Clara Longstreth's excellent avocational chorus has been a devoted champion of new music for decades." -- The New Yorker 2013.

We rehearse from 7 to 9:45 on Tuesday nights at Broadway Presbyterian, 601 West 114th Street in Manhattan and perform at various venues all over New York City including Church of the Holy Trinity, Immanuel Lutheran Church and St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church. First rehearsal of the season will be September 2, 2014 at 7 PM. Auditions are scheduled on an individual basis. To arrange an audition, call Clara Longstreth at 212-663-0576 or e-mail us at auditions@nasingers.org or visit www.nasingers.org.
The Peace of Heart Choir  20140711 (updated 7/11/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan
Love to sing? Come join us. The Peace of Heart Choir, directed by Robert René Galván, is a non-profit volunteer singing collective that promotes healing, diversity, community bonding, and mutual understanding through music. We rehearse on Thursday nights in midtown Manhattan, and we perform over 20 free concerts each year in hospitals, nursing homes, shelters and other similar venues throughout New York City. You can learn more about us at www.peaceofheartchoir.org.

Auditions for our Fall 2014 season will be July 24, from 7-9 PM, and July 26 and August 9, 2-6 PM. To schedule your audition, please contact us at 347-829-7642 or peaceofheartchoir@gmail.com.
Borough of Manhattan Community College Downtown Chorus  20140711 (updated 7/11/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lower Manhattan
The Borough of Manhattan Community College Downtown Chorus is a choral organization dedicated to fostering and sharing the art and joy of choral music and to enriching and educating our City's downtown community through concert performances of music from diverse historical periods and cultures. Members include students, faculty and staff from BMCC, as well as residents and professional of the downtown and neighboring communities.

Downtown Chorus performs regularly on campus, including collaborations with the Downtown Symphony Orchestra (www.downtownsymphony.org) on its Messiah Open Sing in December and Opera Production in May. In addition, Downtown Chorus performs frequently with BMCC Select Chorus and College Chorus on and off campus. In the Springs of 2008 and 2009, 2010 and 2011, members from these choruses participated and performed in Carnegie Hall receiving excellent remarks! The chorus's founder and artistic director is Dr. Eugenia Oi Yan Yau, professor of music at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY). At BMCC she directs the college's choirs, including the BMCC Select Chorus which she founded in 2005, and teaches voice. Dr. Yau has also served as the director of the Pace University Downtown Chorale and is currently the director of music for the children and youth at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City.

The BMCC Downtown Chorus rehearses on Tuesday evenings, September through May, at the BMCC Fiterman Hall campus, room F325, from 7:15-9:30 PM. The first fall rehearsal is scheduled for September 2, 2014.

Downtown Chorus is looking for many new voices to join a friendly -- and varied -- core group of singers. Singers of all experience levels and of all vocal ranges are welcome. The ability to read music is a plus but not a requirement as is prior chorale experience. Interested persons should contact Dr. Yau at (212) 220-8000 ext. 7240 or e-mail eyau@bmcc.cuny.edu for an appointment; or visit www.downtownchorus.org.
The Dessoff Choirs  20140708 (updated 7/8/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
Gold Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Founded in 1924 by Margarete Dessoff, The Dessoff Choirs is known for pioneering performances of choral works from the pre-Baroque era through the 21st century. As one of New York City's leading choruses, Dessoff presents its own concerts and frequently collaborates with other ensembles. The "s" in Choirs indicates Dessoff's various ensembles: a core group of 65 voices, a large Symphonic Choir for orchestral engagements, and a smaller Chamber Choir selected for more intimate settings.

We are currently auditioning for tenors and basses. If you are interested in joining us, please e-mail auditions@dessoff.org or call 212-831-8224. Auditions include vocalizing, sight-reading, and singing a short piece of your choice. Auditions will be held Thursday, July 24, 7-10 PM at Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th Street, room 608. Rehearsals are on Mondays, 7-10 PM, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 88th Street and Lexington Avenue.
A Capella Ensemble of NY  20140629 (updated 6/29/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Friday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chinatown
Wanted: 1 or 2 sopranos for gig on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

No membership dues. An a cappella choir whose goal is to be like the Orpheus Orchestra--perform with NO CONDUCTOR. AKA NY Madrigal Ensemble, LLC. Present members, some of whom are choir directors, are semi-professional musically-trained singers who, inspired by past participation in their college Madrigal group (with NO conductor) want to continue that tradition. Their ex-college Madrigal group still exists and has been winning major choral competitions in Europe including the Le Grand Prix Choral Competition in Tours, France in 1997.

We sing in SBAT quartets and semi-circle formation. This allows us to hear each other well, be in-sync and blend our voices easily. Most importantly, in this formation one experiences the greatest joy from the songs as one hears all the voice parts equally in a blended sound. We want to have at least a double-octet. We aim to improve our quality, perform concerts twice a year with great artistry and gain a good reputation to sing in weddings/receptions for a fee to be split evenly among singers. Rehearsals Friday nights in Chinatown . Basic sight-reading skills and fairly straight tone or fast-fine vibrato needed. Send e-mail to edsantayana@yahoo.com or call 212-824-6923.
West End Collegiate Choir  20140626 (updated 6/26/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
The West End Collegiate Choir, a choir of 15-20 voices, both professional and volunteer, welcomes singers with sightreading skills who enjoy singing in a variety of styles and periods. Conducted by Cynthia Powell (Stonewall Chorale, Melodia Women's Choir of NYC), the choir rehearses on Sunday mornings at 9 AM on the Upper West Side (77th Street and West End Avenue). For audition info, e-mail CPowell508@aol.com or call 201-541-9484. The service is from 11 AM to 12 noon (seldom goes past the noon hour!)

West End Collegiate Church is a welcoming, liberal, and inclusive community of people seeking meaning in life and spiritual growth. We recognize music as a vehicle toward the deepening of the spirit and are committed to excellence in offering music that enhances this vision.
Jersey Harmony Chorus  20140624 (updated 6/24/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Princeton, NJ
Love to sing? Ladies, here's your opportunity for a break from the summer routine. Jersey Harmony Chorus is hosting "The Heat Is On" free vocal workshops for women in the Recreation Hall at Griggstown Reformed Church, 1065 Canal Road in Princeton, NJ. On three Monday evenings, July 21, 28 and August 4, all level of singers are invited to attend classes with certified director and coach Roberta Smith of Plainfield. The evening will begin with a meet and greet at 7:15, classes from 7:30 to 9:00, and guests are then invited to observe the Jersey Harmony Chorus rehearsal. Come and explore the exciting sound of 4-part harmony! It can open up a whole new world of fun for you!

Jersey Harmony Chorus sings 4-part a cappella harmony, performing songs from many genres such as popular, jazz, and Broadway while spanning several decades from the 40s to recent years. Please call Carole at 732-236-6803, or contact jhc.membership@gmail.com. Visit JHC's website at jerseyharmonychorus.org.
Amuse  20140624 (updated 6/24/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Various *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
A women's ensemble dedicated to small ensemble singing in a setting where every voice matters. Our focus is a cappella music written for treble voices drawn from the sacred and secular classical repertory, ranging from chant to new commissions. We have a three concert season with programs in September, January and June and do other concerts as the opportunity arises. We have 6 rehearsals in the three weeks prior to each concert and require strong reading skills and a willingness to work hard. We also offer numerous solo and one-on-a-part opportunities in each program. If interested in auditioning, please visit our website at www.amusesingers.org to learn more about how we work and to download our audition packet.
The Cecilia Chorus of New York  20140617 (updated 6/17/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Turtle Bay
The Cecilia Chorus of New York holds auditions during the summer and throughout the season. Our 2014-15 Carnegie Hall season includes Poulenc's Gloria, Hodie by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and an all-Beethoven program featuring the fascinating middle-period Mass in C, the exhilarating Choral Fantasy, and the incomparably uplifting finale from Fidelio. The Cecilia Chorus of New York has presented an impressive roster of up-and-coming soloists, and is increasingly engaged in stimulating collaborations with other musical organizations in the tri-state area. A 2014 New York Times review characterized the chorus as "admirable" and acclaimed its performance as "memorable." For more information, please visit www.ceciliachorusny.org. Please request an audition here: www.ceciliachorusny.org/audition-request/.
Cantori New York  20140617 (updated 6/17/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
The celebrated, award-winning chamber chorus, Mark Shapiro, Conductor, holds auditions by appointment throughout the year. The 2014-15 season of this friendly, high-performing ensemble includes premieres by Jacques Bank (The Jazzman, His Wife, and the Persian Poet), Rex Isenberg (Messiahs False and True) and Alba Potes (Pedro Paramo), as well as older music in a multiplicity of styles by composers including Holst and Palestrina. Cantori typically performs with outstanding guest instrumentalists, vocalists, stage actors, and composers; artistic partners have included the actor Kathleen Chalfant, the opera singer Sasha Cooke, and the violist Nadia Sirota. Upper West Side rehearsals on Thursday nights. More at cantorinewyork.com. To request an audition, please send e-mail to info@cantorinewyork.com.
Middle Church Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir  20140612 (updated 6/12/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Village
The Middle Church Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir has been singing gospel music in the East Village and beyond for 30 years. We are looking for singers to join this dynamic, thriving, welcoming, spiritual, and multi-cultural community. Our repertoire includes traditional and contemporary gospel music, freedom songs, Broadway, pop and world music, reflecting the people in our congregation and supporting the inclusive ministry of our church. In addition to singing in worship, the choir has also been featured in Shakespeare in the Park, Under the Radar Festival, The Today Show and Good Morning America. Share your gifts in a joyous community. Rehearsals are Thursdays, from 7 to 9 PM, September.to July at Middle Collegiate Church (2nd Avenue and East 7th Street) in the East Village. Contact John Del Cueto, Director, at jdelcueto@middlechurch.org to discuss joining. We'd love to hear you!
Saint Agnes Schola Cantorum  20140608 (updated 6/8/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown East
Currently hearing auditions for permanent bass (or baritone) and alto (or countertenor) positions and for all voice parts for the sub-list. The Schola Cantorum of Saint Agnes is a fully-professional ensemble (though qualified volunteers may be considered) that sings for the 11:00 Tridentine Latin High Mass and the 12:30 English Mass every Sunday from September through Corpus Christi Sunday as well as for occasional weekday feasts. Polyphonic settings of the Latin Ordinary, motets, and Gregorian chant are this ensemble's primary repertoire, but several concerts are also given annually. The only rehearsal is on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM, so sight-reading skills are essential. Contact Organist and Choirmaster James D. Wetzel at jwetzel@stagneschurchnyc.org or at 412-951-7441 to schedule an audition. The Church of Saint Agnes (Roman Catholic) is located at 143 East 43rd Street in Manhattan, between Lexington and Third Avenues.
Canticum Novum Singers  20140530 (updated 5/30/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
We are a professional-level volunteer choir holding auditions for exceptional readers. Now entering our 42nd season under founder Harold Rosenbaum, winner of the 2014 Ditson Conductor's Award, 2010 ASCAP Victor Herbert Award and the 2008 American Composer Alliance Laurel leaf Award, and conductor of the famed professional choir, The New York Virtuoso Singers, we are a medium sized choir (45-55 singers) performing both standard repertoire spanning 6 centuries as well as masterworks with orchestra. Of the approximately 650 singers who have sung with us in 500 concerts, over 100 have moved into careers singing professionally, both in choirs and as soloists. We have made four European tours, have collaborated many times with Peter Schickele (P.D.Q. Bach) and with countless orchestras and opera companies, and have appeared in every major concert hall in NYC.

If you are looking to be wonderfully challenged and to leave each rehearsal invigorated and deeply satisfied, if you want to sit amidst other very gifted singers fully equipped to implement every musical request, if you want a startlingly intense weekly experience from an extremely dynamic yet cordial and highly supportive and encouraging conductor, please e-mail haroldrosenbaum@gmail.com or call him at 914-582-3915. For sample performances, visit www.youtube.com/channel/UCaHhC_2zy1q_bTkY06cvigw.

Concert #1: "A Canticum Novum Christmas" -- Works by Mendelssohn, Verdi, Rachmaninoff, Poulenc, and Vaughan Williams plus popular Christmas classics including Let it Snow, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

Concert #2: "The Unknown Region" -- Schicksalslied by Johannes Brahms, It's the same train by David Lang, Toward the Unknown Region by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Carols of Death by William Schuman, Angels by Jonathan Harvey, choruses from Nixon in China by John Adams.
Cantabile Chamber Chorale  20140526 (updated 5/26/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bound Brook, NJ
Founded in 1988, Cantabile Chamber Chorale of Middlesex County, NJ is a volunteer group of 30 singers that sings diverse choral music of all genres, including new works and commissioned works. We are especially seeking basses with choral experience, and are open for all voice parts to audition. Sight-reading is not as important as good intonation and a good ear for choral music. Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings, 7:30-10 PM in Bound Brook, New Jersey. Two scheduled concerts per season are in Piscataway, New Jersey -- the first Saturday in December and the last Saturday in April. Other performances and outreaches to shut-in communities are scheduled as needed. The Artistic Director is Rebecca Scott, of the Juilliard Faculty. For more information, see our website:www.cantabilechamberchorale.org or call 732-560-7132 to arrange an audition.
Chancel Choir of the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church  20140523 (updated 5/23/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Plainfied, NJ
20-voice professional level choir (all-volunteer now). Rehearsals: Sunday mornings only (9:15-10:00; service at 10:30 AM; and often from 12:00-1:00 PM) from September 14 to early June. Nationally known "cathedral-like" church for its excellence in music for 75 years. In addition to the regular Sunday morning schedule, there are three concerts per year: Christmas Yuletide, Good Friday and Spring (May). Singers must be able to work on music outside of rehearsal. Sophisticated choral music from many centuries with advanced musicians performing. Call Allen Artz at (908) 436-0315 or e-mail artzthe3rd@verizon.net for an audition. Positions open in the tenor (1) and bass (1) sections. Will consider other voice parts too. Location: 716 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060, three short blocks from the NJ Transit Plainfield station (Raritan Line).
Crescent Choral Society  20140523 (updated 5/23/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Plainfield, NJ
Crescent Choral Society is a 40-voice community choir, drawing singers from several Central New Jersey counties. The Crescent Choral Society performs fall and spring concerts covering a full range of choral works, often accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble or full orchestra.

Rehearsals: 8 Monday evenings in the fall (7:30-9:30 PM) for a concert on Saturday, November 15 at 8 PM; 8 Monday evenings in the winter/spring (7:30-9:30 PM) for a concert on Saturday, April 11 at 8 PM. Repertoire for fall: Vivaldi: Magnificat; Saint-Saens: Christmas Oratorio; Pinkham: Christmas Cantata (accompanied by the 97-rank organ). Repertorie for spring: Cherubini: Requiem; Beethoven: Elegaic Song (accompanied by a professional orchestra). Venue: Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield, NJ, a nationally-known cathedral-like church.

Call Allen Artz at (908) 436-0315 or e-mail artzthe3rd@verizon.net for more information. No auditions necessary, just a commitment to work on the music outside of the rehearsal. Positions open in the bass section. Will consider other voice parts too. Location: 716 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060, three short blocks from the NJ Transit Plainfield station (Raritan Line).
The Carrollton Chorale  20140523 (updated 5/23/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Elizabeth, NJ
All a cappella, 18-voice chamber choir with two programs per year on creative themes with music ranging from the Renaissance to 21st century. Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings, 8-10 PM at 577 Irvington Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ (5 minutes from NJ Transit train station Elizabeth or North Elizabeth). Concerts on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3 PM and May 31, 2015, both at Calvary Lutheran in Cranford. Singers must be able to work on music outside of rehearsal. Call Allen Artz at (908) 436-0315 or e-mail artzthe3rd@verizon.net for an audition. Positions open in the tenor (2) and soprano (1) sections. Will consider other voice parts, too. Visit www.carrolltonchorale.com.
Hudson Valley Singers  20140519 (updated 5/19/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Who are the Hudson Valley Singers and why do they sing?

We are accountants, students, retirees, interns, attorneys, teachers, secretaries, doctors and businessmen. "It feeds my soul." "I get so energized about our performances." "Rehearsal is both a social and learning evening." "It's all about the music!"

NO AUDITION REQUIRED!

We do not require auditions for our regular members, which makes joining us even easier. Our members have a broad range of musical experience and ability, from those with professional backgrounds to those who haven’t sung for years.

The Hudson Valley Singers have begun summer/fall rehearsals for our January, 2015 program, "The French Baroque -- Lully - Couperin - Rameau." In addition, we will be taking some "sneak peaks" at our Spring Program; a concert version of the opera Alceste by Christoph Glück. Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. For more information please contact Randee Ginsberg at 914-907-3348 or randee.ginsberg@gmail.com.
Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus  20140505 (updated 5/5/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus presents its Spring 2014 Concert, including Orff's Carmina Burana, Italian opera choruses, and a medley from the Broadway show Les Miserables. For more information e-mail us at brooklynpchorus@yahoo.com or leave a message on our automated line, 718-907-0963.

The Chorus will hold Open Auditions for its Winter 2014 season in September on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry Street, Brooklyn Heights (just one block from the Clark Street stop on the 2, 3 subway line and a few blocks from 4, 5, R and A lines). All voices parts are welcome. We rehearse on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM at the First Presbyterian Church.
Collegium Musicum  20140503 (updated 5/3/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: New Brunswick, NJ
Collegium Musicum, formerly of Rutgers University, is a group of enthusiastic musicians dedicated to performing the masterworks and lesser-known works of the Renaissance. This is our first season as an independent ensemble, and we are looking forward to an expanded and exciting performance calendar. We are comprised of members of the Rutgers community -- graduate students, alumni, and professors alike -- as well as members of the New Brunswick and surrounding communities.

We are always hearing new singers interested in joining the Collegium. Auditions are with the director, Daniel Spratlan, and can be arranged by e-mailing him at danielspratlan@gmail.com.
Canticum Scholare  20140430 (updated 4/30/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Friday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Village
Canticum Scholare is an early music a cappella ensemble based in New York City. We are currently auditioning for basses for our upcoming concert. We are auditioning members who have experience and enthusiasm in Renaissance and Baroque vocal music. Canticum Scholare is an excellent opportunity for recent conservatory graduates and professionals in the field of early music. If you are interested, please e-mail info@canticum.org to set up an audition.
St. George's Choral Society  20140409 (updated 4/9/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Union Square
Beginning Tuesday, June 3, St. George's Choral Society will host a two-week choral intensive, with two rehearsals a week, culminating in a performance of Rossini's Petite Messe solennelle on Saturday, June 14 at 7:00 PM. Rehearsals and performance will be held at the Church of the Incarnation, Madison Avenue at 35th Street. For more info go to http://www.stgeorgeschoralsociety.org/summer_festival.html. Participation is $195 for those who apply by April 19 and $225 for those who apply by May 24. In certain instances, financial aid may be available. Apply online.
Long Island Children's Choir  20140319 (updated 3/19/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday, Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Melville, NY
The Long Island Children's choir is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2013 to provide opportunities for choral performance and musical education to children on Long Island, regardless of socioeconomic background. Our mission is to unite children in song and instill confidence, creativity, cooperation and a sense of community in our members through comprehensive musicianship.

Our members include 113 children in grades 1-12 from all across Long Island and Queens. We are currently comprised of three ensembles. Our Artistic Director is Colleen Regan. Depending on the ensemble, rehearsals are Tuesday or Wednesday in Melville. Semesters run September-January and February-June.

For information, visit www.lichildrenschoir.org, e-mail info@lichildrenschoir.org or call 631-306-4121.
Giving Voice  20140314 (updated 3/14/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lincroft, NJ
Giving Voice, a small, dynamic women's a cappella group based at the Monmouth Unitarian Fellowship in Lincroft, NJ, has openings in all voice sections at this time. Penelope Gnesin, artistic director of Giving Voice, will hold auditions by appointment through June 15 for all women interested in joining Giving Voice.

Experienced choral singers are encouraged to audition. Rehearsals are Monday evenings at the Monmouth Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 1475 West Front Street, Lincroft, NJ. We perform monthly either there, or at nearby events. If you love to sing and like to be in the company of positive and supportive women, contact Penelope Gnesin by e-mail at Pennyg144@verizon.net">Pennyg144@verizon.net or call 908-578-7640 to schedule an audition.
Connection Community Chorale  20140225 (updated 2/25/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Long Island City, NY
Connection Community Chorale is a new ensemble that performs various genres of sacred music . The repertoire ranges from World music, spirituals, to gospel and contemporary christian hymns. The ensemble is a part of the music department of Connection Church and performs during the 5:00 service and in concert. Weekly rehearsal is every Wednesday night beginning March 13 under the direction of Angela W. Modeste. The choir is open to adults and high school students from the community who love to sing. Auditions are every week before rehearsal at 5. If you would like to audtion, contact Angela at Angelaew@yahoo.com.
Rainbow Chorus  20140225 (updated 2/25/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Kingston, NY
The Rainbow Chorus is the Mid-Hudson Valley's new LGBTQ choral group. We are a four-part chorus open to LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly men and women who love to sing and can carry a tune. Sight-reading and auditions are not required. Our director, Ann Belmont, is a professional musician--guitar/bass/vocalist/composer/arranger/teacher. In addition to teaching us our melodic lines and score dynamics, Ann provides the Rainbow Chorus with creative arrangements in a wide range of musical genres. Our pianist, Todd Anderson, is also a professional musician; he specializes in jazz sax and piano.

New members always welcome. We rehearse Sunday evenings from 6-8 PM at the Mid-Hudson LGBTQ Center, 300 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401. For information, call 845-353-8348 or e-mail rainbowchorus1@gmail.com.
Saengerchor Newark  20140214 (updated 2/14/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Friday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Clark, NJ
We are a German-American men's chorus headquartered at the Deutscher Club Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane in Clark, NJ 07066, and have been an active chorus since our founding in 1925 in the city of Newark, NJ. Our chorus is directed by Mr. Markus Hauck.

Currently our chorus consists of 32 men from all walks of life, some born in Germany, some from other parts of Europe, and native born Americans, some of German decent parents and others with no German background but dedicated to the type of music that we sing. We perform in two concerts per year, one in May and a second at Christmastime. In addition we perform at many other German-American cultural events.

We have a vast repertoire of music that ranges from simple folk songs to choral works from operas, operettas and Broadway musicals. To this we blend in barbershop, spirituals and fun songs. At present, we are looking for a few good singers, first basses in particular. Contact Kurt Striny at kurtstriny@msn.com or 732-557-0580. We're on Facebook at facebook.com/MGVSCN and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/channel/UCzhYgQvstKMXK5Q5K6BsWvQ.
Greater Middletown Chorale  20140214 (updated 2/14/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Portland, CT
G M Chorale is acclaimed for its innovative symphonic choral presentations. Under the inspired leadership of Joseph D'Eugenio, Artistic Director, G M Chorale performs beloved masterworks and newly commissioned masterpieces on a global scale. Established in 1977 as a community chorus in Middletown, CT, the Chorale has evolved to become one of New England's most engaging choirs. As much as 80 voices strong, the Chorale features professional and volunteer singers from across the region. All of our singers have passed an audition to become members of G M Chorale, or one of the chamber ensembles. G M Chorale boasts a long-standing relationship with Hartford Symphony and more recently, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

G M Chorale tours and performs in other countries bringing international recognition to Middletown, Connecticut and New England. A major emphasis of the organization is the power of music to positively impact social justice. Throughout history music has made pronounced and lasting change for the betterment of the human condition. G M Chorale is committed to continuing this partnership between those in need, composers, musicians and audience. G M Chorale offers frequent opportunities for singers of all levels to improve their craft through Musicianship Workshops and Choral Camps, open to the greater community.

Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7:00-9:30 PM at Zion Lutheran Church, 183 William Street, Portland, CT 06480. Auditions are by arrangement at the beginning of each concert cycle. For information, e-mail info@gmchorale.org.
Saint Joseph Parish Choir  20140211 (updated 2/11/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Spring Valley, NY
The Parish Choir of Saint Joseph Church in Spring Valley, NY is looking for all voice parts, especially tenors and basses for the upcoming choir term. The choir has been recently been re-established at the parish and we are looking to expand our repertoire and numbers. We are an active and culturally diverse parish and all singers are welcomed. The current repertoire includes traditional and contemporary hymns, gregorian chant, smaller anthems and motets and several different English Mass settings.

Rehearsals take place in the choir room Thursdays starting 7:30 PM and concluding at 9:15 PM. The sung choir Mass is at 11:30 AM with a 10:30 call time. If you are interested please e-mail the Music Office at sacredmusic@stjosephspringvalley.org.
New York City Community Chorus at Holy Apostles  20140129 (updated 1/29/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chelsea
The New York City Community Chorus welcomes anyone with a desire to sing to join us for our upcoming season. NO AUDITION REQUIRED. We need all voice categories, especially sopranos, tenors and basses. Our non-sectarian chorus, with a diverse membership of more than 60, meets on Mondays at Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 Ninth Avenue at 28th Street, in Chelsea. We perform twice a year, in December and June.

Rehearsals for our June 15, 2014 concert will begin on Monday, January 20, 2014, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Repertory TBA. Info: 212-475-2702, www.nycccha.org or info@nycccha.org.
Lush Tongue  20140122 (updated 1/22/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
Lush Tongue is an emerging women's a cappella ensemble. Our repertoire is an eclectic, globally multicultural array of classic and contemporary songs, music from female composers and vocal improvisation. Currently seeking altos, mezzo-sopranos and sopranos. You have a musical background, a great ear and tone, versatility and musicality, are able to commit to the rehearsal schedule starting in 2014 and are enthusiastic about singing a highly diverse repertoire! The group size is 6-12; rehearsals are Tuesdays in midtown Manhattan. For information, contact the director, Onome, at onome@onome.org.
Mystic River Chorale  20140119 (updated 1/19/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Mystic, CT
Since 1984, The Mystic River Chorale, an independent, not-for-profit community chorus, has gathered talented people from eastern Connecticut to western Rhode Island to raise their voices in song. Presenting a mixture of major choral master-works with full orchestra, serious pieces for chorus with varied instrument-ation, as well as lighter selections in varied genres, the Chorale's concerts attract both young and old, classical and modern music fans alike. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester. Please visit our website for more information.
University Singers  20140119 (updated 1/19/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bridgeport, CT
The University Singers of Bridgeport, Connecticut is an unauditioned mixed-voice chorus open to community members, as well as to University of Bridgeport students, faculty, alumni and staff. The Singers perform 4-6 times per year in a variety of venues, including concerts on campus and around greater Bridgeport, and major campus events. UB boasts one of the most international student bodies of any univeristy in the US, and so we strive to maintain a truly "multicultural" repertoire while remaining rooted in standard choral literature. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 6-8:15 during the academic year, in Room 110 of the Arnold Bernhard Center for the Arts & Humanities on UB's campus, on Long Island Sound, easily reached from I-95, Route 8 or the Merritt Parkway. There are no dues or music costs, and no tuition unless academic credit is desired. For more information, contact director Frank Martignetti at singers@bridgeport.edu.
Festival of Voices  20140116 (updated 1/16/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
Festival of Voices is currently accepting new members with a strong preference for sopranos, altos and tenors. Directed by Kenneth Dake, Festival of Voices is a group of dedicated singers (SATB) drawn from the five boroughs and beyond. A community who believes in the power of music to shape worship and change lives, they sing a broad range of choral repertoire once a month in worship and in concerts throughout the year. Potential members should be able to sight read and commit to regular Monday night rehearsals (7:30-9:00 PM). For more information or to schedule an audition appointment, e-mail music@marblechurch.org or call 212-686-2770.
Sirens of Gotham  20140116 (updated 1/16/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hell's Kitchen
Performing right in the heart of Manhattan, Sirens of Gotham is a fresh take on women's a cappella music. These ladies perform various genres ranging from classic standards and music theatre to contemporary pop. New to the choral scene, the Sirens have accomplished much since their establishment in November of 2011 which includes becoming chartered members of the world's largest music education organization for women, taking Second Place in the 2013 Region 15 Sweet Adelines International Division A Chorus Contest, performing in various venues, and most recently, producing their own show, "Gotham Follies." Sirens harmonize weekly to prepare for performances throughout New York City. Interested in Sirens of Gotham? Visit www.sirensofgotham.org for information about upcoming events and auditions!
Kinnara Ensemble  20140109 (updated 1/9/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsal neighborhood: Princeton, NJ
Comprising 28 voices, Kinnara Ensemble is a professional choral ensemble based in the Princeton, NJ area--performing regularly in the tri-state area. Kinnara rehearses and performs on a project basis several times a year (contracted separately). We are always looking for new singers and spirits to join us. We accept electronic auditions on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please e-mail the materials below to kinnaraensemble@gmail.com with AUDITION MATERIALS - [your name] as the subject line: 1. A resume of singing activities. 2. One or two recorded songs or arias. You may wish to send two to highlight different aspects of your singing, but it is not required. 3. A recording of one or two vocal exercises that demonstrate range, timbre or flexibility of your voice. The goal is to hear you at your best--singing in your most comfortable, full voice with both the song/aria and exercises. We look forward to hearing from you. Please see our website at www.kinnaraensemble.org for other info.
Westchester Oratorio Society  20140105 (updated 1/5/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Katonah, NY
Rehearsals begin in Katonah, NY, on Tuesday evenings for the second half of Westchester Oratorio Society's 2013-2014 Season, which includes a concert on Sunday afternoon, May 4, with the acclaimed REBEL Baroque Ensemble presenting a period performance featuring Vivaldi Gloria, Haydn Kleine Orgelmesse and Bach Hallelujah BWV 143.

Rehearsals are at the Katonah Village Library from 7 PM to 9:15 PM, a short walk from the Metro-North station on the Harlem line. The process to join is informal, with open house rehearsals on January 14 and 21. Singers in all voices and students are welcome. Those interested can contact the group by phone at 347-223-9303 or via e-mail at westchesteroratorio@gmail.com. Visit the group's website at www.westchesterroratorio.org.
Oceanside Chorale  20140102 (updated 1/2/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Oceanside, NY
Rehearsals for the June 7, 2014 concert will begin on January 15, 2014. This year the Oceanside Chorale is celebrating its 25th anniversary and the June 7 concert will be a retrospective of music performed by the chorale over the last 25 years. For more information visit our website at www.oceansidesings.com.
United Choral Society  20131230 (updated 12/30/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Cedarhurst, NY
The United Choral Society is a non-denominational and non-sectarian community chorus, open to all singers, celebrating the joy of music. Our talented conductor is Sharon Pesenti and our experienced accompanist is Debbie Schall. New members are welcomed throughout the year. Rehearsals are held each Tuesday night, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Temple Beth El, Broadway between Locust and Grove Streets, in Cedarhurst, NY. We hold two main concerts per year at the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, featuring one major classical work in addition to other selections. Our upcoming Spring concert will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, June 8 at the Hewlett-Woodmere Library. The repertoire will include Haydn's Te Deum, Dvorak's Songs of Nature, a Pippin medley, a Paul Simon medley and Rhapsody in Rhythm. For further information and details, call Allen Parks at 516-374-2566 or e-mail AllenDDS613@aol.com.
The Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island  20131227 (updated 12/27/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Merrick, NY
The Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island is holding new auditions for their 2014 main-stage opera, Thespis, or the God's Grown Old, with new music and orchestrations by 12-time Grammy winner Thomas Zachary Shepard. Auditions will take place on Tuesday, January 14 and Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 PM at Chatterton School, located at 108 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566. Please bring 16 bars of music in the style of Gilbert & Sullivan. All roles are open. Production is produced/directed by Dave Groeger, music directed by Laura Mulholland and conducted by Ben Arendsen. For more information, visit www.GilbertandSullivanLI.com, www.facebook.com/gaslocoli or call (516) 229-1GAS(427).
Aftersox  20131118 (updated 11/18/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday, Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Park Slope (Brooklyn)
Looking for some musically capable women with soulful voices to join our post-collegiate a cappella group. All voice parts welcome. Contact aftersoxnyc@gmail.com for more information.
St. Ignatius Choral Society  20131115 (updated 11/15/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Friday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Long Beach, NY
St. Ignatius Choral Society of Long Beach needs singers, especially tenor/bass, for "Messiah & More" concert December 15. Christmas portion of Messiah with selected carols/motets to follow; with orchestra. Rehearsals 11-22, 12-6, 12-13. For more info contact saint.ignatius.lbny@gmail.com.
Canterbury Choral Society  20131107 (updated 11/7/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
An SATB chorus of amateur singers performing in a beautiful sacred space and, on occasion, Carnegie Hall. Repertoire includes masses, requiems and large scale works such as Mahler Symphony No. 8. We usually do three concerts per season. Canterbury is a 62-year-old organization, seeking dedicated singers for all parts, with a legendary conductor. There are no dues or ticket purchase requirements, although members usually make a voluntary contribution, except for nominal music purchase costs. Upcoming concerts include Bach - Saint John Passion, Haydn - Lord Nelson Mass and Te Deum, and Berlioz - Te Deum. Request an audition at our web site.
Chorus of Communities  20131031 (updated 10/31/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Belleville, NJ
The Chorus of Communities is a 25-30 member semi-professional choral organization based in Belleville, NJ. Rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 7:30-9:00 PM at Bethany Lutheran Church, New Street in Belleville. The chorus presents two concerts per season in local churches in Belleville, Nutley and Upper Montclair. Rehearsals begin 10 weeks prior to each performance. Members generally come from the Essex County area but everyone is welcome. The COC was begun in 1990 and has performed classical church repertoire bi-annually. Works by Handel, Schubert, Britten, Rutter and Vivaldi are a few examples. Richard Morgan has been artistic director since 2011. Visit our website for further information: chorusofcommunities.org.
Teaneck Community Chorus  20131024 (updated 10/24/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Teaneck, NJ
Calling all basses! The Teaneck Community Chorus is looking for basses to help anchor our music. Come join us in song as we continue our mission to reflect the diverse population of Teaneck. This is a great opportunity to have fun and contribute to our 2013-2014 repertoire of A SEASON TO HIT ALL THE RIGHT NOTES! Rehearsals are from 7-9 PM Sundays at the Ethical Cultural Society, 687 Larch Avenue, Teaneck. Come and complete an application for membership, and let us hear you sing! For more information, contact pkzeldin@gmail.com.
Marble Sanctuary Choir  20131018 (updated 10/18/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
The Marble Sanctuary Choir, a 22-voice, all-professional ensemble under the direction of Kenneth Dake, has filled all of its member slots.
New Jersey Conservatory Youth Choruses  20131011 (updated 10/11/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday, Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Sparta and Boonton, NJ
Visit our web site for latest audition information. Rehearsals are in Sparta, NJ on Tuesdays and Boonton, NJ on Wednesdays.
New Jersey Conservatory Symphonic Chorus  20131011 (updated 10/11/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Mountain Lakes, NJ
Visit our web site for latest audition information.
Singers of Long Island (SOLI)  20131001 (updated 10/1/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Sayville, NY
Singers of Long Island (SoLI) is looking for a bass for their upcoming season. Please visit SoLIchoir.com for more information. We meet in Sayville on Wednesday nights from 7:30-9:45. We will be performing Britten's Ceremony of Carols with harp in December, a concert with the Sound Symphony in the Spring and other concerts. Contact Marie at 631-681-0964 to schedule an audition.
St. Joseph's Parish Choir  20130922 (updated 9/22/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
St. Joseph's Parish Choir is the principal choir of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on East 87th Street in Manhattan. The choir is directed by Alistair Reid, a graduate of Oxford University and former Assistant Director of Music at Coventry Cathedral UK. We are a mixed semi-professional choir comprising experienced volunteers and professional section leaders. Our standards are high, but it's not all hard work -- we're a very friendly and relaxed group, enjoying not only the singing but a bit of socialising too. Our repertoire for this upcoming season includes music by Tallis, Handel, Bach, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Stanford, Duruflé and Fauré. We sing a great deal of a cappella music as well as music accompanied by our famous 1895 Müller & Abel pipe organ. Additionally, we are blessed to sing in an acoustically splendid room with a four-second reverberation. Our choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:45 PM and we sing at the noon High Mass on Sunday mornings. To schedule an audition, please contact Alistair Reid at stjosephs.musicdept@gmail.com or 212-289-6030.
The Pelham Larks  20130918 (updated 9/18/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Pelham, NY
The Pelham Larks is holding an Open Rehearsal on Tuesday, October 1 at 7:45 PM for individuals interested in joining our all-women's singing group. The rehearsal will be held at Christ Church, 1415 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham, NY. We are seeking interested Alto 1s and Alto 2s. Sight reading is a plus but not required. We sing a cappella and with musical accompaniment; our repertoire is varied and is mostly SSAA or SSA. We currently have 17 members. We rehearse Tuesday evenings from late September through early May, with two concert seasons: Holiday and Spring. Performances take place at schools, senior citizen centers, nursing homes and hospitals. Inquiries for membership are accepted in September/October and January/February. Contact Dana Thayer at 212-336-6860 or dbt@chelseapiers.com for information.
Olympia's Daughters  20130913 (updated 9/13/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Summit, NJ
Olympia's Daughters, an a cappella choir of irreverent opinionated women, is holding open auditions for Sopranos I & II, and Altos I & II. Located in Summit, NJ, we are in need of musicians who love singing many different types of music, performing often, and who enjoy working with funny, loud, good-hearted and strong women. We need singers who will exchange and discuss ideas, roll up their sleeves, jump right in and get to work. This is our choir. If you want to have a voice in what we do and how we do it come be one of us. We rehearse on Monday nights from 7:15 to 9:45 in Summit, NJ. Please call 908-601-4218 for an interview appointment, or send your inquiry to psh514@comcast.net.
Kaleidoscope Youth Chorus of Brooklyn  20130909 (updated 9/9/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Various *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ditmas Park (Brooklyn)
A new and exciting youth chorus is forming in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. We will sing rounds, partner songs and SA, SSA and SATB music of the following genres: multi-cultural, Broadway, popular, jazz, classical and holiday. The one-and- a-half-hour rehearsals will include fun and educational physical, rhythmic and vocal warm-ups. Solfege and ear training will also be taught using Dalcroze Eurhythmics (music and movement). Rhythm instruments and choreography will also be used. The chorus will perform in December and May at a senior residence, hospital, nursing home or community center.

The chorus will be in two divisions: 7-10 years and 11-14 years with a maximum of 20 per group and will start in mid-September. Rehearsal day/times: various. The director is Maxine Feldman, who has directed children's choruses for over 30 years at CYCLE Education Center, Arista Prep Academy, Steps Elementary School, the Lucy Moses School, Brooklyn College Prep Division and Congregation Beth Elohim. No formal audition is needed -- just a desire to sing and share your spirit with others! Fee: TBA. For information, e-mail maxmusicmf@gmail.com or call 718-490-7556 or 718-421-3740.
Metropolitan Greek Chorale  20130909 (updated 9/9/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
The Metropolitan Greek Chorale is now welcoming new members for our 48th season! Join us for the fall season which includes our annual Christmas concert on Saturday, December 7, 2013. We rehearse on Sundays 3-6:00 PM at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 302 West 91st Street, New York, NY. All voice parts are welcome. Join us at one of our open rehearsals on the following dates: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3-6:00 PM; Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3-6:00 PM; Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3-6:00 PM. For more information, e-mail info@metgreekchorale.org or visit www.metgreekchorale.org.

The Metropolitan Greek Chorale, established in 1965, is a NYC-based choral singing group. Repertoire includes a wide variety of secular and religious music from classical to contemporary, with a focus on music by Greek and Greek-American composers.
Pro Arte Chorale  20130909 (updated 9/9/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgewood, NJ
The Pro Arte Chorale is launching its 50th Anniversary Season with an Open Rehearsal on Monday, September 16 at 7:30 PM. Have you been thinking about joining the Chorale? Are you interested in auditioning? This is your chance to experience a rehearsal under the fine directorship of Maestro Steven Fox, and hear what we are all about. The Open Rehearsal will take place at the Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ.

The Pro Arte Chorale, a 60-member volunteer chorus, is committed to enriching the lives of its members and its audience by exploring many musical traditions. For more information, please visit our website at www.proartechorale.org.

The Pro Arte Chorale is sponsored in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts. Rehearsal and performances are held in handicapped accessible venues.
Grace Episcopal Church Adult Choir  20130907 (updated 9/7/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Pemberton, NJ
Located 30 minutes from Trenton and 60 minutes from Princeton, Grace Episcopal Church is a simple but beautiful sandstone edifice that has been hallowed by over 160 years of prayer and worship. The Parish Choir is a friendly, cheerful, and dedicated group of approximately 12 volunteer singers who meet to rehearse every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 PM from mid-September to early June. The Parish Choir provides musical leadership during the 9:30 AM Choral Eucharist and during all special worship services. Repertoire ranges from Gregorian chant to music of the 21st century, both accompanied and a cappella SATB anthems, primarily in English. For singers ages 13 and up who can sight-read music decently and sing with a blending section voice. We are in need of sopranos and tenors but will welcome all voice parts. This is an all-volunteer choir looking for additional volunteer singers, not paid soloists. For further information, contact Gregory Deane Smith at (609) 273-6263.
Three Dollar Bill  20130904 (updated 9/4/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Weeknight TBD *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
Three Dollar Bill is a newly forming eight-voice vocal jazz ensemble. Our mission: to manifest queer a cappella cabaret awesomeness here in NYC. Repertoire will include cabaret standards, neo-cabaret amusements, and classics from all over the GLBTQ musical canon.

Three Dollar Bill needs quality, versatile singers with high energy and a true love for all things queer, people who can take the music seriously without taking themselves too seriously. Your previous experience can come from anywhere: traditional choirs, college a cappella, cabaret lounges, non-vocal jazz, haunting the karaoke bars, living at Marie's Crisis, whatever you've got. Be comfortable singing your own part and being your true self. We are explicitly gender, orientation, age, size and appearance agnostic.

Auditions for all voice parts, plus vocal percussion, will be held on September 18, callbacks September 21. Request an audition slot by filling out our pre-audition questionnaire at secure.journeysurveys.com/answer/509/prompt. Check out our website at threedollarbillnyc.com or drop us a line at info@threedollarbillnyc.com if you'd like to talk to us more about the project.
Christ Church Parish Choir  20130904 (updated 9/4/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: New Brunswick, NJ
The Christ Church Parish Choir welcomes experienced choral singers to join our semi-professional 25-voice ensemble. Highlights of the upcoming season will include our annual Lessons & Carols service on December 15; Evensong services in January and March, and our annual Spring Choral Concert with the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra. Representative repertory lists can be found on our website at www.christchurchnewbrunswick.org. The Choir sings an ambitious schedule of two anthems plus service music at the 10:30 AM Sunday Eucharist on the first, third and fifth Sundays each month during the academic year, as well as at major Church festivals, occasional Evensongs and special concerts. There are openings in all voice parts; tenors and basses are especially welcome. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 8 to 10 PM, with our first rehearsal on September 5. The church, which is in downtown New Brunswick, NJ, is easily accessible via car, New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor trains, and bus routes. The church is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. Everyone is welcome here. For more information, contact John Sheridan at (732) 545-6262 or at music@christchurchnewbrunswick.org.
Canticum Novum at Christ Church  20130904 (updated 9/4/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: New Brusnwick, NJ
Christ Church’s Canticum Novum Choir is an adult choir for those who love to sing regardless of previous experience or musical training. We rehearse weekly on Monday evenings from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM, and sing every fourth Sunday at our 10:30 AM Sunday Eucharist, as well as occasionally at other services and concerts. We sing easy, accessible and tuneful music from the traditional sacred and gospel repertories. We also focus on learning the rudiments of music, in a very warm, friendly and supportive environment. We welcome all, particularly those who are differently-abled in any way. There are openings in all voices parts. Our first rehearsal of the season will be on Monday, September 9 at 7:30 PM. Christ Church, which is in downtown New Brunswick, NJ, is easily accessible via car, New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor trains, and bus routes. The church is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. Everyone is welcome here. For more information, contact John Sheridan at (732) 545-6262 or at music@christchurchnewbrunswick.org.
Brookside Singers of Brookside Community Church  20130903 (updated 9/3/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Brookside, NJ
The Brookside Singers is a volunteer mixed choir open to all singers high school age and older interested in an eclectic mix of musical styles. Neither audition nor church membership is necessary for membership in the choir. With a commitment of 8:30 to noon each Sunday, singers are afforded vocal training and training in sight reading music with Director of Music Deborah King. Dr. Deborah Simpkin King, choral and vocal performer and teacher active most prominently in the Manhattan and northern New Jersey area, came to Brookside Community Church (BCC) as director of its adult choir in January of 2013. "Our choir is a warm and friendly bunch and although we all work hard to achieve good results, we also have a lot of fun," says alto Judy Pennoyer. Bass Frank Vigilante comments: "Singing in the choir is absolutely one of my favorite times of the week! It provides a socially warm but cognitively challenging environment." Dr. King adds that she values the "open, inclusive spirit of the church, where individuals from many faith backgrounds can find a loving and accepting place to worship. Making music in an atmosphere of openness is a joyful experience!" The choir's first Sunday back from summer break will be September 8. E-mail DeborahKing@BrooksideChurch.org or call 973-543-0919 for information.
Middletown Concert Chorale  20130902 (updated 9/2/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Middletown, NY
The Middletown Concert Chorale is pleased to announce that rehearsals will begin on Monday, September 9, 7 to 9 PM at St. John's Lutheran Church, 391 Mount Hope Road, Middletown, NY. Our first two rehearsals are open rehearsals. We will be rehearsing for a presentation of the Brahms Requiem in November in collaboration with the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra and other choral groups. We will then continue to rehearse to present local concerts of parts of the Requiem and other seasonal music. Dues are $35/person; $10 for students; $60 for two members of the same family. For information, call 845-386-8016 or e-mail bjlennon@frontiernet.net.
Rockland County Choral Society  20130902 (updated 9/2/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: New City, NY
Sing with the Rockland County Choral Society! This December the Rockland County Choral Society returns to Nyack with holiday favorites and we invite you to sing with us! Rehearsals are Monday nights 7:45 to 10:00 PM and resume on Monday, September 9, 2013. This semester rehearsals will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 323 South Main Street, New City, NY 10956. Parking and entrance at the rear of the building.

This semester the chorus will perform seasonal selections including the spiritual "Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow" and a clever arrangement that combines "The First Noel" and Pachelbel's Canon, among others, including excerpts from Handel's Messiah. Another novelty is an arrangement of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" that was used in the play Nicholas Nickelby. Winter concert will be on Saturday, December 14 at 3:00 PM at Living Christ Church, 151 South Broadway, South Nyack, NY 10960. For more information please visit our website, www.RocklandChoral.org, or call 845-418-6225.
Caritas Chamber Chorale  20130831 (updated 8/31/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Friday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bridgewater, NJ
Caritas Chamber Chorale is currently seeking male singers, especially tenors, interested in performing many styles of SATB a cappella sacred music for its 2013-2014 season.

Caritas Chamber Chorale, founded and directed by Barbara Sanderman, sings benefit concerts for the Adorno Fathers’ St. Francis Caracciolo Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. Since 2005, the Chorale has performed concerts at venues in central and northern New Jersey and has raised almost $60,000 for the African Mission.

The Chorale rehearses on Fridays in Bridgewater, NJ. No membership fee is required. Some choral experience, some music reading ability and a good ear are essential. For more information about Caritas Chamber Chorale please see www.caritaschamberchorale.org.

Auditions will be held by appointment during September and early October. Women may inquire but for balance, openings are limited based on participation of additional tenors and basses. Rehearsals begin mid-October. Please contact Barbara Sanderman via phone (732-718-0775) or e-mail at director@caritaschamberchorale.org for detailed audition and rehearsal schedule information. Caritas Chamber Chorale is dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor through the art of sacred music.
Harmony Singers  20130831 (updated 8/31/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Wayne, NJ
Harmony Singers Community Chorus welcomes singers in all vocal parts at its first fall season rehearsal on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. We will be preparing for a holiday concert to be performed Sunday, December 8, 2013. Ability to read music and experience in singing choral parts is preferred. This professionally directed community chorus rehearses every Tuesday at 7:30 PM at the Preakness School, 1006 Hamburg Turnpike at Church Lane, Wayne. Membership information is available at www.HarmonySingersNJ.org or call J. Byrnes at 973-628-4535.
The Britpop Choir  20130828 (updated 8/28/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lower East Side
The Brit-Pop Choir is for anyone who loves to sing. Founded in May 2012, the group welcomes total beginners, professional singers and everyone in between. The choir works on a range of repertoire based on popular British music, from the iconic classics of the 60's right through to the cutting edge pop, urban and indie of the contemporary UK music scene. The group focuses on singing accessible and contemporary songs, developing intricate harmony, using a wide range of vocal styles and techniques and most of all having fun. The group rehearses on Mondays from 7:30 to 9:00 PM at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street on the Lower East Side. The group is currently 15 members but is looking to grow. For information, contact director Charlie Adams at 917-601-0052 or charlie@multivox.co.uk.
The Village Singers of Westchester  20130828 (updated 8/28/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Rye Brook, NY
The Village Singers of Westchester will begin its Fall 2013 session on Tuesday, September 10. New singers welcomed. We meet every Tuesday evening from 8 PM to 10 PM at Crawford Park Mansion, 122 North Ridge Street, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Contact Joan at (914) 937-5212 or visit www.thevillagesingers.com.
Coro Lirico  20130827 (updated 8/27/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chatham, NJ
Coro Lirico, Warren Helms, Music Director, announces its 2013/2014 season with an opening rehearsal on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM at Grace Episcopal Church, Madison, NJ. All interested singers are invited to participate. The performance season opens on October 12 and 13 with a performance of Aida with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, continues with a collaboration with the Greek Orthodox Church of Messiah on December 14, 2013 and a "Very Verdi" concert on January 18, 2014. The season concludes with a gala presentation of Jerome Kern's Showboat and a May 10, 2014 opera performance of Carlyle Floyd's Susannah. We welcome all voice parts to attend our rehearsals and to audition. For information, visit www.corolirico.net.
Voyces  20130826 (updated 8/26/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: New Brighton (Staten Island)
Voyces, the Staten Island-based early music vocal ensemble, seeks a bass. Voyces is dedicated to the study and performance of Renaissance and Baroque vocal works. The 16-voice all-volunteer ensemble's commitment to the community is one of education, exposure and enjoyment of lesser known music. This is a great opportunity for a bass who would enjoy singing works by such composers as Bach, Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Palestrina, Purcell and Gibbons, together with a close-knit group of professional musicians and music educators. Candidate must be able to read and prepare his own music for rehearsals. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7-9 PM at Christ Church New Brighton, on the North Shore of Staten Island (near SI Ferry and bridges). For information visit our website at VoycesSI.org. To schedule a "sit in" audition contact Beth Johanning,Voyces Music Director, at b.johanning@yahoo.com.
The Rockland Camerata  20130826 (updated 8/26/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Pearl River, NY
The Rockland Camerata has openings for singers to join our 35th anniversary concert this December. The program includes music by Vaughan Williams, Monteverdi, Bruckner and Bach and features the Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio. Why waste your talents in the shower? Come sing this beautiful music with us. For more info, contact 845-365-0224 or e-mail slrentz128@gmail.com.
Oratorio Society of New Jersey  20130826 (updated 8/26/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Montclair, NJ
The Oratorio Society of New Jersey will begin rehearsals at the First Lutheran Church, 153 Park Street, Montclair, NJ, on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 7:30 PM for its November 16 evening concert featuring Mendelssohn's Elijah. Scores will be available at the first rehearsal. The Oratorio Society welcomes new members with choral singing experience (especially sopranos and male voices), as well as returning singers. No audition is necessary. Yearly dues are $50. Rehearsals continue on Tuesday evenings from 8 to 10 PM at the First Lutheran Church. The November concert will be at Immaculate Conception Church, Montclair, Dr. Sándor Szabó conducting. For further information, call 973-783-3838 or visit our website at www.oratoriosocietynj.org.
Southern Connecticut Camerata  20130825 (updated 8/25/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Norwalk, CT
An auditioned chamber choir based in Norwalk, CT. Southern Connecticut Camerata performs a repertoire of primarily a cappella chamber choral music spanning the past eight centuries. The Camerata's traditional performance of rarely-heard secular and sacred compositions from late medieval times and the Renaissance is complemented with chamber choral pieces from all periods, including contemporary choral music and traditional folk songs. For more information on the singers, visit www.sccamerata.org. The singers perform two concerts each year, in December and in the spring, and rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:30, in Norwalk, Connecticut. For the 2013-14 season we are seeking two more altos. Rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Singers interested in auditioning should contact Musical Director Vincent Edwards at 203-984-8943 or via e-mail at Edwards@stpaulsnorwalk.org.
Schola Cantorum of Holy Cross Catholic Church  20130821 (updated 8/21/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Rumson, NJ
Schola Cantorum of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Rumson, NJ invites experienced singers of all voice parts to audition for positions for a new Schola Cantorum, led by Organist & Director of Music Don Carolina. The ensemble rehearses on Thursdays 7:00-8:30 PM and sings at the Sunday 10:30 AM Mass (Novus Ordo), from September to June with additional masses on Christmas Eve, Holy Week and Easter Sunday. The music program includes Gregorian chant, classical polyphony, traditional catholic hymnody and psalmody. Solo and quartet opportunities are available at the discretion of the Director of Music. First rehearsal is Thursday, September 12. Interested choristers should contact Don Carolina at dcarolina@holycrossrumson.org or 732-843-0348 x1105 for information on schedule and auditioning.
Young New Yorkers' Chorus  20130820 (updated 8/20/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown West
The Young New Yorkers' Chorus, one of the top amateur choruses in the city, is holding auditions for immediate openings for all voice parts.

Home for choral singers in their 20s and early 30s who yearn for both a social/networking atmosphere and superior artistic experiences, YNYC presents beautiful performances in lush venues, energetic and engaging rehearsals, and social events like kickball, bowling, Karaoke, and pub-crawls. YNYC’s high artistic standards have culminated in a performance at the ACDA National Convention, an appearance on WYNC’s Radiolab, and collaborations with renowned visual artists. Most soloists are selected from within the group, and while we are celebrated as champions for new music, the repertoire represents a variety of the best of the art form. YNYC rehearses Tuesday nights from 7 to 9:30 in Manhattan's Midtown West neighborhood. 2013-2014 season highlights: "re/mix Christmas" (December 14)--the warmth and beauty of YNYC’s popular Christmas Concert, with favorite holiday carols reimagined by the next generation of choral stars, including Joshua Shank, Eriks Esenvalds and Ola Gjeilo; "re/surrection symphony"--Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2, performed with Ensemble 212; "re/sonance"--Duruflé Requiem and the finalists from the Competition for Young Composers.

The Women's Ensemble augments the mission of YNYC and provides opportunities for young singers and composers to experience the beauty of choral music for women’s voices. YNYC Women’s Ensemble rehearses Wednesday nights from 7 to 9:00 in Manhattan's Midtown West neighborhood. Women's Ensemble 2013-2014 season highlights: "re/sounding joy"--Christmas with WYNYC and the New Zealand Youth Chorus; "re/quest"-- A cabaret featuring songs from the American Songbook, jazz standards and pop treasures; "re/collections"--WYNYC presents rites, rituals and dances from around the world.

Prospective singers are asked to have previous choral experience and music-reading ability and a desire to perform in a variety of styles and languages. For more information, or to schedule your audition, please go to www.ynyc.org.
Oratorio Society of New York  20130819 (updated 8/19/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Open chorus auditions for all voice-parts for the 2013-2014 season will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2013 or Tuesday, September 10, 2013 starting at 5:00 PM at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue. Please see the Security Guard in the driveway for directions to the Choir Room. Appointments are necessary. Please send an e-mail to auditions@oratoriosocietyofny.org to schedule. (Please note these auditions are for chorus members, not soloists.) More information is available at oratoriosocietyofny.org/membership-auditions.html.

2013-2014 Carnegie Hall concert season: November 4, 2013--Mozart Requiem and Mendelssohn Die erste Walpurgisnacht. December 23, 2013--Handel Messiah. May 20, 2014--Bach St. Matthew Passion. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings on the Upper East Side of Manhattan from September to June.
St. Paul's Choir School Children's Choir  20130816 (updated 8/16/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Englewood, NJ
St. Paul's Choir School begins its second year on Wednesday, September 11. We are an after-school program for children ages 8-14. The choir sings for Sunday worship one to two times a month and meets once a week for practice, homework help and musical education. The repertoire focuses on two-part treble repertoire from across the centuries. Some of the highlights that made the 2012-13 program so rewarding include singing for the Englewood Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Evensong at the Episcopal Cathedral in Newark. This summer, the choristers spent five days in Cape May at the Diocese of New Jersey's 25th annual Choir Camp. The program includes free voice and piano lessons, music theory, and ear-training, and choristers receive a small stipend. All children--regardless of faith or musical background--are welcome; the only requirement is to participate in regular rehearsals and appearances. For information, contact Mark Trautman at mtrautman@stpaulsenglewood.org.
St. Paul's Choir  20130816 (updated 8/16/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Englewood, NJ
St. Paul's Choir welcomes you to our first rehearsal on Thursday, September 7 at 7:30 PM. The Choir rehearses Thursday evenings at 7:30 and sings at the 10:30 AM Sunday Eucharist during the academic year, major Church festivals, occasional Evensongs, and special concerts with orchestra. We sing everything from Renaissance choral music, traditional Anglican works, works with orchestra, as well as Jazz and Gospel. Professional section leaders anchor each part. The church is easily accessible via New Jersey Transit bus routes. We are multicultural, multiracial, and welcoming parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. Everyone is welcome, regardless of religious background or denomination. For more information, contact, Mark Trautman at 201-568-3276 or e-mail mtrautman@stpaulsenglewood.org.
Northport Chorale  20130814 (updated 8/14/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Northport, NY
Sixty-five member group, all ages, performs six times a year in Northport area; two major concerts. Rehearsals are at Northport High School, Wednesdays 7:30-9:30.

The Northport Chorale will be hosting auditions for the group at 7:00 PM on Wednesday evenings, September 11, 18 and 25 at Northport High School in the choral room. For further information call Peggy McCarthy at (631) 864-7080 or visit our website at northportchorale.com.
New York City Master Chorale  20130814 (updated 8/14/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown East
The New York City Master Chorale, an 80-member classical chorus, is auditioning tenors and basses with significant choral experience and strong sight-reading skills. Auditions for the 2013 - 2014 season will be held in September 2013. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings in Manhattan. Repertoire this season includes works by Saint-Saëns, Tallis, Monteverdi and the premiere of a work by Paul Leavitt. Concerts include a holiday performance, a spring concert and several community outreach performances.

To schedule an audition please contact info@nycmasterchorale.org. For more information about the chorus and to listen to audio clips of the chorus, please see www.nycmasterchorale.org.
Princeton Pro Musica  20130813 (updated 8/13/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Princeton, NJ
Princeton Pro Musica, a friendly, adventurous and supportive chorus of 100 talented members, welcomes volunteer and professional singers into its ranks. As a member of the Princeton Pro Musica chorus, you will have the chance to learn and sing glorious music, to improve your vocal skills and to make a difference both on the stage and within our wonderful musical community.

We accept new members for each concert. Please visit our audition sign up link at PPM Auditions for more information, or e-mail info@princetonpromusica.org. We look forward to meeting you and hearing you! First rehearsal: Tuesday, September 10. Concert dates: November 9, December 22, March 15, May 11. Summer 2014 tour to Croatia.
Bloomfield Chorale  20130812 (updated 8/12/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bloomfield, NJ
The Bloomfield Chorale will hold its first meeting and audition for the fall season on Tuesday, September 10, 7:30 PM at the Bloomfield Civic Center, 2nd floor (84 Broad Street). We are a group of "talented amateurs" open to all! Previous choral experience is always great, but not necessary. Our members hail from Bloomfield and the Essex county area, and our goal is to provide a relaxed, informal atmosphere where members can enjoy the pleasures of choral music. We typically have a winter and spring concert at a local venue, and we may perform in conjunction with other groups in the Bloomfield Federation of Music. No appointment necessary. For more info check our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bloomfieldchorale), e-mail us at bloomfieldchorale@gmail.com, or contact our director, Ruth Hsu, at 973-667-1440.
Angelica  20130812 (updated 8/12/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hastings-on-Hudson
Angelica, a 12-voice women's chamber choir acclaimed for its "gorgeous sound and rich sonorities," is seeking a first soprano and an alto to start in the fall. This coming season, we will be working with renowned percussionist, Rex Benincasa, on some newly arranged medieval selections, as well as some seasonal favorites. Other pieces include contemporary works: Ergen Deda, a rhythmic Bulgarian work by Peter Lyondev; Michelle Roueche's dynamic Cantate Domino; and Guy Forbes's breathtaking Ave Maria.

We rehearse on Monday evenings in Hastings-on-Hudson, a 30-minute ride from Grand Central Station on Metro-North. We perform in both Manhattan and Westchester. We seek singers who have choral singing experience; are good sight-readers; can sing with clear, straight tones (no vibrato); and are able to blend with other voices.

To schedule an audition, please contact Marie Caruso at angelicavoices@angelicavoices.org or call 914-478-3267. You can learn more about our choir on our website at www.angelicavoices.org.
The Celebration Singers  20130808 (updated 8/8/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Cranford, NJ
The Celebration Singers of Cranford, NJ are celebrating our 75th Anniversary and want you to join us in our celebration!

The Celebration Singers Adult Choir will be holding auditions at the Cranford United Methodist Church at the corners of Walnut and Lincoln Avenues, Cranford, on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Auditions are by appointment only. Please e-mail us at celebrationsingers@hotmail.com to schedule an audition. The Adult Choir welcomes singers ages 18 years and older of all experience levels and of all vocal ranges to audition. The ability to read music is a plus but not a requirement as is prior choral experience. Male part voices are strongly encouraged to audition. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 8:00 to 10:00.

The Celebration Singers Youth Choirs will be holding auditions on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Cranford United Methodist Church, and on Monday, September 9, 2013 at Park Middle School in Scotch Plains. Auditions will be held by appointment only. Please e-mail us at jeninotemusic@gmail.com to schedule an audition. The Children's Choir ranges in age from 9 to 13 years; the Middle C's is comprised of experienced choral singers ages 13 and up (male changed voices in 8th grade and up; female voices 9th grade and up). The Youth Choirs offer a place where children and adolescents can learn and hone musical skills, experience various styles of music, and perform with a wide range of ages. Rehearsals for both Youth Choirs are Tuesday evenings: Children's Choir 6:30-7:30; Middle C's 7:45-8:45.

Currently there are members representing 8 different counties throughout NJ, and also members travelling from New York to sing with us. The Celebration Singers perform many musical genres from Classical to Broadway, from Pop and Jazz to Gospel. Started in 1938 as the ESSO Choristers, The Celebration Singers have enjoyed a busy and interesting 75 year journey. Highlights included singing at the World’s Fair in 1962, at Chicago Symphony Hall, at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, and three times at Carnegie Hall. As if that wasn’t enough, we also toured Austria, Germany, and Prague during the summer of 2008, and England and Scotland during the summer of 2011. As for our upcoming 75th anniversary, the choir plans to possibly tour the beautiful country of Italy. Now is the time to join us and take part in this great opportunity in Summer 2014!
The Capital Singers of Trenton  20130806 (updated 8/6/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsal neighborhood: Trenton, NJ
Trenton Community Singers, under the direction of Richard M. Loatman, is seeking new members for our 2013-2014 Season. We are particularly looking for tenors and basses, but all are welcome to join our chorus. Music selections are mostly classical, but also include an eclectic mix of styles. To learn more about Trenton Community Singers and Capital Singers of Trenton, please visit our website at www.capitalsingers.org. For further information about joining, please call Suzanne Kazi at 609-799-5939 or e-mail newtcs.cst@gmail.com.
Adesso Choral Society  20130731 (updated 7/31/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgefield, CT
The Adesso Choral Society, a select women's chamber chorus dedicated to performing music by living composers, is seeking experienced, adventurous women choristers. Women choristers with good sight-reading skills and an ability to blend in a choral setting are invited to audition for our tenth year anniversary concert in spring 2014. Ambitious women choristers with excellent sight reading abilities, good choral blend, and an aptitude for learning new music in short time are encouraged to audition for our concert in Georgetown, CT, October 27. Starting in late August we rehearse in a chorister's home on Tuesday evenings in Ridgefield, CT. For more information, visit www.adessochoralsociety.com or www.megstoop.com. Contact Meg Collins Stoop, (203) 292-5419 or megcollins@stoop.org.
Forest Hills Choir  20130703 (updated 7/3/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Forest Hills
The Forest Hills Choir is planning for its Fall 2013 season. Director Todd Wachsman is looking for new voices in all sections. Please call Todd at 646-431-0820 for further information and/or to arrange for a singer friendly audition.

The FHC Fall Concert will take place on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 4 PM and will include Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols (SATB) and Daniel Pinkham's Christmas Cantata.

The FHC rehearses on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM at the Church in the Gardens in Forest Hills Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Rehearsals will start on September 17, 2013. Semester dues for the Forest Hills Choir are $75. Contact the FHC at theforesthillschoir@gmail.com.
Amor Artis  20130611 (updated 6/11/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side and Soho
The Amor Artis Chorus, led by its Music Director Stephen Somary, comprises 40 singers and is based in New York City. There are a few openings for amateur singers with exceptional sight-reading skills and ability to blend in very well with others. Rehearsals are fast paced and intense, and the performance standards are on an exceptionally high level. The full choir sings 4 concerts per season, most with the all-professional Amor Artis Chamber Orchestra, and a rotating smaller group sings monthly liturgies. There is one weekly rehearsal on Thursday evenings alternating between the Upper West Side and SoHo, and two additional rehearsals are held before each concert. Composers being performed in the 2013-2014 concert season are: Bach, Barber, Bernstein, Haydn, Ives, Mendelssohn, Palestrina, Vaughan-Williams, Webern, and a newly commissioned work. Repertoire for the liturgies centers around great polyphony from the Renaissance masters. In addition, the chorus will be continuing its recording sessions for a CD release of the Complete Bach Motets on its own recording label, Amor Artis Edition. If you are interested, and believe you qualify, please e-mail us at music@amorartis.org. Auditions will be held in late July and late August. More information on our organization can be found at www.AmorArtis.org.
Every Voice Choirs  20130609 (updated 6/9/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Morningside Heights
Every Voice Choirs at Teachers College, Columbia University is now enrolling students for Fall 2013. Every Voice Kids, ages 7-10, Thursdays 3:30-4:30 PM; Every Voice Youth Choir, ages 10-14, Thursdays 4:30-6 PM.

Every Voice Choirs seeks to help young people find their voices and share them with pride. Valuing the diverse talents of all our members, we help students recognize and share their abilities as they develop as singers, musicians, and leaders who know that their voices matter. Students are trained in healthy vocal technique as they sing a wide array of diverse repertoire. T he members of the choirs work collaboratively to create concerts in which every member shines. The choirs perform twice annually at Teachers College as well as at other New York City venues.

For more information visit www.everyvoicechoirs.org, e-mail info@everyvoicechoirs.org, or call (212) 678-8344.
The American Boychoir  20130609 (updated 6/9/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsal neighborhood: Princeton, NJ
The American Boychoir has rolling admission and recruits and trains talented choristers from all over the United States, from every background, to create one of the finest choirs in the world. Our fully accredited educational program for grades 4 through 8 emphasizes character development in conjunction with intensive musical training balanced with a rigorous academic program. Through their concentrated effort in the classroom, in the rehearsal room, and on the concert stage, the boys learn self-discipline, teamwork, dedication, key values that foster self-worth, community pride, and the confidence to face challenges. There are three programs to audition for at The American Boychoir: There are three ways to audition for American Boychoir programs:
New York City Labor Chorus  20130604 (updated 6/4/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lower Manhattan
Over one hundred members strong from over 24 locals form this multi-ethnic, multi-generational chorus -- the only one of its kind in the country. Under the leadership of chorus director Jana Ballard, the chorus repertoire includes not only songs of labor struggles, union songs and songs of social protest, but also songs reflecting the rich diversity of cultures of the working people in the chorus - songs in the gospel, jazz, classical and folk tradition.

Dates for auditions for the 2013-14 season have not yet been set. Contact us at www.nyclc.org or 212-929-3232.
Vocal Heights  20130415 (updated 4/15/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Based in New York's East Village, Vocal Heights is a co-ed, fun group of singers that performs regularly throughout the year. Rehearsals are on Mondays from 6:45 to 8:45.

We do many gigs a year ranging from the local watering hole to singing at venues like Radio City, Avery Fisher and the Prudential Center. We also perform several paid gigs a year at weddings, birthdays and recordings. Our repertoire is mostly modern and includes covers of songs by Fun, Queen, Tom Petty as well as several original songs. The group won Best Original in the 2007 and 2010 New York Regional Harmony Sweeps.

We are auditioning for a soprano and a bass. Sight reading is not required but is a definite plus. Vocal percussion experience is also a plus. If you are interested please submit your voice part, approximate range, musical interest and any other information you feel is relevant to vocalheights@gmail.com.
Renaissance Vocal Ensemble  20130211 (updated 2/11/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Peekskill, NY
Founded in 1994, Renaissance Vocal Ensemble is an SSAATTBB a cappella chamber ensemble consisting of accomplished choral musicians. The Renaissance Vocal Ensemble's repertoire consists of unaccompanied sacred and secular works spanning from the most ancient to modern times including traditional and nontraditional liturgical, folk, jazz and rock forms. Excellent sight singers who blend their voices to achieve an ensemble sound and enjoy performing challenging unaccompanied works of music in public venues should join with us! We are based in Peekskill, NY.

For an appointment, please contact Renaissance Vocal Ensemble's Artistic Director Warren Dyckman by e-mail at dyckmanw@verizon.net.
The Current  20130207 (updated 2/7/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
Are you a former collegiate a cappella junkie? Do you stay up nights, bopping along wistfully to old episodes of The Sing-Off that you've still got secretly saved on your DVR -- or are you too obsessed with trying to track down a pair of sold-out PTX tickets online? Would your friends say that your compulsion to belt out homemade harmony lines at karaoke could use a nice healthy outlet? Read on, cool kids -- read on. There may be help for you.

The Current is a semi-professional mixed a cappella group in NYC, whose musical heart beats for pop, rock, and other contemporary-ish stuff within the cultural soundscape, including indie and original music. Founded in January 2011, we are presently a twelve-strong group of a cappella-philes -- mostly college group alums -- kicking off our third year on the scene. And while we’re now (allegedly) all adults here, what we loved most about our former groups has been where we’ve always strived to start and end: a solid sonic blend, with some A-major value placed on camaraderie in the process -- plus as much stage action as we can stir up. To date, we've headlined sold-out shows at local joints like The Red Lion and The Triad, brought the house down at charity events and schools across the boroughs, and also been known to turn up more spontaneously in hotspots like Times Square and Rockefeller Center.

At this time we are looking for a few new members to round out our roster, and we will be auditioning all parts. Bonus points if you are also a vocal percussionist and/or arranger, though neither of those skills is required. In terms of demographics, the group is comprised of a wide range of ages, day jobs, lifestyles and musical tastes -- and we like it that way, so bring it on; all interested peeps are encouraged to audition. If you meet any to all of the following criteria, we will be so excited to hear from you:

Auditions will be held on the evenings of Tuesday, February 19 and Wednesday, February 20, in midtown Manhattan, with callbacks for those we'd like to hear again on the evening of Wednesday, February 27. Please e-mail TheCurrentNYC@gmail.com for more information and to schedule an audition. If you have a calendar conflict with these dates (or see this announcement after the fact), other options may be available, so feel free to get in touch.
Sing for Hope Youth Chorus  20130201 (updated 2/1/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Weekday afternoons *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
In its inaugural season, the Sing for Hope Youth Chorus strives to ignite a love of singing, foster a safe community for self-expression, and encourage chorus members to reach their full potential for artistic and personal excellence.

New York City high school students from all five boroughs are encouraged to audition. No prior music experience is necessary, and membership is free. Those accepted to participate in the Sing for Hope Youth Chorus will receive vocal training while developing performance and sight-singing skills. Chorus members will have the opportunity to learn from talented members of Sing for Hope's Volunteer Artist Roster and perform throughout New York City.

Rehearsals will be held in Midtown Manhattan twice a week, after school. Students will perform simple pitch-matching exercises and sing a song of their choice a cappella. Auditions will take place by appointment. For more information, contact Sing for Hope by phone at (212) 966-5955 or by e-mail at info@singforhope.org.
Treble  20130111 (updated 1/11/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan
Treble is auditioning for new members! Auditions will be held Tuesday, January 22 and Saturday, January 26. We invite all female singers to come audition for NYC's longest-running a cappella group, Treble.

Treble hasn't held auditions in three years, but the recent relocation of several members is leaving space to add some fresh, new voices to our group! We're currently auditioning all parts, with special consideration given to low voices and vocal percussion abilities. We're looking for great soloists but also ladies with great blend, good musicality, and a passion for a cappella music.

Auditionees should be female, fun, available on Tuesday nights, and have experience singing a cappella music at the collegiate level. Interested? Fill out our audition form to schedule your audition: www.surveymonkey.com/s/NK7WHY2.
Park Slope Singers  20130103 (updated 1/3/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Park Slope (Brooklyn)
If you wish to sing in a Brooklyn community chorus, you are welcome to join the Park Slope Singers during the first 3 weeks of each new semester. Rehearsals for the winter concert begin the Monday after Labor Day. For the spring concert, they begin the first Monday in February. The location is St. Saviour Church parish hall, 8th Avenue and 6th Street, Brooklyn, near New York-Methodist and convenient to the 7th Avenue stop on the F train. Prospective members are asked to sing for our director in order to determine which section would be appropriate for them and to ensure that they will be able to handle the repertoire. New singers have a few weeks to decide if this chorus suits them. If you have questions, contact Frank Bolton at fxbolton@verizon.net. .
Empire City Men's Chorus  20130102 (updated 1/2/2013) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown West
Auditions will be held for Empire City Men's Chorus, New York City's Classical Chorus for Gay and Gay-Friendly men on Thursday, January 10, 2013, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. All interested singing men welcome! Those interested in auditioning should prepare a short classical piece (with piano or a cappella -- an accompanist will be provided) and be prepared to sight-read. Chorus dues apply. Student memberships and financial assistance are available. Come check out why Empire City Men's Chorus is THE classical men's chorus of choice in New York City! Proud member of Chorus America. Auditions are held by appointment by contacting us at auditions@empirecitymenschorus.org, or by phone at 212-545-4110. Find out more about us at www.empirecitymenschorus.org or facebook.com/empirecitymenschorus. Listen to us on SoundCloud at soundcloud.com/empire-city-mens-chorus/troubled-water or soundcloud.com/empire-city-mens-chorus/a-day-of-sunshine.
Stony Brook Chorale  20121031 (updated 10/31/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Stony Brook, NY
Stony Brook Chorale is a mixed chorus ranging in size from 60-85. Rehearsals are Mondays 7:15-9:45 in Stony Brook. The group is a balanced ensemble, composed of community singers, faculty, staff and students at Stony Brook University. The Chorale sings 2-3 concerts a year. No dues or fees unless undergraduate or graduate credit is desired. Sight-reading will not be tested but the ability to read music is required. For further infomation contact Shoshana Hershkowitz at shoshana.hershkowitz@stonybrook.edu.
Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus  20121030 (updated 10/30/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
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*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Fort Greene/Clinton Hill (Brooklyn)
We are also looking for singers for all voice parts, but especially for tenors and basses for our performance of Messiah. We rehearse on Monday evenings at Cadman Memorial Congregational Church in Brooklyn from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. Please e-mail Aaron Williams at awilli6125@gmail.com or call him at 718-625-0305 for more information.

The Chorus is a neighborhood-based group of singers who have been performing in Clinton Hill and Fort Greene neighborhoods for over thirty-five years. We employ professional vocal and instrumental soloists for our performances. Our music ranges from works in the great choral tradition, to Gilbert and Sullivan, to settings of hymns and spirituals, to contemporary music.

We give two concerts a year--fall and spring. There is a suggested donation at all concerts. TDF vouchers are accepted. Dues are collected twice a year from members to help defray rehearsal expenses, i.e. rehearsal space and accompanist. Members also purchase their musical scores. While a portion of our expense is covered by membership dues and ticket sales, we actively solicit and receive donations from individuals, businesses and grants from government agencies and private foundations. We are a tax-exempt organization.
Our Lady of Mercy Choir  20121015 (updated 10/15/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Forest Hills, NY
Our volunteer choir seeks more singers to join our current lineup of 8 sopranos, 2 altos and 1 tenor. We rehearse Thursday nights from 7:30-9 and perform at 10 AM Sundays in the church, located at 70-01 Kessel Street in Forest Hills. For more information, contact director Joseph Martin at josephmartin1945@gmail.com.
The Mel-O-Chords  20121010 (updated 10/10/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Montclair, NJ
The Mel-O-Chords of the Montclair Operetta club is currently auditioning all voice parts for our volunteer adult vocal ensemble, especially high soprano and tenor. Strong sight-singing skills a plus. Our repertoire includes musical theater, American standards and contemporary pop compositions. Concerts and performances throughout the year. Rehearsals are Monday nights in Montclair. For more information or to schedule an audition, please visit www.melochords.org or contact Crista at 973-943-6610 or cristatr@yahoo.com.
Harmony on the Hudson  20121004 (updated 10/4/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Stony Point, NY
Harmony on the Hudson Women's A Cappella Chorus seeks all voices for fun, friendship and song! Our new director, Mr. Scott Walters, is preparing the group for holiday performances. This is a wonderful time to join us. Reading music is not required. We meet Thursdays 7:00 - 9:00 PM at Community Center RHO Building, 5 Clubhouse Lane, Stony Point 10980. For more information, contact harmonycatsings@yahoo.com.
Kol Dodi, The Community Chorale of NJ Metro-West  20120930 (updated 9/30/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Essex County, NJ
Since its founding in the fall of 1991, Kol Dodi has delighted audiences throughout the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area with stirring renditions of Jewish liturgical and popular pieces from Israel, America, Europe and beyond, sung in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Ladino. Under the direction of Cantors Riki Lippitz and Joel Caplan, Kol Dodi has performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, at the Zamir Foundation's annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, and at the Jerusalem Theater for the celebration of Jerusalem 3000. In carrying on the historic tradition of Jewish choral music, Kol Dodi frequently represents the Jewish community at both Jewish and ecumenical gatherings, and has drawn high praise from many synagogue groups and professional musicians. The group rehearses on Thursday nights from 7:50 to 9:45 PM in Essex County, NJ, alternating between South Orange and Caldwell. For information, contact the directors, Cantor Riki Lippitz (973-762-7067 x20, cantor@ohebshalom.org) and Cantor Joel Caplan (973-226-3600 x16, cantor@agudath.org).
Cantantes in Cordibus  20120927 (updated 9/27/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Jersey City, NJ
Auditions will be held immediately before the regular, 7:00 PM, Wednesday rehearsal through October for anyone interested in joining Cantantes in Cordibus (Singing from the Heart). CIC is a mixed choir dedicated to keeping alive in its intended context, that is in the Catholic liturgy, the entire patrimony of sacred music from the medieval through the contemporary. Masses in our steadily expanding repertoire range from Morales and Palestrina to Haydn, Mozart and Schubert. Motets from Josquin DePres to Bruckner are also sung weekly. A men's schola is also a subpart of the choir and sings the Gregorian Chant propers from the Liber Usualis throughout the liturgical year. The ability to sight read is desired though it is not a prerequisite. The ability to blend and do no harm is, however, a condition precedent for joining.

Rehearsals are held in the choir loft of Holy Rosary Church in historic downtown Jersey City, at 344 6th Street, between Brunswick and Monmouth Streets. The church is easily accessible from Manhattan, Hoboken or surrounding suburbs. The choir sings at the 9:45 AM Latin Mass at Holy Rosary, a Romanesque church with excellent acoustics, every Sunday. This is a friendly group where members participate for motives ranging from the pious to the aesthetic. Harold Bott, a protégé of Jacques-Louis Monod and student of Niels Østbye, directs the choir. Simone Ferraresi, noted pianist and composer, is the organist for the group. Joseph Orchard, a noted cellist with a doctorate in musicology, directs and harangues the schola. If you have any questions, call Dan at 201-406-9960.
Rye Country Day School Festival Choir  20120927 (updated 9/27/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Rye, NY
The Rye Country Day School Festival Chorus is looking for a few more tenors and basses for their adult choir. The Annual Festival Chorus Concert combines the Rye Country Day Upper School Concert Choir with a choir of parents, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the school. We perform major works with full orchestra, creating a wonderful musical and community experience for all involved.

This year's program centers around Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and will be performed in January at the Concert Hall at SUNY Purchase. The adult chorus rehearses mostly Monday nights for approximately 12 rehearsals, beginning Monday, October 15 at 7:15 PM (no rehearsals during school vacations).

If interested, contact the conductor, Mary Marcell, at mary_marcell@ryecountryday.org for more information.
Ghostlight Chorus  20120918 (updated 9/18/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Audition now for the Ghostlight Chorus! Auditions are being held for all voice parts for the upcoming concert cycle, "Vollmond (Full moon)," with concerts on November 3 and 4 on the Upper West Side. Repertoire includes Pärt Nunc dimittis, excerpts of Machaut's Messe de Notre Dame, the Frank Martin Mass and more.

Ghostlight is looking for confident choral singers with great intonation, exceptional sight reading skills, and an open-minded attitude! Contact Artistic Director Evelyn Troester at ghostlight.chorus@gmail.com to set up an audition.
Union Church of Bay Ridge Choir  20120909 (updated 9/9/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bay Ridge
The Union Church Choir of Bay Ridge is a 12-member SATB volunteer choir. We rehearse Sunday mornings September through June from 9:30 to 10:40 AM at the Union Church of Bay Ridge, corner of 80th Street and Ridge Boulevard. Twice a year we present large-scale choral works with orchestra or organ as part of our concert series. Each Sunday morning we present one or two anthems from a variety of styles and periods. The fall 2012 season starts on Sunday, September 9. There are openings for volunteers in all voice parts. For more information contact Gordon Schermer at pagliacci83@gmail.com.
MetropoliTONES  20120908 (updated 9/8/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Various *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan
We have eliminated the 7sister grad requirement and are excited to bring in new talent! We are looking for all voice parts and a dedicated vocal percussionist. Auditions are now open to ANY woman who is 21 years of age or older and has a passion for a cappella. Deadline for audition submissions: Sunday, September 30, 2012. Callback will be in Manhattan on Saturday, October 27.

Here's how to apply in three easy steps:
  • AUDIO / VIDEO
    Choose a 1-3 minute video or audio clip of you SOLOING on a song which best represents your voice. It may be a cappella or include accompaniment. Format: mp3; smartphone video or voice memo recording; link to YouTube or other public site.
  • INFO
    Please provide the following information: name; e-mail address; phone number; street address where you currently live; voice part (Sop 1, Sop 2, Alto 1, Alto 2/Bass, Vocal Percussion); a cappella/performing experience; any skills in web design / development / management / choreography / music arranging.
  • SUBMISSION
    Submit the clip and info to us in one of the following two ways: e-mail to auditions@metropolitones.com OR send as a message (NOT a timeline post) to our Facebook page, The MetropoliTones (www.facebook.com/metropolitones).
FYI: We rehearse once a week in Manhattan and perform 2-3 times per month. We can't wait to hear you!
Zephyr Vocal Ensemble  20120831 (updated 8/31/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Vernon (Sussex County), NJ
Auditions are being announced for the afternoon of Saturday, September 22 for Zephyr Vocal Ensemble in Vernon, NJ for its current openings of soprano 1, tenors 1 and 2, baritone and bass.

A 16-voice, professional-level vocal group, Zephyr Vocal Ensemble performs in concert without a conductor to foster intimacy between the artists and audience. The group’s varied and eclectic repertoire spans from early chant and classical music including Dufay, Palestrina, Mozart, Mahler, Pärt, Whitacre and Lauridsen, all the way up to jazz, rock, pop, doo-wop, world music and show tunes. Most music is sung a cappella and concerts are profound and evocative, entertaining and fun, delivering a superb level of artistry. All music is memorized with some light dance/gesturing, when suitable to the music.

Zephyr is excited to bring music to the people, with its ability to perform at community festivals and events enabling a broad spectrum of people to enjoy its music, unhampered by piano, orchestra or sheet music. The group performs throughout the Tri-State area and has performed as a featured guest ensemble in the concerts of other organizations such as Ridge Light Opera and the Orpheus Club Men's Chorus. Weekly rehearsals are Thursday evenings in Vernon, NJ. Members take responsibility to learn and memorize their parts at home in order to use the group rehearsals to focus on the sound, blend and artistry of the group. The next concert will be December 8, 2012 at First United Methodist Church of Newton, with a fundraiser Dessert Cabaret to be held at the same location at the end of September.

Zephyr's board of directors is pursuing the capability of paying its singers. If you are a natural performer who is comfortable with an audience and are interested in singing in a group with a wonderful collaborative atmosphere, please e-mail Artistic Director, Cherwyn Ambuter, at zephyrve@warwick.net or call her at 973-764-0828. Please visit our videos on YouTube, and visit our website at www.zephyrve.org.
The New Chorale  20120815 (updated 8/15/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Tuxedo Park, NY
If you're an experienced choral singer with strong sight reading and intonation skills plus a strong sense of rhythm, we'll accept you without an audition. It's a unique opportunity! African Sanctus by David Fanshawe will be performed in its entirety on November 10, 7 PM, Tuxedo, NY with guest artists The Newark Boys Chorus and Kofi and Sankofa African Drums and Dancers Ensemble. Described as an "Afro-Latin, tribal-choral masterpiece" and "legendary oratorio out of Africa," African Sanctus fuses traditional African music with elements of the Latin mass. It is scored for operatic soprano solo, large choir, piano, pre-recorded African tape, percussion and rock band, against a backdrop of stunning video imagery. Produced and performed by The New Chorale and due to the large size of the adult choir required, we're still looking for a few good singers in all voice categories, strong on intonation and sense of rhythm. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evening at 7:30 in Chester or Goshen, NY. Please join us for the xperience of a lifetime. For more info, e-mail thenewchorale@gmail.com and if you're not familiar with this masterpiece which is rarely performed, go to www.africansanctus.com and click on the "video promo" in the middle of the page.
Ars Choralis  20120813 (updated 8/13/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Woodstock, NY
Ars Choralis performs an eclectic repertoire, from choral masterworks to chamber music from all periods, to new commissions, contemporary gospel, jazz, folk and pop. We are known for innovative programming, weaving together choral music and the spoken word into an artistic expression of its own, often with an overarching social consciousness. Ars Choralis follows a three-concert season, performing in December, March and June.

We welcome new members throughout our performance season. Auditions can be arranged before each new concert cycle. The audition contains:
  • Tonal memory (matching tones played on the piano)
  • Range (singing scale patterns with piano support)
  • Sight reading (All levels of sight reading are acceptable. Candidates will be asked to sing from a score with support, as needed.)
  • Solo (Candidates are not required to prepare a solo but may choose to do so to further demonstrate their singing ability.)
  • Intonation: singing on pitch is appraised throughout the audition
  • Vocal quality: ability to blend is appraised throughout the audition.
The first Fall 2012 rehearsal is Sunday, September 9 at 6:30 PM. For more information about Ars Choralis or to schedule an audition please contact Barbara Pickhardt at 845-679-8172 or barbara@bennedum.org.
Charis Chamber Voices  20120813 (updated 8/13/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Katonah, NY
Charis Chamber Voices will be holding auditions for singers of all vocal parts on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 starting at 7:00 PM at the Katonah Presbyterian Church, 31 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY. We are seeking experienced singers with sight-singing skills, an ability to blend and a commitment to producing beautiful music with us.

Weekly rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at the Katonah Presbyterian Church in Katonah, NY. Please visit our website at www.charisvocals.com for audio clips, list of repertoire and more information about Charis, our director and upcoming concerts.

Please contact us at (914) 232-7798 (Kathi Fay) or kathifay@gmail.comfor an audition to schedule with director Art Sjögren.
Hickory Tree Chorus  20120810 (updated 8/10/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Basking Ridge, NJ
The Hickory Tree Chorus chapter of Sweet Adelines International auditions women singers, in all voice parts, year 'round. Become part of something extraordinary with SAI's 2012 Harmony Classic 2nd place mid-size chorus. Singing and performing popular music in four-part a cappella harmony, barbershop style. Singers with experience in high school, college, community music and/or theater performances are encouraged to audition. Auditions/rehearsals: 7:30 PM, Wednesdays, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ. Contact Dolly at 908-307-6367 or e-mail members@hickorytreechorus.org. Web: hickorytreechorus.org.
New Jersey Choral Society  20120731 (updated 7/31/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgewood, NJ
The New Jersey Choral Society (NJCS) is an ensemble of auditioned singers who are joined by their commitment to performing choral music of the highest artistic quality and to foster greater appreciation and enjoyment of choral music. All singers volunteer their services and are selected by audition. NJCS is a community of musicians who constantly strive for excellence.

Requisites for auditioning include previous choral experience, music-reading ability and availability to meet the NJCS rehearsal and performance schedule. Rehearsals for the New Jersey Choral Society are held on Tuesday evenings (7:30-10:00 PM) throughout the concert season. Choral performance weeks include additional rehearsals.

Audition requirements: one classical solo (oratorio aria or art-song preferred); scales (major, minor, chromatic and whole-tone): pitch memory drills: intervals; sight-reading. Auditions are held annually in August and early September and are by appointment only. Call NJCS at 201-379-7719 and leave a message for the audition coordinator.
Christ Church Bronxville Choir  20120728 (updated 7/28/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bronxville, NY
The Christ Church Bronxville Choir is a semi-professional ensemble dedicated to performing the highest quality sacred music in an outstanding worship space. The choir sings each Sunday for the 10:00 AM service as well as Evensong, Lessons & Carols, and other special services throughout the year. Auditions for all voice parts are held at the beginning of September and throughout the year by appointment. Early Music experience is essential. Staff singer stipend is negotiable. Christ Church is easily accessible by 25-minute train from Manhattan. Wednesday rehearsal. E-mail Christopher Wells, Director of Music, at cwells@ccbny.org.

See also the ad in the Info Exchange for a bass staff singer.
Connecticut Z'mirah Chorale  20120728 (updated 7/28/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hamden, CT
We are an active group beginning our seventh year, who love to sing and share Jewish choral music of all kinds -- liturgical, folk, Israeli and other pieces by Jewish composers -- in Hebrew, Yiddish, English and Ladino. We draw singers from around Connecticut and we sing at Shabbat services as well as at meetings, community events and festivals. We currently have 15 members, but we'd like to add more singers. For information, call Linda Soha (President) at 203-269-6210 or Nancy Gordon at 860-648-2175 or e-mail sohas@sbcglobal.net. Visit our website at zmirahchorale.padd.com.
The Putnam Chorale  20120706 (updated 7/6/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Carmel, NY
Putnam County's premiere choral group invites new members for the Fall 2012 season, featuring performances of the Brahms Requiem with orchestra. No auditions necessary. Rehearsals begin Monday, August 27, 2012 at 7:15 PM at the Carmel High School Music Building. For information, call 845-279-7265 or visit www.PutnamChorale.org. Come, join us!
The Choral Art Society of New Jersey  20120613 (updated 6/13/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Westfield, NJ
The Choral Art Society of New Jersey is a non-profit community chorus dedicated to learning and performing treasured choral works. Our membership is drawn from the greater New York area, including Union, Somerset, Bergen, Hudson, and Middlesex counties. Born in Cranford, the chorus made its debut in September, 1962 as The Suburban Symphony Chorus conducted by Peter Sozio. The chorus performs two concerts each year, in January and May, with orchestra! The group is entering a new phase ushered in by its new director, conductor and composer Martin A. Sedek. This is an exciting time for this chorus and we are urging singers of all ability levels to join us as we perform both classical and contemporary choral masterpieces with orchestra.

Rehearsals are held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 8:00 to 10:00, September through May. We rehearse in the church's new tiered choir room whose entrance is on Mountain Avenue in Westfield, NJ. We look forward to sharing our love of music with you. Contact Martin Sedek at marty@martysedekmusic.com or 973-271-8180.
Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Adult Festival Chorus  20120613 (updated 6/13/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Scarsdale, NY
Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Adult Festival Chorus has a lengthy history that reflects the Music School's standards of excellence and community spirit. Performances: December Holiday Music Festival; midwinter Baroque and Beyond or Classics in Concert Festival (alternate years); Music of Our Time Festival which celebrates 20th and 21st century music. 2012-2013 repertoire: selections from Brahms's Zigeunerlieder; Bach's St. John Passion (selections); and Britten's Flower Songs, Opus 4, in celebration of the Britten Centennial.

Auditions for all choral sections: June 25 and September 13, 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. Rehearsals: Wednesday, 8-9:30 PM, Scarsdale. The Festival Chorus Director is Jun Nakabayashi, known locally for his exemplary leadership at the musical helm of the Taconic Opera. The Hoff-Barthelson Music School, one of Westchester County's most cherished and active cultural resources, has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and outreach for more than half a century.

For more information, audition requirements, to schedule: Fran Levy at 914-723-1169, flevy@hbms.org.
The United Girls' Choir  20120529 (updated 5/29/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsal neighborhood: New Haven County, CT
Auditions for the United Girls' Choir are once again underway! With chapters in Branford, Cheshire, Clinton, Hamden, Killingworth, Madison, Milford, North Haven and Shelton and many more under development throughout the state, UGC is the fastest-growing youth choral organization in the Northeast. All girls, ages 6-16 are eligible to audition for the choir, and no experience is necessary. Audition information and appointments may be obtained by calling (203) 787-1244 or by sending an e-mail to info@unitedchoir.com.

The United Girls' Choir has over 500 choristers in twenty-two ensembles and has collaborated with numerous local choral groups, including the Branford Chorale, the Clinton Choral Club, the Trinity Boys' Choir and the University Glee Club, and has performed masterworks including Handel's Messiah and Vivaldi's Gloria with professional orchestras. In addition, United Girls' Choir choristers have performed in venues such as the Shubert Theater and participated in several concert tours throughout New England.

The United Girls' Choir is affiliated with the nationally-renowned Elm City Girls' Choir of New Haven, which has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Walt Disney World, and on CBS Television. Together, the United Girls' Choir and Elm City Girls' Choir compose the United Choir School, a private, non-sectarian educational organization that offers musical training and performance opportunities to young musicians throughout Connecticut. The School’s mission is to foster a deep commitment to the realization of personal and artistic potential and to cultivate an environment that engenders cooperation, creativity, self-discipline, and, above all, an earnest respect for all people.
Manhattan Girls Chorus  20120510 (updated 5/10/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
The Manhattan Girls Chorus is open to girls in grades five through twelve. Each new member begins with an audition/interview. No preparation or previous experience is needed. This is an opportunity to meet the director and learn more about the Chorus. Auditions are relaxed and informal. Girls will be asked to perform simple pitch-matching exercises, repeat rhythmic patterns, and sing the familiar song "Happy Birthday." The most important requirement is an enthusiastic love of singing, a strong commitment and a willingness to contribute to the greater good of our community and vision. We desire to lift our voices in hopes of making a difference throughout the greater New York area.

Training for the girls includes healthy vocal technique, choral performance skills, sight-reading and musicianship literacy. Our goal is to develop each singer's full musical and leadership potential, building self-esteem and confidence through high-quality performances of varied repertoire ranging from classical to musical theater and world music.

Manhattan Girls Chorus has a small number of openings for our 2012 / 2013 season. Auditions will be held Tuesday, June 5 in midtown. Please visit our website at www.manhattangirlschorus.org if you have a daughter interested in auditioning.
Khorikos  20120411 (updated 4/11/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Soho
Khorikos is a Soho-based a cappella ensemble that is dedicated to performing high quality, aesthetically sensitive interpretations of choral works ranging from medieval polyphony to contemporary sound sculpture. Khorikos has performed in venues such as the Kennedy Center, Avery Fisher Hall, the United Nations in New York and across the Czech Republic. Auditions for all voice parts are open year-round. To schedule an audition or view a rehearsal (Sundays from 7 to 9), please contact the Artistic Director, Jesse Peckham, at jjessejj@khorikos.com. Please include "choral singer" in the subject. We look forward to hearing from you!For sound files, photos and more please visit Khorikos Music on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/khorikosmusic or go to our website at www.khorikos.com.
The Village Light Opera Group  20120315 (updated 3/15/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
The Village Light Opera Group (VLOG) is pleased to announce auditions for Little Mary Sunshine (book, lyrics and music by Rick Besoyan), which will be presented as a concert reading at the Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue, NY, NY for four performances on May 17, 18 and 19. This charming show opened off-Broadway in 1959 for a lengthy run and has continued to delight audiences ever since.

Auditions will be held at the Dewar Center, 65 Leonard Street, NY, NY, on Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22 from 7 to 10 PM. Callbacks are scheduled for Sunday, March 25, from 3:00 on. If you are unable to audition on March 21 or 22, please contact the producer, Jeffrey Kurnit (jkurnit@aol.com), to arrange for an audition on March 25 before the callbacks. You may also contact him to get a full copy of the audition material.

The Village Light Opera Group (VLOG) is pleased to announce auditions for John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, which will be presented as a staged concert at the Congregation Beth Elohim, 8th Avenue and Garfield Place in Park Slope, Brooklyn for four performances June 21-24. This satiric look at the underbelly of 1700s London was the first "hit" of its time when it opened in 1728. >br?>br? Auditions will be held at the Dewar Center, 65 Leonard Street, NY, NY, on Monday, March 19 and Monday, April 2 from 8:15 PM to 10 PM; and 382 Third Street #2, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, March 20 and April 16, 7-10 PM. (Callbacks at 8:00 PM on April 16). For details please visit villagelightopera.org/auditions/beggars-opera.html. Other questions? Contact joseph_rosta@yahoo.com.
Orpheus Club Male Chorus  20120315 (updated 3/15/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgewood, NJ
The Orpheus Club Male Chorus is the oldest civic musical organization in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Celebrating its 103rd year, the club performs a diverse repertoire of music from the classics to traditional glee club to contemporary at an average of eight appearances annually including Spring and Winter Concerts at the Ridgewood United Methodist Church. Over its history, the Orpheus Club has performed at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

John Palatucci, the conductor of the Orpheus Club, enjoys a distinguished career as a performing musician, conductor, clinician, adjudicator and educator. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education and a Master of Arts degree in music performance from Montclair State College of New Jersey.

With 50 members, the Orpheus Club represents more than 20 communities in the greater northern New Jersey area. Rehearsals are held each Wednesday from 8 to 10 PM in the Georgian Room at The Cupola, 100 West Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus. The club welcomes men of all ages who love music; dues are modest and music is provided. For more information, visit the Orpheus Club web site at www.ridgewoodorpheusclub.org.
The Salt and Light Chorale  20120220 (updated 2/20/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Saturday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Flatbush (Brooklyn)
We are a brand new choral group who sing for a good cause. We are made up of people from all ages and different backgrounds. This choir is partnered with a non-profit organization called the New York Community Alliance for Sickle Cell Anemia Inc. We plan to use our concerts to aid this organization's cause. We will be having auditions for new singers every Saturday. See our website for more details.
The Collegiate Chorale  20120216 (updated 2/16/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown West
Join our tour with the Israel Philharmonic to Tel Aviv, Haifa, and The Salzburg Festival! We will sing with maestros Zubin Mehta and Riccardo Muti in the Bloch Sacred Service, Verdi Requiem, Bruckner Te Deum, and a few shorter pieces on a tour from July 4-27. Met Opera baritone Thomas Hampson will be the soloist. Rehearsals in NYC will begin in June, and will be held on various weeknights and weekend days, but 3 absences will be permitted if needed. The Collegiate Chorale’s Music Director James Bagwell will do the preparation in NYC. For more information, please visit collegiatechorale.org/homepage%20articles/2012-summertour or contact Julie Morgan at 646-202-9622 or jmorgan@collegiatechorale.org.
The Collegiate Singers  20120211 (updated 2/11/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
A community ensemble singing mostly classical repertoire, based at the Collegiate School, 370 West End Avenue (at 78th Street). The group started in 1993 and was originally composed of parents and teachers. Now, it's open to the community. Everyone is welcome; there is no audition. Our conductor is Martin Rutishauser. Dues are $200 per semester plus the cost of music and rehearsal CDs. (There is financial aid available, though.) Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM on the 10th floor of the school. For information, contact Jennifer Hunt at 360-220-7021 or jennifer.hunt@alum.mit.edu.
Voices of Gotham  20120114 (updated 1/14/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hell's Kitchen
Be a part of New York City's most dynamic and exciting group of singers: Voices of Gotham!

Voices of Gotham is a competitive and performing men's chorus specializing in the rich musical tradition of barbershop harmony. Our membership is comprised of current and former college a cappella singers, professional actors and musicians and men who simply enjoy raising their voices in song.

Voices of Gotham has had the privilege of performing at incredible venues including Madison Square Garden, Rockefeller Center and twice in front of a 10,000 member audience at an International chorus competition. The chorus is dedicated to constant improvement and regularly contracts highly-respected professional music and presentation coaches to refine and elevate our performances. Above all, however, VoG's members sing for the absolute joy of it; members can be found before and after rehearsal singing in informal quartets, reveling in the tightly locked and ringing chords you can only find in barbershop harmony.

Come to our free guest night on January 19 to learn more about barbershop harmony and other contemporary a cappella styles, and to find out how you can be a part of it all. For more information, visit our website at www.voicesofgotham.org/ or e-mail Nemo Ashong, our Membership VP, at membership@voicesofgotham.org.
The Arcadian Chorale  20120109 (updated 1/9/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Matawan, NJ
Now in its 19th season, The Arcadian Chorale is a dynamic ensemble of 70 singers. With its founder and conductor, Marina Alexander, the group has appeared numerous times at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, NJPAC, and other area venues.

Auditions for our Spring 2012 program will be held on January 24 and 31 and February 7, starting at 6 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Matawan, NJ, Route 34. The Chorale will be preparing for a performance of Mozart's other unfinished masterwork, his Great Mass in C Minor, K. 427, including the Pan-American premiere of a new completion by Dr. Benjamin Gunnar-Cohrs of Bremen, Germany. This is a warm and fun group of people from all age groups and walks of life that have come together to create a very vital ensemble. Come join us for an exciting season! Please visit our website via the link above or call (732) 583-4007 for further information.
The Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company  20120108 (updated 1/8/2012) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday, Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Glen Rock, NJ
Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company is pleased to announce auditions for Pirates of Penzance.

Auditions for principal roles and chorus will be held on Saturday, February 11 from 3 PM to 5 PM and Sunday, February 12 from 1 PM to 3 PM at the Community Church of Glen Rock (one block east of Maple Avenue on Rock Road), Glen Rock, New Jersey. Please be prepared to sing 32 bars of music, from either a song from the show or a piece that best shows your vocal quality. Please bring your music if not singing a piece from Pirates. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a head shot and resume. Show dates will start in mid April, 2012.

For further information, call (973) 423-0300 or log on at www.ridgewoodgands.com.
Shirei Chesed  20111118 (updated 11/18/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
New members are welcome to join the Shirei Chesed Community Chorus at Ansche Chesed, under the direction of Hazzan Natasha J. Hirschhorn. The chorus repertoire is inspired by the richness and diversity of Jewish music from around the globe, ranging from liturgical settings to Israeli songs, Hassidic niggunim and new compositions. Shirei Chesed draws its members both from the congregation and from unaffiliated lovers of Jewish choral singing on the Upper West Side. Wednesdays, 7:30-9:15 PM. For information, contact Hazzan Hirschhorn at cantornatasha@gmail.com.
The Beauty Shop Quartet  20111111 (updated 11/11/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Fort Greene (Brooklyn)
Auditioning female singers! We currently have two spots open: (1) a high soprano (comfortable with high A) and (2) a low alto (comfortable with low D). Our group sings a cappella in four-part harmony (SSAA) in groups of four, six and eight. Our songs are barbershop variety a cappella with girl group songs from the 30s, 40s and 50s. Members of the group are encouraged to contribute vocal arrangements.

We are looking for singers with a cappella experience, able to learn parts quickly and independently. We rehearse twice a month with performances in the spring and winter. For an audition, please contact Anna Dengler at annadengler@hotmail.com, and be sure to mention your musical experience, vocal range and types of music you enjoy singing.
Chrysalis Consort  20111019 (updated 10/19/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Dobbs Ferry, NY
A new ensemble founded by a core group of Rivertowns professional musicians that includes a chamber chorus, cabaret and a children's chorus. Specialties include 20th century music, Medieval and Renaissance music as well as the American Songbook.

Members are teachers in schools and private studios across Westchester County, while others are highly experienced performers. Entrance is by audition only, and the chorus regularly sharpens skills in sight singing, rhythm and languages. No professional experience is necessary, just a love for music. The group performs often with three classical concerts, several local cabarets and numerous small shows for area nursing homes, hospitals and other like institutions.

For information, contact director Benjamin Niemczyk at 914-591-7906 or benjamin_niemczyk@hotmail.com. See also youtube.com/chrysalisconsort.
Saint Athanasius Church Choir  20110930 (updated 9/30/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bensonhurst
The Saint Athanasius Church Choir will be holding auditions on October 6 at 7:45 PM at the church, 6120 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, NY. To set up an appointment, call 718-236-0124 and leave a message for the director, Steven LaPlante. The choir is in session September through May. Rehearsals Thursday evenings 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM. The group sings each Sunday for the 11:30 AM service as well as for a few other events during the year. We are a friendly and inviting choir looking to grow. The repertoire is varied ranging from motets to contemporary. The group is approximately 15 members at this time with a fairly high level of proficiency. Saint Athanasius is a progressive, diverse, welcoming and active community in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
All Saints Episcopal Parish Choir  20110926 (updated 9/26/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday evening, Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hoboken, NJ
The choir is in session September through May. Rehearsals Tuesday evenings 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM and Sunday mornings 10:30 - 11:00. The group sings each Sunday for the 11:15 AM service as well as for a few other events during the year. We are a friendly and inviting choir with some paid singers joining us on Sunday mornings. The repertoire is varied ranging from motets to contemporary. The group is approximately 15 members at this time with a fairly high level of proficiency. All Saints Parish is a progressive, diverse, welcoming and appreciative Christian community in Hoboken, NJ (a very short bus or PATH train ride from Manhattan). Interested singers please contact Joshua Mauldin, Director of Music, at 201-792-3563 or at jmauldin@allsaintshoboken.com.

We are currently looking to fill paid soprano and paid tenor section leader positions.
Westfield Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir  20110925 (updated 9/25/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Westfield, NJ
The Chancel Choir, for adults and high school students rehearses weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM and regularly leads the 10:00 AM Sunday worship services (preceded by 9:15 AM rehearsal) September to June as well as most festival services. Membership is open to all who can regularly attend rehearsals and is augmented by four paid section leaders. The choir is skilled and friendly, numbering about 30, and sings anthems from standard sacred classical and more contemporary/world repertoire from September to June. It also sings special services throughout the year, including an Advent Service of Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve, and services during Holy Week, often joined by instrumentalists on these occasions. Summer services feature a weekly pick-up choir.

The musical style at the church is varied, and The New Covenant Band also sings and plays on a rather weekly basis and welcomes committed singing and instrumental members! Please consult the church's website for children's choir opportunities as well. For more intormation, contact Interim Music Director Kathleen Connolly at KConnolly@westfieldpc.org or 908-233-0301 x39.
Sing We Enchanted  20110925 (updated 9/25/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Pleasantville, NY
Sing We Enchanted (SWE), a mixed a cappella ensemble of 8-12 singers has an immediate opening for one tenor and one bass/baritone. We have a great time singing Renaissance/early-Baroque repertoire, holiday and early American rep. We also enjoy premiering new arrangements and compositions, and we occasionally venture into jazz and popular arrangements if it fits the program.

Since we have limited rehearsal time, candidates will be more comfortable if they have solid sight reading skills, have a fine vocal quality and ability, and a strong interest in blending to other singers. Our singers often sing one on a part if needed, and also on occasion sing incidental solos. We are a "band" of singers who share the stage, and we like to perform mostly without much conducting. We all have a desire to achieve a high level of ensemble while also entertaining our audiences with unique programs, without being too overly formal in our presentation.

SWE performs two to three concert programs a season. There are at most 6-8 rehearsals in the Fall, starting in mid to late-October, most often on Sunday afternoons; and then 6-8 rehearsals in the Spring, starting in February/March for May/June concerts. It is totally possible and normal to sing in this ensemble while also singing in other choirs, though our singers are dependable, and loyal, and avoid conflicts with the other performances. The rehearsal location in Bronxville is accessible by train (Metro North). Singers are paid a modest honorarium for concerts. To audition, please send materials to Nell Macdonald, artistic director, at singwe@gmail.com.
Equilibrium Voices  20110922 (updated 9/22/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Dover, NJ
Equilibrium Voices, a new, mixed a cappella ensemble will hold auditions by appointment. Group is based out of Dover, NJ area. Singers are asked to provide a resume and headshot (doesn't need to be a professional picture), perform an aria or art song without accompaniment and demonstrate musicianship skills. You will be asked to prepare your voice part of a short octavo that will be provided prior to your audition.

Equilibrium Voices will sing repertoire from a variety of periods, including early music and contemporary music. It is important that the singer be comfortable and has the ability to sing in a focused clear tone, without unnecessary vibrato. Rehearsals will take place in Dover on Monday evenings from 7:30 until 9:30 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, which is in walking distance of the Dover Train Station on the Morris-Essex train line. To schedule an audition, please send your materials to equilibriumvoices@gmail.com.
The SymphoNYChorus  20110912 (updated 9/12/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
This excellent, vibrant, volunteer 25-member choir and 15-member orchestra (Christian) conquers a wide variety of great music (classical, gospel, contemporary, Broadway, a cappella) and performs regular concerts throughout the Metro area and beyond. Rehearsals Monday evenings at 7 PM in midtown Manhattan. TSC is always open for auditions of skilled singers and orchestral instrumentalists. For information, contact director Henric Ideström at henric@thesymphonychorus.com.
Musicocity  20110907 (updated 9/7/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
Musicocity was founded in June 2010 by a group of people with a passion for singing in four part harmony but not necessarily traditional choral music. We are a community choir made up of non-professional singers with a repertoire of popular music spanning genres from Broadway to Guster & Greenday; from the Beatles to Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse. Members of the group come from a variety of backgrounds. While reading music is helpful, it is not mandatory as long as you come prepared and are enthusiastic.

Membership includes a $40 monthly fee paid at the first rehearsal of each month. Membership dues go toward paying for rehearsal space, performance venues, music, and hiring a band to accompany the choir for performances. This is a community choir and everyone should feel like they play an integral role in its success, whether that means just singing each week or contributing to the organization of the choir.

The first official Musicocity rehearsal will be at 8 PM on September 20 at the Ripley Grier Studios. For information, contact the choir administrator at musicocity@gmail.com.
The New Carillon Ensemble  20110907 (updated 9/7/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chelsea
The New Carillon Ensemble, a vocal and instrumental ensemble founded by Arthur Krieck in 1980, is this season expanding to include a mixed semi-professional, small chamber chorus, SATB. All voice parts are needed. This is an open chorus with no audition required. Two concerts are planned for this coming season, December and May, mixing traditional repertoire with premieres of new works by David Bennett Thomas and Thom Healy. Rehearsals are Monday evenings, beginning 26 September, from 7-9 PM at a location in Chelsea. For further information please contact arthurkrieck@verizon.net or call 917-885-7943.
St. John's in the Village Episcopal Parish Choir  20110903 (updated 9/3/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Village
The choir of around 12 singers is a mixture of volunteer and professional musicians. The choir's repertoire ranges from Gregorian chant to music of the 21st century with an emphasis on the Renaissance composers. In addition to two anthems, much of the service is sung. Rehearsals are at 9:30 on Sundays for the 11:00 service. Occasional extra rehearsals following the service. For adults who sing and read music reasonably well the choir is an enjoyable and rewarding musical ensemble. Call Gordon King at 973-851-6385 for more information.
Youth Pride Chorus  20110831 (updated 8/31/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Village
Youth Pride Chorus is holding an open call for new singers and dancers. During the orientation, we will teach you a short song and a short dance combination, so you will have plenty of time to practice and feel confident before the auditions, even if you have never performed before. You will also have the opportunity to meet with staff one on one to connect and ask any questions about the program. To join, youth ages 13-21 must attend all three of the following dates: Tuesday, 9/20, orientation, 6-8; Tuesday, 9/27, 5-8, vocal auditions; Tuesday, 10/4, 5-8, dance auditions.

For more information, call the Center's Youth Enrichment Services (YES) office at 212-620-7310; send an e-mail to YES@gaycenter.org; or visit YES during regular drop-in hours: Tuesday-Friday 3:00-6:00 PM and Saturday 12:00-3:00 PM. Orientation sessions and all Tuesday night rehearsals take place at the Center, located at 208 West 13th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues in Manhattan. There is no charge for participation in Youth Pride Chorus.
New Jersey Gay Men's Chorus  20110822 (updated 8/22/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Princeton, NJ
We are always looking for new singers to join our family. No previous experience necessary. Even if you just enjoy singing in the shower, we encourage you to check us out. You don't even have to be able to read music. Just commit to attend rehearsals every Monday evening from September through June and have a great time. Auditions will be held Monday, August 29 at 7:30 PM; Tuesday, September 6 at 7:30 PM; and Monday, September 12 at 7:30 PM. Location: Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542. Please e-mail membership@njgmc.org or visit www.njgmc.org for more information.
Hudson Valley Chorale  20110818 (updated 8/18/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Rockland County, NY
The Hudson Valley Chorale will begin Fall/Winter rehearsals on Monday, September 26, 2011 (7:30-9:30 PM) at the Dominican Convent Chapel, 175 Route 340, Sparkill, NY. This season promises to be challenging and exciting under the direction of HVC's dynamic new Music Director, Dr. Jason C. Tramm. The Winter concert, scheduled for Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 3 PM, will include famous choral selections from a variety of well-known operas, a choral medley from Gilbert and Sullivan, and will climax with an assortment of musical theatre offerings by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.

With members from Northern Bergen County, NJ and Rockland County, NY, the chorale is committed to bringing its audience a well-performed fresh view of a variety of musical styles. New members in all voice ranges are most welcome. Interested singers may join the chorale (or just check it out) at its initial weekly rehearsals. For more information about the Hudson Valley Chorale and its schedule, please contact Susan O'Brien, President, at hudsonvalleychorale@gmail.com or via telephone at (845) 598-6749.
The Verona Cedar Grove Chorus  20110807 (updated 8/7/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Verona, NJ
The talented 30 + members are primarily drawn from Verona and Cedar Grove, but singers from surrounding towns are also welcome. The chorus puts on both a winter concert in December and a spring concert in May, with benefit performances at nursing homes and senior residences in the local area. Music selections are upbeat to please everyone. We sing popular, contemporary, show tunes, spirituals and classical choral music, often showcasing local talent. We welcome new members. We require a desire to lift your voice in song and an ability to commit to a weekly schedule.

Rehearsals start Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 7:30 PM at the Henry B. Whitehorne Junior High School, Music Room, Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, NJ. Winter concert is Sunday, December 11, 4:00 PM, at Verona High School auditorium, Fairfield Avenue, Verona, NJ. For information, contact Tom Jung at 973-953-3667 or tj07044@gmail.com.
Oratorio Society of Queens  20110731 (updated 7/31/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Flushing
The Oratorio Society of Queens (OSQ) welcomes adults and young people of all faiths, ages and ethnic origins. We are the oldest performing arts organization in Queens with over 120 members that share the exhilaration of preparing and performing great choral masterpieces and promoting musical excellence in Queens. Student internships are offered to Queens high school and college students.

Our Artistic Director and Conductor, Maestro David Close, is a major reason for our devotion to OSQ. David is a joy to work with. He's an all-around splendid musician - conductor, concert pianist, organist, music director, former opera coach, teacher and a fine tenor in his own right. He has worked very hard -- and succeeded, we feel, in developing us into semi-professional performers. We give two big performances annually to sold-out audiences: a Holiday Concert in December and a Spring Concert in May featuring the great chorus/oratorio masterpieces and opera arias and choruses. All voice parts are welcome -- choral experience is preferred. Audition-listenings are the first 3 rehearsal nights of the session, from 7:00 to 7:30 PM. Latecomers will not be accommodated. You must register for your audition-listening by either sending an e-mail to info@queensoratorio.org with your name and phone number or by calling 718-279-3006.

OSQ rehearses every Monday night from 7:45 to 10:00 PM from September through the end of May at Temple Beth Sholom, 172nd Street and Northern Boulevard in Flushing. Rehearsal dates, concert dates and lots more information about OSQ are available at www.queensoratorio.org. More questions? Please call 718-279-3006 or send us an e-mail: info@queensoratorio.org.
The Salvatones  20110705 (updated 7/5/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday, Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
The Salvatones (Daniel Brondel, Artistic Director), an all-professional vocal ensemble, is currently holding auditions, by invitation, on Wednesday evening July 20, 6 PM-9 PM, in Midtown Manhattan. A limited number of primary positions may be available. In addition, we are seeking to identify singers to place on our roster for subbing and/or to augment the group when an assignment calls for larger forces.

The Salvatones was launched in October 2010 under the management of a company called Salvatonic Inc. (Salvatore Diana, founder/CEO) with the express purpose of attracting bookings for private parties, corporate events and concert series. Events are currently scheduled for the summer and in development for fall and winter 2011. Visit salvatones.com and youtube.com/salvatones for more information as well as audio and video clips.

Repertoire is for the most part a cappella, with accompanied work taken on as contracted. The base repertoire for the group consists of jazz/close harmony arrangements of standards (Gene Puerling), world music (focus on Latin American) and high-end choral arrangements of well-known popular songs (Beatles, Sting and others). This is a 100% pro group with paid rehearsals and performances at standard rates. Qualifications are: excellent sight-reading skills, good ear, solid vocal technique, ability to sing straight-tone, choral experience, team player, good social skills. The 15-minute audition would consist of: vocalise to determine exact range, prepared solo and sight-reading exercise. Pending successful audition, singers accepted the sub/supplemental roster would be given a music packet for independent learning and called for occasional rehearsals when the group reviews its core repertoire.

Applications will be considered through Friday, July 15. Interested singers should send a resume that includes professional references to info@salvatonic.com. Audio/video samples a strong plus. Singers invited to audition will be notified on Monday, July 17 and provided with time slot and location details.
The Elm City Girls' Choir  20110705 (updated 7/5/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsal neighborhood: New Haven, CT
The Elm City Girls' Choir, based in New Haven, Connecticut, is currently holding auditions for girls ages 6-18. ECGC is recognized as one of the nation's leading youth choirs, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Walt Disney World, and on CBS Television. Since its founding in 1993, the group has collaborated with many respected choral groups, including the New York Virtuoso Singers, CONCORA, The Yale Glee Club and Village Harmony, and with professional orchestras such as the Boston Philharmonic, New Haven Symphony, Yale Symphony and Moscow State Orchestra. The Choir has also toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. ECGC is the most advanced division of the United Choir School, and is affiliated with the United Girls' Choir, Connecticut's fastest-growing youth choral program. For further information, or to schedule an audition, please call (203) 787-1244 or e-mail info@unitedchoir.com.
Christ Church (Episcopal) Choir, Manhasset  20110620 (updated 6/20/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhasset, NY
Christ Church in Manhasset, NY is seeking a soprano and tenor to serve as section leaders in its well-established choral program. Responsibilities include singing at the 10 AM Sunday Eucharist and occasional special services from September 2011.Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7:30 from September through May. Strong sightreading skills, stylistic versatility and experience singing in a wide variety of liturgical music -- especially repertoire from the Anglican choral tradition -- are essential, as well as leadership abilities and a collaborative spirit. The Chancel Choir is comprised of both professional and amateur singers and performs an extensive and demanding schedule of repertoire from all stylistic periods. Competitive pay. For further details or to apply, please contact Andrew H. Yeargin, Organist and Choirmaster, at (919) 270-3137 or andrew.yeargin@gmail.com. Christ Church is located at 1355 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset, NY 11030.
One More Round  20110515 (updated 5/15/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: South Orange, NJ
Auditions are being held to fill a few slots in One More Round, a new, exciting a cappella group in South Orange, New Jersey. I am looking for a Soprano 1 and two low Alto 2s. If you are interested in singing rock, pop and all manner of contemporary music, schedule your audition by sending an e-mail to Jennifer at onemoreroundacapella@me.com.. Rehearsals are every Monday evening from 7:30 until 9:30 in South Orange at 19 Scotland Road, conveniently reached by train, bus or car.
Brooklyn Chorus  20110510 (updated 5/10/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Dyker Heights / Bay Ridge
A women's a cappella four-part harmony small chorus that rehearses Monday evenings at 7:30 PM in the Dyker Heights/Bay Ridge Area. Brooklyn Chorus has been in existence for over 50 years. We are comprised of women of all ages who love to sing. We have open auditions every Monday evening, by appointment, starting at 7 PM. For information, e-mail cmcevoy@aol.com.
St. Peter's Choir of Men and Women  20110321 (updated 3/21/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Morristown, NJ
This semi-professional choir maintains very high standards of musicianship and dedication, singing great sacred music ranging from Gregorian chant to recent compositions. The choir sings three times a month including Choral Matins once a month and Choral Evensong on occasion. The choir has been invited to sing services at St. Mary the Virgin and St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue. New members of any religious background are always welcome and auditions are ongoing throughout the year. We are always auditioning volunteer singers of any voice type who enjoy the repertoire of traditional Anglican church music. Start time is flexible; choir season is September to mid-June; rehearsals are Thursday 7:30-9 PM. For information, For information, visit www.stpetersmorristown.org.
St. Peter's Girls Choir  20110321 (updated 3/21/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday, Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Morristown, NJ
St. Peter's Girls Choir sings for Sunday worship two to three times a month and meets twice a week for practice, social time and musical education. The repertoire focuses on two-part treble repertoire from across the centuries, but occasionally includes SATB music sung with adults. The girls receive a stipend that increases with experience and achievement. A week of choir camp in August helps to create a sense of community among the girls and to assimilate new members. The choir also sings in choir festivals and has sung on tour locally, in Bermuda and in Canada. New members of any religious background are always welcome and auditions are ongoing throughout the year. For information, visit www.stpetersmorristown.org.
St. Peter's Choir of Men and Boys  20110321 (updated 3/21/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday, Thursday (boys); Thursday (men) *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Morristown, NJ
Founded in the nineteenth century, St. Peter's Choir of Men and Boys sings for Sunday worship two or three times a month and meets twice a week for practice, social time and musical education. Repertoire comes from the large spectrum of music composed over the centuries for male voices and includes a number of recent compositions within that tradition. The boys receive a stipend that increases with experience and achievement based on the Royal School of Church Music guidelines. A week of choir camp in August helps to create a sense of community among the boys and to assimilate new members. The choir also sings in choir festivals with other boychoirs and has sung on tour locally and in England. New members of any religious background are always welcome and auditions are ongoing throughout the year. Start time is flexible; choir season is September to mid-June; rehearsals are Thursday 7-9 PM. For information, visit www.stpetersmorristown.org.
Schola of St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Parish  20110320 (updated 3/20/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Parish on the East Side (1st and 68th), a community headed by the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), is currently auditioning professional singers (all voice parts) for its fully-professional Schola. Commitments: Sunday rehearsals beginning at 10 AM with a mass at 12 noon. Extra calls are TBD. Successful candidates will be exceptional sight-singers, arrive to rehearsal punctually already knowing their music, be comfortable singing in a variety of musical styles, respect the Roman Catholic rite, and have solid choral and solo experience. All questions and inquires from interested, eligible musicians should be sent with a résumé to dsanez.siena@gmail.com.
Jersey Harmony Express  20110221 (updated 2/21/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday, Saturday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bridgewater, NJ
We are excited to announce the creation of a new men's chorus, the Jersey Harmony Express. The ensemble will be a premiere men's a cappella chorus based in the Bridgewater, New Jersey area, the junction of many major New Jersey routes. We are embarking on a magical musical journey, steeped in the tradition of the American barbershop style yet featuring an expanding repertoire to include a selection of challenging contemporary works. The Express is committed to captivating audiences with thrilling performances and difficult pieces while providing an enjoyable environment for its members.

The group will be holding an Open House on Monday, February 28, at 7:00 at the Arbor Glen Retirement Community in the Community Center, located at 100 Monroe Street, Bridgewater, NJ. If directions are needed, Arbor Glen has information at www.arborglen.org/directions.php and they can be reached at (908) 595-6600. At the Open House you will experience such arrangements as Engebretson's eight part Scarborough Fair and Whitacre's Lux Aurumque, famously performed by the Westminster Chorus in the Choir of the World competition and their most recent CD, It Only Takes A Moment. Auditions for the ensemble will take place in March. Those interested in auditioning will have the opportunity to purchase the sheet music and professional learning tracks to these two amazing works at the Open House. Your purchase will be credited to member dues should you become a member of the ensemble.

Jersey Harmony Express rehearsals will be held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 7:00-9:00 PM as well as the first Saturday morning from 9:00 AM to noon. The group welcomes all to attend the open house. The Jersey Harmony Express will be guiding the future of a cappella music and welcomes experienced singers to get on board what should truly be a one of a kind ride. Prior a cappella or barbershop singing will not be required but a dedication to excellent singing and performance is a must. If interested, please RSVP to the chorus at jhxchorus@yahoo.com. For additional information, send us an e-mail or contact Win Winter at (908) 755-1089 or Christian Hunter at (908) 806-7122.
Willow  20110205 (updated 2/5/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhasset, NY
Willow is an interfaith women's choir that performs mostly a cappella. This group performs a wide variety of sacred music from all faith sources as well as folk music from around the world. Our aim is to appreciate but not to appropriate. Conducted by and founded by Farah Chandu, Willow's aim is to create pretty music and take it to those who need to hear it. Find out more about us at our website at www.willowsings.com or on our Facebook page "Willow Interfaith Women's Choir" Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM at 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset, NY 11030.

Willow is currently holding ongoing auditions for interested singers of all female voice parts, but especially for first sopranos and second altos. The audition will consist of testing range and pitch, one prepared song and harmonizing/blend tests with other singers. Ability to read music is welcome but not strictly necessary. If you are interested, please contact Farah Chandu at fchandu@aol.com or call (718) 225-2559.
Somerset Hills Community Chorus  20110205 (updated 2/5/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Gladstone, NJ
The Somerset Hills Community Chorus is now seeking members for their inaugural concert on May 1, 2011 of Bach Cantata 9 and the Vivaldi Gloria. Made up of community members and the Bernards High School Madrigal Ensemble, the SHCC will rehearse on Monday evenings in Gladstone, NJ beginning on March 7, 2011. Please visit www.MusicSH.org for more information. Contact Artistic Director Stephen Sands at stephen@musicsh.org if you are interested in joining us.
Church of the Blessed Sacrament Choir  20110123 (updated 1/23/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Blessed Sacrament Church on the Upper West Side (152 West 71st Street near Broadway) is looking to expand its volunteer choir, with the intention of forming a schola and developing concert series. Repertoire ranges from Gregorian chant and great works of the Renaissance to Mozart, spirituals and contemporary pieces. All vocal parts welcome; good intonation and sight-singing ability highly desired. The choir rehearses on Sunday mornings from 10:30 AM to 12:15 PM, followed by the 12:30 PM Mass. The season is from mid-September to mid-June. If interested in joining, please contact Dr. Gregory D'Agostino at gregdag@aol.com. Visit our website at blessedsacramentnyc.com to see photos of our beautiful Lincoln Center-area church, whose structure is inspired by the 13th-century French Gothic architecture of Sainte-Chapelle in Paris.
Great Neck Choral Society  20110115 (updated 1/15/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Great Neck, NY
We are a 50+ year old amateur group, currently with 60 members, and would welcome more. Dues are $175 a year. Rehearsals are held 7:20-9:15 PM on Wednesdays in the Chorus Room of The Great Neck South Middle School, 349 Lakeville Road, Great Neck. Our conductor is is David Close who also directs the Oratorio Society of Queens. Among works performed by our group in recent reasons are: Mozart's Requiem, Brahms' Requiem, several Handel oratorios, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. We also perform shorter works, including contemporary ones. For more information, visit www.gnchoral.org or call Emily at 516-884-5795, or Michele at 516-536-0451.
Choir of St. David the King Roman Catholic Church  20110108 (updated 1/8/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Princeton Junction, NJ
Experience the joy and art of singing in the Adult Choir of St. David the King Church. The choir is in session September through June, but we welcome new and returning singers to join us as we prepare for Easter. Rehearsals Wednesday evenings 8 to 9:15 PM and Sunday mornings 9:45 to 10:00 AM. The group sings each Sunday for the 10 AM Mass with Holy Eucharist as well as for a few other events during the year. The repertoire is varied and some of the music is unaccompanied, often from the Renaissance. The group is approximately 19 members, men and women, with a fairly high level of proficiency. The music program and choir at St. David the King Church strive to be a diverse, welcoming and appreciative Christ-like community. Interested singers should contact Carol Baraniecki Sullivan, Director of Music, to set up an audition, or just meet her at the organ after any weekend Mass. Sopranos and basses especially needed. St. David the King R.C. Church, 1 New Village Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08850. Phone: 609-275-7111 x320.
Long Island Masterworks Chorus  20110108 (updated 1/8/2011) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Commack, NY
The Long Island Masterworks Chorus will be holding auditions for its Spring concert season, featuring music of Robert Schumann. If interested, please contact Jim McLean at (631) 434-9035, or e-mail jmcle6@aol.com.
New Jersey Associaton of Veriso Opera (NJAVO) Chorus  20100925 (updated 9/25/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Englewood, NJ
You want to sing your heart out? Tired of holding back your voice? Join the NJAVO Chorus! NJAVO has been part of the NJ music scene since 1989. Every year NJAVO produces two fully-staged operas (sets, costumes, lights, full orchestra and super-titles) at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ. Recent productions: Un Ballo in Mashcera, Carmen, Die Fledermaus, Lucia de Lammermoor. Productions have a roughly 10-week rehearsal period, with one production in October/November and a second in April/May timeframe. The company also sponsors an annual vocal competition that attracts singers from across the nation and around the world. Chorus Director: Mara Waldman; Artistic Director: Lucine Amara; Music Director; Principal Conductor: Anthony Morss. Rehearsals are Wednesday night (music) and Saturday afternoon (staging). For information, call 201-886-0561 or e-mail rohmet@nj.rr.com.
The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys  20100925 (updated 9/25/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday, Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Garden City, NY
The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys is currently auditioning for boy choristers ages 8-11. An interest in music and a fourth grade reading ability are required. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-8 PM and alternate Saturdays 4-5.30 PM. Boys sing at the 11:15 Eucharist weekly during the school year, as well as monthly Evensong on Sunday afternoon, and special services at Christmas and Easter. Repertoire ranges from plainchant and renaissance polyphony to newly composed pieces, with an emphasis on the Anglican choral tradition; all sung at the highest level. Choristers are welcome regardless of religious affiliation. To take advantage of this wonderful opportunity, please contact Director of Music Larry Tremsky at music@incarnationgc.org or (516) 746-2955.

Positions may be available for volunteer adult singers (bass, tenor and countertenor) with excellent sight-reading skills, and the ability to blend well. Paid positions may occasionally be open. This is a great opportunity to make music on a weekly basis as part of a living tradition, and to support a talented group of children in their music education. Please contact Larry Tremsky, as above.
Metropolitan Singers/The Greek Choral Society  20100913 (updated 9/13/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Morningside Heights
Metropolitan Singers/The Greek Choral Society is currently auditioning all voice types. Under the baton of Maestro Dino Anagnost, this season will include performances with The Little Orchestra Society at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and wonderful music by Villa-Lobos, Vivaldi and Victor Herbert. We are looking for singers with solid musical backgrounds who enjoy choral singing and like to be challenged musically. Members pay yearly dues of $120 ($75 for students). For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact Jonathan Meci at 212-971-9500 x117 or jmeci@littleorchestra.org.
Harmony Celebration Chorus  20100912 (updated 9/12/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgewood, NJ
Harmony Celebration Chorus (HCC) invites you to our Victory Send-Off, a preview of our award- winning performance as we strive for a gold medal in the Sweet Adelines International competition. The international convention and competition will take place from October 19-23 in Seattle, Washington, as more than 70 quartets and 43 choruses, all regional champions, gather to compete for the highest honors.

HCC is a local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a group of over 30,000 women worldwide who love a cappella singing in the barbershop style. Our chapter, based in Ridgewood, NJ, has members from all over NJ as well as NY. We are an educational and perfomance chorus dedicated to enriching the lives of members through friendship, education, musical excellence and community involvement.

Please join us and help to spread the word about our dynamic chorus. The event will be held at Cresskill High School, One Lincoln Drive, Cresskill, NJ 07626 on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 8:00 PM. For more information please visit our web site at www.harmonycelebration.com .
The Riverdale Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir  20100909 (updated 9/9/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Riverdale, NY
The Riverdale Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir is a 10-14-voice choir that leads worship at RPC every Sunday at 10:30 AM. We rehearse only on Sunday mornings at 9:00 in the church sanctuary which is on the Henry Hudson Parkway in an idyllic corner of the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Our conductor is a professional musician with an appreciation of and leadership skills in all types of music; our choral offerings span everything from Chant to Classical to Gospel and Contemporary styles. We are currently looking for Sopranos but are open to new singers on all parts. While we do not pay our singers, we can offer solo opportunities to appropriate candidates. The audition process simply involves coming to rehearse with us at 9:00 AM on Sunday morning (beginning September 12, 2010 though you can also join us any following Sunday). We are a collaborative group that welcomes singers with varied experience and ability levels. Our only requirement is that you join us in sharing our love of God through song. For information, contact director Eva Carrasquero at evacarrasquero@yahoo.com.
Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale  20100909 (updated 9/9/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Park Slope (Brooklyn)
The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale, Nelly Vuksic, Music Director, welcomes new singers to its fifth season, 2010-2011. A dynamic chorus of 60 singers with high musical standards explores a rich variety of music styles, both a cappella and with orchestra from the Renaissance to the present. Great music making in a friendly atmosphere. The chorale performs four concerts during each season. For more info, visit www.bqcm.org/bcc . For auditions, call the Conservatory at 718-622-3300 x10 .
Chancel Singers of First Presbyterian Church  20100907 (updated 9/7/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday afternoon and Wednesday evening *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ramsey, NJ
Classically-based eclectic choral repertoire spanning all historical eras and many styles is but the beginning! 25-voice SATB ensemble also features:
  • Pro-active vocal training in every rehearsal, based in solo-technique;
  • Rehearsal style teaches development of independent sight-reading skills;
  • Choral discipline skills actively taught;
  • Solo opportunities;
  • Two weekly rehearsal options (with one required).
Membership is a mix of abilities, voice sizes, and levels of experience (all pro bono). Additional benefits include a warm church family with excellent preaching and active church school and children's music program. Potential for additional skill development through handbell choir; opportunity for use of dramatic and/or dance skills; Men's Choir participation (male voices only).

Singers commit to rehearsal and worship regularity. Sunday-morning call is 8:45, for 8:55 rehearsal downbeat; 10:00 AM worship. Wednesday evening rehearsal 7:45 to 9:30 PM. See Choir Handbook, and all else about the Music Program at First Pres at RamseyPresMusic.com, or speak with the Director of Music, Dr. Deborah Simpkin King at 973-698-6927. Start-up pot luck gathering: Friday, 10 September, 6:00 PM. Call for other details.
The Ridgewood Singers  20100906 (updated 9/6/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgewood, NJ
Come sing with us! We are a mixed voice community chorus performing and practicing in Ridgewood NJ. Our members, of varying ages and backgrounds, come from both Bergen and Passaic Counties. Rehearsals are scheduled for Mondays from 7:30-9:30 at the Unitarian Society at 113 Cottage Place. Auditions for our Winter 2010 concert will follow Open Rehearsals on September 13-September 27, 2010. Call Molly at 973-600-7991.
Grace Episcopal Church Choir  20100905 (updated 9/5/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Rutherford, NJ
Grace Church is an historic church in the Diocese of Newark, located in the lovely, tree-filled suburb of Rutherford, 13 miles west of New York City, easily accessible by car and by rapid transit. The Choir at Grace Church is composed of a small but dedicated band of singers who assist our worship by leading our hymn singing as well as preparing uplifting anthems of prayer and praise each Sunday from September through Trinity Sunday. We welcome any and all who wish to join us. No audition is required; just a desire to lift your voice in song with the choir, and an ability to commit to a weekly schedule. We currently rehearse Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9 PM, and meet again on Sunday morning at 9 AM to warm up for the 10 AM Choral Eucharist. We welcome any and all adults of any level of ability, but are most in need of tenors and basses. For further information please contact the parish office at (201) 438-8623.
Turtle Bay Music School Community Chorus  20100831 (updated 8/31/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown East
The Turtle Bay Music School Community Chorus, led by Alison Davy and pianist Kat Sherrell, provides an exciting opportunity for anyone with an interest in choral singing to get started -- no experience necessary. This welcoming group performs a wide variety of repertoire, including classical, sacred, world, jazz, and pop. The chorus also leads an annual "Messiah Sing" at Turtle Bay Music School and performs at various venues around the community several times per year. In the 2010-2011 season, the chorus will be putting on a "pocket" version of the ever-popular Sound of Music in collaboration with Turtle Bay Music School's Children Chorus. For information, call 212-753-8811 x19 or e-mail karin@tbms.org.
First Reformed Church Adult Choir  20100827 (updated 8/27/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: New Brunswick, NJ
The First Reformed Church Adult Choir is a volunteer mixed ensemble that sings service music during the academic year, from September to June. We sing music from the Renaissance to contemporary music, and in many different languages. You need not have any experience singing in a choir to join. We are an easygoing and fun community that works hard to bring special music to the congregation of First Reformed Church. Rehearsals are every Wednesday at 7:30 PM starting September 1, and every Sunday morning at 9:00 AM starting September 12. The worship service is at 10:30 AM. All rehearsals and worship services are at First Reformed Church New Brunswick, 9 Bayard Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Contact Benjamin T. Berman at (443) 621-2793 or (732) 545-1005, or e-mail him at bberman2@eden.rutgers.edu for more information and to join.
The Chancel Choir of the Reformed Church of Bronxville  20100824 (updated 8/24/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bronxville, NY
The Chancel Choir of the Reformed Church of Bronxville is a semi-professional church choir that dedicates itself to excellence in performance of a wide variety of choral repertoire. Led by Minister of Music Matthew Phelps and Associate Director of music Eugene Lavery, this ensemble sings substantial choral literature on a weekly basis. Highlights this season include a concert performance of Bach Cantata no. 106 Gottes Zeit ist die Allerbeste Zeit and Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen. The ensemble also takes part in an annual Messiah Sing-In, Choir Festival, festival services on both Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday.

The choir is currently auditioning for all voice parts. If you are interested in joining this excellent ensemble which is also a warm, inviting, and loving place to sing, contact Matthew Phelps at 914-337-6776 or matthew@reformedchurch.org. Rehearsals begin on September 9 and take place most Thursdays throughout the year. The choir sings weekly at the Church's 10:30 service.
Camerata Chorale  20100824 (updated 8/24/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Poughkeepsie, NY
Founded in 1963, Camerata Chorale is comprised of experienced and dedicated singers from over 20 Hudson Valley communities. Over 60 singing members have a very special experience each week. We call it the Camerata Chorale -- lovers of music who meet every Tuesday evening in Poughkeepsie to sing. Singing brought us together -- singing keeps us together.

Auditions will be held Tuesday, September 14 at 6:30 PM and Tuesday, September 21 at 6:30 PM. Remain for rehearsal following audition. Audition includes vocalizing for range and voice placement, sight reading. For more info, e-mail info@camerata-chorale.org or call 845-256-1290.
Jazz Choir Reading Sessions  20100822 (updated 8/22/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan
We're looking for "a few good men” to join our jazz choir reading sessions. The sessions are designed to afford singers the opportunity to maintain their reading skills while having an evening of serious fun, and provide a place for arrangers to hear their work. If you love group singing and take joy in jazz harmonies well sung, you'll enjoy the sessions. I include some info about the sessions below. If you're interested, please e-mail me at jbrizzo@optonline.net with a brief note on your background including reading ability and group singing experience, and the vocal part you sing.

About the sessions. . . I started vocal jazz reading sessions eleven years ago for singers in the New York City metropolitan area. We meet the second Tuesday of each month, 7:30-10:00 PM, from September through June in the Village. As we only meet once a month, the group is limited to good readers with vocal group experience. Most are "pros" in the sense that they make their living from music. . . singing, playing, teaching, or some combination of the above, but the sessions also draw accomplished amateurs. We're always open to adding good musicians. I look forward to hearing from you.
Our Lady of Grace Adult Choir  20100822 (updated 8/22/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday, Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Babylon, NY
This non-elitist group of friends and volunteers sings with extraordinary breadth of dynamic and timbre, everything from gospel to the great masterworks. Those who've never sung a note in their life--as well as professionals who want to fine-tune their skills--are all welcome. Guest singers called in on holidays. Bi-annual get-togethers. Collaborations and special events. Season runs September through May. Rehearsal Thursday nights 7:30 PM; noon Mass on Sundays. The choir is open to those in their teen years and older. We also welcome people regardless of faith, creed, race, gender, orientation, class, and other silly prejudices. For more info, call director Terence Purtell at 631-587-5185 x219 or tpurtell@ourladyofgrace.net.
Choral Arts Society  20100817 (updated 8/17/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
Now part of the Hudson Chorale as a result of the merger of the Westchester Concert Singers and the Choral Arts Society. See the audition ad for the Hudson Chorale.
Westchester Concert Singers  20100817 (updated 8/17/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
Now part of the Hudson Chorale as a result of the merger of the Westchester Concert Singers and the Choral Arts Society. See the audition ad for the Hudson Chorale.
The West Village Chorale  20100816 (updated 8/16/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
Gold Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Village
The West Village Chorale is a 40-member auditioned ensemble conducted by Michael Conley. On January 30, 2011, the Chorale's winter concert will feature "alter egos" of great composers: works by Bach and Mozart that sound more Romantic than Baroque or Classical, and forays by Tchaikovsky and Copland (In the Beginning) into sacred music. Also on the program: the New York City premiere of Immortal Beloved, a Conley composition based on texts of letters by Beethoven. Our spring concert, "Fahrvergnügen (Pleasures of Travel)," will feature works based on folk songs of many nations, with ethnic dancers taking to the floor of our new concert and rehearsal venue, Judson Memorial Church.

The West Village Chorale is seeking experienced singers with good reading ability; naturally, tenors and basses are especially desired! Auditions can be scheduled for Tuesday, September 7, or later by appointment. Rehearsals begin September 14. Call (212) 517-1776 and leave phone and e-mail contact info for an audition date and time.
Ulster Choral Society  20100816 (updated 8/16/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Kingston, NY
The Ulster Choral Society will hold auditions on September 20 and 27 between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. No appointment is necessary, and prospective members are asked to stay for the rehearsal immediately following, from 7:30 to 10 PM. The auditions and rehearsals take place at the Redeemer Lutheran Church at Wurts and Rogers Streets in Kingston, just up the hill from the old suspension bridge across the Esopus Creek. The audition consists of vocalization to determine sectional placement, singing "America" in one or more keys, and reading (with accompaniment) a selection from this season's repertoire. We are singing a festive program of selections for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany on January 22 and 23, 2011, and a program of Magnificats on April 30 and May 1. For further information, visit our website at www.ulsterchoral.org, call 845-256-1290 or e-mail info@ulsterchoral.org.
Pro Voce  20100816 (updated 8/16/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Boonton, NJ
The brand new professional chamber choir Pro Voce is beginning its premier season and is looking for talented singers! Sing with top-notch choral singers in an intimate, 24- voice chamber ensemble that specializes in contemporary music, but enjoys classical repertoire as well. Pro Voce rehearses on Sunday afternoons in Boonton, NJ and produces concerts in December and May. December rep includes Pärt's Berlin Mass, Mendelssohn partsongs, Whitacre flower songs, Sedek Emily Dickinson songs, works by Ola Gjielo and more.

This is a fantastic opportunity for any choral singer. Last audition day is August 22. Please visit www.provoce.webs.com for detailed audition information! E-mail marty@martysedekmusic.com with any questions or to register to audition.
Park Avenue Christian Church Choir  20100810 (updated 8/10/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Park Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Manhattan is seeking one soprano and two bass choir assistants who will support and enrich our Sanctuary Choir, an ensemble comprised of paid professionals and volunteers that sings in our 11 AM Worship Celebration as well as for concerts and services throughout the year. Strong sight-reading skills and experience singing a wide variety of liturgical music is essential. The position requires regular attendance on Sunday mornings, beginning with a warm-up/rehearsal at 9:30 AM followed by the 11 AM worship service. There are additional full choir rehearsals the first and third Tuesday of every month from 7:30-9 PM. Attendance is required for Christmas Eve services (8 and 11 PM) and for Easter Sunday (11 PM and 1 PM).

For further details or to apply, please contact Paul Vasile, Minister of Music, at (212) 288-3246 (x105) or pvasile@parkavenuechristian.com. You can learn more about the music program and the church by visiting our website at www.parkavenuechristian.com.
Madrigalia Via  20100804 (updated 8/4/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown West
Our choir is auditioning tenors on Monday, August 23. Details are at www.madrigaliavia.org/auditions.html. Members must have strong sight-reading ability and language skills. The ensemble meets Monday evenings on West 59th Street near Lincoln Center and performs 3-4 times per year. Our Artistic Director is David Recca (MM, Eastman School of Music), director of the Purchase College Chorus and Chamber Singers. For information, contact Morgan Russell at morganrussell7@gmail.com.
The Madrigal Singers  20100802 (updated 8/2/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Mountainside, NJ
Tenors and basses with a passion for choral chamber music are invited to audition for The Madrigal Singers, a highly-regarded, 16-voice a cappella ensemble known for its "blended sound and artistic phrasing." Requirements include moderate to good sight reading skills and the ability to blend in a small group setting. Rehearsals are held in Cranford and New Providence in Union County, NJ, on Wednesday evenings from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Concerts are in December/January and May. Please call Dr. John Sichel at Raritan Valley Community College, 908-526-1200 x8813 for more information.
The Continuo Arts Civic Chorale  20100728 (updated 7/28/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Summit, NJ
The Continuo Arts Civic Chorale (adult voices) announces auditions for the 2010-2011 season. For adult singers who love to perform, this ensemble delves into choral music throughout the ages. From standard choral masterpieces to opera choruses, from Gregorian Chant to 21st Century composers, group members engage in exciting and educational rehearsals, sectionals and vocal workshops. Extensive work on breath support, vocal production, stage presence, musical interpretation and textual content will take place. Members engage in community performances and join with other singers from around the world as part of the Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus. Previous engagements include; Festivale di Muisica e Arte Sacra, Rome-2008, Carnegie Hall-2009, 2010. Rehearsals take place at the Historic Twin Maples in Summit, NJ on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 PM. Visit www.continuoarts.org for more information.
The Continuo Arts Singers  20100728 (updated 7/28/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Summit, NJ
The Continuo Arts Singers (treble voices, ages 13-18) announces auditions for the 2010-2011 season. This exciting group of young choral artists serves as musical ambassadors locally and around the world. From Renaissance madrigals to vocal jazz, singers learn proper breathing techniques, tone production, articulation, stylization and presentation. Ensemble and sectional rehearsals assist singers in all aspects of vocal pedagogy as well as develop leadership and interpersonal skills in a positive and stimulating atmosphere. Previous engagements include; Festivale di Muisica e Arte Sacra, Rome-2008, Carnegie Hall-2009, 2010. Rehearsals take place at the Historic Twin Maples in Summit, NJ on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:00 PM. Visit www.continuoarts.org for more information.
The Continuo Arts Children's Chorus  20100728 (updated 7/28/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Summit, NJ
The Continuo Arts Children's Chorus (ages 7-13) announces auditions for the 2010-2011 season. This innovative ensemble brings the joy of choral music and performance to young singers. Through a wide selection of vocal repertoire and group training, members will learn the basic applications of vocal production with a strong emphasis on breath support, articulation, tone production, sight singing and ear training. Children’s Chorus members will also engage in community concert performances and activities that encourage self-confidence, team work, poise and positive stage presence. Previous engagements include; Festivale di Musica e Arte Sacra, Rome-2008, Carnegie Hall-2010. Rehearsals take place at the Historic Twin Maples in Summit, NJ on Tuesday evenings from 4:30-5:30 PM. Visit www.continuoarts.org for more information.
A+ Jubliee Youth Chorale  20100713 (updated 7/13/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Friday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chinatown
A+ Jubilee Youth Chorale is seeking boys and girls from middle school to high school who would like to develop sight-reading and singing skills in an SATB chorus singing both acappella and accompanied choral music. Rehearsals are held on Fridays from 5:30 to 7:45 PM at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior on 48 Henry Street, New York, NY 10002. Singers vocalize to develop their range and rounded tone and work to perfect challenging pieces. The group plans to travel to Brazil for 2 weeks in late June 2011 on a semi-subsidized basis.

The summer session starts on Friday, July 9. It ends on Friday, August 13 with a performance of choral highlights from Wicked. The membership fee for the summer session is $35. The fall session will start in September after Labor Day. Membership fee for Fall and Spring is $35 per month. If interersted, send e-mail to edsantayana@yahoo.com or call 203-253-8177
CantaLyrica  20100626 (updated 6/26/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hackensack, NJ
CantaLyrica, Bergen County, N.J., a volunteer SATB chamber chorus under the direction of Joshua Greene, assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera. Auditions by appointment for 2010-2011 season for all voice parts. Two concerts: all-Bach program, Sunday, January 23, 2011; opera excerpts, Thursday, May 26, 2011. Rehearsals Wednesday evenings at the Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ.; performances at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ. Opportunities for volunteer solo work. For info/audition appointment, call 201-837-1734.
The New Choral Society  20100602 (updated 6/2/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Scarsdale, NY
The New Choral Society is an all-auditioned community chorus, based in Scarsdale, NY. Dr. John T. King, conductor. We rehearse on Monday nights from 8-10 PM, September through May. We will present Handel's Messiah in December, Mozart's Requiem in March and "A Little Light Music" (featuring Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna and other settings of music about light) in May.

Auditions for all voice parts will be held during the summer and can be arranged by calling (914) 725-1678. A prepared piece is not required. At present we are not sure what openings we will have for September; however, all voice types are encouraged to audition. You can also visit our web site at www.newchoralsociety.org and e-mail us at info@newchoralsociety.org.
Golden Apple Chorus  20100524 (updated 5/24/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hawthorne, NY
The Golden Apple Chorus, a 25-member chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is an award-winning women's barbershop chorus that performs a cappella 4-part harmony, traditional barbershop tunes, show tunes, oldies and pop. Located just outside of White Plains, the group has been entertaining Westchester County for 40 years. Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM at Hawthorne Reformed Church, 65 Broadway, Hawthorne, NY. Dr. Anastasio Rossi is the director, and this year's recipient of the Cab Calloway Lifetime Achievement Award. All women's voice parts welcomed. For information, contact Delia Siemers at 914-234-3086 or BA deFerrari at 914-935-2566, or e-mail us at dmcrs@optonline.net. Three free vocal lessons, starting Tuesday, June 15 at 7 PM and running through June 29. Contact madmounten@aol.com for further information
Christ Church Summit Chancel Choir  20100520 (updated 5/20/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Summit, NJ
All are welcome at this open and affirming church. The choir performs a wide variety of literature. Rehearsals are 7:30 PM-9:00 PM on Wednesday evenings, and the choir sings each Sunday, September through June, at the 9:30 AM service, with an 8:45 AM warm-up. There are also special choral services on Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday. Christ Church is a liberal, diverse and welcoming congregation, dually aligned with the United Church of Christ and American Baptists of New Jersey, with a long-standing tradition of musical excellence. For more information, contact Dr. Holly Chatham, Director of Music, at (908) 273-5549, ext. 103 or hchatham@ChristChurchSummit.org. Visit www.ccsnj.org for more information about the church and music programs.
Notre Dame Choir  20100311 (updated 3/11/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday night, Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
How would YOU like to sing one-on-a-part? If you're a good sight-reader, you enjoy the challenge of holding your own line, and you love sacred Renaissance polyphony, consider auditioning for the Notre Dame Choir! We do a lot of Renaissance music -- different motets each week, plus concerts in Advent and Lent. The more strong singers we have, the larger-scale works we can do (we typically sing five or six-voice music, but we've done some double-choir music), and we'd love for you to join us.

The Notre Dame Choir is a small ensemble (currently nine singers, but we've been as small as six -- just last year! -- and as large as twenty; we're not wedded to any particular size) that sings for the 11:30 AM Masses Sunday mornings at the Church of Notre Dame, just a block east of the main campus of Columbia University, on the upper west side. We rehearse Wednesday nights 7-10 PM, and meet Sundays at 9:30 AM to prepare for the 11:30 Mass. If this kind of challenge intrigues you, and you have a generous heart (we're a volunteer organization), please contact Chris Mueller, at (212) 501-4953, or e-mail parish@ndparish.org to set up an audition. We look forward to hearing you!
Rainbow Peace Choir  20100221 (updated 2/21/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Orange, NJ
The Rainbow Peace Choir is a volunteer singing group that performs in benefit concerts at churches and other venues. We only sing life-affirming, positive, inclusive songs, and that indeed is the nature of our group as well. We have two concerts coming up, one on March 27 and another on a date yet to be determined. All parts are welcome, though we have a particular need for men who are good sight-readers and strong singers. Parts tapes will be provided along with sheet music. We rehearse on Thursday nights (and some other times) at 7:30 at my home in West Orange. Please call Mel White at 973-731-1946 if you are interested in singing with us, and tell me what part you sing and where you live. Can't wait to share this magical time with you!
Fort Washington Collegiate Church Choir  20100221 (updated 2/21/2010) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Washington Heights
Fort Washington Collegiate Church Choir seeks new members; both volunteer and paid section leader positions are available.

Fort Washington Church is located in Washington Heights at 181st Street and Fort Washington Avenue, easily accessible by the A train (20 minutes from midtown). Our congregation is open and welcoming, and truly diverse--racially, culturally, ethnically and socio-economically. Our trademark is "Arts-Based Worship"; every service is planned with artistic expression at the forefront. We embrace music, dance, drama, film and visual art as integral to a deeper understanding of the week's message.

Choir rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30, with occasional added Saturday rehearsals around major church holidays. Services are Sunday mornings--—singers can expect to be called from 8:30 to noon. Singers should have previous choral experience, and be comfortable singing a wide variety of musical styles and genres including Classical, Gospel, traditional church hymnody, and Contemporary Christian. Paid section leader/soloist positions are not full-time, but strong candidates will be used with some regularity. In addition to having previous choral experience, section leaders should have excellent sight-reading skills, and the ability to lead, blend with, and support the other singers in their section. Weekly pay (one rehearsal and one service) is $125.

Volunteers are welcome any time; those interested in paid positions should contact director Chanelle Schaffer at 212-568-4014 or cschaffer@fortwashingtonchurch.org to schedule an audition.
Evergreen Chorus  20091121 (updated 11/21/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Poughkeepsie, NY
The Evergreen Chorus, a Poughkeepsie-based chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is always open for women who love to sing. Come visit us on Tuesday nights from 7 to 9:30 PM at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Overlook Road, just off Route 55 by H.G. Page. For more information, visit www.evergreenchorus.org.
Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus  20091111 (updated 11/11/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: New London, CT
The chorus has seventy-five auditioned volunteer singers who rehearse weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7 PM to 9 PM (unless otherwise noted) from September through April, at the First Congregational Church located at 66 Union Street in New London, CT 06320 (near the Post Office). The Chorus performs a minimum of two concerts annually. Auditions are held in the Fall and Spring beginning at 6 PM, immediately preceding the first and second regularly scheduled rehearsals which run from 7-9 PM. For more information about the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus, contact Sheri Pellerin at sheri@ectsymphony.org.
Chorus 802  20091105 (updated 11/5/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Theater District
Chorus 802 has cancelled its fall 2009 season. Please contact Robert Murtha at (212) 966-2154 ext. 104 for more information.

Although Chorus 802 is "in residence" at Local 802, union membership and/or vast choral experience are not required; a love of choral singing and regular attendance at our rehearsals are. Our rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 6:45 to 8:45 PM. Our aim is for everyone to have a joyful and rewarding musical experience. Chorus 802 was originally formed in 1995 as a Gilbert & Sullivan group and continues to present a Gilbert & Sullivan opera each spring. Our autumn programs have been varied. Last Fall we presented a program which included Gilbert & Sullivan's Trial by Jury and a selection of choruses and solos from The Grand Duke, Utopia, LTD. and Tales of Hoffman.
Long Island Choral Society: Young Voices  20090930 (updated 9/30/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Rockville Centre, NY
The Long Island Choral Society: Young Voices encourages music reading and vocal training among talented fourth through seventh graders. Boys and girls interested in learning and performing great repertoire of choral works are encouraged to audition. Auditions are to be held on two Sundays: October 4 and October 18, 2009 at 5:00 PM at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 240 Lincoln Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY. Please call 516-512-0174 or e-mail us at youngvoices@lics.org to let us know you will be auditioning.

This chorus is under the direction of Meredith Elaine Baker. Membership is open to boys from ages 8 to 12 with unchanged voices and girls from ages 8 to 16. The children will be tested for range, timbre and pitch matching.
Gotham Scholars  20090903 (updated 9/3/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Gotham Scholars, a semi- professional chamber choir directed by nationally acclaimed conductor Mark Kaczmarczyk, is holding auditions Monday, September 14, 7-9 PM at Church of St. Paul the Apostle, West 59th Street and Ninth Avenue for performances of the Rachmaninoff Vespers, one of the great choral masterworks, sung in Russian, and rarely performed. We seek enthusiastic singers who are good sight readers, team players, commit to attending weekly Monday evening rehearsals September 28-November 14 and support our organization. In turn you will meet new people and participate in an outstanding ensemble of the highest musical standards, The Scholars rehearse Monday evenings September 28 through November at Church of St. Paul the Apostle at 405 West 59th Street (at Ninth Avenue, just west of the Time Warner Center) for performances November 13-14. No prepared piece is required to audition. You will be asked to vocalize and sight read. Called "a polished and telling performer" by British Opera Journal, and acclaimed for his "excellent performances" by Chamber Music America Magazine, Music Director Mark Kaczmarczyk has conducted acclaimed artists of our time, including countertenor David Daniels, pianists James Tocco, Jonathan Biss, and the late Ruth Laredo, in opera, oratorio and chamber music. He has previously served on the faculties of the University of Oregon and Ithaca College, and is currently on the faculty of Manhattanville College in Rye, NY. To schedule an audition e-mail: gothamscholars@gmail.com. Facebook Gotham Scholars for more information and pictures.
The Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill, NY  20090901 (updated 9/1/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Saturday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Richmond Hill, Queens
The Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill (Queens) NY is a not-for-profit organization established in 1998. It is a mixed chorus of approximately 30 singers who are drawn from throughout the New York metropolitan area. Our performances include professional soloists and chamber orchestra. The director is the Rev. Robert Sonnenberg of St. John's who holds degrees in music as well as divinity. The SMC is in artistic residence at historic St. John's Lutheran Church, 86-20 114th Street, Richmond Hill, NY 11418. Contact us at 516-249-6553.

The SMC is looking for voices in all sections. There is no formal audition Some sight-reading skills will be taken for granted. Prior choral experience is not a requirement. Dues are $60 per semester, which entitles singer to 5 free tickets to be sold or given away. Music must be bought or borrowed. Interested parties should write or e-mail at any time during the season about joining us. Rehearsals take place on Saturday mornings from 10 AM to 12 noon at St. John's Church about 12 weeks prior to each scheduled performance. The first rehearsal for our holiday concert--the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah and a selection of holiday carols--is Saturday, September 19.
Church of the Transfiguration Choir of Men and Boys  20090901 (updated 9/1/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsal neighborhood: Madison Square
The Transfiguration Choir of Men and Boys is a fully professional 20-voice group directed by Claudia Dumschat. Responsibilities for the boychoir include weekly Sunday masses and rehearsal (9:30-12:30) and two rehearsals each week (a choice of Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 4:30-5:30; Thursday 4-5; or Saturday 10:30-11:30). Parents are asked to call Dr. Dumschat at 212-684-4174 for an audition for their child. No prior experience is neccessary, just a good ear, voice and a desire to learn. The boys are paid a weekly stipend plus scholarships. The Episcopal boy choir tradition provides excellent musical education and discipline for the talented child.

The Men's choir rehearses and performs each Sunday from 9:30-1:45 plus extra seasonal services. $100 per service. Immediate openings are available in the alto, tenor and bass sections. Please call Dr. Dumschat at 212-684-4174 for an audition.
Choir of St. John's Episcopal Church  20090831 (updated 8/31/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bridgeport, CT
The Choir of St. John's Episcopal Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut, currently has openings for a tenor and a bass for its outstanding professional choir. These positions involve Sunday mornings only (rehearsal at 8:15 AM followed by a service at 10:00 AM) from September through May, with no mid-week rehearsals. There are a few special services (Evensong, Lessons & Carols, etc.) throughout the season. Repertoire includes an eclectic array of anthems, motets, spirituals, and masses of many different periods and styles, with an emphasis on Renaissance polyphony. Some pieces are sung by the professional chamber choir alone, while other selections are performed in combination with the volunteer parish choir. Excellent sight reading skills and the ability to sing straight-tone are required. The positions pay $75 per Sunday. For further information, please contact Tom Brand, Organist & Choirmaster, at music@saintjohnbridgeport.org.
Long Island Gay Men's Chorus  20090805 (updated 8/5/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Selden, NY
The Long Island Gay Men's Chorus is holding auditions for basses, baritones and tenors on Friday, August 21, 2009 at 8 PM. The audition will take place at 105 Spring Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777. The phone number is 631-774-3298.

Rehearsals are held weekly on Wednesday nights at Newfield High School in Selden but due to summer vacation, we will be unable to hold auditions in our usual location. Please visit our website at www.ligmc.org and click on "About" for details on the audition process, and membership requirements. Although the auditions are open and do not require an appointment, please e-mail LIGayMensChorus@aol.com to let us know if you plan on auditioning.
Stony Brook Camerata Singers  20090803 (updated 8/3/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Stony Brook, NY
Stony Brook Camerata Singers is a mixed chorus of 30-32. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 7:00-9:30 in room 0113 in the basement of the Music Department at Stony Brook University. The group--one of the finest on Long Island--is an advanced chamber choir composed of community singers, faculty, staff and students at Stony Brook University. Members must register for the course. Sight-reading required. Auditions Wednesday, September 2 from 4:00-6:30 (meet outside room 0113) and by appointment. Fall 2009 concerts are scheduled for Friday, November 20 and Saturday, December 5. Questions? Contact director Alice Cavanaugh at cavanaa@sunysuffolk.edu.
Brooklyn College Chorale  20090731 (updated 7/31/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Brooklyn College
The Brooklyn College Chorale is accepting singers for all voice parts. Singers must have a willingness to collaborate with others and strive for personal growth in the areas of sight-reading, ear training and overall musicianship. Singers from the community at large will join together with students and members of the Brooklyn College faculty to prepare symphonic and other choral literature for public performance on the Brooklyn College campus. Please call 718-951-5000 x1176 for more information or to schedule an audition.
The Clurman Singers  20090731 (updated 7/31/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday and Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side / Midtown
Under the direction of internationally acclaimed music director Judith Clurman, The Clurman Singers is an ensemble of 50 high caliber vocalists, with a core of 12 professional fellows, who collaborate in workshops, present concerts of varied repertoire, make recordings, and engage audiences through online media.

Members of this ensemble have performed together under Ms. Clurman's direction for the past decade, appearing with the New York City Ballet, the Berkshire Opera at Tanglewood, the Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center's Great Performances and the Mark Morris Dance Group. They have performed all genres of music, with artists ranging from Deborah Voigt to Kristin Chenoweth to Jason Robert Brown. They have sung with The American Composer's Orchestra and the New York Pops on the Carnegie Hall subscription series, the Juilliard Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. In 2009 they hosted a workshop at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. in which professional, volunteer and high school singers recorded works by Howard Shore and Georgia Stitt. The ensemble also collaborated with composer Marc Shaiman on his recording of the soundtrack for the feature film The Bucket List.

The 2009-2010 season will include several recording and concert performance opportunities for The Clurman Singers, including an April 16 appearance with the award winning stars of the current South Pacific revival, Kelli O'Hara and Paulo Szot, and the New York Pops, on their Carnegie Hall subscription series. See www.carnegiehall.org/article/box_office/events/evt_12956.html?selecteddate=04162010.

Auditions for The Clurman Singers will be held August 11 and September 2 (7-9:30 PM) at The Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023. Please prepare two contrasting pieces (one aria and one show tune or folk song) and e-mail your time preference to TCSauditions@gmail.com.
Americas Vocal Ensemble  20090722 (updated 7/22/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Village
The Americas Vocal Ensemble, Nelly Vuksic, Music Director, is a professional chamber group whose repertory focuses on the music of the Americas, early to contemporary, including numerous premieres by living composers. Auditions are arranged individually throughout the year for singers with excellent tone quality, sight-reading skills and ability to blend in an ensemble as well as singing solos. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese is not required but is a plus. For info and auditions, contact Nelly Vuksic at 718-261-4494 or cnvuksic@earthlink.net.
American Radio Choir  20090722 (updated 7/22/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Varies *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan
The American Radio Choir under the direction of Dan Shaw announces openings for the 2009-2010 season of its Choral Scholars Program. The Choral Scholars Program is a training program for young singers, aged 15-25 who are considering professional careers as performers. Working alongside the professionals of the American Radio Choir, Scholars can expect to receive advanced musical training in addition to exciting performance and recording opportunities. Rehearsals are conveniently held on Sunday evenings.

If you are a young singer, or know a young singer interested in learning more about the Scholars, please contact us at americanradiochoir@gmail.com. You can learn more about the American Radio Choir by visiting us on the Web at www.americanradiochoir.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Con Brio  20090611 (updated 6/11/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Old Saybrook, CT
We are a 50-person auditioned classical chorus in the Essex area of Connecticut. We rehearse Tuesdays in Old Saybrook CT. Call 860-767-0090 for an audition. Con Brio is touring Rome, Naples, the Amalfi coast and Sicily in May 2010. Our Christmas concert will be Friday, December 11 at 8 PM at Christ the King Church, Old Lyme, CT, featuring J.S. Bach: Cantata 191 Gloria in Excelsis and John Rutter: Gloria. For more information, please visit www.conbrio.org.
Church of the Village Chancel Choir  20090525 (updated 5/25/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Village
Using the Arts to express the Spirit in Worship is a hallmark of our church. We celebrate with all types of music (Spirituals, traditional, Contemporary, Bluegrass, Jazz, Spanish, Rock and Rap) performed by our choir, soloists, instrumentalists and dancers. Regular organ and piano accompaniment with reeds and occasionally other instruments, some a cappella choral pieces, small orchestra accompaniment for Christmas and Easter season services. Choir performs 2 to 3 pieces each Sunday and fuller programs and concerts during the Christmas and Easter seasons. Section leaders/soloists are paid; the rest are volunteers. Choir size varies from a dozen to twenty and more. Good sight-singing skills necessary. Weekly rehearsal Thursdays, 6:30-8 PM (except July and August). Sunday morning call is 9:15 AM, ending between 12 and 12:30 PM. For more information, contact director Faser Hardin at faserh@gmail.com.
Brooklyn Repertory Opera Chorus  20090421 (updated 4/21/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Various *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Park Slope, Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Repertory Opera Chorus is a mixed choir for Park Slope's resident opera company, dedicated to performing standard repertoire in innovative stagings that take the fear out of opera-going. The chorus is open to experienced amateur singers with strong sight-reading ability and a love for performing great operatic ensembles. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings and one weekend afternoon per week (generally Sunday), with additional rehearsals added during staging and tech weeks before a show. The company performs three productions per year, and is directed by experienced opera coaches from the Metropolitan Opera and the American Musical & Dramatic Academy.

Auditions are being held now for the June production of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, to be sung in English translation, and accompanied with full orchestra. Performances will be June 5, 7, 12 and 14, 2009 at the historic Brooklyn Lyceum, at 4th Avenue and Union Street. To arrange for an audition time, please send a resume detailing training and experience to chorus@bropera.org. Prepare 2 solos in contrasting styles and languages (one should be in English). For further information, please contact director Conrad Chu at 917-533-9348.
Westfair Singers  20090408 (updated 4/8/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Greenwich, CT
Westfair Singers is a women's vocal ensemble designed to unite Westchester County, New York and Fairfield County, Connecticut, in a shared musical experience of quality and beauty. The group is comprised of women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Members range in ability from amateur to professional. All share a love of music and ensemble singing. Our wide repertoire consists of holiday, classical and popular music.

Our Spring 2009 concert will present "An Afternoon at the Opera." Please join us at rehearsals every Monday evening from 7-9 PM at Stanwich School, 257 Stanwich Road in Greenwich, CT. Need more information? Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Jinny McGinnis by phone at 203-629-9814 or e-mail at vmcginnis@optonline.net.
The Jubilee Chorus  20090218 (updated 2/18/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan
Singers needed for Christian classical chorus--looking for vocalists to volunteer for The Jubilee Chorus NYC in the new 2009 season.

The Jubilee Chorus is a volunteer classical choral ministry where Christian singers can serve God and have fellowship with other vocalists. We have three main concerts throughout the year, and then add additional performance opportunities at churches around the city. Our desire is to minister the truth and beauty of the Lord to others through beautiful music, and to worship Him by offering up our voices in song. We believe in performing traditional classical choral music as well as new music written by living composers. The Jubilee Chorus is the perfect ministry for anyone passionate for choral ministry. We seek to be an ensemble God will use our music to minister to people from all different nations.

Season for participation: February - December 2009. Rehearsals: Monday, once a week. Auditions for soprano, alto, tenor and bass. After we've received your application we will schedule a time for you. Apply by visiting www.joinjubilee.org/NYC/apply_chorus.htm and learn how to get involved. Then come to our auditions! Jubilee Missions (now in its 7th year of ministry), 74 Trinity Place, #1400, New York, NY. Phone 212-602-9903; e-mail jubileechorus@aol.com.
The Choir of Saints Peter & Paul Church  20090122 (updated 1/22/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hoboken, NJ
A choir of volunteer and professional musicians providing music for the Sunday 10:30 AM Mass, seasonal concerts, and major liturgies. The choir sings repertory from early music to contemporary compositions as well as Gregorian chant. Our church features fine acoustics and is easily accessible from Manhattan/Jersey City by PATH. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 7:30-9:30 PM; Sunday call is 9:45 AM.For more information contact Louis Scarpa, organist and choir director at peterandpaulmusic@hotmail.com.
The Parkchester Chorus  20090118 (updated 1/18/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bronx
The Parkchester Chorus, the oldest ecumenical chorus in the Bronx, has moved to the First Presbyterian Church of Throggs Neck on East Tremont Avenue, accessed from Dudley Avenue. Under the experienced and talented direction of Lorraine C. Nanko, the spring program is planned as a salute to optimism and positive attitudes, including a tribute to songs of the 1930s and a celebration of Mendelssohn's 200th anniversary. The concert is meant to identify both the spirit of the season and the spirit of the Parkchester Chorus. A not-for-profit organization, the chorus charges dues of $30 per individual, for each season. Faced with a proposed 300% rent increase at our previous home, the chorus had no choice but to seek a new location in which to rehearse. The door opened to us at First Presbyterian Church at Throggs Neck, and we gladly accepted their hospitality.

The Parkchester Chorus provides the opportunity for learning and performing beautiful choral music and giving back to the community through community outreach concerts. The members of the Parkchester Chorus are not professional musicians. Rather, they are everyday people; your friends and neighbors. In the past, the chorus has been invited to perform beautiful and memorable concerts in combination with other noted choruses such as the Riverdale Choral Society and the Columbus High School Alumni Chorus, as well as the Bronx Concert Orchestra. On the third Sunday in May, the chorus performs its annual spring concert, and on the second Sunday in December, a free concert is offered in celebration of the December holiday season. "Mozart and Friends" was a theme celebrated in the spring of 2006 while another year, selections by Gilbert and Sullivan were highlighted. Try us out. We rehearse Mondays starting January 12, at 8:00 PM. at the First Presbyterian Church at Throggs Neck. Our website address is www.parkchesterchorus.org. If you have a question, please call 718-320-2790 and leave a message.
Lavender Light  20090114 (updated 1/14/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Union Square
Lavender Light: The Black and People of All Colors Lesbian & Gay Gospel Choir, will hold auditions on Monday, January 26, Monday, February 16 and Monday, February 23, from 7:00 - 9:30 PM, for new singers. The auditions will be held at The Friends' Meeting House, 221 East 15th Street in Manhattan (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, entrance on Rutherford Place; take the L train to 3rd Avenue or 4, 5, 6, N and R to Union Square). Auditions are by appointment only! To make an appointment, please call Lavender Light’s voice mail at (212) 714-7072 and leave a message with your name and telephone number. Prospective singers are encouraged to visit the website at www.lavenderlight.com to see a full description of the audition process.

The Choir is based in New York City and rehearses in Manhattan on Monday evenings during the regular concert season. Lavender Light produces two New York City concerts per season, as well as numerous community performances throughout the year, including occasional tours. The choir is open to all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered singers, regardless of ethnic heritage. It is preferable that candidates already have at least one year’s choral experience (gospel music preferred), have some knowledge of gospel music, have an ability to work well with others, and can make a one-year commitment to the group.

Lavender Light rehearses every Monday from 6:45-9:30 PM at The Friends' Meeting House. Dues are $3 per week, paid monthly. All new members must complete a three-month probation period. The Choir has been in existence for 20 years.
Jackson Civic Chorus  20090103 (updated 1/3/2009) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Jackson, NJ
The Jackson Civic Chorus invites all residents of Jackson, and the surrounding communities, who are interested in participating in the chorus, to attend open auditions. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 and Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 7:00 PM in the Jackson United Methodist Church, located at 68 Bennett Mills Road, Jackson, New Jersey. These will be regular rehearsals with the opportunity for prospective members to meet the director, accompanist, and current singers. A prepared piece of music is not required to audition. For further information, please contact Lisa at (732) 363-4599, e-mail ljaubrey1@optonline.net or Karen at (732) 901-7939, e-mail magnurse80@yahoo.com.

The Jackson Civic Chorus is a community chorus sponsored by the Jackson Council for the Arts. We encourage interested vocalists to become involved in the music group as it begins the rehearsal Spring 2009 concert. The Chorus welcomes diversity of ages and musical experience and hopes people will find rehearsals friendly, supportive and enriching. Those who decide to join will be placed in a section (alto, soprano, tenor, bass) according to their vocal range.

The Chorus rehearses on Tuesday nights from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Jackson United Methodist Church. The group sings primarily English language pieces encompassing a variety of genres, including contemporary, gospel and spirituals, patriotic, folk, Broadway show tunes, and classical styles. The Chorus presents annual spring performances for the public and also performs at municipal and private functions throughout the year. No membership dues are associated with the chorus. High school junior and seniors interested in joining the Chorus should phone ahead for additional information and requirements.
Park United Methodist Church Chancel Choir  20081228 (updated 12/28/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bloomfield, NJ
The volunteer choir at Park UMC. Rehearses Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:30 PM, and Sunday morning at 10:20 for 10:45 AM service. Classical to contemporary sacred music, including spirituals and world folk tunes, for worship. Directed by Ron Baltimore, Director of Sacred Music; volunteers, especially tenors and basses are always welcome. Contact Ron at (908) 334-7092 or rbaltimo@yahoo.com.
Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus  20081224 (updated 12/24/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Nyack, NY
Founded in 2007, and based in Nyack, New York, the Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus provides children a unique opportunity to sing with a group of singers that range in age and ability. The chorus provides an exceptional opportunity for young singers (boys and girls) of the area to continue their vocal studies through education in vocal training, musicianship skills, and the exploration of challenging, diverse repertoire for mixed voices, ages 7 to 17. The Lower Hudson valley Youth Chorus has an artistic repertoire that includes music ranging from classical to jazz, contemporary songs, and Broadway show tunes. Call 845-300-1925 to register or register at website.
The Opus 118 Harlem Youth Chorus  20081215 (updated 12/15/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Harlem
The Opus 118 Harlem Youth Chorus is holding auditions. Led by nationally-acclaimed composer and arranger Gregory Lathan, a former member of Theatre America and the current director for The Church of the Resurrection, the Opus 118 Harlem Youth Chorus will provide students with an exceptional training experience in which they can develop their vocal skills, learn to harmonize as well as grow in self-esteem and have fun forming new friendships. The choir rehearses Thursday nights from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Open auditions are being held on an ongoing basis. Please contact Katherine Kennedy at 212-831-4455 to set up an audition appointment.
The Song Pipers  20081209 (updated 12/9/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bronxville, NY
Rehearsals on Wednesday mornings in Bronxville, New York. Looking for new members. We are a small group of women who love to sing and harmonize and take music to the elderly and infirm to make their days brighter. We perform for nursing homes, community groups, senior citizen centers, shut-ins...wherever we feel needed. All parts (1S2S1A2A) are welcome. Audition is 2 songs in a quartet after 3 rehearsals. Music is everything from pop to oldies to spiritual to Broadway, and is memorized. Yearly membership dues. If interested, contact Paige Nagle at 914-337-2477, or pln19@aol.com.
The Princeton Singers  20080918 (updated 9/18/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Princeton, NJ
The Princeton Singers is holding auditions for altos and tenors for our 2008-2009 season on Tuesday, September 23 from 5 to 7 PM in Princeton, NJ.

The Princeton Singers is a 16-voice professional chamber ensemble specializing in a capella classical music under the direction of Artistic Director Dr. Steven Sametz, prolific composer and Director of Choral Activities at Lehigh University. We perform challenging, diverse repertoire ranging from early music to contemporary works, including frequent programming of Steven's pieces. We present four to eight concerts a year, primarily in the Princeton area and rehearse most Tuesday evenings (September to May) from 7:30-9:45 PM in Princeton. Singers are compensated $35 per rehearsal and $100 per performance. Sorry, but an additional travel stipend is not available. We are an independent group (not affiliated with Princeton University), have recorded eight CDs and are pleased to be celebrating our 25th anniversary this year.

Prospective singers should be experienced choral singers with strong sight-reading skills and good intonation and are expected to commit to the full season's rehearsals and performances. Please see our website at princetonsingers.org/auditions.html for more details and audition requirements.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 23 from 5 to 7 PM in Princeton. Interested candidates should contact Amy Schaefer, Executive Director at info@princetonsingers.org. Please include a performance resume or summary of your choral/singing experience in the e-mail.
Bronx Concert Singers  20080915 (updated 9/15/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bronx
The Bronx Concert Singers (BCS), is seeking singers for our 27th Annual Holiday Concert, which will be performed with professional brass ensemble and percussion, on Sunday, December 14, at 4:30 PM. Featured works include Victoria's O Magnum Mysterium, Gabrieli's Jublilate Deo, Z. Randall Stroope's Hodie and other seasonal works from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

Interested singers are invited to attend a rehearsal with music director Robert René Galván. The chorus meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 10 PM at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1891 McGraw Avenue in the Parkchester section of the Bronx, NY. For more information, please call (917) 743-4641; visit us on the web at www.bronxconcertsingers.org, or e-mail BCS_info@bronxconcertsingers.org. BCS is very easy to get to by public transportation. By subway, take the #6 to the Parkchester station stop. Walk north one block on Metropolitan Avenue, past Zaro's, to McGraw Avenue. Turn left and walk west one and one half blocks. Rehearsals are also convenient to several bus lines including the Bx4, Bx14, BX22, Bx36, Bx39, BxM6 (Manhattan express bus) and the Q44.
Bountiful Blessings Gospel Singers  20080909 (updated 9/9/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bay Ridge
A new gospel chorus/ensemble is forming in Brooklyn. We're looking for enthusiastic singers, all God's children, who love to sing.. If you can carry a part and can take direction, you're what we're looking for. If you're a soloist with talent, usable talent, don't have to be BeBe or CeCe, just able to know your abilities, you're what we're looking for. The group is volunteer. We will rehearse, on Thursday evenings, and will perform our first concert in January. For those of you looking for an opportunity to sing with a quality group under a talented director who can get the most from an organization, contact director Bill Robinson at 917-723-9730 or adalottabrunch@gmail.com and we'll get in touch with you to arrange a meeting. We look forward to hearing from you.
Richmond Choral Society Youth Chorus  20080827 (updated 8/27/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday afternnon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Staten Island
Calling all young people in grades 4 through 12. Do you like to sing? Would you like to improve your music skills? Would you like the opportunity to meet other young choral singers and perform with them? Richmond Choral Society Youth Chorus is looking for you!! Call Louise at (718) 448-3656 for more information and to schedule an audition on ednesday, September 3, 2008, 4-6 PM at New Dorp Moravian Church Parish Hall, 2205 Richmond Road. No previous experience or preparation necessary. Additional information can be found on the Richmond Choral Society website at www.richmondchoral.com.
The Choral Society of the Hamptons  20080822 (updated 8/22/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday, Friday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Hampton, NY
The Choral Society of the Hamptons will perform its Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 14 at 3 and 5:30 PM. Experienced singers with sight-reading ability are invited to join. Music director and conductor Mark Mangini will lead the Chorus in Haydn's Missa Sancti Bernardi von Offida (Heiligmesse); Mozart's Regina coeli and Laudate Dominum; and seasonal selections. . Rehearsals and the performances take place at the Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Bridgehampton.

Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 15. Auditions will be held on Monday, September 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM by appointment only.For more information or to schedule an audition, call (631) 204-9402 or e-mail info@choralhamptons.org.

The Choral Society of the Hamptons, now celebrating its 62nd year, is composed of 80 members who live on Eastern Long Island. The Chorus presents three concerts a year with professional soloists and instrumentalists.
Shir Chadash: The Brooklyn Jewish Community Chorus  20080814 (updated 8/14/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Park Slope (Brooklyn)
Shir Chadash: The Brooklyn Jewish Community Chorus, under the direction of Natasha J. Hirschhorn, announces auditions in September 2008 for our 9th season. If you have a passion for Jewish music and are committed to the highest quality of performance, we encourage you to visit us and audition this fall. All voice parts welcomed. Please RSVP to bjcc@acedsl.com to arrange an audition appointment.

A 40+-member adult choir, Shir Chadash is a true community chorus -- welcoming, diverse and independent of denominational affiliation. We rehearse September through June on Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 PM, at The Park Slope Jewish Center, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. We perform several concerts each season and our repertoire includes everything from liturgical offerings in both classic and modern settings to updated arrangements of world folk music and the performance of new sacred and secular works. For more information, visit our website at www.shir-chadash.cfsites.org, or call 212-686-5952.
The Davidson Singers  20080812 (updated 8/12/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
On each Monday beginning September 8, the Monday Evening Singers, aka The Davidson Singers, meet at 6:30 for the women and 7:15 for the men. The men continue rehearsing at 8:30 for their own concert material. There are a number of opportunities for exciting and interesting concerts this season with a special emphasis on the Men's Chorale. Please e-mail vsdavidson@nytreblesingers.org or call the director, Virginia Davidson, at 212-496-0094
Waldorf Choral Society  20080810 (updated 8/10/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Garden City, NY
Do you love to sing? Come join the Waldorf Choral Society for its 44th season! We rehearse every Monday evening from 8 to 10 PM at the Waldorf School on Cambridge Avenue in Garden City, Long Island. Auditions will be held during the rehearsal on September 8, at 8 PM. Additional audition times may be arranged. You need not prepare a performance piece for the audition. Concerts for this season: Saturday, December 6, 2008 (evening): Songs by Bruckner, Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Schubert Mass in G, Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine; Sunday, March 15, 2009 (afternoon): Bach's B Minor Mass; Saturday, May 16, 2009 (evening): light opera. For further information please call (516) 747-4457.
Hitchcock Presbyterian Church Choir  20080713 (updated 7/13/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Scarsdale, NY
The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church Choir is an ensemble of about 25 singers made up of volunteers and professional section leaders/soloists dedicated to performing the highest quality sacred music in an acoustically outstanding worship space. The choir sings each Sunday for the 10:30 AM service, September-June, as well as special services throughout the year with chamber orchestra. The choir rehearses on Sundays after worship. Current openings for soprano, tenor and bass section leaders/soloists. Skills needed: good sight-reading skills and a blending section voice and ability to sing all assigned solos. Repertoire for the Church Choir is drawn from the 16th to 21st centuries of classical music. Hitchcock Church is easily accessible by 30-minute train ride from Manhattan. Auditions can be arranged by contacting Dr. John T. King, Minister of Music, at (914) 723-3311 or via e-mail at JKing@hitchcockpresby.org for an appointment. For further information about Hitchcock and the music ministry, please see our web site at www.hitchcockpresby.org.
The Long Island University Chorus  20080530 (updated 5/30/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Downtown Brooklyn
The Long Island University Chorus includes students, faculty and many members of the community. The members represent many ethnicities, professions, backgrounds and ages. Repertoire includes major masterworks, original compositions and shorter works representing a variety of styles. The chorus is directed by Dr. Gloria Cooper.

The LIU Chorus meets Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the LIU Brooklyn Campus located in downtown Brooklyn at 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY. For information, please contact Dr. Gloria Cooper, Music Department, Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus. Telephone: (718) 488-1450 or (718) 488-1051 or e-mail gloria.cooper@liu.edu. The first rehearsal for the Fall 2008 semester will be on Wednesday, September 10 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in Room H106.
The Saint Cecilia Choral Society  20080527 (updated 5/27/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Elmhurst
Preserving sacred classical music to the glory of God alone. Cantatas, major choral works, cathedral anthems. Join us for the inaugural season 2008-2009. Rehearsals on Sundays from 3:00 to 5:00 PM beginning Sunday, September 14, 2008 at The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 100-17 32nd Avenue, East Elmhurst, New York, 11369. For information, contact artistic director Michael Xavier Lundy at 718-346-7012 or michaelxavierlundy@verizon.net.
The Pitchpipers  20080430 (updated 4/30/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Trumbull, CT
If you enjoy singing and brightening the lives of others, please come audition for Pitchpipers! The Pitchpipers are a women's volunteer, non-denominational four-part harmony singing group dedicated to entertaining seniors and nursing home residents. Sponsored by the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County, they make great music, enjoy each other's company, and love making people happy through their performances! Time commitment involved: Every Thursday, September-May, 12:00-2:30 PM. During two months of the summer we prepare for the year's performances rehearsing Thursdays 9:30-11:30 AM. Auditions held by appointment, Thursday, May 22, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 30 Bonnie View Lane, Trumbull, CT. Please call Mitzi Lyman at (203) 254-2062 to schedule a very friendly audition! We also welcome instrumentalists.
The New Yiddish Chorale  20080217 (updated 2/17/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
The New Yiddish Chorale, conducted by Zalmen Mlotek, is seeking new members of all ages in all voice parts. Sight singing is not required and knowledge of Yiddish is not necessary; all music is transliterated and translated.

The New Yiddish Chorale, the premiere Yiddish language chorus in the nation, is conducted by the internationally acclaimed authority on Yiddish folk and theater music, Zalmen Mlotek. The Chorale is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the Eastern European Jewish cultural heritage through Yiddish music and song. Auditions and rehearsals take place most Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 8:30 PM, at 45 East 33rd Street room 610, in the Workmen's Circle Building (after March 2008 check for new location). Learn more about us on our website: www.NewYiddishChorale.org or contact us at info@NewYiddishChorale.org or call Jane at (973) 699-8509.

Sing with us at The Workmen's Circle 75th annual cultural Seder on April 13 and on May 4 at the Temple for Universal Judaism to commemorate the Holocaust.
Sacrum Convivium  20080130 (updated 1/30/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown West
We are seeking an alto and a tenor with good sightreading skills and straight tone. Sacrum Convivium is an eight-member a cappella ensemble that sings sacred Renaissance polyphony. We perform without a conductor and share leadership in rehearsal. We meet year 'round on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 PM in Midtown rehearsal studios, working on repertoire and honing ensemble skills. We perform two concerts a year in a church on the Upper West Side. We'll begin our new season in February working on Spanish polyphony for a late Spring concert. Composers include Victoria, Guerrero and Morales. For further information, or to arrange an audition with the group, please contact Fran Kimbel, Artistic Director, at (718) 788-4159, or e-mail FranBK@aol.com.
The Sirens  20080123 (updated 1/23/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Various weeknights *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan
The Sirens, NYC's rockin' all-female a cappella group is looking for all voice parts! Do you have a rich, alto II range? Can you spit VP like nobody's business? Are you a 'floater' between soprano and alto? Get in touch with us now!

We are looking for committed, musically experienced, fun members who live in, or have easy access to, Manhattan. We all work for a living but pride ourselves on running a well-oiled music machine. We practice twice a month, gig frequently, and always have fun. Auditions will be held in the next few weeks, so contact us now for an application! Time slots will fill quickly. For more information, please e-mail auditions@sirensnewyork.com. Visit us online at www.sirensnewyork.com and let us know if you have any questions. We're looking forward to hearing from you!
Gateway Classical Music Society  20071216 (updated 12/16/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan and Connecticut
Chorus rehearsals for Gateway Classical Music Society’s spring season will begin on Monday, January 14 in New York City at a west side midtown location. Rehearsals will take place every Monday night from 6:30 tp 9:30 PM beginning January 14. Rehearsals will also be offered in Connecticut on Sunday nights beginning January 20. (Some Wednesday night alternative dates for make-up rehearsals due to snow or holidays falling on Mondays will also be offered at an Upper West Side location.) A full schedule will be posted at rehearsals for piano dress and orchestra rehearsal dates. Repertoire will include the Lucia di Lammermoor marriage contract scene and sextet, Rossini's Stabat Mater, and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

Gateway Choristers will receive special benefits such as career guidance, discounts on selected master classes designed to improve performance, and opportunities to audition for appropriately-suited roles in our productions and salon performances. Become energized and aware of new possibility! Enjoy rehearsing and performing a great work of art and being part of an exciting new organization. Learn from listening to soloists that are farther along in their development. Take advantage of the opportunity to become known by those that provide opportunities to deserving artists on the rise and more! E-mail Gateway at gcms@optonline.net or phone 917-817-2620 indicating your contact information, voice category and experience level. If phoning, please speak very slowly and clearly to leave a message. Someone will contact you for a short interview. Auditions, depending upon experience, are not always necessary but the conductor may ask to hear a few bars before the rehearsal begins if you are new to Gateway. Specifics of rehearsal locations will be provided at the time of your interview.

Gateway Classical Music Society, founded to increase public involvement with great music masterworks and to provide opportunities for deserving talent, has presented Aida, in two separate years, Carmen, the Verdi Requiem, Rigoletto, several Highlights concerts of orchestra overtures, arias and ensembles and more. Gateway's performances in New York City and Connecticut with full orchestra have been described in reviews as "thrilling," "compelling," "a revelation," "unforgettable," and "amazing." Ida Angland, Artistic Director and Conductor, has been described as having "inner genius," "flair," "idealism" and "grit." She is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and trained in orchestral conducting at the Juilliard School with a background as an award-winning child prodigy in piano and soprano appearing in regional operas as well as a featured soloist on WQXR, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other places of note.
The Soundettes  20071120 (updated 11/20/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Larchmont
The Soundettes, a four-part women's a cappella group, brings the joy of music to seniors in Westchester County every Wednesday afternoon of the school year. Centered in Larchmont, the group attracts its members from the Sound Shore, Greenwich, and the Dobbs Ferry/Irvington area. They take pride in their camaraderie that bridges generations; opportunities for members to sharpen their musical skills; the joy of singing together to brighten other people's lives; sharing of musical memories with older adults during troupings at the senior centers.

Membership by audition. Open to women over the age of 21 who demonstrate musical ability, a willingness to learn the music and a commitment to participate in the weekly troupings (singing performances). Current membership: 16. Musical selections range from "oldies but goodies," Broadway tunes, pop and doowop, spirituals, and, during December, holiday music. Weekly rehearsal/trouping locale varies: a variety of senior day care centers, nursing homes, hospitals and senior citizen centers mostly in the Sound Shore area; Wednesdays during the academic year (September through May), except school holidays, from 12:45 to 2:45 PM. The director is Ellen Dungan. For information, contact Linda Andryc (203) 869-2652 or altoii@mindspring.com.
Choir of Christ & St. Stephen's Episcopal Church  20071116 (updated 11/16/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Choir of Christ & St. Stephen's Episcopal Church has a vacancy for an alto in its 8-voice all-professional choir. Singers must be excellent sight-readers, have the ability to sing with a straighter tone, have choral experience (preferably from other Episcopal professional choirs) and have the understanding/sympathy of the context of church music in the Anglican /Episcopal liturgy. Interested singers should e-mail their expression of interest and resume to Nigel Potts at music@csschurch.org.
The Ridgefield Chorale  20071108 (updated 11/8/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgefield, CT
The Ridgefield Chorale is a 31-year-old choir based in Ridgefield, CT. Originally a classical choir, the group morphed to a pops/show choir in the late 1990s. Though it is a non-audition choir, high musical and presentation standards are maintained. Opportunities for small ensembles and solo work are available by audition. Rehearsals are fun, but learning and disciplined musicianship are stressed. Part CDs and coaching for individuals and parts are available for anyone who needs extra help.

The Chorale performs 2 formal concerts a year of high production quality and accompanied by orchestra. In addition, the Chorale presents an annual Holiday Sing-Along, including a sing-along Messiah with orchestra, and performs several times a year at local and regional events. The Chorale is a 501(c)3 organization, governed and administrated by a Board of Directors. For information, contact director Daniela Sikora at Dlkora@aol.com.
Oratorio Singers of Westfield  20071019 (updated 10/19/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Westfield, NJ
The Oratorio Singers of Westfield are directed by Trent Johnson. We rehearse at the First United Methodist Church on Broad Street in Westfield, NJ on Monday evenings January through March at 7:30 PM and hold various rehearsal workshops throughout the fall and spring. Our performance this year will be on Sunday, March 9 at 3 PM. We will present the B Minor Mass of J.S. Bach.. All of our concerts are performed with professional soloists and orchestra. To join our congenial group of singers, please call Trent Johnson at 908-233-4211 x215 (First United Methodist Church).
Popayan  20070927 (updated 9/27/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Tarrytown, NY
Popayan is a new choir of Latin American music, based in Tarrytown, NY. Its repertoire includes traditional and popular Latin American music, with rhythms representative of each country. We are currently looking for singers in all voice parts. No audition is required to enter the choir. Rehearsals will be held Wednesdays at the Methodist Church, 27 South Washington Street, in Tarrytown, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, beginning October 2. For more information, contact director Nurt Astrid Villani Ramirez at nvillania@yahoo.com.mx or 914-330-3001.
Holy Cross Church Choir  20070924 (updated 9/24/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Times Square
A dedicated ensemble of talented volunteer and professional singers. Repertoire ranges from Gregorian chant to music of the 21st century. The choir rehearses Sunday mornings from 10:15 to 11:15 AM and sings at the 11:30 AM High Mass. We finish at 12:30 PM. The Choir sings Sunday mornings as well as holy days and special concerts. For information, contact director Charles Currin at 212-957-9799 or holycrossmusic@gmail.com. Holy Cross Church, 329 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036.
Canopus Singers  20070908 (updated 9/8/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Various *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan
Founded in 2005, Canopus Singers is a chamber choir focusing on the rich choral heritage of Spain and Latin America. We perform mainly a cappella works in Spanish, both original compositions and arrangements. Canopus Singers is currently looking for voices in all ranges, but especially basses. Applicants should have good reading skills. While it is not necessary to speak Spanish, but singers are expected to have experience singing both in Spanish and in German. The group performs about three concerts a year and meets on a project basis, usually for four or five weeks before every concert. The next concert will take place on October 27, 2007, with rehearsals beginning on October 7, 2007 (eight rehearsals in total on various days of the week). To arrange an audition, please contact music director Guillermo Vaisman at guillermovaisman@yahoo.com.ar.
Maplewood Glee Club  20070904 (updated 9/4/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Maplewood, NJ
The Maplewood (NJ) Glee Club is an all male volunteer chorus which has been performing since 1946. Men of all ages (about 40 in number) meet on Monday evenings, from 7:45 to 9:45, to rehearse for two major concerts (December and May) as well as other performances. Our music is eclectic and we always have a fun and pleasing mix for our concerts. We have an accomplished director, Matthew Russell, and an outstanding accompanist. We are looking for new members. Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 10. If you are interested please contact Farrell Fand, club secretary, at fifpops@aol.com or at 973-762-9094.
Columbia University Collegium Musicum  20070903 (updated 9/3/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday, Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Columbia University
Unique among Columbia's ensembles because of its focus on historically informed performance, Collegium Musicum incorporates vocal and instrumental performance practice techniques, improvisation, and gesture. Concerts this year will include the music of Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Gesualdo, Josquin, Victoria and Cozzolani.

Auditions during the following times or by appointment: Wednesday, September 5, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM, 404 Dodge Hall, Columbia University; Thursday, September 6, 7:30 PM -10:00 PM, 405 Dodge Hall, Columbia University; Friday September 7, 1-5 PM, 404 Dodge Hall, Columbia University. For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact Sean Parr, Director and Conductor, Collegium Musicum, Graduate Student - Historical Musicology, at smp2109@columbia.edu.
Richmond Choral Society  20070827 (updated 8/27/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Staten Island
Richmond Choral Society is holding an open call for experienced choristers and sight singers. New members will be welcomed during the Society’s first rehearsal on Monday, September 10 at 7:30 PM in the Noble Maritime Museum space at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace. Rehearsals will get underway for the Choral Society's winter concert and will continue throughout the year on Monday evenings at 7:30 PM in the Noble Museum space.

This year's concert, which will take place on Sunday, December 9 at 4 PM at St. Peter’s Church, 53 St. Mark’s Place in the St. George section of Staten Island, will feature Felix Mendelssohn’s Magnificat and Conrad Sousa’s A Christmas Garland. For further information please contact us at 718-448-3656 or visit our website at www.richmondchoral.com.
Friday Night Group  20070820 (updated 8/20/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Friday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
The Friday Night Group is currently looking for sopranos, an alto and a tenor who have good sightreading skills, can sing straight-tone (or close to it), are interested in singing a mainly Renaissance a cappella repetiore, can blend, and would be interested in singing in a concert on October 12 (and attending rehearsals beforehand). There are no fees for belonging to the Friday night group, but we always hope that members will contribute a little nosh or something to drink during the break. Around 15 people will participate in the October concert, so your voice will definitely count. We're going to do mainly 15th-century pieces (some 16th, of course) in our October 12 concert. If you're interested, shoot us an e-mail at frinightgroup@yahoo.com.
The Women's Chorus of New York  20070814 (updated 8/14/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan
The Women’s Chorus of New York, Inc. is a women's chorus dedicated to musical excellence and social change. In keeping with our belief that diversity is strength, we are feminist women of varied ages, races, and ethnicities with a range of musical abilities, political interests, and life experiences. We are heterosexual, lesbian and bisexual women united in song. We commission and seek out music composed by women, pieces written to enhance the sound of women's voices, and songs that honor the enduring spirit of all peoples. In performing, we strive for a concert experience that entertains, inspires, motivates, heals and creates a feeling of community with our audience.

We are a member of the GALA network of choruses and hope to make out GALA premier in Miami, FL the summer of 2008. For information, contact director Casey J. Hayes at Breugnon@aol.com.
The Blue Notes  20070814 (updated 8/14/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Darien, CT
The Blue Notes, a women's singing group of community volunteers from Darien and nearby towns, perform a wide variety of music...from country to show tunes...big band sounds to Latin rhythms, under the direction of former Broadway performer Beth Schwartz, with original arrangements by noted area musician Ted Simons. The twenty-four member group sings in four-part harmony with instrumental accompaniment. The original group made its debut as the Junior League Glee Club in 1951 when eight enthusiastic singers gathered around a piano in Stamford and began to harmonize. Their purpose, to provide joy through music to people of all ages, has remained the same throughout the years.

Each year, The Blue Notes entertain audiences of senior associations, nursing homes, and various community, service and church groups throughout Fairfield County. The musical repertoire of the group includes nostalgic, Broadway and current tunes. Performances offer musical therapy and musical appreciation and audience participation is always encouraged. We give a high quality performance and are invited back year after year to perform for our enthusiastic audiences. Our season starts in September and runs until the end of May. For information, contact director Beth Schwartz at 203-966-7326 or blue.notes.darien@gmail.com.
Morris Music Men  20070810 (updated 8/10/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Morris and Essex Counties, NJ
The premier barbershop chorus in Morris County, NJ. Additionally, we have several barbershop quartets and perform singing valentines. Male singers of all ages welcome. We rehearse Tuesday nights at 7:15. Contact steve@morrismusicmen.org for more information.
Harmony on the Sound  20070810 (updated 8/10/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Trumbull, CT
Harmony on the Sound is an award-winning Sweet Adeline International chorus singing four-part a cappella barbershop harmony at its best in Trumbull, CT. We were founded in 1966, chartered in 1967 and have 107 members. Our director is Master Director Karen Sweeters of New Canaan. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 until 10:00 at St. Joseph's Manor at 6448 Main Street (Route 111) in Trumbull, just 4 miles north of the Merritt Parkway. Our members come from Fairfield, lower Litchfield, western New Haven Counties in Connecticut and eastern New York counties bordering CT. Members' ages range from 30 to 90. The repertoire includes new and old songs, Broadway tunes, love songs, blues and some swing. Our website is harmonyonthesound.org. Come see us! We'd love to meet and sing with you.
New Horizons Vocal Jazz Ensemble  20070512 (updated 5/12/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Village
Directed by seasoned jazz singer Judy Polcer, New Horizons Vocal Jazz Ensemble sings unique and complex arrangements of American jazz standards and original pieces. The group is a blend of voices, from jazz novices to experienced singers and musicians who continue to explore and enjoy the true American art form of jazz. Particularly interested in bass/baritones. Good sight-reading skills a plus. Contact jpolcer@nyc.rr.com.
Beyond Blessed  20070410 (updated 4/10/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown West
JC Thompson & Beyond Blessed is an ensemble of vocal musicians dedicated to glorifying God and spreading the message of unconditional love to the world through music. Beyond Blessed just recorded their first project Born To Praise and are currently in the process of recording their debut album, Were Beyond Blessed. Beyond Blessed offers a unique sound of gospel with a mixture of Broadway, jazz, funk, R&B, hip-hop and soul. Rehearsals are Thursdays 7-10 PM and alternating Fridays and Saturdays 7-10 PM. Auditions will be held Saturday, April 14 and ongoing throughout the season. For information, e-mail info@beyondblessedmusic.com.
The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir  20070218 (updated 2/18/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Downtown or Chelsea
2 basses and 2 tenors (male) with gospel chops or a lot of choir experience are needed to join our choral performance group. The 35-voice choir is looking for male singers with strong vocal color and good blending skills. We are artists in residence at St. Mark's Church in the East Village for the next three years and travel all over the country, and sometimes overseas. We are not religious but our work is very political and we do mean what we say. Our community is vibrant and diverse. The music is original and hot, the choir is accompanied by a 7-piece band, and we are mostly volunteers but there are some paid gigs. Check out www.revbilly.com and write savitri51@earthlink.net or call 347-693-8857 for an audition.
Choir of Christ Church -- Garden City  20070206 (updated 2/6/2007) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Garden City
Let the joyful sound of your voice be your ministry in celebrating the Lord! Come and join us in singing hymns and anthems of honor, thanksgiving, forgiveness, and hope. Christ Church is a congregation of gentle, appreciative people with genuine warmth. Twelve now serve in the choir, and we would like to grow to 24. We are blessed by having both an organist AND a choirmaster -- Beth Erbe brings forth wonderful sounds from our 12-rank pipe-organ, and Tim Erbe leads us to bring out the best in our voices.

Dear singer, you are welcome at any of our twice-weekly rehearsals -- Thursday nights from 7-9 PM, Sunday mornings at 9:15 before the 10:00 service. We hope that you will decide to worship with us and share your voice with ours, singing praises to His name! For information, contact eerbe@optonline.net.
Gay Gotham Chorus  20061231 (updated 12/31/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
Now known as the Empire City Men's Chorus. See their updated audition ad.
Holy Trinity Choir of Men and Choristers  20061126 (updated 11/26/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
The Holy Trinity Choir of Men and Choristers is the only Roman Catholic full time choir of choristers and men in the city. Membership in the Chorister Program is open to boys and girls grades 2 and up. The Men of the Choir are professional singers who rehearse on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM. Masses are at 12:30 PM on Sundays. We are seeking a professional tenor with strong sight reading skills and significant choral experience. Please contact Christopher Bery, director, at trinitymusic@earthlink.net or 212-787-0634.
Scarborough Presbyterian Church Choir  20061122 (updated 11/22/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Scarborough, NY
Wonderful choir of excellent sightreaders. Two anthems and introit each Sunday. Singers welcome in all sections, but especially need men. Sundays only: rehearsal 9:30-10:15, service 10:30 AM. Contact Kenneth Potter, Interim Organist/Choir Director at 845-358-2528, swell_shades@yahoo.com, or Lindsay Farrell at lindsayfrl@aol.com.

There is also an opening for a paid bass section leader.
Collegium Westchester  20061028 (updated 10/28/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ossining, NY
Interested in singing or playing with Collegium Westchester? Call 914-282-8611 or e-mail mail@collegiumwestchester.org. For information about the group, see www.collegiumwestchester.org.
Rahway Valley Jerseyaires  20061018 (updated 10/18/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Rahway, NJ
The Jerseyaires is a 30-voice men's 4-part a cappella group that sings songs from all genres of music. Current repertoire includes Broadway tunes, doo-wop pieces, standards, patriotic, gospel and contemporary music. No formal vocal training is necessary, but prior singing experience is a real plus. Learning material and media is provided and all music is provided. The Jerseyaires perform throughourt the community during the year and produce one major concert each year in Novemebr. Opportunities exist for small ensembles to form from within the group that perform independently. Voice coaching, voice evaluations and individual vocal help are available to all members. The Jerseyaires welcome all new singers at 7:30 PM each Monday night for voice evaluation and assignment of voice section. The Jerseyaires rehearse at the Rahway Senior Center, 1306 Esterbrook Avenue, Rahway, NJ 07065. The center is two blocks away from the Rahway train station on the Northeast Corridor Line.

Musical Director is Rich Taylor, noted director and coach, radio personality of The Harmony Network, and 38 year member of the national barbershop acappella society. Rich can be contacted at RMTMUSIC@aol..com. Visitors and potential singers can be evaluated any Monday night at 7:30 PM.
Cornerstone Chorale  20060926 (updated 9/26/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Washington Heights
The Cornerstone Chorale (Richard Stout, Music Director) is a chorus of 25-40 members, rehearsing on Monday nights from 7:30-10:00 at Holyrood Episcopal Church at the corner of Fort Washington Avenue and 179th Street. The Chorale was founded in 1990, and performs 2-3 concerts annually, principally in the Washington Heights/Inwood area. Richard Stout worked or studied with such well-known choral figures as Charles C. Hirt, Paul Salamunovich, Robert Shaw, Helmuth Rilling and Roger Wagner. If you possess a good ear and the ability to read music and are interested in auditioning, please contact Richard Stout at (212) 795-5738 or by e-mail at richstout@aol.com.
Morris Choral Society  20060904 (updated 9/4/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Morris Township, NJ
R. Wayne Walters, Music Director of the Morris Choral Society, will conduct auditions for all voice parts on September 11, 18 and 25, at the Frelinghuysen School on Jane Way (off West Hanover Avenue) in Morristown, NJ. The chorus will rehearse beginning at 7:30 on each of these three Monday evenings, and auditions will follow rehearsal. MCS welcomes anyone who loves to sing and has a voice that will complement a community chorus; ability to read music is helpful but not necessary. The initial rehearsal on September 11 will be preceded by a reception at 6:30 PM; anyone wishing to audition is welcome to attend this event as well.

MCS will undertake a full schedule of major performances during the 2006-2007concert season. In December 2006, the chorus will again present "A Holiday Spectacular" at the Bickford Theater of The Morris Museum; the Spring 2007 concert will feature the premier performance of the Walters Requiem in D-Minor, along with the Bernstein Chichester Psalms.

The Morris Choral Society has been performing the world’s great music for over 30 years. The Society is dedicated to making varied choral programs available to all residents of the Morris County area, and to giving experienced singers an opportunity to perform the choral repertoire. Please check the Society’s website, at www.morrischoralsociety.org, for more information. .
New Haven Oratorio Choir  20060827 (updated 8/27/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: New Haven, CT
Auditions for the New Haven Oratorio Choir are taking place, by appointment starting Wednesday, September 6, at the Church of the Redeemer, 185 Cold Spring Street, New Haven, CT. Contact Rebecca Slitt, Membership Coordinator, at membership@newhavenoratorio.org or 203-772-4184.

The New Haven Oratorio Choir (NHOC) is a select ensemble of approximately thirty singers which performs sacred choral music from the Renaissance through today, focusing on the Baroque, Classical and early Romantic periods. All voice parts are welcome, but tenors and basses are especially welcome.

If you want to learn more about this premiere community chorus before you schedule your audition, come join an open rehearsal on Wednesday, September 6 from 7:30 to 10:00 PM at the Church of the Redeemer. Meet the singers and conductor, and preview this season's repertoire, including Mozart's Requiem, to be performed in spring 2007.
Connecticut Gay Men's Chorus  20060813 (updated 8/13/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: New Haven, CT
The Connecticut Gay Men's Chorus is seeking experienced singers who move well (age 18+) for its 2006-2007 season. The CGMC, more a musical rep company than a typical chorus, produces musical comedy shows that are fully staged and costumed. Productions are held in December and April/May on Connecticut's premiere stages, including the Shubert in New Haven and the Bushnell in Hartford. Auditions will be held in New Haven on September 12 and 19 at 7:00 PM. Please prepare one vocal piece that showcases your talent; pianist will be provided. For more information call 1-800-644-2462 or e-mail info@ctgmc.org. Visit our website at www.ctgmc.org .
Saint Francis Choir  20060808 (updated 8/8/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Penn Station
The Saint Francis Choir is a church choir of approxiamtely 25 singers, rehearsing and singing at mass every Sunday morning at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 135 West 31st Street. Directed by Gwendolyn Toth, the choir also sings at special services (Feast of St. Francis, Xmas, Holy Week) and does 1-2 special concerts each year, usually in collaboration with Ms. Toth's period instrument ensemble ARTEK. Repertoire is drawn from the 16th to 20th centuries of classical music. There are professional section leaders but the remainder of the singers are amateurs. Requirements for membership are reasonably good sightreading skills and a blending section voice. At the current time we are not seeking professional singers for section leaders, but interested amateur singers of every voice type are welcome to audition. High school and college students also welcome. Though St. Francis of Assisi is a Roman Catholic Church, membership in the choir is open to all faiths, and there are many members who are not Catholic but just enjoy singing in a socially relaxed but musically demanding ensemble. Best time to audition will be from August 30 - September 9 but inquiries at other times will be considered. Contact Gwendolyn Toth, 212-967-9157, or at artekgwent@aol.com for an appointment.
Master Singers of Westchester  20060807 (updated 8/7/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bedford, NY
Master Singers is an active group of 75 singers. We generally sing Classical music. Our audition process is casual and we rehearse on Monday evenings in Bedford, NY at Fox Lane Middle School. We will begin rehearsing Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor on September 11, 2006 for our Spring 2007 Concert. For additional information about MasterSingers, contact Hilary Ward at 914-381-2248.
The Spirit of Orthodoxy Choir  20060807 (updated 8/7/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Wayne, Passaic, Clifton, Jersey City, Manhattan
The Spirit of Orthodoxy Choir was formed in 1997 and draws its members from choir directors and singers from in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The Choir’s music witnesses to the range of the liturgical life of the Orthodox Church and is representative of the major styles of Orthodox music. In its 9-year existence the choir has established a reputation for outstanding interpretation of Orthodox liturgical music in the English language, as well as Church Slavonic and other languages. As is the tradition of the Orthodox Church, all music is unaccompanied by instruments.

The choir has sung various concerts and benefits in and around the NY tri-state area, including concerts at the Newark Museum, St. Malachy's (the Actor's Chapel), as well as going on tour in the state of Alaska.

Aleksei Shipovalnikov was born in Rostov on the Don, Russia. He is the son of a priest and the great-great-grandson of the last Governor of Colonial Russia (Alaska), Prince Dimitrii Petrovich Maksutov. Educated in Russia, he served as Artistic Director and Manager of the Moscow State University Symphony Orchestra and Academic Choir. He has also conducted in West Germany, and Poland, establishing a reputation for innovative programming in spite of the political risks involved during the Communist period. After moving to the United States in 1990 he served as Choir Director of Christ the Savior Church, San Francisco, Music Director of Slavyanka Men's Slavic Chorus and Professor of Liturgical Music at St. Tikhon's Seminary, South Canaan, PA He is currently Music Director at Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Jersey City, NJ .

For membership, contact the director at Aleksei@spiritoforthodoxy.com, the President at John@spiritoforthodoxy.com or the business manager at Doreen@spiritoforthodoxy.com.
Orange County Classic Choral Society  20060804 (updated 8/4/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Washingtonville, NY
Classic Choral Society will begin its fall season on Monday September 11, 2006, preceded by a"get-acquainted" time with refreshments at 7 PM that evening. The concert dates are Sunday, December 10 at 4 PM, and Saturday, December 16 at 7 PM. CCS will perform Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 82 and Harry Simeone's Sing We Now of Christmas.

Janiece Kohler, the director of Classic Choral Society, will welcome any adult with experience singing in a church, school or community choir and who is passionate about preparing the highest quality performances of choral music. Rehearsals: Mondays, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM at United Church of Christ, Route 94 and Old Dominion Road, Blooming Grove, NY (between Washingtonville and Chester, NY, about 10 minutes from Goshen, 15 minutes from Newburgh and Monroe and 25 minutes from Middletown). For details and directions, call 845-928-6462 or see our website at www.classicchoralsociety.org. www.ClassicChoralSociety.org.
Connecticut Master Chorale  20060804 (updated 8/4/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Southbury, CT
The Connecticut Master Chorale has a tenor opening for our upcoming 2006-2007 concerts season. Concerts include our annual "Holiday Prelude Concert" in November; Karl Jenkins Adiemus and Requiem plus Ralph Vaughan Williams' Bless Ye the Lord (Benedicite) in March; and Glenn McClure's A Caribbean Mass with a steel band in May.

The Connecticut Master Chorale, now in its eighth season, is a premiere >ensemble of 55 high-caliber voices in Western Connecticut, performing 3 concerts per season: one Holiday and two Masterwork concerts in the Spring with the Connecticut Master Chorale Orchestra. In addition, the Chorale has performed at the White House, West Point Military Academy, Carnegie Hall (three times), and Madison Square Garden, all by invitation. Concert information and other details, including sound clips and photos from our White House performance can be found at www.cmchorale.org. Interested singers may contact director Tina Johns Heidrich at (203) 775-2602 or heidrich@cmchorale.org
The New Haven Chorale  20060801 (updated 8/1/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: New Haven, CT
ew Haven Chorale will hold auditions for all voice parts on September 7 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, and September 9 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. This season's Chorale performances will include Mozart's Coronation Mass, Ernest Bloch's Sacred Service, and Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. High school juniors and seniors are also encouraged to audition!

Auditions will be held at ACES Educational Center for the Arts, 55 Audubon Street in New Haven. For information or to schedule an audition appointment, please call 203-248-9760 or 203-453-8818. Visit our website at www.newhavenchorale.org.
First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir  20060728 (updated 7/28/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Englewood, NJ
New and returning members in all voice parts are invited to the First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir. The group is a 30-member volunteer choir with a professional core of section leaders and soloists located at First Presbyterian Church, 150 East Palisade Avenue in Englewood, NJ. We are located 10 minutes from the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal by bus. Rehearsals are Sundays at 9:45 AM, September-June. In addition to Sunday mornings, the choir performs two annual concerts (Fauré Requiem and Handel Messiah Parts II and III this year) and appears in our gala Christmas Treelighting Concert with the Newark Boy Chorus, orchestra and soloists. This fall rehearsals begin on Sunday, September 10. Openings are for volunteers in all voice ranges. For more information, contact Dr. David Macfarlane at 201-568-7373 or at music@englewoodpres.org.
ChildrenSong of New Jersey  20060718 (updated 7/18/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday and Saturday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Haddonfield, NJ
ChildrenSong of NJ is an auditioned children's choir for ages 7 1/2-16. We have two major concerts each season, in addition to a community song festival. Choristers have performed with the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Orchestra, Haddonfield Symphony, and soloists Julianne Baird and Paul Winter. The most advanced choir tours nationally and occasionally abroad. There are three choir levels:
  • Prelude Choir (2nd-5th graders, ages 7 1/2-11)
  • Allegro Choir (4th-7th graders, ages 9-13)
  • Concert Choir (6th grade and up, ages 12-16)
This program is tuition based. Auditions occur in August, September, January and June. There is a "choir camp" during the third week of August as a pre-season experience to study Fall performance music. The choir rehearses every Monday and once a month on Saturdays. For more information, e-mail info@childrensong.org, call 856-216-1140 or visit our website at www.childrensong.org.
The TreasureHouse Chorale  20060718 (updated 7/18/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday or Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chappaqua
The TreasureHouse Chorale, a Westchester-based choral ensemble, is currently holding auditions for its Fall 2006 season. Tenors and basses are especially needed. Our Winter concert, held the first weekend in December, will include works honoring Mozart’s 250th birthday, and other classical and contemporary repertory. Please call 914-318-3268 for more information, or visit our web site at www.treasurehousemusic.org.
The Hibernian Festival Singers  20060625 (updated 6/25/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bay Shore, NY
The Hibernian Festival Singers are holding auditions for their upcoming concert season and Carnegie Hall performance with renowned tenor Ciaran Sheehan. Auditions are held in Bay Shore on Thursday evenings by appointment. All voice parts are welcome. For more information or to schedule an audition, please call the Hibernian Festival Singers Managing Director, Mr. Ronnie Allen, at 631-665-1371.
Shirah, Community Chorus on the Palisades  20060528 (updated 5/28/2006) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Tenafly, NJ
Shirah was established in 1995 and is a Jewish Community Choir of about 75 members, a multigenerational blend of professional and amateur singers, from Northern New Jersey, Rockland County and NYC and suburbs. We are seeking singers in all voice parts. No auditions are required. Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings at the JCC in Tenafly starting in September and running till June. We give two concerts a year. We sing in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Ladino. Please contact Sadler Hayes at sadler2@juno.com or call the JCC on the Palisades at 201-569-7900.
Trinity Choristers  20051127 (updated 11/27/2005) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday afternoons *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Wall Street
Trinity Choristers is a community-based youth choir program, offering a rich variety of experience through quality music education. Through this unique, free program, students between 7 and 18 have an opportunity to develop personal discipline and confidence in their individual talents. Trinity Choristers aims to ensure that each child is given every opportunity to flourish and emerge as an excellent musician. We preserve and further the choral art through concerts, civic events, performance tours and recordings. Trinity Choristers rehearse at Trinity Church located at Broadway and Wall Street in Lower Manhattan. Rehearsals: Tuesday (High School Choir) 5-6:30 PM; Wednesday (Boys Choir) 4-5 PM; Thursday (Girls Choir) 4-5 PM. For information, e-mail director Robert P. Ridgell at RRIDGELL@trinitywallstreet.org.
Trinity Church Family Choir  20051127 (updated 11/27/2005) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Saturday morning (once per month) *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Wall Street
The Family Choir of Trinity Parish was founded in 1967. Today, as many as 50 people sing songs of praise for fellow worshipers and community members at select Sunday services and parish events during the performance season, which runs from September through May. During the season, the Family Choir performs approximately one Sunday per month, typically at the 11:15 AM Holy Eucharist at Trinity Church on the first Sunday of each month. In addition, the choir is invited to lend their voices for various parish celebrations, including the opportunity to sing alongside the Trinity Choir on Easter Day and other special dates. Rehearsals are held from 9:30 AM to noon on the Saturday before each Sunday performance, and at 10 AM on the day of to warm up for the 11:15 AM service. No audition is required to join the Family Choir, but a voice-placement session will be scheduled for those who are interested. For more information, call 212-602-0873.
Hoboken Renaissance Singers  20051109 (updated 11/9/2005) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hoboken
The Hoboken Renaissance Singers are holding auditions for good singers interested in preserving the riches of a cappella Latin polyphonic masses and motets, canons, Gregorian chants, and secular music from the 16th century to the 20th century. Now in our 30th year, we are currently rehearsing polyphonic masses and motets for regional performances. We rehearse in Hoboken, on Wednesday evenings. To audition, please contact Manny Leemans at (201) 863-2761 or Antoinette DePalma at (201) 863-8352.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church Choir  20051004 (updated 10/4/2005) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday evening, Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Northeast Bronx
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Westchester Square, in the Northeast Bronx, has an excellent choral program.. The church is one safe block from the Westchester Square stop on the #6 line, and close to exit 2 on the Hutchinson River Parkway. The rehearsal on Wednesdays is from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, and a warm-up before the service on Sundays usually begins at 9:15 AM.

The church, founded in 1694, is a fairly high Episcopal Church. It was the first congregation in the US to be labeled Episcopalian (the British were still in Manhattan). It is now racially mixed but mostly Caribbean in membership. The church building is large and resonant, the organ a good one. The service is sung. The choir and congregation love "Anglican" music, so we do a lot of Tudor music, Mendelssohn, Stanford, Parry, Vaughan Williams, etc., while keeping the fare diversely classical, and mixing in some Spirituals. The choir has 20 members, 16 of whom are volunteers. It is a spiritual community--we pray together at rehearsals. New volunteers will receive a warm welcome.

We are currently searching for a mezzo/contralto section leader. She should have a fairly strong voice (to balance the other section leaders), must be an excellent sight-reader (both pitch and rhythm) and have a voice with beauty for solos and quartets. She should have the personality to bond with the volunteer altos whom she will lead. I am searching for someone who will be reliable, serving regularly and being on time for rehearsals, and who is looking for a long-term position--continuity is prized. Section leaders have opportunities to sing solos and to perform more difficult music together in quartets, duets, and trios.

Please send an e-mail to Dr Ronald Lawson, the Choir Director and Organist (RonaldLawson1@verizon.net), giving phone and e-mail means of contacting you. The first rehearsal is September 7, the first Sunday, September 11.
The Presbyterian Church in Westfield Chancel Choir  20050919 (updated 9/19/2005) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Westfield, NJ
The chancel choir is a volunteer, non-auditioned church choir with a long history of musical excellence, singing weekly for the 10:30 liturgy and at several holy day liturgies, an eclectic repertoire based firmly but not exclusively in the classical / traditional music appropriate for Reformed Christian worship and including occasional Cantatas or Oratorios from the great choral literature. A paid soloist/section leader anchors each (SATB) voice part.

Currently auditions are being accepted for alto and tenor soloist/section leader positions, which include a monthly solo at the 8:00 liturgy in addition to Thursday rehearsals and the weekly 10:30 liturgy. Contact William Clisham, the Director of Music, at billclisham@westfieldpc.org for details and to arrange an audition.
No-Name-Yet A Cappella Jazz Ensemble  20050915 (updated 9/15/2005) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ossining
We are a five-person and growing a cappella jazz/contemporary group seeking an identity so we can pick a name! Right now we have SSATT and we need at least one B, if not more. While we are specifically in search of bass/baritones, we would also like to hear from other voice parts with experience in singing complex jazz/contemporary harmonies, excellent sightreading abilities, and a desire to build a new group and repertoire from the ground up. We would be happy with a solid 6 performers, but willing to consider expanding the group for the right voices.

Three of us have sung together for a while and two of us are new. Among us, we have directed, arranged, and sung classical, jazz and contemporary a cappella for many years. Our vision for the group is to have fun while challenging ourselves vocally. So far we have concentrated on complex jazz standards, but we'd like to expand to a broader range of contemporary rep, and welcome the input of all members.

We rehearse on Sunday evenings, once a week for the time being for 2-3 hours, with an occasional Wednesday thrown on tough weekends. At the moment, we rehearse in Ossining, but are open to other suggestions as our members come largely from northern Westchester. We're not holding formal auditions, but we'll invite you to rehearse with us and come to a mutual agreement on how your sound works with ours. We're all about the consensus! If you're interested, please contact Ann at (917) 837-2464 with details of your experience and what you're looking for in a group.
Yorkville Chorale  20050913 (updated 9/13/2005) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Do you like to sing? The Yorkville Chorale is currently looking for singers in all voice types. We sing throughout the year for special events and holidays in a variety of venues. It's a very friendly environment and material ranges from the spiritual to the secular. We are currently rehearsing for a Holiday Concert ranging from Gregorian chant to jazz. The Music Director is Chris Gillespie. Rehearsals are Sunday evenings at 6 PM at Our Lady of Good Counsel School on 91st Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. For information, contact yorkvillechorale@yahoo.com.
The Westchester Chordsmen  20050522 (updated 5/22/2005) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: White Plains, NY
The Westchester Chordsmen are a 52-year-old, 95 member all-male a cappella chorus that entertains all over Westchester and the world. Our current members range in age from 20 years to 78 years. We sing Broadway, barbershop, do-wop, traditional, gospel, and contemporary songs arranged in four-part harmony for tenor, lead, baritone and bass singers. As a result of recent competitions, the Chordsmen are now one of the top 35 choruses in the world. The Chordsmen welcome guests at their rehearsals every Monday, 7:30 PM. Further information and directions are available on our website (www.chordsmen.org) or by calling 1-800-413-7153.
Brooklyn Youth Chorus  20050415 (updated 4/15/2005) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsal neighborhood: Cobble Hill
Auditions for BYCA’s fall semester will be held in mid-June. Girls entering grades 2 through 11 and boys entering grades 2 through 7 are invited to audition for membership in one of the Academy’s three Training Chorus Divisions, or the advanced Concert Chorus. Admission is based on musical potential, skill, interest and enthusiasm. Check our website or call (718) 243-9447 to schedule an audition or request further information.

The Academy's structure is designed to meet the needs of both the beginner and the advanced student, including those seeking pre-professional training. BYCA members receive rigorous musical instruction, including voice training, ear training, and music reading. The Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy serves over 200 boys and girls from across New York City, representing over 140 public and independent schools. Rehearsals are held once or twice a week at BYCA's new facility at 179 Pacific Street in Brooklyn's picturesque Cobble Hill neighborhood. Financial aid is available based on demonstrated need, and additional merit-based scholarships are awarded for Voice Fellows for private study and coaching. The Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy provides a rigorous program of vocal and musicianship training with additional opportunities for small group and private study including vocal and instrumental lessons and courses in theory, jazz improvisation, classical solo repertoire, musical theatre and other subjects. Choristers perform a varied repertoire of music spanning musical styles and periods - classical to contemporary, jazz, gospel, and international folk music - in a variety of languages. Performing in the Chorus's annual concerts and other professional engagements complements the educational curriculum and helps choristers to develop self-reliance, confidence, discipline and poise. In addition, the Concert Chorus records and travels for concert tours annually

The Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy is a not-for-profit educational organization funded by a combination of corporate, foundation, government and individual donations.
Bronx Opera Chorus  20050210 (updated 2/10/2005) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bronx and Manhattan
Puccini's La Boheme, 4 performances (all English language) in May, 2005. Chorus auditions Saturday, February 26, 3-6 PM and Sun, February 27, 2-5 PM. Limited openings for soprano and mezzo; more openings for tenor and bass. Small honorarium provided. Possible small roles (men) and understudy/cover principals for choristers. Rehearsals begin Friday, March 4. To inquire as to rehearsal commitment and performance schedule, and schedule audition, send résume to Elizabeth Scott, Chorus Master bronxoperachorus@hotmail.com.
Calvary Choir  20041013 (updated 10/13/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Carnegie Hall area
Looking for a church home? Come join us! Our season begins September 4. Manhattan-based Calvary Choir leads worship during the 11:00 AM Sunday service and other special concert events throughout the year at Calvary Baptist Church (established 1847; independent). Rehearsals are 7:00 to 9:00 PM Thursdays and 10:00 AM Sundays.

Our mission is to offer praise to God through musical excellence. Your attention to vocal quality and skillful singing is a must, while placing aside your own ambitions in favor of worship and a servant-attitude towards others. Membership is open to disciplined professional and non-professional singers who publicly profess faith in Jesus Christ, and whose lives reflect their faith. Applicants are auditioned and interviewed. Positions are unpaid. If you are a believer, we are fervently praying that the Lord will lead you to us!

Our repertoire typically includes classical and 20th century sacred anthems by composers such as Handel, Rutter, Copland and Thompson. Conductor Stace Gaddy, Ph.D., the interim Director of Music at Calvary, includes worship and a short devotional in rehearsals. Calvary also offers you a church home with a vital spiritual life. We are located on 57th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. Rehearsals take place next door to Calvary in the Salisbury Hotel’s second floor Regency Room. You are welcome to drop in on rehearsals. Please arrive before 7:00 and call first, if possible. Contact Dr. Gaddy during business hours at (212) 975-0170, ext. 32, or e-mail him at sgaddy@cbcnyc.org.
Sirene  20041006 (updated 10/6/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Wyckoff, NJ
Sirene Women's Vocal Ensemble, a 10-member choir, is looking to fill several open positions, particularly lower range. Good reading skills and ability to blend a must. Sirene sings challenging sacred and secular 15th century to contemporary music in 3 to 10 part harmony. Tuesday evening rehearsals in Wyckoff, NJ (Bergen County) 7:00-8:30. Contact Bonnie Laub at 201-891-5307 or bonnielaub@hotmail.com.
The David Johnson Singers  20041001 (updated 10/1/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Dix Hills, NY
The David Johnson Singers is a small chamber choir on Long Island that was started in memory of David Johnson, former choral director at Five Towns Choir, and we are looking for singers for all voice parts. We sing music in the traditional chamber choir literature. Pieces we are singing now include the Lauridsen Lux Aeterna, Biebl Ave Maria, a few Andrew Thomas spirituals and the like. We meet on Wednesday nights in Dix Hills. If you are interested or know someone that is interested in singing with us please let us know. E-mail d.j.singers@lycos.com or phone Patrick Holden (President) at 631-697-6648.
Manhattanville College Chorus  20040920 (updated 9/20/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Purchase, NY
The Manhattanville College Chorus is a 75-member college SATB Chorus ehanced by a large core of trained voices. Community members are most welcome. The group rehearses Mondays from 7:00 to 9:30 PM in Room 109, Music Building, Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577 (southern Westchester county). The director is Martin Rutishauser. Scheduled for this season: the Brahms Requiem on December 11, 2004 and a program TBA on May 1, 2005. Sight reading skills are highly encouraged. For information, contact the Music Department, Manhattanville College, at 914-323-5260.
Renaissance Family Singers  20040909 (updated 9/9/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Jackson Heights
Renaissance Family Singers of Jackson Heights, Queens, is auditioning new members. Originally our choir consisted of the employees and students of the Renaissance Charter School, hence the name. We are an intergenerational choir believing that music making should be a family experience. Therefore, we invite children as well as their parents to sing with us on Thursday nights, 6:30 PM at the Renaissance Charter School building. However, you don’t have to be a family to sing with us -- men, women and children from the community of all ages are welcome. Children younger then 10 have to be accompanied by an adult. Our repertoire reflects the generational and ethnical diversity of our community. We sing folk, classical and popular tunes from different cultures and give two concerts a year. There is no membership fee. No experience is necessary, just the love of singing and commitment to having fun! For more information or to schedule an interview, please e-mail vshkop@hotmail.com or reboakes@netscape.net or call Rebekah Oakes at (718) 803-0060, ext. 116.
AXA/Equitable Center Chorus  20040831 (updated 8/31/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Rockefeller Center
Rehearsals for 2004-2005 season begin on Tuesday, September 14, at noon in the AXA/Equitable Building, 1290 Avenue of the Americas (at 52nd Street). Chorus will present two performances of holiday music in the lobby on Wednesday, December 15 at noon and Thursday, December 16 at 1 PM. Membership in the Chorus is open to employees of the AXA/Equitable group of companies and employees of other corporations in their buildings. Contact: Linda Drollinger at 212-314-4157.
The Young People's Chorus of New York City  20040825 (updated 8/25/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Various *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Become part of an exciting, multicultural chorus of young artists! Under artistic director/founder Francisco J. Núñez and assistant conductors Elizabeth McKinney and Lauren K. Quigley, the Young People's Chorus of New York City is a performance-based choral program that has evolved into an internationally acclaimed youth ensemble in five choral divisions. Choristers are given the opportunity to travel and perform in such exciting venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral with over 40 performances yearly. Young singers will also benefit from classes in musicianship and voice while building skills and friendships in rehearsal and events.

Last season, the YPC traveled to Bremen, Germany where they were awarded gold medals, one in Youth Choirs of Equal Voices and the other in Young Male Choirs at the 2004 Choir Olympics. The 2004-2005 season will take the group to Kyoto and Taipei, Japan where they will represent the United States at the 7th World Symposium on Choral Music. Divisions of the YPC include:
  • Junior Chorus for boys and girls ages 8-11
  • Intermediate Chorus for boys and girls ages 11-17
  • Young Men’s Chorus for young men with changed voices ages 13-18
  • Concert Chorus for young men with unchanged voices and young women ages 12-18
For more information about the YPC or to schedule an audition, please call (212) 289-7779 x10 or visit our website at www.ypc.org.
Boonton United Methodist Church Choir  20040818 (updated 8/18/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday evening, Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Boonton, NJ
The choir is in session year round, with small groups and solos during the summer. Rehearsals Wednesdays evenings (biweekly - 2nd and 4th Wednesdays) 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (September to May) and Sunday mornings 9:15 AM to 9:50 AM (year round). The group sings each Sunday for the 10:00 AM service as well as for a few other events during the year. We are a volunteer group. The repertoire is widely varied, and the music is selected to fit the interest and capabilities of the group. We are frequently accompanied by a praise and worship band made up of the pastor and church members. The choir presently has approximately 10 members. Boonton United Methodist is an extremely friendly, welcoming, diverse and appreciative Christian community in Morris County, NJ. Interested singers and volunteer musicians should contact Gerard DeMan, Director of Music, at 973-491-7499 (daytime) or at GDeMan@NJTransit.com.
Jubal's Lyre  20040818 (updated 8/18/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
Jubal's Lyre is on hiatus, without a regular schedule, but is occasionally assembled for special projects. For more information contact Richard Slade at Richardthetenor@aol.com.
Sound Shore Chorale  20040818 (updated 8/18/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: New Rochelle, NY
Founded in 1980 as the New Rochelle Chorale, an interfaith choir formed for the dedication of the New Rochelle Public Library, the Sound Shore Chorale recently completed its 25th season under the direction of Norman Brooks and announced the appointment of Richard Slade as its new music director for the 2004-05 season. The season will start with a concert featuring Handel's Alexander's Feast and Purcell's Welcome to all the Pleasures.

The Sound Shore Chorale welcomes singers of all voice parts. Please come for a brief, non-threatening audition on Monday, September 13t at 7 PM or Monday, September 20 at 7 PM. For directions and other information, call 917-826-7474 or e-mail Richardthetenor@aol.com.
New York Consort  20040814 (updated 8/14/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Friday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Midtown
Experienced tenor, baritone and bass singers needed. Good sight reading skills necessary but not required. Excellent ear for harmony and diligence and ability to blend a must. Singers with a positive attitude and willingness to commit with delight are encouraged to audition. We are currently about 16 members and are open to anyone who has not only a passion for choral singing but also a commitment for the group. Members must have a singing desire to share and harmonize in a camaraderie atmosphere. In other words, we consider singing entertaining and enjoyable!

The New York Consort was brought together by its members' love of singing and comradeship. This ensemble was organized by former members of an internationally known madrigal group (winners of choral competitions all over the world, including the latest "Champion" in the 2004 Torravieja Choral Competition in Spain). These soloists/choral-trained members presently residing in New York were inspired by their past choral singing experience. Sharing their passion for singing the group showcases its musical artistry and contributes to the rich diversity of the American culture. Amongst The New York Consort are soloists: classic guitarist, a pianist and composer/arranger. The group performs seated in SATB format and semi-circle with NO conductor. We have sung in concerts and as guests at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, Florence Gould Hall, Merkin Hall and also in weddings and private parties. We are also engaged in fundraising concerts, weddings, company functions, religious activity, private Christmas parties and almost any function that needs our musical expertise. No fees required. Rehearsals start on Friday, September 10 from 6:30 to 9 PM. Rehearsal place: Midtown Manhattan location to be announced. Performances: 2 Christmas concerts (December 4 and 11). To schedule an audition and for more information, please contact Mary Jo Palencia, 212-983-3436, MarjoPal515@aol.com or Rene Dalandan, 718-729-0008, rened929@aol.com.
Choirs of Grace Church  20040812 (updated 8/12/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Greenwich Village
The Choirs of Grace Church comprise The Choir of Men and Boys, The St. Cecilia Girls' Choir and a professional adult mixed choir. The adult singers who support the alto, tenor and bass parts of the Men and Boys and St. Cecilia Choirs come from the adult choir. The Choirs sing a varied repertoire from the Anglican Choral tradition. In addition, The Adult Choir sing special liturgies throughout the season including choral vespers with oratorio five times a year on Saturday afternoons. A volunteer group sings for the contemporary Eucharist on Sunday evenings. For information, contact Dr. Patrick Allen, Organist and Master or Choristers, at pallen@gracechurchnyc.org.
Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus  20040812 (updated 8/12/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Various *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Various
Founded in 1988, the group has performed at the United Nations, over WQXR and WBAI, and at various churches, synagogues, schools, libraries and concert halls throughout the Metropolitan area. Our numbers vary from 4 to 25. When we can, we pay our soloists. Our recordings include Leonard Lehrman's Rosenberg Cantata on Opus One LP, re-released in 2003 on CD, and The Abel Meeropol Centennial Concert, recorded February 9 at Great Neck House and February 23 at Queens College, released on Original Cast Recordings OC 6055. In 2004, the group will be preparing performances celebrating the centennial of the birth of Marc Blitzstein, March 2, 2005. These include participation in the National Opera Association Convention in NYC in January and concert performances at Great Neck House Februray 27, Queens College March 6, and the American Labor Museum in Haledon, NJ May 1. For further information, contact director Leonard Lehrman at elehrman@liu.edu or 516-256-4209 (after 10 AM) or visit http://ljlehrman.artists-in-residence.com.
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish Community Choir  20040812 (updated 8/12/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Join a unique ensemble of committed amateur musicians participating in one of the finest concert and liturgical music programs in the City. We're looking for singers with good vocal production and strong musicianship skills to work with a terrific teaching/conducting team in a varied program of sacred music performance.

Founded in 1989 by Kent Tritle, the PCC enhances parish worship throughout the season and joins the renowned Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola and the St. Ignatius Brass for the annual Christmas concerts the New York Theatre Wire calls "part of the essence of Christmas in New York."

Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings September to May at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on the Upper East Side. Members are expected to participate fully in the life of the department, committing to a full season of rehearsals and performances as well as serving as ushers for Sacred Music in a Sacred Space and volunteering for other opportunities as requested. For an audition appointment, call 646-981-2612 or e-mail music@saintignatiusloyola.org.
The Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut  20040805 (updated 8/5/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Westport, CT
Auditions for membership are usually held once each season, at the beginning of the season. However, interested singers will also be heard throughout the year. General auditions for the 2004/2005 season will be held on Wednesday, September 1,2004 from 7 to 9 PM in the Mary McCarthy Room of the Norwalk Concert Hall (in Norwalk City Hall building), 125 East Avenue, East Norwalk, CT. All parts are welcome, but men are especially needed. Contact: webmaster@mendelssohnchoir.com or 800-663-9018.
Raritan Valley Choral Society  20040711 (updated 7/11/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hillsborough, NJ
The Raritan Valley Choral Society, based in Hillsborough, NJ, welcomes new members. Our first rehearsal is September 21, 2004 at 7:15 PM. All are welcome. Auditions for small group only. Holiday concert is December 10, 7:30 PM at St. Joseph's Church in Millstone, NJ. E-mail RVChoralSociety@musician.org or visit www.princetonol.com/groups/rvchoralsociety.
Cantemus  20040306 (updated 3/6/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Scarsdale, NY
In existence for 14 years, Cantemus is an SATB chamber choir of skilled musicians and trained singers who perform repertoire encompassing the 1400s through the present including theatre music, folk and jazzy pop arrangements. The group rehearses in Scarsdale, NY every other week and begins its season the Thursday after Labor Day.

Cantemus has given concerts in France at the invitation of the Cultural Attache of the Loire Valley and in July 2002 the group appeared in Prague, Marienbad, Salzburg and Vienna with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. The group was enthusiastically received. "We ran out of encores," said conductor Jena Smith, a Juilliard grad and a mezzo-soprano soloist with the Robert Shaw Chorale on tour.

Ms. Smith welcomes all voices to audition. She utilizes soloists from the chorus. Three choral concerts with orchestra plus tour though Belgium and Holland with a few days in Paris, August 9 - 19, 2004. Basses and tenors needed! Please contact Cantemus at JenaCarole@aol.com for more information.
Church of Our Saviour Choir  20031109 (updated 11/9/2003) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Murray Hill
Church of Our Saviour Choir is a 12 member SATB choir. This talented group of experienced volunteers sings each Sunday at the 11:00 Mass. The choir's repertoire is very traditional consisting of mostly Gregorian chant and polyphonic music. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Anyone interested in joining the choir is invited to attend an open rehearsal and audition any Wednesday evening. For more information, contact Robert Prior at (212) 679-8166.
APBA Memorial Choir  20031105 (updated 11/5/2003) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Saturday or Sunday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Queens
The APBA Memorial Choir performs each year in or around the month of April. The choir is looking for singers in all sections-- S,A,T and B. Our next auditions will be in January / February 2004. Rehearsals are at St. Andrew Avelino, 158th Street and Northern Boulevard, Queens, NY. The group is made up of experienced volunteers and no formal music training is required but is a plus. For more information, visit our web site at www.nycapba.org/choir or contact the choir manager at choir@nycapba.org.
New York Jewish Women's Chorus  20030909 (updated 9/9/2003) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Union Square
We rehearse on Thursday nights from 7:30-10 PM at the Village Temple, 12th Street near University. Auditions for all voice parts SSAA begin September 18 by appointment; call 212-929-3954. Gail S. Berman, conductor.
St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir  20030826 (updated 8/26/2003) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
Sing at America's most famous cathedral! Good volunteer singers are invited to audition for the mixed professional/volunteer Cathedral Choir at St. Patrick's. Must have solid choral experience, a pleasant voice, decent sight-reading, and good choral (blending) tone. We sing at the 10:15 AM Mass every Sunday from September through June, plus occasional special services; the music includes motets, anthems and hymns of all periods, from Renaissance to contemporary. We also give two or three major evening concerts with orchestra per year.

All voice parts will be heard, but ALTOS ARE ESPECIALLY NEEDED. Non-Catholics are welcome. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, with a brief run-through before Sunday Mass. For an audition appointment with our new Music Director Dr. Jennifer Pascual, call the Music Department at 212-753-2261, x274 (through 8/30) or x272 (from 9/1 on). If no answer, leave name, phone numbers, voice part, and the fact that you would like to audition for a volunteer choir spot clearly on voicemail.
Diaden  20030824 (updated 8/24/2003) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Varies *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Metuchen, NJ
Diaden -- "The Musician's Chamber Choir" -- (Central New Jersey) is an auditioned, select choir of mixed voices whose members are choral directors, music teachers and outstanding singer/musicians. Only 4 to 6 rehearsals (nights vary) per concert. By sending singers extensively marked scores 4 to 6 weeks before the first rehearsal we eliminate the drudgery of pounding out notes or teaching rhythms in rehearsals so that we can focus on purely musical matters (blend, intonation, interpretation, etc.) There are no membership fees but the cost of music will run about $18.00. Repertoire for the upcoming 5th season includes: Five Passion Motets by Schütz, two movements of Hassler's Missa Secunda, Jean Berger's From the Bay Psalm Book, shorter works by Batten, Hassler and Schütz, plus spirituals. Auditions are scheduled for late October and concerts for late February/early March 2004. Participation in Diaden may be used towards the 100 hours of professional development for NJ educators.

Diaden is seeking serious singers on all voice parts who welcome the opportunity to learn music on their own in order to experience the thrill of rehearsing wonderfully diverse repertoire with other equally well-prepared members. For further information contact Founder and Music Director Dennis Boyle at 908-486-2847 or ddboyle@aol.com.
Interfaith Spiritual Community Choir of New York  20030725 (updated 7/25/2003) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
A new choir of professional singers and auditioned volunteers perform and provide inspiration for Interfaith Spiritual Community Sundays at 11:00 AM. This is a true Interfaith church bringing together people of all religious and spiritual traditions. The arts are well represented through music, dance and poetry. The choral repertoire is exciting, vast and eclectic ranging from Renaissance to Contemporary masterpieces, a cappella and accompanied. The choir performs at our Sunday morning services as well as special events. Performances are fun and inspiring and performed to the very highest standard. Concerts and recordings are planned as well.

We're holding auditions for a soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor and bass soloist/section leaders. These four are paid positions. Auditions are also being held for all voices in our volunteer choir. Director of Music is Anthony Aibel, former Music Director of the Westchester Symphony and Conductor-in-Residence of the National Symphony. For information, call Jocelyn Soulet at (212) 876-1954.
Choir of the Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew  20030113 (updated 1/13/2003) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Fort Greene
Semi-professional choir with 30 voices of men and women. We are always looking for new members in all parts SATB. The organist is Dr. Robert (Bob) Rogers M.M. Choir rehearsals are Sunday mornings at 9:15 and auditions are Tuesday at the church at 10 AM. Call (718) 638-0686 for an appoinment.
Saint Luke's Kantorei  20021016 (updated 10/16/2002) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Times Square
Saint Luke's Church, the "Lutheran Church of Times Square," announces the inaugural season of Saint Luke's Kantorei, a church-based community chorus of mixed voices. First performance: "In Remembrance of Those We Love: Mass for All Souls," a performance of the Duruflé Requiem, Op. 9 and other short choral works in the context of the Holy Eucharist on November 2, 2002 at 7:00 PM. Singers of all voice parts welcome! Rehearsals at Saint Luke's Church, 308 West 46th Street, New York (between 8th & 9th Avenues): Wednesdays 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 at 7:45 PM; Friday 11/1 at 6:30 PM and Saturday 11/2 at 4:00 PM. Contact Pedro d'Aquino, Cantor, at (212) 246-3540 ext. 19 or pedro.daquino@verizon.net.
The Oratory Choir  20020918 (updated 9/18/2002) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Downtown Brooklyn
The Oratory Choir, a semi-professional choir of high caliber based at the Oratory Church of Saint Boniface in downtown Brooklyn, has openings for a professional bass/bass-baritone, tenor and alto/mezzo. The Oratory Choir, an ensemble of about twenty singers, has recorded two CDs (with a third on the way) and sings one Sunday liturgy and most major solemnities. Our repertoire is varied, interesting and challenging, representing all musical periods from chant to the present, including commissioned works from New York composers. Rehearsals take place on Sunday mornings, before the 11:15 liturgy. (Extra paid rehearsals are scheduled only before Christmas and Holy Week/Easter.) For more information and to arrange for an audition, please call the Director of Music, Dennis B. Delaney, at 201-945-0312.
Westchester Women's Chorale  20020712 (updated 7/12/2002) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Briarcliff Manor, NY
Founded in 2000, the Westchester Women's Chorale is a new and exciting group on the vocal scene in the New York metro area. Located just 40 minutes north of Manhattan, the group rehearses Monday mornings (9:30-11:30 AM in the summer and 11 AM-1 PM in the fall) at the Scarborough Presbyterian Church. We have given two concerts a year since our inception and have performed abroad at the Vatican. This year we will present three concerts including a Christmas concert with orchestra joining forces with other choirs to sing Vivaldi's Gloria among other works. We plan to travel to California for a singing tour in the summer of 2003 and also are putting together a tour to Sydney, Australia to perform the Berlioz Requiem with a mass choir at the Sydney Opera House. Our group has grown to 20 since we began and we currently have openings. All interested in joining are group may call the director, Tom Cuffari, at 718-549-2439 or e-mail tcuffari@earthlink.net.
New Jersey Children's Choir  20020709 (updated 7/9/2002) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday, Wednesday afternoons; Saturday mornings *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Montclair, NJ
NJCC is an auditioned treble voice choir for children ages 6-17. We perform two concerts a season, Holiday and Spring, and in addition perform extensively throughout the year in various other concert venues. We offer 4 choir levels:
1st Steps (for 1st and 2nd graders, ages 6 and 7)
Choir Class (for 3rd graders and up, ages 8 and up)
Preparatory Choir (for 3-5th graders, ages 8-11)
Concert Choir (for 6th grade and above, ages 12-17)

The program is tuition based. Auditions are being scheduled now for the 2002-2003 concert season and will continue through the 3rd week of September. For more information, please e-mail NJCC2000@cs.com, or contact our business manager, Lynn Makrin, 973-655-6967.
The Heart of New Jersey Chorus  20020611 (updated 6/11/2002) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Marlboro, NJ
From Gershwin to Gospel, show tunes to swing and ballads to boogie, the award winning Heart of New Jersey Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, provides residents of New Jersey with entertainment by performing for donations at civic events, for charities, private parties and their annual show. Members are from Monmouth, Mercer, Middlesex and Ocean Counties ranging in age from 20+ to 70+. The group is directed by Jane Holden. For information, contact Lois Scott at 732-544-0918.
Sharim V'Sharot (Men and Women of Song)  20010801 (updated 8/1/2001) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lawrenceville, NJ
Sharim V'Sharot (Men and Women of Song), an a cappella chamber choir specializing in the performance of music of the Jewish people, is interested in auditioning new singers. Our conductor is Dr. Elayne Robinson Grossman, formely of the Rottenberg Chorale in NYC. We rehearse Tuesdays evenings at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ (about 5 miles from Princeton). For audition or other information, please contact Stuart Nagourney at 609-448-6440 or e-mail to stunag@aol.com.
St. Bart's Singers  20010226 (updated 2/26/2001) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday evening, Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
The volunteer choir at St. Bart's. Rehearses Thursday evenings, 7- 9pm, and Sunday morning at 8:15, for 9:00 am service. Free sight-singing/theory class Thursdays 6-7:00 pm Thursdays. Plainsong through classical to contemporary sacred music, including spirituals and world folk tunes, for this informal, "family" mass. Directed by Bill Trafka, Music Director of St. Bartholomew's; auditions by appointment with him: 378-0226.
Renaissance Laboratory  20001106 (updated 11/6/2000) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
The Renaissance Laboratory is still looking for members for all voice parts. This 10-to-12 voice ensemble offers a unique opportunity to develop musical skills in an open and supportive environment. Portions of the rehearsals will be conducted in a workshop-style setting, and each member will be encouraged to participate in the interpretation process. Additionally, this chorus offers conducting experience for interested members.

Repertory will include rarely-performed works of the Renaissance and other pieces chosen and directed by members of the ensemble. Rehearsals are held on the Upper West Side on Thursday evenings. To schedule an audition, call Valerie at 646-228-5823.