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Woodbridge Community Choir  20160923 (updated 9/23/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Woodbridge, NJ
The Woodbridge Community Choir is seeking enthusiastic singers of all experience levels and voice parts (tenors and basses are especially welcome!) who love to sing. The choir is open to adults and high school students from throughout the New Jersey area. We rehearse every Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM in the choir room at Woodbridge High School. No auditions required. Dues are $25 per year to cover the cost of music. Please come and join us!

For more information, please contact Lori Miller at Loricaruso@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WoodbridgeCommunityChoir.
RenChorNY  20160922 (updated 9/22/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Washington Heights
The Renaissance Chorus has some openings for singers in its Cappella for its upcoming November concerts. Rehearsals are each Wednesday starting September 21, 6:30 to 9ish at HVG Lounge, 128 Pinehurst Avenue (at 183rd Street). Singers must be expert readers, able to control vibrato, have experience with early music and able to rehearse (most of) these dates:9/21, 9/28, 10/5, (off for Yom Kippur). 10/19, 10/26, Full dress on 11/2. We are quite interested in hearing a male soprano for the Rossi. PDF scores of Rossi and Wert motets can be available for prior study. Call Sig Rosen at 212-740-4050 or e-mail sigrosen@earthlink.net for more information.
Nikolai Kachanov Singers  20160921 (updated 9/21/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Nikolai Kachanov Singers (NKS), a new professional group, led by a profoundly inspiring conductor Nikolai Kachanov, invites experienced choral singers and emerging professionals to audition. Our first performance will be on September 21 at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall with Yuri Boguinia’s Path to Kailas for voices, string quartet and percussion. This is a newly-commissioned work dedicated to the Nikolai Kachanov Singers. On October 1 we will perform George Oakley’s Stabat Mater for harp and chorus, also written for NKS. A full program is planned for October 30 and will include exciting works by Allegri, Arkadelt, Lasso, Messiaen, Monteverdi and Pärt.

Maestro Nikolai Kachanov's rehearsal process is exciting, challenging and rewarding. His system features an enriching vocal and technical workshop focused on mastering pure and Pythagorean tuning systems while continuing to develop each singer's vocal potential. You will be able to sharpen your musicianship and hone technical skills, blending and intonation. The ensemble will be comprised of 16 members, performing 2-3 concert cycles each year.

Hear a few selections from the NKS recorded rehearsal: nikolaikachanovsingers.bandcamp.com/releases. Watch the NKS’s smaller ensemble rehearsal at the Nicholas Roerich Museum: vimeo.com/177559119.

The Nikolai Kachanov Singers will offer an opportunity to explore some of the world's best music while rehearsing in the warm and inspiring atmosphere of the Nicholas Roerich Museum on the Upper West Side (see this link for a "tour"). Rehearsals are held on Mondays. Payment is provided after each concert cycle. Auditions are scheduled for August 22, 23 and 24 by appointment. Please send your resume and vocal sample to kachsingers@gmail.com.
Immanuel Lutheran Church Choir  20160918 (updated 9/18/2016) 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, Schütz, 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. This year we are also doing a concert on Reformation Sunday, October 30, of music of Schütz and Schein funeral music in collaboration with the early music ensemble ARTEK. We have 6 section leaders (but you still need pretty good sightreading to survive.) We We could use a few new people in any section, but (of course) particularly alto, tenor, bass. 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.
Mezzo  20160918 (updated 9/18/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Mondays *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown Manhattan
Mezzo, a contemporary, New York-based female a cappella group, is holding auditions for all voice parts and vocal percussionists. Previous a cappella experience required, and all potential auditionees should be free for callbacks on September 26 and 29.

Founded in 2014, Mezzo's ladies perform all around the city including venues like The Shrine, Lovecraft, the Parkside Lounge, Sidewalk Cafe and others. We intend to continue booking gigs and performing, as well as honing a rich, layered sound that pushes the limits of a female a cappella group. Pop, rock, doo-wop and classic melodies are all our jam! We rehearse once a week in Midtown, with additional rehearsals as necessary when gigs approach.

To apply, please fill out the form here: goo.gl/forms/33t01JuDBu. Feel free to check us out at mezzonyc.com or facebook.com/mezzonyc.
The Choral Art Society of New Jersey  20160915 (updated 9/15/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Westfield, NJ
On September 13, the Choral Art Society of New Jersey began rehearsing for two performances of "LUX Songs of Light" by Lauridsen and Sedek. Our May concert in Westfield will feature Mozart's Solemn Vespers and Requiem. Experienced singers are welcomed.
Uncommon Chord  20160914 (updated 9/14/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Uncommon Chord is now holding auditions for tenor and alto. 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.

Now in its 21st year, Uncommon Chord is a small mixed-voice ensemble of about ten singers whose members participate for the pleasure of singing outstanding close-harmony music together. Our repertoire consists of challenging arrangements of jazz and popular songs from the Great American Songbook to present day. We rehearse Monday evenings 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.
New York Youth Chamber Choir  20160914 (updated 9/14/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday and Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
The New York Youth Chamber Choir is for students aged 14-20 from public, charter and private high schools and colleges. We are looking for note-readers that love music and preferably have experience singing in groups. Rehearsals will be at the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew at 86th Street and West End Avenue each Monday and Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. We offer free music education, choral training, 1-1 theory and voice lessons and the opportunity to be mentored and perform alongside the New York Chamber Choir. There are no dues of any kind.

Auditions will be Saturday, September 17. We're still looking for tenors and basses. Sign up at www.chamberchoirs.nyc.
New York Chamber Choirs  20160914 (updated 9/14/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
New York Chamber Choirs is a unique non-profit organization in New York City. Our mission is to celebrate the performance, education and outreach of this art form through innovative concerts and events for adults and young people.

We have an adult chamber choir (20 semi-professional voices) alongside a youth chamber choir (24 voices aged 14-20) from all types of schools in the city. Our ensembles receive music education, choral training and individual voice lessons at no cost. We offer a unique opportunity to mentor and perform alongside the New York Youth Chamber Choir

We rehearse on Tuesday nights (adults from 6:45 to 9:15 PM) at the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew on the Upper West Side (86th Street and West End Avenue). We're still looking for tenors and basses. There are no dues of any kind. Repertoire: A Ceremony of Carols, Hymn to St. Cecilia and Five Flower Songs by Benjamin Britten.For more information, please visit www.chamberchoirs.nyc.
New York Bulgarian Women's Choir  20160914 (updated 9/14/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown Manhattan
The New York Bulgarian Women's Choir "Yasna Voices" is pleased to be offering auditions for its 2016-2017 season!

If you are interested in the singing traditions of the Balkans; being an integral part of a vocal ensemble; growing your music, vocal, and ensemble skills; building your knowledge of Bulgarian folk singing, the language, and culture, and discovering where this experience might take you, please inquire. All are welcome.

The repertoire features village style singing, as well as arranged selections in the style of "Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares." Each season, the ensemble participates in unique performance opportunities throughout the NYC area and beyond. Collaborations include visiting vocal masters, folk dance, theater professionals, and many others. There is a participation fee for rehearsals and access to our full repertoire. All musical materials -- audio recordings of song parts, lyrics, scores and notation, etc. -- are made available to new members in an online archive as soon as payment is received. Rehearsals are typically Thursdays, 7-9 PM, September-May at Opera America in Manhattan (near Penn Station).

Yasna Voices Live: The Rose Valley -- Manhattan JCC (June 2014): www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEEODihQyuE. Bulgarian Women's Choir A! Capella! Blessing! -- Queens Museum Re-opening (November 2013): www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9ihlza-Dw8.

A unique component for members of Yasna Voices are the global travel opportunities. The choir went on an exciting trip to Bulgaria in August 2015, performing at Bulgaria's premier folk music festival, held only once every 5 years -- Koprivshtica Folklore Festival. In May 2016, we traveled to Havana, Cuba on a cultural exchange, performing under the patronage of the Embassy of Bulgaria in Cuba to celebrate The Day Of Slavic Alphabet and Literacy. There are more exciting opportunities to come!

Please contact sarahbwillis@gmail.com and vlada_tomova@yahoo.com with questions or for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Bloomfield Chorale  20160909 (updated 9/9/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bloomfield, NJ
If you like to sing, consider joining the Bloomfield Chorale for the 2016-17 season. Ruth Hsu, our artistic director is planning a great set of music for our concerts. Tim Witzal is returning as our accompanist.

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 20. During the month of September we welcome new singers to join the open rehearsals to come sing and get to know us. Previous choral experience is preferred, but not required. We are looking for more male voices but certainly inviting sopranos and altos as well. Forward this note to others you know who may be interested.

Listen to a playlist of our Spring 2016 concert, "All's Fair in Love and War" to get a feel for the group at www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1SbEWq0V1nRh2A9AznrlnrGt2ecw1CyI.

Rehearsals: Bloomfield Civic Center, 2nd floor, 84 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Contact us at www.facebook.com/bloomfieldchorale.

The Bloomfield Chorale, originally known as the Bloomfield Civic Chorus, was organized in 1933 and grew to a membership of one hundred and twenty five. For over seven decades the group flourished and presented many ambitious programs and was led by a series of very able conductors. However, lifestyles changed and the membership dwindled, forcing the group to finally disband and it remained defunct for four years.

In 2008 under the auspices of the Bloomfield Federation of Music, the group was reestablished in the community. Now known as the Bloomfield Chorale, under the artistic direction of Ruth Hsu the group is celebrating its 9th season.

The Chorale’s group of volunteer singers from Bloomfield and surrounding areas, perform a wide variety of music in annual concerts. Its repertoire includes international folk, Americana, classical, popular standards, holiday music, sacred music and show tunes.
Choral Chameleon  20160907 (updated 9/7/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Tribeca
Choral Chameleon, a semi-professional chorus of about 40 singers, is auditioning avocational singers of all voice parts for the 2016-2017 season. We make "people music," diversely programming music new and old in a colorful, meaningful, and unique way that our audience can come, listen and connect to on a human level. Led by Artistic Director Vince Peterson, our energized and enjoyable Monday night rehearsals embrace development in vocal technique, music literacy and concert repertoire in a practical and accessible manner.

This season, we will be singing in 3 concerts: November (18,19), March (10,11) and June (9,10). Performance venue locations and types vary according to the concert concept. Expect to perform in both Manhattan and Brooklyn during the season. Our singers also frequently accept invitations to perform in 3rd party theatrical or interdisciplinary productions in New York, often with minimal rehearsal time. We're looking for singers who are open to doing just about anything!

Our season kick-off rehearsal will be on Saturday, September 10 in Carroll Gardens, followed by the first Monday night rehearsal on September 12.

We are still looking for tenors and basses. We will do a brief interview, test your vocal range, check your sight singing, and hear a prepared choral excerpt (we will provide in advance) and a prepared solo of your choosing. An accompanist will be provided -- please bring your sheet music in the correct key. For more information and to schedule an audition, visit our website.
Warwick Valley Chorale  20160907 (updated 9/7/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Warwick, NY
The Warwick Valley Chorale is about to commence their rehearsals for the 2016 holiday season and will be preparing for three performances in December. The concerts, directed by Stanley Curtis and accompanied by Gail Johnson, will present a full spectrum of holiday choral music that includes sophisticated, joyful Baroque selections, accessible holiday favorites, and well-known folk carols. Curtis will lead the group in an eclectic array of brilliant, uplifting and inspiring holiday music ranging from Vivaldi, Bach and Handel to John Rutter and Irving Berlin.

The group will begin rehearsals for its Fall 2016 season on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at the Warwick Reformed Church at 16 Maple Avenue, Warwick NY. Registration begins at 6:30 PM on September 13, September 20, and September 27. 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. Please visit the Warwick Valley Chorale website at www.warwickvalleychorale.org or facebook.com/warwickvalleychorale for further details.

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.
New York Choral Society  20160907 (updated 9/7/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
We are still auditioning men's voices -- especially tenors -- for our 2016-17 season; please e-mail nychoral@gmail.com to request an audition. Join a friendly and talented group of singers performing at wonderful venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

The 175-voice NYChoral (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. 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!

Join us for our exciting 2016-17 concert season (all programs subject to change) --
  • Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala at Carnegie Hall on October 30 at 6:30 PM
  • Joseph Vella The 'Hyland' Mass: A Prayer for Unity in Diversity (U.S. premiere) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on November 9; David Hayes, conductor
  • Andrea Bocelli at Madison Square Garden on December 15 and at Prudential Center in Newark on December 18; Eugene Kohn, conductor
  • "Christmas at Alice Tully Hall" on December 21 at 8 PM; David Hayes, conductor
  • Joseph Haydn Missa in angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass) and Maurice Duruflé Requiem, Op. 9 at Carnegie Hall on February 6, 2017 at 8 PM; David Hayes, conductor
  • James MacMillan St. Luke Passion (NY premiere) at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Manhattan, on April 8 at 8 PM; David Hayes, conductor
Harmonic Insurgence  20160906 (updated 9/6/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Prospect Lefferts Garden (Brooklyn)
Are you looking for a different kind of choral experience? At Harmonic Insurgence, we sing about justice, peace-making, care for the earth, and civic freedom while using fresh and challenging a cappella choral arrangements. Our repertoire draws from a number of traditions, including folk, gospel, classical, jazz, nueva canción and reggae. We are a small and spirited ensemble, and we are looking for an additional singer in each of three sections: soprano, tenor and bass. Auditioners should have a good ear for holding one's own part while blending well with others. A basic ability to follow music notation is also expected, whether by sight or by ear and musical memory. Our rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings in the Prospect Lefferts Garden neighborhood of Brooklyn, near the B/Q and 2 lines. If interested, please contact Gene Glickman at 718-693-5751 or eugene.glickman@ncc.edu.
Highland Park Community Chorus  20160906 (updated 9/6/2016) 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 17 concert. We are an adult secular SATB chorus in our 31st season that sings all types of music with an emphasis on classical. Rehearsals begin on September 12 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.
The Brearley Singers  20160906 (updated 9/6/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
The Brearley Singers invite new members in all voice parts for our 23nd season (2016-17) which begins at 6:45 PM on Monday, September 12. 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 throughout 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, Palmeri, Vaughan Williams) 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 or Ramirez's Misa Criolla). This year's Holiday Concert on December 9 departs from that norm and will feature a selection of shorter works by Boulanger, Brahms, Bruckner, Fauré, Howells, Lauridsen, Rutter, Vaughan Williams and others. At the Spring Concert we perform larger works for chorus and orchestra, along with the Brearley Chamber Orchestra. At this year's Spring Concert, accompanied by a chamber orchestra and Bandoneon, we performed Palmeri’s MISATANGO and Brahms's Liebeslieder Walzer.

Our festive 20th Anniversary Concert was held in Alice Tully Hall in May 2014. Accompanied by a full orchestra and with the Brearley Upper School Chorus, we performed Antonín Dvořák's Stabat Mater to a full house. 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!
Lance Hayward Singers  20160906 (updated 9/6/2016) 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 so far, is seeking several new members, especially talented sopranos and altos. We look for 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 currently holding auditions for several new members. We sing original arrangements of jazz, standards, spirituals, and a bit of Broadway. Some amount of reading skill is a plus. We sing some a cappella material, although mostly we are accompanied by a rhythm section. 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 Marx_Claudia@icloud.com.
Stony Brook Camerata Singers  20160902 (updated 9/2/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Stony Brook, NY
Stony Brook Camerata Singers is a mixed chorus of 35. 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. Contact director Shoshana Hershkowitz at shoshana.hershkowitz@stonybrook.edu.
Christ Church Parish Choir  20160831 (updated 8/31/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: New Brunswick, NJ
The Christ Church Parish Choir welcomes experienced choral singers to join our 20-voice ensemble. Upcoming highlights include an All Souls' concert in early November featuring the Fauré Requiem and Bach Cantata 118 with our festival orchestra as well as the Tavener Funeral Ikos; and in December, our annual Lessons & Carols service and festive Christmas Eve Eucharist accompanied by the Majestic Brass quintet. In the spring, we will sing our annual Tenebrae service during Holy Week, a festive Easter Day service with chamber orchestra, and in June, a concert celebrating the 200-year history of our music program at Christ Church.

The Choir sings an ambitious schedule of two anthems plus service music at the 10:30 AM Sunday Eucharist on most Sundays of the 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. 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.
Musica Viva  20160831 (updated 8/31/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
The All Souls/Musica Viva Choir, an ensemble comprised of professional and semi-professional singers, presents high-quality concerts with works covering all periods of musical history from its beautiful home at All Souls Church in New York City. In addition to presenting music during worship services on Sunday mornings, the choir is also the main feature of Musica Viva, an organization that, since its founding by Maestro Walter Klauss in 1977, presents beloved as well as rarely heard choral works. Dr. Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, Music Director of All Souls and Artistic Director of Musica Viva, conducts the ensemble. We are looking for experienced choral singers with superior reading ability and musical skills.

Auditions are by appointment only; please contact natalie@allsoulsnyc.org to schedule an audition. Visit musicaviva.org for more information on the choir's 2016/17 season and AlejandroHernandezValdez.com for information on our new Music and Artistic Director.
Croton Chorale  20160831 (updated 8/31/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Croton-on-Hudson
Enthusiastic amateur singers are invited to join the Croton Chorale for rehearsals on Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM. There are no auditions; the ability to read (or otherwise learn) music is presumed, and what we seek is to welcome singers who genuinely delight in joining with others to make magnificent music.

The 2016 Fall/Winter season will offer two concerts. The first, on Saturday evening, November 5, will consist of works of musical merit, such as Delalande’s De Profundis, that will allow us to musically mark the anxiety that’s arisen from the elections scheduled for the following Tuesday. The second concert will be our 17th annual offering of the Christmas Part of Handel's Messiah, performed with orchestra on Saturday night, December 10. Rehearsals (from 7:00 to 9:00 PM) and concerts are all held at Asbury United Methodist Church, 15 Old Post Road South, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520. For further information, please reach out to Bob Collins at (914) 271-9598, or e-mail bcollins@bestweb.net.
Mendelssohn Glee Club  20160831 (updated 8/31/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Mendelssohn Glee Club of New York City will be beginning the season with Monday evening rehearsals starting on September 12 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. To arrange an audition, call Gene Wisoff at 212-362-8550. Singers should have some choral experience.
Long Island Choral Society  20160831 (updated 8/31/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Rockville Centre, NY
Love to sing? We do too! The Long Island Choral Society invites all interested singers to participate in our Open Auditions to be held for 3 consecutive Mondays, September 12, 19 and 26 at 7:30 PM at South Side Middle School, 67 Hillside Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY. Auditions are informal and conducted in a welcoming atmosphere. You can expect to be reviewed on vocal range, tone quality and sight reading. Some level of sight reading is expected, but not required. There is no need to have a prepared song. We practice weekly on Monday evenings from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the South Side Middle School in Rockville Centre.

Under the direction of conductor Meredith Elaine Baker, our Fall/Winter concert schedule includes a November 18, 2016 performance of Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum and Vivaldi’s Gloria, followed by our traditional winter concert of Handel’s Messiah, Part I, along with seasonal carols, on December 18, 2016. Soprano, alto, tenor or bass, come renew your love of choral singing. For more information and to schedule an audition, please contact Liz Rata at 516-580-1777, e-mail auditioninfo@lics.org or visit our website at www.lics.org.
The Brooklyn Community Chorus  20160830 (updated 8/30/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Park Slope, Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Community Chorus is seeking tenors and basses (although all parts are welcome) for the Fall 2016 term. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 7:30 to 9:40 starting on September 7, 2016 at the Old First Reformed Church, 7th Avenue and Carroll Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. No audition required.

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. No auditions required, however all members are expected to pay semester dues. This season our repertoire includes works by Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Carole King, Leonard Cohen and more! For more information, please visit www.brooklyncommunitychorus.org. Directed by Steven Coburn, Jim DiBenedetto and Catherine Aks.
Cantigas Women's Choir  20160830 (updated 8/30/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hoboken, NJ
Cantigas Women’s Choir seeks skilled and committed singers for its upcoming 2016-2017 season. The Hoboken-based women’s chorus brings a diverse community of women together--from all ages and all backgrounds--to explore the rich tradition of women’s singing and perform a broad spectrum of global music, both classic and contemporary.

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 8, September 15 or September 22. Cantigas is seeking women of all vocal ranges. Sight reading skills are strongly desirable, but not required. Ability to sing in tune and blend in classical style is essential.

Cantigas Women’s Choir, named after a medieval Spanish song form called a "cantiga," is composed of 50 women of varying ages and backgrounds, and brings women of the community together to explore the rich tradition of women's singing. The group performs a broad spectrum of global music. In addition to its own biannual concerts, the group performs for community groups, including at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in Clinton, Alaris Health at Hamilton Park in Jersey City, and on behalf of the Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City. Litman founded the group in September 2002.

Joan Isaacs Litman, founding Artistic Director of Cantigas Women’s Choir, has been a music educator and choral director in the New York metropolitan area for many years. With a longing to stimulate interest and appreciation of less understood cultures, Joan has researched traditional songs of the Middle East. In recent years, she has taught and guest conducted in Spain, Syria, Lebanon, Japan, Hong Kong, Argentina and the Dominican Republic. For many years, Joan served on the music faculty of the United Nations International School in Manhattan. She is presently Artist-in-Residence at the Mustard Seed School, where she is also a founder and Music Director Emerita.

Cantigas official web site: www.cantigas.net.
The New Choral Society  20160830 (updated 8/30/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Scarsdale, NY
The New Choral Society, under the direction of Dr. John T. King, will be holding auditions for all voice parts (limited openings) on Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1, from 6 to 8 PM, by appointment. Auditions will take place at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, 6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale, NY. Each audition will last about 15 minutes, and no prepared material is necessary. The audition will include vocal range exercises, vocal agility exercises, pitch-matching and sight-singing.

The award-winning chorus is an all-auditioned, balanced group of 48 singers who meet Monday evenings from September through May, 8-10 PM, in Scarsdale, NY. Now in its 23rd season, the chorus performs classical masterworks with an orchestra and features soloist from many of the world's most famous stages, including the Metropolitan Opera. This season the repertoire includes Paulus's Three Nativity Carols paired with Händel's Messiah (Part I), Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and the season finale of music for chorus, organ and brass by composers such as Gabrieli, Rudolph, Rutter and Thompson.

There are no financial commitments (dues, music purchase, ticket sales, fundraising, etc.) For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Executive Director Betsy Broyd at betsy@newchoralsociety.org.
Hudson Valley Singers  20160825 (updated 8/25/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Rehearsals Wednesday evenings, 7:30-10:00 PM at Andrus-on-Hudson, Hastings, NY.

In lieu of traditional auditions the Hudson Valley Singers ask that those interested in joining "audition the chorus" by attending an Open House rehearsal to see if HVS is the right group for them. Open House guests will be given a score, join the rehearsal in the appropriate section and then meet and mingle with our Director and members at an informal reception where refreshments are served. Our first Open House rehearsal for our Winter Concert will be held on Wednesday, September 7, from 7:30 to 10 PM at Andrus-on-Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Additional Open House rehearsals will be held on the last Wednesday rehearsal each month. For more information, contact Randee Ginsberg at randee.ginsberg@gmail.com or call (914) 907-3348.
The Shrewsbury Chorale  20160823 (updated 8/23/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lincroft, NJ
If you love singing and want to perform with a high quality chorus, The Shrewsbury Chorale invites you to participate in our two Open Rehearsals on Tuesday, September 13 and 20, 2016, from 7:45 to 10:00 PM. Both events will be held at our regular rehearsal venue, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, 1475 West Front Street, Lincroft, NJ. The Shrewsbury Chorale, under the direction of our new permanent conductor, Neil F. Brown, welcomes singers to observe us as we begin rehearsing for our December 18, 2016 concert, The Many Moods of Christmas. Please come learn more about our organization and join in the fun! Scores will be provided and there is no charge.

The Shrewsbury Chorale is a mixed chorus serving Monmouth County. We are seeking new singers, age high school and older, in all voice parts, particularly tenors. As we begin our 60th season, we look forward to the challenge of preparing and presenting new and exciting choral repertoire with Maestro Brown and our gifted accompanist, John Balme. As Guest Conductor, Mr. Brown directed our March concert which included the Fauré Requiem plus smaller pieces by Mozart and Haydn. He also led our June Gift Gala of famous opera choruses. Under Mr. Brown’s able baton, The Shrewsbury Chorale will be preparing an inspiring holiday concert that will include selections from The Many Moods of Christmas, medleys of favorite carols arranged by Robert Russell Bennet, plus more.

The Shrewsbury Chorale would be delighted to accept new members. We welcome interested singers to our Open Rehearsals. If you like what you see and hear, schedule an audition by calling Joy More at 732-216-3907. For more information, call 732-747-1362, e-mail theshrewsburychorale@gmail.com or visit www.shrewsburychorale.org. Come try us out!
The Fairfield County Chorale  20160823 (updated 8/23/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Norwalk, CT
Our critically-acclaimed group is now in its 54th year of presenting great choral works in southwestern Connecticut. The mission of the Fairfield County Chorale is to perform a broad range of choral music for the benefit of the community, and to champion the appreciation of excellence in choral literature. Our growing repertoire spans from Bach to Bernstein and from Brahms to Britten. In its performances, the Chorale strives to present the deeper meaning intended by the composer, in the belief that this enriches the musical experience of not only our members but also the community at large. Our 2016-2017 season will include Verdi's Requiem on March 4, 2017 with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra; Handel's Dixit Dominus, Vivaldi's Gloria and our traditional Holiday Sing-a-Long on December 11, 2016; and Fauré's Requiem on May 13, 2017.

Auditions are typically held following Monday night rehearsals, at approximately 10 PM, though other times may be arranged. Prospective singers usually sit in on a rehearsal and then audition with David immediately afterward. For more information or to request an audition time, please visit www.fairfieldcountychorale.org/rehearsal-info/. fairfieldcountychorale.org and click on “Learn More” in the yellow “Sing with Us” box at the bottom of the home page.
Schola Cantorum on Hudson  20160822 (updated 8/22/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Village
Schola Cantorum on Hudson is excited to announce its full-season theme surrounding sustainable energy and environment: "All things bright and beautiful."

Experienced avocational singers are being auditioned through September 1 for the 2016-2017 season. 36-voice pro-am ensemble performing full season in both NYC and NJ. Vibrant outreach programs; all solo opportunities fulfilled from within membership; new music accessibly programmed.

Dr. Deborah Simpkin King, known as a visionary, advocate and educator, forms her ensemble approach based on solo-voice technique combined with solid ensemble discipline, drawing forth an artistic product as unique, diverse and dynamic as the individual artists selected.

Four self-produced concerts: November 18/19; December 18; February 25/26; May 20/21. Contracted performance of Zelda with NJPAC.

Remaining audition schedule: Montclair on Tuesday, August 30; NYC on Wednesday, August 31; Jersey City on Thursday, September 1. Request an audition/additional information at http://scholaonhudson.org/auditions or call 888-407-6002 x3.

The singing family of Schola Cantorum on Hudson is committed to outreach/engagement, new music advocacy/performance, and creative excellence in performance. Are you looking for a singing home?
Florilegium Chamber Choir  20160822 (updated 8/22/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
The Florilegium Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Ronnie Oliver of the Manhattan School of Music, announces auditions for all voice parts on Thursday, September 8.

In our 41st season, we will presenting three major concerts in addition to possible other performances. November 20: Bach Cantata 147, Poulenc's Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noel and works by Howells, Villette and Winterbourn. 2017 concerts are March 5 and May 21. These three Sunday concerts will be preceded by Saturday afternoon dress rehearsals.

We welcome experienced singers of all ages from throughout the New York metropolitan area; our repertoire ranges from the 12th to the 21st centuries. Rehearsals are Monday evenings 7-9:30 at Trinity Lutheran Church on West 100th Street (near Amsterdam Avenue). For more information or to set up an appointment, contact info@florilegiumchamberchoir.org.
Voices of New York  20160819 (updated 8/19/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown East
Voices of New York, a 24-member adult community chorus, rehearses Mondays, September 12-December 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at an East 50s Manhattan location. Attend our first rehearsal (September 12) free and see how you like our chorus!

Singers' ages range from mid-20s to upper-70s with most in their 40s or older; choral experience level varies from novice to highly experienced. Two- to four-part harmony. Everyone who can sing on pitch is most welcome. Dedicated, friendly people; we work hard and we have fun!

Our Fall 2016 term will focus on sacred and secular music of the Christmas season and will include a Hanukkah song or two. Two December concerts are scheduled so far with possibility of a third. Solo opportunities are available to interested participants. Regular rehearsal attendance is necessary to build the ensemble; occasional absences are permitted. Term fee helps cover conductor's/accompanist's stipends and space rental/operating expenses.

For further information, please phone conductor Mary Homan at (212) 724-0798 or e-mail maryhoman@earthlink.net.
The West Village Chorale  20160818 (updated 8/18/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
Gold Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Village
The West Village Chorale is thrilled to be working with our new Artistic Director and Conductor Colin Britt, beginning with the 2016-17 season. Our season includes three concerts, from our "Christmas in the Old and New Worlds" in December, "Seeing Double: Music for Double Choir" in March and "American Voices" in May.

We rehearse Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:45 PM (September through late May) at Judson Memorial Church, on Washington Square South, in the beautiful Greenwich Village section of Manhattan. We perform three concerts a year and take part in other wonderful musical events (collaborations, summer tours) from time to time. The Chorale’s annual Messiah Sing and Village Caroling Walk and weekly Summer Sings draw hundreds of people together celebrating the joy of communal singing.

Auditions for all voice parts for the 2016-17 season will be held Tuesday evening, August 30 at Judson Memorial Church. (Tenors and basses are especially welcome!) Other dates are available by appointment. For more information on our upcoming programming and auditioning to join the Chorale, please visit our website (westvillagechorale.org) or contact us at westvillagechorale@gmail.com.
Cathedral of St. John the Divine Chorale  20160818 (updated 8/18/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Morningside Heights
The Cathedral Chorale sings regularly at the 11 AM Eucharist and 4 PM Evensong at the Cathedral, September thru May. The Chorale is led by Director of Cathedral Music Kent Tritle. In addition to performing gems of the Anglican choral repertory, the Chorale is also featured on the popular "Christmas at the Cathedral" concerts on the Great Music in a Great Space concert series.

Audition: Tuesday September 6, 6-9 PM. For an appointment please e-mail Raymond Nagem, rnagem@stjohndivine.org. Auditions will be in the Cathedral Choir Room, St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at West 112th Street. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 7-9 PM (sometimes extended to 10 PM).
Brooklyn College Choral Union  20160818 (updated 8/18/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Brooklyn College
The Brooklyn College Choral Union is a 70-voice mixed choral ensemble that includes students and staff from throughout the Brooklyn College community. Conducted by Dr. Malcolm J. Merriweather, the choir performs a variety of literature representing every musical period and genre in its two major campus concerts per year at Walt Whitman Hall. Past performances have included Orff's Carmina Burana and Mozart's Requiem in collaborations with the Conservatory Orchestra and other Brooklyn area schools. The ensemble performs in Whitman Hall on the Brooklyn College campus. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 6:40-9:10 PM, at Brooklyn College, Roosevelt Hall Extension Studio 312. E-mail M.Merriweather99@brooklyn.cuny.edu with questions.

Audition: Join us for the first two rehearsal on Wednesdays, August 31 and September 7. Music is provided. 2016-2017 repertoire: Handel’s Messiah (with orchestra); Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms (with orchestra).
Bella Voce Singers  20160818 (updated 8/18/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Park Slope (Brooklyn)
Bella Voce Singers, a 45-member multigenerational women’s choir in Brooklyn, is holding auditions for their 16th season!

Auditions for the Fall 2016 semester will be held on August 31, 2016. Auditioners should prepare one piece of their choosing to sing a cappella. There will also be short vocalizations to test range, and some light sightsinging. The audition will be held in Park Slope, Brooklyn. If you are interested in auditioning, or have any questions, please e-mail bellavocesingers@gmail.com. Once an audition time is confirmed, you will receive the address for the audition. Rehearsals are Mondays from 7 to 9 PM in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and will begin on September 12. Concerts will be December 4 at 3 PM and December 10 at 7 PM. Please note that this is a dues-paying organization.
The Choral Union at Drew University  20160817 (updated 8/17/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Madison, NJ
The Choral Union at Drew University is pleased to announce auditions for new community members. 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 approximately 80 singers, the Choral Union focuses primarily on choral-orchestral masterworks and performs approximately 3-4 concerts per year, from September to April. The ensemble 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 August 31. Audition times are available by appointment August 26-31. To schedule an audition, go to drew.edu/choralaudition. For more information, visit our website at drew.edu/choralunion or e-mail choirs@drew.edu.
Summit Chorale  20160817 (updated 8/17/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Summit, NJ
Did you sing in a choir in high school? In college? Then came a career, family, little league and dance classes, and helping your kids get into their ideal colleges. In what seems like the blink of an eye, your singing days were merely a distant memory.

If you’ve reached that point in your life where the house is a little quieter, and you’re looking for new challenges, why not consider reviving your interest in musical performance? Summit Chorale is a place where you will find new friends and a rewarding musical experience.

"When I joined Summit Chorale it had been more than 20 years since I had sung in an organized group," says Bob Loder, a member of the bass section and the current president of the board of trustees. "Returning to singing has been a positive experience on many levels," he added. "Music performance offers stimulation that helps to keep the mind active and engaged."

Summit Chorale is inviting adults who think they would like to sing to join them during open rehearsals on September 6 and 13 at St. John's Church in Summit. Interested singers can sit in for rehearsal, and then if they wish, can have a friendly, relaxed audition afterward to determine placement in the group. The chorale is also holding pre-season auditions on August 30 for anyone that wants to jump right in and get started. Interested singers should e-mail membership@summitchorale.org to RSVP and get more information.

"Studies have shown a connection between singing and leading a longer, healthier life. In Summit Chorale you will have the opportunity to sing a variety of repertoire including classical choral masterpieces, works from contemporary composers, and lighter, popular selections," said Dr. Thomas Juneau, Summit Chorale's music director. "Give us a try. I promise that you will have loads of fun," he added.

The choir rehearses Tuesday nights from September through early summer and performs four to six concerts per year. Members range in age from their 20s to 80s and come from a variety of backgrounds and professions. More information is available on the chorale’s website, www.summitchorale.org.
Harmonium  20160815 (updated 8/15/2016) 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 ability. Auditions for the 2016-2017 concert season will be held by appointment only from August 21 through September 7, 2016. They are held at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison with artistic director, Dr. Anne Matlack. Please visit harmonium.org/audition.shtml for more information and scheduling.

Weekly rehearsals resume Sunday evening, September 11 at Grace Lutheran Church in Mendham. Harmonium schedules three major concerts -- held in December, March and June -- as well as special appearances throughout the year.

This year’s December concert, "Winter Skies," presents a luminous program featuring Frank Martin’s double choir Mass. The concert also features works by Esenvalds, Dove, Sweelinck and Fairouz; Swiss and Dutch carols; and multicultural gems. It will be performed Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8 PM and Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3 PM at St. Peter’s Church in Morristown.

The March program, "From Heaven Distilled a Clemency," will feature Duruflé’s Requiem and works by O’Regan, Poulenc, Heath, Chesnokov and Nico Muhly, accompanied by strings, harp and organ. It will be performed Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8 PM and Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3 PM at Chatham United Methodist Church, a new venue for this season.

The June concert, "There Will Come Soft Rain," will include eclectic settings from the Renaissance to today celebrating rain, including Elgar, Whitacre, Dilworth and Toto. Harmonium will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of its High School 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 chorus. For more information, visit www.harmonium.org or follow us on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook!
Glen Ridge Congregational Church Chancel Choir  20160815 (updated 8/15/2016) 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. The first rehearsal of the new season is Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 8 to 10 PM.

In addition to presenting two choral offerings each Sunday, this season the choir will be presenting the Cherubini Requiem on November 6, 2016 at 10 AM, with instrumentalists. They will take part in the annual Christmas Concert, "Welcome Christmas!" on December 11 at 3 PM, and will present "Great Opera Choruses" with chamber orchestra on April 30, 2017 at 3 PM.

While we hold no formal auditions, previous choral experience and an ability to read music are highly desirable. Contact director Thomas Mustachio at tom.mustachio@glenridgecong.org.
Glen Ridge Choral Society  20160815 (updated 8/15/2016) 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. First Rehearsal of the 2016-17 season is Thursday, September 8 at 8:00 PM.

Concert opportunities for 2016-2017 include Sunday, November 6, 10 AM: Cherubini Requiem with instrumentalists; December 11, 3 PM: "Welcome Christmas!" -- our annual Holiday Concert and carol sing with brass, handbells and percussion; Sunday, April 30, 3 PM: "Great Opera Choruses."

We welcome new members in all voice parts. Previous choral experience and an ability to read music are highly desirable. Contact director Thomas Mustachio at tom.mustachio@glenridgecong.org.
MasterVoices  20160815 (updated 8/15/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown West
Sing every Monday night with Ted Sperling, Tony Award©-winner, Broadway conductor/director and Artistic Director of MasterVoices! MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) is an organization that specializes in performing works from the classical/opera, operetta, and musical theater realms in a creative, semi-staged concert format, blending stars from the operatic, Broadway and TV worlds as soloists, and collaborating with Orchestra of St. Luke's for accompaniment. The chorus rehearses on Monday nights, and performances are at City Center and Carnegie Hall. Auditions are August 18 and September 7. For more information and/or to schedule an audition, please visit mastervoices.org or e-mail Julie Morgan at jmorgan@mastervoices.org.
Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus  20160815 (updated 8/15/2016) 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, Binyumen Schaechter, conductor. Auditions for the 2016/2017 season will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 and Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at The Workmen's Circle / Arbeter-ring, 247 West 37th Street, 5th floor (between 7th & 8th Avenues), New York City. Auditions by appointment only. For more information, visit thejppc.org/id15.html.
Tapestry  20160815 (updated 8/15/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Join our choral family!!! Tapestry is seeking talented, fun-loving singers for its 2016-2017 season in which the group will be featured in a documentary and record its first studio album!

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. Recently, Tapestry received some exciting news when they were picked as the winning choir of a nation-wide contest and will be featured in Voice Messages, an upcoming documentary about the power of the human voice. In addition, this coming season will see Tapestry entering the studio to record their first album. Concerts this year will include MYSTERIOUS choral music in December and American choral music (Spirituals and Folk Songs) in June.

Tapestry consists mostly of former music majors or people who were in choir/a cappella groups in college. Those wishing to audition should be able to demonstrate an ability to blend, sight-read, and hold your own part. Repertoire tends to be difficult and much of rehearsal is done in mixed formation--every member of this small choir is a leader. Also, the group is incredibly fun and tends to get together often outside of rehearsal!

Auditions will be held on Wednesdays, August 24 and 31, or by appointment. If you wish to audition please e-mail info@tapestrychoir.org and tell us a bit about yourself.
Hudson Chorale  20160815 (updated 8/15/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Pleasantville, NY
Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest mixed voice chorus, is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting 2016-2017 season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. This is the Chorale's first full season under the artistic direction of Ira Spaulding who joined Hudson Chorale last fall as Interim Music Director. He was asked to continue as Music Director in February 2016 after the chorus’ first concert under his direction was received with such high acclaim by the members, the orchestra and the audience as well. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, September 12, 2016, by appointment, prior to the first rehearsal. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 10:00 PM at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY. To receive additional information and/or to schedule a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant at JeanneWygant@optonline.net or call (914) 478-0074.

The first concert program, which will take place on Friday, January 27 and Sunday, January 29, 2017, is entitled "Variations on a Text." Both singers and audience will experience how the same words were interpreted musically by composers from different eras (spanning the Renaissance to the present day), cultures, religions and countries. The program will include diverse and contrasting settings of the Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi, John Rutter, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi and others, the Te Deum by Benjamin Britten and Franz Joseph Haydn, and Palestrina’s Sicut Cervus which will be coupled with Herbert Howells's setting of the same text in English, Like As the Hart Desireth the Waterbrook, plus more. For the audience’s additional enjoyment, the chorus’ highly accomplished accompanist, pianist and organist, David Baranowski, will play two litanies composed for organ from the French Romantic Period: Jehan Alain’s Litanies and Marcel Dupré’s Cortège et Litanie. What better place to perform a concert of great sacred music with organ or piano accompaniment than at the magnificent and inspirational Queen of the Apostles Chapel at Maryknoll in Ossining, NY!

The second concert program of the season, entitled Requiem, will be presented on Friday, June 2 and Sunday, June 4, 2017. It features Mozart’s beloved and timeless Requiem (with full orchestra and soloists), a favorite of choral singers, along with a collection of pieces that illustrate the different ways in which composers from baroque to contemporary, with vastly differently styles and from various cultures, have used the universal language of music to express the emotions associated with death, loss and mourning -- each in their own unique way. The additional works include Henry Purcell’s masterful Funeral Music for Queen Mary (with brass and timpani), along with other choral gems by Johannes Brahms, Antonio Lotti, and American-born William Schuman, as well as a selection of Negro Spirituals. This eclectic and moving program, to be performed in the wonderful acoustics of the church of St. John the Evangelist in White Plains, NY, will be a joy for singers to master and an audience to receive.

The Chorale’s dedication to giving and receiving the satisfaction and enjoyment that comes with musical excellence demands outstanding direction and discipline (while still having fun!), and it can be found under the leadership and skills of its Music Director/Conductor, Ira Spaulding, who will be conducting all performances. Maestro Spaulding is a choral conductor, singer and choral master class instructor whose career spans 36 years of performance in more than 60 countries. He is currently Professor of Vocal and Choral Music at City College of New York and maintains a career abroad as a singer and conductor. The chorus’ Accompanist/Assistant Music Director, David Baranowski, is a household name to choral singers in the Westchester area due to his virtuosity on piano, keyboard, organ and harpsichord.

Since 2010, Hudson Chorale has been performing in venues throughout the county, bringing the best in choral singing to the Hudson Valley. Concerts include a wide breadth of musical genre including traditional choral pieces such as the Brahms Requiem, lesser known but masterful works such as the Mass in D by John Knowles Paine, contemporary works by composers such as Morten Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre, plus other selections that add color and interest to the musical palette. To learn more about the chorus, visit the website at www.HudsonChorale.org.
The Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus  20160815 (updated 8/15/2016) 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 11, 2016, Free Holiday Concert is Thursday, September 8, 2016. Previous choral experience is helpful but not required. Parking is free on campus for chorus members. For information about joining the chorus please call Steve Friedman at (718) 338-9132.
Huntington Choral Society  20160815 (updated 8/15/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Huntington, NY
Do you love to sing?

Join Long Island’s premier choral group for this December’s performance of Handel’s Judas Maccabeus with professional orchestra and soloists. Judas Maccabaeus was Handel’s most popular oratorio during his lifetime and is said to rival his Messiah in choral splendor. The story of a people’s triumph is told in music of high drama and glorious pageantry. It is full of rousing choruses, ravishing duets, and fiery arias.

We are a dedicated group of "professional amateurs" who take pride in and have fun creating glorious music for the community. This winter season’s open rehearsals will be held September 12 and 19 at 7:30 PM at Huntington High School, Oakwood and McKay Roads, Huntington. We welcome singers of all voices.

If you are interested in joining, some ability to sight read music is required. Acceptance into membership is by audition. For the audition, you will be asked to bring two copies of a piece of music that reflects your vocal range. Piano accompaniment will be provided. Please call the HCS at 631-421-SING (7464). Or visit our website at www.huntingtonchoralsociety.org and complete the form on our "call for singers" tab. We will contact you soon to arrange an audition. Or, we welcome you to join us during our open rehearsals.
St. Paul's Choir  20160815 (updated 8/15/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Englewood, NJ
You are welcome to join the St. Paul's Choir! We rehearse Thursday evenings at 7:30 and sing at the 10:30 AM Sunday Eucharist during the academic year (we are off one Sunday per month), 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.

We are preparing Victoria's Requiem for the fall of 2016 as well as a variety of Evensongs and concerts. The church is easily accessible via New Jersey Transit bus routes. We are multicultural, multiracial, and welcoming parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, and 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.
St. Paul's Choir School Children's Choir  20160815 (updated 8/15/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday and Wednesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Englewood, NJ
The St. Paul's Choir School will begin its fifth year on Wednesday, September 7. We are a unique, tuition-free after school program offering professional choral training, voice and piano lessons, music theory, leadership development, and mentoring to children and teenagers. Each chorister receives individualized attention in a dynamic, creative, structures and hands-on setting from caring teachers who are accomplished professionals in their areas of instruction. Our students come from Englewood and surrounding towns, representing a wide range of cultural communities, and from all traditions.

The Choir School is an affiliate of the Royal School of Church Music in America, and uses the "Voice for Life" curriculum. Our students participated in the RSCMA's Newport, RI course and the Episcopal Choral Camp at Cape May. Five our students were awarded the prestigious Bronze medal from the RSCM last year.

The St. Paul's Choir School welcomes all children between the ages of 8 and high school. Children do not need to be members of a church; rather, they must agree to participate regularly in all rehearsals, services and concerts. All students receive free vocal instruction in exchange for a small stipend to encourage their growth as professional musicians.

Contact Mark Trautman, Director, at 201-568-3276 or e-mail mtrautman@stpaulsenglewood.org. Check out our website at www.stpauls-choirschool.org for more information. Everyone is welcome!
Riverside Choral Society  20160812 (updated 8/12/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Now auditioning experienced singers for membership in the Riverside Choral Society. 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! MbrMass in E-flat and Brahms's Alto Rhapsody (a great piece for men's choir!) at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, featuring the talented Margaret Lattimore.

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, Brahms, Mozart, Schubert, Haydn, Britten, Pärt, Fauré, Harrison, Orff, Stravinsky, f3Shostakovich, 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 on the upper west side this summer, and before the September rehearsals (Tuesday nights from 7 to 9:30 PM at the Riverside Church at 91 Claremont Avenue between 120th and 122nd 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.
Pro Arte Chorale  20160811 (updated 8/11/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgewood, NJ
Pro Arte Chorale is holding auditions for the upcoming 2016-2017 concert season. Pro Arte has a spectacular season ahead, starting with Brahms and Haydn. The second concert will be a fabulous selection of Opera Choruses with the talented choral students from an area high school. The final concert is an all-Bruckner performance including six of his beautiful motets.

Do you love to sing? Are you free Monday nights for rehearsals in Ridgewood? All voice parts are welcome to audition. All concerts and rehearsals are scheduled to be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ridgewood, NJ. Auditions are scheduled through the Chorale Administrator. Please e-mail info@proartechorale.org for more information or visit our website at www.proartechorale.org
Mineola Choral Society  20160811 (updated 8/11/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Mineola, NY
Conductor Thomas W. Jones and the Mineola Choral Society are looking for choral singers to join us for our 2016-2017 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.

Our 69th concert season begins on Sunday, December 18, 2016 as we are once again guests of Maestro Louis Panacciulli and the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra for their 3:00 PM Christmas Concert at Chaminade High School in Mineola, a collaboration that began 30 years ago! Our 4:00 PM Winter Concert on January 29, 2017 at St. Catherine of Sienna RC Church in Franklin Square includes Verdi’s Stabat Mater, and a prayer for peace in our troubled world as we perform two versions of the entreaty, Grant us peace: Vaughan Williams cantata Dona Nobis Pacem, and, from the last movement of Bach’s Mass in B Minor, "Dona Nobis Pacem." At our Spring Concert at 3:00 PM on May 7, 2017, we will perform one of the great works for chorus, soloists and orchestra, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, as part of the Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts Program at Temple Emanuel, Great Neck. Please visit www.mineolachoralsociety.org for more information. All concerts are performed with full orchestra and professional soloists.

Chorus auditions will be held by appointment only on September 6, 2016 in the chorus room of Mineola High School, 10 Armstrong Road, Garden City Park, NY 11040. Rehearsals begin September 12, 2016 in the same location. Please call 516-294-1175 to schedule an audition appointment.
Grace Chorale of Brooklyn  20160810 (updated 8/10/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights
Grace Chorale of Brooklyn (formerly Grace & Spiritus Chorale of Brooklyn) is welcoming new skilled and experienced amateur singers. All interested singers are invited to schedule an audition for Wednesdays, September 7, 14 and 21, 2016. Please send an e-mail to auditions@gracechorale.org to get more information or to arrange an audition time. Basses and tenors are especially invited to audition, although all voice parts are welcome.

The 80-member ensemble, directed by Jason Asbury, is a secular chorus based in Brooklyn Heights. We are committed to serving the wider Brooklyn community by presenting various traditions of choral music. The highlight of the 2015-16 season was GCB’s performance of jazz legend Duke Ellington’s choral masterpiece Sacred Concerts, which the Chorus performed with a 16-piece jazz band and dancers. Other highlights included performances of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and the Chorus’s debut in Washington, DC, as special guests of the Congressional Chorus. In recent years we have performed Orff’s crowd-pleasing Carmina Burana, Mascagni’s charming Cavalleria Rusticana opera in collaboration with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, and barreled through Walton’s rousing Belshazzar’s Feast.

GCB performs well-known and lesser-known masterpieces of choral literature from Early Music to Contemporary composers, as well as newly-commissioned work by Brooklyn’s most talented composers. Our chorus combines a warm and welcoming attitude with a commitment to artistry and excellence. We are thrilled to be celebrating our 40th anniversary during the 2016-17 season.

The Chorale rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 at 254 Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights. Visit our website at www.gracechorale.org.
Fort Washington Community Choir  20160810 (updated 8/10/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Washingon Heights
Do you love to sing? Starting this fall, Fort Washington Church will host a new community choir, rehearsing on Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 9 PM. The choir will perform for the neighborhood 2-3 concerts per year. The ensemble is open to everyone, regardless of experience, religious affiliation or age. Come enjoy a time of singing great music with your neighbors, here in Washington Heights!

Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings, September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Concert is on December 6: 6 PM call, 8 PM concert. Our fall repertoire will include works by Copland, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Thompson, Elder and more. Dues are $50.00 per semester (hardship waivers available). Any questions? E-mail Music Director Chris Whittaker at choir@fortwashingtonchurch.org or call FWCC at (212) 568-4014. Visit fortwashingtonchurch.org/choir/ to register for fall 2016!
Queens College Choral Society  20160809 (updated 8/9/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Flushing
The Queens College Choral Society is accepting new members of all voice parts for our 2016-2017 concert season, featuring Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (December 2016); Haydn’s Creation (May 2017); and a world premiere by New York composer David Schober (December 2016).

Auditions consist of basic singing skills (no preparation necessary) and will take place on the following Wednesdays in room 246 of the Music Building at Queens College: August 24, 6-8:30 PM; August 31, 6-7:15 PM; September 7, 6-7:15 PM; September 14, 6-7:15 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 August 31, 2016. 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.

For the 2016-2017 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.
Borough of Manhattan Community College Downtown Chorus  20160809 (updated 8/9/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lower Manhattan
The Borough of Manhattan Community College Downtown Chorus (www.downtownchorus.org) 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. Since 2008, 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 to 10:00 PM. The first fall rehearsal is scheduled for August 30, 2016.

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. Our fall choral audition dates are scheduled on August 23 (Tuesday), August 24 (Wednesday), August 25 (Thursday) and August 29 (Monday) from 5 to 8 PM.
Voyces  20160808 (updated 8/8/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Staten Island North Shore
Voyces, the Staten Island-based early music ensemble, is looking for one soprano and one alto or countertenor to immediately fill vacancies. Please e-mail Artistic Director Beth Johanning at info@voycesSI.org for information and audition appointment.

Voyces is a 16-20 voice ensemble that specializes in late Renaissance and Baroque vocal works, with occasional forays into other genres. Voyces also proudly curates the treble youth choir Young Voyces.

Past Voyces seasons have included music by Purcell, Monteverdi, Bach, Buxtehude, Schütz, Weelkes, Gibbons, Tallis, Tomkins, Byrd, Taverner, Allegri and Carissimi. Our 2015-2016 season finished with a semi-staged concert of Dido and Aeneas with an orchestra of top Baroque specialists.

Voyces 2016-2017 season will feature Haydn Missa Brevis St. Joannis de Deo, a collaboration with the Grammy-nominated male quartet New York Polyphony on a concert sponsored by 5 Boroughs Music Festival, a German Renaissance Lessons and Carols, an evening of Italian madrigals and English song, and finish in June 2017 with a concert of three Magnificats by Pärt, Monteverdi and Bach with orchestra. This concert will have performances in Manhattan and Staten Island.

There is plenty of opportunity to sing 3-, 2- and 1-voice-to-a-part, as well as occasional solo opportunities, but this tight-knit group relishes ensemble singing above all else. Singers should have sight-reading ability and prepare music between weekly rehearsals. Voyces is a group of dedicated and talented avocational volunteers with ensemble singing experience. Voyces rehearses once a week on Tuesday evenings throughout the season at a venue close to the Staten Island Ferry, Verrazano Bridge and Bayonne Bridge. We have members from Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island.

For more information please go to our website, www.voycessi.org/, and don't miss the sound samples on the sound page. Contact Artistic Director Beth Johanning at info@voycesSI.org for more information and an audition appointment. Only a boat-ride away, and not a bridge too far, for a great singing opportunity. We're closer than you think!
Cerddorion  20160808 (updated 8/8/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble seeks experienced, confident singers of all voice parts for its 22nd concert season. Led by James A. John, Cerddorion is a selective chamber choir dedicated to adventurous programs that span the breadth of the choral repertoire, from medieval polyphony to newly commissioned works. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings (from September 6 through May) at St. Ignatius of Antioch on West End Avenue and 87th Street, where we are artists in residence. A highlight of our upcoming season will be Cerddorion’s invited performance at the New York State American Choral Directors Association conference in November.

Our 2016-2017 season will include:
  • "¡Viva España!" -- Works exploring Spain's passionate musical influence on Latin America, including works by Victoria, Guerrero and Morales; Sumaya’s extraordinary Lamentations of Jeremiah; and lively arrangements of Brazilian folk and popular music.
  • "Four Musical Luminaries: Palestrina, Lassus, Bach, and Handel" -- A juxtaposition of works by revered composers who are often compared, but whose music is seldom heard side by side.
  • "Reverent Cadence and Subtle Psalm" -- Sacred music spanning five centuries, featuring Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia, Stanford’s Beati Quorum Via and the winner(s) of Cerddorion’s fifth annual Emerging Composers Competition.
Dr. John will hear prospective singers on 8/23 and 8/30 from 6 to 9 PM at St. Ignatius Church (West End Avenue at 87th Street). To schedule an audition, e-mail jmsjhn@aol.com. Please be prepared to vocalize, sight-sing and perform a solo piece of your choice. For more information about Cerddorion, visit www.cerddorion.org.
Central City Chorus  20160808 (updated 8/8/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Share the joy of choral singing with an energetic group of music lovers! The Central City Chorus, celebrating our 36th season, performs a wide range of a cappella and accompanied choral music by old and new masters, contemporary music, and commissioned works. Led by Phillip Cheah, versatile performer and conductor in the New York City music scene, we rehearse Thursdays, 7:30-9:45 PM, from September to June at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church (552 West End Avenue at 87th Street).

We currently have openings in all sections. We seek singers with strong sight-reading skills, excellent musicianship, and an interest in varied repertoire. Singers with strong solo backgrounds are also encouraged to audition as soloists are sometimes selected from within the Chorus in addition to hiring professionals.

We will hold new member auditions on Tuesday, August 30 and Tuesday, September 6 at St. Ignatius of Antioch, by appointment. To schedule an audition, please e-mail CentralCityChorus@gmail.com. For details about audition procedures and requirements and additional information about the Chorus, please visit our website at CentralCityChorus.org.
Melodia Women's Choir of NYC  20160808 (updated 8/8/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Village
Melodia Women's Choir of NYC is an acclaimed ensemble of 25+ singers who explore, create and perform classical and contemporary works composed for women’s voices. Melodia is a professionally managed, grant-funded organization. Concerts are presented in November and April/May each season. We perform with instrumental ensembles and commission new works by women composers. We are auditioning singers for our 2016-17 season -- repertoire includes works by Vivaldi, Ola Gjeilo, Tonu Korvitz, Eleanor Daley and others. Singers need strong sight-reading skills and choral experience. High-level, friendly group. Contact womenschoir@mindspring.com for an audition.
Philomusica  20160808 (updated 8/8/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Brunswick, NJ
Philomusica Concert Choir, Dennis Boyle, Music Director/Conductor, will be holding auditions on Mondays August 29, September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 2016 after rehearsals at The Unitarian Society, 176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, NJ. Our winter concerts on December 3 and 4 feature works by Adrian Batten, Bob Chilcott, Harold Darke, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Michael Praetorius, Dorothy Priesing and Sir Charles Villiers Stanford.

We welcome experienced singers with at least some sight reading ability and a dedication to quality performance. We are looking foa all voice parts, especially tenors and basses.

Please go to the "Auditions" tab at www.philomusica.org for information about setting up an audition and learn what you can expect at the audition. For further information, call 732-993-5400, e-mail info@philomusica.org, or visit www.philomusica.org. Like us on Facebook.
New York City Master Chorale  20160808 (updated 8/8/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown East
The New York City Master Chorale, a 75-member classical chorus, is holding open auditions for singers with significant choral experience and strong sight-reading skills. Auditions for the 2016-2017 season will be held on Wednesday, September 7 by appointment. Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings in Manhattan at the Turtle Bay Music School.

This season includes an October performance of Orff’s Carmina Burana; a December performance of Rutter's Magnificat and Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna; an April performance of Rachmaninoff's Vespers; and a summer tour to Florence featuring American a cappella music. In addition, the Chorale holds quarterly open mic nights and an annual cabaret featuring NYCMC singers.

To schedule an audition please contact info@nycmasterchorale.org. For more information about the chorus and to listen to audio clips of the chorus, visit info@nycmasterchorale.org. For more information about the chorus and to listen to audio clips of the chorus, visit www.nycmasterchorale.org/auditions.
Cantori New York  20160808 (updated 8/8/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Side
The multiple award-winning 40-voice Cantori New York, led by Music Director Mark Shapiro, is one of New York’s most innovative and far-reaching ensembles. Members love our detailed, focused, and stimulating rehearsals. We particularly welcome serious avocational singers who are eager for musical, vocal and intellectual growth and a high standard of choral music-making. Auditions are by appointment throughout the summer, beginning June 6.

2016-17 will include:
  • An exciting opportunity to perform with the American Ballet Theatre at Lincoln Center in October
  • An exotic collaboration with the French vocal ensemble Musicatreize, on the Mass for the Day of St. Thomas Didymus by Philadelphia-based composer James Primosch
  • Premiere of a major new work for chorus, percussion and brass by Polish composer Dariusz Przybylski, on poems by William Blake; plus music by Dominick Argento
  • Premiere of a major new work for chorus with Eastern and Western instruments (including pipa and guzheng) by Canadian-Chinese composer Alice Ping-Yee Ho, on poems by Newfoundland poet Carol Langille.
  • Holiday concerts and caroling in Carl Schurz Park.
Westchester Chorale  20160806 (updated 8/6/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Larchmont
The Westchester Chorale welcomes singers to three Open Rehearsals on September 13, 20 and 27 at 7:45 PM in Russell Hall, Larchmont Avenue Church, 60 Forest Park Avenue, Larchmont, NY to rehearse The Mass of the Children by John Rutter and spirituals arranged by William Dawson. Scores will be provided. Concert is December 10 at 4:00 PM and will be conducted by our Music Director, Douglas Kostner. For more information, contact 914-725-7507 www.westchesterchorale.org.
Riverdale Choral Society  20160806 (updated 8/6/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Riverdale
Initial rehearsals for our Fall season will be held on Wednesday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 14, at 7:30 PM. Singers of all voice ranges are welcome. We will be preparing for a concert to be held on Sunday, December 4. Works to be performed include Dvorak: Mass in D Major and selections from Songs of Nature, along with MacDowell: Two Northern Songs and Barcarolle, Rehearsals are at Christ Church, Riverdale, 252nd Street and Henry Hudson Parkway East, Bronx, NY.

For more information, please check out our website at www.riverdalechoral.org.
Holy Rosary Church Adult Choir  20160806 (updated 8/6/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Northeast Bronx
Holy Rosary Church is looking into expanding its choral program. The church is accessible by the #5 train and several local and express buses. The Adult Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:15 to 9:00PM and sings for the 11:30 AM Solemn Mass every Sunday from October to the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. It also sings for the principal liturgies at Christmas and Holy Week.

The church has excellent acoustics and there are plans to upgrade the organ within the next year. The small volunteer choir consists of 12-15 members, but we would like to recruit new volunteers. The choir sings the Mass Ordinary in Latin, the Mass Propers in English, and anthems in a variety of styles.

This choir is ideal for any adult who can read music and prefers traditional sacred music and style of worship. It also provides excellent training to high school and college undergraduate students who are contemplating on a career in music or religious vocation.

Please call Eva Sze or leave a voicemail at 718-379-4432, ext. 23 if you are interested in arranging an audition.
Russian Chamber Chorus of New York  20160806 (updated 8/6/2016) 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, Mark Laycock, 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.

December 2016/January 2017: "Shakespeare and Pushkin in Choral Music" -- Shakespeare and Pushkin, whose poems captured the spirit of their time with unparalleled vividness and depth, are two of the greatest sources of inspiration for composers. In this program, you will hear a kaleidoscopic reflection of their poetic genius in examples of choral music by contemporary composers, including Nils Lindberg, Evelin Seppar, Vissarion Shebalin, Georgy Sviridov, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Yury Yukechev and Mikhail Zeiger.

June 2017: "Stories Spoken and Unspoken: Vocalises and Folk Songs" -- In the first part of the program RCCNY will present a selection of rarely-heard compositions of songs without words (vocalises). The program will include the famous Vocalise of Rachmaninoff arranged for chorus and cello, as well as works by several living composers: Yury Boguinia, Alisher Latif-Zade, Grigory Smirnov and Edgar Girtain IV. The second part will include folk songs. We will also perform Four Russian Songs of Zakhar Blyaher.

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 to 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 throughout the year. Please call 212-928-1402 or e-mail auditions@rccny.org.
Polyhymnia  20160806 (updated 8/6/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Polyhymnia is looking for one countertenor or alto for our 2016-2017 concert series. Please e-mail director John Bradley at john@polyhymnia-nyc.org for more information. The audition will be held in September during a regular rehearsal.

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 included music by Cristóbal de Morales, William Byrd, and music from Germany at the turn of the 17th Century.

Our 2016-2017 season will include music from the Eton Choirbook, plus masses and motets by Andrea Gabrieli and Orlande de Lassus. Complete information and dates are on our website: polyhymnia-nyc.org. We have about 7-8 rehearsals per concert on Wednesday evenings, plus the occasional extra rehearsal. Our rehearsal schedule is available upon request.

The singers of Polyhymnia are advanced avocational and professional singers, and the fee for each concert is $150. All singers must have strong sight-reading skills, and while a working knowledge of early music vocal technique is helpful, it is not required. Singers are asked to sing with their 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 singing in an ensemble. Experience in a small ensemble is preferred. For more information about the ensemble please visit our website. 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 additional selections on Soundcloud.

Please contact Artistic Director John Bradley at john@polyhymnia-nyc.org for more information,or with any questions that you may have.
North River Sing  20160804 (updated 8/4/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Jersey City, NJ
North River Sing Community Chorus, a Jersey City-based group devoted to The Great American Songbook, announced today the schedule and program for its fall 2016 season. As is appropriate for this election year, the choir’s autumn repertoire will feature songs involving politics. Selections will include "Anything You Can Do" (Annie Get Your Gun), "Children Will Listen" (Into the Woods), "Cabaret" (Cabaret) and the jazz standard "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (the link to politics being more direct in some cases than others).

Auditions for the group’s fall 2016 season (which runs from September 18, 2016 through January 29, 2017) will be held in Jersey City on Sunday, September 11 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Those unable to try out at this time can audition remotely. For a membership fee of $195/season, the nonprofit chorus welcomes any adult who can sing on pitch and attend weekly rehearsals held Sundays from 5:23 to 7:23 PM. To schedule an audition appointment or make arrangements to audition remotely, readers can visit NorthRiverSing.org, e-mail NorthRiverSing@gmail.com or text or call (917) 969-1911.

North River Sing was founded in 2014 by Jersey City resident Liz Morrill, who wanted to create an opportunity for area residents to sing and perform show tunes and jazz standards together. The group’s musical director is the award-winning Dr. Colin Britt, who also lives in Jersey City. Living in Jersey City is by no means a requirement for membership; North River Sing heartily welcomes any area resident to audition.
Cantabile Chamber Chorale  20160804 (updated 8/4/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bound Brook, NJ
If you're a singer seeking an opportunity for musical growth, friendship, community service, and travel, then Cantabile is a perfect match for you. Cantabile Chamber Chorale is an SATB chamber ensemble of 25-30 singers under the artistic direction of Rebecca Scott. For the 2016-2017 season we are auditioning all voice parts. Auditions for the fall will be held on Wednesday, August 24 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM and Wednesday, September 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings, 7:30-10:00 PM at the Presbyterian Church of Bound Brook in Bound Brook, New Jersey. First rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Current plans for the coming season include concert performances on December 3, 2016 and April 29, 2017.

For more information about our programming and repertoire, refer to our Season Archives and Concert Notes at cantabilechamberchorale.com/season-archives-and-concert-notes/. Kindly call 732-560-7132 or e-mail info@cantabilechamberchorale.org to arrange an audition appointment.
Manhattan Choral Ensemble  20160804 (updated 8/4/2016) 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 in its 17th season.

The MCE rehearses regularly on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 10 PM near Columbus Circle in Manhattan. Prospective singers must be able to commit to the rehearsal schedule. Please indicate voice part and prior choral singing experience when requesting an audition slot.

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble is a 40-voice, independent choir dedicated to engaging the community through passionate performance of choral masterworks and contemporary compositions. The MCE performs in historic New York spaces and creates concert events in partnership with the city's cultural organizations. Winner of the 2016 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, the MCE fosters the musical life of the city through its innovative commissioning project of New York City area composers, New Music for New York.

Our 2016-2017 program consists of "A Russian Christmas" (December 9 and 11), our signature "New Music for New York" commission program (March 4), and the third in our new series of re-imagined choral works, "C4RM1N4 BUR4N4 Reconstructed" (May 20).

Auditions will consist of sight-reading, vocal exercises and an optional prepared piece. Singers will be expected to have sight-reading ability and recent choral experience. Please write to Auditions@mce.nyc with "Auditions" in the subject line for more information, or to schedule an audition. Explore our website at mce.nyc for more information about the choir. We suggest that you attend an open rehearsal before or after your audition. We look forward to singing with you!

Audition schedule:
Thursday, September 1, 7:30-9 PM -- auditions
Thursday, September 8, 7-7:30 PM -- auditions; 7:30-9 PM -- open rehearsal; 9-10 PM -- auditions
Thursday, September 15, 7-7:30 PM -- auditions; 7:30-9 PM -- open rehearsal; 9-10 PM -- auditions.
City Bar Chorus  20160804 (updated 8/4/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
Are you a legal professional who loves to sing and has strong volunteer spirit? Do you watch "The Voice" or "Pitch Perfect" and wish you had another chance to sing in a group -- such as a flexible, diverse and friendly (non-dancing) chorus with eclectic, musically sophisticated, crowd-pleasing repertoire ranging from Billy Joel, ABBA, the Pretenders and Michael Buble to Fiddler, Pippin, The Wiz and Jersey Boys, along with jazz, gospel and classical selections? (To hear us in action, click here:www.youtube.com/watch?v=osxulPh_7H4.)

Then don't throw away your shot! The 80+ voice New York City Bar Chorus ("CBC") will conduct a limited number of auditions (brief, private and low-pressure) in all voice ranges in August for our fall 2016 cycle. High sopranos, baritones, tenors and basses are most likely to get slots. We rehearse two or three Tuesday evenings per month, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, in midtown Manhattan to produce what listeners describe as a professional-quality sound.

The City Bar Chorus changes the public's perception of legal professionals "For Good," with audience members often amazed by the end of our shows that we have "day jobs" in the law rather than in music. As a goodwill ambassador of the New York City Bar, we perform most frequently for diverse, lively and very appreciative community audiences. For example, we have recently performed for at-risk teens at Covenant House, residents under treatment at The Salvation Army's Adult Rehab Center, cancer patients and their caregivers at the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge NYC residence, seniors at SAGE (Service and Advocacy for LGBT Elders), and the visually impaired at Visions at Selis Manor. For variety, our singing adventures have also included two headlining performances in the acclaimed 2015 New York Theatre Workshop production of The Events, as well as collaborations with three other legal choirs (including a just-completed exchange with the Chicago Bar Association Chorus, with joint concerts in both New York and Chicago).

We 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" and a voice that blends well in a group, along with dedication to our outreach mission. 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 24th 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 citybarchorus.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/citybarchorus.
The Greater New Haven Community Chorus  20160804 (updated 8/4/2016) 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 GNHCC for the 2016-2017 season which will feature Christmas Cantata by Daniel Pinkham and Requiem by John Rutter. Rehearsals will begin on Thursday, September 8. No audition is required. Singers of all experience levels are welcome.

Interested singers are invited to attend up to three rehearsals as guests before committing to join the chorus. This trial period provides an opportunity to meet the chorus members and Artistic Director, Noah Blocker-Glynn; to sample the upcoming repertoire, and experience the spirit and welcoming community of GNHCC. The open enrollment period for the upcoming Fall semester runs from September 8 through September 22. Prospective singers may visit any rehearsal during this period. Rehearsals are held every Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Avenue, New Haven. Additional details about chorus membership, registration fees, and the history of Greater New Haven Community Chorus can be found at www.gnhcc.org.

To fulfill our mission of achieving the highest possible standard of choral music performed by a non-auditioned chorus, singers should attend all weekly rehearsals and are encouraged to actively participate in the organization by sharing their individual skills and talents with the various GNHCC committees.

Greater New Haven Community Chorus consists of approximately 80-100 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.
VOICES Chorale  20160804 (updated 8/4/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hopewell, NJ
Singers from central New Jersey and Bucks County, PA, are invited to join VOICES Chorale and sing under the direction of Dr. Lyn Ransom in her 30th season. VOICES Chorale is a group of professional and amateur singers who join together to sing the world’s great music.

Founder and Artistic Director Ransom is retiring at the end of the season in 2017; this is the last opportunity to enjoy singing under her creative direction. Music for this season will include There Shall a Star Come Forth by Mendelssohn, choruses from Bach's Uns ist ein Kind geboren, Brahms's Requiem, Randall Thompson's Frostiana, opera choruses, spirituals and some rousing Irish tunes.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 10, 10:30-2:30, and Monday, September 12, 5:30-7:00, at Music Together, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road, Hopewell, NJ 08525, one mile west of Hopewell Borough. To arrange an audition, please call Susan Evans at 609-291-7456 or e-mail her at drsevans@comcast.net. If you can not attend one of the audition dates, please come to the VOICES open public rehearsal on Monday, September 19, beginning at 7 PM. Auditions are informal and conducted in a positive and friendly atmosphere. VOICES invites people to join the chorale who love to sing, but haven't sung in years. It is common for people to take a few weeks to find their voice again, and to help, VOICES offers refresher courses in music sight reading and vocal technique.

VOICES Chorale gives its singers opportunities to collaborate with other groups, perform for a variety of underserved audiences, and to participate in VOICES' Young Composers Project for children ages 5 to 12. Rehearsals are held on Mondays from 7:15 to 9:45 PM at Music Together in Hopewell, NJ. The first rehearsal of the season is Monday, September 12. For more information about VOICES, please visit www.VOICESChorale.org and Facebook.com/VOICESChorale.
Monmouth Civic Chorus  20160804 (updated 8/4/2016) 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 September 7, 2016. Auditions are open to all members of the community ages 16 and up. All voice parts are welcome to audition; however, the chorus is especially seeking tenors, baritones and basses to add to its impressive ensemble. Monmouth Civic Chorus is dedicated to the highest standards of artistic excellence and at the same time, is a fun community of singers where you will find friendship and fun with like-minded musicians.

The 2016-17 season features Bach, Handel plus an array of holiday favorites in December; a celebration of Love Songs from the Middle Ages to the Internet Age in February; and stunning music from the powerful singing traditions of the Baltics and Scandinavia in June. Artistic Director Dr. Ryan Brandau holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the Yale School of Music, an MPhil 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 each Wednesday beginning September 7 at Red Bank Charter School, 58 Oakland Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701. For an audition appointment or more information, visit monmouthcivicchorus.org and click Sing, e-mail membership@monmouthcivicchorus.org or call 732-933-9333. Join us for the 2016-2017 season!
Kol Rinah  20160803 (updated 8/3/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Tarrytown, NY
Kol Rinah, the Jewish Chorale of Westchester, invites all interested singers to our Open House on September 15, 2016 at 7:15 PM at Shames Jewish Community Center, 371 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY.

The Open House is an opportunity for singers to attend a Kol Rinah rehearsal and to sing with, as well as to speak to, KR members. Singers interested in joining Kol Rinah will be gently auditioned by our Music Director, Ben Gruder, at a mutually convenient Thursday evening in the near future. Kol Rinah's concerts include songs in English, Ladino, Hebrew and Yiddish performed at different venues during the season. For more information, call (914) 243-9059, e-mail kolrinahchorale@gmail.com or visit our website www.kolrinahchorale.org.
Caritas Chamber Chorale  20160803 (updated 8/3/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Friday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bridgewater, NJ
Caritas Chamber Chorale seeks singers, especially altos, to audition for its 2016-2017 season. In general singers should have some experience in choral singing; have some understanding of music reading and the language of music; have a sense of vocal technique for choral singing (can be assessed at the audition); have a heart for the mission of Caritas--"Caritas Chamber Chorale is dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor through the art of sacred music."

The audition will involve vocalizing your complete range; singing any song of your choice (please bring something); fairly simple sight reading; a short interview/conversation to get to know you.

Performances in 2016-2017 will be in November, December, possibly January, February and June. Performances of a particular program are often repeated in various locations during a concert weekend. In some cases, singers may opt out for a particular session, if necessary. There is no financial obligation to participate as a singer in Caritas, although you are responsible for your own transportation and concert attire (black suits for men, long black dress or skirt and top for women). Singers are expected to inform the director of any rehearsals they must miss prior to the start of a session, or in an emergency, prior to the rehearsal.

Auditions will be held by appointment in August and early September. Please contact Barbara Sanderman at director@caritaschamberchorale.org or (732) 718-0775 to schedule an audition.
Park Slope Singers  20160803 (updated 8/3/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Park Slope (Brooklyn)
The Park Slope Singers welcomes auditions from experienced choral singers in all sections to join a dedicated and congenial roster of singers from Brooklyn, Manhattan, and beyond for our 2016-2017 season. This season includes a January performance of American choral works including Carol Barnett's The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass and a June performance of Haydn's The Creation. Experienced choral singers interested in auditioning may write to frankbolton1943@gmail.com to schedule an audition.

Prospective singers are invited but not required to perform a solo of their choice and will be led through a series of vocalises and exercises to determine vocal range and quality as well as musicianship. For more information about the Park Slope Singers, visit us online at www.parkslopesingers.org.
New Jersey State Children's Chorus  20160803 (updated 8/3/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgewood, NJ
The New Jersey State Children's Chorus welcomes auditions from children entering kindergarten through fifth grade for our inaugural 2016-2017 season. The mission of Bergen County's only community children's chorus is to achieve choral excellence through musicianship training, community building, and performance, empowering young people from every cultural and economic background to become leaders in their classrooms and their communities.

Auditions are brief, informal, and fun and are designed to put your child at ease to express himself or herself musically. To learn more or to schedule an audition, please write to us at elizabeth@njstatechildrenschorus.org or visit us online at www.njstatechildrenschorus.org/auditions/request/.
Ars Musica Chorale  20160803 (updated 8/3/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgewood, NJ
The Ars Musica Chorale, an accomplished, 75-voice chorus, welcomes auditions from experienced choral singers in all sections for our 2016-2017 season, which includes works by Rossini, Handel, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Haydn and more. New members of Ars Musica can expect to be welcomed into the tristate’s warmest choral family and to perform four concert programs per season of challenging and rewarding choral works in some of the region’s most beautiful venues.

Prospective singers are invited, but not required, to perform a solo of their choice and will be led through a series of simple vocalises to determine vocal range and quality as well as a brief sight-singing exercise. To schedule an audition or to learn more, please visit www.arsmusica.org/auditions or write to us at info@arsmusica.org.
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Choir  20160801 (updated 8/1/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
The Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Choir is the principal choral ensemble of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (MAPC). The choir’s primary responsibility is to sing choral repertoire and lead the congregational song for the church’s 11:15 AM services on Sunday mornings from September through May. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 8:30 to 9:45 PM, following the rehearsal of the church’s resident choral society, the 40-voice Saint Andrew Chorale. Directed by Andrew Henderson, the choir also sings special services (Christmas, Holy Week) and many of its members form the core of the Saint Andrew Chorale, an important part of the music ministry at MAPC.

From Memorial Day weekend through the end of July the group continues to meet as the "Summer Choir of MAPC" -- and additional interested singers are encouraged to join in for a 9:30 AM rehearsal on Sundays to prepare choral music for the 10:30 AM service.

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 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  20160801 (updated 8/1/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
The Saint Andrew Chorale of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (MAPC), now in its 52nd Season, 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 2016-2017 season the Chorale will sing Vaughan Williams's Hodie and Magnificat; excerpts from Handel’s Messiah at MAPC’s renowned annual Carol Sing; and Handel’s Israel in Egypt. 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 mid-August and early September -- other times can 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.
Westchester Oratorio Society  20160801 (updated 8/1/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Katonah, NY
Westchester Oratorio Society begins rehearsals Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:15 PM at the Katonah (NY) Village Library, a short walk from the Metro-North station. The group’s 2016-2017 Season -- its tenth under the direction of Benjamin Niemczyk -- begins with "Go for Baroque," featuring selections by Handel, Bach, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Purcell and Charpentier, with organist James Kennerley on Saturday evening November 19, at the Bedford Presbyterian Church. On Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2017 WOS will present Bach’s St. John Passion, at the South Salem Presbyterian Church.

Competent singers in all voice parts with an ability to read music are welcome. No formal audition required. Prospective members are invited to attend an Open House Rehearsal on Tuesday, September 20 at 7 PM, to try out the venue, meet the membership, and learn more about singing with the Society. For more information e-mail westchesteroratorio@gmail.com, call 347-223-9303 or visit the group‘s website, www.westchesterroratorio.org.
Masterwork Chorus  20160801 (updated 8/1/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chatham, NJ
The Masterwork Chorus holds fall 2016 auditions by appointment on Wednesday evenings, September 14 and 21, at the Chatham United Methodist Church (CUMC), 460 Main Street, Chatham, NJ, although alternative arrangements may be made. Contact Don MacGowan at (973) 479-4020 or at membership@masterwork.org.

Singers will be asked to vocalize, carry out pitch- and rhythm-matching exercises, sight read in a four-part piece and, optionally, sing a prepared selection. Previous choral experience is highly desirable.

Rehearsals take place at CUMC on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 10:00 PM beginning September 7, 2016. Prospective singers are encouraged to attend this first rehearsal to acquaint themselves with Masterwork’s singers and style.

The 2016-2017 season will be an exciting one and celebrates Masterwork’s passion for "Timeless Music." The chorus performs Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall on December 23 and at Ridge PAC on December 18, hosts a Messiah Sing-Along on December 11 and presents a holiday concert on December 4. Spring 2017 performances include "Fit for a King" with the Handel Coronation Anthems and Bach Cantata BWV 207a on March 4 and "Traditions" on May 20 featuring Ramirez’s Spanish mass, Misa Criolla, newly commissioned Polish lullabies by Martin Sedek, Masterwork’s associate conductor and works rooted in the African-American tradition ranging from spirituals to jazz. Visit www.masterwork.org for more information.
Westchester Choral Society  20160731 (updated 7/31/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: White Plains, NY
Westchester Choral Society, under the musical direction of Frank Nemhauser and celebrating its 75th Anniversary Season, welcomes new singers, especially male voices, to an Open Rehearsal Tuesday evening, September 13 at 7 PM at the Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Ave., White Plains, N.Y. December concert features Bach's Advent cantata Nun komm der heiden Hieland plus carols and songs of the season. Spring 2017 offering is Orff's Carmina Burana. For singer-friendly auditions call Numa Rousseve at 914-285-9026 or e-mail wcspresident@gmail.com.
Dalton Chorale  20160726 (updated 7/26/2016) 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 December 14 concert will feature Bach's Magnificat and Haydn's Mariazeller Messe. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings, 7:15 to 9:15 PM at The Dalton School, 108 East 89th Street. Our first two rehearsals, September 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.
East End Women's Choir  20160725 (updated 7/25/2016) 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 August 25, 2016 and September 1, 2016 by appointment beginning at 6:30 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.
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective  20160725 (updated 7/25/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown West
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective is holding auditions for all voiceparts on Monday, August 22 from 7 to 10 PM, location TBA. The audition will consist of vocalizing for range and timbre, a prepared piece which will be e-mailed one week before, rhythmic and melodic sight singing, a blending exercise, and a mini-interview if time allows.

C4 is a semi-professional choir that is directed and operated collectively by its singing members, functioning both as a presenting ensemble and an ongoing workshop and recital chorus for the emerging composers and conductors who form the core of the group. It is 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 25 years. The repertoire is challenging and requires members to have excellent musicianship skills and sight reading ability. Singers should have choral experience and a strong interest in contemporary music.

The group performs three concert cycles per season, and a small honorarium is paid to members for each cycle. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7 to 10 PM with few exceptions. In addition to the Thursday rehearsals, the group will also rehearse approximately two Saturdays each cycle.

If you are interested in setting up an audition, please e-mail ptownsend@immerbox.com by Wednesday, August 10, with a copy of your resume and a short statement describing why you are interested in performing in a contemporary choral collective. Initiating contact after August10 will reduce the chance of your being given a slot. Visit www.c4ensemble.org for more information about the group and audio samples.
Connecticut Chamber Choir  20160725 (updated 7/25/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Fairfield County, CT
Connecticut Chamber Choir, Constance Chase, Artistic Director, announces auditions for the 2016-17 season for a few select openings for dedicated, experienced choral singers with strong reading skills. Connecticut Chamber Choir is a premiere regional vocal ensemble of auditioned professional and dedicated avocational musicians from throughout the state of Connecticut and Westchester County, NY.

Auditions by appointment only on August 30, 7-9:30, and September 6, 5:30-7. To schedule, please contact info@connecticutchamberchoir.com. Vocalization, tonal/rhythmic recall and sight reading; no prepared piece required. Rehearsals: Tuesdays beginning September 6, 7:30-9:45 PM at Long Hill UMC, 6358 Main Street, Trumbull, CT.

Concerts: "the song continues" on Thursday, November 3 in Trumbull; "Illumination: Early Cantatas of J.S. Bach" on Sunday, January 15 in Trumbull; "Bernstein at 99!" on Saturday, March 18 in Bridgeport.
Lehman College and Community Chorus  20160718 (updated 7/18/2016) 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 Monday, August 29. The Lehman College Community Chorus, which meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 PM will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, August 30.

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 Schubert's Mass in B-flat Major, excerpts from Haydn's Creation and shorter works by Fauré, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Dawson and multi-cultural selections for a joint concert with the Lehman College Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, December 4, 2016 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.
Bel Canto Chorale  20160715 (updated 7/15/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Wantagh, NY
The Bel Canto Chorale, under the direction of Greg Mercer, is welcoming all voice parts for the 2016-2017 season! We are a four-part mixed choir that rehearses on Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 PM at the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 1845 Wantagh Avenue in Wantagh. Fall 2016 rehearsals commence Sunday, September 11. The major work for the Fall/Winter Season are the major choruses of Handel’s Messiah, along with some other holiday classics. The concert will be held Saturday, December 10, 2016.

The Spring Concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2017 and we will be performing the oratorio Elijah. Our March fundraising concert is Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2 PM at the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church. The "theme" for the March fundraiser concert -- "Our Favorite Things" -- will feature barbershop-style music for the chorus to sing, in addition to solos by choir members.

Membership dues are $60 per individual or $105 per couple per semester, to be paid by the third rehearsal of each semester, plus purchase of two tickets at $15 per ticket. Need-based scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis. For more information, contact us at belcantochorale@gmail.com or visit us at www.belcantochorale.net. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/bel.canto.chorale.
St. John Nepomucene Choir  20160714 (updated 7/14/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
The St. John Nepomucene Choir is comprised of volunteer singers whose passion for singing and serving the liturgy are paramount. Standard repertoire includes Gregorian Chant, classical polyphony, traditional catholic hymnody, psalmody and harmonized Anglican and Russian chant. The choir rehearses weekly on Wednesday nights (6:30-8:00) and primarily sings the 12:30 PM Sunday Mass (rehearsal at 11:45 AM) as well as holy days throughout the year. For information, contact director Mark Pacoe at 212-734-4613 x112 or pacoe@eastrivercatholics.org.
eVoco Voice Collective  20160713 (updated 7/13/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hofstra University
The eVoco Voice Collective invite singers of the highest musical, technical, and expressive abilities to audition for the 2016-17 season. We have openings all voice parts, and two ensembles (Mixed and Women’s) to be a part of. Our rehearsal schedule and an online request form for auditions can be found at www.evoco.vc.

eVoco firmly believes in the transformative power of music, and we are passionate advocates for excellence in the choral art. We present evocative concerts and recitals of the highest caliber, summoning the power of the empathetic imagination to help remind us of our shared human experience.

If you're interested in joining this truly special collection of singers, it'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 will occur in August.
Ensemble Companio  20160711 (updated 7/11/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: One weekend a month *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Various northeast locations
This unique traveling chorus meets ten weekends per concert season for weekend-long rehearsals and concerts across the northeast. For many singers, this model provides greater flexibility than more-traditional weekly rehearsal models. However this setup simultaneously requires greater individual responsibility as singers are expected to study and memorize music between rehearsals scheduled weeks apart. This commitment to the music and ensemble is the secret ingredient to Ensemble Companio’s high-level and richly-rewarding musical excellence and close camaraderie.

To audition for Ensemble Companio e-mail auditions@ensemblecompanio.org. We will give you an overview of the chorus, the upcoming season, and walk you through the audition process which involves recording vocal exercises and musical excerpts and submitting them for evaluation.

To hear Ensemble Companio in action and learn more about this amazing choir please visit our website at www.ensemblecompanio.org.
New Amsterdam Singers  20160711 (updated 7/11/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Music Director Clara Longstreth invites singers with choral experience and good sight reading skills to audition for our 2016-17 season, featuring works by Victoria, Byrd, Abbie Betinis, Homilius, Orban, Distler, Argento, Lauridsen and Andrew Rindfleisch. We will also perform premieres by Ben Moore, Matt Harris, Robert Paterson, Colin Britt and Ronald Perera. We sing three full programs in a variety of NYC locations and this season will also join the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony (David Bernard, Music Director) for a November Carnegie Hall performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Jake Runestad's Dreams of the Fallen.

An accomplished mid-sized amateur chorus, New Amsterdam Singers is widely recognized for its ambitious and interesting repertoire. We rehearse from 7 to 9:45 PM on Tuesday nights at Broadway Presbyterian Church at 601 West 114th Street in Manhattan and perform at venues all around New York City. First rehearsal of the season will be September 6, 2016. To arrange an audition, call Clara at 212-663-0576, e-mail us at auditions@nasingers.org or visit www.nasingers.org.
The Dessoff Choirs  20160711 (updated 7/11/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
Gold Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Auditions for The Dessoff Choirs, Malcolm J. Merriweather, Music Director, will be held August 8 and 9 from 6 to 9 PM, NOLA Studios, 250 West 54th Street, NYC. 2016-2017 is the inaugural season with new Music Director Malcolm J. Merriweather, and auditions are being held for all parts with a focus on middle parts (altos/tenors).

Highlights of the season:
  • Mozart's Requiem at Alice Tully Hall with orchestra
  • Take him earth, Steve Stucky
  • Bach, Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230; Jesu Meine Freude, BWV 227
  • Jean Langlais, Messe solennelle
  • David Hurd, In honor of Martin
  • Lembit Beecher, A New Amorous World
Rehearsals are Monday evenings, 7-10 PM on the Upper East Side.

Audition requirements: *You do not need to bring a prepared piece*
  • Vocalises
  • Pitch memory exercise
  • Sight reading
  • Text recitation (French, German, Latin)
The Dessoff Choirs is one of New York City’s leading choruses, and is known for pioneering performances of choral works from the pre-Baroque era through the 21st century. To schedule an audition, contact auditions@dessoff.org. For more information on The Dessoff Choirs, visit www.dessoff.org.
The Peace of Heart Choir  20160706 (updated 7/6/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan
Peace of Heart Choir, directed by Robert René Galván, is a non-profit volunteer chorus 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 Fall 2016 will be held on Thursday evening, July 28, Saturday afternoon, August 6, and Thursday evening, August 11. To schedule your audition, please contact us at 347-829-7642 or peaceofheartchoir@gmail.com.
Essential Voices USA  20160706 (updated 7/6/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) will hold auditions for their volunteer singers, for their 2016-2017 season, on August 24, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. The group will sing four performances this fall, with the New York Pops, on the Carnegie Hall Subscription series (Lerner and Loewe; two holiday concerts; family concert). In the spring, EVUSA will sing in a Composer Speaks performance at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. E-mail Jared Glazer, audition coordinator, at auditions.evusa@gmail.com to schedule an audition. Singers should prepare a classical song or aria and a musical theater selection; they will be asked to sight read at the audition. For further information, visit www.essentialvoicesusa.com.
Parish Choir of Saint Vincent Ferrer and Saint Catherine of Siena  20160624 (updated 6/24/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
The volunteer choir of the Parish of Saint Vincent Ferrer and Saint Catherine of Siena sings for the Sunday 10:00 AM Family Mass at Saint Catherine’s from September through the Feast of Corpus Christ. A simple Sunday morning rehearsal at 9:00 AM allows for a small time commitment from its members. For any singer interested in learning about Gregorian chant and traditional Catholic repertoire, this is ensemble is for you! James D. Wetzel is Director of Music and Organist. For information, e-mail jamesdaviswetzel@gmail.com.
The Greenwich Village Chamber Singers  20160621 (updated 6/21/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Auditions for membership in The Greenwich Village Chamber Singers for its 40th anniversary season will be held on the evenings of Tuesday, August 2, Wednesday, August 3 and Tuesday, September 6, at St. John’s in the Village, 218 West 11th Street, New York, NY.

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.

Upcoming concert information: Friday, December 16--40th Anniversary Holiday Concert, Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY; March 2017--to be announced; June 2017--Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem (with The Choral Society of the Hamptons).

We are currently auditioning experienced singers in all voice parts. Space in our alto section is extremely limited, but altos with solo-quality voices are encouraged to apply. To arrange an audition, please send an e-mail to info@gvcsingers.org or call 646-543-9605.
The Heart of New Jersey Chorus  20160621 (updated 6/21/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Millstone Township, NJ
The award-winning Heart of New Jersey Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International performs four part a cappella barbershop harmony at public and private events and at their annual show. The group is directed by Jeanne Elmuccio. Visit the chorus on a Wednesday evening to learn more about our audition process. Prospective members may learn about the chorus, mingle with our members and experience the fun of rehearsals before auditioning. For more information about joining the chorus call 609-469- 4537, e-mail HONJ.membership@gmail.com or visit us at www.HONJ.org.
Jersey Harmony Chorus  20160621 (updated 6/21/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Princeton, NJ
Under the direction of Kat Britt, the chorus boasts members from Mercer, Somerset, Middlesex, Ocean and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. Membership includes women of all ages and represents a wide range of occupations and backgrounds. Their repertoire includes popular ballads, lively uptunes, jazz, patriotic, blues, a wide variety of music that's fun to sing and fun to listen to.

They meet weekly for rehearsal on Monday evenings at Griggstown Reformed Church, 1065 Canal Road, Princeton, at 7:15 PM. The essential requirements for membership are the ability to carry a tune and the time to attend weekly rehearsals. All women are eligible to audition for membership. Please visit the JHC website at www.jerseyharmonychorus.org. For more information about membership, contact Carole Auletta, 732-236-6803.
Greenwich Choral Society  20160615 (updated 6/15/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Old Greenwich, CT
The Greenwich Choral Society, celebrating over 90 years of excellence in choral music, is holding open auditions on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 14 starting at 6 PM, as well as on Saturday, September 10 and 17 starting at 10 AM. Singers are needed for all voice parts, particularly tenors.

The Greenwich Choral Society, a 125-voice experienced volunteer chorus, sings a broad repertoire of classical music. Musical plans for 2016-2017 include a traditional holiday concert featuring works for chorus, brass and harp (December 3 and 4), Schubert’s Mass in G with the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra (January 21 and 22), Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Stamford Symphony Orchestra (March 4 and 5), Bizet’s Te Deum and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria (May 6).

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.
Camerata d'Amici  20160613 (updated 6/13/2016) 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 2016-2017 season beginning September 8th. 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 2016-2017 season includes three concerts: a Christmas concert on December 11, a midwinter concert on February 26, and a year-end spring concert on May 21. 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 26 and 27, 2016 or by appointment. Persons interested in joining the group should contact Kristin Sponheim at conductor@cameratadamici.org to arrange an audition. Visit our website, www.cameratadamici.org, or find us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Canticum Novum Singers  20160613 (updated 6/13/2016) 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 44th 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 (25-40 singers) performing both standard repertoire spanning six centuries as well as masterworks with orchestra. Of the 700 singers who have sung with us in over 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.

2016-2017 season:
  • September 21, 2016: Guest appearance, International Day of Peace Concert at Trinity Church Wall Street
  • December 11, 2016 at 3 PM: "A Canticum Novum Christmas," St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Katonah, NY
  • December 17 and 18, 2016: "A Canticum Novum Christmas," St. Ignatius of Antioch, NYC. Works by Schütz, Musgrave, Pärt and traditional carols arranged by Willcocks and Rutter
  • May 13 and 21, 2017: The 6 Leipzig Bach motets at St. Ignatius of Antioch
  • June 3, 2017: Appearance at ChoralFest USA -- A Celebration of the Diversity of Choral Music in America
The Cecilia Chorus of New York  20160603 (updated 6/3/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown East
The 160-voice Cecilia Chorus of New York, led by Music Director Mark Shapiro, has been performing in New York City for over a century. Members love our fast-paced, humorous rehearsals, our high musical standard, our "thrilling" (theaterscene.net) performances, and the caring warmth and good nature of our community. We particularly seek alert, dedicated singers interested in musical insight and growth. Auditions are by appointment throughout the summer, beginning June 6.

2016-17 will include concerts in Carnegie Hall in December and May, and an additional performance in March. Our exhilarating, innovative programming pairs classic music with new compositions:
  • A Bach Family Christmas. Carnegie Hall on December 10. J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, and beautiful music by other members of the extended Bach family; plus a commissioned comic intermezzo, The Indignant Bassoon, from Jonathan Breit, about an episode in which Bach quarreled with a musician.
  • Oedipus the King, on March 12. A major new work for chorus and instruments by The Brothers Balliett. With The Deviant Septet and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella.
  • Brahms Requiem and Garden Among the Flames, a commissioned work by Syrian-Polish composer Zaid Jabri on a Sufi text by Ibn-Arabi, with additional text by Yvette Christianse.
Please visit us at ceciliachorusny.org. To schedule an audition, please contact us at ceciliachorusny.org/audition-request/ or call us at 646-638-2535. We look forward to meeting and hearing you!
Greater South Jersey Chorus  20160602 (updated 6/2/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Haddonfield, NJ (near Philadelphia)
Auditions for Greater South Jersey Chorus will take place in the latter part of August 2016. Throughout 2016-17 the chorus will celebrate its twenty-five years of choral music in South Jersey. Under the fine artistic direction of Dr. Christopher Thomas, GSJC is a community chorus of approximately 80 voices singing diverse SATB repertoire in the fall and spring. We are located just outside of Philadelphia and rehearse on Monday nights at Grace Church in Haddonfield, NJ, close to the PATCO train station and major roadways.

For more information and to schedule a specific audition date and time, interested singers should go to www.greatersouthjerseychorus.org. If you have any questions, please e-mail our auditions coordinator at auditions@greatersouthjersey.org.
Jackson Heights Community Chorus  20160519 (updated 5/19/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Jackson Heights, NY
The Jackson Heights Community Chorus is a growing, all-volunteer SATB chorus that rehearses and performs in the Jackson Heights area of Queens. Singers are not restricted to Jackson Heights; all are welcome. The chorus focuses on the wonderful, diverse, multi-cultural community that gives Jackson Heights its unique place in NY. Music ranges from show tunes to Americana to holiday songs, as well as some Spanish songs. Our wish is to incorporate the varied community cultures into our chorus and into our repertoire. Singers are not required to audition but must have some choral experience. Sopranos and tenors in particular are needed. The Chorus meets Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Renaissance Charter School. Please contact director Juan Valencia if interested at 917-200-5779.
Sirens of Gotham  20160516 (updated 5/16/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hell's Kitchen
Looking for a one-of-a-kind a cappella experience? Join Sirens of Gotham!

Based in the heart of Manhattan, Sirens of Gotham is a fresh take on women's a cappella. Performing a variety of genres ranging from barbershop to contemporary pop to classical to vocal jazz, the Sirens take pride in performing all kinds of a cappella music.

Want to check us out? The Sirens rehearse every Thursday night from 7:30 to 10:00 at Metro Baptist Church, 410 West 40th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues). Visitors are always welcome to watch and listen! Please e-mail us at info@sirensofgotham.org if you plan to stop by -- we'd hate to be rehearsing off-site and miss you!

What's the audition process? A three-night series designed to provide an opportunity for prospectives to learn about the organization, mix and mingle with the current members, experience a rehearsal and prepare for your audition! All prospective members must attend all three nights of the audition process in order to be considered for the ensemble.

Next audition series: June 2016 (start times subject to change). Prospective Night: Thursday, June 9 at 8:00 PM; auditions: Thursday, June 16 from 6:30 to 10:00 PM; first rehearsal: Thursday, June 23 from 7:30 to 10:00 PM. Please check sirensofgotham.org/join for the latest information. Ready to audition? Visit sirensofgotham.org/join for more information and audition materials!

Sirens of Gotham has accomplished much since its establishment in November of 2011 and has grown exponentially since February 2013, when the ensemble became a chartered chapter of the world's largest music education organization for women: Sweet Adelines International (SAI). Since then, the Sirens have become the SAI Region 15 Division A Champions, taken third place in the 2015 New York Harmony Sweepstakes, appeared on multiple televised broadcasts, starred in a television show, performed in various world-renowned venues, produced their own live performances, and successfully hosted multiple fundraisers.
Twin County Chorus  20160509 (updated 5/9/2016) 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 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 for a 4-week free trial, starting June 9, 2016. Come sit in on our rehearsals and learn about membership. For more information, call Bobbi at 516-983-2128, e-mail diva@twincountychorus.com, or visit our website at www.twincountychorus.com.
Schiller Institute Community Chorus  20160502 (updated 5/2/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown West
The Schiller Institute will present Mozart's Requiem this September in honor of the victims of the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001. This incredible last work of Mozart is an appropriate offering in memorial for the almost 3000 people who died that day. We also present it as a tribute to the families of the victims, many of whom have fought tirelessly for justice against the perpetrators of those evil acts. Choruses from around the country will converge for a large concert.

We seek several sopranos and altos (tenors, too!) who wish to participate in the rehearsal process and concert(s). Our chorus will also be working on several American Negro Spirituals, which will be presented at smaller concerts over the summer.

Here is our most recent concert: www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=BycCymMdS54.

We meet every Thursday 6:30-8:00 PM in the Lincoln Center area. Amateurs and professionals alike are welcome! As Friedrich Schiller identified, "It is through beauty that one proceeds to freedom." Helga Zepp-LaRouche, wife of economist Lyndon LaRouche, founded the Schiller Institute over 30 years ago to fight for the beauty of mankind. All rehearsals and concerts are done at the Verdi scientific tuning of A=432 Hz.

Please call or e-mail for more information. If you choose e-mail, please include a good contact phone number, so we can talk. Please call Margaret at 646-509-5451 or e-mail margbg@hotmail.com.
Brooklyn Schiller Institute Community Chorus  20160502 (updated 5/2/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Red Hook (Brooklyn)
The Schiller Institute will present Mozart's Requiem this September in honor of the victims of the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001. This incredible last work of Mozart is an appropriate offering in memorial for the almost 3000 people who died that day. We also present it as a tribute to the families of the victims, many of whom have fought tirelessly for justice against the perpetrators of those evil acts. Choruses from around the country will converge for a large concert.

We seek several sopranos and altos (tenors, too!) who wish to participate in the rehearsal process and concert(s). Our chorus will also be working on several American Negro Spirituals, which will be presented at smaller concerts over the summer. The Schiller Institute has several choruses in the New York area, all of which will come together for this great event. Brooklyn is our newest chorus, so now is great time to jump in!

Here is our most recent concert: www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=BycCymMdS54.

We meet every Wednesday 7-8:30 PM in the Red Hook area. Our chorus director also gives a class in solfege and music-reading before chorus 6:30-7:00 PM, which everyone is welcome (not required) to attend. Amateurs and professionals alike are welcome! As Friedrich Schiller identified, "It is through beauty that one proceeds to freedom." Helga Zepp-LaRouche, wife of economist Lyndon LaRouche, founded the Schiller Institute over 30 years ago to fight for the beauty of mankind. All rehearsals and concerts are done at the Verdi scientific tuning of A=432 Hz.

Please call or e-mail for more information. If you choose e-mail, please include a good contact phone number, so we can talk. Please call Margaret at 646-509-5451 or e-mail margbg@hotmail.com.
The Babylon Chorale  20160418 (updated 4/18/2016) 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 over 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 or two we also sang at Carnegie Hall, a Long Island Ducks game 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, September 12, 2016 and Monday, September 19, 2016 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 (you are encouraged to rehearse with us); auditions will be held around 8:45 PM. Bring two copies of sheet music of a selection of your choosing; any style of music -- you will use our accompanist. Auditions may include some vocalizing and sight-singing. Please arrive early to complete an auditions form. For further information, contact 516-795-1022 or 631-804-5673; or e-mail thebabylonchorale@gmaill.com. Feel free to view our website at www.babylonchorale.org.
The Stonewall Chorale  20160412 (updated 4/12/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Village
The Stonewall Chorale, the nation's first gay and lesbian chorus, is devoted to singing the great classical repertoire and an array of music from all periods and styles. We love to sing and are committed to excellence... and we also have a lot of fun. Our goals are to enrich people's lives through performing wonderful choral music, and to nurture and celebrate the community that we create together. We are open to LGBT-friendly folks, as well!

We have a limited number of openings for singers with quality musicianship skills for the conclusion of our 39th season. Our upcoming Pride Concert will feature music by Chris deBlasio, Meredith Monk, and a world premiere by Seth Bedford about the history of Cherry Grove, Fire Island.

For more information, or to schedule your audition, please e-mail auditions@stonewallchorale.org.
Vocal Heights  20160315 (updated 3/15/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Vocal Heights, a New York-based semi-pro co-ed SATB a cappella singing group holding auditions for a bass. Previous a cappella experience is required, and you must be able to sight-read. Vocal percussion experience is a plus.

Founded in May 2002, Vocal Heights performs a wide range of music, with an emphasis on contemporary pop/rock (from Tom Petty to Weird Al to John Lennon) and original songs. There are opportunities for solos, as well as for songwriting and arranging. We are a small but social group, and we're serious about having fun and making good music. We perform in and around New York City (venues include Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden Theater) and compete regularly in the Harmony Sweepstakes (winning Best Original Song in 2007 and 2010). Check us out at www.vocalheights.com.

Vocal Heights rehearses every Monday evening in Manhattan from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Please be sure that you can meet regularly at these times before you reply. If you are interested, please e-mail your name, voice part, and previous singing experience (including styles of music you enjoy) to info@vocalheights.com. Please write "Vocal Heights Audition" in the subject line, and include a phone number where we can reach you for more information.
Canticum Novum at Christ Church  20160315 (updated 3/15/2016) 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 third 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. 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.
Renaissance Street Singers  20160307 (updated 3/7/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chelsea
New members are always welcome, especially altos; 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
Turtle Bay Music School Community Chorus  20160201 (updated 2/1/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown East
The Turtle Bay Music School Community Chorus, led by Shadi Almasri and pianist Gene Rohrer, 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. For information, call 212-753-8811 x213 or e-mail register@tbms.org.
St. Joseph's Parish Choir  20160128 (updated 1/28/2016) 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.
Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus  20160115 (updated 1/15/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus continues to celebrate its 60th year and is now looking for new singers for its Spring 2016 Concert, including works by Haydn, Brahms, Schumann, Puccini, Lerner and Lowe and Bernstein. For more information e-mail us at brooklynphilharmoniachorus@gmail.com or leave a message on our automated line, 718-907-0963.

The Chorus will hold an Open Call on Tuesdays on January 19 and 26, 2016 and February 2 and 9, 2016 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.
Long Island Consort  20160115 (updated 1/15/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Little Neck, NY
One of the oldest Chinese-American amateur choirs in the New York City area, the Long Island Consort promotes cross-cultural friendship and understanding through our concerts.

Its repertoire combines the best of Chinese and western classical and pop choral music in a unique blend of traditions. Singers of all abilities and voice ranges are welcome, and no prior choral experience is assumed. Non-Chinese singers who are interested in Chinese music are also encouraged to join. For information, call 917-533-9348 or to inquire in Mandarin, call Renee Liu at 516-375-8698.
The Collegiate Singers  20160112 (updated 1/12/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
The Collegiate Singers of NYC is recruiting singers. We are a welcoming chorus that does not require an audition.

You may have sung recently, or not sung in years. You may sight read, or not. All we ask is that you carry a tune and be devoted to making beautiful choral music with us. We sing a mostly classical repertoire, and give two full concerts yearly with professional accompaniment and soloists. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:45 PM at the Collegiate School at 260 West 78th Street. If you love to sing and enjoy the companionship of fellow music lovers, won't you consider joining us?

Rehearsals are open to interested singers. Just contact Jenny Hunt at 202-644 2121 or at jennifer.hunt@rutgers.edu so we know you're coming.
Children's Jazz Choir of NYC  20160112 (updated 1/12/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown West
The Spring 2016 session of the Children's Jazz Choir of NYC begins on January 24. We invite your child(ren), ages 5-11, to join us! At the Children's Jazz Choir of NYC, kids learn about jazz, vocal technique, performance and more. As we are a relatively small choir, singers get a lot of attention and solo opportunities. We have a few choir options: Sunday afternoons, Wednesday mid-day or Thursday afternoons. All rehearsals are in Hell’s Kitchen (Manhattan). For further information, please contact Heidi at jazz@holisticvoicenyc.com.
Broadway at 92Y Chorus  20160107 (updated 1/7/2016) 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, June 26 at 2 PM. The chorus has limited openings for committed singers; experience is preferred, but not essential. New chorus members are required to audition on March 3.. Continued membership in the chorus is subject to review. To schedule an audition, please call 212-415-5580. 13 Sessions: $290. First session: Thursday, March 17, 2015, 7-9 PM at the 92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street. Thirteen sessions with director Mary Feinsinger.
Forest Hills Choir  20160107 (updated 1/7/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Forest Hills
The Forest Hills Choir is planning for its Spring 2016 season. Director Todd Wachsman is looking for new voices in all sections. Please call Todd at 646-431-0820 or contact him at todd.wachsman@gmail.com for further information and/or to arrange for an audition.

The FHC Spring Concert will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 4 PM and will include Maurice Duruflé's Requiem. 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 resume January 19. Semester dues for the Forest Hills Choir are $75. Contact the FHC at theforesthillschoir@gmail.com.
Down Town Glee Club  20160104 (updated 1/4/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lower Manhattan
Thinking about getting back to choral singing? Never sung with a group before? We may be just what you're looking for. We're a user-friendly male chorus that has been performing American popular music for close to 90 years. Beginning with traditional choral music, we expanded our programs to include songs from every decade up to the present. Our audition process has a vocalizing, repertoire, and sight reading section, and should last not more than five minutes. Interested candidates are welcome to visit us on any Tuesday beginning January 19, between 6:00 and 6:30 PM at St. Margaret's House, 49 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM. Easily accessible by A, E, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 trains. Call 516-248-7549 or write osterbergg@aol.com.. Spring Concert May, 2016.
Jazz Choir Reading Sessions  20151231 (updated 12/31/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan
We're looking for "a few good men" to join our reading sessions. The sessions are designed to be an evening of serious fun, giving singers the opportunity to read new music and providing a place for arrangers and composers to hear their work. The group is composed of friendly, congenial musicians that love group singing and take joy in jazz harmonies well sung.

I include info about our sessions below. If you're interested, why not come to one of our sessions and see what we're about. E-mail me, Jacques Rizzo, at jbrizzo@optonline.net with a brief note on your background including reading ability and the vocal part you sing. I look forward to hearing from you.

About the sessions. . . I started vocal jazz reading sessions in 1999 for musicians in the New York City metropolitan area. We meet the second Tuesday of each month, 7:30-10:00 PM, from September through June on East 11th Street between Broadway and University Place. As we only meet once a month, the group is limited to good readers. Most make their living from music. . . singing, playing, teaching or some combination of the above, but capable amateurs also attend. We read through a short warmup to set the sound for the night and a half dozen arrangements during the two and a half hour session, singing each chart a few times, with a break for refreshments and chitchat halfway through. We sing all sorts of things, not just jazz. I usually arrange something new each month and every session has other writers who bring in their work. The sessions are in a sense workshops, and all are welcome to bring arrangements to run through with the group.

I've been writing for and directing jazz choirs for forty-plus years. I have several hundred arrangements published by Warner Brothers, Carl Fischer, Columbia/Screen Gems, Chappell, etc., a text on reading jazz published by Alfred which originated as my doctoral dissertation, presented clinics at NAfME, ACDA, and other conventions, conducted Region and Area honors groups, and served as adjunct faculty at Rutgers and William Paterson Universities. From eighteen to twenty-four singers attend each session (people miss due to gigs, traveling, etc.). We¹re always open to adding good musicians. We don¹t conduct auditions. . . good musicians just join the group.
Rockville Centre Choral Society  20151230 (updated 12/30/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lynbrook, NY
The Rockville Centre Choral Society is seeking new members (especially more men) and welcoming back our former members. We are a small community group who sing a variety of songs for our Spring concert on May 14, 2016. Rehearsals and auditions begin Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:30 PM. St. James UMC, 11 St. James Place, Lynbrook, NY 11563. For information call 516-354-3931 or e-mail rvcchorus@gmail.com..
Accord Treble Choir  20151230 (updated 12/30/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Accord Treble Choir is seeking low alto voices to add 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. We are currently preparing a program for performance in May. Auditions will be held throughout January (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.
The Art Mob  20151230 (updated 12/30/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Greenwich Village
The Art Mob, a downtown a cappella ensemble, is auditioning for all voice parts for our upcoming season, with concerts May 20-22. A reasonable ability to sight-sing and an outstanding ability to blend in a small ensemble are the qualities we are seeking.

Formed in 1979, the Mob is devoted to singing a varied and eclectic repertoire of songs ranging from 18th-century shape-note hymns through Victorian-era parlor songs, Tin Pan Alley pop, jazz standards and more. Our singers collectively choose each season's program, and we write many of our own arrangements.

Please contact our music director, Brent Frederick, brent@brentfrederickmusic.com, to arrange an audition. Visit our web site, www.artmob.org, to learn more about the group. We'd love to hear from you!
Downtown Voices  20151205 (updated 12/5/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lower Manhattan
Downtown Voices is a new Trinity Wall Street semi‐professional choir made up of adults from the New York metro area and members of the professional Choir of Trinity Wall Street. Upcoming auditions will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016. It is directed by Stephen Sands and begins its inaugural season in 2015. Downtown Voices will rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 PM through June 2016.

Downtown Voices will have three concerts in its inaugural season. The first will be Benjamin Britten's St. Nicolas in the sanctuary of Trinity Church on December 27, 2015, as part of Trinity's annual Twelfth Night Festival. The second concert will be on March 20, 2016 (Palm Sunday), and will feature James MacMillan's Seven Last Words from the Cross. The final concert of the season will feature Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in June 2016.

Downtown Voices is made up of the best professional and non-professional singers in the New York metro area. As such, the music programmed will be of a high level and require volunteer participants to have a certain level of musical ability upon joining the choir. Upcoming auditions will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016. Visit DowntownVoices.net to learn more and request an audition.
Ten and Change  20151104 (updated 11/4/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown Manhattan
Beginning Tuesday, November 10, we will be holding auditions for new members! We are in need of first tenors and basses so priority is to fill those spots.

If you would like to audition, please submit our audition form here: goo.gl/forms/XBjk6A3JsH.

Ten and Change has performed throughout NYC at venues such as Arlene’s Grocery, The Bitter End, The Duplex and more. In March, Ten and Change (listed under the alias Spare Change due to a limited number of available singers) took home second place at the New York Regional Harmony Sweepstakes. Ten and Change is a fun group of guys who love to sing, and have fun doing it. We look forward to meeting you! If you have any questions, please e-mail us at 10andchange@gmail.com.
Greater Nassau Chorus  20151103 (updated 11/3/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Baldwin, NY
Greater Nassau Chorus has just come back from an exciting vocal competition, placing in the top ten finalists in the world at the Las Vegas International Sweet Adelines Competition in Las Vegas. GNC has opened auditions in all four female voice parts and is holding an open house to welcome prospective members on Tuesday, November 17, at the United Methodist Church of Baldwin, 881 Merrick Road, Baldwin, NY 11510 from 6:45 to 10 PM. For more information, e-mail membership@greaternassauchorus.org or call 516-238-2748.
Lush Tongue  20151015 (updated 10/15/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
Lush Tongue is an improvisational women's vocal a cappella ensemble whose repertoire consists of originals and an eclectic, globally multicultural array of classic and contemporary music from female composers.

We are welcoming new members to Lush Tongue! Auditions will be held Tuesday, October 20 at 2:30 PM. E-mail us at lushtongue@gmail.com if you would like to audition. You will receive an e-mail confirmation with location details. You MUST send an e-mail to guarantee being seen. Beatboxers, extended technique vocalists and multiphonic singers are strongly encouraged to audition.

We will have open rehearsals on Tuesdays 12:30 PM to 2 PM in Manhattan, with added rehearsals on Saturdays from 2 PM to 6 PM on an as-needed basis, at my home in Brooklyn. Some pay.

Here are the criteria for determining who would be the best fit for Lush Tongue.
  • You are a woman who loves to sing.
  • You have a passion for illuminating women's musical creativity.
  • You have a compelling voice.
  • You blend well with other vocalists.
  • You listen to and sing in a wide range of styles.
  • You embrace being courageous, dynamic, fluid, intuitive and vulnerable as an improviser.
  • You are receptive and flexible to the evolving nature of the ensemble.
  • You embrace public singing and heavy audience interaction. You enjoy being seen and you enjoy seeing the beauty in others.
  • You have a high level of commitment, in which Lush Tongue is your primary musical project.
  • You have daytime schedule availability, and flexibility with your weeknights and weekends.
Bring water, a warmed-up voice and a favorite song from a woman composer for you to sing a cappella.
Amor Artis  20151002 (updated 10/2/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side and Soho
The Amor Artis Chorus, led by Artistic Director Ryan James Brandau, 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 well with others. The choir sings 3 or 4 concerts per season, most with the all-professional Amor Artis Chamber Orchestra. There is one weekly rehearsal on Thursday evenings, usually on the Upper West Side, and additional rehearsals are held as needed before each concert. For more information, please e-mail us at music@amorartis.org or visit www.AmorArtis.org.
Island Hills Chorus  20150920 (updated 9/20/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday, Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hauppauge, NY
Our chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International and has been in existence since 1964. This is testimony to the love and joy found in a cappella women's barbershop, which we sing with joy, friendship and lots of humor as we work on our craft. We embrace and welcome new members.

Do you love to sing? Then The Island Hills Chorus Invites you to join them at Guest Night on October 8, 2015, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM at the IBEW Hall (come around back to blue awning), 370 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY. Come for an evening--stay for a lifetime. Call Madeline Nelson at 631-261-6747 or e-mail madnelson@verizon.net.
Chelsea Song  20150915 (updated 9/15/2015) 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.
Christ Church Bordentown Choir  20150912 (updated 9/12/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bordentown, NJ
Christ Church Choir is part of the music ministry at Christ Church in Bordentown, NJ. The choir sings as part of the 10 AM Solemn Mass each Sunday morning as well as feasts of the church year. We also sing evensong services and concerts as appointed. Our repertoire focuses on music of the English Church, in particular that of the Renaissance period. All voice parts are welcome. Contact Choirmaster Stephen Bearse for further information at 201-321-3364 or e-mail sbearse@ccbtown.com.
Urban Kantorei  20150910 (updated 9/10/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown Manhattan
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 activities and intentional social opportunities for its membership. The conductor is Dr. James M. Meaders.

Rehearsals are held each Tuesday evening, 7-9 PM at Metro Baptist Church, 410 West 40th Street. The first rehearsal of the fall season is Tuesday, September 22. If you are interested, please contact urbankantorei@gmail.com or visit www.UrbanKantorei.com.
Metropolitan Greek Chorale  20150909 (updated 9/9/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
The Metropolitan Greek Chorale is now welcoming new members for our annual Christmas concert "Angels We Have Heard On High" featuring music inspired by angels. Selections will include the New York premiere of Alan Hovhaness's cantata Glory to God, several Cherubic Hymns from the Orthodox repertory and selections from Handel's Messiah. All voice parts are welcome.

Join us at one of our open rehearsals on the following dates: September 13, 2015, 3:00-6:00 PM; September 20, 2015, 3:00-6:00 PM; September 27, 2015, 3:00-6:00 PM. We rehearse on Sundays 3-6:00 PM at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 302 West 91st Street (at West End Avenue), New York, NY. 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.
Sing We Enchanted  20150908 (updated 9/8/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Pleasantville, NY
Sing We Enchanted (SWE), a mixed a cappella ensemble of 10-12 singers has an immediate opening for one tenor. 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 an interest in blending with 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 concert season (September, 2015-early June, 2016). 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 Pleasantville is accessible by train (Metro North). Singers are paid a modest honorarium for concerts. To audition, please contact Nell Macdonald, artistic director, at singwe@gmail.com.
Elision Vocal Ensemble  20150903 (updated 9/3/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Elision Vocal Ensemble was formed in 2011 by a handful of singers who got to know each other over the years, singing in various choral groups that make up New York's thriving vocal music subculture. The group performs an ambitious range of a cappella chamber works, from Renaissance to Contemporary music, around New York City. And while its members are amateur singers, most have strong musical backgrounds. For its first two seasons, it was conducted by Robert Isaacs. Now, the group is conducted by countertenor Timothy Parsons.

We're searching for a soprano 1, tenor 1 and baritone. It's a smallish group (we’re hoping to get up to 16 singers this season), so we’re looking for people with a good blend, strong sense of pitch and excellent sight-singing skills. Rehearsals take place Monday evenings in a member's large UWS apartment, so the atmosphere is easy-going, but the commitment to high-quality music-making is paramount! For information, contact Jeff Lunden at JeffLunden@msn.com or 718-783-6289.
The Jubilee Chorus  20150902 (updated 9/2/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan
The Jubilee Chorus invites you to sing! Let us praise the Lord together, and proclaim a message of hope, healing and spiritual freedom through music. Jubilee Chorus is a volunteer choir that nurtures the development of musical skills and other God-given gifts.

If you are passionate about music and passionate about making music with others; seeking a robust and diverse Christian fellowship; and you have experience with singing, and musical performance--Jubilee Chorus is a great fit for you!

We are planning an exciting 2015-2016 season with lots of opportunities to serve God through an awesome repertoire and 6 concerts already programmed. Our first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, September 15, from 7 to 9 PM at 244 Rehearsal Studios, 244 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Just show up! Music will be provided. Want to know more about us and our ministry? Go to www.jubileechoir.org/ and get connected! Also, you can send an e-mail to nyc.jubileechorus@gmail.com with any questions, thoughts or just to say "hello." We would love to hear from you!
The Glass Menagerie  20150901 (updated 9/1/2015) 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 32nd season. Requirements include recent choral experience and good sight-reading ability. Auditions for the fall semester, in preparation for the December 12 holiday concert, will be held on Tuesday, September 8 (5:00-7:00) at the Little Red Schoolhouse. Rehearsals begin September 10 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.
Voices of Gotham  20150831 (updated 8/31/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hell's Kitchen
Voices of Gotham Guest Night, Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:15 PM. Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:30 to 10:30 PM at Metro Baptist Church, 410 West 40th Street, Hell's Kitchen, NY. Auditions are on-going throughout the year, but our Guest Night is a great place to start!

Looking for a choral ensemble to join? Miss those good old college a cappella days? Do you just want to sing amazing arrangements at a high level of excellence? Join one of NYC's premier male a cappella ensembles, Voices of Gotham, on September 10 for our semi-annual Guest Night!

Wondering what sort of music we perform? We sing a wide variety of songs across multiple genres, from Broadway showtunes to bar songs, pop classics to songs straight from NYC's very own Tin Pan Alley. We also compete in an annual worldwide a cappella chorus contest. Check out our past performance on the International competition stage here: youtu.be/HN-i3hRUMfk. Immediately after the September 10 event at 10:30 PM, we invite you to join us at our "afterglow" (celebration!) to eat, drink and sing at our favorite local bar! Don't drink alcohol? There will still be great food and singing!

But wait-- joining the Facebook event is not enough! Please register so that we can prepare rehearsal materials for you in advance at www.voicesofgotham.org/guest-registration-form. Please plan to arrive at 7:15 PM, as we'd like to have a chance to get to know each other before rehearsal begins at 7:30.

Voices of Gotham is an award-winning chorus specializing in the rich musical tradition of barbershop harmony. The 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. Currently ranked 6th in the world by the Barbershop Harmony Society, VoG is recognized as one of the leading show choruses in the world. The chorus is dedicated to constant improvement and regularly invites highly-respected professional music and presentation coaches to refine and elevate their 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. Learn more at www.voicesofgotham.org/.
Church of St. Teresa of Avila Choir  20150831 (updated 8/31/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Summit, NJ
Singing a diverse range of sacred choral music to enhance the celebration of the Sunday Mass and Holy Days. Please be in touch. We'd be happy to hear from you. Rehearsals Thursday evenings 7:30-9:15 PM in Summit, NJ. For information, contact director Louis A. Scarpa at lscarpa@stteresachurch.org or 908-273-6975 x108.
Rhinebeck Choral Club  20150831 (updated 8/31/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Rhinebeck, NY
The Rhinebeck Choral Club invites all Hudson Valley adult voices and folks who love to sing, to come and join our club this season. Join on Wednesdays, September 16 and 23, 7:30 PM at Archcare at Ferncliff Nursing Home Auditorium, 21 Ferncliff Drive, Rhinebeck NY 12572. For information phone Dale at (845) 849-5865.
St. George's Choral Society  20150827 (updated 8/27/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Union Square
St. George's Choral Society audition, Fall 2015, Wednesday, September 9, 6 PM at St. George's Chapel, Rutherford and 16th Street. Fall Program: Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music (sung by chamber group); Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 in B-flat major, "Lobgesang", opus 52. Visit www.stgeorgeschoralsociety.org/join/ for audition registration.
Oratorio Society of Queens  20150824 (updated 8/24/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Flushing
Rehearsals start for Handel's Messiah. Auditions are at 7:00 PM on Mondays, September 14 and September 21. Reservations are required. The Oratorio Society of Queens (OSQ), under the artistic direction of Maestro David Close, is coming together to prepare for their new singing season. If you pass the audition, you go directly into rehearsals that night!

The OSQ rehearses every Monday evening (Fall and Spring) from 7:45 to 10:00 PM in Temple Beth Sholom (in the FSG Hall) at 172nd Street and Northern Boulevard in Flushing. Singing with our chorus is an excellent opportunity to create beautiful music with others and meet a wide range of people. We invite you to join our outstanding community! The Oratorio Society of Queens sponsors a Student Choral Program that offers talented high school and college students the opportunity to sing and perform with OSQ. OSQ will be rehearsing Part I of Handel's Messiah, Gloria by Randall Bass, plus many favorite Christmas carols and Chanukah songs. For additional information on rehearsals and concerts, call 718-279-3006 or visit www.queensoratorio.org.
Bay Area Chorus  20150824 (updated 8/24/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bayport, NY
Chorus begins rehearsal on September 9, 2015, 7:30-9:30 PM at James Wilson Young Middle School, Bayport, NY. Upcoming concert on November 22 features the Bach Magnificat and music of the holiday season.

Rehearsals are every Wednesday night from 7:30 to 9:30. New members welcome. No auditions are necessary. For additional information: www.baffa.org or 631-589-7343.
The Choral Society of The Moriches  20150820 (updated 8/20/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Mastic Beach, NY
The Choral Society of The Moriches, Inc. is a community-based adult choir comprised of people who love to sing, some pros and most not. The Society has been in existence since 1937. The Choral Society performs Handel's Messiah every December. We are excited to begin our 79th season under the new direction of Mrs. Kamilla Ozman.

The Choral Society of The Moriches will begin rehearsals on Monday, September 21 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at William Floyd High School, 240 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach, NY (Suffolk County). Our rehearsals are every Monday (with the exception of October 12--Columbus Day) until our first concert December 11. Dues are $40 for first-time singers. We use the G. Schirmer's Messiah score.

Our group is in need of talented basses and tenors, but of course, sopranos and altos are most welcome. No need to audition for the choir, only for solo opportunities.

The dress rehearsal for our concerts will be Wednesday, December 9 at 6:30 PM at St. Louis de Montfort RC Church, 75 New York Avenue, Sound Beach, NY 11789. Concerts will be Friday, December 11 at 7:30 PM at St. Jude RC Church, 89 Overlook Drive, Mastic Beach, NY 11951; Sunday, December 13 at 3 PM at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 40 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978; and Sunday, December 20 at 4 PM, St. Louis de Montfort RC Church, 75 New York Avenue, Sound Beach, NY 11789.

For more information, visit www.moricheschoral.org or e-mail moricheschoral@gmail.com.
The SymphoNYChorus  20150819 (updated 8/19/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
Now seeking new members to join us for the 2015-2016 season! We are currently auditioning singers and orchestra musicians. We are looking for all voice types and instruments!

The SymphoNYChorus is a faith-based community of vocalists and instrumentalists committed to sharing the message of God's love with musical creativity, passion, and excellence. Our music spans across the genres -- gospel, contemporary, classical, Broadway, spirituals and more! We put on two major productions a year, one at Christmas and a themed concert in the spring. Throughout the season we perform concerts from our regular repertoire in churches around the tri-state are with most performances being on the weekend. We also just finished recording a new album, due to be released this fall!

We are led by our conductor and artistic director Henric Idestrom who came to New York after concluding an eight-year tenure as Chair of the Arts at Rocky Mountain College in Calgary, Canada. While at RMC he conducted numerous productions and produced six recordings, two of which won SHAI Gospel Music Awards in 2007. He was then honored in 2008 with the Gospel Music Association’s Covenant Award for Choir Album of the Year. Henric received his Masters in Conducting from Azusa Pacific University in California.

TSC rehearses on Monday evenings in Midtown Manhattan. We are a group committed to excellence and seek singers and musicians of a high-caliber. We also expect a high-level of commitment to our weekly rehearsals and scheduled performances. If you are interested, please follow the link (www.thesymphonychorus.squarespace.com) and fill out the audition contact form and we will be in touch with audition information shortly. We hope to hear from you soon!
NJWOMENSONG  20150819 (updated 8/19/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Flemington, NJ
Attention singers! Did you know that singing has health benefits that are both physical and psychological? NJWOMENSONG, created by Hillary Colton and Rosemary Nagy, is holding auditions for its third season. This choir is a nonprofit ensemble designed for women who share a passion for choral singing. Auditions will be held on Wednesday evening, September 2 in the Hunterdon Central Regional High School Choir Room in the Music Building. The school address is 84 Route 31, Flemington, NJ 08822. Please call 908-720-0267 or e-mail njwomensong@gmail.com to schedule an audition time.
Gotham Rock Choir  20150819 (updated 8/19/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lower East Side, Midtown, Chelsea
Gotham Rock Choir, NYC's only Rock, Pop and Soul choir (recently featured on NBC's "Today" backing up multi-platinum recording artists The Tenors), seeks singers of all vocal parts for its upcoming season, running from September to December. GRC repertoire includes pop/rock songs from the 60s to today, made famous by artists such as Queen, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Bon Jovi, 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. Now in our 6th year, GRC attracts a diverse group of singers of various skill levels and backgrounds who come together for the sheer joy of making music together. We've performed at Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, the NYC Veterans Day Parade, The Knitting Factory, etc. Rehearsals once a week, on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 PM on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Culminating concert in December at an off-Broadway theatre. Please e-mail GothamRockChoir@gmail.com or see our website at www.GothamRockChoir.com.
Hunter College Choir  20150815 (updated 8/15/2015) 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 27 (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." Reptertoire for fall 2015: Handel: Messiah (Part One) and other works TBD.

Rehearsals: Evening Section rehearses Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 PM, starting Thursday, August 27; Day Section rehearses Monday and Thursday, 1:10-2:25 PM, also starting Thursday, August 27. (Audition only on August 27 or September 3 or by arrangement) In addition to the regular rehearsal scheduled above, one or two additional rehearsals will be scheduled, with a concert in December. 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 212-772-5537 or contact paul.mueller@hunter.cuny.edu.
Southern Connecticut Camerata  20150813 (updated 8/13/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Norwalk, CT
The Southern Connecticut Camerata is an auditioned chamber chorus which specializes in the performance of rarely-heard a cappella works from the late Medieval, Renaissance and Modern eras. Approaching its 60th season, SCC continues to challenge its singers to delve the depths of an exciting and broad repertoire with the purpose of fostering the musical growth of each of its members. Rehearsals are a place of enthusiasm, camaraderie and musical curiosity. Upcoming concerts will feature works by Morales, Guerrero, Josquin, Machaut, Stravinsky, Górecki and Pärt.

We are actively seeking skilled singers of all voice types. To schedule an audition, please contact our director, David Recca, via e-mail at auditions@sccamerata.org. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:45 in Norwalk, CT. For more information, please visit sccamerata.org.
Taghkanic Chorale  20150812 (updated 8/12/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Yorktown Heights
The Taghkanic Chorale invites men and women of all ages to kick off the 2015-2016 concert season by singing "Russian Christmas," a program of musical masterworks of Russian tradition. Songs by well-known composers Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Pärt as well as lesser-known greats Kastalsky, Chesnokov and Bortniansky are all included in this inspiring program. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 8 at 7:30 PM for concert performances on December 5 and 6, 2015.

Rehearsals are open during the month of September with no obligation to join. The second program of the season, "Mass with Brass," will feature Anton Bruckner's Mass No. 2 and select motets accompanied by brass and wind ensemble, with concert performances on May 14 and 15, 2016.

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 are looking to expand their horizons are invited to consider adding a new dimension to their singing by joining the Taghkanic Chorale.

The Chorale rehearses Tuesday nights from 7:30 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 Astoria Choir  20150810 (updated 8/10/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Astoria
Auditions for The Astoria Choir's 2015-16 season will be held on the evenings of September 8-9, from 7 to 9 PM, in Astoria. The Astoria Choir works to provide world class choral music experiences to singers and audiences in the community of Astoria, Queens, in New York City.

The new season will feature major works by Bach, Mozart, Schubert and Brahms, among others. 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.
New Jersey Choral Society  20150806 (updated 8/6/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgewood, NJ
The New Jersey Choral Society (NJCS) is an ensemble of auditioned, volunteer 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. Members of NJCS come from a diverse array of backgrounds, from recent graduates of major collegiate choruses to those who are returning to singing after some time away from it, from music educators to professional singers. We are a community of musicians who share a common goal of making great music in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

We are looking for experienced choral singers with strong sight-reading skills who are able to meet the NJCS rehearsal and performance schedule. Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings (7:30-10:00 PM) in Ridgewood, NJ throughout the concert season (September to June). Choral performance weeks include additional rehearsals.

If you an experienced singer seeking passionate community spirit, excellence in music and imaginative programming, please contact us to arrange an audition! Audition requirements: a prepared solo from oratorio, art song or musical theater; scales (major, minor, chromatic and whole-tone); pitch memory drills; intervals; sight-reading.

Our next audition cycle starts in late August for the 2015-2016 season. Auditions are by appointment only. E-mail music@njcs.org and provide your name, voice part, contact details and choral singing experience, or call 201-379-7719 and leave a message for the audition coordinator.
Schola of St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Parish  20150731 (updated 7/31/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Currently hearing auditions for permanent bass (or baritone) and alto (or countertenor) positions and for all voice parts for the sub-list. The Schola Dominicana is a 10-voice professional ensemble that sings for the 12:00 noon Mass every Sunday (10:00 AM call) from September through Corpus Christi (May 29, 2016) 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. Sight-reading skills are essential. Contact Director of Music James D. Wetzel at jamesdaviswetzel@gmail.com or at 412-951-7441 to schedule an audition. The Church of Saint Catherine of Siena (Roman Catholic) is located at 411 East 68th Street in Manhattan, east of First Avenue.
Teaneck Community Chorus  20150727 (updated 7/27/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Teaneck, NJ
The Teaneck Community Chorus is seeking tenors and basses to join its ranks for the 2015-2016 concert season. The Chorus has an exciting season which will feature a winter concert theme "We Shall Shine: A Concert for Women of the World," and the Spring 2016 concert will showcase the musical Chess, in concert format. Rehearsals begin Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 7 to 9 PM at the Ethical Culture Society, 687 Larch Avenue, Teaneck, NJ. For more information, please contact Sue Akiska at 201-836-2934.
St. John's Choristers  20150722 (updated 7/22/2015) 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 4:00 to 5:00. For information, contact director Gordon King at Gordon@stjvny.org or 973-851-6385.
Brooklyn Sweet Adelines Chorus  20150722 (updated 7/22/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Dyker Heights
Openings are available in all voice ranges in this women's chorus singing a cappella music, barbershop style. If you value the joy of singing chord-ringing music, you are invited to attend one of our rehearsals as a guest. At your second rehearsal, you will be given materials to prepare for an audition, along with information about out supportive audition process. For more information, or to arrange a visit, please write to brooklynchorus@gmail.com.
Concord Singers  20150719 (updated 7/19/2015) 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 2015 holiday concert begin Monday September 14. For more information, contact info@concordsingers.org or visit www.concordsingers.org.
Oratorio Society of New York  20150608 (updated 6/8/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Open chorus auditions for all voice-parts for the 2015-2016 season will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2015 and Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Appointments are necessary. Please write to auditions@oratoriosocietyofny.org to schedule and to get location information. (Please note these auditions are for chorus members, not soloists.) More information is available at oratoriosocietyofny.org/membership-auditions.html.

2015-2016 concert season (at Carnegie Hall unless otherwise noted): Monday, November 2, 2015, Filas Requiem; Monday, December 21, 2015, Handel Messiah (Mozart orchestration); Thursday, February 25, 2016, Mahler Symphony No. 8 in collaboration with Manhattan School of Music at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; Monday, May 9, 2016, Haydn Lord Nelson Mass, Merryman Jonah. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings on the Upper East Side of Manhattan from September to June.
First Presbyterian Church of Freehold Chancel Choir  20150520 (updated 5/20/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Freehold, NJ
The FPC Chancel Choir sings on Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM from September thru June. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM at the church at 118 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ. In addition to regular Sunday morning services, the choir also sings annually at Carnegie Hall on the fourth Monday in November for the presentation of "Christmas in New York." Special Carnegie rehearsals are also held. The choir is open to all. For information, contact director John Cavicchio at john@johncavicchio.com or call 732-430-0312.
The Workshop  20150514 (updated 5/14/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Flatiron
The Workshop A Cappella is an NYC-based, semi-professional co-ed a cappella group made up of singers in our 20s and 30s. We rehearse weekly in the Union Square area, and perform throughout the year at gigs and charity events. We are currently accepting audition submissions for basses and soprano 1s! If you are interested in auditioning, please e-mail theworkshopnyc@gmail.com and include your name, voice part you are auditioning for, and a video of you singing a verse and chorus of a song of your choice (no show tunes, please) in a cappella. Please showcase your low range (basses) and high range (soprano 1s). Video submissions are due by May 29 at midnight. We can't wait to hear from you! Please like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/theworkshopnyc.
Amuse  20150502 (updated 5/2/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Various *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
A women's ensemble of 8-12 singers where every voice matters. Our focus is a cappella music written for treble voices drawn from the sacred and secular classical repertory, ranging from medieval chant to new commissions. We have a three concert season with programs in early October, early February and mid-June. We do other concerts as the opportunity arises. We do not rehearse weekly, but have six rehearsals in the three weeks prior to each concert . Singers should have strong reading skills as well as a willingness to work hard on the music prior to our first rehearsal and between rehearsals. We offer solo and one-on-a-part ensemble opportunities in most program for those with right experience. If interested in auditioning, please visit our website www.amusesingers.org to learn more about how we work and to download our audition packet.
Unsettled Scores  20150428 (updated 4/28/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Gramercy
A brand-new community choir of about 50 members, specializing in rock and pop music, seeks tenors and bases. We begin rehearsals May 6, and plan three self-produced concerts during the year, as well as other community performances. E-mail unsettledscoreschoir@gmail.com to arrange an audition. Members range in age from 17 to 60, and in experience from beginning to seasoned pro.
Manhattan Girls Chorus  20150417 (updated 4/17/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
Auditions for the 2015-2016 season will be held at the following times: Saturday, May 30, 10 AM to 4 PM; Wednesday, June 3, 2 PM to 7 PM; Thursday, June 4, 4:30 PM to 7 PM. To arrange for an audition, contact Noelle McMurtry at noelle@manhattangirlschorus.org.

Auditions provide an opportunity to meet the director and learn more about the chorus. While our standards are high our process is friendly. Auditions are relaxed and informal. Please come prepared to sing a song of your choice. It is preferred that you do not sing a Broadway style selection. We ask that you provide a copy of your music for our pianist. Additionally, you will be asked to perform pitch-matching exercises and sight-read a couple pages of music. Your sight-reading does not need to be perfect. We simply need to have a sense of how quickly you can learn new music. The foundational skills of intonation and rhythm are crucial; however, the spirit you bring to the group, an enthusiastic love of singing, a strong commitment, and a willingness to contribute to the greater good of our community and vision are also of the utmost importance. We hope to unite our voices and make a difference throughout the greater New York area.

Our goal is to instill healthy vocal technique, sight-reading skills and musicianship literacy resulting in high quality performances of varied repertoire that reflects the diversity of MGC's members.

The Manhattan Girls Chorus is a nurturing community of young women grades five through twelve from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds seeking an extraordinary music education and opportunities for performing excellence. In addition to helping each singer realize her full musical potential, we encourage mentoring relationships with women in the arts and other professions. Self-esteem, confidence and leadership skills are cultivated through a community of love, respect and support. Our hope for every young woman is for her to develop a lifelong passion for singing, serving others and bringing her inner beauty to the world.
New York Cabaret Club  20150415 (updated 4/15/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
Hey, we have been looking for you! Come sing with us! New York Cabaret Club is a small cabaret troupe devoted to reimagining modern pop, rock and funk classics in hour-long revues at hot New York cabaret venues.

If singing makes you happy, you are welcome to our group -- whether you are a veteran of the stage or you mainly sing in the shower. But the standard is high; good ears and a willingness to learn are essential!

We rehearse weekly on Mondays with our crew of all ages and backgrounds. We work in 12-week cycles, culminating in a show featuring large group numbers alongside intimate (2-4) member songs. NYCC also meets regularly during the cycle with our 5-piece band to complete the sound of the show. Founded in December 2013, NYCC recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, and has produced over six shows around New York City. For information, contact nycabaretclub@gmail.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The New Haven Chorale  20150331 (updated 3/31/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: New Haven, CT
Love to sing? Become a part of a community of passionate singers! The New Haven Chorale holds both scheduled auditions in the early fall and auditions throughout the year by individual appointment with the music director at a mutually agreeable time. Singers of all voice parts are encouraged to call the Chorale business office at 203-776-SONG (7664) or e-mail business@newhavenchorale.org for an audition. Those new to the area or unfamiliar with the Chorale are invited to sit in at rehearsals on Monday evenings 7-9:30 PM at Hamden Plains United Methodist Church, 15 Church Street, Hamden, CT. Please visit our website at www.newhavenchorale.org for information including the Chorale's audition schedule, past and upcoming performances, community activities and lots more.
Huntington Men's Chorus  20150315 (updated 3/15/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Huntington, NY
The Huntington Men's Chorus invites all men interested in singing with us to attend a rehearsal or call us for more information. Rehearsals for our Spring concert begin in early January and continue every Wednesday evening until our concert the first Saturday of May. We begin rehearsals for our Fall concert in early September and continue each Wednesday until our concert the first Saturday of December. Rehearsals begin at 7:30 PM and are held in the chorus room at Huntington High School, Oakwood and McKay Roads, Huntington, NY. Please join us. Acceptance into membership is by audition, but it does not require the ability to sight read. For further information, or to get started, please call the HMC at 631-HMC-SING (631-462-7464), e-mail us at anything@HuntingtonMensChorus.org or visit www.hmcsing.org..
Big Apple Chorus  20150302 (updated 3/2/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
The Big Apple Chorus, NYC's longest-running men's a cappella group is hosting their Guest Night, Monday, March 16, 2015. Location is at Norman Thomas High School, 111 East 33rd Street, New York, NY. Singing and refreshments. Contact info@bigapplechorus.org.

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.
The University Glee Club of New York City  20150206 (updated 2/6/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Men with choral experience are invited to rehearse, and audition for membership, with the University Glee Club of New York City, Thursdays, 6:45 to 8:45 PM, at the Society for Ethical Culture Building, 64th Street and Central Park West through February 26, in preparation for two concerts in May. For further information, visit our website at www.ugcofnyc.org or call 917-445-2966.
Rainbow Chorus  20150126 (updated 1/26/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** 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 Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 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.
The Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island  20150102 (updated 1/2/2015) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Merrick, NY
The Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island will be holding auditions for H.M.S. Pinafore on Tuesday, January 20 at 8 PM and Thursday, January 22 at 7:30 PM at Chatterton School in Merrick. Please prepare 20 bars in the style of Gilbert & Sullivan in English and bring resume and sheet music. For more information please contact tshyngle@snickersnee.com or visit gilbertandSullivanli.com.
Shirah: The Community Chorus of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades  20141219 (updated 12/19/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Tenafly, NJ
Shirah is a Community Chorus singing Jewish choral music in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Ladino under renowned conductor Matthew Lazar. Rehearsals begin January 27 at 7:30 PM and are held on Tuesday evenings at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Thurnauer School of Music in Tenafly, NJ. There will also be an orientation after the rehearsal on January 27. We welcome all voice parts (SATB) and we perform at several concerts a year! For more information, e-mail shirahmgr@gmail.com or visit www.shirah.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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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/.
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.
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!
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
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*** 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Silver Sustaining Member
*** 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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.