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OceanairesOceanaires  20191210 (updated 12/10/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Tom River, NJ
We are a chorus of 20+ men and have been a licensed chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1957. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 10 PM at the New Life Church, 700 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753. Ritchie Lavene is the director. We provide vocal instruction, sheet music and audio tracks for all members.

We welcome all visitors during rehearsal and are presently looking to increase our bass section due to recent attrition. Our auditions include "pitch matching" in your range and asking you to sing any common song you know (Happy Birthday would work). Interested singers can visit us on Facebook or visit our website at www.oceanaires.com. For more info, call 732-451-4838 or contact Business Manager Alan Wagner at 732-793-8128 or alwags100@gmail.com.
Sirens of GothamSirens of Gotham  20191210 (updated 12/10/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown Manhattan / Hell's Kitchen
Performing a variety of genres from barbershop, to contemporary pop, to classical, to vocal jazz, Sirens of Gotham takes pride in performing all kinds of a cappella music with precision and heartfelt artistry. The ensemble has accomplished much since its establishment in November 2011, but has grown exponentially since February 2013, when Sirens of Gotham became a chartered chapter of Sweet Adelines International (SAI).

Since then, the Sirens have claimed the title of SAI Region 15 Division A Champions three times (first in 2015, again in April 2017, and most recently in May 2018), taken 3rd place in the 2015 New York Harmony Sweepstakes, and last October, made their international competition debut at the 2018 Sweet Adelines International Harmony Classic barbershop chorus competition in St. Louis, MO, where they won 1st Place Division A and 1st Place Overall! In addition to their extensive barbershop experience, they have appeared on multiple televised broadcasts, starred in a television show, and performed in a variety of world-renowned venues.

To learn more about us and our audition process, visit our website at www.sirensofgotham.org.

We rehearse every Thursday night from 7:15 to 10:00 PM, at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School (120 West 46th Street between 6th and 7th 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!

The prospective member process occurs in three phases: Guest Nights, Audition Night and a Welcome Rehearsal. We hold these prospective cycles 2-3 times a year. In order to be eligible for an audition, you must attend at least one Guest Night to complete a preliminary vocal diagnostic.

Our next cycle begins in January 2020!

How does the process work?
  • Step 0: Submit a Guest Registration Form at www.sirensofgotham.org/guest-registration-form to let us know you're interested.
  • Step 1: Complete a Vocal Diagnostic | January 9 and 16
    A vocal diagnostic is a required preliminary step to audition. We offer slots for a diagnostic on two Thursdays at the beginning of January (before rehearsal). Its purpose is to get a first impression of your voice, your aural skills and identify your vocal range. For this diagnostic we ask you to prepare a 16-bar cut of any song of your choice (any genre). Should you be invited to audition, you will be assigned a voice part and receive learning material for the audition. Sign up for a diagnostic on our website.
  • Step 2: Practice | January 9, 16 and 23
    We invite you to make use of our Guest Month and visit as many rehearsals as possible to get to know the chorus, get a feel for our culture, see how we work, and to practice your audition music in and after rehearsals. Attendance at one rehearsal is required, but we encourage two or all three!
  • Step 3: Audition | January 30
    Auditions are 15 minutes long and include singing through the audition music (sung a cappella in a quartet) and an aural learning activity with members of the Music Team.
  • Step 4: Welcome Rehearsal | February 6
    On the Thursday following auditions, new members will be welcomed into the chorus with a binder of our current repertoire and an assigned mentor to support them as they navigate their new journey with the chorus!
EmberEmber  20191209 (updated 12/9/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chelsea
Upcoming auditions: Wednesday evening, December 18.

Ember is an 8-part SATB ensemble for experienced singers who read music well. The ensemble stands out for its programming, which focuses on telling a meaningful story over the course of a full concert season. Artistic Director Deborah Simpkin King is well known for her new music advocacy and extensive collaboration with living composers.

Ember is now celebrating its 25th anniversary season. Throughout the season, Ember will explore through song what it considers a sociologically necessary move from the anger of our current times to the civility we know is a viable alternative.

The theme of the anniversary season is “Listening” -- listening to each other with civility; listening to our own internal voices, and those often considered to be “on the fringe;” listening to the earth and to the universe; considering what lessons we can learn as we heighten our awareness and ability to listen on multiple levels. Remaining concerts of the season will be on February 29/March 1 and May 16/17.

Ember holds auditions at the beginning of each concert cycle. Interested singers should reach out to us online at EmberEnsemble.org/auditions, via e-mail at auditions@EmberEnsemble.org or by phone at 888-407-6002 x3. We will follow up with an introductory call, and work with you to find a time to meet with our Artistic Director. While the performance standard for membership is high, what knits Ember together is the experience of music as a living, breathing thing, connected to our daily lives and filled with meaning. The Ember Family always welcomes new members who share this passion for storytelling through song.

Ember has moved its Tuesday-evening rehearsal location to the Opera America building, 330 7th Avenue (2-1/2 blocks south of Penn Station). Ember is unusual in its wide radius from which its singers hail -- and equally from NY and NJ. The new location, near Penn Station, was selected for its accessibility to singers from both states.

Auditions are held at Opera America and consist of vocalizing, singing a prepared aria, art song or show tune, and sight reading. Ember singers read music, and work with heightened ensemble discipline and flexibility to maximize expressive potential. Clear tone and excellent intonation are necessary for a successful audition.

Ember is a mix of professional and experienced avocational singers, and we welcome auditions from both. You must schedule an audition; walk-ins not accepted. Use the audition link above to schedule yours.
The Art MobArt Mob, The  20191205 (updated 12/5/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Greenwich Village, Midtown
Come to our concerts on December 13, 14 and 15. See www.artmob.org/next-concerts for details.

The Art Mob (16-voice SATB, a cappella) welcomes all voice parts, especially male voices.

Since 1979 the Art Mob has entertained audiences and ourselves with a quirky mix of outdated and unfashionable songs from a variety of ever-to-be-forgotten sources from the 18th through the mid-20th centuries. Bravely singing without instrumental backup (or sheet-music coverup), the Art Mob pounces on obscure pieces found in attics and tag sales, musty old hymnals and tattered choral books, offering listeners a taste of what life may have been like way back before smartphones and cat videos, when group singing was a popular form of entertainment. Plus, we’re good. Our music director, Brent Frederick, brings out the best in the singers and the songs.

IF YOU LIKE gospel, Victoriana, children's ditties, jazz, shape-note and Appalachian folk tunes, temperance songs as well as drinking songs, Tin Pan Alley as well as country songs, along with who knows what other styles;
IF YOU WANT TO write arrangements; collaboratively create programs; perform to a high standard with a tight group of dedicated musicians; tell jokes and enjoy yourself; forge a new link in a musical chain stretching back to the dim reaches of the 1980s;
CALL US (artmobauditions@gmail.com) and arrange an audition. A thousand telephone operators are standing by.

Hear us on SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/theartmob/albums.
Website: artmob.org. Facebook: www.facebook.com/artmobsingers/. Instagram: www.instagram.com/theartmob79/
City Bar ChorusCity Bar Chorus  20191130 (updated 11/30/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
Are you a singing legal professional (or soon-to-be legal professional), especially a tenor, baritone or low bass? If so, we’re looking for you!

Top 5 reasons to join the New York City Bar Chorus:
  1. We serve as goodwill ambassadors of the New York City Bar Association to bring the healing power of music to those who cannot easily access it. Over the past 26 years, our 100-voice ensemble has changed the public’s view of lawyers for the better, one performance at a time.
  2. We sing interesting choral arrangements spanning musical theater, jazz, pop/rock, spiritual/gospel and classical styles. Whether your prior singing experience has been in school/community classical chorus, sacred choir, contemporary a cappella group, musical theater or carpool karaoke, you’ll find lots to enjoy in our music. Listen to our demo: soundcloud.com/nycbar/new-york-city-bar-chorus-demo-2019-10-21-v4/s-MPk4E. Currently on the docket: songs from Hamilton | Dear Evan Hansen | A Star Is Born | The Band’s Visit | West Side Story | Ragtime, plus classics from Queen, Coldplay and The Beatles and much more.
  3. We rehearse three Tuesday evenings per month, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at a midtown Manhattan BigLaw firm — producing a pro-quality sound in <50% of the rehearsal time of other local choruses. Our rehearsal and performance schedules are designed to fit easily into busy legal professionals’ lives. We take the summers off!
  4. We perform at senior residences, nursing homes, centers for the visually impaired, cancer patient residences, rehab facilities, the elegant landmark NYC Bar headquarters, ABA annual meetings and even off-Broadway and at Carnegie Hall! For flexibility, you get to choose from among several outreach concerts in every performance cycle based on your date and location preferences.
  5. We connect with like-minded legal professionals and create social and business networking opportunities through music while giving back meaningfully to our community. Members also experience the proven stress-busting, camaraderie-building and health-boosting benefits of group singing. Read more in this recent front-page New York Law Journal article: documents.nycbar.org/files/NYLJ_CarnegieHall_NYCBC.pdf.
Have we made our case? If you practice or study law, 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 fill out our easy membership survey ASAP at www.surveymonkey.com/r/cbcauditionsurvey. Please visit and follow us at www.instagram.com/nycbarchorus | www.facebook.com/citybarchorus | www.twitter.com/nycbarchorus | www.citybarchorus.org
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor CollectiveC4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective  20191126 (updated 11/26/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown West
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective is holding auditions for all voice parts on Thursday, December 19 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 beforehand, 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 the.jen.wu@gmail.com by December 6 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 December 6 will reduce the chance of your being given a slot. Visit www.c4ensemble.org for more information about the group and audio samples.
United Choral SocietyUnited Choral Society  20191125 (updated 11/25/2019) 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. For further information and details, call Elaine at 718-945-4909 or e-mail ucsconductor@gmail.com .
New York City Master ChoraleNew York City Master Chorale  20191121 (updated 11/21/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
The New York City Master Chorale, a choral community dedicated to not only a social, inviting atmosphere but also performances of the highest caliber, welcomes auditions from experienced choral singers in all sections for our exciting February and May concerts, featuring Mozart's Requiem, David Lang's Little Match Girl Passion and more! Join a dedicated and congenial roster of singers in performing both classical and contemporary choral works in spectacular venues throughout Manhattan. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, December 4, and interested singers may write to info@nycmasterchorale.org to schedule an audition.
Central City ChorusCentral City Chorus  20191120 (updated 11/20/2019) 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 39th season, performs a wide range of a cappella and accompanied choral music by old and new masters, contemporary music and commissioned works. Our March concert will feature When David Heard by Eric Whitacre, Stabat Mater by Jonathan David and works by Dan Forrest, James MacMillan, Shawn Crouch, Daniel Gawthrop and Jake Runestad. Information about the rest of the season can be found on our website.

Led by Phillip Cheah, versatile performer and conductor in the New York City music scene, we rehearse Thursdays, 7:15-9:30 PM, from September to May 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, December 17 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 www.centralcitychorus.org.
Renaissance Street SingersRenaissance Street Singers  20191117 (updated 11/17/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chelsea
New members are always welcome, especially altos. On Sunday afternoons about twice a month we sing sacred Renaissance polyphony in public for whoever stops to listen. This is NOT a religious group! If you read pretty well and love this music, this may be the group for you. Our repertoire of 20 to 25 pieces changes gradually, but we keep the pieces we like best. Click on our name above to visit our website. To schedule an audition, write to john@streetsingers.org.
Greenwich Village Chamber SingersGreenwich Village Chamber Singers  20191116 (updated 11/16/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
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*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Auditions for membership in the Greenwich Village Chamber Singers for the second half of its 43rd season will be held on the evenings of January 8, 2020 and January 15, 2020 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 chamber choruses in New York City.

Upcoming concert information:
  • March 27, 2020: "Madrigals from Marenzio to Monteverdi" at St. Joseph's, 371 Sixth Avenue. Partsongs from Haydn to Hindemith and works of Landini, Verdelot, Gesualdo, Monteverdi, Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, Finzi, Hindemith and others.
  • June 27 2020: Bach: Mass in B minor (with the Choral Society of the Hamptons) in East Hampton (transportation provided).
Weekly rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:45 PM, plus one Saturday morning rehearsal for each concert.

We are currently auditioning experienced choral singers for all sections. The ability to sight read music at a basic level or better is a requirement for a successful audition. Openings in the alto section are limited to singers with solo-quality voices. To arrange an audition, please send an e-mail to info@gvcsingers.org including your name, e-mail, phone number, usual voice part, description of choral experience, description of any formal musical training (vocal or instrumental) and self-rating of your sight-reading ability. We will contact you promptly. Please free to e-mail us at the address above or call 646-543-9605 with any questions.
The Peace of Heart ChoirPeace of Heart Choir, The  20191112 (updated 11/12/2019) 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 the Spring 2020 season will be held on January 16, 2020. To schedule your auditions, please contact us at 347-829-7642 or peaceofheartchoir@gmail.com.
Music on the HillMusic on the Hill  20191108 (updated 11/8/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsal neighborhood: Wilton, CT
Community Children's Chorus: Inviting all children grades 2-8 in the greater Fairfield county area to join us in this group of young singers pulled from across school and geographic boundaries. Children learn about music fundamentals and perform with the Festival Chorus and Jubilate Ringers at our holiday concert December 13. No auditions required. Rehearsals Tuesdays 4:15-5:30 November 12-December 10 at WEPCO complex, 48 New Canaan Road, Wilton, CT. For more info, contact Artistic Director Ellen Dickinson at ellen@musiconthehillCT.org.

Festival Chorus: Inviting interested choral singers to join us as we prepare for our Holiday Concert, "Sounds of the Season," that will be on December 13. Rehearsals Tuesdays November 12- December 10, 7-9 PM at Music on the Hill at WEPCO, 48 New Canaan Road, Wilton, CT. No auditions required. David Connell, conductor. To register, visit www.musiconthehillct.org/register-for-festival-chorus.
Boricua College ChoirBoricua College Choir  20191028 (updated 10/28/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Friday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Washington Heights
We are a small community choir based at Boricua College's Manhattan campus. We perform a variety of musical styles in various languages, especially in Spanish. We rehearse Friday evenings from 6 to 8:30 PM at the Manhattan campus at 3755 Broadway (between 155th and 156th Streets).

We are currently working on our Christmas Concert to be held this December 20, 2019 at the Boricua College Bronx campus. At this moment we are auditioning altos, sopranos and especially tenors and basses. Contact president Yvett Goa at 917-324-6163 or argy75.rgs@gmail.com.
Brooklyn Contemporary ChorusBrooklyn Contemporary Chorus  20191024 (updated 10/24/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Fort Greene/Clinton Hill (Brooklyn)
Come sing Messiah with us! Rehearsals begin October 7 at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church at 7 PM. For more information, visit our website at www.brooklyncontemporarychorus.org.

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.
The Rockland CamerataRockland Camerata, The  20191023 (updated 10/23/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Pearl River, NY
The Rockland Camerata is looking for a few good men (and women) to sing with us. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:30 PM at the Rockland Conservatory of Music, 45 South Main Street, Pearl River, NY. Our musical director and conductor is Matthew Rupcich. We are currently preparing for our winter concert of international choral music in late January. Please contact us at (845) 641-9432 or by e-mail at inforocklandcamerata@gmail.com. Our website is www.rocklandcamerata.org and our Facebook page is www.facebook.com/Cameratasinging/.
Greater Nassau ChorusGreater Nassau Chorus  20191017 (updated 10/17/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Baldwin, NY
Learn to sing a cappella right here on Long Island! The international award-winning Greater Nassau Chorus, Long Island's premier women's barbershop chorus, invites women of all ages and backgrounds from across Long Island and the Tri-State area to audition on all voice parts. With a repertoire that includes popular standards, Broadway show tunes, contemporary music and rock, we are a barbershop chorus for the modern era.

We are holding open auditions in all four female voice parts for our upcoming competition season. Rehearsals take place Tuesdays at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1375 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 from 6:45 to 10 PM. For more information, e-mail membership@greaternassauchorus.org or call Kim at 631-838-6973.
Harmony Singers of WayneHarmony Singers of Wayne  20191016 (updated 10/16/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Wayne, NJ
The Harmony Singers have resumed rehearsals on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM for our spring concert to be held on Sunday, December 8. Ability to read music and experience in singing choral parts is preferred. This professionally-directed community chorus rehearses every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Schuyler-Colfax School, 1500 Hamburg Turnpike (in the cafeteria), Wayne, NJ. Membership information is available at www.HarmonySingersNJ.org.
Rockefeller Center SingsRockefeller Center Sings  20191015 (updated 10/15/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
Join Rockefeller Center Sings, a new singing group at Rockefeller Center starting this fall. Unwind after a day in the office to sing songs that uplift the soul and spread joy. Songs reflect the seasons, heritage of Rockefeller Center and the diversity and energy of New York City.

This inclusive workshop, led by vocalist Nilusha Dassenaike, asks participants to be willing to join in and connect with their voice, mind, body and breath, and to experience the power of group singing. No singing experience is necessary.

Rockefeller Center Sings is an ongoing series and attendance is requested at every session:
  • Wednesday, October 16, 6.30-8 PM
  • Wednesday, November 6, 6.30-8 PM
  • Wednesday, November 20, 6.30-8 PM
  • Wednesday, December 11, 5:30-7 PM
Workshops culminate with a performance under the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree on Wednesday December 11, 7 PM. The performance is free and open to the public – invite your friends and family! Sign up by e-mailing Rockefellersings@gmail.com.
Here to SingHere to Sing  20191011 (updated 10/11/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown Manhattan
Here to Sing is an inclusive, accessible, non-audition choir that sings a wide variety of songs from the 60s to today. Our music directors create their own song arrangements and we have performed everything from Lady Gaga and Sara Bareilles to Hall & Oates and a seven-minute Journey medley. We cultivate a supportive environment for a range of musical skill levels and provide listening materials to help members solidify their confidence whether or not they can read music.

Our Fall/Winter season is closed to new members though we will start our next season in January 2020. We meet Tuesday evenings 7-9 PM in the midtown area. There will be opportunities to perform the material we learn together in a final concert for your friends and family.

Our strength is our focus on community and making that bond stronger through music: a NYC Choir for All. We believe that our many voices make us all very different people, but together, through song, we have one heartbeat. In addition to weekly rehearsals, we have hosted music workshops, karaoke events, a picnic and a festival with team building activities and open-mic sessions. We have also showcased our members in their own small group musical collaborations.

If you'd like to join us for a social event, for a single rehearsal, or for a full season, visit www.heretosing.com to sign up.
AmuseAmuse  20191011 (updated 10/11/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Various *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Amuse Singers is a small women’s vocal ensemble embarking on our 17th season. Our repertoire is a combination of the old and the new, ranging from sacred music to contemporary commissions. As a small ensemble of 10-15 singers, Amuse offers the opportunity for experienced choral singers to make a significant contribution to the sound and color of our collective voices. We are currently seeking all voice parts, especially low altos.

We perform three concert cycles per year in October, February and June in Manhattan and Brooklyn. All rehearsals take place on the UWS of Manhattan. We do not have a traditional weekly rehearsal schedule, but, instead, meet intensively for 6-7 rehearsals prior to our concerts. Strong sight-reading ability is helpful, but not required as long as singers are willing to prepare their music in advance. Interested singers should reach out to us at amuse@amusesingers.org to request an audition. Trans women, non-binary and gender non-conforming folks are encouraged to join us. Auditions are ongoing. More information about us can be found on our website at www.amusesingers.org.
Broadway at 92Y ChorusBroadway at 92Y Chorus  20191011 (updated 10/11/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Sing classic songs from American musical theater, stage, and screen and take part in our end-of-semester 25th Anniversary Concert (public performance) in Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y on Sunday, March 1 at 12:30 PM. The Broadway at 92Y Chorus has limited openings for committed singers; experience is preferred, but not essential. New chorus members are required to audition on October 24. Continued membership in the chorus is subject to review. To schedule an audition, please call 212-415-5580. 13 sessions: $295. First session: Thursday, October 31, 2019, 7-9 PM at the 92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street. With director Mary Feinsinger.
Brooklyn Outlaw ChorusBrooklyn Outlaw Chorus  20191007 (updated 10/7/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Fort Greene
We are a community of singers who have fun making great music together. Our repertoire includes classical, folk, and pop music from a range of musical traditions and centuries. We are currently auditioning for our 2019-20 season. For more information, e-mail brooklynoutlawchorus@gmail.com.
Richmond Choral SocietyRichmond Choral Society  20191003 (updated 10/3/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Staten Island
Richmond Choral Society is pleased to announce its move to a larger and centrally-located rehearsal space. Beginning on Monday, October 7 the group will be meeting at St. Patrick's Worship Center, 3560 Richmond Road in the Richmondtown section of Staten Island.

Richmond Choral is still accepting new members who wish to participate in our fall concert which takes place on Saturday, December 14 at 8 PM at The Church of St. Clare in Great Kills. The concert, entitled "Eternal Light," will feature the music of J.S. Bach, Thomas Gabriel and other composers.

Rehearsals are held from 7:30 until 9:30 PM on Monday evenings. For additional information please visit our website at www.richmondchoral.org; our Facebook page (Richmond Choral Society); or call us at 718-448-3656. You can also reach us by e-mail at info@richmondchoral.com.
New York City Community ChorusNew York City Community Chorus  20190930 (updated 9/30/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chelsea
Membership in The New York City Community Chorus is now closed until January.

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.

For more information, e-mail us at nyccommunitychorus@gmail.com; visit our website (nycccha.org) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NYCCCHA/); or call our founder and chorus director Jack Eppler at 212-475-2702.
Brooklyn Philharmonia ChorusBrooklyn Philharmonia Chorus  20190920 (updated 9/20/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus is now looking for new singers for its Winter 2019 Concert, featuring Giovanni Pergolesi's Magnificat, Herman Schroeder carols, and songs by Felix Mendelssohn and Solomon Rossi, as well as the Hallelujah chorus from Handel's Messiah.

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, September 24, October 1 and October 8, 2019 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, F and A lines). All voice parts are welcome. Student discounts available. We rehearse on Tuesdays 7:30-9:45 PM at the First Presbyterian Church.
Singers of Long Island (SOLI)Singers of Long Island (SOLI)  20190918 (updated 9/18/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Sayville, NY
Singers of Long Island (SoLI) is looking for a tenor and a bass for the upcoming season. Please send an e-mail to solichoirinfo@gmail.com for more information. We meet in Sayville on Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:45.
Lance Hayward SingersLance Hayward Singers  20190916 (updated 9/16/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: One Sunday afternoon plus three Monday nights *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
We are a 16-person, high-level group of singers from all backgrounds. What connects us is the fun of singing together, with material that ranges from jazz, to standards, to spirituals. We’re looking for several new members, and are holding auditions. We sing terrific, original arrangements. Rehearsals are once/week from September to the end of June, and we aim to perform two or three concerts per season.

Our group was formed more than 25 years ago, and has gone through multiple reincarnations. We sing for the joy of making music with other talented people, and creating a “sound.” We are currently looking for several new women as well as male voices. Some amount of reading skill is a huge plus. We rehearse the first Sunday afternoon of each month, and then tjhree Monday evenings. We each contribute $13 per month which pays the pianist.

If you have a good feeling for jazz, and enjoy singing with other talented people, please get in touch to set up an audition. E-mail Marx_Claudia@icloud.com or call 212-255-0553.
Hopewell Valley ChorusHopewell Valley Chorus  20190914 (updated 9/14/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Pennington, NJ
The Hopewell Valley Chorus invites interested singers to join them on September 9 and 16, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM for the first two rehearsals of their 60th season, Doors open at 7 PM. The rehearsals are open without charge to all interested members, and provide a perfect opportunity to meet Artistic Director Heather Mitchell and fellow singers. Dr. Mitchell will introduce the holiday concert repertoire including Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols and Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre. While new baritones and basses are especially sought this season, there are openings in all sections, and auditions are not required. E-mail hopewellvalleychorusmembership@gmail.com.
The Ridgewood SingersRidgewood Singers, The  20190911 (updated 9/11/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgewood, NJ
Singers, we'd like to meet you at our welcome social at 7:00 PM Monday, September 16 at The Cupola at Care One, 100 West Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus. After light refreshments, enjoy the open rehearsal at 7:30 PM and check out all the new music we'll be learning for our December 8 winter concert, with our cool music director Susan LaFever, with proficient accompanist Ryan Bridge. Each voice part has rehearsal CDs to practice between rehearsals. Please message us if you're coming! As of September 23, rehearsals will be from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Questions? Check our website at www.theridgewoodsingers.com or call Susan at 845-548-5887. E-mail: theridgewoodsingers@yahoo.com.
The Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long IslandGilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island, The  20190911 (updated 9/11/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Merrick, NY
The Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island is looking for adults and children to participate in their upcoming performance of A Gilbert and Sullivan Christmas Carol. We are a nonprofit organization, and none of its participants is paid. There are no dues or other membership fees.

Scripts, scores and staging books will be provided at no expense to performers; participants will dress primarily in black during the show, and will be asked to provide their own clothes for this purpose. Transportation costs are at the participants’ expense. (Note: Our performances are on behalf of the sponsors who have engaged us to appear on their behalf; there will be no comp tickets of any kind.)

Auditions for children will be held September 24, 2019 from 7:30 to 10:00 PM at Grace Episcopal Church, 23 Cedar Shore Drive, Massapequa, NY. Auditions will begin at 7:30 PM with an approximate 30-minute informational session for parents of auditioning children. Children will be asked to read a short passage of dialog and sing one verse of a song of their choosing. (Please bring sheet music for the song.)

Auditions for adults will be held September 26, 2019 from 7:30 to 10:00 PM at Lynbrook Baptist Church, 225 Earle Avenue, Lynbrook, NY. Auditions will begin at 7:30 PM and conclude before 10 PM; auditioners should expect to be there the entire time, and should arrive a few minutes early to fill out a simple form. Resumes and head shots will be accepted, but are not required. Auditioners should prepare one verse of an English-language song. They will also be asked to read a brief dialogue (not from the show) that will be presented to them at the audition, and to learn a simple dance step.

Rehearsals will be held in Merrick or East Meadow or Lynbrook on Tuesday or Thursday nights, from 7:30 to 10 PM from September through December. (A full rehearsal schedule will be released on October 8.) The first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, 10 September at 7:30 PM at the United Methodist Church of East Meadow.

Please visit gaslocoli.org or e-mail gayden.wren@snickersnee.com or call (516) 619-7416 for further information.
The Long Island Pride ChorusLong Island Pride Chorus  20190910 (updated 9/10/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Huntington, NY
The Long Island Pride Chorus's new season begins in September. Have you attended our concerts and always wondered if you could join our chorus? Well, if you can carry a tune and come to weekly Wednesday night rehearsals in Huntington, we know our friendly group is a place where your musical talents and confidence can grow. We’re looking for someone JUST LIKE YOU!!! No formal auditions required. We are a diverse group of people of varying ages and musical abilities who simply love to sing! Contact us at info@lipridechorus.org for more info.
Lux Mea Women's ChorusLux Mea Women's Chorus  20190910 (updated 9/10/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Lux Mea Women’s Chorus is a Manhattan-based ensemble that focuses on strengthening our community through music. It is said that we feel closest to one another when we sing together. We want everyone to have the opportunity to sing difficult music at a high level even if you have no experience. Join us!

Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at 125 Columbus Avenue. In order to perform with us, we ask that you commit to attend rehearsals consistently. Since this is our inaugural season, the only financial contribution is for sheet music and a small fee to pay for our accompanist and the performance venue. If you are new to reading music, or just need a little refresher, you are welcome to attend pre-rehearsal workshops beginning at 7:00 PM. For more information, visit luxmea.org.
Woodbridge Community ChoirWoodbridge Community Choir  20190909 (updated 9/9/2019) 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 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 $30 per year to cover the cost of music. Please come and join us!

For more information, please contact our president, Lori Miller, at president@woodbridgechoir.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WoodbridgeCommunityChoir.
Highland Park Community ChorusHighland Park Community Chorus  20190906 (updated 9/6/2019) 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 concerts. We are an adult secular SATB chorus in our 34th season that sings all types of music with an emphasis on classical. Rehearsals begin on September 9 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, September 9, 16 and 23 at 7:00 PM. For additional info, e-mail HPCChor@aol.com or call 732-828-9016.
Dalton ChoraleDalton Chorale  20190905 (updated 9/5/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
Past Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
The Dalton Chorale, under the direction of David Shuler, is made up of amateur singers, men and women, of all ages and all walks of life. The Chorale provides a welcoming and supportive environment, allowing members to grow in ability with excellent musical direction. We welcome new members, with or without affiliation to The Dalton School. The Chorale, now in its 28th season, performs sacred and secular compositions of the 17th to the 20th century featuring professional orchestra and soloists.

Our December 17 concert will feature Handel's Chandos Anthem No. 4 and Zelenka's Missa Omnium Sanctorum, which will be accompanied by orchestra. The latter work is packed full of everything that typifies Zelenka – cleverly constructed fugal choruses, dramatic harmonies that accentuate key moments in the texts and an unfailing feel for overall architecture. It is Zelenka’s final mass and one of his most uplifting. Most musicologists dealing with music of the Baroque period agree that the compositions of this long-forgotten musical giant approach or equal those of his contemporaries Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Telemann in their advanced use of counterpoint, their extreme demands on the players and singers, their ingenuity and resourcefulness, and their overall beauty.

Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings, 7:15 to 9:15 PM at The Dalton School, 108 East 89th Street. Our rehearsals on September 17 and 24 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.
Essential Voices USAEssential Voices USA  20190904 (updated 9/4/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA seeks experienced volunteer tenors and basses for two concerts: "A Frank and Ella Christmas" and "Find Your Dream: Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein" with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall; classical concerts in the spring of 2020. Singers are expected to attend all rehearsals, memorize selected concert music, pay membership dues and desire to become a part of a musical community. Members must be 18 years of age. E-mail auditions.evusa@gmail.com to schedule an audition.
Gotham Rock ChoirGotham Rock Choir  20190904 (updated 9/4/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lower East Side, Midtown, Chelsea
Gotham Rock Choir, NYC's original Rock, Pop and Soul choir, seeks singers of all vocal parts for its 10th Anniversary season, running from September to December 2019. Founded in 2009, GRC repertoire includes pop/rock songs from the 60s to today, made famous by artists such as Queen, The Beatles, Imagine Dragons, Pentatonix, Aretha Franklin, Ed Sheeran, 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, including our acclaimed "Unplugged" cabaret evenings which features our members performing their own favorite tunes.

GRC attracts a diverse group of singers of various skill levels, backgrounds and ages who come together for the sheer joy of making music together. We've performed as the backup choir for the National Tour of Rocktopia with Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) and Constantine Maroulis (American Idol), been featured on the "Today" show, backed up Universal recording artists The Tenors at their holiday show at Town Hall, and have performed at Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, the NYC Veterans Day Parade, The Knitting Factory and a host of other venues. Rehearsals once a week, on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 PM, with a culminating concert at an off-Broadway theatre. Please e-mail GothamRockChoir@gmail.com for more info or see our website at www.GothamRockChoir.com.
Bel Canto ChoraleBel Canto Chorale  20190904 (updated 9/4/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Wantagh, NY
We are inviting all singers, especially tenors and basses, to join us for our upcoming season! We will be performing: Handel Utrecht Jubilate, Handel Hallelujah Amen, Gounod Sanctus/Benedictus, Alleluia Brazilian Psalm, Messiah Christmas Suite, Vaughan Williams Festival Te Deum and Many Moods of Christmas (5 carols). Please visit our website for more information on joining Bel Canto Chorale. No audition necessary.

Important dates to remember: December 8, 2019 3:00 PM -- Winter Concert; March TBA, 2020 -- Annual "Our Favorite Things" fundraiser event; May 9, 2020 -- Spring Concert.

Our first rehearsal will be Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 7-9 PM. All are welcome!
Cantigas Women's ChoirCantigas Women's Choir  20190904 (updated 9/4/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hoboken, NJ
Hudson County’s Cantigas Women’s Choir is seeking women of all vocal ranges to join them for the Fall 2019 semester.

Interested singers are invited to join the first rehearsal of the season on Tuesday, September 10 at 7 PM at the Mustard Seed School, 422 Willow Avenue, Hoboken and/or the 8:15 PM social hour at Moran’s Pub, 501 Garden Street, Hoboken.

Under the tutelage of artistic director Hannah Carr, Cantigas is a diverse 40-person women’s choir that seeks to share the universal language of music. With musical selections hailing from countless countries across the world, each Cantigas season is a unique and wholly gratifying cultural experience for its members and their audience. The Fall season runs from September to December, culminating in a Winter Concert on December 14. With community outreach at the core of their mission, the choir has, in recent years, sung with inmates at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton, performed at Jersey City’s Big Read and Hoboken’s Night Out and caroled at the Alaris Nursing Home.

For membership-specific questions or details about joining Cantigas for the upcoming season, please contact membership-inquiries@cantigas.net. All voice types are welcome, but altos are particularly in demand. The Spring Semester runs from January through May.

For those unable to join but interested in becoming a supporter of the choir, consider attending the Winter Concert at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 440 Hoboken Avenue, Jersey City on December 14 at 7 PM. To learn more about Cantigas and how to get involved or donate to the choir, visit www.cantigas.net.
Montclair Community ChorusMontclair Community Chorus  20190831 (updated 8/31/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Montclair, NJ
Music Beyond Measure (MBM) would like to invite you to join the Montclair Community Chorus (MCC). The MCC is an 8-week choral project, based in Montclair, that brings the songs from MBM’s flagship program, The “Sing Your Story” Project to life. Since 2014, MBM has partnered professional musicians with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or child abuse to compose the lyrics and music to their own original songs. The MCC is a new initiative that will serve as a public performance extension of this project. The chorus will be composed of beginner to advanced singers from various backgrounds who will perform the songs written by survivors, as well as arranged versions of pop, jazz, gospel, or R&B songs meant to spark community discussions about trauma.

All rehearsals will take place Wednesdays at Unity of Montclair, 84 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ. For more information, e-mail tamara@musicbeyondmeasure.org or call 973-382-2146.
Warwick Valley ChoraleWarwick Valley Chorale  20190831 (updated 8/31/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Warwick, NY
The Warwick Valley Chorale is about to commence its rehearsals for the 2019 holiday season and will be preparing for three performances in December. The concerts, directed by Stanley Curtis and accompanied by Gail Johnson, will feature musical selections ranging from Henry Mollieone’s cantata A Christmas Celebration to Ed Lojeski’s choral revue of I Love Christmas, featuring many classic holiday favorites.

The group will begin rehearsals for its Fall 2019 season on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the Warwick Reformed Church at 16 Maple Avenue, Warwick NY. Registration begins at 6:30 PM. Rehearsals will follow from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. The Chorale cordially invites new members to join. Auditions are not required. Please visit the Warwick Valley Chorale website at www.warwickvalleychorale.org or facebook.com/warwickvalleychorale for further details.
Mendelssohn Glee ClubMendelssohn Glee Club  20190831 (updated 8/31/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
The Mendelssohn Glee Club of NYC is looking for men of all voice types in preparation for its December 2019 concert. The Club, a men’s chorus founded in 1866, rehearses Monday evenings on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Our concerts, which take place near Lincoln Center, are free and open to the public, and are followed by a champagne reception that includes snacks, raffles, and a sing-along.

To arrange an audition call conductor Gene Wisoff at 212-362-8550. For additional information go to www.mgcnyc.org.
Masterwork ChorusMasterwork Chorus  20190830 (updated 8/30/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chatham, NJ
The Masterwork Chorus will hold fall 2019 auditions on Wednesday evenings, September 11 and 18 at 7:30 PM at Chatham United Methodist Church (CUMC), 460 Main Street, Chatham, NJ. Tenors and basses are especially encouraged to join. Sight reading required; prior choral singing experience is highly desirable. Contact Don MacGowan at membership@masterwork.org to schedule an appointment.
The Choral Art Society of New JerseyChoral Art Society of New Jersey, The  20190830 (updated 8/30/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Westfield, NJ
Calling NJ choral singers to our 2019-2020 season!

The Choral Art Society of NJ begins its 2020 season and welcomes new prospective members on Tuesday evening, September 10 at Presbyterian Church in Westfield. We welcome singers in all voice parts, but tenors and basses are especially encouraged to join. Our 2020 concert season features in January, two performances of "Americana – a celebration of American music and composers," including Randall Thompson’s Frostiana, Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs and choral arrangements of Bob Dylan; and In May, Orff’s Carmina Burana, with double grand piano, thunderous percussion and professional soloists.

Singing with CAS – what you need to know:
  • Choral Art Society of NJ (CAS) – since 1963 -- is a community chorus dedicated to the study and performance of the choral literature. Under the direction of conductor Martin Sedek, the choir performs two concerts each year, usually with orchestral accompaniment.
  • CAS is an avocational ensemble. Auditions are not required,though singing and basic music reading ability is required. A hearing session will take place with the director to confirm voice part.
  • CAS is a dues-paying organization. Membership dues are $150 for the full year, plus the cost of music (approximately $20/concert).
The Choral Art Society rehearses in the choir room of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, 140 Mountain Avenue, Westfield, NJ on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 10:00 PM. Prospective singers are invited to attend the chorus’ first rehearsal on September 4 to participate and to observe music director Martin Sedek’s rehearsal style. More info at www.casofnj.com.
The Stop Shopping Gospel ChoirStop Shopping Gospel Choir, The  20190830 (updated 8/30/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Village
Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir, an award winning radical performance company based in NYC, is seeking one soprano and one tenor for December residency at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. We are a 40-voice volunteer choir, highly diverse, highly political very theatrical we sing mostly original music. Tours are paid, local gigs are not. Regular rehearsals Sunday evenings in the East Village. Find out more at revbilly.com and e-mail savitrid.nyc@gmail.com to schedule an audition.
Summit ChoraleSummit Chorale  20190830 (updated 8/30/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Summit, NJ
Summit Chorale, one of New Jersey’s oldest continuously running community choirs, will be holding auditions for its 111th season on Tuesday, September 3, and throughout the remainder of the month. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Dr. Thomas Juneau, the choir’s 2019-2020 repertoire includes Mozart’s Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, a fun-filled concert of Disney selections and much more.

Summit Chorale’s season will culminate in July with a trip to Ireland, its second international trip in three years.

Interested singers can audition on September 3. If unable to attend that night, they can sit in on any rehearsal and audition afterward. Rehearsals begin promptly at 7:30 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 587 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ. Details about membership and auditions can visit www.summitchorale.org/auditions.

Summit Chorale is a volunteer chorus. Membership includes recent college graduates, well-qualified amateurs and active professional soloists, ranging in age from their 20’s to 80’s. The chorale’s membership extends far beyond the Summit area with singers coming from many New Jersey communities. More information about the choir can be found at www.summitchorale.org.
The Babylon ChoraleBabylon Chorale, The  20190830 (updated 8/30/2019) 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 celebrating its 70th year. At nearly 100 members, our chorus represents singers from all over Long Island. Under Artistic Director Jared Berry, we are excited for this season when we will perform three diverse concerts in December, April and June. In addition, we recently sang at Carnegie Hall 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 from 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 Mondays, September 9 and 16, 2019 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) and 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 631-598-1721; or e-mail thebabylonchorale@gmaill.com. Feel free to view our website at www.babylonchorale.org.
Glen Ridge Congregational Church Chancel ChoirGlen Ridge Congregational Church Chancel Choir  20190828 (updated 8/28/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Glen Ridge, NJ
Come join an outstanding 25-voice choir, including five section leaders, 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 church is located at 195 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ. The first rehearsal of the new season is Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 8 to 10 PM in the Blue Room. We will begin with a time for food and socializing.

In addition to presenting two choral offerings each Sunday, the choir is the core of the Glen Ridge Choral Society and will be participating in:
  • Sunday, November 3, 10 AM: Dan Forrest Requiem for the Living with instrumentalists;
  • December 15, 3 PM: "Welcome Christmas!" – our annual holiday concert and carol sing with brass, handbells and percussion;
  • Sunday, April 26, 2020, 3 PM: "Happy Birthday, Beethoven!" featuring his Mass in C and an assortment of the master’s beloved melodies.
We welcome new members in all sections. 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 SocietyGlen Ridge Choral Society  20190828 (updated 8/28/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Glen Ridge, NJ
This enthusiastic community chorus of 40-45 members is dedicated to performing great choral masterpieces. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 8 to 9 PM 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 2019-20 season is Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 8:00 PM in the Blue Room. We will begin with a time for food and socializing.

Concert opportunities for 2019-2020 include:
  • Sunday, November 3, 10 AM: Dan Forrest Requiem for the Living with instrumentalists;
  • December 15, 3 PM: "Welcome Christmas!" – our annual holiday concert and carol sing with brass, handbells and percussion;
  • Sunday, April 26, 2020, 3 PM: "Happy Birthday, Beethoven!" featuring his Mass in C and an assortment of the master’s beloved melodies.
We welcome new members in all sections. 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.
Camerata d'AmiciCamerata d'Amici  20190827 (updated 8/27/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: South Salem, NY / Ridgefield, CT
Camerata d’Amici is pleased to announce that it will be holding auditions for all voice parts for the 2019-2020 concert season. Auditions take place August 30, 31 and September 4, or other times by appointment. To set up a specific audition time, or to find out more about Camerata, contact the artistic director at conductor@cameratadamici.org.

Fall rehearsals for the 2019-2020 season begin Thursday, September 5, 2019. Rehearsals generally take place Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at South Salem Presbyterian Church in South Salem, New York.

Camerata d’Amici performs three concerts per season, in addition to outreach concerts in neighboring communities. Our concerts for the 2019-2020 season are scheduled for December 8, 2019, March 1, 2020 and May 17, 2020.

Now in its fourteenth season under the direction of Kristin Sponheim, Camerata d’Amici is a 35-member auditioned choral ensemble, drawn from towns in Fairfield and Westchester counties. Camerata performs a range of choral music, old and new, sacred and secular. We are a collegial, mutually supportive group of dedicated singers, united by a desire to capture and express the unique capability of music to touch the hearts of our audience. For more information on our choir and the music that we sing, visit www.cameratadamici.org, or find us on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.
Pro Arte ChoralePro Arte Chorale  20190827 (updated 8/27/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgewood, NJ
Studies show that choral singing improves our mood, with a decrease in stress and anxiety, plus it is very fulfilling to experience the joy of making music together with a wonderful group of singers! The Pro Arte Chorale invites you to our "Open Rehearsal" when you can experience for yourself that special joy of singing with a choral group, meet our music director Bryan Zaros, and decide if you want to audition for Pro Arte Chorale.

All voice parts are welcome to join us at our Open Rehearsal on September 16 7:30 PM at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ. If you are interested in auditioning, please e-mail info@proartechorale.org or call the office at 201-497-8400 to schedule your audition, as they are held by appointment only.

Pro Arte has an exciting season ahead!
  • Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 4 PM, West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ: "In Remembrance," featuring Fauré’s beautiful Requiem along with a rich array of motets to lead us to a place of profound remembrance, eternal rest and peace.
  • Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 4 PM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ridgewood, NJ: "To Sing And To Dance!" The Chorale and guest artists present a festive concert featuring songs and folk dancers from many countries.
  • Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 4 PM at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ: "Beethoven 2020" The Chorale, with orchestra and guest soloists, celebrates the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a performance of his great Mass in C and the rousing "Hallelujah" from The Mount of Olives.
Founded in 1964, the Pro Arte Chorale is one of the Northeast’s most prominent choral organizations, and is committed to enriching the lives of its members, its audience and the broader community by exploring many musical traditions in a variety of venues, presenting performances of the highest artistic quality.

Bryan Zaros returns for his second season as artistic director with Pro Arte Chorale. In addition to his appointment with Pro Arte, Bryan is the Associate Choirmaster at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City and is a current candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting at the Manhattan School of Music. The acclaimed and highly talented Ms. Janet Montgomery is Pro Arte's accompanist and assistant conductor. To set up your audition. For information on Pro Arte Chorale and the wonderful season ahead visit http://www.proartechorale.org.
The Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera CompanyRidgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, The  20190827 (updated 8/27/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday, Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Glen Rock, NJ
Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company announces openings for the roles of Marco (tenor), Luiz (tenor or lyric baritone) and Giuseppe (baritone), as well as ensemble men (all vocal parts) for their fall 2019 production of The Gondoliers. Rehearsals will be in Glen Rock, NJ on Mondays and Ridgewood, NJ on Thursdays. Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal. Concert performances in October and full production (with orchestra) in November. For further information, e-mail ridgewoodgands@gmail.com or log on at www.ridgewoodgands.com.
The KSVS Voice EnsembleKSVS Voice Ensemble, The  20190827 (updated 8/27/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hell's Kitchen
The KSVS Voice Ensemble is a space for like-minded individuals with varied experience levels to sing together, celebrate their love of music and empower each other to share their voices.

Our group meets bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 PM to work on choral/a cappella-style arrangements. Material ranges in style from pop, jazz, musical theatre, rock, a cappella (Pitch Perfect style), rock, classical etc. Bi-monthly 30-45 minutes are allotted for members to have the opportunity to sing a solo piece for the group. On alternate months 30-45 minutes are dedicated to music theory/sight singing/keyboard musicianship. Commitment is on a monthly basis. Participation fee offsets upkeep expenses. No audition necessary to join. Scholarship available through application and audition. Contact Kim Stern at kimsternvocalstudio@gmail.com.
Connecticut Chamber ChoirConnecticut Chamber Choir  20190825 (updated 8/25/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Fairfield County, CT
Connecticut Chamber Choir is extremely excited to welcome Michael A. Ciavaglia as Artistic Director. In addition to his work as the director of Connecticut Chamber Choir, Michael is chorus master of On Site Opera in New York City, where he recently led a chorus of individuals who had experienced homelessness in performances of Amahl and the Night Visitors. This season, he conducted at the United Nations as part of the International Day to End Violence Against Women in collaboration with The Angel Band Project, and this fall he will conduct the debut performances of a chorus in Manhattan composed of singers who have experienced homelessness. In addition, he has served for many years on the music staffs of the Cincinnati Opera and the New York Choral Society, one of Manhattan’s premier avocational symphonic choruses, for which he conducted The New York Choral Society Chamber Ensemble. He has regularly prepared choruses for the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala and for the New York performances of superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli, and is in frequent demand as a choral preparer in New York City.

Auditions will be held for singers interested in joining CCC on the evening of Monday, September 9 and by arrangement at St. Pius X Church, 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield, CT 06824. Please send contact information to info@ctchamberchoir.org or use the contact form on our website www.ctchamberchoir.org and we will be pleased to schedule an audition time.
Bloomfield ChoraleBloomfield Chorale  20190825 (updated 8/25/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bloomfield, NJ
Do you love to sing? The Bloomfield Chorale is seeking new members in all voices -- soprano, alto, tenor, bass. Drop in at a rehearsal to meet and learn about the group. Enjoy singing with us, expanding your musical knowledge, and practicing in an informal atmosphere. While previous choral experience and the ability to read music are an advantage, they are not required. A good ear and pitch that we can cultivate are most welcome. Weekly rehearsals for the fall/winter season resume on September 17. We rehearse from 7:30 to 9:30 PM on Tuesdays at the Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street, Bloomfield.

The Chorale is one of the oldest community choruses in New Jersey, originally organized in 1933, and is part of the Bloomfield Federation of Music. It is currently under the artistic direction of Ruth Hsu, a graduate of Bryn Mawr College with a Masters of Music from Westminster Choir College. The Chorale’s group of volunteer singers of all ages from Bloomfield and surrounding towns perform a wide variety of music -- classical, pop, folk, sacred and show tunes. Why not join us and put some music back in your life!

For additional information, contact us via e-mail at bloomfieldchorale@gmail.com, call Fran Gardella at 848-448-4335, or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bloomfieldchorale.
Ars Musica ChoraleArs Musica Chorale  20190825 (updated 8/25/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgewood, NJ
Ars Musica, recognized as one of the most accomplished choirs in the Bergen County area, was founded in 1965 and features a roster of professional singers and dedicated amateurs. Many members have been part of the choir for a decade or more. We welcome newcomers to become part of our community of singers and music-lovers.

Ars Musica Chorale embarks on its 55th season with an open sing on September 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM at The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood. Newly-appointed music director Brian Mummert will lead. For those interested in joining Ars Musica Chorale, auditions will be held during the month of September, and again, later in the season.

For more information, visit www.arsmusica.org or e-mail info@arsmusica.org.
Westchester Choral SocietyWestchester Choral Society  20190825 (updated 8/25/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: White Plains, NY
Join Westchester Choral Society on Tuesday, September 10 for its open house and first rehearsal of the fall season. The evening will include a pizza party.

This fall, the chorus will rehearse Vivaldi's Gloria. The piece, along with a selection of holiday favorites, will be performed with organ accompaniment on Saturday, December 7 at the Rye Presbyterian Church in Rye, NY.

As it has done since its inauguarl season in 1942, the Westchester Choral Society, the longest continuously-performing chorus in Westchester County, will welcome those interested in joining the chorus at its first rehearsals. Singers can choose to audition beforehand or after attending one or two rehearsals. Rehearsal take place from 7 to 9:30 PM at the Westchester Conservatory of Music in White Plains. The rehearsals and the concert will be conducted by David Baranowski.

For additional information on the chorus and its upcoming concerts, visit www.westchesterchoralsociety.org. E-mail wcspresident@gmail.com if you'd like to audition for the chorus.
New Jersey Choral Society Festival Youth ChorusNew Jersey Choral Society Festival Youth Chorus  20190825 (updated 8/25/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgewood, NJ
The New Jersey Choral Society is holding auditions for its youth choruses, treble and SATB, for students in grades 6-12. Auditions will be held by appointment only on Mondays through September 30, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 169 Fairmount Road, Ridgewood, NJ. Treble voices are accepted from grades 6-12 and SATB voices from grades 9-12. Audition requirements, including a memorized solo, and registration details are available on the New Jersey Choral Society website at www.njcs.org under “About”. Interested students, parents and educators can contact Festival Youth Chorus Director Noelle Dachis at youthchoir@njcs.org for more information and to schedule an audition.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for young choral singers to perform with the New Jersey Choral Society and Maestro Eric Dale Knapp, and a rare experience to include on college applications, especially for students heading into a music study. Students selected for the chorus are expected to attend weekly rehearsals, held at St. Elizabeth’s Church on Monday evenings, and all performances. The Festival Youth Chorus will be singing in at least three performances during the NJCS 2019-2020 season.

Established in 1980, the New Jersey Choral Society is one of the state’s most prestigious choral groups, well-known for presenting outstanding and unique programs. Under the direction of Eric Dale Knapp, NJCS performs three major concerts annually in Bergen and Essex counties. They have performed at Carnegie Hall and the White House and have toured internationally in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, China, Australia, England, France and Italy.
New Jersey Choral SocietyNew Jersey Choral Society  20190825 (updated 8/25/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgewood, NJ
The New Jersey Choral Society (NJCS) invites singers with choral experience and strong sight-reading skills to join the passion, excellence and imagination of this musical community. Auditions for all voice parts will be held by appointment on September 10, 17 and 24, 2019.

NJCS is an ensemble of singers joined by their commitment to performing concerts of the highest artistic quality and enhancing the appreciation and enjoyment of choral music among members and audiences alike. Under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Eric Dale Knapp, NJCS performs in Bergen and Essex counties. The musical journey of the 2019-2020 season will feature music inspired by the natural world and its seasons, with performances taking place in December, March and June. More details can be found at www.njcs.org.

Audition requirements include performance of a prepared solo, pitch memory drills, scales, intervals and sight-reading. Auditions will take place at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 169 Fairmount Road, Ridgewood, NJ. Appointments are available from 6:00 to 9:30 PM. Rehearsals are held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 10:00 PM in Ridgewood, beginning September 10. For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact audition@njcs.org or 201-379-7719.
The Collegiate Singers of New York CityCollegiate Singers of New York City, The  20190825 (updated 8/25/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
A non-audition community chorus made up of singers of all ages and musical backgrounds will be performing Handel’s Messiah on December 8, 2019. Rehearsals start Wednesday, September 11 at 7:30 PM at 301 Freedom Place South (off West 62nd Street). If interested, contact us at collegiatesingers@gmail.com and visit us at www.collegiatesingers.com.
Cantori New YorkCantori New York  20190825 (updated 8/25/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
Past Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Have a passion for new or rarely performed choral masterpieces? Dream of singing with an award-winning chamber ensemble? Cantori New York is now hosting open auditions for all voice parts. Contact info@cantorinewyork.com to schedule your audition today.

Cantori is known for our commitment to innovative programming and artistic excellence. Our intellectually curious members are fluent musicians with significant prior experience, strongly committed to the group. We tackle challenging repertoire in a rehearsal atmosphere that is focused, stimulating and fun. Our repertoire emphasizes new works, frequently commissioned by the group, as well as rarely performed masterpieces from all times and places. With each program, we strive to give our audiences the opportunity to experience a performance they might not hear anywhere else.

We meet Thursday nights at Alchemical Studio One in Greenwich Village: 104 West 14th Street (corner of Fifth Avenue). Our 2019-20 season will include:
  • Six concerts of innovative new music: two each in November, March and May
  • Two holiday concerts, tree-lighting at Carl Schurz Park, and caroling at the Manhattan Detention Center — all in December
  • An exciting new recording project
  • Guest engagements TBD
Canticum Novum Youth ChoirCanticum Novum Youth Choir  20190825 (updated 8/25/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: South Salem, NY
South Salem resident Harold Rosenbaum (www.haroldrosenbaum.com), a retired professor at Juilliard and three other universities, along with Edie Rosenbaum, a professional singer, are seeking new members for their Canticum Novum Youth Choir. Composed of children from age 8 to 18, it has performed in Carnegie Hall, Radio City, The United Nations, Symphony Space and many other prestigious locations.

The boys and girls will learn a varied and fun repertoire of classical music while experiencing musical growth under the guidance of Edie and Harold. Singing has been shown to be a workout and an anti-depressant which strengthens the immune system, improves posture, reduces screen time on iPads, helps with sleep, lowers stress levels, and improves mental alertness and overall grades.

Rehearsals take place every Tuesday from 4:45 to 6 PM in South Salem. If your child loves to sing, please call Edie at 914-582-3912 or e-mail her at cnssoprano@gmail.com for an audition.
Rhinebeck Choral ClubRhinebeck Choral Club  20190823 (updated 8/23/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Rhinebeck, NY
The Rhinebeck Choral Club is a community choir creating a fun and welcoming place for all who enjoy singing in the Hudson Valley since 1945. Join us for Open Rehearsals the last three weeks of September -- no audition required! Rehearsals run from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Ferncliff Nursing Home, 21 Ferncliff Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. For more information, visit rhinebeckchoralclub.org, e-mail info@rhinebeckchoralclub.org or call 845-232-1789. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/RhinebeckChoralClub.
The Stonewall ChoraleStonewall Chorale, The  20190823 (updated 8/23/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
Past Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Village
The Stonewall Chorale is the nation's first gay and lesbian chorus, and is celebrating its 43rd season starting in the fall of 2019. We are committed to singing the great classical repertoire, and an array of music from all periods and styles. Our goals are to enrich people’s lives through performing great choral music, and to nurture and celebrate the community that we create together.

Our 43rd season includes choral works by Elder, Gjeilo, Esenwalds, Korvits, Lauridsen and Whitacre, a 90th Birthday Tribute to Stephen Sondheim, and a Pride Concert with works by Lauridsen, McDowall and Boulanger. We rehearse Tuesday evenings in the Village and perform three concerts each season with additional cabaret and smaller performance opportunities.

For your guaranteed painless audition, you’ll sing a song of your choosing, (even My Country, 'Tis of Thee), match pitches, and do some sight-singing. Auditions are by appointment -- e-mail auditions@stonewallchorale.org.
Ensemble CompanioEnsemble Companio  20190823 (updated 8/23/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: One weekend a month *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Various northeast locations
Ensemble Companio is extending their audition submission deadline, specifically seeking altos! If you are interested the extension deadline is Saturday, August 31, 11:59 ET.

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. The final in-person round will take place during the first rehearsal weekend of the season, September 21-22.
Rockville Centre Choral SocietyRockville Centre Choral Society  20190822 (updated 8/22/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lynbrook, NY
The Rockville Centre Choral Society, a non-profit South Shore Community Chorus, is seeking new members for our December holiday show. Our first rehearsal is September 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM. We meet at St. James UMC, 11 St. James Place, Lynbrook, NY 11563. For information call 516-354-3931 or e-mail rvcchorus@gmail.com or call 516-354-3931.
MasterVoicesMasterVoices  20190822 (updated 8/22/2019) 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, with performances around New York City, including NY City Center and Carnegie Hall. For more information and/or to schedule an audition, please visit mastervoices.org or e-mail auditions@mastervoices.org.
Voices Chorale NJVoices Chorale NJ  20190820 (updated 8/20/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hopewell, NJ
Our second season under the helm of Dr. David A. McConnell will commence with our first rehearsal on Monday, September 9, 2019. New prospective singers are welcome to join for warm-ups, listening and experiencing rehearsal. Gathering and refreshments will begin at 7:00 PM. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at Music Together Worldwide, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road, Hopewell, NJ 08525

Do you enjoy singing varied repertoire including classical choral masterworks and the music of contemporary composers? We are especially seeking tenors and basses to join our community; however, singers of all voice parts are welcome to audition. Auditions will be held prior to rehearsal on September 9, 16 and 23. Please contact Audition Coordinator Jen Goings at jengoings8@gmail.com to arrange for a brief, stress-free audition.

Holiday concerts on December 20 and 21 will focus on the wonder of stars, hopes and aspirations for peace with selections from well-known and new composers.

Voices Chorale NJ is an auditioned chorus with members from throughout central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Under the direction of Dr. David A. McConnell, who took over in August of 2018, Voices Chorale NJ performed concerts in December 2018 and May 2019. Voices was founded by Dr. Lyn Ransom in 1987. Voices Chorale NJ carries that legacy forward with its mission to inspire audiences with outstanding music, provide performance opportunities for skilled singers, and to provide musical education opportunities to youth and adults. For more information, visit www.VoicesChoraleNJ.org.
Voices of New YorkVoices of New York  20190820 (updated 8/20/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West 20s
Voices of New York, a 25-member adult community chorus, rehearses Mondays, September 9-December 9, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at a West 20s Manhattan location. Attend our first rehearsal (September 9) free and see how you like our chorus!

Singers' ages range from 30s to 80s 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 2019 term will focus on sacred and secular music of the Christmas season and will include a Hanukkah song or two. Three December concerts will be scheduled at three locations. Solo opportunities are available to interested participants. Regular rehearsal attendance is necessary to build the ensemble; occasional absences will be permitted. Term fee helps cover conductor's/accompanist's stipends and space rental/operating expenses.

For further information, contact conductor Mary Homan at (212) 724-0798 or e-mail maryhoman@earthlink.net. And visit our website at www.voicesofnewyorkchorus.org.
The ChoirChoir, The  20190820 (updated 8/20/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Village
The Choir is a community choir starting our second year focusing on pop hits, as well as contemporary and classic Broadway tunes. Our next concert will be held in mid-December.

Auditions are September 5, 7-9 PM at Studio 150, 150 West 46th Street. Looking for all voice parts. Singers will be asked to prepare a song that shows off their range, to be sung unaccompanied or with pre-recorded accompaniment. To schedule an audition, please contact Molly at letusponder@aol.com.
The Stamford ChoraleStamford Chorale, The  20190820 (updated 8/20/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Stamford, CT
The Stamford Chorale invites singers to the first rehearsal of the fall season beginning Tuesday, September 10, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Stamford Government Center, second floor, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford. Open rehearsals continue on September 17 and 24 and October 1.

The community chorus, now in its 71st year, includes amateurs to professionals. No audition is required. No audition is required. Members enjoy the challenge and pleasure of working together to make music. Instruction on vocal technique and performance is included.

Repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary. Winter and Spring concerts will be performed under the direction of Eric Trudel, an award-winning vocal coach and pianist. He has performed throughout Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States and teaches at Hartt School of Music and at Western and Southern Connecticut State universities.

Pianist Cihan Yücel is completing his doctor of musical arts degree at Hartt and is staff accompanist at the school. For more information, call 203-359-0659 or e-mail thestamfordchorale@gmail.com. Follow us at thestamfordchorale.org. Follow us at www.facebook.com/thestamfordchorale.
The Angel ChoirAngel Choir, The  20190818 (updated 8/18/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday afternooon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Greenwich, CT
The Angel Choir is dedicated to the joy of making music together and use music to revitalize the spirit and the body. We meet once a month, rehearsing and performing on the same day, giving everyone the gratification of their finished product. We perform exciting arrangements of music in all genres, including classical, gospe, and jazz. Conducted by opera singer and voice teacher Pamela Kuhn, the group has the good fortune of having vocal training during rehearsals. Please go to angelchoir.org for information on dates and themes. No audition is required!

Performances are held at Greenwich Arts Center, 299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT. 06830. The Angel Choir is a 501c3 charity, supporting cancer survivors and cancer research.
New Choral SocietyNew Choral Society  20190818 (updated 8/18/2019) 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 by appointment August 27-30 at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, 6 Greenacres Avenue in Scarsdale. 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 26th 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 celebratory season the repertoire includes the Christmas portion of Händel's Messiah (Part I), Mozart Grand Mass in C and a season finale of Orff's Carmina Burana. More info about the group can be found at www.newchoralsociety.org.

There are no financial commitments (dues, music purchase, ticket sales, fundraising, etc.) and singers are provided one complimentary ticket for each concert. For more information, or to schedule an audition, please e-mail info@newchoralsociety.org.
Riverside Choral SocietyRiverside Choral Society  20190818 (updated 8/18/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
Current Gold Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
We are now auditioning experienced singers for membership in the Riverside Choral Society. Our 2019-20 season includes a cappella works along with Finzi's In Terra Pax, Vaughan-Williams's Fantasia on Christmas Carols and Elgar’s Sea Pictures on December 14 and will finish with the Haydn Creation Mass on May 9 at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.

Riverside Choral Society (www.riversidechoral.org) 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, Shostakovich, Schnittke, Verdi and many others at major concert halls throughout the city. RCS was a featured performer with the Mostly Mozart Festival, 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 and before our fall rehearsals (Tuesday nights from 7 to 9:30 PM at the Riverside Church at 91 Claremont Avenue between 120th and 122nd Streets). We are seeking experienced singers with a high degree of musicianship. Members pay moderate dues and sell tickets to their friends. Singers in all sections are welcome! A prepared audition piece is not required. To arrange an audition or for more information, please e-mail us at rcsauditions@gmail.com.
Taghkanic ChoraleTaghkanic Chorale  20190818 (updated 8/18/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Yorktown Heights
The Taghkanic Chorale, under the baton of maestro Jason Tramm, invites singers to kick off the 2019-2020 season with our Winter Concert, including works by Whitacre, Thompson, Britten, Tavener and Goodall, along with favorite songs of the season.

Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:30 PM. During the month of September rehearsals are open, with no obligation to join. Our winter concerts are scheduled for December 7 and 8, 2019. The spring concerts are scheduled for May 16 and 17, 2020, featuring Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Elegischer Gesang and Ole Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass.

The Chorale rehearses Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 10:00 PM at the KSDA Church, 1243 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights, conveniently located near the Route 202 Exit off the Taconic Parkway. Rehearsals are fun and educational, with a focus on disciplined musicianship and congeniality.

The Taghkanic Chorale is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that serves enthusiastic singers and concertgoers from Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland and Orange Counties, and the lower-Hudson Valley. Information at www.taghkanicchorale.org or call 914-440-3596.
Manhattan Choral EnsembleManhattan Choral Ensemble  20190816 (updated 8/16/2019) 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 20th 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.

The 2019-2020 season:
  • Handel's Messiah, December 6 and 8, 2019
  • "An MCE Community Sing-along Songbook," March 7, 2020
  • "Encore! Celebrating 20 years of the MCE," May 16, 2020
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!
North Shore Chamber ChoirNorth Shore Chamber Choir  20190816 (updated 8/16/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Setauket, NY
Auditions for the Fall 2019 season are Tuesday, September 3 at 7 PM at the Caroline Church, 1 Dyke Road in Setauket. We have openings in all sections. Interested singers should contact our artistic director at artisticdirector@nschamberchoir.org. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7 to 9 PM at the Caroline Church.

We will perform our "Harvest Concert" on November 23 in Stony Brook and on November 24 in Port Jefferson. We will perform selections from Handel's Messiah on December 7 in Port Jefferson and on December 8 in Wading River.

It is the intention of the North Shore Chamber Choir to bring our skill and enthusiasm for performing challenging and intriguing choral arrangements to community venues throughout Suffolk County as well as providing performance opportunities to young, aspiring musicians in our area. We hope you can join us as we make beautiful music.
The SymphoNYChorusSymphoNYChorus, The  20190816 (updated 8/16/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
The SymphoNYChorus is now accepting applications for auditions for our 2019-2020 season! We have openings for all voice parts and all orchestra sections. Interested? Fill out the form on our website at www.thesymphonychorus.com/auditions and we will be in touch with more information. Auditions will be held in the evening on Monday, August 19 and Monday, August 26. If you cannot make those dates, we will gladly arrange an alternate time.

TSC is a registered not-for-profit choir and orchestra based in NYC. We meet Mondays from 7 to 9 PM between Penn Station and Times Square and perform monthly in the tri-state area in addition to two ticketed shows in Manhattan per year. There is no fee to join; you will only be asked to purchase a uniform. We perform all genres -- classical, contemporary, spirituals, gospel, pop, Broadway -- you name it, we've done it!
Lehman College and Community ChorusLehman College and Community Chorus  20190816 (updated 8/16/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday and Wedenesday afternoons, Tuesday evening *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bronx
Two Lehman College choruses are accepting new members for the fall semester.

The first rehearsal for the Lehman College Chorus, which meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 PM, will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. The Lehman College Community Chorus, which meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 PM, will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

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. Vocal technique and reading enrichment are included in every rehearsal.

Each chorus will prepare Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass; shorter works by Mendelssohn, Rutter and Handel; multi-cultural selections; and a medley from Die Fledermaus for a joint concert with the Lehman College Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, December 8, 2019 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 or e-mail diana.battipaglia@lehman.cuny.edu.
Shirei ChesedShirei Chesed  20190815 (updated 8/15/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Founded in 2005, our 4-part 40 voices strong chorus performs an eclectic repertoire inspired by the richness and diversity of Jewish music from around the globe, ranging from liturgical settings to Yiddish, Ladino and Israeli songs, Hassidic niggunim and new compositions. Our recent performances include classical programs with The Bachanalia String Orchestra, a jazz concert with The Afro-Semitic Experience, Oratorio Souls on Fire based on the book by Elie Wiesel and multiple premieres of new compositions through 6th Shalshelet International Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music.

Ability to carry a tune is important; reading Hebrew or music is not required. Free for Ansche Chesed members; non-members pay $90 per semester or $180 per year. First meeting is September 10. For more information, or to schedule an audition, please e-mail Nhirschhorn@AnscheChesed.org.
Coro LiricoCoro Lirico  20190815 (updated 8/15/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chatham, NJ
Coro Lirico invites all voice parts to their opening rehearsal on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7:30 PM at Grace Episcopal Church, 4 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ. Rehearsals begin for our winter concert "Getting to Know You--Familiar Music/Unfamiiar Composers." Membership dues are $100 for the season. For more information, visit www.corolirico.net.
The CurrentCurrent, The  20190815 (updated 8/15/2019) 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, friends – there may be help for you.

The Current is a semi-professional mixed a cappella group in NYC – and a proud member of CASA’s Contemporary A Cappella League (CAL) – 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 thirteen-strong group of a cappella-philes – mostly college group alums – with 8+ years together on the scene. And while we’re (allegedly) all grown-ups 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 (aka brunch) 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 Rockwood Music Hall and The Triad, brought the house down at private and corporate events from Macy*s to the UN, belted it out on PBS and behind Aretha Franklin, raised spirits in hospitals and at holidays – and also been known to turn up more spontaneously in hotspots like Times Square and Central Park, whether grandly surprising the general population of the city (and/or just Ray Romano, our favorite unexpected street-corner fan), or flash-mobbing your special someone with an unforgettable wedding proposal or birthday serenade.

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 (presently 20s, 30s, and 40s), day jobs, lifestyles and musical tastes – and we like it that way, so bring it on; all interested singers are encouraged to audition.

Auditions will be held on the evenings of Wednesday, September 18 and Monday, September 23 in midtown Manhattan, with callbacks for those we'd like to hear again on the evening of Wednesday, September 25. If accepted, regular rehearsals take place Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9:30 PM.

To schedule an audition, please complete our audition form at bit.ly/TheCurrentAuditions2019.

Questions? Please e-mail TheCurrentNYC@gmail.com and type "AUDITIONS" in the subject title. If you have a calendar conflict with these dates, or see this announcement after the fact, other options might be available, so feel free to get in touch to check.
GMChoraleGMChorale  20190815 (updated 8/15/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Cromwell, CT
The GMChorale invites interested singers in all voice parts to audition to join the ensemble as it prepares for its 43rd concert season. The 90-voice GMChorale, led by Artistic Director Joseph D'Eugenio, performs two major concerts each season, often with full orchestra, and is often invited to perform with other ensembles, including the Hartford Chorale, New Haven Symphony Orchestra and others.

The GMChorale rehearses in Cromwell on Tuesday evenings. Singers interested in joining the Chorale may participate in open rehearsals from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, September 3 and Tuesday, September 10, 2019, before scheduling a private audition with Maestro D'Eugenio. To register for the open rehearsal and/or schedule an audition, please contact audition coordinator and scheduler, Margie Livengood at margie.livengood@gmchorale.org or 860-633-6198. More information, including audition requirements, is available at www.gmchorale.org/auditions.
New York Chamber ChoirsNew York Chamber Choirs  20190812 (updated 8/12/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Auditions for all vocal parts (tenors and basses especially encouraged) available for choral season beginning this September.

Dedicated to the promotion of chamber choir music through performance, education and outreach. NYCC currently comprises an adult chamber choir of 20 voices and a separate youth choir (students aged 14-20) from the tri-state area. The ensembles provide musical education, choral training and individual voice lessons free of charge. We are a unique non-profit organization in New York City celebrating the chamber choir art form.

We are recruiting new members for the upcoming season and ask that you visit our website to learn more about NYCC, watch our videos and sign up to audition. We rehearse on Tuesday nights (adults from 7:00 to 9:15 PM) on the Upper West Side.

This season, we will be performing a concert of English and Italian madrigals. Concert is Saturday, December 7.
Princeton Pro MusicaPrinceton Pro Musica  20190812 (updated 8/12/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Princeton, NJ
Princeton Pro Musica is a friendly, adventurous and supportive chorus of 110 members. The mostly volunteer chorus includes a core of professional singers as well as many music educators. We perform choral masterworks, little-known gems, and stirring new music under the direction of Artistic Director Ryan James Brandau. Our concerts are uplifting and inspiring to hear -- and to perform.

This season, we will perform Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor on November 4, 2019 in Richardson Auditorium in Princeton. Our winter concert on December 15, 2019, will be "Messiah & More!" at the historic Patriots Theater in Trenton. On March 15, 2020, we will sing James Whitbourn’s Annelies in the Richardson Auditorium. On May 9, 2020 we'll perform the Duruflé Requiem and other works in the Princeton University Chapel.

Your audition will consist of several steps:
  1. Vocalizing
  2. Singing a prepared piece 2-3 minutes in length; please bring a copy of your prepared piece for the accompanist, and one for yourself.
  3. Sight-reading
  4. If you wish to be heard as a professional, please bring an additional contrasting piece.
If accepted, here is what we will expect from you: Attendance at our weekly rehearsals on Tuesday nights, from 7:30 to 10:00 PM. (There are a few extra rehearsals around concert time.) Call to set up an appointment for your audition. Our phone number is (609) 683-5122.
The Kingsborough Musical Society ChorusKingsborough Musical Society Chorus, The  20190812 (updated 8/12/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Madison (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 in December and May. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM.

The first rehearsal for our December 15, 2019 Free Winter Concert is Thursday, September 12, 2019. For information about joining the chorus please call Stephen Friedman at (718) 338-9132.
Jewish People's Philharmonic ChorusJewish People's Philharmonic Chorus  20190812 (updated 8/12/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown Manhattan
You are invited to audition for the acclaimed Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus conducted by Binyumen Schaechter. The JPPC rehearses on Monday evenings near midtown Manhattan. Our first rehearsal for the 2019-20 season is on September 16.

Auditions will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 7 to 9:30 PM and Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 5 to 6:30 PM at Opera America, 330 Seventh Avenue (between 28th and 29th Streets), 7th Floor. Auditions by appointment only. For more information and to schedule an audition, e-mail information@thejppc.org.
Westchester ChoraleWestchester Chorale  20190808 (updated 8/8/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Larchmont
The Westchester Chorale is pleased to announce their Open Rehearsals on Tuesdays, September 10, 17 and 24 to start rehearsing for an exciting season featuring Dvorak’s In Nature’s Realm and Smetana’s Czech Songs.

All voice parts are welcome and if you enjoy singing with us, you may arrange a friendly audition with our Music Director, Douglas Kostner. Rehearsals start at 7:45 PM in Russell Hall, Larchmont Avenue Church, 60 Forest Park Avenue, Larchmont. Our fall concert will be on Saturday, December 14 at 4 PM in the Larchmont Avenue Church. To learn more about us please visit www.westchesterchorale.org or call 914-833-0350.
Queens College Choral SocietyQueens College Choral Society  20190808 (updated 8/8/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Flushing
The Queens College Choral Society is accepting new members for its 79th annual concert season in 2019-2020, featuring Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana (December 2019) and Handel’s Israel in Egypt (May 2020).

Carmina Burana is one of the most popular choral works of all time, celebrating the joys, sorrows and unbridled passions of life with entertaining abandon. Israel in Egypt tells the compelling story of the Israelites’ slavery in Egypt and their subsequent liberation, with a degree of depth and pictorial power that rivals Handel’s Messiah.

The QC Choral Society welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to share the joys of choral singing in a friendly atmosphere. Through its affiliation with the Aaron Copland School of Music, the Society offers students, faculty and staff of Queens College, as well as members of the surrounding community, the opportunity to learn and perform choral masterpieces from all musical eras. Faculty, staff and students from any CUNY college are invited to audition! Students may register for one elective credit.

Auditions consist of basic singing skills (no preparation necessary) and will take place on the following dates in room 246 of the Music Building at Queens College:
  • August 21, 6-8:30 PM
  • August 28, 6-7:15 PM
  • September 4, 6-7:15 PM
  • September 11, 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.

For the 2019-2020 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.
Hudson ChoraleHudson Chorale  20190808 (updated 8/8/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Pleasantville, NY
Come sing with Westchester’s highly acclaimed community chorus, Hudson Chorale. The group is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join for an exciting concert season of great, much-loved choral music. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, September 9, 2019, by appointment, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, prior to the first rehearsal. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:15 to 9:45 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.

Hudson Chorale’s upcoming January 2020 program is a choral singer’s dream, featuring the rock stars of the 18th-19th century composing world and some of their most beloved creations: Beethoven’s Mass in C, Haydn’s Paukenmesse (Mass in Time of War) and Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus. This celebration of German music will take place on January 25 and 26, 2020 at the magnificent Chapel at Maryknoll in Ossining. Our Spring 2020 concert will celebrate our Hudson Valley heritage with English, Dutch and American hymns and folk songs.

Music Director Maestro Ira Spaulding is a choral conductor, singer and master class instructor whose career spans 40 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, teacher and conductor. Our 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.

To learn more about the chorus, visit the website at www.HudsonChorale.org.
St. George's Choral SocietySaint George's Choral Society  20190808 (updated 8/8/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
Past Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Union Square
The Saint George’s Choral Society, now in its 202nd Season, rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9:30 PM. Founded in 1817, St. George's Choral Society invites amateur and professional musicians to collaborate in the rigorous preparation and presentation of great choral music to inspire and educate our members and community. Our Artistic Director is Dr. Matthew Lewis. Among his many accomplishments, he was a student of organ-virtuoso Marie-Madeleine Duruflé and has studied choral conducting with Robert Page. You can read more about him at www.stgeorgeschoralsociety.org/about.

Our Fall 2019 program will be Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70 with full orchestra. Auditions for this concert and for our spring concert will be held on September 4 and 11 from 6 to 7 PM at St. George’s Church (Chapel), 7 Rutherford Place, NYC. Please contact our director, Dr. Matthew Lewis, info@stgeorgeschoralsociety.org to schedule an audition. Further details about the group can be found at www.stgeorgeschoralsociety.org.
Encore RocksEncore Rocks  20190808 (updated 8/8/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Village
New York City’s baby boomers, retirees and beyond can crank up their singing voices and get their rock & roll on when Encore, America’s largest and fastest-growing choral organization for adults over 55, begins its third season this fall 2019 at a new location, Third Street Music School Settlement, with a new conductor, Bernadette Hoke. Registration is open now for Encore Rocks, a rock & roll chorus that takes singers back to their favorite hits from the 50s through the 80s.

No auditions are necessary. Encore’s mission is to provide accessible arts education and performance opportunities for older adults regardless of ability or experience. The program begins September 9 and meets every Monday for 15 weeks for rehearsals and instruction. The program culminates in a free concert that is open to the public.

Encore is looking forward to its new home in New York City, Third Street Music School Settlement, which was founded in 1894 and is the longest-running community music school in the country. Encore also welcomes new conductor Bernadette Hoke, an active pianist, organist, conductor, and collaborative musician in the New York City area. She is the Music Director and Organist of Saint Alban's Church where she directs a semi-professional choir. As a faculty member of St. Alban's School for the past six years, she founded and directed the Saint Alban's Schola.

Encore Rocks meets Mondays from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Tuition for the program is $295.00. Third Street Music School Settlement is located at 235 East 11th Street. For information and registration, visit www.encorecreativity.org/new-york-ny.
Encore ChoraleEncore Chorale  20190808 (updated 8/8/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Village
New York City’s baby boomers, retirees and beyond can crank up their singing voices and get their rock & roll on when Encore, America’s largest and fastest-growing choral organization for adults over 55, begins its third season this fall 2019 at a new location, Third Street Music School Settlement, with a new conductor, Bernadette Hoke. Registration is open now for Encore Chorale, a choral group singing sophisticated and exciting arrangements from classical to Broadway.

No auditions are necessary. Encore’s mission is to provide accessible arts education and performance opportunities for older adults regardless of ability or experience. The program begins September 9 and meets every Monday for 15 weeks for rehearsals and instruction. The program culminates in a free concert that is open to the public.

Encore is looking forward to its new home in New York City, Third Street Music School Settlement, which was founded in 1894 and is the longest-running community music school in the country. Encore also welcomes new conductor Bernadette Hoke, an active pianist, organist, conductor, and collaborative musician in the New York City area. She is the Music Director and Organist of Saint Alban's Church where she directs a semi-professional choir. As a faculty member of St. Alban's School for the past six years, she founded and directed the Saint Alban's Schola.

Encore Chorale meets Mondays from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. Tuition for the program is $295.00. Third Street Music School Settlement is located at 235 East 11th Street. For information and registration, visit www.encorecreativity.org/new-york-ny.
HarmoniumHarmonium  20190808 (updated 8/8/2019) 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 2019-2020 concert season will be held by appointment only on select dates between August 24, 2019 and September 3, 2019. They are held at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison with Artistic Director Dr. Anne Matlack. Please visit Harmonium.org for more information and scheduling.

Weekly rehearsals resume Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church in Mendham. Harmonium schedules three major concerts -- held in December, March, and June - as well as a Chamber Singers concert and special appearances throughout the year.

This year’s December concert, "Words Matter," will feature two world premieres: In the Beginning was the Word, a new commission from Sarah Rimkus; and The Children of All Others by composer-in-residence Mark Miller, as well as works from Hassler to Vaughan Williams celebrating the season and the importance of our words. The concert will be performed Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8 PM and Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3 PM at Morristown United Methodist Church.

Our early spring concert focuses on mental health with the major new cantata Open Minds by Rob Redei on poetry by Deborah Kennedy. More information may be found at www.openmindssavelives.org. The concert will be performed Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8 PM and Sunday March 1, 2020 at 3 PM at The Presbyterian Church in Morristown.

Harmonium’s select Chamber Singers will present a concert of intergalactic delights with works ranging from Weelkes to Whitacre. It will be performed Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7:30 PM at Grace Church in Madison and Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3 PM at Christ Church in Short Hills.

The June concert, "Moondance," will celebrate global repertoire about the moon, and will feature the winner of the 23rd annual High School Student Choral Composition Contest. The program will be performed Saturday, June 6, 2020 and Sunday, June 7, 2020, both at 7:30 PM at Grace Church in Madison.

July 1 through 11, 2020 offers an opportunity to perform with members of the chorus on an international tour to the Balkans, including Croatia and Slovenia. Rehearsals begin June 13 and include a preview concert on Monday, June 29, 2020.

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

Harmonium Choral Society, based in Morris County, is one of New Jersey's leading choral arts organizations. The 100-voice choral society has been recognized for its musical excellence and innovative programming, and has commissioned and premiered works by Amanda Harberg, Matthew Harris, Elliot Z. Levine, Harmonium's composers-in-residence Mark Miller and Martin Sedek, and others. Directed by Dr. Anne J. Matlack of Madison, Harmonium’s season consists of four subscription concerts held in December, March, April and June, as well as numerous special events and partnerships. Harmonium, known for its eclectic programming, choral excellence, and community spirit, sponsors commissions and musicianship workshops, as well as an Outreach Chorus that performs in schools, nursing homes, and other venues. Harmonium sponsors an annual High School Student Choral Composition Contest, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in the 2016-17 season. This innovative program won the prestigious Chorus America Education and Outreach Award. Harmonium has toured internationally to England and Wales, Eastern Europe, Northern Italy, Spain and Portugal, and Greece and Turkey, and most recently traveled to the Baltics in the summer of 2016. To learn more about Harmonium, please visit Harmonium.org.
The Glass MenagerieGlass Menagerie, The  20190807 (updated 8/7/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Come make music on Thursday evenings with a joyful, hardworking chorus of 50 singers from all walks of life and levels of experience. Under the direction of noted music director and educator Dr. Susan Glass, The Glass Menagerie — now in its 35th year — presents two concerts a year for a large, loyal, and appreciative audience in beautiful and welcoming Manhattan venues. Our adventurous and eclectic repertoire spans classical masterworks from every era, music rooted in folk and vernacular traditions, and the work of living composers.

Our December 14, 2019, concert will feature Mozart's Missa brevis in F major, his Ave verum corpus and the "Lacrimosa" from his Requiem. We will also perform Haydn's Te Deum in C major as well as pairings of both composers' drinking songs, opera choruses and settings of Ave Maria.

Rehearsals begin on September 5, 2019, and take place every Thursday during the academic year from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at LREI (Little Red School House/Elisabeth Irwin High School), 272 Sixth Avenue at Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10014.

Auditions for our 2019-2020 concert season will take place at LREI on Wednesday evening, September 4, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and on Thursday evening September 5, 2019, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Interested singers may also join us for the first half of our September 5 rehearsal and audition during the break. Come see if this is the chorus for you! To sign up, visit www.glassmenagerie.org/join/.

No audition preparation is necessary, but singers interested in joining us should have some prior choral experience and some ability to sight read music.
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church ChoirMadison Avenue Presbyterian Church Choir  20190807 (updated 8/7/2019) 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, members of the group continue 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 committed volunteers. Requirements for membership are good sight-reading skills and a blending section voice. Interested avocational sopranos, altos, tenors and basses will be considered at any time. Although we are not currently seeking professional singers, 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 website at www.mapc.com/music.
Saint Andrew ChoraleSaint Andrew Chorale  20190807 (updated 8/7/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
The Saint Andrew Chorale of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (MAPC), now in its 55th 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 2019-2020 season the Chorale will sing Poulenc’s Gloria, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Vaughan Williams’s Fantasy on Christmas Carols, Brahms’s Schicksalslied and Beethoven’s Mass in C. 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 during 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.
Oratorio Society of QueensOratorio Society of Queens  20190807 (updated 8/7/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Flushing
Want to sing? The Oratorio Society of Queens welcomes singers to become members of our community chorus and experience the joy of choral singing.

Rehearsals for our Holiday 2019 concert season are held on Monday nights, 7:30 to 10 PM beginning September 9 at Temple Beth Sholom, 172nd Street and Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY. We will be rehearsing Part 1 of Handel’s Messiah, Christmas carols and Chanukah favorites for our Annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 22 at 4 PM at St. Kevin R.C. Church in Flushing.

Auditions will be held on Monday, September 9 and Monday, September 16, 2019, at 7 PM at Temple Beth Sholom, 172nd Street and Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY. AUDITION RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Call 718-279-3006 or e-mail info@queensoratorio.org to schedule an audition. Visit our website www.queensoratorio.org to learn more about OSQ and the audition experience.
Westchester Oratorio SocietyWestchester Oratorio Society  20190805 (updated 8/5/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Katonah, NY
Westchester Oratorio Society begins rehearsals September 3, 2019 at the Katonah Village Library (NY) in preparation for the group’s 2019-2020 season, its thirteenth under the baton of Artistic Director Benjamin Niemczyk. On Saturday evening November 23, 2019 the Society will present a concert entitled "Meeting the Masters" at Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco featuring J.S. Bach’s Sanctus (BWV 238), Cantata (BWV 36) and Cantata (BWV 62), and W.A. Mozart’s Veni Sancte (K 47), Regina Coeli (K 276) and Ave Verum Corpus (K 618).

Sunday evening, December 8 WOS will return to St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Somers, NY to present a "Scratch" Messiah (sing-along with professional soloists). The group's Spring Concert on Sunday afternoon, May 3, 2020 will feature Bach’s Mass in B minor.

Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM in the Library's Garden Room, located at 26 Bedford Road, a short walk from the Metro-North station. The group will hold "open rehearsals" throughout September. Competent singers in all voice parts are welcome. For more information, e-mail WOSinformation@gmail.com or visit the group’s website at www.westchesterroratorio.org.
Riverdale Choral SocietyRiverdale Choral Society  20190805 (updated 8/5/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Riverdale
The Riverdale Choral Society invites singers of all levels to join us for the Fall 2019 season. Open rehearsals will be held on two Wednesdays, September 4 and September 11, at 7:30 PM. We welcome all voice ranges: soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. Music Director John Lettieri will conduct.

Singers who join the Choral Society will be preparing for a concert on Sunday, December 8, at which we will perform In the Beginning by Aaron Copland and Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The concert will take place at Christ Church Riverdale and will offer the audience an opportunity to hear beautiful music right here in the Riverdale area of the Bronx.

Since 1964, the Riverdale Choral Society has been bringing joy to the community through performances of high-quality choral music. Our welcoming, diverse group of men and women rehearses weekly under professional artistic direction, singing both traditional and contemporary repertoire. Through live concerts and community outreach, the chorus enriches the cultural life of the greater Riverdale area.

If you love singing and can read music (you don’t have to be able to sight read if you have a good musical ear), please consider joining us. Rehearsals will be held every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:45 PM at Christ Church Riverdale, 252nd Street and Henry Hudson Parkway East, where there is street parking available and easy access to public transportation.

Additional information can be obtained at the RCS web site www.riverdalechoral.org or by calling 718-543-2219.
Kol RinahKol Rinah  20190805 (updated 8/5/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Tarrytown, NY
Kol Rinah (Joyful Voice) has our Open House for new singers on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7:15 PM at the Shames JCC on the Hudson (in the Library, Legacy/original building), 371 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings. We are a group of about 25 singers from Westchester, Rockland and Fairfield counties who sing and perform an eclectic mix of Jewish music, led by our passionate and knowledgeable conductor. All singers are privately and gently auditioned by our conductor, Ben Gruder.

For further information and/or to RSVP so that we can have music ready for you, please either call us at 914-243-9059, e-mail us at kolrinahchorale@gmail.com, or visit our website at www.kolrinahchorale.org. We hope to see you there!
RenChorNYRenChorNY  20190801 (updated 8/1/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Washington Heights
RenChorNY (aka The Renaissance Chorus of NY) has planned concerts on November 30, December 2 and December 14 (with additional performances possible). We will have Monday rehearsals starting September 16, 2019 at 7 PM at HVG Lounge, 128 Pinehurst Avenue. Seasonal liturgical themes by Tudor masters Fayrfax and Byrd. Interested singers should send a note detailing musical education, if any, instruments played, choral and/or solo experiences. Feel free to add particularly inspiring works performed. Auditions can be scheduled from August 28 2019, 7 PM near Columbia University with Musical Director Claude Lévy. Audition will consist of singing of a familiar renaissance work and sight-reading from the Fayrfax mass. We can be reached at 212-740-4050 or sigrosen@earthlink.net.
TapestryTapestry  20190801 (updated 8/1/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Village
Are you looking for a musical home in NYC? Join our choral family! Fresh off the successful release of our first album, I Think Awhile of Love, Tapestry has a few openings for basses and tenors, and is seeking talented, fun singers to join the group!

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. Over its first five years of existence, Tapestry has grown tremendously, having collaborated with Claudia Schreier and Wendy Whelan for performances at Joyce Theater and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and having performed with the internationally known Australian Voices.

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! Tapestry will be holding auditions for tenors and basses on August 28 or by appointment. If you wish to audition please e-mail info@tapestrychoir.org and tell us a bit about yourself!
Mineola Choral SocietyMineola Choral Society  20190801 (updated 8/1/2019) 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 2019-2020 concert season. We have openings in all sections for adult singers (especially tenors and basses) who have good music skills and who are eager to participate in our tradition of choral music excellence.

Our 72nd concert season begins on Sunday, December 15, 2019 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 over 30 years ago! Our 3:00 PM Winter Concert on January 26, 2020 at Corpus Christi Church in Mineola will present Fauré's Requiem and Mozart’s Coronation Mass. At our Spring Concert at 3:00 PM on May 3, 2020, we will present Haydn’s Creation 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 Thursday, September 5, 2019. Rehearsals are Mondays at Mineola High School, 10 Armstrong Road, Garden City Park, NY 11040. Please call 516-294-1175 for more information and to schedule an audition appointment.
Choral ChameleonChoral Chameleon  20190801 (updated 8/1/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Founded in 2008 by reputable composer/conductor Vince Peterson, the ASCAP/Chorus America award-winning group Choral Chameleon were the first vocal ensemble to be Artists-In-Residence at National Sawdust during the 2017-2018 season.

Our 50+ voice semi-professional chorus currently seeks altos, tenors and basses with excellent music-reading skills who are looking to stretch themselves further as adult choral musicians: tackling newly-commissioned work, building idiomatic versatility across styles and genres, learning to be a lab choir for conductors in training, sometimes performing while moving and with staging, sometimes off-book, and who knows what next… all explored within a loving environment and with the goal of connecting to the audience on a deeply human level.

Our energized and enjoyable Monday night rehearsals in Manhattan embrace development in vocal technique, music literacy, and concert repertoire in a practical and accessible manner.

This is a longer commitment than many other groups, from early September through the end of June. Singers would be expected to commit to all of the following:
  • 2 self-produced concert cycles (November and May),
  • an overnight retreat (end of September),
  • a Summer Institute (end of June),
  • recording dates,
  • and collaborative projects with other artists throughout the NYC metro area (October and November).
Interested singers should visit www.choralchameleon.com/chorus-auditions.html for more specific information and to fill out an audition request form. We look forward to hearing you!
Manhattan Girls ChorusManhattan Girls Chorus  20190801 (updated 8/1/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
Manhattan Girls Chorus final auditions for the 2019-2020 season will be held on the following dates: Wednesday, August 28; Thursday, August 29; Tuesday, September 3; Wednesday, September 4. To arrange for an audition, please apply online at www.manhattangirlschorus.org/auditions/.

Manhattan Girls Chorus is a professional young women’s chorus made up of girls from all boroughs and nearby communities. Auditions provide an opportunity to meet the director and learn more about the Chorus. While our standards are high, our process is friendly.

Your spirit, enthusiastic love of singing, strong commitment and willingness to contribute to the greater good of our community and vision are also of the utmost importance. We will continue to unite the voices of young women and make a difference throughout the greater New York area.
Oratorio Society of New YorkOratorio Society of New York  20190801 (updated 8/1/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Open chorus auditions for all voice parts for the 2019-2020 season will be held on Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Appointments are necessary. Please go to osny.org/audition to learn of our member policies, and to schedule an appointment. (Please note that these auditions are for chorus members, not soloists.)
Brooklyn College Symphonic ChoirBrooklyn College Symphonic Choir  20190730 (updated 7/30/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Brooklyn College
The Brooklyn College Symphonic Choir returns to Carnegie Hall for a performance in the NY Choral Fesitval. The 80-voice mixed choral ensemble includes students, staff and community members from Brooklyn and beyond. Conducted by Dr. Malcolm J. Merriweather, the choir performs a variety of literature representing every musical period and genre in major concerts at Walt Whitman Hall and the Buchwald Theatre of the Leonard and Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts, the newest venue in Brooklyn.

Past performances have included Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah and Mozart's Requiem in collaboration with the Conservatory Orchestra and other Brooklyn area schools. The ensemble performs in Whitman Hall on the Brooklyn College campus. E-mail Alan Briones at alan@briones.net for all inquiries.

2019-2020 repertoire and highlights: Carnegie Hall, Choral Festival; Handel’s Messiah (with orchestra); John Hope Franklin Freedom Concert; Poulenc's Gloria.

Previous choral experience is necessary. The audition will consist of vocalises, pitch memory exercises, text recitation and sight reading of a Bach chorale. Auditions will be held Monday, August 26, 12-7 PM; Tuesday, August 27, 4-6 PM. Sign up by contacting Alan Briones at alan@briones.net.
The Shrewsbury ChoraleShrewsbury Chorale, The  20190729 (updated 7/29/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lincroft, NJ
Singers, if you love music and have a passion for singing, consider joining The Shrewsbury Chorale, a fine mixed chorus serving audiences in Monmouth County since 1957. We perform three yearly concerts that feature music ranging from classical to popular repertoire. Local singers, age high school and up of all voice parts, are welcome to participate in our Open Rehearsals on September 10, 17 and 24, from 7:45 to10:00 PM. We practice weekly on Tuesday evenings at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, 1475 West Front Street, Lincroft, NJ. Scores will be provided and events are free.

This set of Open Rehearsals is special as we welcome Joshua Anand Slater as permanent Music Director. Mr. Slater, a free-lance musician based in NYC, has extensive experience in choral and instrumental conducting, as well as singing and playing organ and piano. He is Artistic Director of fujit productions, which is committed to promoting underrepresented and silenced voices. Mr. Slater served as Guest Conductor for last season’s highly successful spring concert, "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy." Maestro Slater has planned an exciting 63rd season for The Shrewsbury Chorale. Our season opener on December 8 will feature Arthur Honegger’s A Christmas Cantata plus an assortment of carols and motets by various composers.

If you wish to develop your talents in a challenging environment, join us for an evening of friendly music- making and meet our new Maestro. We invite new as well as former members. Although we have a particular need for tenors, all voice parts are welcome. To schedule an audition, please call Mary Ann Corrigan at 908-309-0602 or e-mail macactor1@gmail.com. Visit our website at www.shrewsburychorale.org. Come check us out!
Young New Yorkers' ChorusYoung New Yorkers' Chorus  20190727 (updated 7/27/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday, Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown West / Chelsea
The Young New Yorkers' Chorus is very excited to announce auditions for our 2019-2020 season!

Currently in its 19th (mixed) and 8th (women's) seasons, the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus (YNYC) brings together the finest choral musicians from the thousands of young people in their 20s and 30s who flock to the city for its excitement and artistic life. YNYC's two ensembles perform for a large and devoted youthful audience, exposing them to the beauty and transcendent potential of choral art. The choir performs a vast variety of music, from works by classical greats to those of prominent living composers in New York's leading venues, such as Carnegie Hall and BAM. YNYC performed at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference at Symphony Hall in Chicago, cementing the choir’s emerging reputation as one of the finest choral ensembles in the country. YNYC has been featured in the film "Catechism Cataclysm," on WNYC’s RadioLab, the New York Public Library’s Library After Hours Program, the World Fashion Parade, TBS's hit show "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," and as a featured performer for iHeartRadio. The choir is deeply committed to new music and debuts a minimum of three original works every year through its annual Competition for Young Composers. YNYC is a volunteer choral organization – we are looking for incredible singers who love the energy and synergy of singing with an ensemble to join our choral family!

If you are interested in joining YNYC, please visit our website at ynyc.org/contact/auditions and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Submissions are due no later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, August 11. If you’re invited to audition, we will be in contact the week of August 12.

Those invited for an in-person audition will be asked to present 16 bars of a song of their choice (either a cappella or with accompaniment), and will be assessed further on their skill level through vocalization, musicianship exercises, and sight reading. If you have any questions regarding the audition process, or The Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, please visit our website at ynyc.org or contact us at info@ynyc.org.
Florilegium Chamber ChoirFlorilegium Chamber Choir  20190727 (updated 7/27/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
Past Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Florilegium Chamber Choir, now in our 44th season, announces auditions on the evening fo Monday, August 26. for all voice types. Our repertoire ranges from the 12th to the 21st centuries, and this season's programs will be a Walt Whitman Bicentennial Tribute; Hubert Parry's Songs of Farewell paired with other selections from the Renaissance to the present day; and Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem. Florilegium will also be premiering a commission by Daniel Elder.

We welcome experienced singers of all ages from throughout the New York metropolitan area. Rehearsals: Monday evenings 7:00-9:30 at Trinity Lutheran Church on West 100th Street (near Amsterdam Avenue). Concerts: Sunday afternoons November 17, 2019; March 8, 2020; and May 17, 2020--each preceded by a Saturday afternoon dress rehearsal For more information or to set up an appointment, contact info@florilegiumchamberchoir.org. info@florilegiumchamberchoir.org.
The Cecilia Chorus of New YorkCecilia Chorus of New York  20190727 (updated 7/27/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
Past Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown East
The 150-voice Cecilia Chorus of New York, led by Music Director Mark Shapiro, has been performing in NYC at Carnegie Hall and other venues for over a century. Rehearsals take place at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah on West 30th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, in a modern, comfortable space convenient to 14 subway lines, NJ transit and LIRR.

Members love our fast-paced, humorous rehearsals, our commitment to lifelong learning, our "thrilling" (theaterscene.net) performances, and the caring warmth and unbeatable good nature of our diverse community. We particularly seek alert, dedicated singers interested in musical insight and growth. We audition during the summer and throughout the season. To arrange an audition please contact us at ceciliachorusny.org/audition-request/ or call 646-638-2535. More at ceciliachorusny.org.

2019-20 will include two concerts in Carnegie Hall in December and May, and an additional performance in March:
  • J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio in a trademark streamlined version -- December 14, 2019 in Carnegie Hall.
  • " The Belshazzar Project" -- Truth speaks to power in this exploration of the Belshazzar story through music and spoken word; Baroque and Romantic; rock and rap. With acclaimed actor Kathleen Chalfant -- March 7, 2020 at the Church of St. Francis Xavier.
  • Carl Orff Carmina Burana and William Walton Belshazzar’s Feast -- May 8, 2020 in Carnegie Hall.
BVS Women's ChoirBVS Women's Choir  20190725 (updated 7/25/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Park Slope (Brooklyn)
BVS Women's Choir (formerly Bella Voce Singers), a 45-member multi-generational women’s choir in Brooklyn, is holding auditions for the first half of the 2019-20 season on the evening of Tuesday, September 3, 2019 by appointment. Singers interested will receive a small section of music and voice tracks to learn and perform in small groups at the audition, which will be held in Park Slope, Brooklyn. If you are interested in auditioning, or have any questions, please e-mail bvs.assistant@gmail.com. Once an audition time is confirmed, you will receive the address for the audition and the sheet music.

Rehearsals are Mondays from 7 to 9 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and will begin on September 9. Our performance is scheduled for Saturday evening, November 23. Please note that this is a dues-paying organization.
Grace Chorale of BrooklynGrace Chorale of Brooklyn  20190724 (updated 7/24/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights
Join us for our 43rd season! Grace Chorale is holding auditions for skilled and experienced amateur singers, and we are especially seeking tenors. All interested singers are invited to learn more about us and schedule an audition on September 11, 18 or 25 between 6:30 and 7:00 by going to forms.gle/JZW673pTi8h5Mr6x5. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at auditions@gracechorale.org or visit www.gracechorale.org.
Canticum Novum SingersCanticum Novum Singers  20190724 (updated 7/24/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
The Canticum Novum Singers (http://canticumnovum.org/), led by its founder, Conductor and Artistic Director Harold Rosenbaum (www.haroldrosenbaum.com), is looking for singers for its 2019-2020 season, which will include works by Orlando Gibbons, Gustav Holst, Benjamin Britten, Schoenberg, Thea Musgrave, Palestrina, William Byrd, Bach, Mozart, Dvorak, Stravinsky and much more, with concerts in Westchester and Manhattan. Contact CNS at haroldrosenbaum@gmail.com or 914-582-3915 for an audition.

Called "an elite chorus" by The New York Times, The Canticum Novum Singers is entering its 47th season. The choir has achieved both national and international recognition for its stylistic versatility, vocal blend, and expressive range. The ensemble has presented dozens of world, American, and New York premieres by composers ranging from Handel, J.C. Bach, Fauré and Bruckner, to Harbison, Berio, Schnittke, Rorem, Schickele and George Benjamin. Their latest CD is A Canticum Novum Christmas.
The Dessoff ChoirsDessoff Choirs, The  20190724 (updated 7/24/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
Past Gold Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
Dessoff is holding auditions for the 2019-20 season on Monday, August 5 and Thursday, September 5 at Balance Arts Center, 151 West 30th Street.

On the schedule for the upcoming season: performances of the Fauré Requiem in its original 1893 version, works by John Rutter and Gregg Smith, the New York premiere of Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard and a reprise performance of The Ballad of the Brown King to celebrate the 2020 release of our Margaret Bonds CD!

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. Rehearsals are Monday evenings, 7-10 PM on the Upper East Side. To schedule an audition, contact auditions@dessoff.org.
PhilomusicaPhilomusica  20190724 (updated 7/24/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Brunswick, NJ
Do you love to sing? Are you looking for a choir? Are you a former Philomusician and interested in returning as we begin our next half-century?

You are invited to audition for Philomusica Concert Choir -- we welcome experienced, dedicated singers in all voice parts. We encourage singers to audition for our upcoming concerts, to be presented on December 7 and 8, 2019.

Prospective singers are encouraged to participate in a regular rehearsal and then audition after the rehearsal. Please contact us in advance of the date you would like to audition. Auditions will be held on September 9, 16, 23 and 28, 2019 after the regular rehearsals. Rehearsals are Monday evenings, from 7:30 to 10:00 PM at The Unitarian Society, 176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, NJ.

For further information or to set up an audition, please call 732-993-5400, e-mail auditions@philomusica.org or visit www.philomusica.org and click on the "Auditions" tab.
InspireInspire  20190722 (updated 7/22/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Mostly Tuesdays (project basis) *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan
Seeking choral artists. Come invited. Be included. Leave inspired.

Who? Experienced choral singers. Looking for tenors and basses in particular. What? Join our community of art and advocacy. When? We rehearse mostly on Tuesday nights. Why? To amplify the great work of Sandy Hook Promise, Sadie Nash Leadership Project, Urban Word NYC, and 350 NYC through song. Learn more at choirforunity.org.

Interested choral artists should submit an informal musical resume, recording and any questions to choirforunity@gmail.com.
Caritas Chamber ChoraleCaritas Chamber Chorale  20190721 (updated 7/21/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Friday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bridgewater, NJ
Caritas Chamber Chorale seeks singers to audition for its 2019-2020 season. In general singers should have:
  1. 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.
  2. Experience in choral singing
  3. Fluency in music reading and an understanding of the language of music
  4. Strong vocal technique for choral singing and a good ear (can be assessed at the audition)
The audition will involve:
  1. A short interview/conversation to get to know you
  2. Vocalizing your complete range
  3. Singing any song of your choice (please bring music)
  4. Straightforward sight reading
Caritas Chamber Chorale typically rehearses on Friday evenings with some exceptions and additions for sectionals and concert week (additional evenings are usually Tuesdays). Rehearsals are usually held in Bridgewater, Warren and/or Far Hills, NJ. (This information will be provided on the schedule.) Caritas rehearses in concert sessions with breaks between them. The schedule will be provided to all members. Please review the schedule carefully before committing to Caritas.

Schedule of performance is still in the planning (as of July 2019). Performances may include a Christmas concert, a concert in June and/or possibly March. Performances of a particular program are often repeated three times 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 to rehearsals and concerts and concert attire (black suits with bow tie and cummerbund 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. Please contact Barbara Sanderman at director@caritaschamberchorale.org or 732-718-0775 to schedule an audition.
Hudson Valley SingersHudson Valley Singers  20190715 (updated 7/15/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Rehearsals are held at Andrus-on-Hudson, 185 Old Broadway Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 from 7:30 to 10:00 PM every Wednesday evening. This location has wonderful acoustics, is conveniently located and has ample parking. We will be performing Solomon, an oratorio by Georg Friedrich Handel, on Sunday, January 19, 2020.

As a non-audition chorus, we welcome all prospective singers to attend our first rehearsal of the season on Wednesday, September 4 to "audition us." We’ll start to get familiar with our new music, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet our Director, Eu Sirotkine, and other members of The Hudson Valley Singers at a reception after rehearsal. For more details please contact Randee Ginsberg at ginsedict@optonline.net or call (914) 907-3348. And please view the YouTube video of our recent performance of Creation at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd5LHgGPuk4.
Monmouth Civic ChorusMonmouth Civic Chorus  20190711 (updated 7/11/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Red Bank, NJ
Singers are invited to audition for the Monmouth Civic Chorus 2019-20 season. Audition appointments are available on Wednesday evenings beginning in September. For membership information or an audition appointment, visit monmouthcivicchorus.org, e-mail membership@monmouthcivicchorus.org or call 732-933-9333.
AngelicaAngelica  20190711 (updated 7/11/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hastings-on-Hudson
Angelica Women's Chamber Choir is seeking an alto for the fall. Auditions will take place at a mutually agreeable time in Hastings-on-Hudson. We seek singers who have choral singing experience; have good pitch; are good sight-readers; can sing with clear, straight tones; are able to hold a part; and are able to blend. We rehearse on Monday evenings, from 7 to 9, in Hastings-on-Hudson, a 30-minute ride on Metro-North, and we perform in both Manhattan and Westchester. If interested, please contact Marie Caruso at angelicavoices@angelicavoices.org. You can learn more about our choir on our website at www.angelicavoices.org.
Borough of Manhattan Community College Downtown ChorusBorough of Manhattan Community College Downtown Chorus  20190710 (updated 7/10/2019) 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 Family Ministries 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 to 10 PM. The first fall rehearsal is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

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) 776-7240, e-mail eyau@bmcc.cuny.edu or visit www.downtownchorus.org.

Our fall choral audition dates are scheduled on Tuesday, August 20; Wednesday, August 21; and Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 5 to 8 PM at BMCC Fiterman Hall campus.
Cantabile Chamber ChoraleCantabile Chamber Chorale  20190702 (updated 7/2/2019) 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 2019-2020 season we are auditioning all voice parts.

Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:30 PM at the Presbyterian Church of Bound Brook in Bound Brook, New Jersey. First rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Current plans for the coming season include concert performances on December 7, 2019 and April 25, 2020.

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.
Flushing Schiller Institute Community ChorusFlushing Schiller Institute Community Chorus  20190630 (updated 6/30/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Flushing
Schiller Institute NYC Chorus is welcoming singers of all voice types to join our chorus. We are a community chorus and have a welcoming environment for new singers: we provide lots of help for people to learn, like study tools, so that everyone can sing and participate in great music. Many members of our Flushing Chorus are Chinese-American, so we translate all materials into Chinese for anyone who needs it. All lyrics are translated into Chinese and all sheet music is provided in the Chinese numbered notational system Jianpu.

Summer season is beginning! (We rehearse through the summer months.) Our Flushing branch meets Wednesdays 6:30-8:15 PM at the Adult Day Care Center at 132-28 41st Avenue, suite 2B, Flushing, NY

No audition required. You may stop by for a rehearsal, or call/e-mail/text for more info. Margaret: 646-509-5451 or mjbgreenspan@gmail.com. Or visit sinycchorus.com.
Brooklyn Schiller Institute Community ChorusBrooklyn Schiller Institute Community Chorus  20190630 (updated 6/30/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Prospect Heights
Schiller Institute NYC Chorus is welcoming singers of all voice types to join our chorus. We are a community chorus and have a welcoming environment for new singers: we provide lots of help for people to learn, like study tools, so that everyone can sing and participate in great music. Summer season is beginning! (We rehearse through the summer months.) Our Brooklyn branch meets Wednesdays 6:30-8 PM at St Joseph Co-Cathedral, 717 Dean Street, Brooklyn (five blocks from Barclays Center).

No audition required. You may stop by for a rehearsal, or call/e-mail/text for more info. Margaret: 646-509-5451 or mjbgreenspan@gmail.com. Or visit sinycchorus.com.
Schiller Institute Community ChorusSchiller Institute Community Chorus  20190630 (updated 6/30/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown West
Schiller Institute NYC Chorus is welcoming singers of all voice types to join our chorus. We are a community chorus and have a welcoming environment for new singers: we provide lots of help for people to learn, like study tools, so that everyone can sing and participate in great music. Summer season is beginning! (We rehearse through the summer months.) Our Manhattan Branch meets Thursdays 6:30-8 PM at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, 152 West 66th Street.

No audition required. You may stop by for a rehearsal, or call/e-mail/text for more info. Margaret: 646-509-5451 or mjbgreenspan@gmail.com. Or visit sinycchorus.com.
New York Choral SocietyNew York Choral Society  20190620 (updated 6/20/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
NYCHORAL (New York Choral Society) invites you to join our friendly and talented group of singers, led by music director David Hayes. Auditions for all voice parts will be held August 26 and 28 and September 3, 4 and 5, 2019.

The 150-voice NYCHORAL has been widely recognized for its outstanding performances in prestigious venues around the world for over 60 years. We are looking for experienced choral singers with good musical skills, reading ability and the desire to be moved, inspired and challenged!

We hope you’ll join us for our exciting 2019-2020 season: “A Journey of Discovery” featuring three centuries of great choral masterpieces.
  • October 27, 2019: Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala at Carnegie Hall, with Richard Tucker Award winner soprano Lisette Oropesa (guest performance);
  • November 15, 2019: Maestro Hayes conducts NYCHORAL, the orchestra and soloists in a well-loved choral masterwork and an East Coast premiere at St. Bartholomew’s Church in midtown: Joannes Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem and Frank Ticheli’s Until Forever Fades Away;
  • A NYCHORAL Christmas on December 13 and 14, 2019 at Our Lady of Pompeii (Greenwich Village) features Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata, Rutter’s Gloria and music of Gjeilo and Biebl;
  • December 18 and 19, 2019: performances at Madison Square Garden with tenor Andrea Bocelli (guest performance);
  • March 6, 2020: NYCHORAL returns to St. Bart’s to perform two 20th century masterpieces: Frank Martin’s a cappella Mass for Double Chorus and Zoltán Kodály’s Missa Brevis for chorus and organ;
  • May 8, 2020: Randall Thompson’s Requiem at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church (Brooklyn). Maestro Hayes conducts this neglected masterpiece, in an arrangement for double chorus and double string orchestra (East Coast premiere).
Learn more about NYCHORAL auditions, membership and our upcoming season at www.nychoral.org. To request an audition or if you have questions, please contact us at auditions@nychoral.org. Please include your voice part and musical background. We look forward to meeting you!
Trinity Youth ChorusTrinity Youth Chorus  20190614 (updated 6/14/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday, Thursday afternoons *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Financial District
The Trinity Youth Chorus is enrolling new members ages 5 to 18. Choristers receive group and individual training in vocal technique, music theory, sight-reading and performance skills from a group of dedicated professionals. The choristers provide musical leadership at Sunday services alongside the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and offer concerts throughout the season. The chorus is accepting mature students with an interest in singing, the commitment to attend weekly rehearsals and the ability to sing at a Sunday-morning service once per month.

Children in grades K-5 may join regardless of their musical experience or background. Youth in grades 6-12 enter the choir through a short audition and written music theory assessment. Learn more at trinitywallstreet.org/youthchorus.
New Amsterdam SingersNew Amsterdam Singers  20190612 (updated 6/12/2019) 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 2019-20 season, featuring Mass for Double Chorus by Frank Martin, In the Beginning by Aaron Copland, Reincarnations by Samuel Barber and a major commission for chorus and marimba by Robert Paterson. Also works by Irving Fine, Vincent Persichetti, Andrew Rindfleisch, Benjamin Britten, Arvo Pärt, Dale Trombore and Eriks Esenwalds.

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 Tuesday, September 3, 2019. To arrange an audition, call Clara at 212-663-0576, e-mail us at auditions@nasingers.org or visit www.nasingers.org.
St. Paul's Chapel ChoirSaint Paul's Chapel Choir  20190607 (updated 6/7/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Financial District
The St. Paul’s Chapel Choir sings for morning services on the first Sunday of each month at St. Paul’s Chapel in Lower Manhattan and leads a congregational hymn-sing each season. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 6:15 to 7:30 PM in the Chapel of All Saints, inside Trinity Church (also in Lower Manhattan). Directed by Trinity’s associate organist Janet Yieh, this SATB adult choir sings a variety of liturgical choral repertoire from classical to contemporary and builds positive community through music

Auditions are informal and include singing a song of your choice and sight-reading a hymn. The St. Paul’s Chapel Choir is auditioning all voice parts and tenors and basses are especially needed. Schedule an audition at www.trinitywallstreet.org/music-arts/ensembles/chapel-choir.
The Pelham LarksPelham Larks, The  20190604 (updated 6/4/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Pelham, NY
The Pelham Larks is holding an Open Rehearsal on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 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 S1 and S2 singers. 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 18 members. We rehearse Tuesday evenings from mid-September through early May, with two concert seasons: Holiday and Spring. Performances take place at schools, senior citizen centers, shelters, nursing homes and libraries. Inquiries for membership are accepted in September/October and January/February. Contact Dana Thayer at 917-578-5316 or dana.b.thayer@gmail.com for additional information.
The New York City StreetsingersNew York City Streetsingers, The  20190529 (updated 5/29/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Midtown
We meet on most Tuesday evenings at 6 PM at 128 East 35th Street (between Madison and Park Avenues). We can use more singers and guitarists. You can leave a message at 718-763-1247 for more information. We recommend that you come to a rehearsal to see if this is something you would like to join.
Downtown VoicesDowntown Voices  20190430 (updated 4/30/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lower Manhattan
Praised by The New York Times for its “incisive, agile strength,” Downtown Voices is a semiprofessional choir made up of volunteer singers from the New York metro area and professional members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street. Downtown Voices rehearses on Wednesday evenings from September to June and performs approximately six concerts each year, often with professional orchestra, at Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel in Lower Manhattan.

Downtown Voices is taking new high-level volunteer singers in the fall and is holding auditions in the summer of 2019. All applicants are required to submit a video sample of their singing and after a screening process, successful applicants will be invited to audition in person. These auditions will include sight-reading from a four-part hymn, singing a prepared choral piece, as well as performing an aria of the singer’s choosing. Learn more and schedule an audition at trinitywallstreet.org/downtownvoices.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church ChoirSaint Peter's Episcopal Church Choir  20190412 (updated 4/12/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Northeast Bronx
This historical neo-Gothic church, founded in 1694, performs high Episcopal, Anglican-Catholic sung liturgy. It was the first congregation in The United States to be labeled Episcopalian during the British occupation of Manhattan. The worship space is acoustically pleasing and the choir sings from the gallery. The organ is a three manual, 42 rank expanded Austin pipe organ. Please see www.nycago.org/Organs/Brx/html/StPeterEpis.html for organ and church photos. The triptych altar retablo is remarkable.

New choir volunteers will receive a warm welcome in this multi-cultural community. Love of music, on-pitch singing, and a consistent commitment are required. The parish choir numbers eight, The Majesta Gregorian Chanters of New York (MGC-NYC) are comprised from St. Peter's choir members and other singers. The organist, choir and chant director is Paul Novosel, B.A. M.A. Mus in Gregorian Chant from University of Limerick, Ireland.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Westchester Square, is in the Northeast Bronx, and located one block south of the newly developed Westchester Square. It can be accessed by the #6 subway train, the Westchester Square stop. For driving, it is close to Exit 2 on the Hutchinson River Parkway. \

Interested choristers and chanters should send a query e-mail to Mr. Novosel at paulnovosel@gmail.com.
Nikolai Kachanov SingersNikolai Kachanov Singers  20190410 (updated 4/10/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Nikolai Kachanov Singers are looking for singers to expand our group for the performance of Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel for chorus, viola and percussion, a masterwork of the 20th century. This amazing 18-part piece requires precise intonation, and is a great opportunity for a select few to perform a recognized American classic at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Concert on Sunday, June 9 at 8 PM. Rehearsals on Mondays in April and May, as well as two Wednesdays, May 29 and June 5, plus dress rehearsal Saturday, June 8, in the evening.

Looking for singers with excellent pitch, sight-reading skills and ability to blend in a small ensemble. This will be a unique experience.

Will be happy to get your resume at auditions@rccny.org to schedule an audition.
Cathedral of St. John the Divine ChoraleCathedral of St. John the Divine Chorale  20190322 (updated 3/22/2019) 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.

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).

The Cathedral Choirs perform in England August 14-24, 2019. A few places are available. See the ad in the Info Exchange or contact Associate Choirmaster Bryan Zaros at bzaros@stjohndivine.org.
Park Slope SingersPark Slope Singers  20190320 (updated 3/20/2019) 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. We are all ages, all backgrounds and a huge range of musical abilities. We typically perform four concerts per year -- two in January and two in June, although there are exceptions. Singers interested in auditioning may write to auditions@parkslopesingers.org 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.
Huntington Choral SocietyHuntington Choral Society  20190306 (updated 3/6/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Huntington, NY
The Huntington Choral Society is in need of bass singers. The director, Jennifer Miceli, will hear auditions starting 3/18/19 until 4/8/19. Rehearsals are held Monday evenings. Spring performance: Saturday, May 11 at 8 PM entitled "All That Jazz," featuring Will Todd's Mass In Blue, Eric Whitacre's Five Hebrew Love Songs and commissions by Ike Sturm. To join, visit huntingtonchoralsociety.org/join/.
NASHIR! The Rottenberg ChoraleNASHIR! The Rottenberg Chorale  20190211 (updated 2/11/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale, featuring Jewish and Jewish-themed music, will hold auditions on Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 PM or by appointment. Contact the Lucy Moses School (129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023) at 212-501-3360, e-mail lucymosesschool@kaufmanmusiccenter.org or visit www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/lms.

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.
Down Town Glee ClubDown Town Glee Club  20190206 (updated 2/6/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Lower Manhattan
Male singers please apply. The Down Town Glee Club, a male chorale founded more than ninety years ago, is searching for singers in all voice parts, to supplement our ranks for the annual Spring Concert, to be held on Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 PM. The concert -- "Lost in the Stars" -- will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing and America’s “giant leap” into space exploration. Consistent with the theme, the program will include "Fly Me to the Moon," "Lost in the Stars," "Moon River," "Stella by Starlight," "Blue Moon," "Moonglow" and "Moonlight Serenade," not to mention Elton John’s "Rocket Man" as well as "Space Oddity," written by David Bowie.

Candidates not required to read music or have prior choral or choir experience. Rehearsals are held in Lower Manhattan (49 Fulton Street) at St. Margaret’s House on Tuesdays between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM. For additional information or to arrange a user-friendly audition, please call or text Jerry at 516-435-7817 or e-mail osterbergg@aol.com.
Maplewood Glee ClubMaplewood Glee Club  20190129 (updated 1/29/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Maplewood, NJ
The Maplewood (NJ) Glee Club is an all-male volunteer chorus that has been performing since 1946. Men of all ages (about 40 in number) meet on Monday evenings in Maplewood, 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, Greg Scime, and an outstanding accompanist. We are always looking for new members. If you are interested please reach out to us on our Facebook page, or contact Bryan Kleppe directly at bkleppe@verizon.net or at 973-219-8395. See samples of our recent concerts on our YouTube Channel for a better look at our work. Please join us!
SonaréSonaré  20190125 (updated 1/25/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Summit, NJ
Sonaré is now holding auditions for all voices, with immediate openings for tenors and basses. Sonaré is a year-long Young Artist Program sponsored by The Minuetto Music Festival and produced by The Continuo Arts Foundation. Designed to afford professional and aspiring young artists opportunities in performance, experience, and leadership, Sonaré members serve as Artists-in-Residence throughout the season for The Continuo Arts Civic Chorale, one of the Choirs-In-Residence in Carnegie Hall (solo performances available as early as 2019), and are featured in concerts, cabarets and The Minuetto Music Festival.

From vocal artists seeking a professional performance track, to working musicians and teachers wanting an outlet for performance and networking, Sonaré provides an outstanding platform for artistic growth, enrichment, and performance. Audition requirements include two contrasting selections, sight-reading and an interview.

Celebrating over ten years of music, inspiration, and opportunity, The Continuo Arts Foundation has made a notable impact on both the national and international music scene. Locally, Continuo offers New Jersey's most comprehensive intergenerational choral program, with seven choirs for singers of all ages, a music Conservatory offering private lessons, produces concerts and premieres major choral and orchestral works in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Music Center at Strathmore. Making history, Continuo Arts was the first US organization to present a concert inside the Sistine Chapel, and has served as musical ambassadors around the world at prestigious international music festivals in Rome, Vatican City, Ireland, Czech Republic and other world stages of note. Back at home, The Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus is a Choir-In-Residence in Carnegie Hall, and was featured on the Paper Mill Playhouse main stage for forty-two shows premiering Disney’s, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 9-11 Memorial Observance and many other local community events. To schedule an audition, call the Continuo Arts Conservatory of Music at 908-264-5324. For more information, please visit continuoarts.com/sonarenj.html.
Oratorio Society of New JerseyOratorio Society of New Jersey  20190125 (updated 1/25/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Montclair, NJ
The Oratorio Society of New Jersey launches its spring 2019 season with a rehearsal Monday, February 11, 8-10 PM at the First Lutheran Church, 153 Park Street, Montclair, NJ. Karl Jenkins's monumental work Stabat Mater will be performed on Saturday, April 27 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Montclair. Rehearsals will continue on Monday evenings at First Lutheran Church up to the concert week, when the choir will be joined by soloists and orchestra for additional rehearsals at the concert venue.

New members should plan to arrive on February 11 at 7:30 PM in order to allow time for purchasing scores ($28) and paying dues for spring semester ($40). OSNJ welcomes singers (in all voice parts) with prior choir experience, and no audition is required. For further information on OSNJ, please visit www.oratoriosocietynj.org, contact OSNJ Membership Director Scott Miller at scmibis@gmail.com or OSNJ President Susan Ladov at nsladov@aol.com or call 734-716-2373.

Founded in 1952, the Oratorio Society of New Jersey is an amateur ensemble dedicated to performing major works of the Western classical choral repertoire, from the Baroque era to the current century. Based in Montclair, choir members reside throughout Northern Jersey. Directed since 2005 by Conductor Sandor Szabo, OSNJ performs twice yearly as part of the Music in Montclair Series at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Montclair and presents an annual Community Messiah Sing in December. Recordings of numerous performances of OSNJ can be heard on our website and are also available on CD. Funding for OSNJ has been made available in part by the N.J. State Council on the Arts/Department of State, and by the support of foundations, corporations and individual donors.
KhorikosKhorikos  20190116 (updated 1/16/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Soho
Khorikos is currently accepting auditions by basses only for our 2019-2020 season and beyond. We are an a cappella choir that has toured Europe multiple times, performed at the United Nations, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and throughout Manhattan over the last 12 years.

Visit Khorikos on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/khorikos or visit www.khorikos.com for audio files, photos and more.

We are looking for serious music lovers who are dedicated and talented; however, a degree in music is not required to join. We are focused on making beautiful music and achieving the highest standard, all while having fun. If you would like to observe a rehearsal or schedule an audition time, please e-mail auditions@dorianartists.com and include "Bass Choral Singer" in the subject line.
Jackson Heights Community ChorusJackson Heights Community Chorus  20190107 (updated 1/7/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Jackson Heights, NY
Can you carry a tune? Love to sing? Jackson Heights Community Chorus welcomes all voices. No audition needed. We train, you sing! The Chorus meets Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st Street, in the second floor auditorium. Please contact Juan Valencia, founder, music and artistic director, if interested at 917-200-5779.
The Greater New Haven Community ChorusGreater New Haven Community Chorus, The  20190104 (updated 1/4/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: New Haven, CT
If you love to sing, please consider joining GNHCC! Open enrollment rehearsals are January 17, 24 and 31 at 7 PM. GNHCC will conclude its celebration of its 55th anniversary season at our spring concert on Saturday, June 8, with the premiere performance of a commissioned work by Connecticut composer Dr. Jennifer Rudman. No auditions are required, and all experience levels are welcome! Open enrollment rehearsals are FREE to attend. Membership dues for anyone wishing to join for the semester are $50 per person; $75 for two people from the same household.

The January 24 rehearsal (only) will be held at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 450 Whitney Avenue in New Haven. The January 17 and 31 rehearsals will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Avenue in New Haven. For further information, phone 203-303-4642, visit www.gnhcc.org or e-mail info@gnhcc.org.
The Putnam ChoralePutnam Chorale, The  20190102 (updated 1/2/2019) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Carmel, NY
Putnam County's premiere choral group invites new members for the Spring 2019 season's "Polyphonic Masterpieces, the work of Josquin Des Prez" featuring selections of history’s first rock star composer. No auditions necessary. Rehearsals begin Monday, January 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Carmel High School Music Building. For information, call 845-520-7574 or visit www.PutnamChorale.org. Come, join us!
Melodia Women's Choir of NYCMelodia Women's Choir of NYC  20181231 (updated 12/31/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: West Village
Melodia Women's Choir of NYC, Cynthia Powell Artistic Director, is an acclaimed ensemble of 38 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 perform classical and contemporary works. Our spring 2019 concerts are on May 4 and 5 and feature a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria in the way it was originally performed, by women’s voices. Singers need strong sight-reading skills and choral experience. High-level, friendly group. Contact womenschoir@mindspring.com for an audition.
North River SingNorth River Sing  20181115 (updated 11/15/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Jersey City, NJ
North River Sing Community Chorus, a Jersey City-based group dedicated to show tunes and jazz standards, will be holding auditions for its Spring 2019 season on Sunday, January 20, 2019, from 3 to 5 PM at 64 Wayne Street in downtown Jersey City. The chorus welcomes residents from all over the region, not just from Jersey City. Those unable to audition in person may do so remotely.

Auditions are friendly and relaxed—designed simply to ascertain that prospective members can carry a tune and learn harmonies. Neither formal voice training nor prior choral singing experience nor the ability to read music is required.

North River Sing was founded in 2014 by Jersey City resident Elizabeth Morrill as a place where friends and neighbors in and around Jersey City who love to sing—and who love show tunes and jazz standards in particular—can perform this wonderful music as a community. Rehearsals are held Sunday evenings from 5:45 to 8:00 in downtown Jersey City from February through June (for the spring session); membership costs $195 per session (scholarships are available); and the group performs roughly six times per year at venues ranging from the Oculus and the Grove Street PATH station plaza to homeless shelters, churches, community centers and nursing homes.

For further information on the audition process and to schedule an appointment to audition, readers should visit NorthRiverSing.org and/or call 917-969-1911.
CantaNYCCantaNYC  20181112 (updated 11/12/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
CantaNYC, a newly formed New York City chorus directed by Claude Lévy, is seeking experienced choral singers in all voice parts for its first independent project, the U.S. premiere of Antoine Miannay’s Human Rights. Maestro Lévy commissioned Human Rights in 2011 and, in 2012, conducted its world premiere in several locations in France.

The inspiring 45-minute choral work sets text from Eleanor Roosevelt’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights presented to and ratified by the United Nations in 1951. The piece is written for chorus accompanied by a jazz-inspired quartet (piano, clarinet, double bass and percussion). Of the 11 short movements, eight quote the Declaration's concise articles and three are purely instrumental.

A video of the first movement of Human Rights can be accessed at m.youtube.com/watch?v=X_bsVHzJq-w.

Rehearsals of this piece will be held monthly (not weekly) from 7:00 to 9:30 PM on Wednesdays, beginning November 14, 2018, with the first at a venue on NYC’s Upper West Side. The concert itself is to take place in the Spring of 2019 and will include other works. The finalized concert date and venue will soon be announced.

Maestro Lévy was educated at the Sorbonne and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse, both in Paris and, for more than two decades, taught music analysis, theory and history, as well as leading choral and instrumental ensembles in the French national school system. During that time he also directed several independent choruses, including his own, La Cantarela, in repertoire ranging from a cappella Renaissance compositions to contemporary pieces to large works with orchestra, including Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Rossini’s Stabat Mater, among others.

CantaNYC, created following Maestro Lévy's move to New York City and recently incorporated, was first convened to participate in David Lang’s The Mile-Long Opera. Maestro Lévy intends now to expand the mission of this musically ambitious amateur group to present a variety of programs, including American and international classic and original choral works of progressive and eclectic character.

If you are interested in being a part of this exciting project and vibrant new chorus, please RSVP to information@cantanyc.org; prospective singers should include voice part and a short summary of their musical experience.
Lavender LightLavender Light  20181106 (updated 11/6/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Union Square
Lavender Light is a non-church affiliated gospel choir, founded in 1985. Although the group encompasses many ethnic and spiritual backgrounds, the choir provides a special ministry to black lesbians and gays, who have historically been pressured by their communities to choose between their blackness and their gayness. Our repertoire includes gospel (old and new), spirituals and anthems. We produce two full concerts a year and frequently appear as guests at community functions from church services, weddings, to Gay Pride rallies. Lavender Light welcomes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer-identifying people of all colors. Directed by Sterling Overshown. Lavender Light is now auditioning! Call 212-714-7072 or e-mail lavenderlight85@gmail.com for more information.
University SingersUniversity Singers  20181029 (updated 10/29/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bridgeport, CT
The University Singers, founded in 2005, is a non–auditioned, dues-free mixed-voice chorus, consisting of University of Bridgeport students, as well as faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. Membership includes students from throughout the University. The University Singers perform regularly on and off campus.

Members of the University Singers have performed with other universities at a variety of venues, including Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher (now David Geffen) Hall and Carnegie Hall. Notable collaborations include the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, the regional premiere of the concert version of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass (with the Con Brio Choral Society and Mystic River Chorale) and the world premiere of Neely Bruce’s The Banquet (with the Hamden Symphony Orchestra). The Singers have also opened for the award-winning a cappella group VoicePlay. Since UB has long boasted one of the most international student bodies of any university in the United States, we strive to maintain a broadly multicultural repertoire while remaining rooted in standard choral literature.

The group has been conducted since its inception by Dr. Frank Martignetti, director of UB’s Music & Performing Arts Program. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4:15 PM 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 fmartign@bridgeport.edu.
Shore VoicesShore Voices  20181023 (updated 10/23/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Middletown, NJ
Shore Voices is a small a cappella group of 20+ women who meet on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9 in Middletown NJ. Performances for the holiday season are on Wednesday evenings starting November 28 through December 12, with additional performances on Tuesday, December 11 and Saturday, December 8.

We sing two-, three- and four-part music from the sacred, secular and barbershop worlds. No choreography and no memorizing is needed. MP3 and sheet music as well as sectional rehearsals are available. You don't need to be able to read music.

Auditions are the first two weeks of each season. If interested contact director Pat Dunphy at pdunphypt@yahoo.com.
eVoco Voice CollectiveeVoco Voice Collective  20181008 (updated 10/8/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Hofstra University
eVoco Voice Collective has openings in the Women’s Ensemble, and invites singers to audition for the winter and summer concert project season. Rehearsal schedules, project dates and an online request form for auditions can be found at www.evoco.vc.

The eVoco Voice Collective firmly believes in the transformative power of music. As such, we aspire to be passionate advocates for excellence in the choral art by presenting inspirational concerts and recitals of the highest caliber, and opening our rehearsal process to educational institutions throughout our community.

If you’re interested in joining this truly special collection of people, 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 today. Auditions times are available on Monday, October 15 and Saturday, October 20; ad hoc times are also possible. Join us!
The Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill, NYSacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill, NY, The  20181004 (updated 10/4/2018) 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. Rehearsals take place on Saturday mornings from 10 AM to 12 noon at St. John's Church. In December 2018, we're singing Bach's Christmas Oratorio and our traditional "Christmas Card" arrangement of music of the season. If you know the music and have a score, come rehearse with us on Saturday mornings.
Teaneck Community ChorusTeaneck Community Chorus  20180917 (updated 9/17/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Teaneck, NJ
The Teaneck Community Chorus is looking for tenors and basses. We are located in Teaneck, NJ and the mission of our chorus is to reflect the rich traditions of our diverse community. We rehearse Tuesday nights at the Ethical Cultural Society in Teaneck from 7 to 9. Come to a rehearsal and see what we’re all about. Please take a look at our website at www.teaneckcommunitychorus.org. For more information on our audition process or other questions, please contact Wes Matsui at wtmatsui@optonline.net.
Russian Chamber Chorus of New YorkRussian Chamber Chorus of New York  20180914 (updated 9/14/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
RCCNY is a highly admired ambassador of the Russian creative spirit and a professional-level avocational chorus known for its heartfelt singing and stylistic versatility. 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. The New Yorker called the group "the superb Russian Chamber Chorus."

Here's what the 2018-19 season looks like:
  • November 28, 2018: Sergei Taneyev's masterful cantata John of Damascus. It will be repeated In February 2019.
  • February 21 and 24, 2019: "Tchaikovsky and his Contemporaries." This fascinating program reflects the blossoming of the Russian Romantic period, and includes choral gems by the legendary Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and their contemporaries, such as Arensky and Taneyev, and other composers, revered in Russia but less known in America.
  • June 6 and 9, 2019: "Color and Sound." The chorus is proud to present a world premiere of the commissioned piece Morning Birds for chorus, cello and flute by Efrem Podgaits, a distinguished Moscow composer; and Morton Feldman’s masterpiece Rothko Chapel for chorus, viola and percussion.
Under the inspiring leadership of Nikolai Kachanov, the founding artistic director, the chorus offers an opportunity for a high level musicianship and passionate music making to explore a wide variety of choral literature from Slavic traditions and other parts of the world. Every rehearsal is like a voice lesson. Nikolai teaches advanced skills to develop vocal strength and range, richness of timbre, and offers wide-ranging insights into music, to achieve a high standard of subtlety of expression to create a polished performance.

RCCNY is comprised of 28+ selective singers. Members love the rehearsals that are stimulating, musically challenging and highly rewarding. We are looking for singers with excellent intonation, sight-reading and advanced vocal skills who are looking to stretch themselves vocally and artistically. KNOWLEDGE OF RUSSIAN IS NOT REQUIRED -- transliterations are provided. Auditions will be held by appointment. First rehearsal is on September 26. Please e-mail auditions@rccny.org.

To hear our sound, visit rccny.org/WatchandListen.html; watch us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/RussianChamberChorus/videos. See our events and photos on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russianchamberchorusofnewyork/.
New York Bulgarian Women's ChoirNew York Bulgarian Women's Choir  20180914 (updated 9/14/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown Manhattan
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. We welcome you to sit in on an upcoming rehearsal to get a feel for the group. All are welcome -- and do not hesitate!

Our first rehearsal is Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 PM. We typically rehearse every Thursday evening, September-May at Opera America in Manhattan (near Penn Station).

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.

Yasna Voices Live: 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. This past spring, we were thrilled to travel again to Havana, delivering a cultural exchange concert of friendship with the National Choir of Cuba, the National Folkloric Choir of Cuba and Girl’s Choir Lunita.

Please contact sarahbwillis@gmail.com and vlada_tomova@yahoo.com for more information and with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Central Jersey Choral SocietyCentral Jersey Choral Society  20180907 (updated 9/7/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ewing Township, NJ
CJCS invites singers of all ability levels that are seeking a creative and joyful outlet to join its community. No formal auditions are required. New member open house on September 10 at 7:30 PM. For more info, contact Sarah Steward at steward@cjchoralsociety.org.
Trinity Choir--Staten IslandTrinity Choir--Staten Island  20180905 (updated 9/5/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Stapleton (Staten Island)
Want to sing in some of the best acoustics on Staten Island? The Trinity Choir invites you to its open rehearsals through the month of September, Wednesdays at 7 PM. We’re excited to begin a new season of music and there are many different ways to participate!

The Trinity Choir provides an engaging and rewarding musical experience to all who enjoy singing. There are no auditions and no previous experience is expected. Outside of rehearsal time, "office hours" are provided where members can work with the director briefly one-on-one for extra help and professional development. For members who are more advanced, there is the opportunity to sing in a chamber ensemble which frequently performs one- or two-on-a-part polyphony. Numerous solo opportunities are also available as soloists are chosen from the choir membership. Trinity Choir's repertoire is varied, ranging from the 16th century to the present.

Come Wednesday, September 5 at 7 PM to Trinity Church, 309 St. Paul’s Avenue, to learn more about the choir and spend an evening singing your favorite hymns and more! Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact director Rebecca Ehren at rebecca.ehren@sympatico.ca.
Orange County Classic Choral SocietyOrange County Classic Choral Society  20180904 (updated 9/4/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Blooming Grove, NY
Classic Choral Society will begin its 60th anniversary season on Monday, September 10 at 7:30 PM.

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. We will be preparing a diverse program including works that are very old (Dietrich Buxtehude), and brand new (Ola Gjeilo, Dan Forrest and Kim Andre Arnesen), as well as work that joins the voices of our audience with ours. Rehearsals: Mondays, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM at United Church of Christ, 2 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 845-713-4543 or see our website at www.classicchoralsociety.org.
Chelsea SongChelsea Song  20180904 (updated 9/4/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
Past Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chelsea
CS is 8-11 amateur singers meeting in Chelsea for the joy of singing a cappella, ensemble music and, occasionally performing publicly. We are coached by Gayla Morgan, soprano for the Western Wind Vocal Ensemble. Repertoire: Renaissance--sacred and not; part songs--classical, contemporary and folk; show tunes.

We look for all voice parts with fair to good sight-singing and/or choral experience and, ask you to sing one regular session with us as a trial. Meetings are twice monthly, starting September 30, 2018 and running through early June. Session duration: 7:30 - 9:30 PM. Coach Gayla is paid $20 per singer, per session. Contact Soc or Evelyn at 212-675-0057 or e-mail socevie@aol.com.
Jazz Choir Reading SessionsJazz Choir Reading Sessions  20180904 (updated 9/4/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan
"There is not any Musicke whatsoever, comparable to that which is made of voyces, where the voyces are good, and the same well sorted and ordered." William Byrd, 1588. It¹s still true.

We’re looking for one or two men to join our reading sessions. They’re an evening of serious, yet relaxed music making, giving singers the opportunity to read new music and providing a place for arrangers to hear their work. The group is composed of friendly, compatible musicians that love group singing and take joy in jazz harmonies well sung. We've been meeting in the Village the second Tuesday of each month since 1999, 7:30-10:00 PM, from September through June. As we only meet once a month, the group is limited to good readers. Most are "pros" in the sense that they 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 small talk 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 fourteen to twenty-four singers attend each session (people miss due to gigs, traveling, etc.). We’re always open to adding good musicians. We don't conduct auditions, good people just join the group. If you’re interested, please e-mail me, Jacques Rizzo, at jbrizzo@optonline.net with a brief note on your background, reading ability and the vocal part you sing.
Ghostlight ChorusGhostlight Chorus  20180827 (updated 8/27/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
This fall Ghostlight invites singers of all voice types with advanced choral experience to audition for the 2018-2019 season. If interested, please send your audition information to Dr. Evelyn Troester DeGraf at ghostlight.chorus@gmail.com with your name, voice part and summary of your choral singing experience.
The Astoria ChoirAstoria Choir, The  20180824 (updated 8/24/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Astoria
Auditions for The Astoria Choir season are held in early September, and and early January each season. 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/audition. For an audition appointment, please send an e-mail to info@astoriachoir.org.

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.
Key of QKey of Q  20180823 (updated 8/23/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Kingston, NY
Your Local Queer Chorus is holding auditions for our 2018-19 season. We are a small, friendly group of LGBTQ and allied singers who love to sing beautiful, challenging and mostly-modern secular music in four-part harmony. We perform 2-3 major concerts per season as well as smaller gigs for special events. Ability to read music is a huge plus but not necessary. We rehearse Monday evenings in Kingston at the LGBTQ Community Center, 300 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401.

We are only looking for basses and baritones at this time. Auditions wil be held on Monday, August 27. For additional info and to schedule an audition time, please visit www.keyofq/auditions/.
Uncommon ChordUncommon Chord  20180821 (updated 8/21/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Uncommon Chord, a mixed ten-voice ensemble, is holding auditions for 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 or two on a part, and able to learn a chart quickly through strong sight-reading skill and/or preparation outside of rehearsals.

Now in its 24th year, Uncommon Chord’s members participate for the pleasure of singing outstanding arrangements of 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 Wednesday 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.
Greenwich Choral SocietyGreenwich Choral Society  20180821 (updated 8/21/2018) 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 4 and Wednesday, September 5 starting at 6 PM, as well as on Saturday, September 8 and 15 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 2018-2019 include a traditional holiday concert featuring Poulenc’s Gloria (December 1 and 2), Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess Concert Suite with the Stamford Symphony (February 9), Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang-Symphony No. 2 (April 6), plus a Benefit performance on May 5 featuring "lighter fare."

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.
East End Women's ChoirEast End Women's Choir  20180814 (updated 8/14/2018) 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 by appointment on August 30, 2018 and September 6, 2018 from 7 to 9 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.
St. Paul's Choir SchoolSaint Paul's Choir School  20180812 (updated 8/12/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday and Wednesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Englewood, NJ
St. Paul's Choir School Seventh Annual Open House: Saturday, September 8 at 2 PM.

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 in grades K through 12. 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. Five our students have earned the prestigious Bronze medal from the RSCM. We have also performed on stage with actress Kristin Chenoweth and the award-winning band The Chieftains.

The St. Paul's Choir School welcomes all children in grades K-12. 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!
Kent SingersKent Singers  20180812 (updated 8/12/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Kent, CT
The Kent Singers are recruiting singers in all four parts for the 2018-2019 season. The first rehearsal for our December 16 concert "Make We Merry," a festive program of traditional and contemporary carols from around the world, is Wednesday, September 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at St. Andrew’s Church in Kent, CT.

New this season is a special Saturday open rehearsal and pot-luck to introduce Bach’s magnificent St. John Passion to both current and potential members. The Kent Singers will perform this dramatic masterpiece with professional soloists and a period-instrument orchestra on June 16, 2019. The rehearsal is September 22 from 10 AM to 3 PM at St. John’s Church on the New Milford Green. This rehearsal will be broken into two sessions, 10-12 and 1-3 with a pot-luck lunch break in between. The open rehearsal is a perfect opportunity to "try us out." For more information, e-mail info@kentsingers.org.
CerddorionCerddorion  20180810 (updated 8/10/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
Past Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble is a professional-caliber chamber ensemble of 24-28 mixed voices. Now in its 24th year, Cerddorion performs adventurous programs that span the breadth of the choral repertoire, from medieval polyphony to newly commissioned works. Our 2018-2019 season will include three exciting programs: "And Love Waits," featuring a world premiere by New York composer Susan Kander, as well as music by Dominick Argento, Elliot Carter and other American composers; "The Splendor of Gabrieli, Schütz and Monteverdi"; and "My Timeless Muse," a program pairing works of the past with works of the present, including the winners of our seventh annual Emerging Composers Competition.

Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 7 to 10 PM at St. Ignatius of Antioch on the Upper West Side, starting on September 4, 2018.

We are looking for experienced choral singers with good blend, excellent intonation and strong ensemble musicianship. Please e-mail Artistic Director James A. John jmsjhn@aol.com for an appointment. The audition will include vocalizing, sight-singing and performing a solo piece of your choice.
The Brearley SingersBrearley Singers, The  20180810 (updated 8/10/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
The Brearley Singers is a non-audition choir and invite new members in all voice parts for our 25th season (2018-19) which resumes at 6:45 PM on Thursday, September 13, 2018 (due to holiday school closure on the Monday). Regular rehearsals are on Mondays 6:45-9:00 at 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.

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 begin our 25th Season celebration, with works featuring a brass quintet, by Bach, Rutter, Poulenc, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Gabrielli and Daniel Pinkham. Our Spring Concert program is still in development but will be the cherry on our 25th year commemoration cake.

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! Follow us on Facebook for program and rehearsal updates.
University Glee Club of New York CityUniversity Glee Club of New York City, The  20180802 (updated 8/2/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chelsea
Men with singing experience are invited to audition for membership with the University Glee Club of New York City and help us celebrate our 125th anniversary in 2019! The UGC, founded in 1894 "to encourage male voice singing of the highest excellence", rehearses on Thursdays, 6:45 to 8:45 PM, at Masonic Hall NYC, 71 West 23rd Street, October through May, and will hold auditions before and after our rehearsals on October 11, 18 and 25 in preparation for our 249th Members' Concert at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on January 12, 2019 together with the Lehigh and Yale Glee Clubs. For further information, visit our website at www.ugcofnyc.org or call Adam Zamora, Membership Director, at 917-453-1471.
Hunter College ChoirHunter College Choir  20180521 (updated 5/21/2018) 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 (6:10-8:40) 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." Repertoire for fall 2018: Rossini TBA.

Rehearsals: Evening Section rehearses Thursdays, 6:10-8:40 PM, starting Thursday, August 30; Day Section rehearses Monday and Thursday, 1:10-2:25 PM, also starting Monday, August 27.

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 212-772-5020 or contact michael.sheetz@hunter.cuny.edu.
Brooklyn Interdenominational ChoirBrooklyn Interdenominational Choir  20180517 (updated 5/17/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant
"Taste, See & Be BIC" -- Join us for rehearsal on Mondays at 6:45 PM and get a "taste" of BIC. See what we do. Be with BIC in rehearsal. Bedford Central Presbyterian Church, 1200 Dean Street (at Nostrand Avenue), Brooklyn, NY 11216. Contact us at brooklynichoir@gmail.com.
New Jersey State Children's ChorusNew Jersey State Children's Chorus  20180514 (updated 5/14/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgewood, NJ
The New Jersey State Children's Chorus will hear interested children in kindergarten through seventh grade for the 2018-2019 season. Hearings are informal, designed to put your child at ease, and usually held at a rehearsal. Enrollment is ongoing throughout the season. To schedule a hearing for your child or to learn more, e-mail info@njstatechildrenschorus.org or visit www.njstatechildrenschorus.org.

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.
Sing Choruses in PublicSing Choruses in Public  20180409 (updated 4/9/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
S.C.I.P. is a choir specializing in the fun, witty, theatrical, and uplifting music of Gilbert & Sullivan. Led by professional conductors, singers of all musical backgrounds are encouraged to join our weekly rehearsals. Nina Lainville is the conductor.

Participants register per session, and we have opened registration for our current session which runs from April 18 to May 16, culminating in a concert on May 23 at 7:30 PM. Rehearsals are at Nola Studios, 244 West 54th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), 5th floor (handicapped accessible). No auditions required. Participants may register online at www.SingChorusesInPublic.com or via e-mail at SingChorusesInPublic@gmail.com. Cost is by donation, on a sliding scale. For further information or to join our mailing list, please visit our website at www.SingChorusesInPublic.com. We hope to sing with you soon!
Gateway Classical Music SocietyGateway Classical Music Society  20180329 (updated 3/29/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Saturday afternnon (Manhattan), Sunday (Connecticut) *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan and Connecticut
Gateway Classical Music Society will be holding weekly rehearsals in NYC and Southern Connecticut for Verdi’s Aida beginning in April after Easter. All vocal categories are welcomed. If you are an experienced chorister who has sung with an opera company or established chorus ensemble, no audition is required. If you are a student of voice in a conservatory or a voice major at a university or vocal arts academy, no audition is required. If your experience has only included singing in church choirs; or, you love to sing and can learn music by listening to it and practicing your part, then an audition may be requested.

All interested in singing with Gateway for this fantastic work of art that will be performed in early November at a large, historic theater in Bridgeport, CT with a New York City performance to follow, please contact Gateway at GCMS@optonline.net with a short description of your experience and your vocal category. Dates, places and times of rehearsals in Manhattan and Connecticut will be e-mailed to you. Auditions will be held in Manhattan on Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM both days. E-mail Gateway for an audition at GCMS@optonline.net; the place and time will be e-mailed to you.
Trinity Baptist Church ChoirTrinity Baptist Church Choir  20180317 (updated 3/17/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
The Trinity Baptist Church choir is a group of people who love God and love lifting up His name in song. Any and all levels of experience in singing welcome. No audition necessary. Come join us in celebrating the resurrection! We will practice Wednesday, March 28 from 6:30 to 8 PM to lead worship on Easter Sunday, April 1. Service times are 9:30 AM and 11:15 AM. Trinity Baptist Church is an international and multigenerational community dedicated to making disciples of Jesus Christ who are growing in faith, obedience, and joy, as we go out to advance God's kingdom. For information, contact director David Kim at dkim017@gmail.com.
PolyhymniaPolyhymnia  20180203 (updated 2/3/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Polyhymnia is looking for two tenor subs for our May 5 concert. Please e-mail director John Bradley at john@polyhymnia-nyc.org for more information. Auditions are ongoing. The singers of Polyhymnia are advanced avocational and professional singers, and the fee for each concert is $200.

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 from the Eton Choirbook, Andrea Gabrieli and Orlande de Lassus.

We average 7-8 rehearsals for each concert. Our rehearsal schedule is available upon request.

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.
East End SingersEast End Singers  20180125 (updated 1/25/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Port Jefferson, NY
East End Singers is currently seeking a baritone and alto to join our group. We have a varied repertoire including sacred and secular music. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 7:30-9 PM in Port Jefferson. If you are interested in auditioning, please contact Anthony at eastendsingers@gmail.com.
ReverbReverb  20180122 (updated 1/22/2018) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Various *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Chelsea
Hello A Ca friends! Reverb New York is holding auditions. We’re looking for basses and male beat-boxers.

We are a New York City based a cappella group founded in 2017. Starting with six female voices coming together (and now two tenors!), Reverb has built a foundation to progress a cappella performance through a variety of genres, focusing mainly on pop, rock, alternative, and whatever speaks to us. We’re all super friendly and the audition process will be straight-forward. In a 15-minute time-slot we would like to hear you:
  • Sing any song you would like
  • Sing a prepared piece, for which we will provide music before your audition
  • Blending exercise
We typically practice 1-2 times per week, depending on any planned performances. Days of the week are typically: Monday, Wednesday and Sunday, based on the groups general availability. Location: Chelsea, NY. We can’t wait to meet you! For more information, please reach us at contact@reverbnewyork.com or www.facebook.com/reverbnyc/. You can find out more about us at /www.reverbnewyork.com/.
Ten and ChangeTen and Change  20171117 (updated 11/17/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown Manhattan
Calling all NYC-area male vocalists! Ten and Change, one of New York’s longest standing all-male a-cappella groups is holding auditions! All voice parts will be considered with preferences for basses and vocal percussionists.

Ten & Change has performed throughout NYC at venues such as Arlene’s Grocery, The Bitter End, The Duplex and more. In March of 2015, Ten & 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.

Please complete our audition form and we will reach out to offer an audition slot if interested. If you have any questions, e-mail 10andchange@gmail.com.
Harmonic InsurgenceHarmonic Insurgence  20171030 (updated 10/30/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Prospect Lefferts Garden (Brooklyn)
Auditions sought for enthusiastic social justice choir in three sections: alto, tenor and bass. Harmonic Insurgence is a small, spirited, and multi-ethnic ensemble performing chorally challenging and socially relevant music on topics ranging from political prisoners and peace-making to the environment and civil rights. Our original arrangements draw from varied traditions including folk, gospel, jazz, classical, nueva canción and reggae. We welcome good singers who want to promote social justice through the gift of song. We especially encourage singers of color to consider joining our group.

Auditioners should be able to hold their own part, blend with others, and follow musical notation, whether by sight or by ear and musical memory. We rehearse Wednesday evenings in the Prospect Lefferts Garden neighborhood of Brooklyn, near the B/Q and 2 lines. Contact Gene Glickman at 718-693-5751 or eugene.glickman@ncc.edu.
Youth Choir of New JerseyYouth Choir of New Jersey  20171025 (updated 10/25/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday and Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Summit, NJ
The Youth Choir of New Jersey is the premiere ensemble for outstanding young voices ages 13-18. Strong vocal technique, exemplary pedagogy and diverse repertoire comprise the musical foundation upon which Youth Choir members build the skills that insure on-going musical success and opportunity in the future.

Youth Choir of New Jersey members engage in community service outreach appearances, annual concert performances, showcase cabarets and a wide variety of activities that not only encourage self-confidence, teamwork, poise, and stage presence but ones that inspire concert goers, community members and arts aficionados around the world.

Where talent and opportunity meet, potential and advancement becomes reality. The Youth Choir has been featured around the world; from Carnegie Hall to the Sistine Chapel, from touring with Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra to concerts, recordings and documentary features in Prague, Ireland and Vatican City.

Rehearsals are Mondays 7:30-9:00 (advanced boys and girls ensembles: Singers and Continuos) and Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 (Intermediate girls ensemble: Chanticleers) in Summit, NJ. For more information, visit www.youthchoirnj.com.
Children’s Choir of New JerseyChildren’s Choir of New Jersey, The  20171025 (updated 10/25/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday afternoon *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Summit, NJ
The Children’s Choir of New Jersey is the premiere ensemble for outstanding young voices ages 6-12.  Strong vocal technique, exemplary pedagogy and diverse repertoire comprise the musical foundation upon which Children’s Choir members build the skills that insure on-going musical success and opportunity in the future.

Children’s Choir of New Jersey members engage in community service outreach appearances, annual concert performances, showcase cabarets and a wide variety of activities that not only encourage self-confidence, teamwork, poise and stage presence but ones that inspire concert goers, community members and arts aficionados around the world.

Where talent and opportunity meet, potential and advancement becomes reality. The Children’s Choir has been featured around the world; from Carnegie Hall to the Sistine Chapel, from touring with Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra to concerts, recordings and documentary features in Prague, Ireland and Vatican City.

Rehearsals take place in Summit, NJ on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 PM. Visit www.continuoarts.org for more information.
Civic Chorale of New JerseyCivic Chorale of New Jersey  20171025 (updated 10/25/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Summit, NJ
The Civic Chorale of New Jersey is for adult singers who embrace the challenge of excellence and love to perform. 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 are actively studied. The Civic Chorale performs in community concerts and joins with other singers from around the world as part of the Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus. Additionally, The Civic Chorale of New Jersey serves as a choir-in-residence in Carnegie Hall.

Rehearsals take place in Summit, NJ on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 PM. Visit www.civicchoralenj.com for more information.
St. Paul's ChoirSaint Paul's Choir  20171017 (updated 10/17/2017) 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.

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.
Jersey Harmony ChorusJersey Harmony Chorus  20171016 (updated 10/16/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Princeton, NJ
The Jersey Harmony Chorus is hosting their Free "Vocal Autumn Series" for women who love to sing. A series of three vocal Workshops conducted by award winning director and coach, Kat Britt. will take place Mondays, October16, 23 and 30 from 7:00PM to 10 PM. Both those with prior experience in choral groups or solo singing and less experienced women who enjoy singing are invited to attend.

The workshops will be held at Griggstown Reformed Church Recreation Hall, 1065 Canal Road, Princeton (Griggstown section of Township of Franklin in Somerset County). Jersey Harmony is a four-part harmony a cappella women’s chorus, performing a variety of popular music from past decades to the present.

Guests will take part in vocal coaching of four-part harmony and the fun and experience of being on the risers with the most enthusiastic, friendly group of women singers you can find. There will also be the opportunity to observe the chorus rehearsal, join in activities with the chorus and social time with refreshments. For registration and more information, contact Carole at jhc.membership@gmail.com or call 732-236-6803.

Jersey Harmony Chorus is a group of fun-loving, hard-working, dedicated women who love to sing. The chorus sings four-part A Capella harmony, performing songs from genres such as popular, jazz and Broadway, while spanning several decades from 40s to recent years. Under the leadership of certified director, Kat Britt, the group works toward consistently improving their sound while enjoying the fun and comradery of a closely-knit group that loves to learn and laugh. The membership includes women of all ages that represent a wide range of backgrounds and careers. Guests who attend the vocal classes will be afforded the opportunity to return in November for more sessions and a chance to sing in JHC’s annual holiday show in December.
The Jubilee ChorusJubilee Chorus, The  20171010 (updated 10/10/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Manhattan
Jubilee Chorus, New York (a branch of Jubilee World) is a choral music ministry committed to glorifying and serving God and His people through musical excellence. Jubilee unites people of all ages and backgrounds to deliver a message of hope and healing, bringing the light of Christ to all communities. It provides a place for worship, ministry, fellowship, musical training and experience.

Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 PM at Yeoryia Studios (2067 Broadway at West 72nd Street, New York). Free membership with weekly vocal technique workshops! Join immediately!

Auditions are Tuesdays, October 10 and 17, 7-9 PM at Yeoryia Studios -- CARMEN (5th floor). All levels welcome. Section leader positions available. Auditions are for vocal placement and personal meet-and-greet with management team.

Interested? Contact nyc.jubileechorus@gmail.com or 408-368-7992 with your preferred vocal part (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). We are excited to sing with you! For more information, visit www.jubileechoir.org or facebook.com/TheJubileeChorus.
Christ Church Riverdale ChoirChrist Church Riverdale Choir  20171002 (updated 10/2/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Riverdale
Christ Church Riverdale Choir (Episcopal) is not your grandma’s church choir. We are a 20-voice volunteer chorus led by professional section leaders, with repertoire spanning all musical genres. We rehearse only on Sundays from 9:30 to 10:40 AM in the Church, and sing at the 11 AM Eucharist afterward (taking a break during the months of July and August). We purposely schedule choir rehearsals on Sunday mornings, very much aware that folks lead very busy lives and in many cases all parents and/or guardians are working outside the home. This enables our choir members--and perspective choir members--some breathing room and flexibility, so they can offer their time and talent without feeling pressured to commit multiple days for rehearsals and services. Our rehearsals are fast-paced, well organized, and fun. You are welcome to join us at any time during the year and you do not need to be a member of the church (or for that fact, Christian) to sing with us. The choir performs an annual Christmas Concert, featuring regional choir, brass quintet and timpani. For more information contact our music director, Carl Marucci, at musicdirector@christchurchriverdale.org.
The Uptown Sound A Cappella Jazz EnsembleUptown Sound A Cappella Jazz Ensemble, The  20170919 (updated 9/19/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
A cappella jazz ensemble seeks a low bass and an alto. Join the Uptown Sound Jazz Ensemble and add swing, blues, broadway, folk… to your vocal repertoire.

Experience the amazing sounds of jazz harmonies in 4-8 part arrangements of the old standards: Lullaby of Birdland, In the Mood, My Romance,, Java Jive, Basin Street Blues, Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Sweet Georgia Brown, Shenandoah, Kalamazoo, Good Night and more. Arrangers include Gene Puerlng, Ed Lojeski, Kirby Shaw, Phil Mattson, Robert Sterling and others.

Join a friendly performance group of 14 singers, the Uptown Sound, professionally led by Elizabeth Farnum, meeting on Wednesday evenings on the Upper West Side. Reasonable sight reading, please. Call 212-580-4941 or e-mail analyst700@aol.com.
Parish Choir of the Church of St. James the LessParish Choir of the Church of Saint James the Less  20170918 (updated 9/18/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Scarsdale, NY
The Parish Choir of the Church of St. James the Less has a long history of excellence, singing a wide variety of repertoire in an Anglican liturgical setting. The choir is made up of a core of professional singers along with skilled amateurs. They sing for all Sunday morning services and holidays, occasional Evensong services and choir concerts. For information, contact director Matthew Lewis at music@stjamesscarsdale.org.
The Harbormen ChorusHarbormen Chorus, The  20170912 (updated 9/12/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: East Setauket, NY
The Harbormen are a men's chorus that sings four-part harmony in the a cappella style. We emphasize quality singing, community involvement, great shows and good fellowship. We cater to singers of all abilities and have several ways for our members to learn the music. Beginners welcomed. If you can carry a tune then please join us. We meet every Monday evening (holidays excepted) at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall located at 380 Nicolls Road in East Setauket, New York at 7:30 PM. Interested? Call Dave Lance at 516-658-7581.
Basilica ScholaBasilica Schola  20170908 (updated 9/8/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Soho
We invite you to audition for the Basilica Schola, which sings Sunday evenings for the 7 PM Mass at the beautiful and historic Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, located in Soho. This friendly, mixed choral ensemble is comprised of both amateur and professional musicians from the New York City area who enjoy singing the Catholic Church’s great treasury of music. The ensemble’s repertoire ranges from Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony, to important contemporary works. The Schola sings from September to the Feast of Corpus Christi (June). In addition to the regular Sunday liturgies, the Schola also leads Vespers once a month, sings for the major church festivals (including Christmas & Easter), and for special concerts and liturgies throughout the year.

All voice parts are welcome. Strong sight-reading skills and musicianship are important. An interview with the Director of Music and Musical Associate is required. Contact cantor@oldcathedral.org or call 646-620-7456.

The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral is the original Cathedral of the Archdiocese of New York. Since its construction 200 years ago on the corner of Mott and Prince, it has stood as the heart of old New York; a beacon for the Catholic faithful and an American symbol of religious freedom. Originally the center of the Irish immigrant community, St. Patrick’s has expanded to serve a diverse community of Catholics from Italian, Hispanic, Asian and various other origins, as well as a vibrant millennial congregation. The Basilica’s music ministry is supported by the historic 1868 Erben Organ, a jewel amongst the city’s musical instruments. The Friends of the Erben Organ, a 501(c)3 non-profit, was formed for the preservation of the landmark instrument, as well as to support educational and performance initiatives around the pipe organ and the rich history of music at the Basilica.
Orpheus Club Male ChorusOrpheus Club Male Chorus  20170904 (updated 9/4/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Ridgewood, NJ
Do you like to sing? The men of the Orpheus Club do and we are looking for new members. Please come to our Open House on Saturday, September 9, from 9:30 to 12:00 to mingle with our members and learn about our Club in a casual, no obligation setting. You will also meet our director, John Palatucci, and our pianist, Ron Levy. The Open House will be held at The Georgian Room, Care One at the Cupola, 100 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652. For more information, visit www.ridgewoodorpheusclub.org or call 201-264-4739.
Crescent SingersCrescent Singers  20170831 (updated 8/31/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Plainfield, NJ
Crescent Singers is a select chamber ensemble specializing largely in a cappella music of every style and period. Performing two or three times a year in the cathedral-like space of the historic Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, it offers an opportunity for singing diverse repertoire with an experienced group of singers. Membership is by audition only. Please contact Dr. King at 908-756-2468 or at Crescent@DeborahSKing.com for an audition.
The Fairfield County ChoraleFairfield County Chorale, The  20170831 (updated 8/31/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Norwalk, CT
Our critically-acclaimed group is now in its 55th 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.

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/. Auditions will be at Norwalk Concert Hall, Mary McCarthy Room, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT
Chancel Choir of the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian ChurchChancel Choir of the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church  20170830 (updated 8/30/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Plainfied, NJ
18-voice experienced choir drawing both from within and outside the church. Rehearsals: Sunday mornings only (9:15-10:00; service at 10:30 AM; then from 12:00-1:00 PM) from September to early June. Historic "cathedral-like" church known for its excellence in music for 75 years. In addition to the regular Sunday morning schedule, there are two to three concerts per year: Yuletide, Good Friday and sometimes May. Singers must be able to work on music outside of rehearsal. We perform choral music from many centuries with professional instrumental accompaniment as needed. Call Dr. Deborah Simpkin King at 908-756-2468 or e-mail Crescent@DeborahSKing.com for an audition. Positions open in soprano (1), alto (1), tenor (2) and bass (2) sections. Website: crescentonline.org. Location: 716 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060, three short blocks from the NJ Transit Plainfield station (Raritan Line).
Rockland County Choral SocietyRockland County Choral Society  20170830 (updated 8/30/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: New City, NY
The Rockland County Choral Society is recruiting new singers for the 2017-18 season. Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 11 at 7:30 PM at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 323 Main Street, New City, NY. We begin our 81st season under the leadership of a new, interim Music Director, Mr. Andrew Reith. For more information visit us at www.RocklandChoral.org or e-mail us at rockland.choral@gmail.com.
St. Michael's ChoirSaint Michael's Choir  20170828 (updated 8/28/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
The St. Michael's Choir, a semi-professional adult choral ensemble, is seeking volunteer men's voices. The minimum requirement for participation is the ability to read music and match pitch. Along with the enjoyment and spiritual satisfaction that comes from making music, the choir has a great sense of fellowship and camaraderie. The choir sings for regular services, holiday services and choral concerts. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7 PM until 8:30, and Sunday mornings, 9 AM warm-up; the service runs from 10 to 11:15 AM. If you are interested, please contact choirmaster John Cantrell at jcantrell@saintmichaelschurch.org to set up a simple audition to check pitch accuracy and reading ability.
Long Island Choral SocietyLong Island Choral Society  20170827 (updated 8/27/2017) 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 three consecutive Mondays, September 11, September 18 and September 25 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 2017-2018 concert schedule includes Haydn’s Harmoniemesse and Schubert’s Miriam’s Song of Triumph, Handel’s Messiah (Part I) and Orff’s Carmina Burana. New voices in each part are welcome but especially tenors and basses. In addition to attending weekly rehearsals, we encourage singers to actively participate in the organization by sharing your individual skills and talents with various committees. Interested singers are invited to schedule an audition - please contact Liz Rata at 516-580-1777, e-mail auditions@lics.org or visit our website at www.lics.org.
St. Joseph's Parish ChoirSaint Joseph's Parish Choir  20170824 (updated 8/24/2017) 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.musicdirector@gmail.com.
Kips Bay ChoraleKips Bay Chorale  20170818 (updated 8/18/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Kips Bay
The Kips Bay Chorale welcomes singers in all vocal parts as part of its inaugural season. Rehearsals begin October 4. We will be preparing for a fall concert to be performed Thursday, November 16, 2017, as well as events in December, March and April. Season highlights include a concert at Princeton University, as well as sings of the Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio and the Fauré Requiem. This semi-professional community chorus rehearses Wednesdays at 7:00 PM at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 236 East 31st Street in Manhattan. More information is available at www.kipsbaychorale.com.
Crescent Choral SocietyCrescent Choral Society  20170814 (updated 8/14/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Plainfield, NJ
Do you like to sing major choral works? Then the Crescent Choral Society is the group for you!

Dr. Deborah Simpkin King is our newly-appointed director; and our first concert with her is all-Brahms, featuring his beloved Ein Deutches Requiem, on Saturday, November 4. For this special event, we invite you to sing with the well-established Crescent Choral Society. The compact sequence of 9 rehearsals begins on Monday (weekly rehearsal evening), September 11, and includes a dress rehearsal on Friday, November 3.

If you know the Brahms Requiem and love to sing it, do come. If you have never sung it, this is your opportunity to add it to your repertoire. And, since we are doing Brahms's own two-piano scoring, we are rounding out the program with selections from his delightful Liebeslieder Walzer, op. 52, as a bonus!

In order to reserve your place in the Choral Society for the Brahms, please either provide your information in this one-minute info form, or write to Bing Bills. For further information about joining the Crescent Choral Society, please visit our website, CrescentConcerts.org. Don't miss this opportunity to sing one of the greatest works in the choral canon!
Forest Hills ChoirForest Hills Choir  20170810 (updated 8/10/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Forest Hills
The Forest Hills Choir is a well-established SATB community group of 30-40 singers, performing an eclectic, mainly classical repertoire. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 PM at the Church in the Gardens on Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills, Queens, NYC.

The choir produces a good quality sound while maintaining an atmosphere that is inclusive, welcoming, informal and fun. It is not necessary to have prior choir experience or to be able to read music. You can see and hear us performing at www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8EDBiss4Y86bt_xl28FyAbpPJhiBpXNf. Please contact Sunny at 347-742-5153 or sunnyknable@gmail.com to learn more or to arrange an audition. We would love to hear from you.
Schola Cantorum on HudsonSchola Cantorum on Hudson  20170810 (updated 8/10/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
Past Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Easy rehearsal access-- two venues: Village and Jersey City (near JSQ PATH). Auditions August 31 and September 5 (Jersey City); August 29 and September 7 (NYC); locations in NYC and NJ.

Chamber size (30-35) ensemble focusing specifically on new music of eclectic stylistic mix programmed around socially pertinent themes, woven throughout an entire season. Led by founding director Dr. Deborah Simpkin King. Tuesday rehearsals in NJ venue near JSQ PATH; Rehearsal retreats in NYC venue in the Village. The ensemble performs its full season in both NYC and NJ.

All voice parts are open by audition to experienced singers with strong sight reading skills, clear tone and excellent intonation. Solo technique is supported in the approach to ensemble tone, and soloists are selected from within the ensemble. Voices of all sizes are welcome to audition.

2017-18 Season: "When the War is Over," a year-long commemoration of the centennial of WWI armistice, featuring the east coast premiere of John Muehleisen’s oratorio But Who Shall Return Us Our Children -- A Kipling Passion, November 11 (NYC) and 12 (NJ) Other concert dates during the season: December 17; March 3 and 4; May 19 and 20.

Schola is a non-profit Choral Arts organization encompassing vocal performance, new music advocacy and education/engagement. The semi-professional performing forces are drawn together by a shared curiosity about the greater meaning of things, and by a commitment to great choral music. Schola Choral Arts is home of the internationally-acclaimed PROJECT : ENCORE™

For schedule and other info about the audition process and upcoming season, and to request an audition, visit ScholaOnHudson.org/auditions. Schola is a proud member of the New York Choral Consortium.
Children's Jazz Choir of NYCChildren's Jazz Choir of NYC  20170804 (updated 8/4/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Various *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown West
The Fall 2017 session of the Children’s Jazz Choir of NYC begins the second week of September. At the Children’s Jazz Choir of NYC, kids learn about jazz, singing technique, ensemble, performance and more. We have several small jazz choirs, as well as a pop choir. Singers get lots of personal attention and have opportunities for solos. Each full session culminates in a community performance. For videos, testimonials, current schedule and more, check out our website at childrensjazzchoirofnyc.com.
Accord Treble ChoirAccord Treble Choir  20170804 (updated 8/4/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper West Side
Accord Treble Choir will hold auditions at the end of August for the 2017-2018 season. The ensemble is specifically seeking low alto voices, but hears all voice types on a rolling basis. Accord works at a rigorous level that requires singers to learn parts independently. Repertoire consists of works for a capella treble voices ranging from Medieval chant and Renaissance polyphony to 20th and 21st century works in a wide variety of languages. Rehearsals are weekly on Mondays beginning in September and ending mid-June. Singers must commit to memorizing music and participating in all performances (2 in December, 3 in June). Auditions will be held (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.
Concord SingersConcord Singers  20170804 (updated 8/4/2017) 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. While an audition is not required, prior musical or choral experience is helpful. New members are always welcome and may be range tested. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7:15 to 9:30 PM at Calvary Episcopal Church, 31 Woodland Avenue in Summit, NJ. For more information, specific rehearsal details and updates, contact info@concordsingers.org or visit www.concordsingers.org.
MezzoMezzo  20170802 (updated 8/2/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown Manhattan
Mezzo, a contemporary, New York-based female a cappella group, is holding auditions for a soprano I. Previous a cappella experience required, and all potential auditionees should be free for callbacks on Monday, August 11.

Founded in 2014, Mezzo's ladies perform all around the city including venues like The Shrine, Pianos, The Delancey, 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.
Capital Singers of TrentonCapital Singers of Trenton  20170802 (updated 8/2/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Trenton, NJ
CST is currently welcoming new singers for the fall 2017 season. Performing a repertoire of both sacred and secular music, the chorus strives to promote the art of choral singing, enrich the cultural life of New Jersey, and serve as goodwill ambassadors for the city of Trenton through concerts, special performances, and community outreach. Singers of all voice parts are welcome, but we are particularly in need of tenors and basses. Rehearsals are held twice a month on Sunday evening at Sacred Heart Church, 343 South Broad Street, Trenton. No membership or annual fees are required. Come "test the water" Summer Sing Sunday, August 20! For more information, visit www.capitalsingers.org.
St. John Nepomucene ChoirSaint John Nepomucene Choir  20170731 (updated 7/31/2017) 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.
Twin County ChorusTwin County Chorus  20170720 (updated 7/20/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Thursday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Levittown, NY
Twin County Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International is a 50+ woman a cappella chorus. We sing in the barbershop style, and sing upbeat melodies, ballads, patriotic songs and pop songs. We are a fun group of women, looking to harmonize with you. We are looking for women with molasses-honey deep voices, silvery light voices and everything in between to join our group.

We meet every Thursday night from 7:15 to 9:45 PM at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Levittown. Please call, and join us in a few rehearsals to see if you’d like to join our group. Please check out our website, www.twincountychorus.com and our Facebook page, @TwinCountyChorus. You can call or text our membership coordinator, Bobbi, at (516) 983-2128.
Hickory Tree ChorusHickory Tree Chorus  20170720 (updated 7/20/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Stirling, NJ
Hickory Tree Chorus is an award-winning chapter of Sweet Adelines International, performing fun-filled, chord-ringing, popular music in four-part, barbershop harmony. Barbershop is a challenging, rewarding a cappella experience, and we encourage those with previous a cappella and/or musical theater experience to audition. Auditioning singers of all voice ranges year 'round. Rehearsals Wednesdays at 7:30 PM, Shrine of St. Joseph, 1050 Long Hill Road, Stirling, NJ. Contact: Amy at 908-377-1399 or info@hickorytreechorus.org.
The Long Island HarmonizersLong Island Harmonizers, The  20170608 (updated 6/8/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Westbury, NY
The Long Island Harmonizers, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, is a group of some 30+ male singers. We sing four part a cappella harmony, both for our own enjoyment and to entertain our audiences. Our chorus also performs sing-outs in the community, produces an annual show and provides quartets who entertain on Valentines Day. Our repertoire ranges from traditional barbershop to show tunes to songs from the Great American Songbook to Elton John.

If you love to sing and are looking for a place where you can be heard, look no further. Perfect your skills and have fun learning and performing music with other men who enjoy singing as much as you. No musical experience is necessary, only your desire to sing and have fun. Stop by one of our weekly chorus rehearsals, any Tuesday from 7:30 to 10 PM to hear us perform. We rehearse at Winthrop Hall of the Church of the Advent, 555 Advent Street, Westbury, NY. If you like, join in and sing with us and experience the joy of making music and fun of our chorus. It’s a no-pressure environment with a talented and personable director all intended to make you feel comfortable. For more information, please e-mail us at lihmember@gmail.com. We look forward to singing with you
Musica Viva NYMusica Viva NY  20170531 (updated 5/31/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Upper East Side
The All Souls/Musica Viva NY Choir, an ensemble of professional and semi-professional singers, presents high-quality concerts featuring works covering all periods of musical history from its beautiful home at All Souls Church in New York City. In addition to performing music during worship services on Sunday mornings, the choir is also the main feature of Musica Viva NY, 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 2017-18 season and AlejandroHernandezValdez.com for information on our choir’s Artistic Director.
The Village Singers of WestchesterVillage Singers of Westchester, The  20170530 (updated 5/30/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Rye Brook, NY
The Village Singers of Westchester will begin its Fall 2017 session on Tuesday, September 12. 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 Kathleen Theisen at kathleentheisen@gmail.com or www.KathleenTheisen.com or www.MyMusicTeacher.com or visit www.thevillagesingers.com.
Big Apple ChorusBig Apple Chorus  20170515 (updated 5/15/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
Past Silver Sustaining Member
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown
The Big Apple Chorus, NYC's longest-running men's a cappella group, encourages prospective members to attend a rehearsal. They take place Monday nights from 7 to 9:30 PM at Norman Thomas High School, 111 East 33rd Street between Park and Lexington Avenue (6 train, 33rd Street station). Confirm rehearsal times at info@bigapplechorus.org or 646-209-0127.

Known internationally for their eclectic and irreverent Barbershop interpretations of popular music, the Big Apple Chorus has received numerous awards and has performed in Russia, Canada and throughout the United States. Locally, they are famous for their Christmas performances at South Street Seaport. Their CD, The Chorus Tree Collection, is a holiday favorite in the Barbershop world.
Unsettled ScoresUnsettled Scores  20170502 (updated 5/2/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Gramercy
Unsettled Scores announces summer season auditions on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7 PM at Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th Street (Manhattan), 6th Floor, room #608.

What to prepare: Nothing. You will work with our music director(s) on some pitch-matching, vocal range, and harmonizing exercises.

What to expect: Good people who are here because we love to make music, make friends, be social, and generally have a good time. We are not a professional choir, but we do have high expectations for ourselves and strive to put on performances that we can all be proud of.

What we are looking for: All vocal ranges, preference toward basses and tenors.

We are a community choir devoted to pop and rock music. Our leadership is selected democratically, as are our songs. Our performances are a mix of full choir a capella songs, live instrument back-up songs, and small group performances. Most of our sheet music is purchased from various online resources, and we have some songs arranged by our members. We rehearse every Wednesday night, 7-9 PM, and perform three concerts over the course of a year. For the summer, we will rehearse every Wednesday, 7-9 PM, from May 10 through August 23, with our final concert on Saturday, August 26. There may be some smaller performances throughout the season with optional attendance. Dues for each 4-month season are currently set at $70, which is how we pay for our rehearsal space, music, etc. For your first season of membership, you will also buy our branded t-shirt for an additional $15. For further information, e-mail us at UnsettledScoresChoir@gmail.com.
Vocal HeightsVocal Heights  20170111 (updated 1/11/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Monday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Based in New York's East Village, Vocal Heights is a co-ed, fun group of singers that performs regularly throughout the year.

Our performances range from the local watering hole to venues like Radio City, Avery Fisher and the Prudential Center. We also perform several paid gigs a year at weddings, birthdays and recordings. Our repertoire is mostly modern and includes songs by Rhianna, Tom Petty, Queen, Pitch Perfect, etc, as well as several originals. The group won Best Original in the 2007 and 2010 New York Regional Harmony Sweeps.

We are currently looking for a bass, soprano and alto. Good harmonization skills and a strong low range are a must. Site reading skills are a definite plus. We rehearse three times a month on Mondays. Please reply to Vocalheights@gmail.com. Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vocalheights/.
Choral Union at Drew UniversityChoral Union at Drew University  20170111 (updated 1/11/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Madison, NJ
The Choral Union at Drew University is pleased to announce auditions for new tenor and bass 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 January 18. Audition times are available by appointment January 15-17, 2017. 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.
Fort Washington Community ChoirFort Washington Community Choir  20170104 (updated 1/4/2017) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Washingon Heights
Do you love to sing? FWCC a hosts a new Community Choir, rehearsing on Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 9 PM. The choir performs 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! To enroll for the Winter-Spring season or to learn more, visit www.fortwashingtonchurch.org/choir. Any questions? See our website. Then e-mail Music Director Chris Whittaker at choir@fortwashingtonchurch.org or call FWCC at (212) 568-4014.

Winter-Spring rehearsal schedule: Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9 PM on January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 18, 25 and May 2. Concert May 9, 8:00 PM. Repertoire: Handel: "Your Voices Tune" from Alexander’s Feast; Copland: Zion's Walls; Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs; Schubert: Mass in G major, D.167; Elder: "Lullaby" from Three Nocturnes; Thompson: Alleluia; Hogan: Battle of Jericho and Music Down in My Soul; ...and more! Dues are $70.00 per semester (hardship waivers available).
Union Church of Bay Ridge ChoirUnion Church of Bay Ridge Choir  20161206 (updated 12/6/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Sunday morning *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Bay Ridge
The Union Church of Bay Ridge Choir has been serving The Union Church of Bay Ridge and the surrounding Brooklyn community for over 30 years. Currently directed by pianist Dr. Nana Shi, the choir generates live musical performances for the communities in lower Brooklyn -- both young and old. Since 2015, Ms. Shi has partnered with other music organizations such as the Children’s Choral and Arts Festival of Peace in Brooklyn, and has started a summer music camp at the Union Church of Bay Ridge.

The choir consists of both volunteers and professional singers from different musical backgrounds. Being specialists in Baroque and Classical music, the group doesn’t shy away from other genres such as jazz, musical theater, and popular styles. They have been putting on concerts regularly at the church and strive to include more members, promote living composers, and make The Union Church of Bay Ridge a vital creative space for music and arts in the community. The choir rehearses every Sunday morning at 9:30 AM for the 11 AM service. The church is located at 7915 Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Please visit www.unionchurchbayridge.org for more information.
Liberty Oak ChorusLiberty Oak Chorus  20161128 (updated 11/28/2016) 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 Eileen at 856-520-4968.
The Heart of New Jersey ChorusHeart of New Jersey Chorus, The  20161029 (updated 10/29/2016) 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, SAI Certified Director. Openings available in all voice parts. We are especially looking for first and second Altos. 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.
Cantantes in CordibusCantantes in Cordibus  20161003 (updated 10/3/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Jersey City, NJ
Now in its 16th year, CIC remains the most ambitious liturgical choir in Hudson County. We sing for the 9: 00 AM Latin Mass at the historic St. Anthony of Padua Church on Monmouth and 6th in the now fashionable downtown Jersey City. Simone Ferraresi directs the mixed choir and accompanies on organ. The choir’s repertoire ranges from simple Gregorian Masses, through the glories of the Renaissance to contemporary settings. The choir generally does several orchestral Masses a year. Motets and hymns are also sung. There is a warm up at 8:30 AM before Mass and rehearsal after Mass from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Additional rehearsals are held on Wednesday evening for those who do not sight read or if, on occasion, necessary. Art Manabat, well known in the NY early music scene, acts as the choir manager and assists Simone with artistic direction. We enjoy regular assistance from veterans of the Renaissance Street Singers and have become known for the collaborative production of Tenebrae in Holy Week featuring Allegri’s Miserere. Joseph Orchard, PhD, directs the Men’s Schola which sings the Propers for each Mass from the Liber Usualis. The Men’s Schola meets at 8:00 AM before each Mass. This is a friendly group of singers, believers and non believers, who work together with a range of talents to produce a reliably impressive sound. This is also the rare opportunity to experience this music in the context for which it was composed. Call Dan at 201-406-9960 to arrange a audition. Singers are welcome too to drop in for a special feast, e.g. Christmas. Christmas Eve 2016 will feature Monteverdi’s Messa da Cappella (1641) following the composer’s directions in the original Venetian score.
Immanuel Lutheran Church ChoirImmanuel 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.
New York Youth Chamber ChoirNew 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.
Stony Brook Camerata SingersStony 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 ChoirChrist 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.
Croton ChoraleCroton 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.
The Brooklyn Community ChorusBrooklyn Community Chorus, The  20160830 (updated 8/30/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
Past 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.
The West Village ChoraleWest Village Chorale, The  20160818 (updated 8/18/2016) VAN Choir Directory listing
Past 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.
VoycesVoyces  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!
Holy Rosary Church Adult ChoirHoly 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.
Parish Choir of Saint Vincent Ferrer and Saint Catherine of SienaParish 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.
Greater South Jersey ChorusGreater 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.
Canticum Novum at Christ ChurchCanticum 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.
Turtle Bay Music School Community ChorusTurtle 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.
Long Island ConsortLong 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.
Lush TongueLush 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 ArtisAmor 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 ChorusIsland 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.
Christ Church Bordentown ChoirChrist 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 KantoreiUrban 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 ChoraleMetropolitan 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 EnchantedSing 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 EnsembleElision 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.
Voices of GothamVoices 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 ChoirChurch of Saint 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.
Bay Area ChorusBay 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 MorichesChoral Society of The Moriches, The  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.
NJWOMENSONGNJWOMENSONG  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.
Southern Connecticut CamerataSouthern 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.
Schola of St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic ParishSchola of Saint 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.
St. John's ChoristersSaint 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 ChorusBrooklyn 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.
First Presbyterian Church of Freehold Chancel ChoirFirst 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 WorkshopWorkshop, The  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.
New York Cabaret ClubNew 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 ChoraleNew Haven Chorale, The  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 ChorusHuntington 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..
Rainbow ChorusRainbow 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.
Shirah: The Community Chorus of the Kaplen JCC on the PalisadesShirah: 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 CappellaNo 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.
Village Chorus for Children and YouthVillage 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 SocietyConnecticut 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 VoycesYoung 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 SingersCanby Singers, The  20140830 (updated 8/30/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
Past 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 ChoraleZamir 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 ChoraleCollege of Saint Rose Women's Chorale, The  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, HuntingtonChorale of the Church of Saint Patrick, Huntington, The  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 SingersMelodia 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 ChoirFirst 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.
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs ChoirOur 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 ChorusNew 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 ChorusGarden 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 ChorusMiddle 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!
Grace Church Choral SocietyGrace 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 SingersNew Jersey Chamber Singers  20140730 (updated 7/30/2014) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Tuesday *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Red Bank, 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 ChoirCappella 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 ChoirCappella 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 NYA Capella Ensemble of New York  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 ChoirWest 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 ChoirMiddle 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!
Canticum ScholareCanticum 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 ChoirLong 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 VoiceGiving 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 ChoraleConnection 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 NewarkSaengerchor 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.
Saint Joseph Parish ChoirSaint 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.
Mystic River ChoraleMystic 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.
Festival of VoicesFestival 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 EnsembleKinnara 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 ChoraleOceanside 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.
AftersoxAftersox  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 SocietySaint 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 SocietyCanterbury 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 CommunitiesChorus 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 ChoirMarble Sancturay 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 ChorusesNew 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 ChorusNew 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.
Olympia's DaughtersOlympia'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 BrooklynKaleidoscope 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 BillThree 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 ChurchBrookside 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 ChoraleMiddletown 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.
The Britpop ChoirBritpop Choir, The  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.
Schola Cantorum of Holy Cross Catholic ChurchSchola 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.
Northport ChoraleNorthport 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.
The Celebration SingersCelebration Singers, The  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!
Adesso Choral SocietyAdesso 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 ChoirsEvery 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 BoychoirAmerican Boychoir, The  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 ChorusNew 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 EnsembleRenaissance 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.
Sing for Hope Youth ChorusSing 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.
TrebleTreble  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 ChorusEmpire 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 ChoraleStony 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.
Our Lady of Mercy ChoirOur 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-ChordsMel-O-Chords, The  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 HudsonHarmony 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-WestKol 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).
Rye Country Day School Festival ChoirRye 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.
MetropoliTONESMetropolitones  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 EnsembleZephyr 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 ChoraleNew Chorale, The  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 ChoralisArs 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 VoicesCharis 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.
Christ Church Bronxville ChoirChrist 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 ChoraleConnecticut 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.
Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Adult Festival ChorusHoff-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' ChoirUnited Girls' Choir, The  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.
The Village Light Opera GroupVillage 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.
The Salt and Light ChoraleSalt 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 ChoraleArcadian Chorale, The  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 Beauty Shop QuartetBeauty Shop Quartet, The  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 ConsortChrysalis 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 ChoirSaint 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 ChoirAll 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 ChoirWestfield 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 VoicesEquilibrium 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.
MusicocityMusicocity  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 EnsembleNew Carillon Ensemble, The  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 ChoirSaint 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 ChorusYouth 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 ChorusNew 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 ChoraleHudson 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 ChorusVerona Cedar Grove Chorus, The  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 SalvatonesSalvatones, The  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' ChoirElm City Girls' Choir, The  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, ManhassetChrist 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 RoundOne 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 ChorusBrooklyn 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 WomenSaint 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 ChoirSaint 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 BoysSaint 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 ExpressJersey 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.
WillowWillow  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 ChorusSomerset 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 ChoirChurch 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 SocietyGreat 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 ChurchChoir of Saint 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 ChorusLong 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) ChorusNew Jersey Associaton of Veriso Opera 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 BoysCathedral Choir of Men and Boys, The  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 SocietyMetropolitan 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 ChorusHarmony 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 ChoirRiverdale Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, The  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 ChoraleBrooklyn 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 ChurchChancel 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.
Grace Episcopal Church ChoirGrace 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 ChoirFirst 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 BronxvilleChancel Choir of the Reformed Church of Bronxville, The  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 ChoraleCamerata 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 ChoirOur 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 SocietyChoral 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 SingersWestchester 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 SocietyUlster 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 VocePro 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 ChoirPark 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 ViaMadrigalia 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 SingersMadrigal Singers, The  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.
A+ Jubliee Youth ChoraleA+ 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
CantaLyricaCantaLyrica  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 ChorusGolden 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 ChoirChrist 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 ChoirNotre 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 ChoirRainbow 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 ChorusEvergreen 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 ChorusEastern 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 802Chorus 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 ScholarsGotham 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.
Church of the Transfiguration Choir of Men and BoysChurch 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 ChurchChoir of Saint 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 ChorusLong 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 SingersClurman Singers, The  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 EnsembleAmericas 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 ChoirAmerican 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 BrioCon 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 ChoirChurch 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 SingersWestfair 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 ChurchChoir of Saints Peter & Paul Church, The  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 ChorusParkchester Chorus, The  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.
Jackson Civic ChorusJackson 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 ChoirPark 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 ChorusLower 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 ChorusOpus 118 Harlem Youth Chorus, The  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 PipersSong Pipers, The  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 SingersPrinceton Singers, The  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 SingersBronx 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 ChorusRichmond Choral Society Youth Chorus  20080827 (updated 8/27/2008) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Wednesday afternoon *** 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 HamptonsChoral Society of the Hamptons, The  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 ChorusShir 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 SingersDavidson Singers, The  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 SocietyWaldorf 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 ChoirHitchcock 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 ChorusLong Island University Chorus, The  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 SocietySaint Cecilia Choral Society, The  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 PitchpipersPitchpipers, The  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.
Sacrum ConviviumSacrum 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 SirensSirens, The  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!
The SoundettesSoundettes, The  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 ChurchChoir of Christ and Saint 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 ChoraleRidgefield Chorale, The  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 WestfieldOratorio 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).
PopayanPopayan  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 ChoirHoly 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 SingersCanopus 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.
Columbia University Collegium MusicumColumbia 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.
Friday Night GroupFriday 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 YorkWomen's Chorus of New York, The  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 NotesBlue Notes, The  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 MenMorris 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 SoundHarmony 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 EnsembleNew 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 BlessedBeyond 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.
Choir of Christ Church -- Garden CityChoir 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 ChorusGay 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 ChoristersHoly 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 ChoirScarborough 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 WestchesterCollegium 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 JerseyairesRahway 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 ChoraleCornerstone 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 SocietyMorris 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 ChoirNew 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 ChorusConnecticut 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 ChoirSaint 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 WestchesterMaster 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 ChoirSpirit of Orthodoxy Choir, The  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.
Connecticut Master ChoraleConnecticut 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 ChoirFirst 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 JerseyChildrenSong 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 ChoraleTreasureHouse Chorale, The  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 SingersHibernian Festival Singers, The  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 Church Family ChoirTrinity 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 SingersHoboken 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.
The Presbyterian Church in Westfield Chancel ChoirPresbyterian Church in Westfield Chancel Choir, The  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 EnsembleNo-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 ChoraleYorkville 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 ChordsmenWestchester Chordsmen, The  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 ChorusBrooklyn 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 ChorusBronx 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 ChoirCalvary 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.
SireneSirene  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 SingersDavid Johnson Singers, The  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 ChorusManhattanville 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 SingersRenaissance 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 ChorusAXA/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 CityYoung People's Chorus of New York City, The  20040825 (updated 8/25/2004) VAN Choir Directory listing
*** Rehearsals: Various *** Rehearsal neighborhood: Various
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 ChoirBoonton 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 LyreJubal'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 ChoraleSound 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 ConsortNew 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 ChurchChoirs 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 ChorusMetropolitan 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 ChoirSaint 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 ConnecticutMendelssohn Choir of Connecticut, The  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 SocietyRaritan 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.
CantemusCantemus  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 ChoirChurch 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 ChoirAPBA 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 ChorusNew 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 ChoirSaint 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.
DiadenDiaden  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 YorkInterfaith 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. MatthewChoir of the Church of Saint Luke & Saint 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 KantoreiSaint 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 ChoirOratory Choir, The  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 ChoraleWestchester 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)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 SingersSaint 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 LaboratoryRenaissance 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.