Auditions

Auditions for the 2017-2018 Season

Auditions for new and returning singers will take place at
First Presbyterian Church of Richardson on
Monday evenings, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, August 7 and 14

Audition #1: For ALL singers

Plano Civic Chorus requirements:

  • Prepare and sing the selected piece of music, Widmung (in English), available for download here:
  •  Sopranos and tenors will sing the HIGH version, altos and basses the LOW version.
  • Successfully complete a sight-reading exercise.
  • New singers only: Complete a short written music theory quiz.

Audition #2: ONLY for singers auditioning for the new Plano Chamber Chorus:

  • Complete Audition #1 for the Plano Civic Chorus, plus
  • Prepare and sing an additional solo or aria of your choice, in a classic style.

Both auditions will take place in the same 8-minute time slot. Please bring ALL music to your audition.

The goals of the audition process are to raise the level of musicality throughout the chorus and to achieve an even better balance within each section. Debra Scroggins, PCC Composer in Residence, and I will hear each audition and will strive for thorough professionalism, fairness, and objectivity.

About the new Plano Chamber Chorus:

  • Membership is limited to no more than 6 singers per section.
  • Chamber Chorus singers MUST be members of the Plano Civic Chorus.
  • Chamber Chorus will be featured in concerts throughout the 2017-18 concert season
  • Chamber Chorus rehearsals will be held Monday evenings at 9pm, immediately following Plano Civic Chorus rehearsals.

NEW Monday evening rehearsal schedule:

  • 7:00 – 8:45pm     Plano Civic Chorus
  • 8:45 – 9:00pm     Announcements and break
  • 9:00 – 9:30pm     Plano Chamber Chorus

Chorus members are expected to:

  • Commit to the chorus’ formal concert season
  • Attend 80% of rehearsals before any given concert
  • Pay $125 yearly membership dues (prorated to $62.50 for members joining in January)
  • Purchase concert attire (details to follow)