The Columbus Symphony Chorus will hold auditions for the 2021-22 season at the Ohio Theatre, Room 1 on the lower level, on Tuesday, August 17 and 24, at 6:30 pm each evening.

To schedule an audition, interested parties should contact Chorus Director Ronald Jenkins by email at

Each audition will last 8-10 minutes and consist of the following:

  1. The auditionee will prepare and sing a prepared piece of classical music of their own choosing—a simple piece is very acceptable. The purpose is to demonstrate the person’s voice and musicality. An accompanist is provided. Auditionees should bring three copies of the music—one for the pianist, one for the chorus conductor to follow, and one for themselves. Memorization is not necessary.
  2. Each person may be given ear-training/testing (repeating intervals) and be asked to vocalize.
  3. Each person may be asked to sight-read, often a Bach chorale.

Auditionees will be notified by email by August 27. If accepted for the chorus rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7:15-9:45 pm in Room 1 of the Ohio Theatre. Chamber Chorus rehearsals will begin August 31 and Full Chorus rehearsals will start at a later date to be announced.

In the 2021-22 season, the Chamber Chorus will perform Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St. John Passion and Durufle Requiem. The full chorus will perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony as well as additional works next season including Puccini’s La Boheme and Liszt’s Dante Symphony.

To insure the safety of all participants the chorus will continue to follow appropriate health guidelines for all rehearsals and concerts.