Chorus

Auditions

The Columbus Symphony Chorus will hold mid-season auditions at the Ohio Theatre, in Room 4, Galbreath Pavilion, on Monday evening, January 16, starting at 6:30pm. 

To schedule an audition, interested singers should contact Chorus Director Ronald Jenkins by email at rjenkins@columbussymphony.com.

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.

If accepted to the chorus the new singer’s first rehearsal will be Tuesday, January 17 at 7:15 pm in Room 1 of the Ohio Theatre. 

All auditionees must be fully vaccinated, including boosters, and must bring a copy of their vaccine card to the audition. All those auditioning must wear a mask to the audition but may remove it to sing. 

The chorus will begin preparing for the final concert of the season on May 19 & 20, which will include works by Handel, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Britten, and Stephen Paulus.