Sing with the Cleveland Chamber Choir!
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Choir. We hear auditions on a rolling basis throughout the season. If you are interested in being considered for an audition, please submit a solo recording of an oratorio, art song, opera aria, or spiritual that you feel shows the best qualities of your voice and a resume/CV or description of your musical background.
Following that, you may be invited for a second audition, which will consist of:
- A prepared choral excerpt
- Vocalises to get a sense of the range and color of your voice.
- Sight reading and musicianship exercises
Please submit the requested materials to Executive Director Kira McGirr at firstname.lastname@example.org
How we work as an ensemble: the Cleveland Chamber Choir is an ensemble of professional voices dedicated to preparing the finest choral repertoire and performing it the highest possible level. CCC meets for approximately 15 hours of intensive rehearsal prior to each concert. Singers are contracted on a per-concert basis, and are expected to perform a wide variety of vocal techniques. Singers receive music in advance and prepare ahead of time.
About Cleveland Chamber Choir
The Cleveland Chamber Choir provides audiences with exceptional performances of unique and diverse repertoire, blending music by living composers with six centuries of choral repertoire, and emphasizing the works of composers historically excluded from the concert hall. Since its founding in 2015, the Choir has won acclaim for inclusive programming, for partnering with community charities, and for the free concerts that ensure everyone can afford to hear world-class professional choral singing.
Throughout their eight seasons, the Choir has commissioned and/or given world or United States premieres of over 36 new works. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gregory Ristow, the Cleveland Chamber Choir brings together performing artists, administrators, audience members, and donors with the philosophy that choral music is a vehicle for good in the world that should be accessible and welcoming to all. The Cleveland Chamber Choir: More than Music.
The Cleveland Chamber Choir does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.
Cleveland Chamber Choir’s 2023-2024 Season:
Considering Matthew Shepard October 21 & 22, 2023
Holidays from the Iberian Peninsula December 16 & 17, 2023
Choral Splendor: Old & New March 2 & 3, 2024
Please direct any questions to Kira McGirr, Executive Director at email@example.com