Our Choirs and Membership Standards

 

We offer performance opportunities for singers with a wide variety of musical skills, interests and experiences.

 

Auditions

Our Choirs

CSC Symphonic Choir (100+ voices)
The Symphonic Choir is a large community chorus with members from across the Triangle. We often sing extended choral works with area orchestras such as the North Carolina Symphony, the Raleigh Symphony, the Durham Symphony and the Triangle Wind Ensemble. The Symphonic Choir frequently collaborates with other community organizations and seeks opportunities to explore cultures, unite people and promote community.

CSC Chorale (70 voices)
The CSC Chorale sings extended choral works in a fully professional rehearsal and performance environment. This select choir performs with the all-professional Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle at the Carolina Theater and the Cary Arts Center.

CSC Chamber Choir (30 voices)
The Chamber Choir performs a cappella and small ensemble works from all style periods in various venues throughout the season. Chamber Choir members serve as the core of our 70 voice Chorale.

Membership Standards

General Requirements

  • Open to men and women, aged 16 or older.
  • Have a passion for fine ensemble singing.
  • Highly enthusiastic, conscientious, reliable, hard working and dedicated people who want to perform a wide variety of vocal music.
  • Available for at least 80% of all rehearsals scheduled in advance for a given project.
  • Available for 1-2 mandatory rehearsals with orchestra that typically occur on performance weekends.
  • Committed to the organization and willing to help out in non-singing areas where able.

Symphonic Choir

  • Have a basic understanding of music notation (recognize quarter notes, etc.) and terminology (understand piano & forte markings etc).
  • Choral experience in church, school or community choirs a plus.Willing to sing, or learn to sing, in Latin, German, Italian or any other language when provided with resources and coaching free of charge by us.
  • Available for all Symphonic Choir concerts.

Chorale

  • Strong music readers well-versed in notation and terminology.
  • Current or past private voice study is desirable.
  • Able to sing in Latin, German, Italian and French language diction with a reasonable amount of coaching.
  • Available for two or more days of concentrated rehearsal and performance.

Chamber Choir

  • Strong music readers well-versed in notation and terminology.
  • Current or past private voice study is desirable.
  • Background or interest in historically informed Baroque performance practice is a plus.
  • Able to sing in Latin, German, Italian and French language diction with a reasonable amount of coaching.
  • Available for three or more days of concentrated rehearsal and performance.

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

The Concert Singers of Cary

Cary Arts Center

101 Dry Avenue

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 249-6421

info@concertsingers.org

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