Auditions in 2022-2023

Auditions for our musical season typically take place in late August and early January. Our fall 2023 auditions will be held on [TBD – check back in late July].

You’ll find info on our 2022-2023 season here.

We are not requiring Covid vaccination nor masks this season. Please click here to learn about how Concert Singers of Cary conducted rehearsals and performed during the pandemic.

We invite you to indicate your interest in an audition (ages 16+) via the link below, and our Membership Chair will contact you.

Audition Specifics

Auditions will be with our Artistic Director Dr. Nathan Leaf. Each audition will be about 12 minutes long. You do not need to provide an accompanist or memorize any music, our pianist Allen Bailey (or a sub) will be there too.

What to Prepare for your Audition

Symphonic Choir candidates

The Symphonic Choir is our primary large ensemble that performs in most concerts; about 110 people (rehearsals Mondays 7:30-9:30pm). Please be prepared to sing either My Country, ‘Tis of Thee (PDF) or The First Noel (PDF) (we will provide hard-copy printouts). The audition will also include vocalizing, sight reading of music, and other choral skill evaluation.

Chorale & Chamber Choir candidates

The Chorale is a large subgroup of the Symphonic Choir, used for select additional performances; about 70 people. The Chamber Choir is a select small ensemble that performs regularly throughout the season; about 35 people. Advanced musicianship and strong music reading skills are necessary. 

Those who would like to be considered for the Chorale or Chamber Choir should inform Dr. Leaf, and prepare, in addition to the Symphonic Choir requirements, the following excerpts:

For Unto Us a Child Is Born (PDF) (we’ll have a hardcopy printout for you)

-Soprano: Measures 7-18
-Alto: Measures 56-61
-Tenor: Measures 38-41
-Bass: Measures 19-25

Luminosity “But All Shall Be Well” (PDF) (we’ll have a hardcopy printout for you)

-Soprano: Measures 7-18

Beyond that, an additional prepared solo is not required. However, if you have a solo that you would like to sing for the audition, we would be happy to hear it.

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