38th Season - 2021/22: by zoom appointment with our Artistic Director, until we are able to again support in-person auditions.
The Mystic River Chorale welcomes singers from throughout the area to audition! Both new members and former members who were not regular dues-paying members in the past year must plan to sing for the Artistic Director for purposes of range, part assignment and standing position.
Auditions comprise a straightforward and non-threatening evaluation of musicality, voice quality, range, and music literacy. New singers should be ready to sing a song they feel flatters their voice; popular choices include "Amazing Grace", "America the Beautiful", hymns, carols, or folk songs, in addition to songs or arias. Please bring an extra copy of your selection for our pianist.
Membership in the Mystic River Chorale is based upon the needs of the Chorale and is at the absolute discretion of the Artistic Director and Board. Items considered in accepting singers to the Chorale are availability of places in the appropriate choral part, section and group choral balance, and size of the Chorale as set by the Board.
As COVID-19 has disrupted in-person rehearsals and public performances, typically, The Chorale rehearses from 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM each Monday from September to early May, at the Union Baptist Church, Mystic, Connecticut.
The Mystic River Chorale requires a commitment from members to attend nearly every rehearsal. Members failing to meet attendance requirements may be dropped from the concert roster.
Members are required to pay annual dues and the cost of music, as well as specific concert attire. Members are also expected to participate in fundraising and in ticket sales.
Items which are considered when retaining singers in the Chorale include: singer preparation, attendance, and in support of the Chorale through fundraising and ticket sales.