Auditions for membership are usually held once each season, at the
beginning of the season. However, interested singers will also be
heard throughout the year. General auditions for the 2016/2017
season are scheduled to be held on Tuesday, September 6
to 9:00 pm at St. Luke's Church in Westport.
Open rehearsals on September 13, 20 & 27 will provide additional
opportunities to audition.
Those who audition will be asked to sing a simple hymn or
patriotic song, in addition to vocal exercises to determine range.
Guidelines and Requirements of Membership
The Mendelssohn Choir operates at a professional standard of excellence.
Individuals are expected to maintain this standard by thorough knowledge
of the music.
Your audition and acceptance into The Mendelssohn Choir should reflect a
sincere desire on your part to participate in the creation of choral
music. It implies a commitment on your part to sing the compliment
of concerts in the schedule of a particular season.
Rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M., and
additional rehearsals are held during the week of the concert, as well
as sectionals scheduled throughout the season. A calendar with our
rehearsal and concerts dates is issued to all at the beginning of each
season so that singers may arrange their schedules.
Information distributed at the general auditions is available in either
Adobe Acrobat 6.0 format or MS Word. Adobe Acrobat reader is free,
to get it, click on the "Get Acrobat Reader" icon below:
You can send us an e-mail to arrange an individual audition. To submit a
request for an audition, click on the link to the left.