About our auditions

Singers from all sections are welcome to audition. There are frequently, but not always, vacancies in every section at the start of the season. Vacancies can occur throughout the season, as well. You may consider auditioning even if there are currently no openings in your section.  When vacancies occur, we will consult our waiting list.

We expect that our prospective members have had choral experience in a moderately advanced ensemble. Singers should be able to sing musically, with accurate pitch and rhythm, and have some sight reading ability. Some familiarity with foreign languages, especially Latin, is a plus.

How do I schedule an audition?

Download an audition application form here.  Email or mail your completed form to the Bainbridge Chorale office.
After we receive your application,  you will be contacted to schedule an audition appointment lasting approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Auditions for the  Spring 2020 session will be held by appointment on Monday evening, January 6, from 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm at:
Bethany Lutheran Church
7968 Finch Rd NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

What happens in the audition?

The Director will listen to your voice to determine your vocal range and quality, and will have you perform some basic exercises to assess your pitch matching and music reading ability. He will then ask that you sing a  familiar, brief tune. It is not necessary to prepare a piece to sing at the audition.
Acceptance into the Chorale will depend on the director’s assessment of how well your voice will fit into the ensemble, and on how many spaces are currently available for a given voice part.