Auditions are held by appointment. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditioning is painless; if you can carry a tune, have a pleasant voice, have a knowledge of classical music notation, a congenial attitude and a willingness to work hard for a couple of hours a week in the West Village with like-minded people, the Stonewall Chorale may be for you!
The Stonewall Chorale is the nation’s first gay and lesbian chorus, though you don’t have to be gay to join! We are devoted to singing the great choral classics of the ages – from Medieval and Renaissance to Meredith Monk and Eric Whitacre. We love to sing and are committed to excellence…and we also have a lot of fun.
Singing with the Stonewall Chorale is a fabulous way to make new friends, explore beautiful music together and offer it back to the community. Tell us a little about yourself and we will contact you to arrange an audition.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU PERFORM?
The Stonewall Chorale is committed to singing the great classical repertoire, but we also sing an eclectic array of music from all periods and styles.
WHEN DO YOU REHEARSE?
The Chorale rehearses on Tues. evenings at St. John's in the Village (224 Waverly Place) from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
The Chorale typically holds one or two intensive rehearsals (which are usually 3.5 hours on a Sunday afternoon) are included in each concert prep period, as is a dress rehearsal before each performance. You will be notified well in advance of these sessions, and will be able to access the season schedule via your Chorus Connection calendar.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU PERFORM?
The Chorale usually performs three concerts a year, and smaller engagements from time to time.
HOW MUCH ARE CHORALE DUES?
The Chorale supports itself by member dues. The dues are $200 for the entire season (September – June) or $75 per concert period, or $25 a month, whichever works best for you. If paid in full at the start of the season you save $25!
Each Chorale member is required to sell 4 tickets per concert.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO PURCHASE AS A MEMBER?
Great news! You are not required to purchase a uniform or music — the concert attire is generally all black for formal concerts, and bright polos with black pants for more casual appearances/ pride events. Music is supplied by the Chorale.
Note: The Stonewall Chorale welcomes members of and allies to the LGBTQ community and does not base membership on sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression.