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Audition Information

The 2020–2021 Season

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a new face on the ISM’s choral activities, which will take place virtually, at least for the fall semester. 

Yale Camerata

Yale Camerata will hold virtual auditions through September 8. The pandemic provides a unique opportunity to open auditions to singers from anywhere in the world. Yale affiliates and experienced singers from outside the Yale community are encouraged to audition. Led by André J. Thomas, the chorus will give a virtual Advent concert, with repertoire to include:

Stephen Paulus, The Jesu Carols and The First Nowell
Margaret Bonds, Of the Three Kings
André J. Thomas, Shout for Joy
Francis Poulenc, Quatre Motets pour un temps de Noe¨l
Michael Fink, What Sweeter Music
Moses Hogan, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King
Mitchell Southall, In Silent Night

Additional selections will be performed by the Chamber Chorus of the Camerata.

Synchronous rehearsals will be held virtually on Tuesday evenings (Eastern Time). Guest speakers will include Anton Armstrong, Pearl Shangkuan, Dale Warland, Malcolm Merriweather, Eric Nelson, and Lynn Gackle.

For additional information about Camerata or auditions, write to choral.auditions@yale.edu.

Yale Schola Cantorum

Yale Schola Cantorum will not accept new members at the beginning of the academic year. Schola may open auditions to new members when in-person singing is again possible.

Repertory Chorus & Recital Chorus

Repertory Chorus and Recital Chorus will not accept new members at the beginning of the academic year. The choruses may open auditions to new members when in-person singing is again possible.

Other Choirs 

Battell Chapel Choir, Marquand Chapel Choir, and Marquand Gospel and Inspirational Choir will be online-only during fall 2020. For more information about these choirs, write to choral.auditions@yale.edu.