Choral Auditions

Event time: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
Free, but register in advance
Leigh Hall (LGH) See map
435 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Audition Information

  • Prepare a short solo song or aria
  • Bring 3 copies of your music—an accompanist will be provided
  • Must demonstrate good sight-reading ability

Only one audition is required to be considered for membership in all ensembles listed below.


To schedule an audition, or for more information, email the auditions coordinator or call 203.432.9671



Yale Camerata

Marguerite L. Brooks, conductor

  • Choral ensemble of approximately 60 singers, with a special commitment to new choral music
  • Open to experienced singers from the Yale and New Haven community
  • Course credit available to graduate students
  • 2018–2019 repertoire includes works by John Tavener (Requiem Fragments), Carol Barnett (Bluegrass Mass), Josef Rheinberger (Der Stern von Bethlehem), Francis Poulenc (Gloria), Samuel Barber (Prayers of Kierkegaard), Caroline Shaw (To the Hands), Ludwig van Beethoven (Meeresstille und glückliche Farht).
  • Tuesday evening rehearsals

Yale Schola Cantorum

David Hill, principal conductor; Masaaki Suzuki, principal guest conductor

  • Internationally renowned chamber choir, performing sacred music from the 16th century to the present day, with a special interest in historically informed performance practice
  • Open to all Yale undergraduate, graduate, and professional students
  • Generous stipends offered to all singers
  • 2018–2019 repertoire includes major works by Ralph Vaughan Williams (Serenade to Music and Mass in G minor), Sebastián de Vivanco (Magnificat Octavi Toni),  George Frideric Handel (Alexander’s Feast), Ildebrando Pizzetti (Requiem), Hubert Parry (Songs of Farewell), J. S. Bach (selected cantatas), Judith Weir (In the Land of Uz), Franz Joseph Haydn (Nelson Mass)
  • New commission by Paweł Łukaszewski
  • Tour to Scandinavia

Yale Repertory Chorus and Yale Recital Chorus

  • Open to all Yale students
  • Singers earn pay or course credit
  • Eclectic repertoire with student
  • Weekly afternoon rehearsals
Open to: 
General Public