Chorus rehearsals are held every Thursday Evening from 7-9:30PM on Mercer Island. Combined rehearsals with the Symphony are typically the two weekday evenings prior to a concert from 7-10PM. The combined rehearsals are held in Bellevue.
Auditions are required for entry into the Chorus. All adults 18 years or older are invited to audition.
Chorus auditions are held every August and occasionally in January.
Chorus members pay an annual choral fee of $100. Performance attire and jewelry are additional costs and vary depending on the season.
Communicating pure love to the audience through uplifting music and receiving positive responses from audience members afterward adds beauty and happiness to my life.
Renée Smart, VP Chorus
If you are interested in auditioning please complete the form below and we will contact you for a time and place to audition. Our friendly audition process includes the following:
Sing without accompaniment a hymn or prepared solo
Sight singing / tonal memory evaluation
Sing simple scales to establish vocal range
THE AUDITION COMMITTEE & RESULTS
Judges are usually comprised of experienced choral conductors, assistant conductors, and section leaders. Sometimes auditions are audio-recorded so that final review can be made by the Music Director.
While the results of an audition are confidential, not being accepted into Ensign is not an indication of your abilities. Often, space is not available for your vocal part. In fact, female voices are encouraged to bring a male counterpart voice to audition to ensure better available balance.