Interested in joining our ranks?
At the BCS, we are always on the lookout for talented voices who are interested in joining our group. We hold auditions at the beginning of each of our semesters. The auditions are private and are conducted by Richard Riley, our Artistic Director.
Here are a couple of facts about auditions:
Auditions are held during August and January
Auditions consist of:
An interview with our Artistic Director
A short musical assessment
A sight-singing assessment
From our Artistic Director, " You do not need to prepare anything for the audition. I will ask you to sing some scales, sing some notes in a chord, sing "Happy Birthday to You" on three different pitch levels, and sight read a piece that you will have not seen before."
Depending on the needs of the chorus, we might not have openings for a particular voice type for a given concert. When you submit your application for the chorus, please note your vocal range. If we do not have a need for your voice type for the upcoming semester, we will retain your information for future opportunities.
Membership Dues: The dues for each semester with the BCS are $90.00. Of that, $20 is non-refundable and is required at registration and before we are able to provide you with your music. Payment of dues can be made by cash or by check, made out to "Burlington Choral Society" or "BCS" in person at the rehearsals. Payment in full is expected by the third rehearsal for a given concert. Special arrangements can be made on a case by case basis for extenuating circumstances.
Next Audition: The next audition will be held the evening of Tuesday, January 16, 2018, in Burlington. Please click the button below, complete and submit the form. We'll be back in touch with you.
Our Spring concert will be on Saturday, April 28th. The title of the program is Baltic Heartbeat, a collection of sacred and secular Latvian music.