Auditioning for Chorus Niagara

AUDITIONS! At this time you may audition via video. Read below.

Chorus Niagara invites singers with a passion for great choral music to join us!

Our 2020-21 season is filled with a variety of dramatic, exciting music! We draw singers from Buffalo, Niagara Falls, St.Catharines, Grimsby, Dundas, Ancaster, and Oakville, Brantford and everywhere in between.


Rehearsals are every Monday night from 7-10 pm at Beacon School in St. Catharines. There is an expectation that chorus members work on music at home between rehearsals in order to maintain the high standard for which Chorus Niagara is known.

Chorus Niagara often performs with an orchestra in four or five concerts per season: classical works, contemporary compositions, commissioned works, Christmas favorites, Handel's Messiah (alternate years), spirituals, operetta, opera choruses and more. Auditions are in late August/early September and on occasion throughout the year.


Prospective chorus members may sing a piece of their own choosing that features their musical ability and vocal range to the best advantage. During the audition, prospective chorus members will also be asked to sing back a short sequence of notes and to sight-read a short piece. In this period of Covid-19 personal-distancing, and while we are unable to hear prospective singers in a live audition, we invite you to send in a personal video. Perform a selection (either accompanied or a cappella) that demonstrates your voice, it is quality, and range, to best advantage. Please upload your video to Youtube as an UNLISTED video and email us the
link. Once personal-distancing has been lifted, we will be in touch to arrange a follow-up conversation with the Music Director.

Singing with Chorus Niagara is wonderful, challenging, tremendous fun and a great chance to get together in pursuit of making beautiful music! We welcome your interest! Contact our audition coordinator, Lolly Pettigrew, if you have further questions .

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221 Glendale Ave., P.O. Box 25019, St.Catharines, ON, Canada, L2T 4C4 (905) 934-5575 |

Photos by Jeff Baker; Brad Demers; Jane Jarvis; Robert Nowell Photography; Carole Tothe Photography;

and courtesy of Niagara Symphony Orchestra and FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, St. Catharines

Concert recordings by James Kent, JK Sound Studios.