New Member Information
will continue throughout the year, but if you are interested in joining, please contact us
as soon as possible.
First rehearsal for 2013 is on Tuesday 29th January.
We frequently have positions becoming available because of members
leaving to have babies, going to work in another
city, taking time off for an extended overseas trip and a host of other
In the interests of maintaining a balanced choir, successful applicants
may be placed on our waiting list rather than
being admitted immediately.
Email email@example.com or telephone (07)
3300 1932 to discuss an audition.
Stress Free Auditions???
Brisbane Concert Choir
aims to make the audition process as painless as possible, while still
a high standard of choral singing.
normally suggest that you sing in one or two rehearsals
before being auditioned. This
gives you a
to see how the group works, and the opportunity to meet us socially, before
deciding whether or not
to audition. You
will be given music to sing from for each rehearsal. This music must be
handed back to the
librarian before you
leave each night (until you have successfully auditioned and been
accepted into the choir).
We don't usually go beyond two rehearsals before
auditioning, as this can create unrealistic
success at the audition. (The hall is open from approximately 6pm and we
begin singing at 6.15pm).
Auditions are normally held on Tuesday nights immediately after
rehearsal finishes at 8.45pm.
We hold auditions as and when required,
although we prefer to concentrate them at the beginning of each
concert season. But if you have just arrived in Brisbane, can sing and
read music, and are looking for a great
choir to sing with then contact us without delay.
St Andrew's Uniting
Church Hall (Cnr Creek and Ann Streets, Brisbane). Entrance to the Hall
is on Creek Street.
What do I need to prepare?
You can sing any song of your choice for the audition. Choose one with
which you are very familiar, so that
you can concentrate on producing the best sound possible, even though
you might be feeling a bit nervous.
You may sing from memory or with music. If the song requires an
accompaniment, please bring along a copy
for our accompanist to play from.
What else is required at the
In addition to your own choice piece, you will be asked to
sing scales up and down with the piano
Debra, our Musical Director, can assess your vocal range, and the timbre
of your voice in various parts of your
You will also be asked to sing notes from within chords
played on the piano.
you will be asked to sight read music of approximately
hymn book standard. The piano will
be playing with you. This is
the section of an audition which causes anxiety in most people. Just
have a go. Many existing choir members were not proficient sight readers
when they first auditioned. From our
point of view, it is a relatively minor part of the audition. Some
people learn best by ear and use the notes as
a reminder. Sight reading is a skill which can be learned by most
people. We would much rather take on a
singer with a good voice and poor sight reading ability, compared to one
with a poor voice and good sight
How long does it take?
An audition normally takes less 10 to 15 minutes.
When will I find
out if I have been accepted?
This varies depending on how many applicants we have at any given time
and on a number of other factors.
If we cannot give an immediate answer, we will advise you at the
audition of the expected delay before you
receive a call.
We have a moderate turnover of members from time to time due to work and
so there are frequently openings available. If not, we will happily place
your name on our waiting list
following a successful audition. We look forward to hearing from you!
and share in the joy of making music!