Dear Prospective Chorus Member:
Hello, and thank you for your interest in Grace Chorale of Brooklyn! Donna Epstein, Amy Fontaine, Jean Kahler, and Carol Weinrod-Velez make up GCB's Membership Committee. We will be scheduling auditions for our 2019 Fall season on consecutive Wednesdays, September 11, 18 and 25; auditions take place just before our 7pm rehearsal between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Audition slots are filling up quickly! Please complete the questionnaire below to let us know which time slot works for you, and we will schedule your audition. Audition slots are filling up quickly, so we may not be able to accommodate your preferred time.
You do not need to prepare anything or bring music; our music director, Jason Asbury, will test you on range, pitch and the ability to hold harmony. It's great if you can sight-read but not at all essential. The audition will take about 5 minutes and is very low-pressure.
Our rehearsal and audition space is at Grace Church in Brooklyn Heights. The address is 254 Hicks Street, between Joralemon and Grace Court. Enter the building on Hicks Street, and head up the stairs to the rehearsal space. We will send you additional information on logistics once the date and time are confirmed. The building is fully accessible, so if you need to use a lift, please let us know.
After your audition, we ask that you be prepared to sit in on the rehearsal so you can get an idea of how we work.
Dues are $136 for the semester and includes the music fees and three complimentary tickets to our Fall concerts, which will take place the weekend of December 6, at venues in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope. This year, we have instituted a "young singers program" where we charge only nominal fees to singers under 27 who want to join. Also, financial need is never a barrier to joining. Just let one of us or our board president Eliza Hicks know and we can make accommodations.
We look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also... we need tenors! Please spread the word!
We are committed to including all people regardless of race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion.
Amy FontaineDonna EpsteinCarol Weinrod-VelezJean Kahler