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Join Stratford Concert Choir

The Stratford Concert Choir is an auditioned choir. We perform a

minimum of three concerts per season in December, March, and May. 

Our next auditions are May 27 and June 10.

Further dates in August and September will be announced soon.

SCC is for singers who:

  • seek a fulfilling choral experience possess music reading skills, a good ear, and the ability to blend

  • are willing to learn

  • come prepared to rehearsals

  • display a positive attitude

  • actively participate in promotion, fundraising, tickets sales, etc.

  • Members of SCC are independent learners, conscientious and prepared, team players, able to take and follow direction.

What you can expect from SCC:

  • top notch musical leadership

  • interesting repertoire

  • a challenging and fulfilling experience

  • a consistent striving towards excellence

  • Singing with SCC gives you a chance to sing great music and do it really well.

Rehearsals

  • Our rehearsals take place weekly on Monday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Avondale United church in Stratford.

  • Focus during rehearsals is placed on ensemble, intonation, blend, style, vocal technique, and musicality.

Auditions

Auditions are held in May and August by appointment.

What does the audition entail?

1. A solo piece.

a) Bring something prepared—any piece of music with which you are comfortable, a cappella or with piano accompaniment.

b) Bring an extra copy of the music for the accompanist.

2. A few music exercises.

a) singing some scales to check your range.

b) clapping some rhythms.

c) singing back a short melody.

d) sight-reading a short excerpt.

3. An assigned piece to demonstrate your ability to learn and prepare music on your own.

a) Please note that this is an unpublished work, not available anywhere online.

4. A friendly chat with the Artistic Director.

5. An interview to go over choir information, expectations, and confirm mutual compatibility.

Attention at the audition is given to your level of preparedness, rhythmic precision, intonation, and the ability to adapt to directions from the conductor.

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If you feel the SCC is for you, fill in the form below and we will contact you with an appointment and the material needed for the audition. If you have any further questions, please contact us at auditions@stratfordconcertchoir.org

Audition Registration
Audition takes approximately 20 – 30 minutes

Music Reading Skills

Background:

Please describe your musical/choral skills and give us some background of your choir/music background. (name of current choirs and/previous in which you sang (church choir, high school, university, others), instrument(s) you play, music studies, etc.):

How did you learn about the choir?

What made you decide to audition for SCC?

We’ll be in touch soon.

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