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St. Louis Symphony Chorus Audition Information

 

Preparing for the Audition

Singers are asked to perform a classical selection from memory (art song, opera or oratorio aria, sacred piece or classical music theater solo). The piece may be in any language.  Singers will also be asked to sight read and vocalize.The sight reading selection is usually a brief excerpt from an 18th or 19th century choral work. Vocalizing will further demonstrate range and flexibility and help determine possible placement in the chorus. Auditions are heard by the chorus director and chorus manager and an accompanist is provided. The entire audition will last ten minutes.

Please click here to learn more about the audition process, view a calendar of the coming season, access a form to be completed and brought along to the audition, the COVID-19 vaccination policy of the SLSO, and sample sight reading excerpts used in previous audition cycles. Note that all musicians, singers and audience members must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Scheduling an Audition

There are openings in the St. Louis Symphony Chorus for qualified singers to perform with the orchestra and chorus and work with distinguished, internationally-known conductors. This will be the final season for our chorus to sing under the leadership of Amy Kaiser. You don't want to miss this! Call the manager at 314-286-4108 or email susanp@slso.org if you have questions.

Auditions for new singers will be heard on Tuesday, October 19, 5:00pm-7:00pm and Thursday, October 21, 5:00pm-9:00pm at Powell Hall. Please click on the desired date and select your time slot.

Paid Positions

A limited number of paid positions are available.  These are reserved for singers with strong experience as soloists with large ensembles. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is a world-class orchestra; anyone selected as a paid singer should be able to perform as cover soloists at this level. The SLSO performs mainly in the 2,700-seat acoustic of Powell Hall, without amplification. Paid singers must be strong enough to project over the orchestra. Paid singers also must have excellent musical skills, including sight reading, and must be available for all performances.

2021/2022 Repertoire

The repertoire for the chorus for the upcoming season will be announced soon!