St. Louis Symphony Chorus
Audition Information

Scheduling an Audition

Periodically, 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. Contact the Chorus Manager for more information.

Auditions will be held on January 10, 2023. If you are interested in auditioning, please check back closer to the date for a sign-up opportunity.

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.

Sight reading examples

Auditions are heard by the chorus director and chorus manager and an accompanist is provided. The entire audition will last ten minutes.

Audition form

New singer audition info

22/23 season calendar

Note that all musicians, singers, and audience members must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

vaccination policy

Paid Positions

At this time there are no paid positions 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.

2022/2023 Repertoire

The repertoire for the chorus for this season is

  • Francis Poulenc | Stabat Mater and Final Scene from Dialogues of the Carmelites | October 21-22, 2022
  • Gustav Holst | The Planets | November 18-20, 2022
  • G.F. Handel | Messiah | December 2-4, 2022
  • Felix Mendelssohn | The First Walpurgis Night | March 10-11, 2023
  • Hector Berlioz | The Damnation of Faust | May 5-6, 2023