Join the Choir

Auditions

The Bach Festival Choir holds auditions for new choir members each summer for the following season, and occasionally throughout the season as needed. Candidates will be asked to sing scales, match pitch, and do a sight-reading exercise. In addition, choir hopefuls must prepare one song that is classical in nature—it can be a hymn—and bring an extra copy of the music for the accompanist. The Bach Festival Society’s Artistic Director and Conductor, Dr. John V. Sinclair, hears all auditions.

To schedule an audition, please fill out the following Choir Interest form and submit. Also, please send a small digital photo with light background to choir@BachFestivalFlorida.org.

Please email choir@BachFestivalFlorida.org if you have questions.

Rehearsals

The choir rehearses weekly on Monday nights from 7:30pm to 9:30pm on the Rollins College campus. Additional sectional rehearsals and workshops are held throughout the performance season. The choir schedules several additional rehearsals with the Bach Festival Orchestra during the week prior to each performance and at other times as needed. Choir members are expected to commit to attend all rehearsals.

Expenses

There are no dues for members of the Bach Festival Choir. Choir members are asked to purchase the music performed during the season, which is theirs to keep. Singers are also asked to purchase a large-format black choral folder, which is theirs to keep.

Performance Attire

Choir members are expected to wear specific performance attire.

Ladies:

  • Black dress and jacket (purchased through the Bach Festival Society Office) 30″ simulated white pearl necklace (purchased through the Bach Festival Society Office)
  • Black shoes with heel strap

Men:

  • Black tuxedo
  • Black bow tie and cummerbund
  • White tuxedo shirt
  • Black socks and shoes