Auditions

The Seattle Symphony Chorale is looking for talented singers!

We have openings for experienced choral singers (all voice parts) and will be holding auditions on Saturday, February 8th, 2014. To be considered for an audition, please click here to complete the online application form. You do not need to contact us after applying online. Upon receiving your application, we will review it and contact you with possible audition times. Materials will be provided upon audition invitation.

Audition requirements are as follows:

  • Prepared solo, about two minutes in length, preferably an art song or aria that showcases your voice.
  • Prepared melisma from For Unto Us a Child Is Born from Handel's Messiah. (Measure numbers are approximate.)
    • Sopranos: measures 13 - 18
    • Altos: measures 56 - 61
    • Tenors: measures 38 - 41
    • Basses: measures 19 - 25
  • Prepared quartet by Mozart for a blend check
  • Vocal exercises
  • Sight reading


Auditions are typically 15 minutes long. Most auditions take place at Benaroya Hall downtown Seattle, however there may be exceptions based on hall availability.

Thank you for your interest!

About the Chorale

The Seattle Symphony Chorale, the official chorus of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, was founded as the Seattle Chorale in 1953 by Leonard Moore. The Chorale began its formal affiliation with the Symphony in 1976 and now consists of approximately 120 volunteer singers chosen by audition.

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