Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus have a long and proud history in Seattle, across the nation and within our own LGBTQ and allied community. When you join SMC or SWC, you become a part of an institution which is dedicated to musical excellence and PRIDE. We work VERY hard. Through this hard work we provide our members and the community with a source of personal and community pride resulting in a positive impact on LGBTQ people throughout Washington State.
When do you rehearse?
SMC Rehearsals are on Monday evenings from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
SWC Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
All rehearsals are held downtown Seattle at the Seattle First Baptist Church.
In addition to weekly rehearsals, the artistic director may schedule one extra evening rehearsal and one (or more) Saturday rehearsal per quarter. The week of a concert you are expected to attend tech rehearsal and dress rehearsals in addition to the regular rehearsals for that week.
How much time am I committing to?
Rehearsals and performances are a major commitment of time and energy for each person, plus the time you commit to on your own reviewing and memorizing music. We need to know that all our members are able to make the commitment to maintain and improve our artistic and organizational standards. There are also opportunities to volunteer time at fundraising events, on various organizational committees, etc. Becoming a member does not mean you have to sing in every concert of the season. Members are able to go on leave when needed.
What repertoire do the Choruses perform?
The Choruses are committed to performing a wide range of musical styles, from classical to popular.
What are my financial obligations?
Member Dues - once a quarter $75 ($25 for those who need assistance or the option to waive if needed)
Chorus Attire - All performing members are required to provide their own performance attire. For SMC this is a standard tuxedo. For SWC this is a custom costume that is ordered the first month of each quarter.
Retreat - We hold a weekend retreat out of town once a year in Nov for SMC and Jan/Feb for SWC. The weekend consists of 4 rehearsals and a lot of time to socialize! The cost can range from $25-$350 (includes lodging and some meals).
Financial assistance is available through our Member Assistance Program. No one will be turned away from our chorus membership for inability to pay.
What are COVID-19 Protocols or Requirements?
All singing members are required to show proof of full vaccination with at least one booster in order to participate. Masks are optional and at the discretion of individuals for both rehearsals and performances. Enhanced air purification systems are in place in rehearsal space and backstage at concert venues.
Seattle Choruses follows CDC guidelines and community standards and we will continue to review our protocols, keep abreast of the latest trends in the pandemic and evolve our mitigation.
To sign up for an audition time, or to submit your name and contact information to receive notification of future auditions, please fill out the form below.
The dates of auditions are firm due to the availability of the artistic team. Alternative dates are not possible. Thank you for understanding.
Held at Seattle First Baptist Church.
Time slots will be assigned between the hours of 6-10 PM.
A follow-up email closer to audition date will provide more information and assigned audition times.
2022-2023 Seattle Men's Chorus Auditions:
2022-2023 Seattle Women's Chorus Auditions:
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