Downers Grove 
Choral Society

Voice Hearings

The Downers Grove Choral Society is always eager to welcome new singers! Our members have a wide range of musical experience, from high school and university choral programs to church choirs to professional engagements. If you share our love for making choral music together, discovering new repertoire, and meeting new friends, please join us this season!

 
Voice hearings are required for new members and can be scheduled throughout the season. Voice hearings for our fall concert, Reformation 500, will be held on August 14th and 21st at the Indian Boundary YMCA in Downers Grove. Rehearsals for Reformation 500 begin on August 21st from 7:30-9:45 p.m.

 

To schedule your voice hearing, click here. You can also email info@dgcs.org or call 630.515.0030.


 

 

 Voice Hearings

 

The voice hearing will involve the following (click on the blue links to print):


1) Arrive 5-10 minutes early in order to fill out the form or print out and complete the form ahead of time.
 
2) Range check
 
3) Pitch memory
 
4) Sight-reading (accompanied)
 
5) Prepare your parts for the chorus "Cum Sancto Spirito" movement 12 from Vivaldi's Gloria (measures 1-16; quarter note = c. 116 beats per minute, accompanied)