Cantabile is an auditioned choir but we make the process as easy as possible.
Singers who decide to audition for choir membership should be willing, except in exceptional circumstances, to commit to a minimum of 2 years with the choir. Good music reading skills are required as is regular and punctual attendance at rehearsals. Choristers are expected to put in work at home learning and reviewing repertoire so that rehearsal time can be used most effectively.
Audition Process: Singers will be asked to initially sing with the choir at approximately rehearsals. That gives all time to see if there is a good fit. The singer may also be asked to prepare a piece of music being worked on by the choir and sing his part in a small ensemble of choir members for the Director at the 3rd rehearsal. The Director will then privately inform the singer as to whether he has been accepted for membership in the choir.
Upon being accepted for membership in the choir, payment of the annual subscription (or pro rata part thereof) and music bond is required Current subscription and bond are: $280 full subscription ($168 concession) annually or $78 per term; and a $50 returnable music bond.