Auditions

Houston Masterworks Chorus is a skilled, auditioned chorus of dedicated singers who love to make beautiful music. Thank you for your interest in singing with us!

 

 

Auditions for the 2024-2025 season will be held at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay St, Houston, 77024


Please Select Your Audition Date AND Complete the Form Below.

If these dates don’t work for you, please reach out to the  Chorus President.

 

 

Regular rehearsals begin on Monday, August 19th and are held in the Chapelwood United Methodist Choir Room, Monday evenings 7-9 pm.

 

  • Annual $100 membership.
  • All singers are required to provide selected music and wardrobe.
  • As HMC ambassadors, in addition to singing, each of us volunteer in some capacity to help us further our mission: celebrating and connecting people through the power of music. 

 

Please note – Financial scholarships available for those facing financial challenges. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Chorus President for more information. We want to make singing accessible to all!

 


 

New and Returning Singer Information

 

NEW SINGERS-  Please arrive warmed up and ready to sing. Auditions results will be released by email a week after the audition. New singers will be asked to sing:

 

1. Choose one of the following options:

a. Prepare ONE chorus from the standard choral repertoire of Handel’s Messiah (choose between Let us Break Their Bonds Asunder OR All We Like Sheep).  Rehearsal aids can be found on the Chord Perfect YouTube or Rehearsal Aid pages. Bring one copy of the score you choose for yourself.

 

OR

 

b. Prepare a song selection that may be either an art song or aria. The song should demonstrate the expressive range and flexibility of the voice, especially with regard to dynamics and vibrato. If you choose an art song or aria, please bring a copy of your piece for the pianist in the key in which the piece will be performed. The music must be placed in a three-ring binder. No loose pages, please.

 

2. We will direct you to sing a chromatic scale, ascending from Do to Sol, then descending from Sol to Do. You may choose to sing this on any syllable(s). We suggest that each syllable begin with a consonant, for example: doh-dah, or tee-tah, or solfege syllables. This gives each pitch a clear beginning to help you achieve good intonation.

 

3. We will provide and ask you to sing a short sight-reading exercise.

Required: You Must Schedule Your Audition Through the Above Sign Up Genius Links and Complete the Following Form. Thank you!

Chapelwood United Methodist Church | Choir Room

We will meet in the Choir Room - 11140 Greenbay St, Houston, TX 77024

To join HMC, please complete the following form: