The Virginia Beach Chorale rehearses every Monday night from 7-9:30 p.m., August to May, at Thalia United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach.
Auditions for the Virginia Beach Chorale are held twice each year, in August and January, at Heritage United Methodist Church, 815 Baker Road in Virginia Beach.
The audition consists of 16 measures of a prepared solo in any genre, a range test, and a brief sight-reading exercise. The audition committee will be listening for your voice quality, tone, range, vibrato, etc. Please note: the ability to read music is an important component of membership. Please bring two copies of your musical selection, one for you to use and one for our accompanist.
Spring 2022 Auditions
Auditions for the Virginia Beach Chorale's next concert season will take place on:
January 2, 2022, 2:00 pm at Thalia United Methodist Church (4321 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452)
Please register by scrolling below for an audition time slot; walk-ins are welcome, but registration is strongly encouraged.
We have openings in all voice parts. Please note that all singers will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to participate in the Virginia Beach Chorale.
Auditions for the Fall 2023 season will be held at Heritage United Methodist Church on Sunday, August 27th at 2pm.
If you were previously a member who has taken off one year or more, you will need to sign up for an audition time slot to be revoiced only. You will not need to sight sing. Come with a prepared solo.
If you have taken only one season off (fall or spring), you do not need to revoice. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you're coming so that we can purchase sufficient quantities of music.
If you have auditioned and been accepted to Virginia Opera, Virginia Chorale, Symphonicity Chorus, VSO Chorus, a Regent University auditioned choir, Governor's School (vocal track), or the VPAA at Salem High School (Vocal Track), you are eligible for reciprocal membership without an audition. Simply fill out the form here. You can also contact Claudette Collins at email@example.com for more information. You are welcome to reach out at any time.
We currently do not plan to rehearse in masks, but that may change if Thalia UMC reinstates their mask mandate for singers.
All new members are asked to attend Member Orientation at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 28, in the choir room at Thalia UMC. Rehearsals will begin immediately after orientation at 7 p.m. Rehearsal ends at 9:30 p.m.