Join the Bach Society Chorus

Excellence in the Arts award recipient, Arts & Education Council

Christmas Candlelight Concert hailed as “Top 20 Live Christmas Events in North America,” BBC MUSIC Magazine

Our award-winning chorus comprises Volunteer Singers, Principal Singers and Young Artist Award Recipients, each group with varying qualifications, audition requirements and compensation.

However, all chorus members are experienced choral singers with above-average sight-reading skills who can sing well in German and Latin. Nearly all have had private voice and/or instrumental training.

Weekly rehearsals take place Monday evenings, August/September through May, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Church of St. Michael & St. George in Clayton (6345 Wydown Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105).

Auditions are also held at The Church of St. Michael & St. George.

2023-24 Season Audition Dates for Volunteer and Principal Singers:

Monday, May 22, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 from 6 p.m. to
Monday, May 30, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Volunteer Singer Auditions

If you audition to be a Volunteer Singer, we ask you to perform a classical selection in any language, not to exceed four minutes. Your audition will last about 15 minutes and will also include sight-reading, tonal memory and vocalization exercises to determine range, flexibility and correct placement in the chorus. An accompanist will be provided; please bring a marked copy of your selection for the accompanist.

Principal Singer Auditions

If you plan to audition to be a Principal (paid) singer, please verify your eligibility. If you qualify, we ask you to prepare two selections; one of the two should be an aria in a foreign language (preferably German). Your solo selections should showcase your range, timbre, flexibility, diction, expressiveness and stage presence. Your audition will last 15-20 minutes and will also include sight-reading, tonal memory and vocalization. An accompanist will be provided; please bring marked copies of your selections for the accompanist. Visit the Principal Singer page for more complete information on this opportunity including compensation details.

Young Artist Award Auditions

Tenor and Bass Young Artist Awards are still available for the 2022-2023 season. Auditions last approximately 20 minutes and include sight-reading, tonal memory, and vocalization.

For more information, please visit the Young Artist Award page.