Auditions

OPEN Rehearsals

September 10 and 17 at 7 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 and Tuesday, September 17, 2019 mark the start of rehearsals for our next concert, and we want you to join in the fun! These two open rehearsals are open to everyone who is thinking about auditioning to be a part of SVGMC.

Rehearsals start at 7 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church (1100 Shasta Ave, San Jose, CA 95126).

 

We've Got a Part for You! Audition for SVGMC!

Sensational Singing: The power of voices lifted in song to inspire a diverse community through musical excellence and collective pride.

Generous Hearts: Outreach and community service are a hallmark of out and proud gay men.

Deep Friendships: Forged by a love of music and a shared collective experience, fellowship of chorus brothers.

If you decide you want to join us, we will hold auditions after the second rehearsal.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals are held Tuesday nights at 7 PM - 10 PM during the regular season (September - June), usually consisting of three concerts per season: Winter, Spring, & June (Pride month).  We meet at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Downtown San Jose (1100 Shasta Ave., San Jose, CA).

 

 

Preparation

You do not need to prepare music for your audition but you might come ready to sing an excerpt from a favorite song. Our Artistic Director will guide you through some vocal exercises to determine your vocal range, and whether you can match pitch. No need to be nervous. The process is painless! We promise!

Do I need to know how to read music?

The ability to read music is not a requirement for membership in SVGMC, but it's definitely advantageous because SVGMC rehearses and memorizes music using written scores. On that basis, the Artistic Director will want you to sight read some simple sheet music. Since some of our members learn their music by ear, we also provide MP3 rehearsal files. Every rehearsal begins with vocal exercises to warm up our voices, develop proficiency, and facilitate voice blending.