Audition

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“Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire really is a space that allows you to be yourself. You don’t have to be afraid of who you are there. Because…everyone wants to see who you are!” - Deanalis R., WCTQ Member

We’re thrilled that you’re interested in learning more about joining Windy City Gay Chorus (our tenor/bass chorus) or Windy City Treble Quire (our soprano/alto chorus). Both choruses are filled with people with a passion for choral music that inspires change, celebrates diversity, and honors the dignity of the LGBTQ+ community. We welcome anyone who is interested and has a commitment to our mission to audition!

 

We're seeking new voices to create harmony with us!

Join the WCPA family! We’re holding auditions for Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire before and after rehearsals the week of 9/6 and 9/20 at 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640.
 
To sign up for an audition slot, please follow the links below:
 
Windy City Gay Chorus Auditions - Tenor/Bass (9/8 & 9/21):
 
Windy City Treble Quire Auditions - Soprano/Alto (9/6 & 9/20):
 
Please read through the sign up links thoroughly for information about COVID-19 and what and how to prepare for your audition.
 
We hope to see you there!
 

WCTQ (soprano/alto) will meet on Mondays at 7:30 pm. WCGC (tenor/bass) will meet on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm. During these gatherings, we will have rehearsals where the artistic director will teach the parts, as well as sectional rehearsals in small groups to review the notes. Plus, these meetings aren't just about music! In addition to singing together, we will enjoy social activities such as game nights, karaoke, craft nights, and other ways to continue engaging together.

WCPA ensembles are following local, state, and national guidance to contain the spread of COVID-19. In addition,  at this time, all members of WCTQ and WCGC are REQUIRED to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate in any singing or social events with the chorus.

 

Questions about participating with Windy City? Reach out to our chorus officers by email at join@windycitysings.org.

 

WCPA is a volunteer membership organization and we rely on membership dues to help pay for music, performance space, and all operational expenses. Financial assistance is available for those who need it.


WCPA ensembles are following local, state, and national guidance to contain the spread of COVID-19. In addition,  at this time, all members of WCTQ and WCGC are REQUIRED to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate in any singing or social events with the chorus.

We know that an audition can be nerve-wracking. So make sure to take a deep breath in and relax! Make sure you choose a song that highlights your voice and sing away!

Prior to auditioning, candidates may attend an open rehearsal, to experience Windy City Gay Chorus or Windy City Treble Quire in advance. These are actual rehearsals as the Chorus prepares for an upcoming concert. This will give you an idea of what to expect on a weekly basis if you become a member. Sign-ups for auditions are taken, or an actual audition may be held at the conclusion of each open rehearsal.

*Open rehearsals are on hold until we are able to meet and sing again in-person

A New Member Orientation and social event takes place after Fall auditions. This introduces you to the organization and allows you to get to know current members. If you join at other times during the season, we’ll make sure you receive an orientation as well as all of the materials you need to become acquainted with the organization. Whenever you join, section leaders in your chorus will help answer questions and help familiarize you with WCPA. You’ll also receive a Membership Handbook containing detailed information about Windy City Performing Arts and its policies.

Both choruses will rehearse from late August through December 2021.

Rehearsal Schedules:
Windy City Treble Quire: Mondays, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm 
Windy City Gay Chorus: Wednesdays, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

You will be contacted within a week of the audition, if not immediately following, depending on the audition schedule and number of auditions. We won’t keep you waiting!

We perform three regular concerts per year: Holiday, Spring, and Pride. Each concert has one performance on Saturday evening. The week preceding regular concerts is “Tech Week” when dress rehearsals and run-throughs of the concert program are held. You will be notified of any special rehearsal locations, times, and updates through announcements at rehearsals, chorus newsletters, and our members-only website.

In addition to our regular concert season, each chorus may participate in outreach performances in the Chicago area and beyond throughout the year.

 

Ready to join? Here's how to audition:

Questions about participating with Windy City? Reach out to our chorus officers by email at join@windycitysings.org.