We welcome new singers!
Membership in the Choral Society of Pensacola is open by audition to everyone age 16 and older regardless of race, ethnic origin, national origin, gender, gender expression/ identity, sexual orientation, religion/creed, marital status or military status. A singer with physical disabilities which do not prevent the singer from producing good vocal sounds will be assisted in every way practical.
Membership is granted to applicants who successfully pass their auditions and requires a commitment to rehearsing and performing the entire concert season, which runs from mid-August until May. Membership renews automatically, although the artistic director reserves the right to deny membership to anyone on artistic grounds and/or to require re-auditions of any or all members.
Regular auditions are usually conducted in early August and early January, but individual auditions can be scheduled all year round by phoning the artistic director at 850-484-1810. No preparation is necessary. Applicants must demonstrate an adequate vocal sound and technique, as well as an adequate musical ear.
Our next auditions are set for Saturday, August 10 from 10 AM until noon in the Ashmore Fine Arts Center (Building 8) at Pensacola State College (1000 College Blvd.). For further information or to set an audition time, email Charlie Smoke: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dues are $100 annually. Financial situations can be addressed by submitting a brief, confidential letter to the Executive Director. Any college student currently enrolled in a collegiate vocal ensemble or studying voice privately will receive a dues waiver.
Members must purchase their own copies of Handel’s Messiah; other music is included in dues.
Rehearsals take place Mondays at 7 PM (mid-August through early December, mid-January through May) in the band room of the Ashmore Fine Arts Center (Building 8) at Pensacola State College (1000 College Blvd.)