We will arrange a convenient date with you, usually on a Friday evening before a rehearsal. You will have a week or two to prepare for the audition because we will send you the music in advance.
There is no sight-reading test but you will be expected to read music well enough to learn your part of a four-part choral piece.
Prospective singers need a voice which is strong, pleasant in tune and has a range of at least two octaves - as a rough guide, sopranos low B to high B, altos low F to high F, tenors as sopranos but an octave lower, basses as altos but an octave lower.
At your audition to join Crouch End Festival Chorus you will sing to our music director David Temple and principal accompanist Peter Jaekel. They will want to hear your prepared audition pieces as well as find out your vocal range and listening skills with some scales and vocal exercises.
This video gives you a taste of what your audition will involve.
Please remember that you will be assessed on this audition, so warm up your voice as well as you can. Our music director David Temple does not usually hear people more than once, so if you are not feeling well or prepared enough to give it your best shot, then it is better to postpone the audition.