We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic singers who respect our mission. If you have a love for singing the great music of the Christian church, then we would love to join your voice to ours!
Please visit our Audition Request page to arrange for an audition. Auditions take place throughout the year on an as-needed basis. No particular preparation is necessary.
Although previous choral singing experience is suggested, sightreading and interval recognition are not hard requirements. The ability to catch on quickly is much more important.
Member dues are $125 annually. Scholarships are available as needed; we never turn away anyone for financial reasons.
Our year is broken into two semesters. In the Fall, from September through December, we focus exclusively on perfecting our Christmas concerts. We then return again in January to prepare one or sometimes two concerts in the Spring, ending in mid-May.
Rehearsals are offered each week, generally on Sunday afternoons from 3:00–5:30pm at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, Seattle in downtown Seattle. In addition, one Saturday each semester is dedicated to an all-day workshop focused on intensive study of our music.
Members should plan on attending the workshops and at least 80% of the rehearsals, and are expected to work on learning their parts prior to each rehearsal.
Concert attire is a standard black tuxedo for men and a common black dress for women. Members are responsible for purchasing their attire prior to their first concert.
The Sacred Music Chorale offers a friendly and supportive environment for learning. Online rehearsal tracks are available at the start of each semester to help learn notes.
The Chorale opens solo opportunities to any member who is willing to audition. One of our recent performances for example featured eight separate soloists!
We professionally record at least one concert each season, and each participant is presented with a nicely mastered copy of this recording on CD at the start of the following semester.
We have the privilege of performing with a wide range of local musicians, from small orchestral ensembles to brass quintets, enriching the beauty of our music.
Sheet music and a black performance folder are included as part of the member dues. The Chorale maintains a library of past works to draw from.