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Auditions for the winter quarter will be held in early January 2016

Chora Nova auditions experienced choral singers with good sight reading skills and some vocal training, periodically throughout the year. If you wish to audition, please submit the application below and you will be notified about the next audition date.

Audition format: The audition lasts about 20 minutes and will consist of vocalizing, sight reading, and a prepared piece of your choice (accompaniment will be provided).

Performance schedule: We perform three concerts per season. Performances are in Berkeley and Walnut Creek.

Rehearsal schedule: : There is a 9- to 12-week rehearsal period prior to performances, with a single intensive Saturday rehearsal at some time during the rehearsal period. Weekly rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7:30-10 p.m. in north Berkeley. Music is distributed at or before the first rehearsal for the quarter, and singers are expected to learn it as soon as possible.

Dues: Dues are $120 for each concert set. There is an additional charge for music. You are not required to buy the music from us if you let us know that you already have some of it.

Audition: To audition for Chora Nova complete the form and click the "Send Mail" button. (In order to cut down on spam, we use reCAPTCHA to verify the authenticity of submissions.)

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