Join the Chorus – Request an Audition Today
The Rochester Oratorio Society welcomes auditions for all voice parts. Members of the community with singing experience and the ability to read music are invited to join Rochester’s premier choral ensemble.
Members enjoy the opportunity to perform a wide variety of music, including choral masterworks, new compositions and music from around the world. We frequently collaborate with leading arts organizations throughout Western New York, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, BIODANCE, the Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble, The Nazareth College Choir, and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.
Auditions are 10 to 12 minutes long, friendly and welcoming in nature. You will be asked to sing a classical song or aria of your choice, preferably in a language other than English, and a choral excerpt sent to you in advance. Singers may also be asked to sight-read, vocalize, or repeat spoken phrases. An accompanist will be provided.
Requesting an Audition
Auditions are held on a rolling basis, so don’t wait, contact us today! To request an audition, please contact the Rochester Oratorio Society Office at (585) 473-2234 or:
- Use “Auditions” in the Subject line
- Provide your full name
- Indicate your voice part
- Include day and evening telephone numbers
We look forward to having you with us!
I began singing with the Rochester Oratorio Society after graduating from college. When I found my first job in another city, I had to give up singing with ROS. Over the thirteen years that I lived in other places, I never found another chorus of the same caliber. Four years ago, I moved back to Rochester and re-joined ROS. Singing with new friends and old in ROS has brought me back full circle – I’m home again!
– Diane Hoener, Alto
Monday night rehearsal with the Rochester Oratorio Society was my weekly escape from job stress. The focus on the music presented such a different mindset from the many distractions that came with my career in teaching. Now that I am retired, this focus still appeals.
– Jane Capellupo, Alto