Columbia Chamber Choir

Auditions for the 2016-2017 season will take place on Tuesday evening September 6 at Broadway Christian Church. Singers should sign up in advance during Chorale rehearsals in order to be given a specific rehearsal time.  Columbia Chamber Choir members must also participate in Columbia Chorale.

Columbia Chamber Choir was established in 2014 as a subset of Columbia Chorale. Columbia Chamber Choir is an auditioned mixed vocal ensemble, established to support the organization’s mission to promote high quality choral music to the region by performing repertoire more suitable for smaller numbers.

Please contact info@choralartsallianceofmissouri.com with any additional questions or to indicate your interest.

Conductors: Emily Edgington Andrews & Nathan Fratzke
Pianist: Anthony Hernandez

2016-2017 Concerts

Missouri Composers Orchestra Project Concert

Sunday, March 19, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.

Broadway Christian Church

Columbia Chamber Choir will premiere new choral works commissioned for the ensemble at the Columbia Civic Orchestra’s annual new music concert, which features the winners of the Missouri Composers Orchestra Project and other new works supported by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.

Headed Home

Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Join the Columbia Chamber Choir for its final performance of its season with their concert “Headed Home.”  The wide variety of subjects in repertoire invites the listener to embark on a journey of personal exploration of nature and space that ends with a return to their literal or spiritual home. 


Qualifications:
Since the demands placed on the singer are great, with much of the note learning occurring outside of weekly rehearsals, individuals must possess:
– a high level of musical and vocal abilities
– a diligent work ethic and ability to work well with others
– extensive previous experience in ensemble singing

Audition Process (Currently no positions open. Check back with us in August 2017! ):

Auditions will be conducted on an individual basis. Please contact info@columbiachorale.com to indicate your interest.

Auditions will consist of:
– a portion of one prepared piece of your choice (1 minute maximum), preferably drawn from the art song, oratorio, opera, or folk song repertoire, or “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.” Memorization is not required. An accompanist will be provided.
– a sight-reading passage
– vocal agility and ear-training exercises

Location: Auditions and all future rehearsals take place on Monday evenings at Broadway Christian Church (BCC) in the Choir Room. BCC is located at 2601 W Broadway.

Session Fees:

To ensure the sustainability of Chamber Choir, session fees are an additional $25/semester. (Chorale session fees are $80/semester or $135/year)

We want Columbia Chorale and Columbia Chamber Choir to be an accessible option for all. Several payment options are offered in order to best fit your needs. Scholarship assistance is available upon request.

Rehearsals:

Personnel will be notified via email upon acceptance into the ensemble. Rehearsals will be held prior to Chorale rehearsals each Monday night from 6:00-6:45 p.m. Chamber Choir is a full-year commitment (with performances scheduled November, March, and May – some exceptions may apply).