BECOME A CHORISTER
The Vero Beach Choral Society is a community-based, intergenerational ensemble that sings choral art music from the Renaissance through the 21st century. Our repertoire generally includes at least two large-scale, multi-movement works per season. In addition, we organize smaller performance groups that appear at various civic and private events around our community – with the objective of raising additional funds for our important scholarship programs.
Recent major concerts have included works as diverse as Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit pour Noel, Morten Lauridsen’s lux Aeterna, and John Rutter’s Magnificat. These large works are supplemented by shorter choral motets, anthems, spirituals, and folk song arrangements which lend a great deal of interest and variety to the society’s programs. In addition to singing a cappella works, the Society is often accompanied by a variety of instruments, from piano or organ to strings and/or wind ensembles.
The Society is an auditioned choir whose members are able to read music and have some choral experience. Choristers pay modest dues on an annual basis. The dues help to offset the cost of music and instrumentalists for performances. Rehearsals start in August for the Holiday performance and again in January for the Spring concert. Auditions are held at The Community Church of Vero Beach, the home of the VBCS, the week before rehearsals begin.
There is no need to prepare an audition in advance. Auditioning choristers should plan to come to a rehearsal and audition immediately after. The audition materials are drawn from the rehearsal immediately prior and include other vocal range and quality exercises.
The VBCS always welcomes new members!